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In last week's issue we cited a new Christian advocacy link
http://www.michaelyoussef.com) in which the author, Dr. Michael
Youssef, recounted how he had been invited, then disinvited, to offer
the invocation at an affair honoring General Petraeus. There was also
a reference to an article in the National Journal commenting on the
invitation, followed by the disinvitation, of FRC president Tony Perkins
from offering a prayer at a military affair. Now Franklin Graham, the
son of Billy Graham, himself a national and international Evangelical
leader, has been "disinvited" from his invitation to speak at a Pentagon
observance of the National Day of Prayer on May 6. Graham had
already been named Honorary Chairman of the 2010 observance of
the National Day of Prayer.

So membership in the "Disinvited Club" is growing. We are reminded
of the famous sign on the desk of President Harry Truman:
he buck
stops here."
In other words, President Truman made it clear that the
ultimate responsibility for major national decisions was right there in the
office of the president. And for decisions involving the US military, the
ultimate source is the Commander in Chief -- in this case President
Barack Hussein Obama.

But we should not be surprised. Mr. Obama has boasted again and
again that America is -- in his opinion -- no longer a Christian nation.
He was raised within the Islamic faith, and despite his attending for
many years the church pastored by Jeremiah Wright, whose best
known pronouncement was that rather than saying
"God bless
we should say "God damn America," we have never
seen any proof of Mr. Obama's conversion to the Christian faith.
(Nor any proof of where he was born, his college education, etc.)

And closely enmeshed with these exclusions from offering prayers
at military events, is the recent ruling by a Wisconsin federal judge
that the National Day of Prayer itself is unconstitutional -- but we
expect that decision to be overturned shortly. And amidst all the
controversy about the Day of Prayer, it is to be hoped that the real
meaning of the observance is not forgotten or is misunderstood. The
presidents whom we think of as having issued calls for the nation to
unite in prayer -- Washington, Lincoln, Truman, Reagan, for example
-- did not hide their Christian faith behind some political hedge. They
were open and sincere in believing that God's people should turn to
Him in a time when this nation needed His help and His guidance. The
National Day of Prayer is an important observance, and requires the
leadership of true believers who know the Lord to whom they are
praying. It is not a mere ritual for public acclaim. It is a time for a nation
founded on Judeo-Christian principles to turn to the God of the Bible,
to thank Him for His blessings, and to renew our dependence on Him.

But let's look at the good side! One of our readers wrote to
point out the obvious fact, that the National Day of Prayer has been
given by its anti-Christian enemies the greatest burst of national
publicity that could be imagined. We are sharply reminded of the
abiding truth of the word of God -- in Psalm 76:10 we read:
the wrath of man shall praise thee ..."
So the National Day of
Prayer and its Honorary Chairman have become front page news,
and some Christians who otherwise might not have been planning to
join in prayer to the Lord on this day will now be inclined to do so,
and the evil intent of these enemies of God will be turned into praise
for Him, exactly as the Scripture states.

Summarizing this high level command decision to disrupt observance
of the National Day of Prayer in the Pentagon, Tony Perkins (founding
member of the "Disinvited Club") wrote:
"This decision is further
evidence that the leadership of our nation's military has been
impaired by the politically correct culture being advanced by the
Administration. Under this Administration's watch we are seeing
the First Amendment, designed to protect the religious exercise
of Americans, retooled into a sword to sever America's ties with
orthodox Christianity. For those Christian leaders who have
avoided the controversy of political issues, saying they just wanted
to preach the gospel --
this should be a wake-up call!"
And Tim
Wildmon, president of American Family Association expressed it
this way:
"The military dumped Rev. Graham because, according
to spokesman Col. Tom Collins, 'We're an all-inclusive military.'
Well, you'll have to excuse Rev. Graham for not feeling particularly
included at this point. Apparently the inclusiveness of the military
does not extend to those who speak the truth about Islam."

Graham commented on this current situation,"To act like a National
Day of Prayer is a bad thing or somehow subversive is ridiculous.
Surely our country needs prayer now more than ever,"
and added,
"As the father of a son serving in his fourth combat tour, I'd be
glad to know someone was leading a prayer service on the
National Day of prayer, or any other day."
The objections to his
having a part in the Pentagon observance was based on comments
he made at the time of the "9/11" attack on America, when he spoke
of those who carried out the attack, saying that he considered Islam

"a very
evil and wicked religion," and later in a Wall Street Journal
article wrote that he did not believe that Muslims were evil because
of their faith, but
"as a minister I believe it is my responsibility to
speak out against the terrible deeds that are committed as a result
of Islamic teaching."
Graham's remarks were based on the fact that
the "9/11" attacks were not carried out by Roman Catholics, Jews or
Buddhists, but by Muslim Islamics. It is probably an unfortunate
coincidence that this Day of Prayer event was scheduled at about the
same time Mr. Obama was issuing his decree that there could be no
more use of the term "Islamic Jihadists," or any linking of the words
"Islamic," "terrorism" and "extremism."

This is more than a disinvitation to a Day of Prayer event, and
Franklin Graham was right in his well expressed Christian convictions.
There is a very evident similarity among all the acts of terrorism
occurring in so many parts of the world. Whether we read the news
from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen, Gaza, or wherever, the same
underlying basic of Islamic extremism is there. And although the
Muslim advocates try to accuse the West, the civilized world, of
attacking and killing Muslims, the fact is that most of the victims of this
Islamic violence are Muslims -- we learn that from the news accounts
of the suicide bombing attacks throughout the Muslim world. It is
understandable that the followers of Islam should kill non-Islamic
believers, the "Infidels," because their holy book, the Quran, instructs
them to do so in more than 100 verses. But why kill so many fellow
Muslims? Former President George W. Bush wisely discerned the
heart of the current international problem,
"The struggle against
militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict in
the early years of the 21st century."
According to US government
spokespersons, we risk offending some people by referring to the acts
of Muslim Islamics -- the suicide attacks, the bombings, the beheadings,
etc. -- as acts of terrorism. The problem is that Mr. Obama has not
provided us with alternative, non-offensive words to describe what the
Muslim Islamics are doing, all over the world.

One more word before we leave the National Day of Prayer . . .
last week one of the groups of atheists operating in this country -- the
American Humanist Association, based in Washington, D.C. -- called
for the president to issue a call for a National Day of Reason, rather
than for a National Day of prayer (even though that has long been a
law of the land). The atheists must have been reading the Christian rule
book -- the Bible -- because therein God calls for the very same thing:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord..."
It must
be quite embarrassing for the atheists to have the God they don't think
even exists, beating them to a call for reason thousands of years before
they thought of it. And God sets forth a major element of the Christian
faith in His call to reason:
"... though your sins be as scarlet, they
shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they
shall be as wool."
(Isaiah 1:18) Probably we should thank the AHA
for reminding us of this centuries old word from the Lord.

And concerning another current major news story . . .

What is it that they don't understand about the word "illegal
Last week Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a bill passed
by a substantial majority of both houses of the Arizona Legislature,
establishing immigration enforcement standards in the State of Arizona.
Gov. Brewer signed the bill into law, despite the objection by President
Obama that it was "misguided," and he instructed his Justice Department
to examine it and decide if it is legal. Gov. Brewer could have ignored
the 70% of Arizona citizens who favored the law -- as President
Obama did in ignoring the majority of Americans who did not want
his Obamacare health reform plan, and the majority who now want it

If his Justice Department should happen to read the Arizona law,
they will find that it closely tracks federal immigration laws -- laws
which the Obama administration has not seen fit to enforce. The result
is that Arizona has become the nation's busiest entrance-way for drug
and human smuggling from Mexico into the United States. In signing
the bill, Gov. Brewer said:
"We in Arizona have been more than
patient waiting for Washington to act. But decades of inaction
and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable

Any casual reader of dictionary definitions will find that the word
"illegal" (or "unlawful") means something that is prohibited by, or not
authorized by law. When linked with the word "immigration," the
meaning becomes: "the movement of people across national borders
in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country."
"Illegal immigrants" are also referred to as "illegal aliens" to distinguish
them from legal aliens. However, under Janet Napolitano, head of the
Obama Department of Homeland Security, the terms "undocumented
immigrant," or "undocumented student," or "undocumented worker,"
are to be used instead of "illegal alien." But changing the terminology
does not change the facts -- and this is what the Obama administration
does not seem to understand. An "illegal" or "undocumented" alien is a
lawbreaker, subject to federal prosecution, even deportation.

The 15 or 20 or 30 million "illegals" in this country (no one really
knows how many) are using up and overcrowding our health care,
education, welfare and law enforcement facilities. Gary Karlin, writing
in the Evanston Conservative blog, reports that in reviewing just 14
news stories on this subject during the past year or so, he came up
with a total of $338 billion in government freebies given to illegal aliens
in addition to law enforcement costs. If the Arizona law helps to reduce
the adverse economic effects of this unregulated immigration explosion,
not only will the financial reserves of the most afflicted states be less
depleted, but in a time when some 16 million Americans are out of work,
these low paid unlawful workers will also cease further exhausting the
employment opportunities for American citizens and legal immigrants.

It can be said that even as parents often learn from the wisdom of
their children, so it is time for the federal government to listen and
learn from the governments of the individual states. In this regard, the
words of the Constitution and the opinions of the principal framer of
that governing document should be the rule for this administration, or
any other, to follow. In 1791 Thomas Jefferson wrote:
"I consider
the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That

'all powers not delegated to the United States by the
constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to
the States or to the people.
(Amendment X)'"
A few years later,
in 1800, Jefferson wrote as follows:
"Our country is too large to
have its affairs directed by a single government...I believe the
States can best govern our home concerns, and the General
government our foreign ones."

Does anyone in Washington care what kind of government the
Constitution intended?

"One Liners" express much truth in just a few words.

"Under this administration's watchful eye, Christianity is being
tossed from the public square."
-- Tony Perkins

"It's like waving a red flag in front of politicians, and who wants
to say we don't support prayer? That's like being against apple pie
and motherho
od." -- Charles Haynes

"With casual derision, President Obama recently dismissed the
people in the tea party movement and their little rallies as
'amusing.' It's a shame
we can't find him amusing."
-- Dan Kennedy

We can learn much from noting "What others are saying,"

because these comments will not be found in the main-line media,
either press or TV . . .

Scott Rasmussen
(national pollster): "Skepticism is the word of
the day. Most Americans lack confidence in the stability of the
banking system, most doubt that they will receive their promised
Social Security benefits, and most believe there is disagreement
within the scientific community about Global Warming."

Tim Wildmon: "What was birthed as a constitutional republic --
the land of the free and the home of the brave -- is quickly
becoming the land of the entitled and the home of an ever-
increasing debt that threatens to bring our country to financial

"The best way to move the peace process
between the Israelis and Palestinians forward is for all parties
to demand that the Palestinians abandon their tactic of 'just
saying no,' and insist that the rest of the Arab world move
toward normalization of relations with Israel."

Media Research Center: "For more than two decades, the
so-called mainstream media have preached the dangers of
manmade global warming... not even last November's exposure
of emails from leading scientists... showing them conniving to
fudge or suppress data, discredit critics, and distort the peer
review process -- has caused journalists to finally take a
skeptical approach to radical environmentalists' doomsday."

A Few Random Afterthoughts . . .

First, don't forget our weekly reminder -- Nov. 2 is election day,
now just
188 days away. . . and don't forget the new slogan: "In
November, we will remember."
This can -- and must be -- our
great opportunity to reclaim this nation to its founding principles. But
in order to vote, you must be registered. It's easy to register on line.
Just go to this link:
Register to vote.

Sudan: another of Obama's diplomatic "triumphs."
During his
presidential campaign days, Obama was very strident in demanding
that the US exert more pressure on Sudan so as to avoid an ethnic
catastrophe there. But now when he is in a position to actually do
something, he has stopped expressing concern over the persecution
of so many Sudanese, including most of the Christian communities.
The Sudan president, Omar Hashin al-Bashir, (whose election Mr.
Obama's appointed representative General Scott Gration defended
by saying it was as free and fair as possible), is wanted by the
International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity in Darfur.
President al-Bashir's own political party is called the National
Congress Party, and he boasts,
"Even America is becoming an
NCP member. No one is against our will."
Even Mudawi Ibrahim
Adam, probably Sudan's principal human rights advocate, said
"They're very naive in Washington. They don't
understand what is going on."

And the UN goes on and on, in its usual dependable way: yes,
they can be depended upon to respond in the same way, time after
time. They have now increased their peace-keeping budget for this
year in Haiti, still recovering from the disastrous earthquake, to
$732.4 million -- and here is the "dependable" part: two-thirds of
that total amount will be spent on the salaries, perks and upkeep of
UN personnel -- not on residents of the devastated island. Some
things just never seem to change.





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The Bible has much to say about weather conditions -- for example, drought
is mentioned 10 times ... storms are mentioned 12 times ... floods more than
50 times ... winds (not designated as tornadoes or hurricanes) are mentioned
over 60 times ... and earthquakes are mentioned 15 times. Unfortunately for
those proponents of the Algore theory, there is no mention of global warming
or greenhouse emissions. Nor is there any mention of air-born ash from volcanic
eruptions like the one in Iceland which has been disrupting much international air
traffic to an unprecedented degree. It brings to mind the familiar slogan of a few
years ago, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature." In spite of all of our modern
inventions, "Mother Nature" still can have her own way. But the recent flurry of
large and fairly large quakes all over the world has focused attention on these
words of Jesus in the Gospel records of Matthew, Mark and Luke: "... there
shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places..."
and He wraps up that entire apocalyptic discourse with these words, "But of
that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my
Father only." (Matt. 24: 7, 36)

There is a great temptation -- one to which many sincere students of the Bible
succumb -- to become date-setters for end times events. But the words of Jesus
take precedence, in our opinion, "Watch therefore: for ye know not what
hour your Lord doth come." (Matt. 24: 42) There is this to be said about the
present series of earthquakes all over the world in answer to the question: "Are
these earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Mexico, China and elsewhere, unusual?"
Scientists report that the earthquake activity in 2010 is not unusual; since 1900
there has been an average of 16 earthquakes of magnitude 7 or larger each
year. There have been 6 major quakes in the first 4 months of this year, which is
within the normal range, and within the past year, from mid-April 2009 to mid-
April 2010, there have been 18 major earthquakes, which is also within the
normal range.

For the Christian, anticipating the promised and imminent return of the Lord, the
words of Jesus remain our best guide: "Watch," and "Be ye also ready, for in
such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh." (Matt. 24: 42, 44)

The "unconstitutional" National Day of Prayer is under discussion
-- but before we sit back and allow one liberal federal court judge to cancel
what has been a basic principle of our nation's history for more than 200
years, let's review the facts. First, this is an opinion of one Wisconsin US
District Court judge, Barbara Crabb, in response to a suit filed by the
Wisconsin based "Freedom from Religion Foundation" in 2008 on the basis
that their members experienced "concrete injury" because of a 1988 federal
law that the president must issue a proclamation each year declaring the first
Thursday in May as the date for the National Day of Prayer. Second, let's
consider who is bringing the suit. The "Freedom from Religion" folks admit
to being atheists and agnostics. The Bible clearly describes "atheists" --"The
fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." OK --they're fools. The
term "agnostic" is from the Latin, "a" meaning "without" and "gnosco" meaning
"to know" or "knowledge." So they are without knowledge A more familiar
term is "ignoramus." So this issue has been raised by fools and ignoramuses.

Naturally, for Christians such an action, even by just one US District judge is
cause for concern, because it is part of a growing trend on the part of anti-
Christians to attack the basic principles upon which this nation was founded.
In this instance, Mr. Obama and his associates cannot blame George W. Bush
for this event -- George Washington was the first president to call the nation to
prayer . . . Abraham Lincoln issued a National Day of Prayer proclamation . . .
Harry Truman signed the National Day of Prayer into law in 1952 . . . Ronald
Reagan signed into law the designation of the first Thursday in May as the date
of the National Day of Prayer in 1988. But the action by this liberal judge in
Wisconsin will have no effect on this year's National Day of Prayer on May 6
. . . nor will it affect any future National Days of Prayer, until all appeals have
been heard and settled. The opinion of most legal experts is that the ruling is
not valid, and will be quickly overturned. Does this mean that the fools and
ignoramuses will give up their attacks on the Christian faith? No, but they have
been trying -- and failing -- for 2,000 years. Judge Crabb, and others among
today's Liberals, should reflect on these words by Founding Father James
Wilson, framer of the Constitution and member of the first US Supreme Court:
"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to
discover the meaning of those who made it."

Tony Perkins, of American Family Council, well expressed the Christian position
with respect to this situation: "When the great men and women of our past
bent their knees to God on behalf of the 'sacred fire of liberty,' it was often
during the nation's darkest days. My friends, it is time we join them."

Remember Art Linkletter's show, "Kids say the darndest things?" Mr.
Obama must have seen it as a child, and apparently took it to heart, because as
an adult, and now as President of the United States, he has demonstrated the
truth of that title. In an interview given to an Australian TV show recently he
said that he and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd share several personality
traits -- one of which is humility. Yes, that's what he said: "humility." For sure,
we would never have guessed that about him. About Prime Minister Rudd,
we have no idea.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddfi seems to know about Obama's birthplace,

and he speaks of the American president as being a friend, and as being a blessing
to the Muslim world. His exact words: "Now ruling America is a black man
from our continent, an African from Arab descent, or of Muslim descent,"
and added, "He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa.
Regardless of his African belongings, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of
Muslim descent. He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should
be assisted in implementing it in any way possible." The speech was delivered
on Saturday in the Libyan city of Sirt, and was published in the London based al-Hayat
newspaper. When your popularity in America is on such a steep downward trend,
you accept support from anyone who will offer it.

Amid the discussions about Justice Stevens and his replacement
comments by Ann Coulter are worth noting with reference to media reports that Stevens
is the last Protestant on the court: "While it's true that there are no other Protestants
on the court -- now composed of six Catholics and two Jews, making the Supreme
Court only slightly less diverse than cable news hosts, 75 percent of whom are
Catholic or Jewish, but also include a Scientologist, a Mormon and a gay -- it's
difficult to believe Stevens is any kind of Protestant ... Stevens is more like a
pre-road to Damascus Saul."

In 1789, Ben Franklin penned his often quoted maxim
: "In this world nothing
can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Now, taking into account some
modern achievements, we could add: "and polls." Among other titles, this has been
called the "Age of the Polls." And the polls seem to be always with us, just like Franklin's
death and taxes. For the Obama administration, the polls continue to be unfavorable.
After two or three days of the president's rating index being in single digit negative numbers,
it quickly returned to double digit negatives where it has been for a long time.. Looking
ahead to election day, Nov. 2, (Don't forget that date!) there is increasing speculation that
the wide spread lack of satisfaction with Obamacare may prove to be a liability for the
Democrats. A new Associated Press-GfK poll discloses that opposition to the health care
bill has grown to a 50% to 39% margin. Just prior to Congress ramming the bill through,
public opinion was split just about even on the measure. The president's national standing
has slipped to new low, and that new poll shows that just 49% of Americans now approve
of the overall job Obama is doing. His highest ever rating had been 67% in February of
2009, just after he took office. A new poll from Pew Research released this week shows
that only 22% of Americans trust the present government, and 78% do not. And for media
coverage, about 50% is now favorable to the president -- down from 60% just after passage
of the health care reform bill. On a broad overall basis, about half of American voters want
to replace their own congressmen.

"One Liners" continue to say a lot in just a few words.

I weep as I witness outrageous verbal attacks on Israel. What makes these verbal
assaults and distortions all the more painful is that they are being orchestrated by
President Obama." -- Ed Koch

"We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
-- Nancy Pelosi

the financial world is on the wrong track ...we may be hurtling towards an even
bigger boom and bust than in the credit crisis...
" -- Democrat financier George Soros

"The will of the majority means nothing to this president." -- Kyle-Anne Shiver

"When Sen. Chuck Schumer says, 'It's just about a certainty that the president will
nominate someone in the mainstream,' think left bank.
" -- Jan LaRue

And there is much to be learned from noting "What others are saying,"
you will not find comments like these in the main-line media, either press or TV . . .

Michael Steele: "The Founders never intended government to be an industry,
a means to reward political supporters with jobs and wealth, or the ultimate
monopoly which drives private enterprise into the ground and plunders the wealth
of its citizens. T
he government exists to protect our freedoms, not make us servants
of socialist masters. Le
t's take back our government."

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown: "Liberal critics derided President Bush for engaging
in cowboy diplomacy, or 'going alone.' Those same critics neglect to notice that
Obama is employing a more dubious strategy than Bush. Obama has pursued a
confused and aimless foreign policy based on the idea that he can personally sway
foreign heads of state with his charisma. Unfortunately for our nation his 'follow
me because I’m charismatic' policy has proven to be devastatingly ineffective.
Obama alienates our friends and appears cowardly by appeasing our enemies."

Ralph Peters (in the New York Post): "Jeez, this guy is good. A few years back,
I wrote that Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was the most impressive major
leader on today's world stage. Since then, he's gotten better. Back then, he was
eating President George W. Bush for breakfast. Now he's snacking on President
Obama as sushi -- eating him raw, in happy little bites. Putin is ruthless,
unforgiving and murderous. He also has a clear vision of what he wants, the
strength of will to get it -- and a stunning ability to spot the weaknesses in his
foreign counterparts."

Congressman Randy Forbes (R, VA):
"The federal judge’s decision to call the
National Day of Prayer unconstitutional represents a movement we are seeing
across the country of a small minority who want to exclude faith, religion and
morality from the marketplace of ideas. In so doing, they may be depriving us of
the very principles we need to secure our freedom. Not only does this decision
undermine the basic premise of our Declaration of Independence, but it takes an
opposite viewpoint of so many great leaders throughout our nation's history. It
also seeks to weaken the very foundation upon which our nation was built."

Bishop David Anderson
(American Anglican Church):
"Have you noticed the
number of destructive earthquakes that have occurred around the world just
since the beginning of January this year? ... The religious world has been
suffering from spiritual quakes as well. The spiritual quakes and turmoil found
in the Anglican Church world are rapidly being exported by The Episcopal
Church (TEC) to dioceses all across the globe, and the fault lines don't stop at
the Anglican front yard. The ELCA Lutherans have generally followed TEC in
their theological innovation, and are now suffering a Synodical split, with many
of the orthodox Lutherans in the ELCA pulling out and reforming as a new body.
The Presbyterian Church USA is having tensions over spiritual innovation
within their church as well, and most of the major Christian denominations
report some degree of stress between those who would accommodate the culture
into their present theology, and those who resist and hold to the traditional faith..."

A Few Random Afterthoughts . . .

First, don't forget our weekly reminder -- Nov. 2 is election day, now just 195
days away . . . and don't forget the slogan: "In November, we will remember."
This will be our great opportunity to reclaim this nation to its founding principles.

In case you were wondering about CNN's slippage in the TV ratings . . .
Sanchez, one CNN's news anchors and a frequent guest on other CNN shows,
recently expressed his bizarre views of the Iceland volcano in an interview: "I was
just asking Chad, how can you get a volcano in Iceland? Isn't it too - when
you think of a volcano, you think of Hawaii and long words like that. You don't
think of Iceland. You think it's too cold to have a volcano there."

Speaking to that sort of viewpoint, Sammy Benoit (in "Yid with Lid") commented,

"You have to give the global warming moonbats some credit, they are very
creative, every time something bad happens, they find a way to blame it on
global warming. Over the past year, these pages have recorded claims that
global warming caused the heavy US snow this winter, the bitterly cold winter
in Europe, the melting of the Arctic Ice Cap, a new ice age, nor'easters,
violence, even even bird suicides. Now they are trying to tie their warming
hoax with the volcano eruptions in Iceland and other places. Here's why this
particular theory doesn't make sense. According to the global warming
moonbats, the ice cap over Antarctica has been been melting so quickly
that soon the entire Continent is going to sell itself as a beach resort. Yet there
has been no unusual increase of volcanic activity in Antarctica. Researchers
may believe Iceland may may be heading for more volcanic activity, but
CNN's Rick Sanchez probably still believes that volcanoes can't erupt in a
cold climate."

Some slightly different news from California -- out here on America's
"left coast" the homosexual movement seems to have quite solid support, at least
from the two Democrat Senators and some of the Representatives in Congress,
led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But this past week a bit of good news
emerged -- Proposition 8 which by solid vote of the people of the state amended
the state constitution in 2008 and established marriage as between a man and a
woman, has been under attack by the Liberals and the homosexual minority, and it
was their plan to have it back on the ballot in November with the goal of
repealing it. But despite all their efforts, they were unable to obtain the 695,000
signatures necessary to get it on the ballot, and have given up, and delayed their
efforts until the 2012 election. It is amazing how such a small percentage of the
American population can exert so much pressure at the state and federal level,
and in a nation founded on Christian principles.

This news item may help explain some of Senator Chuck Schumer's actions:
"It's the most famous sandwich in New York politics. Roast beef, banana peppers,
pickled jalapeños, extra onions, extra tomatoes, two layers of pickles, mayonnaise
and mustard on hearty Italian bread -- it's known as 'The Schumwich.' Sen. Chuck
Schumer's go-to lunch has become a legend in lawmaker circles -- an inside joke
of sorts among the armies of political aides who have slaved away in Schumer's
office. When it comes to the preparation of his eponymous sandwich, 'No lettuce
-- it kills the flavor!' Schumer is known to bark at aides who mess up the order.
'Did you ask for extra pickles?' he bellows. 'Did you watch them put them on, or
did you not focus on it?'" How could anyone make wise decisions while living on a
diet like that?

There is so much to be learned from our nation's Founding Fathers . . . they
were smart enough to create this nation . . . we should be smart enough to learn from
them. Consider this quote from John Adams, one of the drafters of the Constitution, and
the second president of the United States:

In 1776: "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."

And the application to the present time? Replace the present Congress in the
Nov. 2 Election Day.

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