Thursday, March 20, 2008

Is Obama The Messiah?

Here is an article by Ben Shapiro on this subject.Is Obama The Messiah?

There are a ton of articles written to this theme. What is going on? Why is he such a phenom?....We shall see.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Patriot's Prayer

A Patriot's Prayer
By Chuck Norris
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I genuinely was honored this past week to read in global news reports how our troops in the Middle East recently have expressed their gratitude for my trips there in 2006and 2007. Particularly humbling were the thoughts from a Fallujah police trainer, who called me "a role model" for the Iraqi security forces that were formerly an al-Qaida stronghold.

The truth, of course, is that they are the real heroes. They are the bona fide examples of courage. I spent my life as a warrior, first in the ring and then on-screen. They are warriors in countries torn by terror. I fight culture wars. They fight combat ones. True heroes are those such as Staff Sgt. Collin J. Bowen, 38, a Maryland Army National Guard soldier, who died just this past Friday in a Texas military hospital -- two months after his vehicle was hit in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb.

With this week commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war and roughly the 1,975th Holy Week of Christendom, I am overwhelmed with the convergence of two monumental sacrifices. On the one hand, there are about 4,000 service members (as well as roughly 300 coalition troops) who heroically gave up their lives for freedom. On the other hand, there is the one kingdom patriot who sacrificed his life upon a cross nearly two millennia ago for our sins. His words, which apply to both sacrificial acts of service, still resound: "Greater love has no one than this: that one lay down his life for a friend."

I concur with Congress' call this week for a partisan truce in order to observe the fifth year since the invasion. I also would extend that neutrality challenge to news agencies and pundits alike. Rather than prognosticate or pontificate about the rights and wrongs of war, I would encourage people instead simply to bow their heads in prayer.

In James P. Moore Jr.'s "One Nation Under God: The History of Prayer in America," he recounts how a World War II-wearied President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the nation more than 60 years ago. To many people's surprise, rather than giving a summary of the progress of Operation Overlord (better known as D-Day), he opted to pray that evening (June 6, 1944) with all America listening. Not since Lincoln had such a passionate spiritual been delivered at such a critical time.

This week, I present the same prayer to the one who liberates our souls on behalf of those who fight and have fought to liberate from political tyrannies -- from Afghanistan to America:

And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest -- until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters and brothers of brave men overseas -- whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment -- let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace -- a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

Thy will be done, Almighty God.


Monday, March 17, 2008

Don't Worry, Be Happy

The title of the story may seem a bit misleading as you start to read the article. It will become clear as you finish the story. This is about one person who has the power to stop a bill from going forward that the vast majority of the nation realizes is for the security of the United States.
My question is: How do you start the ground swell of outrage that will topple Nancy Pelosi. If I was a woman I think I would be as mad as I could get for the apparent inability to make a decision based on what's best for the country. Instead she has taken her dolls and gone home even when her colleagues in the Senate passed the bill 68-29. Please read this article from Col. Oliver North by clicking on the link below.
Don't Worry, Be Happy

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Dumbing Down of America

More emphasis should be put on the education of our children from the Christian community. There is an enormous amount of emphasis being put on the education of our children by groups that do not have the best interest of the children or the country as their driving concern.

I invite, encourage, exhort everyone to at least peruse the book. Please click on the link below for your free download.

The Dumbing Down of America

The author, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, is the former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education and blew the whistle in the `80s on government activities that were withheld from the public. Her inside knowledge will help you protect your children from controversial methods and programs. In this book you will discover:

-how good teachers across America have been forced to use controversial, non-academic methods

-how "school choice" is being used to further dangerous reform goals, and how home schooling and private education are especially vulnerable.

-how workforce training (school-to-work) is an essential part of an overall plan for a global economy, and how this plan will shortcircuit your child's future career plans and opportunities.

-how the international, national, regional, state and local agendas for education reform are all interconnected and have been for decades.

Please click on the following link to read the rest of this article:
Whistleblower's Account


Unions at one time were very good and necessary. When the mob got involved and power, money and the base side of man was let loose, the main thrust became one of personal enrichment at the expense of the rank and file. The following article by Author Mark Mix who is President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and National Right to Work Committee is worth reading. Whether or not you agree with the article, I'm sure you will agree that it is food for thought.

‘Card Checks’: Fast Track To Monopoly Unionism
Law That Would Further Entrench This Big Labor Tactic Is Just What the Public Doesn’t Want

Current federal labor law prohibits employees who do not wish to join in a union, but work for a unionized business, from bargaining with their employer for themselves. Under American traditions of limited government, affiliation with private organizations is, the vast majority of the time, a purely personal decision. But under federal labor law and the labor laws of most states, union affiliation is primarily a collective, rather than a personal, decision.

In America, your decision to contribute your household’s money to a charity, a political campaign, or an issue-oriented lobbying organization is made individually, or together with your spouse or solicitor. Your neighbors, fellow employees, or business associates may offer advice, but do not get the chance to vote on which private groups you support or don’t support.

Read the rest of the article

Monday, March 10, 2008

FBI Boosts Training in Islamic 'Sensitivity'

This again from ACT. It is astounding how absolutely rudderless the ship of state is.

FBI Boosts Training in Islamic 'Sensitivity'


This is from the Family Research Council March 7, 2008

Trial and Error

What started out as a simple child welfare case in California has resulted in the most sweeping rejection of homeschooling in state history. By a 3-0 decision, a panel of appellate court judges sent families reeling with the verdict that parents don't have a constitutional right to homeschool their children without obtaining state teaching credentials. The ruling, which completely blindsided social conservatives, turned an isolated family incident into a broad indictment of the entire homeschooling community. The court was asked to consider whether homeschooling was facilitating the opportunity for a set of parents to physically and emotionally mistreat their children. Based on that one specific incident, the panel used the opportunity not just to resolve the situation at hand but to potentially ban homeschooling across the state. According to the opinion, the court based its judgment on a California statute which says that children ages six to 18 must attend a full-time day school (public or private) or "be instructed by a tutor holding state credentials for the child's grade level." Since the ruling was released, Justice H. Walter Croskey has become the focus of national outrage for suggesting that parents who fail to comply with California's statute should be criminally prosecuted. Although the ruling will likely be overturned, its implications alarm me as a homeschooling parent. This court is threatening to usurp a fundamental right of parents based on an interpretation of a 40-year-old statute that has never been construed as a threat to homeschooling. The panel is also creating a foothold for other courts and politicians to discredit school choice. This case could become a rallying cry to crack down on homeschooling everywhere. We could start to see these challenges to school choice erupt in courts across the 19 states that don't have homeschooling laws on the books. Whether they do so because of their religious and moral beliefs or because of the dismal performance of local schools, parents should be the ultimate authority on what learning environment is best for their children. As long as safeguards are in place to ensure that students are keeping pace with the national standards and test scores, homeschooling should continue to be a viable option for all parents. The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) began working to achieve just that by launching an aggressive petition drive yesterday to overturn the ruling. Under California law, if enough residents believe the opinion was wrongly decided, they can urge the state Supreme Court to "depublish" the opinion. Log on to to join the fight!

Additional Resources
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)

And this is not all!!!

Tennessee is attacking private schools as well as home schoolers......
This is from an email dated February 28th, 2008.

Subject: Immediate Action Needed

Please click here to record that you have received this message

The following information needs immediate action. This bill, if passed, has the potential to mandate our curriculum. Please read below and make the phone call.


Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic Schools

"Serving Christian Education"

Please forward this e-mail to all the home schoolers and private school parents you know! Thank you!
February 21, 2008

Tennessee: Calls Needed to Stop Testing Bill

A bill mandating testing for all private school children is scheduled in the House Education Subcommittee next Wednesday, Feb. 27. The sponsor and list of members of that committee is below.
House Bill 2795 would subject non-public school students, including Homeschool students, to additional state testing. It would require them to take subject matter tests based upon state-approved textbooks.
It would also require them to pass the Tennessee comprehensive assessment program tests before receiving a high school diploma. These new testing requirements would also apply to students being taught at home through extension or satellite programs of church-related schools. Your calls to state representatives are needed to stop this dangerous legislation!

If passed all schools would have to conform their curriculum to the material taught in public school in order for their children to be able to pass the state test s. The Tennessee Department of Education, not parents, would determine whether a student taught at home was eligible to receive a high school diploma.

Sponsored by Representative G.A. Hardaway (92nd District), this horrendous bill is now in the House Edu cation Committee. It is scheduled to be heard by the Special Initiatives Subcommittee of the House Education Committee this coming Wednesday, February 27.
Representative Hardaway and members of the House Education Committee need to hear from you today!

Action Requested:

(1) Please call or write (both would be better) Representative G.A.
Hardaway and at least one member of the House Education Committee with this message:
Please call their offices any time day or night, week or weekend. Your wording can be simple, like "My name is ___. I'm calling to oppose HB2795."

If sending a letter or email correspondence, you may include the text below:
"Please oppose House Bill 2795, which would impose public school testing on non-public school students. "

The contact information for Representative Hardaway and members of the House Education Committee is set forth below. Members of the Special Initiatives Subcommittee which will hear the bill on Wednesday are indicated by an asterisk.

If your last name begins with A-I, please call the following members:

*Chair Les Winningham,
(615) 741-6852

*Vice-Chair Tommie Brown
(615) 741-4374

*Secretary Joe Towns, Jr.
(615) 741-2189

Harry Brooks
(615) 741-6879

*Jim Coley
(615) 741-8201

Barbara Cooper
(61 5) 741-4295

If your last name begins with letters J-R, please c all these members:

Dolores Gresham
(615) 741-6890

Beth Harwell
(615) 741-0709

John Hood
(615) 741-7849

Phillip Johnson
(615) 741-7477

Ulysses Jones, Jr.
(615) 741-4575

*Ron Lollar
(615) 741-7084

If your last name begins with letters S-Z, please call these members:

Mark Maddox
(615) 741-7847

Michael McDonald
(615) 741-1980
Gerald McCormick
(615) 741-2548

Richard Montgo mery
(615) 741-5981

Larry Turner
(615) 741-6954

*John Mark Windle--Chair of the Subcommittee
(615) 741-1260

To find the name and contact information for your state
representative, use HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at .

(2) Please forward this email to other homeschooling families who are
not members of H SLDA and ask them to contact Representative Hardaway
and a member of the House Education Committee as well.

To view a copy of the bill, go to .

Calls are more effective for most legislators. They often delete e-mails, so call and e-mail.
1st call the House sponsor of this bill:
2nd call the Members of the Special Initiatives Sub-Committee, scheduled to hear this bill on Wed., 2/27/08:
Then call your state Representative, too!
How to find your Representative? Use this link to find their names, office phone numbers, etc. On the left side, click on "House", then on "Members" to "Find Your Legislator".
A TOLL-FREE way to call your Representative:
All legislators may be reached by telephone at 1 - 800 - 449 - 8366.
You must then enter the last 5 digits of their office phone number.
Use this link to find their names, office phone numbers, etc.
If you have any questions or concerns about what this bill would do,
please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

Debbie Landers
Executive Director, TANAS
Cindy Ayers, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 411
Hohenwald, TN 38462
(931) 796-4348 phone & fax
Mr. Hetzel
Dean of Technology
Silverdale Baptist Academy
7236 Bonny Oaks Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
P (423) 892-2319
F (423) 648-7600

Taxpayers Funding Islamic Schools

Please click on the link to the right labeled "Are Taxpayers Funding Islamic Schools in Minnesota? Astounding that there is little in the MSM about this. This is the quiet takeover of America and we are basically "asleep at the wheel!"

Funding An Enemy

Just have to love what ACT (American Congress for Truth)is doing to educate us on what is going on with the Muslim's in this country. The article that I'd like to bring to your attention was first written last October 24th, 2007. I received it as an eNewsletter through my subscription to ACT in America. The article is
Funding An Enemy

The following is what I wrote to the President:

Subject: Saudi Arabia - Friend or Foe?

Dear President Bush,

I feel a bit audacious writing to you as I know that I am one of 300 million citizens and also know that you are terribly busy. I just would like to understand why Saudi Arabia is not treated as our enemy? Almost everything they do is aimed at our destruction. The following is from American Congress for Truth. Brigitte Gabriel is the President & Founder of American Congress for Truth. The article is

Funding an Enemy

By Janet Levy

Last Friday, President Bush certified Saudi Arabia as a cooperative anti-terrorism ally and released U.S. financial aid to Riyadh. This occurred despite charges leveled against the "Kingdom" by Stuart Levey, the U.S. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, who one day after the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, declared that Saudi Arabia had failed to prosecute terrorism financiers.

In recent years, Talal has used his financial clout to influence American foreign policy, shape media portrayals and promote Islamist ideology. Following the 9/11 attacks, in which 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals, Al-Walid offered a $10 million donation to New York City toward relief efforts and suggested that the U.S. should reexamine its allegedly pro-Israel policies in the Middle East as the root cause of the attacks. The donation was turned down.

Prince Talal gave $500,000 to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an un-indicted co-conspirator in the funding of Hamas, for distribution to American public libraries of books that sanitize Islam and terrorist organization activities. One book declares that terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah were placed on the U.S. government's terrorist list, not because of their well-documented terrorist operations, but because of the pro-Israel bias of American leaders.

Our own Stuart Levey, the U.S. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence is showing that Prince Talal is contributing millions of dollars to try to bring this country down.
This is a country that should be on the list of countrys that are human rights abusers

Very respectfully yours,

Your brother and sister in Christ Jesus, our Lord,

Dennis and Barbara

6Blessed be the LORD!
for he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
7The LORD is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.

Psalm 28:6-7

Saturday, March 08, 2008

War within the Church - Anglicans At It Again

What a shame this is for the Christian world that the Anglican Church is going through this most trying of times. Please read the following article.

J.I. Packer Threatened with Suspension

Thursday, March 06, 2008

William F. Buckley

Thomas Sowell wrote a column on William F. Buckley that I think is among the best. I have a great deal of respect for Thomas Sowell for these reasons:

Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina, where, he recounts, his encounters with white people were so limited that he didn't believe that "yellow" was a possible color for human hair (A Personal Odyssey). He later moved with his mother's sister (whom he thought to be his mother; his father died before he was born) and siblings to Harlem, New York City. He dropped out of high school when he moved out on his own at the age of 17 because of money problems and a deteriorating home environment.[2] Soon after, he served in the US Marine Corps.

After his service, Sowell passed a GED and enrolled at Howard University. His top-notch grades enabled him to transfer and completed a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College, magna cum laude, an M.A. in Economics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He chose University of Chicago, he has said, because he wanted to study under George Stigler. Stigler's achievements were recognized when in 1982 he won the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Sowell has taught at prominent American universities including Howard University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, and UCLA. Since 1980 he has been a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he holds the fellowship named after Rose and Milton Friedman.

Please read his column on Mr. Buckley.
William F. Buckley (1925-2008)

If You Think the Government is Really Serious about Border Security

Think again. Read this article by Tony Blankley.

Border Insecurity?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

If You Think It Won't Get Worse - Think Again

In a little run news article from New Mexico comes the story of a little "Mom and Pop" photography business that was hauled before the New Mexico Human Rights Division for declining to take a job to photograph a same-sex wedding. Hauled before a government "Human Rights" panel for a "Human Rights" violation? What happened to the right to not provide a service based on your beliefs? So if someone wants you to photograph a private party where there is open sex and gambling and it goes against your beliefs, you can't decline the job?

This means that if a same sex couple wants to get married in our church and have Travis perform the wedding, we can't decline on the grounds that it is against our core beliefs?

Where does this travesty end? I believe it ends when enough people write to their congressmen, vote, and take every available opportunity to be involved.

Please read the article:

Monday, March 03, 2008

FRC on Abortion and More

Please click on the following link and read the Family Research Council's February 25th eNewsletter. We need to act upon this information. All of the links necessary to letter our congressmen know how we feel are in the eNewsletter.

FRC eNewsletter February 25th, 2008