If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.
If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.
If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.
If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward
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"Daily Devotions" (KJV and/or NLT)
This will be My name forever; it has always been My name, and it will be used throughout all generations. (Exodus 3:15)
God revealed Himself to Moses as "I AM." Through this name, God introduced the concept that He is unchangeable. He identifies Himself with that incredible statement: "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:14, NIV). The use of the present tense in I AM means that the God who met Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was the same God who met Abraham and Sarah and gave them a son---and He is the same God who acts on our behalf today.
God never changes in His essential being, never varies how He reacts to sinful man, to man's repentance, or to man's worship. Sin and unbelief always displease Him; obedience and faith always warm His heart.
God's unchanging nature applies to all of His attributes as well. We are exceedingly glad that His love, grace, and mercy are unchanging. We appreciate the fact that His holiness cannot change. Emotions or circumstances do not affect God's nature.
The fact that we can depend on God's unchanging nature is tremendously reassuring for us today. We must admit that at times we violate one of God's unchanging attributes, such as His holiness. But we know that when we repent, His unchanging grace brings us forgiveness and favor. We can proclaim God's message of love and forgiveness without fear that God will change the rules the next day.
"The Patriot Post"
"With respect to the two words 'general welfare,' I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." -- James Madison
"Our struggle for nationhood, our unrelenting fight for freedom, our very existence -- these have all rested on the assurance that you must be free to shape your life as you are best able to, that no one can stop you from reaching higher or take from you the creativity that has made America the envy of mankind." -- Ronald Reagan
FAITH AND FAMILY
"Last August, Pastor Rick Warren stumped then-Sen. Barack Obama with a seemingly simple question. 'At what point,' asked Warren, 'does a baby get human rights, in your view?' 'Well, I think that whether you're looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade,' said Obama. It turns out, however, that an even simpler question once stumped the very person Obama now pays to give him advice about science: When does a human become a 'human being'? John P. Holdren is director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In 1973, he co-authored a book -- 'Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions' -- with Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich. ... The Ehrlichs and Holdren conclude ... by noting that legal scholars do not believe humans are constitutionally recognized as 'persons' until they are born. But the authors don't clarify when exactly, in their view, a developing member of the species homo sapiens ultimately turns into an actual 'human being.' ... The first meaning of 'being,' according to the Webster's Online dictionary, is 'the quality or state of having existence.' By definition, as soon as a human exists, he or she is a 'human being.' The abortionist, whose evil cause the White House science adviser championed, may succeed in terminating a human being's life on this planet. Undoing that child's humanity or the existence of his immortal soul are -- as Obama himself might put it -- above his pay grade." -- CNS News editor in chief Terence Jeffrey
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
"You note that the socialized medicine bill is over 1,000 pages. The Declaration of Independence is two pages, and the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, is about a dozen pages. Proves that if you can't dazzle them with brilliance you baffle them with bovine manure." -- Cheyenne, Wyoming
THE LAST WORD
"[B]y year's end [Obama] will emerge with something he can call health-care reform. The Democrats in Congress will pass it because they must. Otherwise, they'll have slain their own savior in his first year in office. But that bill will look nothing like the massive reform Obama originally intended. The beginning of the retreat was signaled by Obama's curious reference -- made five times -- to 'health-insurance reform' during his July 22 news conference. Reforming the health-care system is dead. Cause of death? Blunt trauma administered not by Republicans, not even by Blue Dog Democrats, but by the green eyeshades at the Congressional Budget Office. ... Whatever structural reforms dribble out of Congress before the August recess will likely not survive the year. In the end, Obama will have to settle for something very modest. And indeed it will be health-insurance reform." -- columnist Charles Krauthammer
"Nashville City Paper"
Throw the bums out!
I firmly believe we are on the threshold of the greatest revival in all of history. It is to reclaim and reinsert into the fabric of society the Judaic-Christian principals of government that made our country the freest and most prosperous nation in all of history.
It is the concept that ALL rights and powers lie with the people. That government and all our public institutions are created by the people to help them protect and preserve their right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of their individual and combined happiness.
This revival is not happening in our churches, synagogues or government citadels. This revival is taking place in the city squares, parks, on the highway and byways of the world. You can call them whatever you like: tea parties, rallies, demonstration or marches.
It is not planned centrally but is a spontaneous outpouring of millions of people the world over. It is against the “Satanic New World Order” that seeks to enslave all of the people of the world into it’s totalitarian grip, from the cradle to the grave.
This revival is being lead by the plumber, carpenter, shoemaker and the candlestick makers. Yes, it is a movement from the bottom up, not from the top down.
The tea parties in Murfreesboro and Nashville were awesome. Thousands came out. The central thought present at each rally that I have attended, is: “Throw the bums out!”
Clarence Jaeger, 37129
Comment posted by Chuck Sproull on petition to Lodi California Mayor to Allow
Prayers "in Jesus Name"
Let's look at the big picture. Several centuries ago, honest Bible-believing people who lived in tyrannical monarchies in Europe and England, began migrating to America because they wanted freedom of religion (freedom from official government-controlled religions and religious-controlled governments).
The original context meaning of Jefferson's "Wall of Separation between Church and State" was to prevent a particular religion from becoming the official state religion in America. In other words, it was to separate the administration of government and religion, but was not intended to separate God's influence in our government or in the regulation of our society. This is why our Founders wrote our Constitution and Bill of Rights (especially the 1st Amendment).
Unfortunately, uneducated people like ACLU try to dishonestly use Jefferson's "Wall of Separation..." out of context to prevent the exercise of religious freedom in Government tax-payer funded facilities and public schools. But the truth is this, when people in Government (or corporate) leadership positions allow their employees freedom to express Christian-based beliefs, it should never be construed as "State endorsement" of that religion, it is just allowing us to exercise our 1st Amendment rights.
Chuck Sproull, Springville IN
"Americans For Prosperity" - "Tele-Town Hall" with Senator DeMint and Congressman Bachmann
Activists like you are rocking town hall meetings across the nation opposing the health care takeover.
The Obama Administration and their hard Left friends are hitting back hard. There’s talk of the “public option” being dropped from the legislation.
Given how fast moving the health care battle is and how crucial you are to winning, we’re hosting another national a tele-townhall with Senator Jim DeMint of South Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann tomorrow night.
As you know, Americans for Prosperity members and taxpayers have been turning up the heat at town halls and rallies across the nation during the Congressional recess. Many of you are asking us what else you can do now to win this battle for our freedom and many folks are asking for an update on all that’s happening.
So we thought the best people to answer your questions would be these two great free market leaders who are fighting the good fight in Congress.
Please join us Tomorrow, August 20th, at 8:00 pm ET, for this exciting, informative and interactive tele-town hall call with Senator DeMint and Congresswoman Bachmann.
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Hey There Obama (Drink the Kool Aid)
In God We Trust, not Pharoah (not Obama)
From a sermon at a Virginia church. Gen 47: 13-27
Good morning, brothers and sisters; it’s always a delight to see the pews crowded on Sunday morning, and so eager to get into God’s Word. Turn with me in your Bibles, if you will, to the 47th chapter of Genesis; we’ll begin our reading at verse 13, and go through verse 27.
Brother Ray, would you stand and read that great passage for us?…
Thank you for that fine reading, Brother Ray.. So we see that economic hard times fell upon Egypt, and the people turned to the government of Pharaoh to deal with this for them. And Pharaoh nationalized the grain harvest, and placed the grain in great storehouses that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh, like a great tax increase, and gave it all to him willingly in return for grain. And this went on until their money ran out, and they were hungry again.
So when they went to Pharaoh after that, they brought their livestock – their cattle, their horses, their sheep, and their donkey – to barter for grain, and verse 17 says that only took them through the end of that year.
But the famine wasn’t over, was it?
So the next year, the people came before Pharaoh and admitted they had nothing left, except their land and their own lives. “There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our land. Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh.”
So they surrendered their homes, their land, and their real estate to Pharaoh’s government, and then sold themselves into slavery to him, in return for grain.
What can we learn from this, brothers and sisters?
That turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider in hard times only leads to slavery?
That the only reason government wants to be our provider is to also become our master?
But look how that passage ends, brothers and sisters: “Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt , in the land of Goshen. And they gained possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly.”
God provided for His people, just as He always has! They didn’t end up giving all their possessions to the government, no; it says they gained possessions!
But I also tell you a great truth today, and an ominous one. We see the same thing happening today – the government today wants to “share the wealth” once again, to take it from us and redistribute it back to us. It wants to take control of healthcare, just as it has taken control of education, and ration it back to us. And when government rations it, then government decides who gets it, and how much, and what kind.
And if we go along with it, and do it willingly, then we will wind up no differently than the people of Egypt did 4,000 years ago – as slaves to the government, and as slaves to our leaders.
What Mr. Obama’s government is doing now is no different from what Pharaoh’s government did then, and it will end the same.
A lot of people like to call Mr. Obama a “Messiah,” don’t they? Is he a Messiah? A savior? Didn’t the Egyptians say, after Pharaoh made them his slaves, “You have saved our lives; may it please my lord, we will be servants to Pharaoh”?
Well, I tell you this – I know the Messiah; the Messiah is a friend of mine; and Mr. Obama is no Messiah! No, brothers and sisters, if Mr. Obama is a character from the Bible, then he is Pharaoh.
Bow with me in prayer, if you will.
Lord, You alone are worthy to be served, and we rely on You, and You alone. We confess that the government is not our deliverer, and never rightly will be.
We read in the eighth chapter of 1 Samuel, when Samuel warned the people of what a ruler would do, where it says “And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”
And Lord, we acknowledge that day has come. We cry out to you because of the ruler that we have chosen for ourselves as a nation. Lord, we pray for this nation. We pray for revival, and we pray for deliverance from those who would be our masters.
Give us hearts to seek You and hands to serve You, and protect Your people from the atrocities of Pharaoh’s government.
In God we Trust
Legal victory after church kicked off campus
College discriminated against religious group, refused to rent public facilities
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Broome Community College
A public college that banned a church from meeting on its property has scrapped its policy of discrimination and is now allowing equal access to campus facilities.
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys have reached a favorable settlement agreement with Broome Community College in Binghamton, N.Y., a school in the State University of New York system, on behalf of North Pointe Church.
The church, led by pastor Kenneth Mulligan, met in the building for several months, according to the original complaint. Members would sing, pray, take communion and discuss social issues. Mulligan's sermons often addressed topics such as financial responsibility, marriage improvement, child rearing, forgiveness, sexual purity before marriage and the importance of maintaining a strong work ethic. Church volunteers ministered at local prisons, donated their time to help elderly with yard work and repairs and arranged family social events.
In February, the church was told it was no longer permitted to meet in a rented facility on campus. College administrations banned "religious services" and prohibited the church from continuing to rent space on campus. They claimed they had received complaints about the church meeting in a public facility.
ADF attorneys, along with attorney Raymond Dague of Syracuse, filed North Pointe Church v. Moppert with the U.S. District Court for the northern district of New York on Feb 23. They argued that churches are allowed equal access to public facilities under the law and that the college cannot discriminate against them because of the religious nature of their meetings – especially when they are paying customers.
Just days after the filing, the community college told the court it would shut down its facilities on weekends, claiming it would cost the college less to do so. But, according to ADF, "evidence revealed that Broome's buildings actually remained open on the weekends for other uses."
ADF attorneys have now reached a settlement with the school and filed a voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit with the court today. The college has agreed to reimburse legal fees and costs.
North Pointe Church was forced to find another location for its services during the litigation – and it plans to continue meeting at the new site. However, ADF notes, "the change in the Broome policy removes an unconstitutional barrier for any church that wishes to meet on the campus on equal terms with other groups in the future."
ADF Litigation Counsel Daniel Blomberg said in a statement: "Churches shouldn't be discriminated against for their beliefs. We are pleased that Broome Community College now recognizes the constitutional right of churches and other religious groups to meet in public meeting facilities on the same terms as other groups."
White House Admits It Sent Unwanted E-mails
Upon the announcement of President Obama naming a "Cyber Czar" to be joined as a part of the Obama administration, and in the White House, I immediately became concerned as to what a "Cyber Czar" would do in one of the most radical, Liberal, and with the very worst history of Socialist/Communist following of any other Presidential administration ever. I believe we have just seen the "beginning", and "only the beginning". The more invasions of (y)our privacy may continue, but more hidden. There is no need for a "Cyber Czar" in this Obama administration, or any other additional part of our government, outside the FBI, Secret Service, CIA, etc.; certainly not in the President Obama White House. There is "just cause" for a special investigation on this private investigations of honorable law abiding Americans. - oyh
WASHINGTON -- After insisting no one was receiving unsolicited e-mails from the White House, officials reversed their story Monday night and blamed outside political groups for the unwanted messages from the tech-savvy operation.
White House online director Macon Phillips said in a blog posting that independent groups _ he didn't name them _ had signed-up their members to receive regular updates about Obama's projects, priorities and speeches.
The White House had consistently denied that anyone who hadn't sought the e-mails had received them.
"It has come to our attention that some people may have been subscribed to our e-mail lists without their knowledge _ likely as a result of efforts by outside groups of all political stripes _ and we regret any inconvenience caused by receiving an unexpected message," Phillips wrote.
"We're certainly not interested in anyone receiving e-mails from the White House who don't want them. That's one reason why we have never _ and will never _ add names from a commercial or political list to the White House list," he wrote.
The quasi-apology came hours after the top Republican on the House's oversight committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., asked the White House about its ambitious e-mail plan, which included a message from top political adviser David Axelrod urging support for a health care overhaul.
Issa also asked White House counsel Greg Craig whether officials were collecting names of the president's critics.
"I am concerned about the possibility that political e-mail address lists are being used for official purposes," Issa wrote. "This, again, raises questions about this administration blurring the lines between political and official business."
Issa also wanted to know how, exactly, the White House was using a separate e-mail account designed to track what it called "fishy" claims about its proposed overhaul _ an account that was disabled Monday afternoon.
The White House turned to its blog to respond broadly to its critics _ without mentioning Issa by name.
"An ironic development is that the launch of an online program meant to provide facts about health insurance reform has itself become the target of fear-mongering and online rumors that are the tactics of choice for the defenders of the status quo," Phillips wrote.
Issa said he wants an answer on how the administration is archiving those e-mails and what protections would be put in place to prevent it from become an enemies list.
In what seemed to be a reply, Phillips indicated there was little chance for cooperation with Issa, a member of a minority political party without significant power.
Administration officials had been dismissive of complaints that people had received unsolicited e-mail messages or that the administration was compiling an enemies list as conservative Web sites and talk radio programs have alleged.
"The fear has been expressed that the White House was asking neighbors to inform on neighbors in a government-led data collection effort," said Issa, the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Weeks ago, White House officials asked the public to share critics' e-mails so they could fight back and correct the misconceptions. Because those e-mails are official correspondence with the White House, they must be preserved _ unaltered _ for decades and eventually released to the public through the National Archives.
Obama's State Department Submits to Islam
By Pamela Geller
Here is but the latest act of submission to Islam by your State Department. A State Department cable has just been sent out with this announcement:
The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) has assembled a range of innovative and traditional tools to support Posts' outreach activities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Here, in contrast, is the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The State Department's Ramadan programs are wide-ranging. "On August 10," the cable continues, "America.gov will publish a ‘Multicultural Ramadan' feature. American Muslims trace their ancestry to more than 80 countries and the feature will highlight the richness of these various cultural traditions through the lens of Ramadan and Eid. Content will include essays by young Muslims who are part of Eboo Patel's Interfaith Youth Core (IYC). Contact: Alexandra Abboud (AbboudAM@state.gov)."
There's more! The Bureau of International Information Programs "will publish three articles for Ramadan 2009 addressing the concept of an Islam in America 'brand'; advocacy (civic and political) of the Muslim American community; and community innovation/community building. The writer will contact Muslim American experts in each of these fields. These articles will be available on America.gov in English, Arabic, and Persian."
The main publication is Being Muslim In America: "Conceived as IIP's flagship print publication on the rich and varied experiences of the nation's growing Muslim population, this lavishly illustrated new book links the Muslim-American experience to those of other American racial, religious, and immigrant groups as they moved into the American ‘mainstream.'"
Can you imagine every Embassy and consulate putting up a Menorah and having some Rabbis as speakers via a webcast?
Can you imagine if we had the Stations of the Cross put on the walls of all of our embassies, consulates, and other posts, as well as the many Department of State buildings across the country, including C Street?
Why aren't priests, pastors, etc. invited during Christmas to give blessings or talk about Christianity in the United States?
Can you imagine if the Buddha were revered and we had some monks coming to do a meditation session with all of the officers of each embassy, consulate, etc.?
Can we get printed and distributed Hare Krishna posters for all of our posts, so as to reach massive audiences?
I mean, put it in reverse and see how crazy it is. Absolutely nuts.
Perhaps this is an initiative of President Barack Obama's newly created Office for Outreach to the Ummah at State. In June Obama had the Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, at the White House. Ihsanoglu urged Obama to appoint a U.S. ambassador to the Islamic world - and Obama immediately created a new State Department Office for Muslim Outreach, with a Muslim woman, Farah Pandith, serving as the new U.S. Special Representative for Muslim Outreach. In keeping with Obama's U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, a charter of dhimmitude, we are to be conditioned to respect Muslim immigrants and accept their culture.
Obama appears to be more than comfortable with this deal with the devil as he abets the institution of an Islamo-Christian ethic, which would destroy the very foundation of this great country. Never mind that Muslims persecute Christians in every country they finally dominate. That is of no importance.
Why is this immense effort necessary? We act as if we were a slave of the Muslim world. This sickness of licking the boots of an ideology that wants to destroy us is incomprehensible.
Burt Prelutsky said it best:
"What is wrong with our leaders? Are they worried that they won't be invited to those cool Ramadan parties? The Islamists have been actively at war with us for 30 years and generally at war with western civilization for well over a thousand years, and still we pay lip service to these people in a way we never did with Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan or the Soviet Union. Is it because the Muslims commit sadism and murder in the name of religion and not country? If anything, I would think that would make their evil acts all the more contemptible."
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs Web site and former associate publisher of the New York Observer.
Require urine tests for welfare recipients
Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test. So here is my question.....
Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check since I have to pass one to earn it for them?
Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their rump--doing drugs, while I work. .. . . Can you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?
I guess we could title that program, 'Urine or You're Out'.
"The e-mail Bag"
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician..
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels good.
Confession is good for the soul and .....
An elderly Italian man who lived on the outskirts of Montecassino went to the local church for confession.
When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said, 'Father ... during World War II, a beautiful Jewish woman from our neighbourhood knocked urgently on my door and asked me to hide her from the Nazis. So I hid her in my attic.'
The priest replied, 'That was a wonderful thing you did, my son! And you have no need to confess that.'
'There is more to tell, Father. She started to repay me with sexual favours. This happened several times a week, and sometimes twice on Sundays.'
The priest said, 'By doing that, you placed yourselves in great danger. However, two people under those circumstances can easily succumb to the weakness of the flesh. However, if you are truly sorry for your actions, you are indeed forgiven.'
'Thank you, Father. That's a great load off my mind. But I do have one more question.'
'And what is that, my son?' asked the priest.
'Should I tell her the war is over?'