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The presidential inauguration ceremony is one of the most important
events -- perhaps the most important event -- on the national political
calendar. Since 1933 the inauguration has been held on January 20. It is
important because it is the first action by a newly elected president, and it
is the one time when the president takes an oath -- usually with his hand
on a Bible -- to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States.

In the early years of our nation, beginning with the Founding Fathers, our
presidents were usually clear and open about their Christian faith, and
their convictions that the freedoms and rights we enjoy are essentially
gifts from God. Those beliefs have also been manifested by our presidents
in more recent years.

For example, in 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt stated in his final Inaugural
Address: "Almighty God has blessed our land." In 1949, Harry S Truman
said in his Inaugural, "We believe that all men are created equal because
they are created in the image of God." In 1953, Dwight Eisenhower said:
"This is the work that awaits us all, to be done with bravery, with charity,
and with prayer to Almighty God." In 1961, John F. Kennedy stated:"The
rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand
of God." In 1981, Ronald Reagan stated: "With God's help, we can and
will resolve the problems which now confront us." And in 1989, George
H.W. Bush said, "My first act as President is a prayer..." and he led the
nation in prayer, concluding with: "Our challenges are great, but our will
is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless."

But those addresses were made before President Obama declared that
America is no longer a Christian nation. By contrast, in his inaugural
address in 2009, he said: "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims,
Jews and Hindus, and non-believers. ..To the Muslim world, we seek a
new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect."

The Presidential Inaugural Oath, as required by the U.S. Constitution
(Article II, Section 1) is: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will
faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will
to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution
of the United States." After he had administered the Oath, Chief Justice
Roberts asked President Obama, "So help you God?" And Mr. Obama
replied, "So help me God."

As American citizens, we have every right to assume and expect that our
president -- Barack Hussein Obama, or whoever -- will respect and
conform with the oath he took in becoming President of the United States.
Unfortunately, that is not the attitude we are discovering on the part of
Mr. Obama, as observed in his statement after just a few months in office:
"Whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners to it."

And as Christian American citizens we have an ongoing responsibility
to pray for those in authority (I Tim. 2:1-2), and to ask God for guidance
in electing new leadership for our country on the next Election Day,
Nov. 6, 2012 . . . now just 650 days away.

And just yesterday we observed another "routine" event, probably
as lacking in meaning or accomplishment -- the annual "State of the
Union" address. Its present form, as a major photo-op event, with national
TV exposure, is not as provided for in the Constitution. There, in Article
II, Section 3, under presidential responsibilities, it is stated, "He shall
from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the
Union." It was something required "from time to time," or occasionally.
George Washington actually did speak to Congress in 1790, but beginning
in 1801 Thomas Jefferson sent his comments in hand-written form, and for
over 110 years no president addressed Congress for this purpose.

Then in 1913, Woodrow Wilson began the current practice of speaking
to a joint session of Congress . . . the speech was broadcast for the first
time by Calvin Coolidge in 1923 . . . Franklin Roosevelt used the term
"State of the Union" in 1935 . . . Harry Truman utilized TV in 1947,
and our present day TV extravaganza was born, whereby the president
in power outlines his administration's political agenda for everyone to
see and hear. Little is accomplished, and it is said that Shakespeare
created the very appropriate terminology: "Much ado about nothing."

It's happening in Europe; it could happen here, 1: The European Union
has published a school calendar that omits Christian holidays, like Easter
and Christmas, while listing significant Jewish and Muslim celebrations.
Three million copies of the calendar have been printed, to be given out
freely to students who request it in the Union’s 27 member countries.

It's happening in Europe; it could happen here, 2: It is reported that
sixty percent of Dutch Jews are ready to pack up and leave the country.
The cause is a boom of Islamic anti-semitism in the supposedly
'multicultural' Netherlands.

We do hours of research to bring you "What Others Are Saying."
Why do we do it? Because most of the MLM (Main Line Media) is so
biased toward the Liberal view. You should know that there is another
side to consider, so as one TV network says: "We report -- you decide."

Carl Moeller (Open Doors, USA): "Persecuted Christians count on us
for prayer support and solidarity to stand alongside them as they often
endure unspeakable affliction and hardship for the sake of the Gospel.
When one of us suffers, we all suffer. We must not forget them."

Dennis Cramer (in Charisma magazine): "Many in the church have
gradually, and somewhat unknowingly become biblically ignorant,
unaware or stunted. And doctrinally speaking, anything goes. There is
now widespread acceptance of 'marginal to heretical' doctrines. Just
25 years ago individuals would have been thrown out of the church if
caught teaching these heresies..."

Dr. Michael Evans (Jerusalem Prayer Team): "Attack after murderous
attack occurs…in Israel, in nations around the world, and even here in
America. A homicidal maniac screaming 'Allah Akbar' guns down
innocent civilians or blows himself up to kill Jews and Christians. Why?
What drives this demonic rage? The answer is Islam. Though politically-
correct commentators like to call Islam a religion of peace, which is
historically and theologically inaccurate. Islam is a religion of the
sword, born and spread through conquest and war."

Chuck Colson (in BreakPoint):"There's another aspect of the growing
wave of persecution against Christians. The Bible, remember, is replete
with warnings of judgment upon those who persecute God's people, or
aid and abet that persecution. God will not be mocked in the Middle
East. Nor will He in Washington, D.C."

Alan Gottlieb (Chairman, AmeriPAC): "Like it or not, You are now
being ruled more by a dictator than a duly-elected President...Barack
Hussein Obama will continue to do whatever is necessary to move his
radical agenda forward. With the help of Executive Orders, like a
dictator, Mr. Obama will rule over the legislative branch of government."

Gary Bauer (in End of Day column): "Those of us who believe in the
founding promise of America -- that all men are created equal and are
endowed by our Creator with the inalienable right to life -- must
continue to 'fight the good fight' until the day when all of America's
children are welcomed into the world and protected by our laws."

A bit longer than usual, but these are essentially "One Liners" . . .

Clay Waters (director, Times Watch): "Judging by what I’ve heard
from my fellow conservatives, the issue is decided. The New York Times
is a worthless, truthless, vicious institution. But I disagree. I think
things are worse than that."

Michelle Malkin (Syndicated Columnist): "The case of abortionist
Kermit Gosnell is no anomaly. It's the logical, bloodcurdling
consequence of an evil, eugenics-rooted enterprise wrapped in
feminist clothing."

And here, as always, are a few random "Afterthoughts" . . .

26 states are now taking legal action against Obamacare. While the
now Republican controlled House was voting to repeal Obamacare, 6
more states joined with Florida and 19 other states in the lawsuit against
Mr. Obama's health care reform law, meaning that more than half of the
50 states are now challenging the law.

And lest you thought the Afghans couldn't learn from us: From the
New York Times on President Karzai's delaying the installation of a new
parliament: "The move leaves Afghanistan without a parliament for at
least five months after its election ...In the meanwhile, Mr. Karzai
effectively rules by decree." It would appear that he has been watching
-- and learning -- from Washington!

On the crusade for civility in political rhetoric: Chris Matthews, on
MSNBC's "HardBall," has been on a tirade accusing conservatives of
creating a climate of hate that led to the attempt on Democrat Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords' life. Yet last week Matthews insulted GOP Rep.
Michelle Bachmann, calling her "a screamer, and in many cases, on
MSNBC is pretty close to a nut case." And his long-time colleague,
Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's "Countdown," labeled retiring Sen. Joe
Lieberman a "delusional liar," who had experienced a "departure from
reality," and who was still lying on his way out. Now, however, Mr.
Olbermann is not merely on his way out -- he is gone, as MSNBC
apparently finally came to their corporate senses and abruptly terminated
his contract . . . if anyone is interested.

If you thought Obama's wining and dining of Hu Jingtao was useless,
think again. Mr. Obama's negotiating skills racked up at least one major
success: Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, the two Chinese Pandas who have
been residing (for a hefty fee paid to China) in the National Zoo for 10
years, and whose time was up -- can now stay for another 5 years. An
official signing ceremony was held at the Zoo last week. Score this as
another Obama diplomatic triumph, but one that some might consider
offset by the insult to America delivered by the Chinese born pianist
at the Hu Jingtao state dinner when he played a theme song from a
communist propaganda film which celebrated the killing of American
troops in the Korean conflict. Seems like the White House "czar" in
charge of arrangements for such an important event should have checked
on the entertainment someone on the White House staff must have hired.
But we are probably expecting too much. However, once again the world
of nations is holding the U.S. in ridicule after another demonstration of
our government's ineptness in international affairs.

There is always much to learn from our Founding Fathers . . .

"I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark
corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce liberality of
conduct; that mankind will reverse the absurd position that the many
were made for the few; and that they will not continue slaves in one
part of the globe, when they can become freemen in another."
-- George Washington, 1789

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

In this blog you quote Senator Schumer (D, NY) as saying the three branches of government are, Senate, House, and President. This is an error. The three branches of our government are: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. Was this error by the Senator intentional to confuse those less educated and by repeating it are you attempting to confuse those who are uneducated or show the lack of understanding of the way our government works? Or maybe it was taken out of context as so many people do these days in order to make a point. Just as the Bible is quoted out of context to support radical ideas and less than Christian ideas of love, forgiveness and mercy.
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