Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Making the system [Social Security] sustainable will require higher taxes or benefits reductions. These reductions could be achieved by either reducing the benefits per recipient or reducing the number of beneficiaries - say, by raising the benefits per recipient or reducing the number of beneficiaries - say, by raising the minimum age requirements. The solution is to give workers a negative rate of return o the money that is take from them. It would also help if some workers collected no benefits at all. Workers who are taxed and then dies before collecting any benefits are a boon to the system. Maybe the federal government should rethink its war on tobacco."

Mark Brandly
Professor of Economics, Ferris State University
Adjunct Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute

Obama Picks the Most Radical Nominee

Project 21 leaders urge the Senate to do their duty.

Black Leader Urges Senate Scrutiny for Sotomayor Supreme Court Nomination

No Rubber Stamp for Controversial Nominee

With President Obama's nomination of U.S. Circuit Court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the vacancy being created by U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter's impending retirement, Mychal Massie, chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, is urging senators to take a very close look at her record before commenting on her fitness for the job.

"Of all the possible nominees suggested over the past few weeks, it appears Obama selected the most radical one," said Massie. "The U.S. Senate has the duty to scrutinize Judge Sotomayor's record to ensure she has the demeanor and aptitude to be elevated to such a solemn post."

Massie continued: "During the Bush Administration, it was common for liberal senators to demand a consensus nominee with broad political appeal. By selecting an avowed liberal in Sotomayor, it would appear Obama is not following the stipulation he and his former colleagues sought to impose upon his predecessor. This should open up the nomination to the scrutiny it justly deserves."

The Sotomayor nomination, Massie notes, is the perfect catalyst to begin a national debate on the appropriateness of "judicial activism" - when judges essentially cut lawmakers out of the legislative process and try to rule from the bench. For example, in a 2001 speech at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Sotomayor said it was appropriate for a judge such as herself to use her "experiences as women and people of color" to "affect our decisions." In 2005, she told a crowd at the Duke University Law School that the "Court of Appeals is where policy is made" - rather than by lawmakers beholden to voters.

Massie commented: "Considering Justice Souter's record, Sotomayor will not change the balance of the Supreme Court. But she will likely dramatically alter the temperament of the Court and the way in which it operates. Senators must keep this in mind as they take on the very solemn process of vetting her fitness."

Project 21, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization supported by the National Center for Public Policy Research, has been a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992. For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or, or visit Project 21's website at

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Obama Lies About Sotomayor

A Case Against Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice

President Obama announced his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Souter. He named a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Sonia Sotomayor. While we applaud the President for nominating a woman with such an impressive personal history, NFRW does not support this nomination. Obama claims that she is a great constitutionalist, does not let her personal opinions affect her decisions, and that she understands her role and the oath of a Supreme Court justice. Obama's claims could not be further from the truth.

Sotomayor Is Not A Great Constitutionalist
Someone needs to remind Sotomayor that Supreme Court Justices do not write policy. At a discussion panel held at the Duke School of Law in North Carolina in 2005, Sotomayor had this to say,

"All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people with Court of Appeals experience because it is -Court of Appeals is where policy is made. And I know, and I know this is on tape, and I should never say that because we don't make law, I know. (laughing) Okay, I know. I know. I'm not promoting it and I'm not advocating it. I'm -- you know. (laughing)

Although Sotomayor likes a good laugh at the expense of the Constitution, we at NFRW take the Constitution very seriously. For example, contrary to her beliefs, policy decisions do not come from the judicial branch. We are concerned that Obama and his nominee do not follow the text of the Constitution.

Sotomayor Personal Opinions Affect Her Decisions

One of Sotomayor's former clerks had this to say, "Her general approach is, unsurprisingly, influenced by her unique background...She grew up in a situation of disadvantage, and was able, by virtue of the system operating in such a fair way, to accomplish what she did. I think she sees the law as an instrument that can accomplish the same thing for other people, a system that, if administered fairly, can give everyone the fair break they deserve, regardless of who they are."

Sotomayor Does Not Understand The Oath Of The Supreme Court

How can Sotomayor say she understands the role of the Supreme Court when the current Supreme Court has overturned her decisions as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit? On those occasions which the Supreme Court has reviewed Sotomayor's rulings, she has not fared well:
  • Correctional Services Corp. v. Malesko (2001), the Court reversed Sotomayor by a 5-4 vote.
  • Merrill Lynch v. Dabit (2006), the Court, in an opinion by Justice Stevens, unanimously (8-0) reversed Sotomayor's ruling.
  • In New York Times v. Tasini (2001), the Court, by a 7-2 vote, rejected the reading of copyright law that Sotomayor had adopted.
  • Ricci v. DeStefano, the explosive case involving affirmative action in the New Haven fire department, which is now being reviewed by the Supreme Court.

Obama Appointees Bring Corruption to Justice Dept.

Project 21 calls Obama on the apparent corruption of his political appointees at his new Dept. of In-Justice

Black Leader Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate Possible Voting Rights Corruption at Justice Department

Political Appointees Said to Overrule Career Staff in Election Intimidation Case

Washington DC: In light of a Washington Times report today that political appointees at the U.S. Department of Justice forced career prosecutors to drop and/or reduce charges against men observed intimidating Philadelphia voters last election day, Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie is calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate this alleged obstruction of the Voting Rights Act by the Obama Administration.

"From all accounts, this was a clear-cut violation of peoples' right to vote without fear and intimidation, but the Obama Administration appears to be trying to sweep it under the rug," said Massie. "After all of the allegations about the Bush Administration politicizing the Justice Department, this smacks of either extreme ignorance or extreme hubris on the part of their successors. Whatever the case, an independent investigation is needed to get to the bottom of what's going on over there."

According to media reports, on November 4, 2008, Malik Zulu Shabazz, King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense were seen on national television standing outside a Philadelphia polling place in military-style uniforms. Jackson was an official poll watcher that day, representing the 14th Ward Democratic Committee.

Bartle Bull, a long-time civil rights activist who was working as a poll watcher in the area, said in a government affidavit that he saw the men using a nightstick to intimidate voters. Bull said their "clear purpose" was to "intimidate voters with whom they did not agree." He also said he heard them tell a white poll watcher, "you are about to be ruled by a black man, cracker."

A civil suit filed by the Justice Department in January alleged the men violated the Voting Rights Act "by continuing to direct intimidation, threats and coercion at voters and potential voters." After none of the men appeared in court to face the charges, the government sought a default judgment against them.

According to interviews and documents obtained by the Times, the lawyers were later ordered to reverse themselves and ask for the cases against Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson to be dismissed. A default judgment was pursued against King Samir Shabazz to simply prohibit him from displaying a weapon within 100 feet of an open polling place until November 15, 2012.

Justice Department spokesman Alejandro Miyar told the Times: "Claims were dismissed against the other defendants based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law."

"We've got reports of one of the most blatant violations of the Voting Rights Act in recent memory, and the Obama Justice Department is essentially taking a pass. What's wrong here?" asked Massie. "One could easily surmise that this is Chicago-style payback for helping Obama win the election. That would be a crime in Washington. The only way to find out who did what and for what reason is to bring someone in from the outside to get to investigate these very troubling allegations."

The Washington Times article, "Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded weapons, blocked polls," by Jerry Seper, is available online at

Project 21, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, has been a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992. For more information, contact David Almasi or Devon Carlin at (202) 543-4110 x11 or, or visit Project 21's website at

Monday, May 25, 2009

First Amendment Attacked by Obama Administration

RenewAmerica has troubling news about the ominous targeting of Americans who oppose the liberal spending spree that is taking America down.

NEWSMAX — Since when is free speech, as personified by the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party grass-roots citizens movement, "unhealthy"? Since the leftward tilt of federal agencies accelerated during the first 100 days of the Barack Obama presidency...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Many people today regard the Christian faith in immortality, not as untrue, but as irrelevant. They are not concerned about 'life after death'. It does not concern them. They are simply not interested in 'seeing beyond the grave'. These are not ignorant or irreligious people. In fact, most are of real and noble character. They believe that we are put here, one way or another, simply to make current life as good as we can for the generation to follow. However, there are many realms of the 'unseen' that cannot be silenced. According to Christian principles death is not the END, but the portal through which the soul enters into the very presence of God..."

Dr. Tommy Palmer, Minister

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Tribute

Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families, succinctly sets the stage for this day of national remembrance.

“Never Forget”

This weekend marks Memorial Day, a national observance first known as Decoration Day. It was meant to be a time to remember and honor our Civil War dead simply by decorating their graves. Over time, the holiday’s significance extended to honor all those who paid the ultimate price for our nation. Now, as America is at war, Memorial Day also provides an opportunity for us to reflect on and give thanks for the sacrifices of our soldiers still in harm’s way.

We face many dangers today—terrorist attacks, Iranian belligerence, international health epidemics. But the greatest danger of all is the one that still doesn’t make many headlines – our collective national amnesia. Our history textbooks are sanitized to be politically correct and give our children virtually no sense of the greatness of the nation they live in.

In my talks at hundreds of high schools during the 2000 campaign, I was struck by how often decent American kids had nothing good to say about their country. Most had virtually no knowledge of the sacrifices made to establish and preserve their liberty. They are the recipients of the greatest freedom and opportunity that any society has ever produced; yet they are unaware of the price in flesh and blood that was paid for it.

In America today, Memorial Day weekend has become more of an occasion for rest and relaxation than for reflection about our heroes and the values they died to preserve. This weekend, I hope and pray that we can learn to do both – relax and remember. Let’s go the ballgame, have that picnic, hug our kids, and have some fun at the beach. But let’s also remind ourselves, and our children, about what happened at Concord Bridge; the fields of Antietam; at the beaches of Normandy. Let’s explain to them why there was a Berlin Wall, what happened at Okinawa and the price that was paid to stop Hitler. Because the same resolve that allowed us to persevere in those conflicts will be necessary if we are to overcome our current challenges.

In short, let’s take at least a moment to teach our children and grandchildren to love the things we love, and honor the things we honor. Finally, let’s remind ourselves as well as our children that all liberty is a gift from God and that each generation has paid in flesh and blood to preserve it.

For those of you who want a place to start, try reading to your kids and grandkids these words from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address:
“We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”

Gary Bauer

Friday, May 22, 2009

Obama is SOFT on Terrorism


The President also feels the heat from members of his own party.

The reports that Obama is "back on his heels over torture and terror, issues on which he surely thought he had the upper hand," after Dick Cheney landed many punches during his own speech on Thursday.

The criticism also came from his own party as Obama and his staff had even received calls from many worried Democrats on Capitol Hill. They pushed the White House hard to give Thursday's speech on national security to answer Republican charges of being soft on terrorism.

According to the, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others made clear "that we're going to need a lot more cover if we're going to be able to deal with this issue," said one Democratic leadership aide. Others said that this was not a speech the White House wanted to do since it would rather be pushing the country toward universal health care and other big government schemes.
This is a good start, but Cheney can not do it alone. More Republicans need to keep the pressure on the Obama White House.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Obama Proves Common Sense Is Not Common

Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families, makes a good point about the fool currently occupying the White House.

Style vs. Substance

As you probably know, by coincidence today President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney delivered major speeches on national security within minutes of each other. The dueling speeches could best be summed up as a battle of style versus substance. The liberal media will spin the news as being all about Obama and will do their best to ignore Cheney. But Obama’s problem is not Dick Cheney -- it is reality, and he will continue to be mugged by reality. I hope no Americans will die in the process. Just look at reality this week:
  • Obama used his White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an opportunity to reach out yet again to Iran. What does Iran do? It test fires a missile that can not only hit Israel but also U.S. military facilities throughout the Middle East and southern Europe.

  • He argues for closing the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for releasing some prisoners into the United States. The reality is that the Democrat-dominated Senate voted 90-6 against the idea and the Pentagon released another report noting that one out of seven of the supposedly “reasonable” detainees who could be released returned to the battlefield to wage jihad against the U.S.

  • The president says we are not at war with Islam. The reality is that radical Islam is at war with America. Four more followers of the “religion of peace” were just arrested for trying to blow up Jews and shoot down planes to “hurt America.”
For a president who is supposed to be the smartest man ever in the White House, he sure seems to be a slow learner.

Quote of the Day

"Just because we don't see any storefronts with broken glass doesn't mean it isn't fascism. Many average investors are seeing their investment confiscated by political intervention to benefit federal pension insurance money and political special-interest groups like the UAW."

David Marotta

President, Marotta Wealth Management, Inc.

Obama Lies About ... Well, Everything!

The Blame Game Continues: Obama on National Security
In today's speech on national security, Obama blamed Bush for the challenges facing our nation. This is no surprise. His presidency has been dominated by this strategy-blame Bush for everything.

Obama Blames Previous Administration
"In dealing with this situation, we do not have the luxury of starting from scratch. We are cleaning up something that is - quite simply - a mess; a misguided experiment that has left in its wake a flood of legal challenges that my Administration is forced to deal with on a constant basis, and that consumes the time of government officials whose time should be spent on better protecting our country."

"[F]aced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions... our government made decisions based upon fear rather than foresight, and all too often trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions."
Cheney Defends Previous Administration

"The serious way we dealt with terrorists from 9/11 on, and all the intelligence we gathered in that time, had everything to do with preventing another 9/11 on our watch. The enhanced interrogations of high-value detainees and the terrorist surveillance program have without question made our country safer."

"Along the way, there were some hard calls. No decision of national security was ever made lightly, and certainly never made in haste. As in all warfare, there have been costs - none higher than the sacrifices of those killed and wounded in our country's service. And even the most decisive victories can never take away the sorrow of losing so many of our own."

Isn't this what Bush did?
Obama said that he still reserves the right to order use of enhanced interrogation techniques should it deem necessary. "Having reserved for himself the authority to order enhanced interrogation after an emergency, you would think that President Obama would be less disdainful of what his predecessor authorized after 9/11," said Cheney.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Prayer for the Safety of Our Nation











John Underwood
MCRW Chaplain

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

First Bailout, Then Bankrupt

"I don’t get it. First, we’re told that we have to bailout the auto industry with billions and billions of taxpayer dollars because “bankruptcy is not an option.” Where is Chrysler today? Is there anyone who doesn’t believe GM will be in bankruptcy court soon?

After delaying the inevitable with billions of our dollars, President Obama today put another nail in the auto industry’s coffin by dictating tougher efficiency and emissions standards that will add thousands of dollars in new costs to every vehicle and make it harder for these struggling companies to compete in an economic downturn.

The tougher standards will also force the car companies to make vehicles that many Americans don’t want. Only three vehicles today could meet these new standards – the Honda Civic hybrid, the Toyota Prius and the Ford Fusion hybrid. Sure, some folks do want fuel efficient cars. But the auto companies make minimal profits on small cars – they make money on trucks and SUVs. Those were the vehicles Americans were demanding in large numbers until the Democrat oil embargo against America caught up to us and gas spiked to $4.00 a gallon.

But as usual, Washington learned the wrong lessons and is now imposing its ideas on the marketplace. Rather than developing our own energy sources, Washington is telling us to pay more for new cars and get less – less space, less safety, etc. It’s a prescription for disaster that will end up bankrupting the auto industry even faster or require the nationalization of the whole industry. "

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Culpeper Tea Party: Saturday, May 23, 2009

Come join us for a Patriotic

Taxed Enough Already Memorial Weekend TEA Party!

Saturday, May 23

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

at Yowell Meadow Park

Route 522 North & Gardner Street

Culpeper VA 22701

Music, patriotic readings and special appearances by General and Mrs. "Stonewall" Jackson, Patrick Henry. Remarks by invited guests. Forrest Whorton will ride his patriotic horse Zeke. Shenandoah Springs singer Beth Poplin's lovely voice will accompany national sing-along songs, The Statue of Liberty and Press On.

Special chalk drawing: "The story of the Star Spangled Banner”

Come rain or shine!

For more information email

This event is sponsored by American Family Association, organized by Rita Grace

AFA TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party

Families are invited to bring picnic lunches for their family and friends attending. Please invite others to this special event at a crucial time in our nation’s history.

Pre-event photo ops with Living History characters.

Carry your message with flags, signs, posters and TEA bags!

An opportunity to unite with a petition and to let your voices be heard.

Let's come together in remembrance of Memorial Day. This is an American Family TEA Party. Bring family, friends, flags, TEA bags, lunch, blankets, chairs, poster signs & smiles!

Don Wildmon, Chairman of American Family Association, reported:

"On April 15, concerned and caring individuals held TEA Parties in over 2,000 cities. Hundreds of thousands of Americans participated in the TEA Parties. Despite those numbers, the liberal media practically ignored the event. When asked if he knew about the TEA Parties, President Obama said he was unaware of them."

He made this request:

"Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren need you to support this movement. Please support, attend and/or help organize a TEA Party rally in your community. Please encourage others to do the same."

Take a stand for your children and grandchildren. Come voice concerns at local area TEA Party events.

This Saturday, May 23, be part of the AFA Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party in our community.

Help us organize our July 11 local TEA Party.

AFA excerpts: President Obama added 78,000 new employees to government payroll

2009 budget grows to a deficit of $1.8 trillion, more than four times higher than last year’s all time high and 50% of total budget

With the national debt already out of control, President Obama has added 78,000 new government jobs to the federal payroll since he took office. Obama’s increase in the number of government employees will add hundreds of millions of dollars to our debt. If history is any measure, these jobs will never be eliminated. They will simply add to the mountains of debt we are leaving our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Government spending is filled with pork earmarks like this: The National Institues of Health will pay $2.6 million in U.S. tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

Obama and Congress continue to spend money the government doesn’t have. The deficit for the current year will be $1.8 trillion, 50% of the total budget. In order to pay interest on the debt, the government will have to cut spending, raise taxes, print more paper money or borrow from another country like China, which already holds billions of U.S. debt. With no end of spending in sight, some estimates project that our national debt could reach $8 trillion by the year 2014.

Our President and many in Congress are taking us down the road to socialism, seizing control of key banks, insurance companies, the automobile industry, etc. They are currently working on a government funded national health care program which is expected to cost roughly $2 trillion while rationing services.

Are you fed up with a Congress and a president who:

  • vote for a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it?
  • are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying?
  • consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected?
  • want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others?
  • punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not?
  • admit to using the financial hurt of millions as an opportunity to push their political agenda?
  • run up trillions of dollars of debt and then sell that debt to countries such as China?
  • want government controlled health care?
  • want to take away the right to vote with a secret ballot in union elections?
  • refuse to stop the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into our country?
  • appoint a defender of child pornography to the Number 2 position in the Justice Department?
  • want to force doctors and other medical workers to perform abortions against their will?
  • want to impose a carbon tax on your electricity, gas and home heating fuels?
  • want to reduce your tax deductibility for charitable gifts?
  • take money from your family budget to pay for their federal budget?

If so, help organize and/or participate in a Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party in our community this Memorial Holiday weekend Saturday May 23 at Yowell Meadow Park 11 AM- 2 PM and help us organize around July 4th. Yowell Meadow Park will be the site for an evening event on Saturday July 11th. More events to follow.

So please mark your calendars. Culpeper TEA Party will share a booth at The Taste of Madison on Saturday September 5th. Only our July 11 event in case of summer thunder storms will have a rain date of July 25th. So keep the dates saved.

Our July TEA Party will be in the evening from 5 to 7 PM. There will be many TEA Parties in our local surrounding areas on July 4th. The American Family Association goal is to double the number of AFA sponsored TEA Party events from over 2,000 on April 15th to over 4,000 this July.

There will be several large TEA Parties on September 11 and 12th in Washington DC with hopes to get our nation back to the unity we shared on 9-12 in 2001.

Continue to write, petition, call and email your elected officials. Ask them to legislate responsibly and rescind laws that are objectionable to our consciences.

The government will have to borrow about $1.2 trillion to pay for President Obama's new $3.4 trillion budget. Do you favor this action?
Yes: 1,028 (1.28 %) No: 79,146 (98.72 %)

To cut wasteful spending, President Obama has ordered his department heads to cut $100 million, which represents 0.0029% of his budget. Will this action help the economy?
Yes: 6,600 (8.27 %) No: 73,203 (91.73 %)

Do you think the Constitution should be amended to require a balanced budget each year (except in times of war)?
Yes: 66,462 (84.18 %) No: 12,493 (15.82 %)

Would you be in favor of instituting a flat tax, national sales tax or some other form of radical tax reform?
Yes: 63,001 (80.08 %) No: 15,671 (19.92 %)

If one million people stopped paying their income taxes in protest, would you join them?
Yes: 32,139 (42.24 %) No: 43,949 (57.76 %)

President Obama and other liberals in Congress are taking us down the road to socialism, seizing control of key banks, insurance companies, the automobile industry, etc. Is this a good thing?
Yes: 1,031 (1.29 %) No: 79,058 (98.71 %)

We are told that the federal budget deficit will continue to grow as far as the eye can see into the future. Do you think our government will ever get out of debt?
Yes: 3,729 (4.69 %) No: 75,858 (95.31 %)

Do you think those participating in TEA Day rallies should be classified as potential terrorists by our government?
Yes: 865 (1.08 %) No: 79,128 (98.92 %)

Saturday May 23 TEA Party at the Park will be RAIN or SHINE. Our event will begin earlier than the April 15th TEA Party. Be sure to come for 11 AM pre-event dramas, bring a lunch and something to sit on over at the Gardner St. side of Yowell Meadow Park via Rt. 522.

This will be different in flavor, variety and routes for action. Constructive comments and suggestions are welcome: email Thank you.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Quote of the Day

“The Taliban are quite intelligent. They initially presented a soft image to endear themselves to the population. However, once they take control of an area, you get to see their full cruelty on display... I hold the government responsible for the state of affairs in Buner because the state is unwilling to take the Taliban out.”

Mian Zarin, a resident of a private relief camp run by ‘Tarakai Trust’ in Shawai Adda, Swabi
Jihad Watch

The Difference is in the Mission Statement

In his latest email, Senator Ken Cuccinelli noted the difference between Notre Dame and a real Catholic institution of higher learning:

Notre Dame Mission Statement:

"The University seeks to cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings, but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice, and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice."

Notice any particular words missing? Oh, say "Catholic" or "Christian"? This mission sounds great for a charity, but not so much for an allegedly 'Catholic' university. Sad.

Christendom College Mission Statement:

"Christendom College is a Catholic coeducational college institutionally committed to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.

The College provides a Catholic liberal arts education, including an integrated core curriculum grounded in natural and revealed truth, the purpose of which at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is to form the whole person for a life spent in the pursuit of truth and wisdom. Intrinsic to such an education is the formation of moral character and the fostering of the spiritual life. This education prepares students for their role as faithful, informed, and articulate members of Christ's Church and society.

The particular mission of Christendom College, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, is 'to restore all things in Christ,' by forming men and women to contribute to the Christian renovation of the temporal order. This mission gives Christendom College its name."

Pro-Life Movement Brings Truth to the Debate

Obama, who believes in abortion, killing children who survive abortion and euthanasia, is on the the wrong side of the debate. Erick Erickson, the Editor at has the story.

The Case For Life

Changing One Heart At A Time

The newly released Gallup poll finding 51% percent of Americans considering themselves "pro-life" and 42% considering themselves "pro-choice" demonstrates a significant change in the electorate on this hot button issue.

This is great news for people who believe in the sanctity of life over personal convenience. Many of us who have been active in the pro-life movement have focused on just this thing, that is changing the hearts and minds of Americans.

The countless crisis pregnancy centers across the nation are doing that every day. As someone who worked for such a center for over 5 years, I can tell you that on a grassroots level, pro-life activists in these centers have been successful at changing hearts and minds one at a time for years. One by one, the eyes of young women have been opened to the sanctity of life and the dignity and value that each life has. The use of technology has also made this argument easier to make.

Young women can come into these centers and see their baby on an ultrasound (something denied them even if requested in Planned Parenthood.) And make no mistake, there is a reason that the abortion-for-profit centers run by Planned Parenthood and their allies in the abortion industry deny this option to their girls. Statistically somewhere north of 80% will choose life if they see their child on an ultrasound. Put simply, if given all of the facts, more and more women are choosing life for their unplanned or inconvenient pregnancies.

The appeal to these women to choose life is one based on truth and compassion. Unlike the abortion industry, crisis pregnancy centers do not deny the truth to women, but share the truth in love. Women are encouraged to think for themselves and are given the full facts with which to decide.

This softer approach has proven to be more effective not just because it is grounded in truth, but also because it is genuine. Many of the volunteers staffing these centers have unpanned pregnancy stories of their own to share. All of them speak from their heart and relate to their clients on a personal and heart-wrenchingly genuine level. As a result of this approach, Americans are beginning to see the truth in the pro-life movement and are beginning to join the pro-life side.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Quote of the Day

"The President may seduce the media with talk of "abortion reduction," but he cannot speak in soothing words to the public while taking a bulldozer to the culture of life. What he fails to understand is that the courts gave this country legalized abortion--but the people never wanted it. So we have enacted firewalls to ban taxpayer funding of abortion and passed legislation to prevent the worst abuses of informed consent, conscience, and other vital principles. Decades later, this administration wants to tear apart that fragile social contract. But make no mistake. If President Obama opens the nation's deep wounds over abortion, he will be working against the majority of Americans."

Tony Perkins
Family Research Council Action

Note to Obama: Is Abortion "fair" to those being murdered?

An answer to Obama's call for a "fair minded" abortion debate during his speech at Notre Dame.

CLICK TO READ: Obama urges

Alain’s Response

Dear President Obama,

You asked for a fair minded Debate on the issue of abortion. Well let me explain my opinion on this matter, which you should also really come to understand is probably also the position of close to half the voting population of the United states.

I received a letter from one of your fellow liberal thinkers a while ago, and I explained the viewpoint of myself, and many others in this country, to him in a simple letter back to him. Perhaps this simple, straight forward explanation is one that you can understand.

One thing I have noticed dramatically since you have come to power, you seem to have forgotten that nearly half of the country does not agree with you on so many things, yet you want to ram down our throats every far far left item from the liberal agenda all at one time.

Here is the letter he wrote to me:

Subject: I don’t fully understand your ideas, could you assist me please?

Before I ask my question I wish to say beforehand, I’m not asking this out of spite or any sort of hateful thoughts. I’m just curious about your stance on abortion, why are you so set in your ways against it when abortion can both control human population (and we are in a population crisis) and has the purposefully hidden consenquinse of lowering crime. but ill not get into that argument, for it isn’t proper conversation.

Please forgive my horrable writing, and please don’t think me a fool for asking. Maybe we can have a civil discusion as time progresses, but for now ill say fare well and thank you for replying.

Jonathan Mxxxxxx

Now President Obama, here is my response. I hope you will read it carefully, and possible try to grasp the simple principles involved here.

Dear Jonathan,

Why am I so against abortion? I am against it because it is murder of an innocent human life, plain and simple.

As for controlling the population and crime, you sound pretty selfish if you can present an argument for destroying the weakest of the human race to better the lives of the others, i.e., yourself.

We could just as easily control population and crime by killing adults, I mean if you follow this argument why place limitations?

Why not kill off all the old people as well. After all they do not produce for society but take from it.

We could also kill the ill and infirm since they are a constant drain on our resources.

We could kill the people with lower IQ’s, I mean only the intelligent should benefit from living right?

Oh, then we must also most definitely kill those who look different or think different. I mean, where would we be if people were not like you, or disagreed with you, and these people were allowed to keep on breathing.

Where do you draw the line??

Once the value of life is removed, the only limitations are those placed by those in control.

A man named Hitler went this route. His reasoning was to control what he saw as overpopulation by those who were detrimental to his view of society.

As for discussion, there is none. I am absolute in my values of innocent life, and there is no argument you or anyone else out there will ever be able to bring to me that will sway my opinion on this.

Especially since almost every single person out there who supports the so-called “Choice” of a woman to kill their children are some of the most self-centered selfish people in our day and age.

They believe in the “do it if it feels good and go on living without any consequence” mentality.

I believe in moral absolutes. Some things are unbending, unchanging. This does not matter whether you agree or disagree it is just simple fact.

Some times there is NO SHADE of GREY, just simple black and white, good and evil, right and wrong. This is one of those things.


One last thing President Obama, and I hope you really take this to heart. You have so many "changes" on your plate right now, and you have half of the country soundly against you on almost all of these. Here is one simple thought, to HELP you further your many agendas.

Give us THIS ONE.

Outlaw abortion in our great nation. Flat and Simple.

Take a lesson from the Dominican Republic, which in April Passed Bill to Preserve Life.

I soundly believe that if you grant us this, the end of what we see as the incoherent slaughter of our nations young, you will find a true place in history and probably much less resistance to so many of your other radical ideas and "Changes" that you are trying to implement.

Think on this, and thank you for taking the time to listen to this requested response to a "fair minded" abortion debate.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Quote of the Day

"...most Republican leaders understand that our positions on social issues are among our most popular with the public. Even if it doesn’t usually make the nightly news, conservatives in Congress are working hard to defend our values.

As proof of that, key Republicans in the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Obama this week, outlining their agenda on health care reform, an issue the president has said he wants to address this year. While the letter—signed by most of the Republican leadership, including Republican Leader John Boehner, Republican Whip Eric Cantor and Chairman of the House Republican Conference Mike Pence—expresses Republican’s desire to find common ground with the president on health care reform, it is also firm when it comes to the right to life. The letter makes it clear that House Republicans will consider only those proposals that “maintain current law provisions regarding restrictions on federal funding of abortion services, restricts federal funds from flowing to abortion providers, and does not impose mandates either on insurance carriers or medical providers to participate in activities that violate their religious and moral beliefs."

At a time when President Obama is seeking to implement the most radically anti-life agenda ever, it’s good to know conservative leaders are standing firm in support of our pro-life, pro-family values."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Keep Corrupt Democrat Group Away from the U.S. Census!

ACORN 'Blackjack' Plan Comes Up Bust In Nevada -
Radical Group Charged With Voter Registration Fraud by Nevada Attorney General

ACORN and two of its workers are once again in trouble with 26 counts of Compensation for Registration of Voters.
    • ACORN is also charged with 13 counts of Principle to the Crime of Compensation for Registration of Voters.
    • Throughout 2008, ACORN employed canvassers to register people to vote in Nevada.
ACORN implemented a bonus program called "Blackjack" or "21+" that was based on the total number of voters a person registered.
    • A canvasser who brought in 21 or more completed voter registration forms per shift would be paid a bonus of $5.00.
According to the New York Times, over 91,000 were registered in Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, but only around 21,000 were considered valid.

ACORN is one of the non-profit groups that is signed to assist the government for the 2010 Census.

MAKE SURE your Member of Congress knows that you do NOT accept ACORN as a lawful organization!

Nevada Attorney General And Secretary Of State Charge Acorn With Voter Registration Violation, Click Here To Read Press Release.

Her Story Changes like the Weather

Madam Speaker: Which Story Are You Using Today?

Someone should tell Speaker Nancy Pelosi to quit changing her story. In April, Pelosi said she had not been told about waterboarding. Thursday she called a press conference and claimed she first learned suspects were being waterboarded in 2003. But according to the Wall Street Journal, "On Sept. 4, 2002, the CIA briefed Rep. Porter Goss, then House Intelligence Committee chairman, and Mrs. Pelosi, then the committee's ranking Democrat, on enhanced interrogation techniques including waterboarding. They were the first members of Congress to be informed."

The reports that Pelosi is now saying the CIA lied about that briefing even though she already told the Washington Post in 2007 she was there. Even Obama's CIA director Leon Panetta has doubts about Pelosi's story. Which story will Pelosi use tomorrow?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quote of the Day

"The government and the UAW are... motivated to collude in any deal that isn't as drastic as the restructuring under a regular bankruptcy."

David Marotta

The First 100 Days

Making the email rounds...

Presidential comparison quiz

If George W. Bush was at an event where a comedian joked that a private citizen of the opposing political party was a terrorist, suggested torturing them and wished them an agonizing death, and Bush laughed and later congratulated the comedian on their performance, would you approve?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Tony Blair a set of inexpensive and useless (to Tony Blair's UK video formatting) DVDs, when Tony Blair had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive?

Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 10 weeks -- so you'll have three years and nine-and-a-half months to come up with an answer.