not a computer problem this time (although that one is still with us)
but our Senior Editor is back in hospital again, but just for a short
stay is our expectation. So please bear with us . . . be patient . . .
and in a week or so we should be back at full speed. And thanks
for standing with us, and for recommending to your friends that
they should subscribe to ANC -- always at no cost.
We are experiencing some difficult and dangerous times, both
for America and the world, and if ever there were a time when
Christians should stand together and make our voices heard --
that time is now. This quote from columnist Bill Haymin sums it
up well: "America is a dead man walking around, waiting to
fall down. The fault of America's failure falls squarely on
the shoulders of American Christians (past and present)."

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During the entire first year, and more, of his term of office he has
made this the most ambitious effort of his administration, and has
literally staked his presidency on the passage of "Obamacare,"
the health care reform bill which is purely a Liberal, Democrat
production. As poll after poll reports that a solid majority of the
American people do not want this bill, he has used every
obfuscation technique available to him in extreme concentrated
efforts to persuade Americans that they are wrong to not want
what he wants. And as what appears to be the final vote is
now just days away, the latest polls show the American people
still oppose the president's plan by a margin of 53% to 43%.

The members of Congress, Democrat and Republican, know
how their constituents feel. They have been told often enough
during visits to the states or districts they represent. Some of
them -- mostly Republicans -- are standing firm on what the
electorate wants. Others -- mostly Democrats -- are in the
position of being forced by their leadership, including the
president, to vote the party line.

Pollster Scott Rasmussen raised this point: "Are national
Democrats on a kamikaze mission to pass their health care
reform plan and destroy themselves at the polls in November?
That's what it seems like to many political commentators,
and our latest numbers here at Rasmussen Reports aren't
too encouraging for the president's party at this point."

Skip MacLure, in his column titled "Unhealthy - Outrageous
and Embarrassing," summarized the president's actions in
these words: "His headlong rush to illegally and
unconstitutionally force passage of the Democrats’ long
desired universal single payer health care, against the
almost uniform opposition of the American people, is an
indication of the desperation that pervades his
administration and party. Nothing is working for him,
despite loaded audiences and a huge majority in the
House and Senate ... With total disregard, or self
imposed blindness, the leadership is ignoring the
absolute outrage out in the electorate."

The problems associated with this proposed government
takeover of the nation's health care system involve not only
Christian Americans -- federal payment for abortions is one
notable aspect -- but also all Americans, as Senior citizens
will see their Medicare benefits drastically reduced ... the
ready access we have always experienced to the finest
medical care in the world will give way to the long waiting
lines typical of Canada and Great Britain's government health
care ... and the costs involved will drive our national debt to
levels which can easily lead to America's bankruptcy.

That is why -- as Americans and as Christians -- we
should today . . . not tomorrow . . . today, use this phone
number to contact our Congressional Representative, and
tell him (or her) to vote "NO" on the president's health care
proposal: 1-202-224-3121, or use this toll free number:
1-800-962-3524. If just some of our readers were enough
concerned to use a few minutes to make such a call, those
thousands of calls could well make a difference.

And there are the other parts of our responsibilities:
first, prayer for our leaders, that they may be given wisdom
to handle the challenges facing our nation at this time, and
in accord with the instructions of I Tim 2:1-5 to recall that
God would have all men to be saved, and thus our prayers
for the salvation of our leaders -- including our president --
are part of our responsibility as Christians.

And Jesus instructed us not only to be light, but also salt,
and our responsibility in obeying His directive in this regard
is to exercise the privilege we have to vote, and to put into
positions of leadership men (and women) of strong moral
character. That was the basic principle upon which our
Founding Fathers established this nation -- consider this
quote from John Jay, the first U.S. Chief Justice, in 1816:
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their
rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and
interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer
Christians for their rulers.”

Gary Bauer, veteran observer of the Washington scene,
reminds us of what should be our concern over the widely
different religious attitude demonstrated by our present chief
executive: "President Obama has gone out of his way to
reach out to the Muslim world. A newly inaugurated
Obama gave his first TV interview to the Al-Arabiya news
channel. He sent private letters to Iran’s delusional dictator,
who has vowed to wipe Israel off the map. He spoke of
rebooting” American foreign policy to audiences in Turkey
and Egypt, and he bowed to Saudi Arabia’s king." And
this says nothing about Obama's repeated assertion that our
country is no longer a Christian nation.

Here is our weekly reminder: Election Day, Nov. 2, 2010 is
now just 230 days away. Be registered, and be ready to take
your stand for the Christian Conservative cause on that day!

It is important to read "What Others Are Saying"--
you won't find these quotes in most of the main line media:

Dan Gainor: "In recent memory, the Times has blamed
climate change” for about everything except the New
Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl victory. And with every story,
the assumption is Americans have to change their lives,
welcome more government control and let Al Gore or the
Hollywood hypocrites tell us how to live."

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown: "Mr. Obama's term in office
is like Disney's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. His reckless policies
and actions cause destruction to whatever he touches. He
needs to be stopped. Obama and his special-interest allies,
especially his lap-dog media, are doing everything they can
to keep government growing and eroding our rights. If
ordinary people like us don't stand up and continue the
rebellion, Washington will soon forget the discontent in
the hinterlands ... The problem for these media allies of
Obama lies in their refusal to accept the simple truth that
Americans actually believe in the U.S. Constitution."

Robert Samuelson (Newsweek): "One job of presidents
is to educate Americans about crucial national problems.
On health care, Barack Obama has failed ... 'If not now,
when? If not us, who?' Obama asks. The answer is: It's
not now, and it's not us. Pass or not, Obama's proposal
is the illusion of 'reform,' not the real thing."

Joseph Curl (Washington Times): "The Show Me State
temporarily became the No-Show State on Wednesday
as some prominent Missouri Democrats decided they'd
rather be somewhere else when President Obama came to
push his massive health care overhaul plan. Missouri
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, the all-but-certain
Democratic nominee for the Senate seat being vacated by
Republican Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, was "already
locked in" to meetings in Washington, D.C., on Wall Street
financial reforms, said her spokesman, Linden Zakula."

Michael Goodwin (New York Post): "Once again, Barack
Obama is a happy pitch man. He's on stage with a
microphone, jacket off, sleeves rolled up, his voice rising
and falling as he tries to whip the big crowds into revival-
tent fervor. He's still peddling Hope & Change, although
now he calls it health-care reform. He swears his miracle
elixir will save your life, your money and your country. It
will do anything you could possibly want -- unless you want
the truth. Then you're squat out of luck. See, truth is a
pre-existing condition not covered by ObamaCare."

And here are a few more of the "One Liners," which we
keep being told are greatly enjoyed; we found these this week:

"The national opposition to the President's health care
'reform' is growing daily, about as fast as his approval
ratings are plunging."
-- Matt Staver

"A fanatic is a person who can't change his mind and
won't change the subject." -- Sir Winston Churchill

"The Democrats could face 'unmitigated disaster' in
the mid-term elections... if they continue to ignore the
public's opposition to health care reform."
-- Jack Cafferty

"We have too many high sounding words, and too few
actions that correspond with them." -- Abigail Adams
Wife of John Adams, 1774

"The Koran: It may be the most controversial book in
the world. Some see it as a paean to peace, others call it
a violent mandate for worldwide Islamic supremacy."
-- Robert Spencer

Some Random Afterthoughts . . .

We continue to be impressed by the wisdom and
foresight demonstrated by our nation's Founding Fathers
as they spoke of the qualifications of leaders of our nation,
and realize how applicable they are today:

"He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this
country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who,
so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a
man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who
is not a wise and virtuous man" -- Samuel Adams, 1748

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men
shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country
will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent
its ruin." -- Samuel Adams, 1780

"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of
time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian
religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and)
which insures to the good eternal happiness, are
undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best
security for the duration of free governments."
-- Charles Carroll, 1800, the only Roman Catholic signer
of the Declaration of Independence

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