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Vol. 19, An Occasional Issue ~~~~~October 29, 2012~~~~~© 2012
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         "The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him
                  for the healing of America - our country is in need of
                              and ready for a spiritual renewal.                 
                  America needs God more than God needs America.
               If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God,
                          then we will be a Nation gone under."
                             -- President Ronald Reagan, 1984
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Three weeks ago, in our Oct. 8 "occasional" issue, we said that the upcoming
election -- now just 8 days away -- had developed into a contest between pro
and anti-Christian principles. That analysis is proving to be correct, day by day
and hour by hour.

How else can you interpret the boast of our new president, Barack Hussein Obama,
on his first overseas trip as president when he said more than once, that whatever we
once were, we are no longer a Christian nation. [Something no other American
president has said in our more than 230 years.] How else can you interpret the
"boos" at the Democrat convention when it took 3 votes the get the word "God"
inserted once in their campaign platform statement? How else can you interpret the
president ignoring any observance of the National Day of Prayer in the White House,
but every year holding a gala celebration in honor of the Muslim holy week of

How else do you interpret the repeated promise of the president to work for repeal
of the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), a national law -- and order his Justice
Department to refuse to support it in court? How else do you interpret the actions
of the president in supporting (even using our tax dollars) the legalizing of abortion
which has already killed more than 50 million children? How else do you interpret
the president's calling e pluribus unum (One from many) our nation's motto, when
in fact it is In God We Trust?

That is the choice we will be making next week; whether to turn America over
to control by homosexuals, Muslims and atheists . . . or turn America back to the
historic Judeo-Christian principles upon which our Founding Fathers built this nation.
ANC is not alone in this conviction. Here are just a few supportive comments . . .

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist
Convention, America's largest Protestant denomination, in a 32 page report
on the Obama administration's assaults on traditional Christian moral values of
life and family, said: "Throughout his brief time in the Oval Office, the
current president has routinely violated core convictions of Christian
citizens through policies, statements, nominations and appointments. He
has attacked religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the institution
of marriage, just to name a few."

From another Christian viewpoint, Father Frank Pavone, National Director,
Priests for Life, comments: "Ultimately there are only two forms of
government; the first type acknowledges that our rights come from God,
and that government exists to secure those rights. The other type says that
government is the source of those rights and therefore can alter, add to
them, subtract from them, or deny them completely."

And from Margaret Thatcher, the only female Prime Minister of Great Britain,
these words to Americans: "Your Founding Fathers came over with the
doctrines of the New Testament as well as the Old. They looked after one
another, not only as a matter of necessity, but as a matter of duty to their
God. There is no other country in the world which started that way."

We have said nothing about the "problems" that are in the headlines --
the economy, with massive unemployment, rising prices and unprecedented
increases in those living in poverty . . . foreign affairs, with America's name
and influence sinking to new lows, and our leaders shrugging their shoulders
as one of our ambassadors and members of his staff are murdered . . . our
great ally, Israel, being given only lip-service as Muslim nations threaten her
very existence . . . and the list goes on. But those are not the problems; they
are only symptoms of the problem. Our Founding Fathers, and the presidents
who have followed them for more than 200 years, have stressed the need for
virtue, morality and integrity in our leadership, and therein lies the real problem
facing America today, with a solution available to us on Nov. 6.

Just when it seems that everything has been said about this election,
along comes Billy Graham with a suggestion on how to vote. Not whom to
vote for, but some basic biblical principles to guide our thinking as we vote on
Nov. 6. His message appeared in full page ads in newspapers across the country,
shortly after meeting with Mitt Romney, to whom it is reported he promised, “I’ll
do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that.” The ad is impressive,
with a large picture of the 93 year old evangelist holding a Bible, and includes these
words, "I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates
who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel.
I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the
biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman. Vote for
biblical values this November 6, and pray with me that America will remain
one nation under God.”

Billy Graham's birthday is Nov. 7, so he will be 94 years old on the day after the
election. Thus he has earned the title some writers are using in reporting this event:
"venerable." Through the years of his national and international ministry, he has
known and counseled with all 12 recent American presidents, beginning with
Harry Truman. [It might be noted that this 3 month less-venerable editor -- but also
93 -- was with him when he met the first two, Truman and Eisenhower.] He has
always maintained a strict and unassailable neutrality in political campaigns, and this
is the closest he has ever come to any personal involvement, although he has
previously this year spoken out in favor of the traditional Christian view of
marriage. The message of the ad can be an appropriate guide for Christians as we
vote, and it is our prayer that any controversy surrounding the ad will not bring
undeserved tarnish to the good name and ministry of this age's premier evangelist.

A challenging statistic concerning this year's election. Karen Spillman, of the
National Day of Prayer Task Force, has pointed out that estimates put the number
of "committed" Christians in America at 60 million (as distinct from 250 million
"nominal" Christians). Those estimates also indicate that only 30 million of those
"committed" Christians vote in any national election. Ms. Spillman notes: "Every
presidential election in the last 25 years has been won by less than 10 million
votes. What would happen if 30 million newly registered Christians voted in this
election? It could impact this election and help turn our nation... This election
will be decided by the Christians. If we show up and vote for the candidates
whose platforms most closely reflect Godly values, then we will win. If we don’t,
we will get more of the same." [Editor to Christians: YOUR VOTE COUNTS!]

At this late hour, with just a week before America's "Day of Decision," we
see no point in changing our approach. The Main Stream Media (MSM)
gives only a Left-biased report - we give you "What Others Are Saying"

Chris Carmouche, writing in GrasstopsUSA, asks this perceptive question:
"Are Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Specialist Sean Smith
and former Navy SEALS Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods dead simply to
satisfy one man's ego? Were lives actually placed in peril simply to conceal
from the American people that Barack Obama's proclaimed 'Arab Spring'
was an abject failureIs the leader of the free world that narcissistic ... that
self-absorbed? Is he simply an incompetent buffoon? Or is the truth worse?"

Bishop Harry Jackson, in Breaking Christian News"The current
controversy concerning marriage may be one of the biggest distractions in
this election season. It is often categorized as a divisive 'social issue.' Many
Americans realize that the definition of marriage, the controversy about
abortion, and America's support of Israel are huge spiritual and moral issues
which will determine the kind of America we will create for the generations
that follow us."

Robert Ringer, in A Voice of Sanity: "New Yorkers would like us to believe
that Broadway is the drama capital of the world, but it's not. The greatest
show on earth is played out in Washington, D.C., 365 days a year... Unlike
Broadway, however, political theatre in Washington is not harmless. The
drama acted out by politicians in the multiplex D.C. Political Theatre destroys
lives. It has also destroyed (past tense) the grandest experiment in self-
government ever attempted."

Matt Barber, in the Barber Column: "Did you vote for Barack Obama in
2008? A lot of people did – obviously... what a testimony to just how far we
as a nation have come in terms of racial harmony, tolerance and diversity...
That we could elect an African-American to lead the free world is indeed a
very good thing. We just happened to elect the wrong African-American."

Tony Adkins, in Conservative Daily: "The U.S. is on the verge of a takeover
by the United Nations. Little by little, global bureaucrats, emboldened by the
encouragement of our current President, are looking for ways to regulate and
weaken the American way of life. Our current President will not honor our
Constitution or the Founders’ ideals for America, so it is up to you and me . . ."

Don Feder, in GrasstopsUSAIn a list of 44 descriptions, includes these three:
* "You know you’re an Obama voter if you think our dismal economy is all
the fault of George W. Bush, who left office 45 months ago, and whose
average unemployment rate was 6.3% – almost 2 points lower than under
his whiz-kid successor."
* "You know you’re an Obama voter if you think Islam is a civilizing force
that’s enlightened in its treatment of women and minorities, but Christianity
is repressive, patriarchal and a threat to liberty and democracy."
* "You know you’re an Obama voter if you think Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi
and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are Catholics."

Ann Coulter, on Debate No. 2: "Actually, all Obama could say was that he
had ended the war in Iraq (while pointlessly escalating the war in
Afghanistan) and that Osama bin Laden is dead (and so is our ambassador)...
Since Obama has been president, everything you own — your home, pension,
savings accounts, weekly paychecks — are all worth less. Meanwhile,
everything you need — gas, food, and anything else that requires fuel to be
transported to you — costs more."

Presidential Prayer Team: "For 11 years, we‘ve held firm to our name as
'The Presidential Prayer Team' because we believe we are honoring God‘s
command to pray for the leaders of our country. We will always do that...
Why? Because we know God is the One who will truly steer the course of this
country according to His perfect will, using the results of the coming election
to fulfill His purposes for America and its people!"

Daniel Greenfield, in New Media Journal: "Voters are slowly dragging
themselves out of Obama's 'I-Sphere' because of the practical necessities of
survival, such as having a job, which is difficult to come by in an economy
run at the whim of a boy-king who throws handfuls of money into the air and
waits for them to turn into magic green jobs...The problem is that we have
stopped asking the hard questions and instead looked for soft reassurances.
There's no reason to be upset. Yes the ship is sinking, but while it does, let's
stay on deck, listen to the orchestra play a song and talk about our feelings."

Liberty Alert on an Appeal Court decision that DOMA is unconstitutional:
"While citizens of the majority of states have voted for natural marriage in
their state constitutions, activist judges and even the President of the United
States have been actively promoting an agenda to undermine the nation’s
marriage laws. When you weaken the family, you weaken society. Children fare
best when raised with a mom and a dad. Redefining marriage is not in the best
interest of children or society."

David L. Goetsch, in Patriot Update: "Maybe it's just the way things are
done in Chicago and, as a consequence, he knows no better. Maybe when you
have the mainstream media securely on your side getting away with it seems
easy... In any case, to one who has monitored the presidential campaign from
its beginning to the present, it certainly appears that, for the Obama
administration, lying has become an accepted campaign strategy."

There is always something to be learned from "One Liners," and
they are often also enjoyable -- even entertaining.

Thomas Sowell, in OneNewsNow"Truth is not a job requirement for a
community organizer -- but it should be for someone who holds the
highest elected office in America."

The Daily Caller: "During the Thursday night vice presidential debate,
Vice President Joe Biden replaced ‘hope and change’ with 'interrupt
and laugh.’"

Western Center for Journalism: "The national debt could not be repaid
in less than 440,000 years if we started immediately."

Michelle Obama, in a radio interview: "We are in the midst of a huge

Ann Coulter, writing in Commentary"Liberal lies never die. They just
hide from the light like cockroaches and rush back out after dark."

Matt Barber, in One News Now"If Barack Obama is reelected and
appoints just one more Ruth Bader Ginsburg, forget it. America, as
our founders envisioned her, is gone."

V.P. Joe Biden, in the debate on Afghanistan: "I've been throughout that
whole country, mostly in a helicopter, and sometimes in a vehicle."

Barack Obama: "Free-market economics DOES NOT WORK ; it has
never worked! " [Question: how then can you account for America's
success for so many years?]

Debra J. Saunders, Columnist San Francisco Chronicle: "Hell Is Paved
With Obama's Intentions."

And finally -- Aristotle, 3 centuries BC: "Democracy is when the
indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers...In a democracy
the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more
of them, and the will of the majority is supreme."

And, as always, there are a few "Afterthoughts" to finalize today's ANC:

Take a moment to consider who is supporting whom in next week's election.
Mr. Obama is getting re-election support from three world leaders notorious for their
anti-American and pro-Communist views: Castro in Cuba, Putin in Russia, and
Chavez in Venezuela. To state it most clearly: Government leaders who have been
responsible for some of the worst atrocities and denials of freedom in the past 50
years are openly in support of Obama. Why would any anti-American, foreign
country leader, steeped in Communism, support a candidate for the presidency
of the United States? And as Americans, why shouldn't we be concerned about this?

Still confused and wondering about the murders in Libya? Tim Young, writing
in Absolute Rights put the facts concerning our government's atrocious performance
in this easy-to-understand explanation: "Valerie Jerrett, Senior advisor to the
President, was assigned MORE SECURITY with her on her last trip to the mean
streets of Martha's Vineyard than the entire embassy in Libya had. Think about
that. Think about the priorities of this administration." But not to worry! The
Obama administration has promised that an in-depth investigation will take place, and
a complete report will be issued . . . of course, not until after the Nov. 6 election.

A new statistic that supports what we have been saying: When Gallup asked
people to estimate how many Americans were homosexual in 2011, most guessed
25%. Wrong. By about 22%. The actual number, according to Gallup's latest report,
is about 3.4%. That is certain to be a startling statistic for most people who just
naturally assumed the attention they receive from the Main Stream Media (MSM)
is driven by their representing a big share of the nation's population. In truth They may
represent only a tiny fraction of the nation's population, but they are quite literally
rewriting history. As Tony Perkin commented, "If there's one thing the homosexual
community demonstrates again and again, it's that a loud minority is more
powerful than a timid majority." [To which we say: Hello, American Christians,
who represent about 80% of the population... where is your voice?]

A voice from the past . . . still timely for today: back in the year 1916, Teddy
Roosevelt, our president from 1901-1908, gave this evaluation of the then
developing Muslim problem: "The civilization of Europe, America and
Australia exists today only because the victories of civilized man over the
enemies of civilization...that is, to beat back the Muslim invader."

In a day when the prevailing governmental position is to do that which is
considered to be "politically correct," and which meets the variable
standards of "progress," it is important to recall our Founding Fathers:

"Of all the habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are
indispensable supports...Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that
national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
-- George Washington, 1796

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with
human passions unbridled by morality and religion...Our Constitution was
made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the
government of any other." -- John Adams, 1798

"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...are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the
best security for the duration of free governments."
-- Charles Carroll, 1800 (Only Catholic signer of Declaration of Independence)

And this final word: For 10 years this weekly newsletter and commentary has
viewed and discussed current events from the three-fold position of being firmly
Pro-Christian, Pro-American and Pro-Conservative. We come now, in a week's
time, to the most important election in American history. Due to problems of
age, health and finances, this is very likely the last issue of ANC. We close with
words we have used so often: PRAY . . . VOTE . . . PRAY.

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