Over the course of the past few months, town hall meeting after town hall meeting across America has revealed one thing very clearly… that the American public has correctly identified the proposed government take-over of the nation’s healthcare system as socialistic. Sponsored in part by the AARP, the video below is almost comical in its complete misrepresentation of the facts…
In the video below, raging feminist and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sharply answers a Congolese student over a question about her husband’s views on foreign policy, saying: “My husband is not Secretary of State… I am!” Her arrogant and aloof posture as well as her tone of voice and facial expressions say it all… let alone her actual words. How despicable that we’re being represented this way to other nations.
Below is a short snippet of a speech given by my boss and pastor, Doug Phillips, at the recent Alamo Tea Party in downtown San Antonio. Praise God for the unabashedly Biblical perspective delivered to the over 15,000 people in attendance that evening. If you are interested in viewing the entire speech, you can download it from Behemoth.com.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. —Deuteronomy 30:19
MEDIA ADVISORY, Mar. 24 /Christian Newswire/ — Some of you may have seen the major news story of the private plane that crashed into a Montana cemetery, killing 7 children and 7 adults.
But what the news sources fail to mention is that the Catholic Holy Cross Cemetery — owned by Resurrection Cemetery Association in Butte — contains a memorial for local residents to pray the rosary, at the ‘Tomb of the Unborn’. This memorial, located a short distance west of the church, was erected as a dedication to all babies who have died because of abortion.
What else is the mainstream news not telling you? The family who died in the crash near the location of the abortion victim’s memorial, is the family of Irving ‘Bud’ Feldkamp, owner of the largest for-profit abortion chain in the nation. [Read the rest of the article]
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion. —Thomas Jefferson
This is an interesting, easy-to-understand explanation of inflation via money creation that I found to be helpful. Please excuse the single instance of ‘colorful’ language.
Regardless of whether or not one agrees with the conclusion of this South Carolina Catholic priest, isn’t it refreshing when men take bold stands, with seemingly no regard for the likely flak they will receive? I take issue, of course, with many of his opinions, not the least of which are his Catholicism and his attempt to label John McCain as pro-life, but nonetheless it’s an interesting story:
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him “constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil.”
The Rev. Jay Scott Newman said in a letter distributed Sunday to parishioners at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville that they are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote. Read Complete Article
True it is that God hath commanded kings to be obeyed, but like true it is, that in things which they commit against His glory or when cruelly without cause they rage against their brethren, the members of Christ’s body, He hath commanded no obedience. Rather, He hath approved, yea, and greatly rewarded such as have opposed themselves to their ungodly commandments and blind rage. —John Knox
Below is a snapshot (taken on a miniature tripod, sitting atop the car) of my wife and me just after voting yesterday afternoon. I’d like to take the opportunity to note two things: 1) the beauty of God’s Creation in the turning of the leaves, and 2) the industry and skill of my wife in her creation of the skirt and vest that she and I are sporting in this photo (respectively, of course).
Below are a few synopses on the expressed stances of Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party’s 2008 presidential nominee. Baldwin’s Biblical and Constitutional perspectives in their entirety can be found here.
Baldwin on Education
Because the federal government has absolutely no jurisdiction concerning the education of our children, the United States Department of Education will be abolished under a Chuck Baldwin Administration, and I will work to have all federal legislation related to education repealed. I oppose enactment of any federal laws subsidizing or regulating the education of children. Under no circumstances should the federal government be involved in national teacher certification, educational curricula, textbook selection, learning standards, comprehensive sex education, psychological and psychiatric research testing programs, and personnel. Because control over education is now being relegated to departments other than the Department of Education, it should likewise be made clear that no federal agency, department, board, or other entity may properly exercise jurisdiction over any aspect of children’s upbringing.
I wholeheartedly support the unimpeded right of parents to provide for the education of their children in the manner they deem best, including homeschooling or private or religious instruction. My Administration will oppose any and all federal legislation that would interfere with or restrict that liberty.
Baldwin on Infanticide
The pre-born child, whose life begins at fertilization, is a human being created in God’s image. The first duty of the law is to prevent the shedding of innocent blood. It is, therefore, the duty of all civil governments, and that certainly includes the office of the President of the United States, to secure and to safeguard the lives of the pre-born. I affirm the God-given legal person hood of all unborn human beings, without exception.
Baldwin on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution; it may not properly be infringed upon or denied. Therefore, a Baldwin Administration will uphold the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms and will oppose attempts to prohibit ownership of guns by law-abiding citizens, and, further, will stand against all laws which would require the registration of guns or ammunition.
Judge Roy Moore, recently noted that “Our ancestors firmly believed in God-given ‘unalienable rights’ and had no reservation about using guns, when necessary, to defend those rights against tyrannical oppression. Before there was a Constitution, our guns guaranteed the rights God had already given us, including the right to bear arms. The Constitution was written and designed to protect, not preclude, those very rights.”
Richard Henry Lee, a signer of the Declaration, once said, “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
After Lincoln’s election, and as the anticipated unjust policies of the heavy-handed tyrant were beginning to be enforced, a number of states exercised their God-given and Constitutional right to secede from the Union, being themselves a part of a nation established on this same principle, succinctly expressed in the opening phrase of the Declaration of Independence:
When in the Course of Human Events it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
Extremely fascinating and inspiring are the responses to Lincoln’s call for troops from the governors of those Southern states which had not yet seceded from the Union. Rather than paraphrase Lincoln’s unconstitutional demand for troops to invade the South, I have pasted it here:
By the President,
To William H. Seward, Secretary of State,
The following call on the respective state governors for troops was simultaneously issued through the War Department:
Sir, under the act of Congress, for calling out the militia to execute the laws of the Union, to suppress insurrection, to repel invasion, etc., approved February 28, 1795, I have the honor to request your excellency to cause to be immediately detailed from the militia of your state the quota designated in the table below, to serve as infantry or riflemen for a period of three months unless sooner discharged. Your excellency will please communicate to me the time and about which your quota will be expected at its rendezvous, as it will be met as soon as practicable by an officer or officers to muster it into service and pay of the United States. At the same time the oath of fidelity to the United States will be administered to every officer and man. The mustering officers will be instructed to receive no man under the rank of commissioned officer who is in years apparently over forty-five, or under eighteen, or who is not in physical strength and vigor. . . . It is ordered that each regiment shall consist, on an aggregate of officers and men, of 780. The total thus to be called out is 73,391. The remainder to constitute the 75,000 men under the President’s proclamation will be composed of troops in the District of Columbia.
Having now seen the exact words from Lincoln’s call to arms, read the bold and righteous responses of the various Southern Governors:
I have only to say, that the militia of Virginia will not be furnished to the powers at Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the Southern states, and a requisition made upon me for such an object—an object, in my judgment, not within the pure view of the Constitution or the Act of 1795—will not be complied with. You have chosen to inaugurate civil war, and having done so, we will meet you in a spirit as determined as your administration has exhibited toward the South. —Governor Letcher of Virginia
Your dispatch is received; and, if genuine, which its extraordinary character leads me to doubt, I have to say in reply, that I regard the levy of troops made by the administration for the purpose of subjugating the states of the South as in violation of the Constitution, and a usurpation of power. I can be no party to this wicked violation of the laws of the country, and to this war upon the liberties of a free people. You can get no troops from North Carolina. —Governor Ellis of N. Carolina
Your dispatch is received. I say emphatically that Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern states. —Governor Magoffin of Kentucky
In answer to your requisition for troops from Arkansas, to subjugate the Southern states, I have to say that none will be furnished. The demand is only adding insult to injury. The people of this commonwealth are freemen, not slaves, and will defend to the last extremity their honor, lives, and property against Northern mendacity and usurpation. —Governor Rector of Arkansas
Tennessee will not furnish a single man for coercion, but fifty thousand, if necessary, for the defense of our rights, or those of our Southern brethren. —Governor Harris of Tennessee
There can be, I apprehend, no doubt that these men are intended to make war upon the seceded states. Your requisition, in my judgment, is illegal, unconstitutional, and revolutionary in its objects, inhuman and diabolical, and cannot be complied with. Not one man will the state of Missouri furnish to carry on such an unholy crusade. —Governor Jackson of Missouri