Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quotes of the Day

“While politicians clamor about a “war on women,” Planned Parenthood wages a war against women every single day as precious, innocent babies are brutally subjected to late-term abortions—simply because they are girls.”


“Although our president believes in no limits to abortion and counts the nation’s largest abortion provider among his very best friends, Gallup found that only 20 percent of Americans share President Obama and Planned Parenthood’s view.

Liberals need to face the fact that they are now the status quo and the oppressors. But as Bob Dylan once sang to a generation of culture-changers, “The times, they are a-changin’.””

Tweet of the Day

Couldn’t Obama Have Stopped the Blame Game for One Hour? 

 via  Go ahead George take a whack at him. 

Event Alert: Rallying for Religious Freedom

The Family Foundation of Virginia

On Friday, June 8th, there will be several “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rallies across the state. This is a nationwide day of rallies in response to the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate forcing religious institutions to pay for procedures/drugs which violate their core religious beliefs, such as abortion-inducing drugs.

Similar rallies were held across the nation in March.

Initially, this mandate has had the greatest impact on the Catholic Church.  However, if it is not reversed, it has the potential to restrict the freedom of religion and conscience of every faith in the entire nation.  It is important that those of us who cherish religious liberty, as handed down to us from our forefathers in the First Amendment to the Constitution, let our voices be heard.  We are joining with dozens of state and national pro-life organizations in support of this effort including the Alliance Defense Fund, Concerned Women for America, Americans United for Life, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and dozens more.

There are four rallies scheduled for Virginia.  All are from noon until 1:00 p.m.  If you are within driving distance of one of these events, please make every effort to attend.  The details and contact information are below:

Lee Plaza
2nd Street SW and Church Avenue SW (map)

Jackson Park
Jefferson Street and 4th Street N.E. (map)

Virginia Beach
The Town Center of Virginia Beach
222 Central Park Avenue (map)

Lexington, VA
St. Patrick Church
221 W Nelson Street (map)

House of Representatives Blocks Legislation Protecting Unborn Girls from Sex-Selection Abortion

May 31, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - After a Thursday afternoon vote, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 failed to reach the two-thirds threshold required to pass the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would restrict abortions motivated by sex discrimination.

Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President for Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), had the following to say:

"We are deeply saddened that the U.S. House of Representatives would vote to keep sex-selection abortion legal in this country. That anyone on either side of the political aisle would vote against a bill preventing gendercide in the United States is profoundly troubling.

"Given that CDC data suggests sex-selection abortion is occurring in our country, and a recentundercover video released this week by Live Action showing Planned Parenthood's willingness to facilitate a sex-selection abortion, the American public cannot ignore this sexist practice.

"But because of lobbying by Planned Parenthood and the White House, the bill to protect against sex-selection abortion failed. We applaud the 246 Members on both sides of the aisle who voted for the bill.

"We thank Rep. Trent Franks and the Republican leadership for holding a vote on this legislation to ban this tragic and discriminatory practice. We will continue to work with them to pass this legislation in the future, so that pre-born women across the nation will be protected from gendercide and sex discrimination," McClusky concluded.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Is Obama Organizing Black Pastors?

One of the most frustrating aspects of my work is the reticence of many pastors to engage in the public policy process. Every election year left-wing groups send out intimidating letters warning pastors to not put their tax exempt status in jeopardy. Sadly, these letters have the desired effect of cowing many pastors into silence.

But the side that is committed to "fundamentally transforming" America is not so hesitant. This week the Conference of National Black Churches is meeting in Washington, D.C. Dominating their agenda today is role of the church in the 2012 election.

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the keynote address this morning. Holder's remarks were followed by a session on combating voter ID laws, which included representatives from the ACLU and other left-wing legal groups. This afternoon two top officials of the IRS addressed the conference. That was followed by panel discussion entitled "Voting Rights Call To Action." Tomorrow the conference will hold a "conversation" about same-sex "marriage."

There is tremendous irony in the fact that blacks are among the most religious Americans, yet they vote overwhelmingly for a party that is increasingly hostile to faith and family. But at what point do scriptural truths about the sanctity of life and marriage trump loyalty to a party or a person? 

Quote of the Day

“When you investigate free speech, you chill free speech.”

Tell Sen. Warner we don't need more foreign workers!

from NumbersUSA

Tell Sen. Warner's staff that you oppose the StartUp Act 2.0, a bill that would create 50,000 new visas for foreign-born students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field and 75,000 visas for immigrant "entrepreneurs."

Proponents of the bill (big business owners and politicians) tell us that we need more foreign STEM workers because we don't have enough to compete with the world.

But, the truth is...
-- 1.8 million Americans have engineering degrees but do not have an engineering job.
-- 101,000 American engineers are looking for a job and cannot find any work at all.
-- Only about one third of native STEM professionals are currently employed in jobs closely related to their degrees.
-- Some two thirds of native STEM workers are employed or are training for jobs in unrelated fields.
-- It is in the big businesses' best interest to DECREASE wages by INCREASING the number of foreign students who they can pay less than American STEM graduates.
We talked extensively about the flaws of this bill in our webcast last week including the creation of diploma mills and the influence of the "billionaires club" on immigration policy -
Here is a list of events for the first half of June, please take a few minutes out of your day to stand up for American STEM workers!

TIME: 10 a.m. - 12 noon
WHERE: Poquoson Library
500 City Hall Ave.
Poquoson, VA 23662

TIME: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Yorktown Library
8500 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692

Charles City
TIME: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Government Administration Building
10900 Courthouse Road
Charles City, VA 23030

TIME: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: 101 Chalmers Court Suite A
Berryville, VA 22611

TIME: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: 380 Old Waterford Road Northwest
Leesburg, VA 20176

TIME: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Jessie Peterman Memorial Library
32 West Main Street
Floyd, VA 24091

King and Queen
TIME: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road
St. Stephen's Church, VA 23148

King William County
TIME: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road
Aylett, VA

Henry County
TIME: 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
WHERE: Henry County Administration Building
Board of Supervisors Room
3300 Kings Mountain Road
Martinsville, VA 24112

TIME: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Richardson Public Library
100 Spring Street
Emporia, VA 23847

Video Pick of the Day

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tunisian and American Misunderstanders of Islam

Crowd: “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama...” (continuous cheer, the slogan rhymes in Arabic obama, obama, kuluna osama) [...]

Speaker: “Some Tunisians and some Muslims are afraid of the jihadists
We must ask, How come?
Because the enemies have distorted the image of the jihadists, presenting them as the enemies of the Muslims.
We say: no! Every Muslim is a jihadist
Every Muslim is a jihadist [...]
The enemies of Islam want us to be like sheep, to act like women.
They want to deprive us of our will.
They plundered Palestine and other lands and holy places.
They want the jihadists behind bars
Why? So that the holy places will not be liberated?
We are all jihadists, supporting Jerusalem, and elevating the word of Allah. [...]
Let us all cry 'Allah akbar' together, so that Obama the ape can hear us. All together now!
Say 'Allah Akbar!'"

Crowd: “Allah Akbar”

Speaker: "Say 'Allah Akbar!'"

Crowd: “Allah Akbar”

Speaker: "Let America hear us! Say 'Allah Akbar!'

Crowd: “Allahu Akbar”

Speaker: "Say 'Allah Akbar!'"

Crowd: “Allah Akbar”

Speaker: "Say 'Allah Akbar!'"

Crowd: “Allah Akbar”

Speaker: "Say 'Allah Akbar!'"

Crowd: “Allah Akbar”

Speaker: "We are coming, We are coming"

Crowd: "We are coming, We are coming"

Speaker: "We are coming, We are coming"

Crowd: "We are coming, We are coming"

Speaker: "Say 'Allah Akbar!'"

Crowd: “Allah Akbar”

Speaker: "Say 'Allah Akbar!'"

Crowd: “Allah Akbar”

Speaker: "Hear us Obama! Say 'Allah Akbar!'”

Crowd: “Allah Akbar” (Men with covered faces do martial arts on stage in front of the crowd)

Crowd: Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the army of Muhammad is returning.

“After a decade under the dark cloud of war, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon.”

Monday, May 28, 2012

Quote of the Day

“Since the birth of our nation nearly 236 years ago, men and women have sacrificed their lives for our country and to preserve the God-given liberties that are embedded in our Constitution.

“Memorial Day gives all of us an opportunity to honor America's heroes, to recall their sacrifice and courage, and to respect the incredible selflessness of their ultimate sacrifice. We owe them this respect and debt of gratitude.”

Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

Obama Administration Opposes D-Day Prayer

As we remember and thank our military servicemen and women and their families and friends who sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for America’s freedom, I thought the following reflection would be appropriate for Memorial Day.

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced HR 2070 directing the Secretary of the Interior to install at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. a plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the nation on June 6, 1944, D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, for protection for our troops.

An Obama Administration representative for the U. S. Department of the Interior expressed opposition to the proposal at a November, 2011 House hearing.  However, this bill passed the House of Representatives January 24, 2012 on a vote of 386-26, and is awaiting consideration in the Senate. 

President Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer was delivered to the nation by radio and is rich with references to our Creator and our relation to the Almighty, including His providential actions in history in ending great injustices (see the links below).   

And, if you have the time on this Memorial Day I also urge you to read or listen to the speech delivered by President Ronald Reagan at the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion delivered on the beach in Normandy, France to veterans who had fought there (links below).

Bob Marshall
Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

A Teachable Moment for Obama from the Past

If business activity should increase… unemployment will end.

In other words, employing industries must be ABLE to hire workers.

Many things could prevent this.

Anything in the social, economic or political life of the nation that obstructs business activity will stand in the way of reemployment.

Strikes that choke production and throw thousands… into idleness are social obstructions.

Taxes that restrict the ability of industry to expand are economic obstructions.

Leaders who appeal to class prejudice to further personal ambitions are political obstructions.

America can remove all these obstructions.

But to do so, it must compel its Government to rule without waste.

It must adjust labor difficulties through compulsory arbitration.

It must not permit the reasonable differences between workers and employers to be an excuse for civil war.

In short, if America will be SENSIBLE, it can remove the fear that the United States is destined to support a permanent body of unemployed.

Washington Herald Editorial

Monday, March 1, 1937

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) Signaling that He is Eager to Hand Over U.S. Sovereignty to the U.N.?

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding the UN Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).
More than 160 countries are signatories to LOST, which sets the rules for commercial and environmental management of the world's marine resources and determines exclusive economic zones. The Clinton and Bush administrations supported treaty ratification; however, previous Congressional concern that the treaty threatens US sovereignty and gives the United Nations too much control over oil and other mineral rights prevented ratification. Clashes between China and its neighbors over oil deposits in the South China Sea have recently brought the issue to fore. 

LOST is currently under review by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), who summoned the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to testify before the Committee on 23 May 2012.  The SFRC plans to hold future hearings with additional Administration officials and representatives from major companies to testify about the treaties importance. I am confident the SFRC will extensively examine their testimony with an eye toward the Obama administration's renewed push to ratify the treaty and the Pentagon's strategic pivot towards Asia. 

Again, thank you for contacting me. For further information or to sign up for my newsletter please visit my website at

United States Senator

Tweet of the Day

In Dec '00, Clinton signed last law of his Presidency, Commodities Future Trading Act that deregulated derivatives. He has received $80M.

Quotes of the Day

"But we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture,
   will give thanks to You forever;
    from generation to generation
we will recount Your praise." (Psalm 79:13)

Matthew Henry:

"They had no hopes except from God's mercies, His tender mercies."


Let us step aside momentarily from the bitter USA Political and Geo-Political scene to remember this Holiday; for it is a holy day,remembering and giving thanks for the millions of men and women who have died recently, and in the almost 3 centuries since Americans started fighting and dying for this glorious Christian experiment called the United States of America.

Today, we are held captive by people and forces who despise America and would rather have us come under the rule of godless tyrants who would love to strip away our liberties which Thomas Jefferson says, "are the gift of God" (please see his entire quote below).  Actually, in the deep recesses of their wicked hearts, they would love to eliminate God from our thinking and deliberations since, in their opinion, He either doesn't exist, agrees with them, or is irrelevant. 

However, this weekend we have the opportunity to reaffirm and thank God for creating such an "Exceptional Country" which still has the God of Jesus Christ at its center.  Jesus came to set us free, not just from our sins but also from petty tyrants.

Below are some quotations which are devastatingly true:

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?" ~ Thomas Jefferson

"Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong." ~ James Bryce, British Historian, late 1800's

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." ~ Billy Graham

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks." ~ Samuel Adams

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." ~ John F. Kennedy

"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, the greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children."~ William Havard, Welsh Chaplain, WWI

As Billy Graham writes, "Courage" is key!  As we contemplate voting for people who will take away our liberties or hand them over to men and women who hate the God of the Bible, we must heed the exhortation of President Kennedy to "oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty".

Primarily, our involvement usually takes the form of PRAYER ACTION is also an essential weapon in this struggle.  Remember the fallen and thank God for creating the USA.  Pray for God's Intervention in these perilous times.    

In Jesus' Name,
Harry Valentine, Capitol Hill Prayer Alert (CHPA), Founder/Publisher

Video Pick of the Day

Patriot Graves

By Gary Bauer

Monday marks Memorial Day, a national observance first known as Decoration Day. The first Memorial Day was observed on May 30, 1868, on the orders of General John Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Initially meant as a time to remember those who fell during the bloody battles of our brutal Civil War, the holiday's significance has been extended to honor all those who paid the ultimate price for our nation. As they have done every year since 1948, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment will place flags at more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They will remain at Arlington National Cemetery throughout the holiday weekend making sure that the flags remain upright. 

There will be similar observances at national cemeteries around the country. In Fredericksburg, Virginia, local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will place candles at more than 15,000 graves at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Taps will be played every 30 minutes. 

Over time, Memorial Day weekend has become more of an occasion for relaxation than for reflection about our patriots' graves and the values for which they gave "the last full measure of devotion." This weekend, I encourage you to do both -- relax and reflect. 

Have that picnic, hug your kids and have some fun at the beach. But let's also remind ourselves, and our children, about what happened at Concord Bridge, on the fields of Antietam and the beaches of Normandy and why we are in Afghanistan today. Explain to them the price that was paid to stop fascism and Soviet communism, why there was a Berlin Wall, what happened at Okinawa, at Ground Zero and over the fields of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Here's something else you can do. This Sunday, May 27th, is the first of three Voter Registration Sundays being organized by Father Frank Pavone and Priests for Life. My non-profit group American Values is proud to support these events. The ability to choose our leaders is a cherished right that our Founding Fathers risked their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to give us. It has been secured by the blood of previous generations.

Every citizen owes it to our men and women in uniform today not to squander this right. Ask your pastor to participate in Voter Registration Sunday. Take a moment this weekend to make sure your friends and family members are all registered to vote. 

Lastly, take a moment this Memorial Day 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 liberty is a gift from God, and that each generation has paid in flesh and blood to preserve it. As General George Patton said, "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."