Anyway you evaluate them, the last couple of weeks have not been among
the best for our apprentice president. Looking back, there was his speech
to the joint session of Congress, (up to that time his 29th speech in
defense of his health care reform plan), designed to give a major boost to
that controversial proposal and ensure its immediate approval by his
Democrat controlled Congress. The speech was punctuated by
Representative Joe Wilson's shout of "You lie!" -- an appropriate remark
but expressed in an inappropriate setting. That speech did give him and
his plan a small, brief bounce in the approval ratings, but within 3 or 4
days the ratings were back down to pre-speech levels. All polls
continue to indicate that American voters do not really want or like this
reform plan, and certainly will not do so until they know what it actually

Then came his unprecedented TV media blitz -- his appearance on five
(count 'em: 5!) talk shows on Sunday (all except "fair and balanced" Fox
News) discussing Jimmy Carter's unfounded racism charge, and trying to
establish some legitimacy for his health reform proposal, each appearance
featuring soft, gently lobbed questions from admiring hosts, interrupted by
George Stephanopoulos' probing question forcing him to attempt to dance
nimbly around any believable answer. Over-all, no recordable bounce in
any ratings, and actually a waste of time, talent and network money.

Then it was time for his initial appearance at the UN. Maybe the problem
is that his teleprompters get stuck on one of two themes. When it is a
domestic speech, the teleprompter just repeats all the campaign rhetoric.
Then when it is a international speech, the teleprompter just repeats the
litany of apologies for everything America has ever done throughout our
history. This time at the UN it was the apology speech, and Obama
echoed his previous world speeches by highlighting what he thinks is
wrong with America. But this time it included an incredibly arrogant listing
of accomplishments during his 9 months as president -- never referring to
anything America has done, but always using the first person singular
pronoun, claiming credit for all the monumental things he has done.

There were frequent moments of applause. Why wouldn't there be?
Anyone who claims to have done so much good in such a short time
deserves applause and recognition. And of course he did gain some very
significant recognition from the very next speaker, Libyan President
Gadhafi who called him "our son," speaking with reference to his African
heritage from his father, and "my son," apparently speaking from a more
personal or ideological basis. He also urged America to make Obama
president for life.

And as for any bounce in the president's slumping approval ratings, the
polls have shown absolutely no improvement, and his daily approval rating
index declined by a few points, still well down into negative territory. It is
as commentator Monica Crowley expressed it, "The problem the
president faces is that he lacks credibility."

Concerning the UN appearance, the London Telegraph editorialized under
this heading, "The UN loves Barack Obama because he is weak" and
said, "Obama’s popularity at the UN boils down essentially to his
willingness to downplay American global power. He is the first
American president who has made an art form out of apologizing for the
United States... The Obama mantra appears to be – ask not what your
country can do for you, but what you can do to atone for your country."
The writer, Nile Gardiner, continued, "The president scores highly at the
UN for refusing to project American values and military might on the
world stage ... His appeasement of Iran, his bullying of Israel, his
surrender to Moscow, his call for a nuclear free world, his siding with
Marxists in Honduras, his talk of a climate change deal, have all won
him plaudits in the large number of UN member states ... Simply put,
Barack Obama is loved at the UN because he largely fails to advance
real American leadership. This is a dangerous strategy of decline that
will weaken US power and make her far more vulnerable to attack."

Or as Pamela Geller wrote in "Atlas Shrugged:" " I think the UN loves
Obama because they both share an ugly contempt for America."

Coming out of the UN meeting, President Obama attended the G20
Summit conference in Pittsburgh, PA, where nothing significant for the
rest of the world was accomplished, aside from more endless, meaningless
rhetoric, and another in the ongoing series of "warnings" to Iran, to which
President Ahmadinejad responded by asking that Obama apologize to
Iran, and then almost the next day test-launched intercontinental missiles.
Very few of the international "leaders" seem to take current events very
seriously. Because he does take them most seriously is the reason Israeli
Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech was the one meaningful highlight of the
UN meeting.

Those are issues affecting national or international affairs, but what
about issues which affect us as individual Christians? In our issue of June
24 we voiced the warning, "Be afraid ... be very much afraid." That
warning is even more timely today than it was just three months ago. Let
us tell you why. While the furor over the president's health care reform
proposal ("Obamacare") has occupied our attention, behind those scenes
other proposals are moving forward. We remember DOMA (Defense of
Marriage Act), passed by Congress and signed into law by President
Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines marriage as a legal union
between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws, and
provides that states need not recognize a marriage from another state if it is
between persons of the same sex. During his campaign candidate Obama
promised to repeal DOMA, and efforts in that direction are moving ahead.
Even Bill Clinton is now on board, either persuaded by the president's
political clout, or captivated by the BHO oratorical charm -- but he now
claims he was wrong, and is all in favor of same-sex marriage. That issue
is of serious concern to Christians.

In similar fashion, during his campaign, Obama promised to enact FOCA
(Freedom of Choice Act) which will greatly facilitate abortions. That is
also of serious concern to Christians. Right now, under the leadership of
homosexual and powerful Representative Barney Frank (D, MA), ENDA
(Employment Non Discrimination Act) is on the fast track. This bill,
among other provisions, will make it unlawful for Christian organizations
to deny employment for failure to meet certain standards -- for example,
an individual cannot be bypassed because of his or her sexual orientation.
Obviously of serious concern to Christians.

And not to comment on every bill offensive to Christians, but the "Hate
Crimes Prevention Act" (HR 1913) should be mentioned. Christian leaders
have mainly focused their attacks on the bill because it endangers the free
speech of pastors and any Christians who want to speak out against
homosexuality, based on Scriptural reasons. Those are just a few of the
potential laws awaiting action by Congress which are of serious concern
to all Christians. "Be afraid ... be very much afraid."

So what can we, as Christians, do about all this? Option #1, we can
sit back, chuckle at the anti-Obama cartoons, the insulting pictures and the
sarcastic poems we read, say "isn't it terrible!" and do nothing. The results
of that strategy are guaranteed: the situation will get worse. Or, as Option
#2, we can adopt a 3-fold strategy starting with (1) Pray for God to bless
America (even if the ACLU forbids) and ask Him to give wisdom to the
president and elected officials; (2) Actually contact our Congress people
in Washington (phone (202) 224-3121), and tell them what we want them
to do; (3) Begin working right now toward reclaiming America in the 2010
elections -- they're just a year away. It's an individual choice -- but make
no mistake: ANC is going to continue to beat this same drum, and not let
up on attempting to persuade our readers that America is worth salvaging,
and that the Church which Jesus established is the greatest possible force
to accomplish that goal.

This Founding Father had it right: "Political interest [can] never
separated in the long run from moral right ... Can the liberties of a
nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the
minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God?"
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1814

Some Random Afterthoughts . . .

Every now and then we think about ceasing this, but then we receive
messages from readers saying they enjoy our selection of "one liners" ...
"Most people are too busy earning a living to make any money."
(Joe Karbo)

"When is a Tax not a Tax? When Obama says it isn't." (Yid with Lid )

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if
you must be without one, be without the strategy."
(General Norman Schwarzkopf)

"This president is starting to lie with disturbing regularity."
(L. Brent Bozell)

"During his first eight months in office, President Obama has sat down
for three times as many television interviews as his most recent two
predecessors combined." (New York Post)

"In less than a year, Leon Panetta's CIA has been reduced to irrelevance
and Panetta himself has either been ignored or emasculated by the very
folks who were supposed to be his biggest supporters." (S.E. Cupp)

This one is a bit longer -- but good. "There is a better explanation for the
growing opposition to President Obama. It has less to do with his
ethnicity than it does his credibility. Character, after all, is colorless."
(Cal Thomas)

Just what we have been saying: There is more bad news for the media
in a new poll from Sacred Heart University's Polling Institute which finds
that 83.6% of Americans (that's 5 out of 6) see the national news media
as "very or somewhat biased," and interestingly enough, 89.3% (nearly 9
out of 10) say the media were a strong factor in electing Barack Obama as
President last year. And according to the Sacred Heart poll, 67.9% of
Americans agreed with a statement that read: 'Old-style, traditionally
objective and fair journalism is dead.' Who would have guessed?

Speaking of the media: two unreported prayer meetings: the first
mid-afternoon, September 21, in Times Square in the heart of Manhattan.
The organizers, Times Square Church, had hoped for and expected
15,000 for this 3rd annual event -- but their expectations were completely
overturned when the attendance reached -- by "official" estimates --
between 40,000 and 60,000, with the consensus favoring the higher figure.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke to the crowd -- but the
media completely ignored it. Successful Christian events just don't meet
the standards of the liberal news media.

The second was the Muslim day of prayer at the US Capitol in
Washington on September 25. The organizers had predicted 50,000 . . .
and all day long, as people began arriving, the TV networks reported that
"tens of thousands" were assembling. The media obviously wanted
something to look good alongside the one million or more at the
Conservative, anti-Obamacare rally in the same area on September 12. But
when the final report was in, the news releases told the story: "nearly 3000
attend Muslim prayer rally in Washington." The media ignored it,
because it failed to produce the non-Christian impact that makes headlines.

Remember the old one: "Don't rain on my parade" ... Up above
a big
military parade in Tehran on Tuesday, Sept. 22, as the Iranian president
declared Iran's armed forces would "chop off the hands" of any power
daring to attack his country, two air force jets collided in mid-air. One was
Iran's only airborne warning and control system (AWACS) for
coordinating long-distance aerial operations. Ooooops ...

A statistic we have been expecting to read; now, suddenly, here
it is.
"Rome/Basel, 26.09.2009/APD According to recent information
provided by the Vatican, Muslims now outnumber Catholics worldwide.
At the end of 2008, there were 1.280 billion Muslims and 1.165 billion
Catholics, reported Vittorio Formenti, director of the head office for
statistics of the Roman Catholic Church. The Italian newspaper 'Il
Tempo' stated that the number of Christians worldwide totals 2.145
billion. The figure for Muslims was not divided into Shia and Sunni or
other Muslim communities. Formenti also said that the approximate
figure for Muslims is estimated upon the birth rate in Muslim countries.
It is supposed that someone who is born in a Muslim country, is
automatically Muslim." (Courtesy R.A. Williams, Australia)

Al Gore's "Global Warming" theory hit again: Claims for the
validity of the Global Warming theory are based on decades of data on the
world's temperature. However, for years anyone who requested access to
this data were told they weren't "qualified" to see it. Now, no one can see
it because the data supposedly has been "lost." Translation: "The dog ate
the global warming reports." But Al isn't a complete loser -- our generous
government gave him a half billion of our tax dollars to help him start a
"green" sports car factory in Scandinavia -- the car to sell for about
$90,000, obviously something everyone needs.

That song taught to first graders in New Jersey schools is strongly
reminiscent of the indoctrination of youth in North Korea, communist
China, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany. It seems to be a revision
of the old hymn, "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the
world," but the new words are: "He said we must be fair today. Equal
work means equal pay. Barack Hussein Obama. He said red, yellow,
black or white, all are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama."

An important and enduring Founding Father quote: "We have
government armed with power capable of contending with human
passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge,
or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a
whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral
and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any
other." -- John Adams, 1798




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The concept of "leader" or "leadership" is not a major theme of Scripture;
"Leadership" is never mentioned, and the word "leader" occurs only three
times, and the plural, "leaders" only three times. So for definition we have
to turn to secular sources, and we find very generalized definitions like:
"Leader: a person who rules, guides, or inspires others;" or "To lead is
essentially to move ahead of others; to guide and to show the way." But
a more perceptive definition introduces a new aspect, defining leadership
as "the capacity to inspire a group of people to pursue an articulated
vision, and to ensure their continuous cooperation for the realization of
that vision."

The introduction of the concept of a vision as being an integral part of
leadership directs us to a Scriptural admonition on that subject. It has been
said that we should read the Psalms to learn how to get along with God,
and we should read the Proverbs to learn how to get along with fellow-
man. Thus in Proverbs 29:20 we read: "Where there is no vision the
people perish."

It is a logical conclusion that we who hold to the Christian Conservative
Evangelical position are in need of visionary leadership. Louay Safi, the
Muslim reformer, and opponent of Islamic radicalism, authored this
thought which expresses the concept of visionary leadership in a
pragmatic manner, “Leaders are visionaries who have the capacity to
communicate their vision with clarity, translate it into a set of concrete
actions, and inspire others to follow their lead.” This concept of
leadership points to the importance of the leader’s personal convictions
and their personal abilities. No clearer expression of the need which we
Christian Conservative Evangelicals share could be stated.

Ten days ago one of the largest "marches on Washington" demonstrated
the strong views of the majority of the American people that the liberal
trends of the Obama administration do not represent what America wants
to happen. This past weekend a much smaller but more intense conference
-- the Annual Value Voters Summit -- brought together the principal
spokespersons for the Conservative position. Apparent throughout the
very perceptive and important considerations was the fact that at the
present time the Christian Conservative Evangelical movement (Hillary
Clintons dreaded "vast right wing conspiracy") is, in fact, leaderless.

In the year 2007 we lost two important figures in the deaths of James
Kennedy, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, and founder of the
"Center for Reclaiming America for Christ" to encourage Christians to
become involved in politics, and Jerry Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road
Baptist Church, president of Liberty University and founder of the
"Moral Majority." For the past quarter century, the theologically sound
political views of Jim Kennedy, and the powerfully effective public
presentations of Jerry Falwell, provided the Christian Conservative
Evangelical cause with the leadership this nation needed.

In their absence, with no leadership voice to proclaim the strong moral
convictions they so unwaveringly expressed, in the last election we saw the
nation swayed by the empty promise of "change you can believe in," and
the total federal government turned over to a liberal president and an
equally liberal Congress.

If national polls mean anything, the present reports should offer us some
hope for the elections of 2010 and 2012. After the president's speech to a
joint session of Congress, and its frequent replays on TV, it appeared that
his controversial health reform plan had generated a modest bounce of
support, but within a few days the opposition to the plan had risen to a
new high with 56% of American voters against it. And at the same time the
president's daily approval rating index rose to a -3, but just as quickly
dropped back to the higher negative numbers where it has been stuck for
some time.

From a Christian standpoint, opposition to the president's health reform
plan focuses on the abortion funding issue, concerning which widely
varying reports have emerged from the plan's supporters. From a voter's
standpoint 48% believe no government-subsidized health care plan should
cover abortion procedures, while only 13% support such coverage.

On the plan's proposed coverage of illegal immigrants, again widely
differing views have been expressed by the supporters, but among the
nation's voters, 83% believe that people should have to prove their
citizenship to receive government subsidized health benefits.

The obvious point is that the president and the Congress are determined to
force upon the American people a health reform program which does not
meet their wants and needs. Upon this very strong expression of rejection
of the administration's present course, the Christian Conservative
Evangelical movement should be building toward success in the next two
national elections.

But at the moment we are without leadership from the Evangelical cause,
and the Republican party, which is normally supportive of these moral
issues, is virtually dead. The Conservative element seems to have some
strength, but here, as in the other aspects, there is no strong leader to
achieve fulfillment of the moral vision for this nation. Lacking such a
leader in the 2008 election, Mr. Obama received approximately 25% of
the Evangelical vote, approximately 54% of the Catholic vote, and cut in
half the previous election's Republican advantage among Protestants.
These facts help answer the question as to who elected Barack Obama.

Our readers represent wide views of the American scene. Here
is a question for our readers -- an unofficial poll, if you will: Who would
you suggest as a possible leader for the Christian Conservative
Evangelical cause in the near or immediate future? Send your replies to:
american_news_2008@yahoo.com/ Thank you.

Again: no peace solution in the Middle East. Only hours after
President Obama's peace envoy to the Middle East returned from a futile
effort to reach agreement between Palestine and Israel, Hassan Nasrallah,
the Hizbullah leader in Lebanon, called Israel an "illegitimate cancerous
entity," and added "we will not recognize, deal or normalize with Israel
even if the whole world recognize it." In the eyes of international
observers, Senator Mitchell's failure is seen as representing President
Obama's first major foreign policy setback. The next step appears to be a
meeting between Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian
President Abbas at the UN this week, but officials there acknowledge that
a photograph and handshake will not be enough to restart the peace
process without substantial shifts in positions so firmly held by both sides.

This week's Muslim prayer rally at the nation's capitol. Muslims who
are working to stage the “Our Day has come Muslim day of Prayer” at the
US Capitol on Friday, say that President Obama provided their inspiration
for the event through his inaugural address and his speech to Muslims
from Egypt in June. One Islamic cleric said in a sermon, "We are going to
the White House, so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the
White House will become the Muslim house." Organizers expect at least
50,000 Muslims will be in attendance for the day long event. At the time
of publication of this commentary, no announcement as to the extent of
President Obama's participation has been released by the White House.

We are facing some difficult and dangerous times; perhaps the
most dangerous to all that America has stood for in the 233 years since our
founding fathers declared our independence. We continue to urge
obedience to the Scriptural injunction to pray for all that are in authority.
(I Tim. 2:2) This doesn't mean that all those in authority are right, but it is
our clear responsibility as Christians to pray for them to see the right, and
to do it, and for God to give them wisdom in fulfilling the responsibilities
of their office. And it is our right as well as our responsibility to inform our
elected officials as to how we want them to govern our nation. America is,
and has always been, a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles. It is
so easy to phone the capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121 and speak to
your Senators and Representatives. That call may never have been more
urgent than it is today.

This Founding Father understood what is most important:
"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection,
safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor,
or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the
people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right
to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same,
when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it."
-- John Adams, 1798

Some Random Afterthoughts . . .

Forgive us, one more time: but here are a few more "one liners" ...
"We say that this fake regime [Israel] cannot logically continue to live."
(Iran president Ahmadinejad)

"A majority in the American mainstream media have what amounts to
an adolescent crush on President Obama." (Kelly Boggs, Baptist Press)

Around this time every year, “everybody in Washington gets all wee-
weed up,” (President Barack Obama)

"Six months ago, Obama's approval rating was 70 percent. Does Carter
think that number has sunk to 50 percent because tens of millions of
Americans suddenly discovered Obama was black? (Pat Buchanan)

"What Pelosi and others are doing is simple: if you are on the losing side
of a debate, stop debating and start attacking." (Bobby Eberle)

"Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans." (Anonymous)

Here's a "change" Americans agree on: Rasmussen Reports
periodically asks adults their views of nine major professions. In the
latest report, Members of Congress have now surpassed corporate CEOs
as holding the least favorably regarded profession in America. It is about
time Congress got some recognition! And a new Gallup poll shows that
the number of people who believe government has its hand in too many
areas of American life has reached its highest point in more than a decade.
57% of those surveyed say government is doing too much, while 38%
say it should do more.That unfavorable number is up sharply from March
when 47 percent said government was doing too much and 42 percent said
it should do more. The last time the number of people who believe our
government is doing too much hit 57% was in October 1994, just before
voters threw Democrats out of power in both the House and the Senate.

A startling analysis of the world's great civilizations, attributed to
Alexander Fraser Tyler (also spelled Tytler) in 1770. Edinburgh University
has record of there being a Scottish historian by that name who wrote
some books in the 19th century but no record of this quote was found in
any of his writings. However the exact source does not mitigate the value
of the analysis. Consider carefully "The Cycle of Democracy:"

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can
only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse
from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always
voted for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public
treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy
fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the
world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These
nations have progressed in this sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty (rule of law);
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage (rule of men)."

It does not require any comments from us to point out the line on which
our nation, the United States of America, finds itself today . . . or to
indicate where we will be in the very near future.

What would he say today? "I think we have more machinery of
government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of
the industrious." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1824







First, concerning the health care reform issue:
"The speech" -- the much heralded speech by the
president before a joint session of Congress, was
obviously a desperation effort to regain the lost
initiative in the attempt to "reform" (whatever that
may mean) the nation's health insurance practices.
After listening to "the speech," on Wednesday
night and the seemingly endless re-runs on the
following days, here is a brief evaluation which
occurred to us.

If you are at all interested in the field of classic
cinema, high on your list of favorites must be the
1949 British production of Graham Greene's
novel, "The Third Man." The memorable quotes
from that film are many -- perhaps more than
from any other single film. The one which is so
applicable in this present instance is from the
film's leading character, Harry Lime : "In Italy,
for 30 years under the Borgias, they had
warfare,murder and bloodshed, but they
produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci,
and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they
have brotherly love. They had 500 years of
democracy and peace, and what did that
produce? - The cuckoo clock!"

The application is clear. After all the build-up
and anticipation, in the most prestigious setting
possible, and with the greatest possible media
coverage, the president's speech produced
absolutely nothing new and accomplished
absolutely nothing even remotely resembling
an adequate explanation or clarification of an
issue which the majority of the American people
have indicated they simply do not understand,
and do not want.

With "the speech," Obama took control (or so
he claims) of the action on Obamacare, and has
apparently made it his No. 1 project, traveling
across country to hold campaign-like rallies in
support of his proposal. Despite his claims to
the contrary, this is not a bi-partisan effort, but
even within the ruling Democrat party, opinions
and attitudes concerning Obamacare seem to
change, almost daily. This is not a subject we
are going to spend time, space and thought on
for the immediate future. The issue will wend
its way through Congress, and in due time it
will once again be a "current event" upon
which we will comment.

For now, "the speech" is over. Commentator
Monica Crowley summed-up the event most
succinctly: "The problem the president faces
is that he lacks credibility. No one believes
what he is saying." Congressman Joe Wilson
of South Carolina expressed the same
conclusion even more succinctly, but in an
inappropriate place and an inappropriate manner;
he shouted out "You lie" during the speech. The
Media Research Center described the speech as
a "litany of lies," and used the phrase "serial
dishonesty" to describe the entire Obamacare

The Obama controlled media was -- as expected
-- fluent in its praise, as from MSNBC's Keith
Olberman: "a touch of greatness;" ABC's
George Stephanopoulos: "a pretty remarkable
speech;" NBC's Chuck Todd: "re-branding
the President himself as a centrist and a
pragmatist;" and CNN's David Gergen: "a very
well-crafted speech ... tonight we saw the
Obama we elected."

Now Washington's power politics will go to
work, taking over the supposedly democratic
process of reaching the best decision on
legislation which will affect, for better or worse,
the American people.

Should you, as a Christian American, sit back,
do nothing, and allow the wielders of power in
Washington to make decisions on legislation
which directly affect how you live and even
whether you live or die? You have every right
to express yourself -- it is so simple to phone
the US Capital switchboard at: (202) 224-3121,
and ask to speak to your Senator or to your
Representative. Or you can do nothing and let
them have their way.

The other major issue which we will simply
mention, and then leave all of the discussion
concerning it to someone else, is concerning
the lack of information about the background
and prior experience of Barack Obama.

Intensive investigation efforts have been made,
and still continue -- but in dismissing this issue
from our area of comment, we reproduce here
brief excerpts from a summary from a Western
Journalism Investigative Report:

"The fact is we know less about President
Obama than perhaps any other president in
American history and much of this is due to
actual efforts to hide his record... At every
opportunity Obama's high-priced lawyers
have built walls around various records ...
It is estimated that Obama's legal team has
now spent well over $1.4 million dollars
blocking access to documents every American
should have access to ...The president who
campaigned for a more 'open government'
and 'full disclosure' will not unseal his medical
records, his school records, his birth records
or his passport records. He will not release his
Harvard records, his Columbia College records,
or his Occidental College records ... All his
legislative records from the Illinois State Senate
are missing ... In addition, no one can find his
school records for the elite college prep school,
Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii."

The report restates facts already before us. We
do know very little about the man who is the
President of the United States. By family heritage,
we know him to be half-American, half-Kenyan.
Although he is called "black," he is as much
white as black, being by birth half of both of
those ethnic classifications. From a religious
standpoint we know he was raised as a Muslim
in the Islamic faith, and as an adult for some
20 years he sat under the teaching of a minister
in Chicago -- Rev. Jeremiah Wright -- who is
best known for telling his congregation not to
say "God bless America," but rather "God
d--- America." Otherwise, as the Western
Journalism report indicates, we are restricted
to anecdotal information, since the facts have
been withheld.

It is not our purpose or intent to initiate another
request for full disclosure of the man's
background, his life and achievements. Others
have tried to accomplish this through a variety
of legitimate approaches, and have been rebuffed
on every attempt. As American citizens we have
the right to ask why he is doing this, and ask
what it is about his past that he is so determined
to keep secret and hidden from the American

But this is another issue concerning which we
will not speculate or discuss but will leave it for
others to seek the explanation. We simply ask:

If you thought we offered false information
about the Muslim take-over of Western Europe,
please note this report from Paul Williams in the
email publication, "The Last Crusade." "Libyan
President Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi has
mounted a multi-billion campaign to transform
England and Wales into Islamic nations. Eleven
Islamic missionaries will launch the campaign
this week in Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham,
Birmingham, Leicester, Glasgow, Cardiff and
Swansea. The effort is being sponsored by the
World Islamic Call Society (WICS), an
organization that was established by the
Libyan leader. In a recent speech, Colonel
Gaddafi said that the aim of WICS is to
convert the whole of Europe to Islam. 'This
religion shall overcome all other religions
before it. Their time has gone. It is his
promise, Allah shall prevail this religion over
the rest.' Gaddafi believes that the effort will
succeed since WICS has been the recipient of
billions in revenue from Libyan oil. 'There are
tens of millions of Muslims in the European
continent and the number is on the increase,'
he said. 'This is the clear indication that the
European continent will be converted to Islam.'”

Until a similar offensive is launched in America
-- and we have little doubt that it will be -- our
prayers must be in support of our fellow
Christians in Great Britain.

Barack Obama - a spiritual leader? It has
been broadly announced, and is being actively
promoted in Islamic mosques across the country,
that on September 25 there will be a day-long
Muslim prayer rally on the grounds of the US
capitol. Hassen Abdellah, president of the
Dar-ul-Islam mosque in Elizabeth, NJ, the
organizer of the event, said that the idea
developed from President Obama’s speech to
Muslims in Cairo in June -- a speech which was
analyzed at the time as meriting Congressman
Joe Wilson's outcry during the president's
recent speech on healthcare reform. It has been
reported that a permit from the Capitol Hill police,
granted July 28, allows Muslims to use the area
by the West Front of the Capitol building from
4 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 25. The
organizers expect 50,000 attendees from mosques
across America.

President Obama celebrated the Islamic holy
month of Ramadan with a dinner at the White
House on September 1, observing itfar, the meal
which breaks the holiday's daily fast. He praised
American Muslims for enriching the nation’s
culture, saying, “The contribution of Muslims
to the United States are too long to catalog
because Muslims are so interwoven into the
fabric of our communities and our country."
No indication of any plans for the president to
participate in the September 25 rally have yet
been announced.

And to that report might be added this
analysis by Martel Sobieskey: "One thing is
certain, Islam is not a religion by anything
Americans believe one to be — not even close.
In fact, Islam is the antithesis of what we deem
to be religious. ... Above all, Islam is a
totalitarian political machine of bloodthirsty
conquest which zealously advocates the
downfall of the US government... Mohammed
and the Koran bellicosely command 'your
kingdom is my kingdom, surrender or die!'
Let's be to the point. It is sheer madness,
exceedingly irresponsible, criminally negligent,
and strategically suicidal to continue granting
religion status to an absolutely aggressive and
implacable ideology that demands the
destruction of our government and all other

A continuing urgent request for prayer: In
each issue we have urged our fellow Christians
in America -- and elsewhere -- to pray for our
nation in these difficult days, and to ask God
to give to our president wisdom in dealing with
the problems confronting him. And beyond our
shores we urge prayer support for our fellow
Christians in so many areas of the world who
are facing persecution, and are even experiencing
execution, from Muslims and other enemies of
our faith, because of their faith in our God and
Savior Jesus Christ. That is our responsibility,
and privilege, as Christian believers.

The Founding Fathers understood America's
dependence on God. "And can the liberties
a nation be thought secure when we have
removed their only firm basis, a conviction in
the minds of the people that these liberties are
the gift of God? That they are not to be violated
but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my
country when I reflect that God is just: that
justice cannot sleep for ever."
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1781

Some Random Afterthoughts . . .

Hopefully, you'll forgive us . . . but here are
a few more "one liners" ...

"There is an age-old joke that suggests politics
is defined as being the combination of two other
words: poly, meaning "many," and "ticks,"
meaning blood-sucking pests." (Lady Liberty)

"I still have a concern that he (BHO) is such a
skilled dispenser of falsehoods that he will
always find the words to pull yet another
deceitful rabbit out of his duplicitous hat."
(Robert Ringer)

"He described a fantasy land where everyone
gets more benefits, nobody loses anything and
the deficit magically doesn't increase."
(Gary Bauer)

"You lie." (Congressman Joe Wilson)

"There remain some significant details to iron
out.” (President Obama)

"E pluribus unum -- out of many, one -- was
the national motto the men of '76 settled upon.
One sees the pluribus. But where is the unum?
One sees the diversity. But where is the unity?"
(Pat Buchanan)

Every now and then something happens that
demonstrates the validity of old, familiar sayings
-- some of which almost merit being called adages.
Like the father of Russian communism, Vladimir
Lenin's "A lie told often enough becomes truth."
Which he probably borrowed a few years earlier
from William James, the father of modern
psychology, "There's nothing so absurd that
if you repeat it often enough, people will believe
it." In this current news story is the essence of
the point we are making:

(From Bloomberg News) "Foreclosure filings
in the U.S. exceeded 300,000 for the sixth
straight month as job losses that boosted the
unemployment rate to a 26-year high left many
homeowners unable to keep up with their
mortgage payments. A total of 358,471
properties received a default or auction notice
or were seized last month, according to data
provider RealtyTrac Inc. That’s up 18 percent
from a year earlier, the Irvine, California-
based company said in a statement."

Acting on news of that nature, MSNBC
commented, "Even the Treasury Department
admits there are millions more home
foreclosures on the way. Yet, they keep talking
about the recovery we are having - hoping
that repeating it will convince everyone it is true."

Lenin and James were right. Say it often enough
and people will believe it. It's nice to know our
administration is in step with the teachings of

Sad but true, when you give it some thought:
"One of the first things Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and
other totalitarians did was rewrite the histories
of their nations, remaking the past to bolster
their control of the present. The American Left
has done the same thing in our country: Most
American history books -- both for students
and adults -- are riddled with PC (Politically
Correct) nonsense that makes the Founding
Fathers over into racist slaveholders, the
settlers of the West into genocidal land-stealers,
and the welfare state into America's ultimate
triumph." -- Thomas S. Winter, Editor in Chief,
Human Events

Our Founding Fathers understood that every
citizen is important: "Government is instituted
for the common good; for the protection, safety,
prosperity, and happiness of the people; and
not for profit, honor, or private interest of any
one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the
people alone have an incontestable, unalienable,
and indefeasible right to institute government;
and to reform, alter, or totally change the same,
when their protection, safety, prosperity, and
happiness require it." -- John Adams, 1776
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The simple question which Peter asked Jesus
(John 13:36) has found its way into literature,
as one of the most read books of all time, and
into the cinema with at least two films by that
name. But beyond that recalling of Peter's
question and Jesus' insightful answer, the phrase
has come to represent profound philosophical
thinking at critical times in our history. "Where
are you going?" or in broader terms, "Where
are we going?"

It is a good question for American Christians
to consider today. Where are we going? As a
nation we find ourselves in the hands of a young
president who is at best a left leaning liberal, but
apparently one with strong European-style
socialistic convictions. And arising as it does
from some of his pronouncements, the question
"Where are we going?" takes on some very
serious connotations. Consider a few -- just a
very few -- of his "firsts" as our apprentice

Well within his first 100 days in office, he
made his first overseas trip to attend the G20
Economic Summit in London. While there he
offered Saudi King Abdullah a deep and
prolonged bow from the waist in what was
described by the Washington Times as a
"shocking display of fealty to a foreign
potentate." The paper's editorial said further,
"The bow was an extraordinary protocol
violation ...There is no precedent for U.S.
presidents bowing to Saudis or any other

Despite the "spin" put on the report by glib-
tongued Robert Gibbs, the White House press
agent, the pictures released of the scene erase
any doubt that this bow of humble obeisance
was exactly as described.

While on that same first overseas trip, his
next stop was in Strasbourg to address the NATO
conference there. The UK newspaper, the
Telegraph, reported his statements in these words,
"His speech in Strasbourg went further than
any United States president in history in
criticizing his own country's actions, while
standing on foreign soil." He spoke of the
"arrogance" demonstrated by America in our
dealings with Europe; in doing so disregarding
the more than one half million members of
American military forces who gave their lives
during World Wars I and II -- in the words of
President Woodrow Wilson in April, 1917 --
"to make the world safe for democracy." The
president also said, “It is a fearful thing to
lead this great peaceful people into war, into
the most terrible and disastrous of all wars,
civilization itself seeming to be in the balance.”

Or in the words of President Franklin Roosevelt
as he spoke of "a day of infamy," in December,
1941, "Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at
the fact that our people, our territory and our
interests are in grave danger. With confidence
in our armed forces, with the unbounding
determination of our people, we will gain the
inevitable triumph. So help us God." As twice
in one century we went into battle to save Europe,
there was little "arrogance" demonstrated by the
two American presidents who had to make the
decision to go to war.

And still within those first 100 days in office,
President Obama scored another "first" before a
Muslim audience in Turkey where he repeated a
statement he had made in a June, 2007 speech,
"Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a
Christian nation." Then, perhaps realizing what
he had said, he added the words, "At least not
just," and went on to speak of there being Muslims,
Jews and atheists in America. He thus became the
first American president to deny that America is
a Christian nation, and by so doing he repudiated
the principles of belief which have made America
great and refuted the declarations of his presidential

We have often cited the nation's Founding Fathers
as affirming this fact; for example revolutionary
leader Patrick Henry who said: "It cannot be
emphasized too strongly or too often that this
great nation was founded, not by religionists,
but by Christians; not on religions, but on the
gospel of Jesus Christ." Or the great Democrat
president, Woodrow Wilson, who said, "A
nation which does not remember what it was
yesterday, does not know what it is today ...
America was born a Christian nation. America
was born to exemplify that devotion to the
tenets of righteousness which are derived from
the revelations of Holy Scripture." And as
recently as 1947 another Democrat president,
Harry Truman, wrote to Pope Pius XII: "This
is a Christian nation ... I don't think we
emphasize that enough these days. If we don't
have a proper fundamental moral background,
we will finally end up with a totalitarian
government which does not believe in rights for
anybody except the State."

And President Obama is planning for at least
two more "firsts," neither of which is something
to cause American Christians to rejoice.
(1) The People’s Republic of China is celebrating
60 years of hard core communism, and Chinese
sources reported over the weekend that the
celebration will include raising the flag of that
communist country on the south lawn of the
White House on September 20. Chinese
associations in America had applied to hold a
ceremony in front of the US President’s
residence, and Chen Ronghua, chairman of
Fujian Association of the United States, told
reporters that their application was approved
not only because of the sound Sino-US relations
but also because China is a responsible country.

It has been announced that approximately 1,000
persons will attend the flag raising ceremony.
While it is customary to display the flag of another
nation when officials of that nation are visiting,
this appears to be the first time a foreign nation's
flag will be flown at the White House to celebrate
that nation's founding -- whether or not it is a
communist nation.

(2) On September 24, the president will take
the unprecedented step of presiding over a
meeting of the UN Security Council. FACT: No
American president has ever before attempted
to acquire the image of what is being called
"King of the Universe" by officiating at a meeting
of the UN’s highest body. However, this act has
the potential for developing into a diplomatic
blunder of the most serious proportions. Mr.
Obama did not simply decide to chair the
session -- he has also set the agenda. Our UN
Ambassador, Susan Rice, has announced that
agenda in these words, “The session will be
focused on nuclear non-proliferation and
nuclear disarmament broadly, and not on any
specific countries.” Thus, there does not appear
to be a focus on those rogue nations of North
Korea and Iran under the subject heading of
"non-proliferation," but rather on "disarmament"
-- a subject which does not appear on the Security
Council's list of issues to be considered. And
with the strong anti-Israel bloc, this could
conceivably lead to the UN deciding to delay
any non-proliferation action against North Korea
and Iran until Israel has been disarmed.

Those are a few of the "firsts" recorded
during the first few months of the Obama
administration. From a Christian standpoint, the
question we asked on June 24 remains very
relevant: "Where are we going?" Many
concerns are legitimately expressed. Concerning
the president's disavowal that this is a Christian
nation -- with various polls reporting that from
82% to 85% of the American people claim to be
Christian, and perhaps 8% to 10% claim to be
non-religious, that leaves a scant 7% of the
population for all other religious beliefs -- surely
logic and reason would come down on the side
of this still being a Christian nation.

Concerning the flying of the Chinese flag to
commemorate the communist takeover of that
ancient nation, it would seem to be culturally and
reasonably understood that patriotic Americans,
if asked, would not favor flying the flag of a
nation whose governmental philosophy is so
dramatically opposed to the founding principles
of our nation. If these reports are correct, and if
the flying of the Chinese flag at the White House
does take place on September 20, we must hope
that those in charge who have granted such
permission, understand the differences between
the Christian founding principles of our nation,
and the communist principles of the Chinese
government. We must pray that is not a futile
hope on our part.

A thought provoking new version of the
Declaration of Independence, submitted to
one of our senior advisors by his nephew, under
the title "The Liberal Declaration of Dependence."

"WE hold our Opinions to be self-evident, that
all Life-forms should be kept equal, that they
are endowed by the evolutionary process with
certain un-undocumentable Rights, that
among these are Death, Taxes, and the '
guarantee of Happiness (or the equal
distribution of Misery) -- That to secure these
Rights, Governments are instituted among the
Elite, deriving their arrogantly unjust Powers
from the Forced Consent of the Governed, that
whenever any Form of Government becomes
conducive to these Ends, it is the Obligation of
the People to tough it out and like it, and to
Support the new Government, which lays no
Foundation on any Principles whatsoever, nor
organizing its Powers with any Form, which
to them shall seem most likely to create the
Illusion of Safety, saving them from Imminent
Demise... But when a long Train of Abuses and
Usurpations, regardless of who might Object,
evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute
Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to
Embrace such Government, and to welcome
these new Obligations regardless for their future
Insecurity...." (Signed: Jeff Gaddy)

We have continued to ask Christians to pray
for our nation and for President Obama. In
support of this request we remind our readers of
Paul's instruction in this regard: "I exhort therefore,
that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for
all men; for kings and for all that are in authority,
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in
all godliness and honesty. For this is good and
acceptable in the sight of God our Savior."
(1 Timothy 2:1-3) And let us never cease to pray
for our brothers and sisters in the Christian faith
who are experiencing persecution -- often unto
death -- for their faith in Christ in so many parts
of the world where Islam and other pagan beliefs
dominate the daily life of Christian believers.

A word of counsel from a Founding Father:
"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties,
nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge
is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the
Contrary, when People are universally ignorant,
and debauched in their Manners, they will sink
under their own weight without the Aid of
foreign Invaders." -- Samuel Adams, 1775

Some Random Afterthoughts . . .

We can't seem to help it: more "one liners"

"Conservative politicians believe they are elected
to serve. Liberal politicians think they were
elected to rule." (From Letters to the Editor,
Deseret News)

"'Washington is broken,' said Barack Obama
while on the campaign trail -- and now that he's
safely in office, he's busy making it worse. Much
worse." (Tom Winter, Editor, Human Events)

"Make no mistake: catastrophic climate change
represents a threat to human security, global
stability, and -- yes -- even to American national
security." (Senator John Kerry)

"If you want to test your memory, try to recall
what you were worrying about one year ago
today." (E. Joseph Cossman)

In case you hadn't noticed: The nation's jobless
rate has hit a 26-year high at 9.7%, against the
administration's estimate of 8%. More than
200,000 jobs were lost last month. Yet the White
House continues to claim its stimulus legislation
is working. When will this charade end? But not
all statistics are rising -- as one after another of
the performance approval ratings for President
Obama continue to slide, even the venerable
Gallup poll has now fallen to near 50%. Slipping
below 50% before November of the first year in
office would represent “the third-fastest drop”
since World War II, Gallup reports. Republican
Gerald Ford slipped below 50% in his third month,
and Democrat Bill Clinton during his fourth month.
President Obama is well on his way to a prominent
place in the record books.

The president's speech to the nation's schools,
much talked about and much criticized, is over,
and in a manner of speaking, "the jury is still out"
on the effectiveness of the speech. On balance,
the prevailing opinion is that could have been
worse. We did learn about him having home
schooling in Indonesia, with no mention of his
attendance in Muslim schools. There will be much
said in the days ahead, but in the meantime we
should reflect on the historical views of the
nation's Founding Fathers on this subject.
This is how American education began.

The Founding Fathers had strong views
on the nation's education . . . beginning with
George Washington, who said in 1779, “What
students would learn in American schools above
all is the religion of Jesus Christ.”

And Samuel Adams in 1790 spoke of the need
"to renovate the age by impressing the minds of
men with the importance of educating their little
boys and girls, inculcating in the minds of youth
the fear and love of the Deity… and leading them
in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of
the Christian system.”

Benjamin Franklin, in his 1749 plan for public
schools in Pennsylvania, insisted that the schools
teach "the excellency of the Christian religion
above all others, ancient or modern." In 1787
when he founded Benjamin Franklin University,
it was dedicated as "a nursery of religion and
learning, built on Christ, the Cornerstone."

And Benjamin Rush in 1790 wrote,“By
withholding the knowledge of the Scriptures
from children, we deprive ourselves of the best
means of awakening moral sensibility in their

But we seem to have gone a long way from what
the men who founded this nation and wrote the
Constitution's Bill of Rights, had in mind for the
education of our children. Of course, in those
days they didn't have the ACLU to contend with.





It isn't much of a stretch of memory for any of
us to recall that in October, 2007, a group of
Islamic scholars sent a lengthy message to
Christians in various countries of the world, titled
"A Common Word Between Us and You." In
America, under the sponsorship of the ultra-
Liberal Yale Divinity School, a lengthy response
was sent to the Islamics, titled, "Loving God
and Neighbor Together: A Christian Response
to A Common Word Between Us and You."

Ultimately some 300 American Christian leaders
signed the Yale document, including several so-
called "Evangelicals." Some of those signatories
-- for example, the President of Wheaton College
-- later had the courage to admit their error, and
withdrew their names.

We have neither the time nor the space to
comment on either of those two documents in
detail. That exchange of thoughts can perhaps
best be described as a philosophical attempt to
merge oil and water. The Muslim Islamists got
in the first claims, and the American "Christians"
bought into their reasoning. For example, the
American response offered agreement in these
words, "It is no exaggeration to say as you have
in 'A Common Word Between Us and You" that
'the future of the world depends on peace
between Muslims and Christians.'"

The left-leaning "Christians" expressed a desire
to work together with the Islamists, at one point
going so far as to say, "If we fail to make every
effort to make peace and come together in
harmony, you correctly remind us that 'our
eternal souls' are at stake as well." You have to
wonder what kind of eternal salvation these
Liberal "Christians" believe in.

Even today, almost two years after the supposedly
significant exchange of exploratory documents
between Islamists and Christians, there are some
Christians -- even some calling themselves
"Evangelicals" -- who are urging cooperation and
joint efforts with Islamists. Yet those who claim
to be Evangelicals apparently have never read the
teachings of the Quran ... that Jesus was not the
Son of God ... that believing in the Trinity is a
grievous error ... that Jesus was just a messenger
and like other prophets who had come before ...
that He was not crucified, but another died in His
stead ... there was no need for a Savior because
men are sinless ... and more clearly, that Muslims
are commanded to kill infidels, the unbelievers,
and that Muslims must never take Jews or Christians
as friends, but rather are instructed to fight them
and to humiliate them.

We are all too familiar with ongoing current reports
from Pakistan, Nigeria, Laos and other Muslim
dominated areas where Christians are being killed
and abused, their churches burned, their pastors
beheaded and hacked to death by Muslims in the
name of Allah. Is this a religion of peace, and one
with which we as Christians can cooperate and
work together?

And yet, this fact must be faced, that Islam has
already grown to become a religion second in
size only to Christianity in the world. It is now
expanding far beyond the former Arab nations
into the Western world and across Europe --
even into Great Britain -- and in nation after
nation is making tremendous strides in introducing
and demanding acceptance of their laws, religious
beliefs and social customs. A similar growth,
although to date not at such a rapid pace, is
taking place in America.

A point of interest: in last week's issue we
noted the beginning of the month-long Muslim
observance of Ramadan, currently in progress.
It is interesting, and somewhat dismaying, that
President Obama prepared a 5 minute video of
greeting to the Muslim world on the observance
of Ramadan. For the recent National Day of
Prayer here in America, in which former
presidents have actively participated -- he
ignored it. Somewhere in that sort of response,
there is reason for serious concern on the part
of American Christians.

This week we're not commenting at length
on "Obamacare." Enough has already been
said and demonstrated by American voters to
prove that they don't want it ... seniors don't
want it ... doctors don't want it ... hospitals don't
want it... the Christian Church, Protestant or
Catholic doesn't want it. Like "Hillarycare"
which preceded it some 15 years ago, it is the
wrong answer to an existing problem. But the
ruling Obama administration, aided and abetted
by some members of the Pelosi-Reid controlled
Congress, does seem determined to force this
disastrous concept on the American people.

Writing in New Media Journal, Dr. Laurie Roth
noted: "It didn’t take but moments after Senator
Kennedy died that Pelosi and others started
talking about the resurrected health care bill
they plan to push. Now, magically, it will be
the Kennedy Health Care bill." And in similar
vein, A.J. DiCintio added, "Regarding the
current healthcare debate, it is inarguable that
to cover the entirety of The Bad and The Ugly
alone, one needs to write more pages than
those that make up the bill Obama et al have
been incubating in congressional backrooms ...
What to do, then, except to conscientiously
limit this piece, an endeavor that not only gives
emphasis to a few very important details but
also displays a keen sensitivity to politicians
so brutally overworked that they can’t find time
to read bills they insist are absolutely essential
for the nation’s well being."

And aside from the following news report on the
Obama controlled media, how could we add
anything to this ongoing debate on "Obamacare?"

"ABC & NBC have refused to run a national
ad critical of President Obama's health care
reform plan that features a doctor who warns
that a government-run health care system will
lead to rationing and harm Medicare."

Apparently some of our First Amendment rights
are being usurped by those in power -- something
we thought could never happen.

Among all the problems besetting this nation,
we have not commented at length on the
seriousness of the tremendous national debt the
Obama administration is incurring. Last week's
admission by the White House was frightening,
that the national debt will increase over the next
decade by $9 trillion to nearly $21 trillion, or some
$2 trillion more than their estimate of just six
months ago. The upcoming explosions in the
costs of Medicare and Social Security because
of the retirement of so many "baby boomers,"
plus the proposed reform of the health care
system and the forced shift to more costly
forms of energy will add multi-trillion dollars to
our nation's deficit. Just to deal with these
unheard-of deficits may help kill our nation's
economy. But the Obama administration
proposes more and more spending, with no
end in sight. The obvious fact is that for the
first time in our nation's history, in plain and
simple language, America is close to being broke.

A Founding Father's view of national debt:
"To say that the United States should be
answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars
without knowing whether the ways and means
can be provided, and without knowing whether
those who are to succeed us will think with us
on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable.
Sir, in my opinion, it would be hazarding the
public faith in a manner contrary to every idea
of prudence." (James Madison, 1788) Obviously,
such sensible thinking has now been abandoned
-- and at what cost!

In each issue we have included a request for
prayer by American Christians for our nation,
and for our leaders, particularly that God would
give to President Obama wisdom in dealing with
the many responsibilities he faces, and that
America might remain in the eyes of the world of
nations, the example of a Christian nation it has
always been. As Christian believers, that is our
responsibility. Let us not fail in these difficult times.

A Founding Father's quote on character:
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general
knowledge among the people, who have a right,
an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible,
divine right to that most dreaded and envied
kind of knowledge, I mean the character and
conduct of their rulers." - John Adams, 1816

Some Random Afterthoughts . . .

A word of warning and encouragement.
It is one thing to point out problems arising from
actions of our government, and to complain
about them, but it is quite a different thing to
suggest a way to deal with and solve those
problems. We have often provided a Capitol
switchboard number through which you can
reach your Congress-people or Senators while
Congress is in session. But now they are on
recess, and are back in their home districts,
close to you. Before they return to Washington
to vote on important bills like Health Care
Reform, and repealing the Defense of Marriage
Act, and passing of a Freedom of Choice Act
to increase access to abortions -- take just a few
minutes to call them, while they are at home,
and express your views to them. That is your
right, and your privilege. By the way, out of
curiosity, how many of our readers have ever
made even one such call? We look forward to
receiving such a report from you.

As always, here are a few "one-liners" ...
"Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride
it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it,
but there it is." (Sir Winston Churchill)

"President Barack Obama has run into a brick
wall: the American people, who cherish their
liberty and revere their nation and do not want
it remade in Obama's socialist image."
(David Limbaugh)

"Let's face it: Making money in Obama's
America is about to get harder -- keeping it,
harder still." (Ann Coulter)

"People don't realize the extent to which
cronyism, corruption, 'business as usual' have
been brought from Chicago to the Potomac."
(Michelle Malkin.)

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every now and then we see the announcement
of a new book that intrigues us. This week's title
is "Born to Lie: from the Birth Certificate
Health Care," by Dr. David Goetsch and Dr.
Archer Jones. The advertising slogan used to
promote the book was: "From the missing birth
certificate to health care, can America trust her
President to tell the truth?" Sounds like it might
be interesting Summer reading.

In case you're still wondering about Al
Gore's "Global Warming" crusade, John
Casey, the Director of the Space and Science
Research Center (SSRC) in Orlando, Florida,
has issued a new prediction of the next climate
change intended as a warning to the American
people and their leadership in Washington:“The
climate change predictions which I started to
pass out to our government and media in early
2007 based upon the ‘RC Theory’ have now
come to pass, exactly as forecast. Global
warming has ended, as predicted... The new
cold climate will usher in global travail that
will be amplified specifically because of the
catastrophic climate change policies of the
administration of President Barack Obama
that will leave most citizens unprepared.”

Director Casey added, “The most frequent
question I am asked is how soon will it get
cold and just how cold?... My most recent
calculations, just completed, indicate that
global temperatures approaching 100 year
cold weather records will begin to set in any
year now but certainly between 2012 and
2017." Mr. Gore is going to have to act quickly
to protect his theory from total oblivion.

An upcoming change in a national day of
remembrance. There have been in our national
history, some significant disasters of international
origin. In 1836, the heroic stand of the vastly
outnumbered American forces at the Alamo,
before ultimate defeat by Mexican General Santa
Ana, became a rallying cry for the young nation:
"Remember the Alamo." In 1941 the attack on
our naval base in Hawaii by the Japanese, became
another national rallying cry: "Remember Pearl
Harbor." On September 11, 2001 the Muslim
terrorist attack on our nation's East coast, killing
thousands and wreaking severe economic toll,
has been remembered simply as "9/11" and the
destroyed World Trade Center has become a
hallowed spot for this generation of patriotic
Americans. But all that is about to change. In
April of this year, President Obama, in what
appears to be calculated, cynical political attempt
to revise the meaning of "9/11," signed into law
a measure to erase the memory of the Muslim
terrorist attack, and henceforth consider
September 11 as a "National Day of Service,"
a leftist celebration instead of a day of
remembrance and national patriotism. A national
day of service may be an appropriate way to
celebrate 9/11, if it is service that strengthens our
liberty and freedom. But what appears to be
planned is to use the day to promote the concept
of "green jobs" and other projects on the agenda
of the president. This partisan political plan blurs
the importance of remembering what happened
in the Muslim terrorist attack on 9/11. Quite a far
cry from the campaign slogan of "Change you
can believe in."

A Founding Father's word on one basic
principle of this nation: "The highest glory of
the American Revolution was this; it connected
in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil
government with the principles of Christianity."
-- John Quincy Adams, 1821

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