THIS WEEK'S "EDITORIAL COMMENT" ... we had in mind
to cite some historical precedent for what we are experiencing
here in America, and the related happenings all over the world. In
researching this general subject, we found two very perceptive
statements, made by men living centuries apart. Aristotle, in the 4th
century BC wrote: "If you would understand anything, observe its
beginning and its development." And expressing the same thought
in the 20th century AD, Richard Nixon said in his Inaugural Address
in 1969, "Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and
unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which
courses are set that shape decades or centuries." As we shall note
in our discussion this week, we are living in a time when courses are
being set which will shape decades or centuries of future history.
Whether it will be for the better is really up to us. Always remember
the phraseanother wise man named Robert Ripley made famous:
"Believe it or not."

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Much of our nation's history has been marked by or highlighted
by -- or to use President Nixon's words, has been shaped by --
wars. And at first thought, that would seem strange. A prevailing
opinion would be that America is a peace loving nation. But in our
two and a third centuries as a nation we have spent an inordinate
amount of time and resources in wars -- and not solely in defensive
wars, but in wars of aggression and civil wars, our own and those
of other countries. This nation was born out of war in the 18th
century. It continued to participate in wars in the 19th century, and
in two world wars in the 20th century, plus wars in Korea and Viet
Nam, and is now utilizing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, possibly
spreading over into Pakistan, as elements of our international
relations policies. And we are currently facing threats of war with
Iran and North Korea, also as elements of our failed policies of
international relations.

One of America's great generals of the 20th century, George S.
Patton, once said, "Americans love to fight. All real Americans
love the sting of battle." Based on our history, which is what
shapes a nation, America will doubtless continue to be a warlike
nation, and there is probably very little that we, as individual
citizens, can do about that. The philosophy of peace through
strength, so thoroughly proved during the administrations of
Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan, could still prevail, but not
given the lack of understanding of military preparedness so
evident under the Obama administration.

But back to our headline . . . aside from international conflicts,
right here at home we are currently involved in various forms of
domestic civil war. Let's look at them very briefly. Anti-Christian
vs Christian: this one is very obvious. The president has pledged
his support of the homosexual community (a small minority known
as LGBT) and has promised to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act
(DOMA), the federal law confirming marriage as between a man
and a woman, exactly as God ordained it. Joining him in this anti-
Christian conflict are some liberal justices who are chipping away
at the traditional Christian view of marriage and the family. But, of
course, Mr. Obama has declared again and again that America is
not a Christian nation. His equivocal position on religion is difficult
to grasp; here at home he claims to be a Christian, although publicly
showing favoritism to Muslim events . . . but recently in Egypt he
declared that he is a Muslim as is his family in Africa.

The endorsement of abortion by the president and his fellow
Democrat leaders in the Congress is another example of an anti-
Christian position. And the continued enforcement of the banning
of prayer or any mention of God or any reference to the Christian
faith in the nation's schools is another graphic example of this
ongoing civil war.

And as for Liberal vs Conservative, this aspect of civil war is
probably most obvious -- one very graphic example is the manner
in which the Obama administration with the help of its Democrat
controlled Congress forced through the enactment of "Obamacare,"
the health care reform act, opposed by the majority of the American
people, whose opinions were totally ignored. Now as the adverse
effects of the act on American life are seen, a definite majority of
the American people want its repeal. Similarly, the multi-billion
dollar "stimulus" plan . . . the bailouts of major elements of the
automobile industry and the financial services industry . . . all
have been battles within the domestic civil war.

And in the third of our suggested aspects of civil war, Progressives
vs Patriots, we have the mismanagement of the ongoing wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan, and the effort underway to repeal the "Don't ask,
don't tell" rule regarding homosexuals in the military, in opposition
to the views of senior military leaders. The previously unimaginable
sight of the President of the United States bowing humbly before a
foreign king has shaken pride in America to the core. And now we
are seeing quite often in Internet opinion pieces, headlines like this
one from just yesterday: "Guess what part of the Constitution
goes next!" And the sub-head reads, "Drastic change in the works
to revamp the whole Electoral College" -- an undertaking which
has already seen at least five of the more Liberal states taking action
to implement this drastic change in the American election process set
forth in the Constitution.

Those are not detailed examinations, but they do call to our
attention the fact that we are engaged in a civil war on several fronts.
And with those facts before us, the familiar question arises, "What
can we, as Christian Americans, do about it?" The answer is the
same one that we have been emphasizing for a few months: [1] Be
sure you are registered to vote; [2] Be sure to vote on Election Day,
Nov. 2 -- now just 97 days from today. Remember: every Member
of the House of Representatives and about one third of the Senate are
up for election. We who represent about 85% of the U.S. population
can bring about a change for the better. Consider this as a war . . .
we have lost a few battles . . . but on Election Day a major battle will
take place. It can be said that everything America was intended to be
and has always been, is on the table for our vote this year. We dare
not lose this one.

Prior to Election Day -- in fact, any day now, the Senate will vote
on the confirmation of Elena Kagan as a new justice on the Supreme
Court. From highly respected Tony Perkins, of Family Research
Council, has come this very significant comment, "If President Obama
can't have a lifetime term, then he knows the next best thing is
nominating Elena Kagan to one. She shares the President's disgust
for traditional morality, free speech, the military, individual liberty,
u nborn children, constitutional fidelity, and all things religious."
It is not too late -- use your phone and call the Capitol switchboard at
(202) 224-3121, ask for your Senators' offices, and urge them to vote
against Ms. Kagan's pending confirmation. This is particularly true for
our readers in South Carolina, Indiana and Maine -- because in those
states, Republican Senators Lindsay Graham, Dick Lugar and Susan
Collins have said they will vote to support Ms. Kagan's nomination.
(Unfortunately, none of those three RINOs are up for election this year.)

This next section is very important: "What Others Are Saying."
Much mention has been made this past week about the disclosure of
the "JournOlists" -- described as some 400 of the nation's prominent
journalists and commentators who have been discussing (some call it
"conspiring") about how to kill or promote stories against or favoring
the Obama administration (hence the "O" in their name?) and the
overall Democrat party agenda. Since their biased viewpoints color
their reports, these quotes from other spokes-persons are worth noting.

Newt Gingrich: "The campaign this fall can be boiled down to a
simple choice: job-killers versus job-creators. Unfortunately, under
the Pelosi-Reid Congress and the Obama presidency, government
has become a job-killing system thanks to a set of principles, policies,
processes and people that are completely disconnected from reality."

Dr. Michael Youssef (Leading the Way): "Real change in America
is possible as long as there are Christians willing to consecrate
themselves to God in prayer for the spiritual state of this nation...
Real spiritual change will happen when we insist that America
returns to its roots. Spritual change will happen when we prayerfully
elect Godly men and women who fear the Lord."

Skip MacLure (Conservative Outpost): "Our nation reels from
the economic and fiscal disasters created by Barack Hussein
Obama's Marxist redistributionist agenda. Unemployment
reaches new heights as the government "stimulus" programs
record failure after failure, while at the same time Obama
claims three million jobs created or 'saved,' even as private
sector economists show incontrovertble proof that well over
four million jobs have been lost since the Anointed One took

Rich Tucker (Heritage Foundation): "In Washington, the
government has passed a massive health care law that seems
certain to take power away from doctors and patients and give
it to federal bureaucrats. It also passed a financial regulation
law that will limit innovation on Wall Street, but won't do much
to fix the problems that almost brought down the nation's
financial system. Again, bureaucrats and regulators will be asked
to ride to our salvation. Good luck to all of us with that!"

John "Infidelisto" (in Infidels are Cool): "This November's
election will decide which direction our country will go in the
coming years. We're already being forced by the Obama
administration into a statist, socialiast agenda that is stripping
our freedoms away on a daily basis while giving massive amounts
of power to the Feds."

Gary Bauer: "While the Left hyperventilates over the alleged
racism and potential threats posed by the Tea Party, it is ignoring
the far more serious and growing threat --radical Islam in America."

Glenn Beck: "Harry Reid makes the argument that it was a 'good'
thing that our government bailed out GM. He neglected to mention
that GM just bought a sub-prime lender with YOUR taxpayer money.
Reid's lunacy continued as he claimed Ford would have done as well
without bailouts. Ummm, Harry -- FORD did not take a bailout."

And now a few random Afterthoughts ... items you may have missed.

Two major events this week, news-wise, merit an "Afterthought."
First, there is the "if-not-sensational-it's-close-to-it" disclosure of
some 91,000 "leaked" reports concerning our military efforts in
Afghanistan. Two headlines caught our attention: (1) "Those
Devastating Secret Documents on Afghan War Tell Us What We
Already Know," and (2) "Experts Say Document Leaks Are Dicey
Not Disastrous." The second one reflects the Obama administration's
"spin" on the story, but either way we -- Americans -- emerge as the
fools, victims of our failure to spot and stop a long-running weakness
in our conduct of the Afghan war. And there is the threat that WikiLeaks
has thousands of more documents to disclose.

And second, we hope we have the right to ask the question so many
are asking: "Given the sorry state of the American economy, with
so many people really hurting -- is it in the best of taste for the
Clintons to spend $3-5 million on Chelsea's wedding?" (To say
nothing of the exorbitant cost of getting the president there, and
ensuring his safety.) And, of course, there is the other question:
"Is it wise to take the Secretary of State out of action with so many
critical issues erupting all over the world . . . and perhaps the
president could better utilize his time -- like another photo-op
visit to the Gulf to prove he really hasn't totally forgotten them."

When we used to think of things "American," we used to use
words like "baseball, Boy Scouts and apple pie." Now, in the reign
of Barack Hussein Obama one of those American distinctives seems
to have been eliminated. The 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts is
being observed this week in a national jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill,
Virginia, an active U.S. Army installation just 60 miles from
Washington, DC. 45,000 scouts from all over America will be
present -- but Mr. Obama, who is honorary president of the Boy
Scouts of America, will not be present for the anniversary observance
today -- he will be in New York City to tape an appearance on the
TV show, "The View" -- at best a somewhat trashy show, but
apparently with a viewing audience that would attract the president.
One is inclined to wonder if the words of the Scout oath with its
reference to God which has resulted in so many lawsuits by the
ACLU were in any way involved . . . "On my honor I will do my best,
to do my duty to God and my country . . . "

Last week we expressed concern over Tony Blair's proposal
for a One-World religion. The former British Prime Minister was
backed up by his Queen, Elizabeth II, in her speech at the United
Nations. In advance, it was announced that she would be speaking
on a "global perspective." And who better? She is the legal owner
of 6,600 million acres of land which represent one sixth of the earth's
non-ocean surface. The value of her holdings is estimated at $33
Trillion. Concluding her urging for the United Nations to get on with
the one-world challenge she had previously put before them, she said,
"In my lifetime, the United Nations has moved from being a high-
minded aspiration to being a real force for the common good. In
tomorrow's world, we must all work together as hard as ever if
we are truly to be a United Nations." The one-world, one-religion
challenge is a continuing serious one.

We are seeing proof that even Liberals can learn from the public.
After all the media attention given Massachusetts Senator John Kerry
over his purchase of a $7 million, 76 foot sailing yacht in Rhode
Island, and thus avoid paying his home state $437,500 in sales taxes,
and $70,000 in annual excise taxes -- he has recanted, and has
announced that he will pay the taxes to Massachusetts which he had
been avoiding by buying and berthing the yacht in Rhode Island.
There is some kind of a lesson somewhere in all this.

A promise you can take to the bank. Maybe. When President
Obama signed into law the new Wall Street reform law last week,
he used words we should keep on record as a reminder when he
proposes his next multi-billion dollar bailout bill or whatever he
may call it: "There will be no more taxpayer-funded bailouts.
Period." Try to remember that.

Our concern over "politically correct" terminology: Last week
we pointed out that since November, 2009, Mr. Obama and his
people have been using the term "Freedom of Worship," instead of
the traditional "Freedom of Religion" as provided in the Constitution.
In 2009, two clergymen, Dr. Gary Dull and Rev. David Kistler,
announced in Washington the formation of The Faith and Freedom
Institute (TFFI), to stress the Christian principles which have made
America great. Acting on their concern over the change from
"Freedom of Religion" to "Freedom of Worship," TFFI has sent a
personal letter to Mr. Obama asking him to retract past use of the
term, and revert to the traditional "Freedom of Religion." TFFI
points out that "Freedom of Worship" would force people to live
their faith behind closed doors. As we previously pointed out, this
is a matter of serious concern..

And in case you wondered: According to the latest Rasmussen
Reports, Taxes as an important issue to American voters has
jumped 10 points from its May rating, but is still fourth on the list
of most important issues. The Economy is first, with 85%;
Government Ethics and Corruption, second, with 72%; Health
Care, third, with 70% and Taxes, fourth, with 68%. One would be
inclined to think this might offer some guidance to our government
leaders . . . but we're just citizens; what do we know?

In reflecting on the opinions of our Founding Fathers, (which
we continue to think are important for our nation, even today), there
is this verse of The Star Spangled Banner, which became our
National Anthem in 1931, after a Constitutional Resolution was
signed by President Hoover:

"Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be
our motto, In God is our trust." -- Francis Scott Key, 1814

And there is this Supreme Court decision, never challenged:

“This is a religious people. This is historically true. From the
discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single
voice making this affirmation… we find everywhere a clear
recognition of the same truth… These, and many other matters
which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations
to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.”
-- U.S. Supreme Court, Decision in the Church of the Holy Trinity
vs. United States, 1892





actions the Obama administration has taken, which are contrary
to the opinions and views of the majority of the American people,
there have come, quite naturally (because that old document that
those in power seem to ignore, stated that our government should
derive its powers "from the consent of the governed"), calls for
"repeal" of one new Obama law after another. This is not to imply
that we disagree with the "repeal" concept, but first we have to
face facts. Right now -- with his complete control of both houses
of the Congress through the Democrat majority -- there is no hope
of "repeal" or of doing anything to reflect the opinions and views
of the American people. The only hope we have of reverting to
Abraham Lincoln's dream of this nation as being "of the people,
by the people, and for the people," is to go to the polls on
Election Day, November 2, 2010 and vote the left-wing Liberals
presently in control of the Congress out of office, and elect
members who will put America first, and achieve what Lincoln
called for at Gettysburg, "that this nation, under God, shall have
a new birth of freedom." That is all we can do. That is what we
absolutely must do.
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The elite, main-line media -- press, TV, news magazines and
even some Internet sites (yes, the Liberals are active there, too!)
-- carry so many non-essential articles that the really significant
information gets hidden among all the political propaganda
pieces. So if we don't comment on some issues which have made
headlines elsewhere, it is because they do not have any meaningful
effect on the freedom of religion (not "freedom of worship" as
expressed in the Obama administration's "politically correct"
terminology). Thus, we will not be commenting on the Chelsea
Clinton wedding, or on the once-off, but now on-again wedding
between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnson. Nor will we comment
on Mel Gibson and his family problems or on former Illinois
Governor Blagojevich's trial. . . or even on the NAACP playing
the race card against the TEA Party groups.

And we will not be commenting on the Gulf oil spill -- we simply
can't keep up with the developments there after 3 disastrous
months. One thing we have noted -- after making it very clear that
he considered the whole thing to be BP's fault and therefore their
sole responsibility, now Mr. Obama has made the apparently
successful capping of the well his own achievement, and in his
announcement of it on TV used the word "we" again and again . . .
only mentioning BP at the end when he once again assigned to BP
responsibility for payment of the clean-up and all related costs.
The fact that the method for capping, the equipment used and the
actual work of installing the cap was purely a BP operation
seemed to escape him, and his "We" took over.

There is this to be said about the Gulf oil spill -- it has brought
out into the open a sharp division in national public opinion as
to how the Obama administration handled the disaster. A new
Washington Post-ABC News poll reports that among Gulf coast
residents 72% disapprove of the way the administration has
handled it, with only 24% approving. By contrast, 62% of those
local residents approved of the way the various local and state
governments have responded to the disaster.

But enough about the issues we are not going to discuss -- and
before we get into the issues for today's discussions, there is this
word about the responsibility we face on Election Day -- now
just 104 days away. We can easily be lulled into a false sense of
security or complacency by reading the polls which predict
Democrat losses in both houses of the Congress. But opinion polls
don't vote. People do, and until the American people vote on
election day, we are not going to see anything change in Washington
or in our state governments.

Before you get all smug and relaxed over the sarcastic article
one of your friends just sent you, pointing out how Barack Obama
was another Jimmy Carter, inept and incapable of dominating the
Washington scene, pause to remember how he and his Congress
(both houses of it) rammed through a stimulus spending bill that
plunged us into debt going beyond anyone's understanding . . . did
the same with a health reform bill that the majority didn't want,
and now wants its repeal . . . and now a financial reform bill
which has, at best, mixed reviews . . . and those three massive
victories were accomplished in less than two years by a president
who didn't know how to manage things in Washington.

But he didn't do it alone . . . he had the irresistible support of both
houses of Congress, firmly controlled by the Liberals . . . to such
an extent that Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was able to say
about the health care reform bill which no one had read: "We have
to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it." Until we -- the
American voters -- do something to change the make-up of the
Congress, Mr. Obama will continue to ride roughshod over the
views, opinions and wishes of the American people.

But we can do something about it! On November 2, now just 104
days from today, we can vote the Liberals out, and vote the
Conservatives into office. By so doing, by gaining even the
narrowest majority in the House and in the Senate, we could take
control of the Congressional Committees which dictate which
measures will ever come to the floor for debate and vote. Those
committees now are all under Democrat/Liberal domination,
guaranteeing Mr. Obama success in enacting whatever laws he
has on his agenda, and denying the American people the ability to
exercise their right to be heard. But we can change all that by our
vote on November 2.

And between today and Election Day, let's make every day a day
of prayer for our nation and its leaders, that they might fulfill the
words of Abraham Lincoln in his second inaugural address, by
acting "with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right."

And now consider a few of our major issues of concern. In last
week's commentary we presented two major issues which carry
serious concern for American Christians. First, there was the
Obama administration's change of terminology from "freedom of
religion" to "freedom of worship." It began in November of last
year as the president spoke in memory of the Americans murdered
at Fort Hood, Texas, by a Muslim serving as an officer in the U.S.
military. From that time it has become the replacement term for
"freedom of religion" in speeches by Mr. Obama and his present
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The underlying intention
would be to take away our religious freedom -- to assemble, to
preach openly, to evangelize, to make our faith known in public.
"Freedom of worship" would limit us to private acts of prayer
and Bible study. The implications in this change to "politically
correct" language is seriously troubling.

Second, we discussed the effort led by former British Prime
Minister, Tony Blair, to establish a "one world" religion -- and
this is of serious concern because it is well funded, and has the
support of prominent political figures like Bill Clinton, and the
religious support of nominal "Evangelicals." It merges smoothly
into the growing concept of a "one world" government which
seems to pervade much of the thinking and planning of the UN.

Third, although he claims at times to be a Christian, at the same
time Mr. Obama openly declares that he is a Muslim, and that his
family in Africa is also Muslim. But his views of salvation stand
in sharp contrast to Christian beliefs, and reflect more accurately
the atheistic Communist view. In commencement addresses at
Wesleyan University, Northwestern University, University of
Chicago School of Medicine and Southern New Hampshire
University (to name just a few), he has used the same language:
"...you have an obligation to yourself. Because our individual
salvation depends on collective salvation." And speaking
personally, he said that he recognizes that "my individual salvation
is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the
country." Included in the basic teaching of atheistic Communism --
Marxism -- is the concept of collective salvation. This is in direct
contradiction to Biblical Christianity by teaching that sin is not
individual, but is collective and a person is saved not by his
individual belief, but by social action. This was the point so
clearly made by Billy Graham during his most influential
preaching in the mid-twentieth century when he taught that the
Christian faith changes a person, and the individual changes his
society, whereas Communism teaches that it changes society, and
society changes the individual. ("Collective salvation.") But we
should not be surprised; Mr. Obama has said again and again that
America is not a Christian nation.

Fourth, we have to be concerned over Mr. Obama's catering to
the LGBT community by pledging to repeal the federal Defense
of Marriage Act (DOMA), by granting all sorts of benefits to
same-sex unions, by enacting hate crime laws, by moving against
our military leaders in advocating repeal of the "Don't ask, don't
tell" policy, and by constantly assuring LGBT advocates that he
is on their side and is working for them. Not only is our traditional
Christian morality under attack, but the end of our First
Amendment right of freedom of religion is in sight.

Fifth, the Liberal support of abortion, under the familiar mantra
"Freedom of Choice" continues, even though in the 37 years since
Roe v. Wade, more than 50 million babies have been killed, and
now -- despite the president's word to the contrary -- under
Obamacare, federal funds will apparently be paying for abortions.

And those are just a few of the concerns we, as Christians, share
with items on the Obama agenda.

Now here are a few examples of "What Others Are Saying."

Dr. Michel Youssef ("Leading the Way"): "Before God fully
removes His protection and blessings from this nation, we must
repent of our apathy regarding the state of this union. We must
no longer be content with what politicians tell us is the fate of
our country, but rather we must unite in prayer to bring back
the Biblically based ideals which founded this nation."

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson (President BOND): "The NAACP is
a racist and bigoted group. And shame on Michelle Obama for
embracing their racist platform. Instead of condemning this
hateful resolution and rebuking the organization, she
encouraged them to 'increase their intensity.' This is pure

Victor Davis Hanson (New York Post): "In just 18 months
Holder has proven to be the most political attorney general since
Richard Nixon's attorney general, John Mitchell. Like the
hyperpartisan Mitchell, Holder will embarrass the nation until
he steps down. Given his partisan temperament and checkered
record in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, his
departure is not a matter of if -- but only when."

Francis A. Schaeffer (20th century Evangelical Theologian):
"We will destroy the church if we do not have the courage in a
radical day like ours to hold onto the absolutes of the Word of
God regardless of the cost. But also when we train children to
take equally what the Bible says and what people will think, we
destroy the Bible's authority ..."

Greg Reese (in American Thinker): "Barack Obama is leading
our nation backwards into chaos parallel to the early years of
20th century Russia... Obama, like Lenin, imposed government
on the people and will systematically dismantle personal freedom."

Dr. Gene Jeffries (Professor, Liberty Theological Seminary):

"In knowing the Lord, and in living by His Word, we can witness
Him turn this country back to Himself, just as He did often with
Israel. God, bless America! -- Please."

And now for a few random Afterthoughts . . .

One wonders what the answer would be . . . One of the news
stories over the past weekend was concerning the formerly "Gay
Pride" parade and festival in San Diego (now the Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender Pride parade) with an estimated 100,000
participants -- said to be the largest such event in the nation. The
parade forced closing of major city streets and took over some
public facilities -- and it all gave rise to this question: "What
would a major city's response be if some churches wanted to
sponsor a 'Christian Pride' parade and festival?" There might be a
problem with the use of the word "pride," given the Bible's view:
"Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a
fall." (Proverbs 16:18) Or: "God resisteth the proud, but giveth
grace to the humble," (James 4:6) So perhaps it would better be
called "Christian Witness" parade. But it's worth a thought . . .
what would city officials ddo if faced with such a request from
local churches?

For what it's worth; a poll result for the 2012 election: the
normally Democrat sympathetic Public Policy Polling (PPP)
ranked President Obama against 4 possible challengers in the
2012 presidential election, and Mr. Obama lost on all but one
of the comparisons, and in that one he finished in a dead heat.
The results: Obama trailed Mitt Romney 46-43; Mike Huckabee
47-45, and Newt Gingrich 46-45. His best score resulted in a
tie with Sarah Palin, 46-46.

And on that general subject: An Opinion Dynamics poll
released just yesterday showed Mr. Obama's job-performance
approval as having reached a new low: 43% . . . and the
Rasmussen daily approval rating was stuck in the same double-
digit negative range where it has been for some months, at -17.

And again we affirm: we are not endorsing Hillary Clinton
for peresident or anything else, but this report seemed interesting.
It seems that the president isn't the only member of his
administration who is faring poorly in the polls. In a recent Harris
poll report, Vice President Joe Biden, received a 26% favorable
score, with 45% unfavorable; Nancy Pelosi received only a 20%
favorable score, with 49% unfavorable, and Senate Majority
leader, Harry Reid, appeared to beat them all with a 33% favorable
score, which was, however, offset by a 52% unfavorable rating.
However -- and this is interesting -- Hillary Clinton earned a 45%
favorable rating against only a 35% disapproval. So for what it's
worth: Hillary is rated by the public as the best of all of them.

The wealthiest U.S. Presidents: approximately every year
Forbes Magazine publishes a list of the 10 wealthiest U.S. presidents,
based on their relative wealth at the time they served as president.
The most recent list is as follows, in chronological order:
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Andrew Jackson
Zachary Taylor
Theodore Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon Baines Johnson
George W. Bush

Not to go back on our word about not commenting on Chelsea
Clinton's wedding, but this observation by Hillary Clinton seemed
to say a lot, based on Chelsea being nominally Christian and Marc
Mezvinsky being Jewish: "Over the years so many of the barriers
that prevented people from getting married, crossing lines of faith
or color or ethnicity have just disappeared. Because what's
important is: 'Are you making a responsible decision? Have you
thought it through? Do you understand the consequences?' And I
think in the world that we're in today we need more of that."
Hillary thus very glibly tossed out any consideration of Paul's word
in II Cor. 6:14, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with
unbelievers." But, of course, Mr. Obama had previously declared
the writings of Paul to be "obscure."

Remember our recent report on Muslim murders of Christians
in Nigeria? Over the past weekend we noted this news report from
the city of Jos, Nigeria, and we reproduce it in full: "Muslims
attacked a Christian village in central Nigeria Saturday, killing
eight people with machetes and burning seven houses and a church
in fresh religious violence, an army spokesman said." Islam a
"religion of peace?" Please explain that to us in one of your many
TV speeches, Mr. President.

The Founding Fathers spoke on many aspects of American life.

"The importance of piety and religion; of industry and frugality;
of prudence, economy, regularity and an even government; all are
essential to the well-being of a family." -- Samuel Adams, 1780

"In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general
government is not to be charged with the whole power of making
and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain
enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic,
but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any."
-- James Madison, 1787

"The great leading objects of the federal government, in which
revenue is concerned, are to maintain domestic peace, and provide
for the common defense.." -- Alexander Hamilton, 1788

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