Friday, June 19, 2009

Congressman Ron Paul On Healthcare

Founding Fathers Quote

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.

Alexander Hamilton

Senator Mitch McConnell Press Release

Americans Want Reform, Not a Blind Rush
from the Office of Senator Mitch McConnell

Friday, June 19, 2009


‘When it comes to making sure Americans can keep the coverage they have, strengthening wellness and prevention programs, reforming our medical malpractice laws, and paying for health care reform, Republicans share common ground with the President. I just wish that Congressional Democrats did too’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Friday regarding the importance of getting it right on health care reform: “One thing Republicans and Democrats can all agree on is the need for serious health care reform. On Monday, President Obama spoke to the American Medical Association to discuss this issue. I applaud the President for his commitment to health care reform and I agree with him that we need to make health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans.

“While the American people want reform, they want us to fix what’s wrong with the system without taking away the freedom, choices, and quality of care they now enjoy. During his speech to the AMA, the President acknowledged these concerns and articulated some principles on health care reform that many Republicans share.

“But it seems to me that many of my friends on the other side of the aisle should have listened more closely to what the President said to the AMA.

“One thing the President said that Republicans agree with is that Americans shouldn’t be forced to give up the insurance they currently have and like, and be forced onto a government plan. The President promised the American people that, quote, ‘If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. No one will take it away, no matter what.’ Republicans agree with the President.

“Yet Democrats in Congress are making last minute edits to a bill in the HELP Committee this week that the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says will cause 10 million people with employer sponsored insurance to lose the coverage they currently have. And that is the number of people who would lose their current insurance under just one section of the bill. This legislation is still missing significant sections that could force tens of millions of additional Americans to lose their current coverage. [
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Rep. Cantor Release

Cantor Floor Remarks On Iran
June 19, 2009
Contact:Brad Dayspring
202-226-5249

“We must rally the world around the cause of the Iranian people, and I urge the Administration, I urge President Obama to follow the lead of this House to speak out on behalf of the Iranian people and their quest for freedom and human rights.” – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)

Floor Remarks
June 19, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pO9gbidUvU

Rep. Eric Cantor: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I thank the Gentlelady. Mr. Speaker, the Iranian regime's brutality is on full display for the whole world to behold. I rise today in sympathy with the victims of Iranian political oppression who have been injured or killed protesting the outcome of their election. And I salute the leadership of the Gentlelady from Florida, the Gentleman from California in bringing this resolution forward as well as the Gentleman from Indiana in his leadership on this and in so many issues the way that the Gentlelady from Nevada spoke. It is America's moral responsibility to speak out on behalf of the protection of human rights wherever they are violated. And regardless, Mr. Speaker, of the outcome of the Iranian election, make no mistake where the power in Iran lies. It lies with a clerical regime who conducts its most egregious activities in the dark, hidden from the world's eyes and thus escaping media attention. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps quietly funnels weapons and funding into terrorist groups from Iraq to Afghanistan, to Lebanon to Gaza. Iranian centrifuges enrich uranium at nuclear plants often hidden from weapons inspectors. And terrorist groups make voyages to Iran to receive training at unspecified locations. This is the regime we are talking about. And this week the true colors of that regime are on broad display.

“We must rally the world around the cause of the Iranian people, and I urge the Administration, I urge President Obama to follow the lead of this House to speak out on behalf of the Iranian people and their quest for freedom and human rights. And I yield back.”

Watch the video HERE

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Gov. Sanford talks stimulus and what's next with Sean Hannity on FoxNews

Catholic League News Release

NYC TO OKAY MUSLIM HOLIDAYS IN SCHOOLS;
CATHOLICS STONEWALLED


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the news that the Education Committee of the New York City Council has approved two new Muslim holidays, Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Ul-Adha, to be added to the school calendar:

On January 14, I testified before this very same committee requesting equal rights for Catholics: Jewish and Islamic religious symbols are displayed in the schools every December, but Christian symbols are banned. With the exception of Councilman Tony Avella, and a few others, the Education Committee showed no interest in appeasing Catholics. But its members are apparently capable of demonstrating great sensitivity to Muslims. Speaker Christine Quinn, who was raised Catholic—and who has shown no interest in the push for parity that the Catholic League wants—is now urging all City Councilmen to vote for this new round of Muslim rights.

What’s at work is the politics of multiculturalism: tolerance for some, intolerance for others. But this fight isn’t over yet.


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)
http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1634

Catholic League Chatterbox

See “Irena’s Vow” Now; Closing is June 28

“Irena’s Vow,” the fantastic Broadway play about a Polish Catholic woman who hid 12 Jews in the house of a German major during the Holocaust, is scheduled to close on June 28. To get discounted tickets (some of the proceeds benefit the Midtown Pregnancy Center), click this link: http://www.insupportoflife.org/.


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)
http://catholicleague.org/chatterbox.php?#253

Gov. Mark Sanford interviewed on WLTX about the stimulus and state budget.

Powerful Glenn Beck Today

The best first half of any Glenn Beck Show I have ever seen happened today. He explained how Obama is going after one person after another and why it is important to get off the sidelines and fight back. Glenn re-airs tonight at 1:00 AM Central. I highly recommend that you watch it or record it.

Rep. Cantor Release

Cantor Statement on Iran
June 18, 2009
Contact:Brad Dayspring
202-226-5249
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement as election protests increased in Iran and the regime in Tehran continued to brutalize its own people:

“The human tragedy continues in Iran. Around the world, people are inspired by the courage of the Iranian people fighting for free elections, using new media tools like Twitter to ensure their voices are heard by all of us. America has a moral responsibility to stand up for these brave people, to defend human rights, and to condemn the violence and abuses by the regime in Tehran.

“The Administration’s position that what’s going on in Iran is a ‘vigorous debate’ is absurd. People are being brutalized and murdered by the regime in Tehran. We have no idea exactly how many have died or have been seriously injured, since the regime has restricted journalists' ability to report. In no way do these actions constitute a 'vigorous debate.'

“This brutal regime cannot be trusted to be reasonable with nuclear power. The United States cannot trust the aspirations of this regime, and the Administration must work with Congress to do everything in its power to deny Iran nuclear weapons."

Rep. Kevin Brady Discusses the RSC Sunset Caucus

Catholic League News Release

COMMON GROUND ON ABORTION?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue speaks to the “On Common Ground” forum that
RHRealityCheck.org
has launched on abortion:

The terms “dialogue” and “common ground” are innocuous enough, and may even convey something benign. But when selectively invoked by ideologues as a political vehicle, they are worse than vacuous—they are devious. Such is the case with the latest effort by
RHRealityCheck.org
.

RHRealityCheck.org may have been able to persuade reasonable persons like Steven Waldman of Beliefnet
to join in this effort, but too many of the announced participants are hardened pro-abortion activists. Moreover, the website demonizes a number of religious conservative groups by labeling them “far right” organizations. It even posts an attack piece on me done at the behest of the nation’s most notorious anti-Catholic group, Catholics for Choice; this shell of an organization has twice been condemned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Bad as these aspects of the project are, they are nothing when compared to the vicious denunciations of Crisis Pregnancy Centers. If giving young women an alternative to abortion is considered taboo, then the entire Common Ground project is destined to be an abysmal failure. It also shows that their alleged interest in adoption is a ruse.

Religious conservatives should not only reject offers to participate in this forum—they should condemn it as a fraud.

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)
http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1633

Rep. Cantor Release

Cantor on Democrats’ Votes to Close Guantanamo Bay
June 18, 2009
Contact:Brad Dayspring
202-226-5249
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after House Democrats twice voted to close the terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay and bring detainees to America:

“House Democrats are out of touch with the American people. Americans do not support closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and are overwhelmingly opposed to bringing terrorists to America’s shores.

“Closing the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is a complex issue, and Congress should not rush to action in order to appease those far outside the mainstream. Our top priority must be to ensure the safety and security of the American people, and to close Guantanamo without any idea of where to put the world’s most dangerous terrorists is ludicrous.”

A Show Of Respect Disprespected By Sen. Boxer

"Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?' It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I'd appreciate it."

How arrogant can a mere senator get? Ms. Boxer became indignant when referred to as Ma'am, which is a show of respect and honor. Brigadier General Michael Walsh worked hard for his title, most certainly harder than Ms. Boxer did for hers, and part of that training and hard work is referring to those who outrank one's self as Sir or Ma'am. Ms. Boxer's indignation was uncalled for, feministic, and caddy.

Founding Fathers Quote

The truth is, that, even with the most secure tenure of office, during good behavior, the danger is not, that the judges will be too firm in resisting public opinion, and in defence of private rights or public liberties; but, that they will be ready to yield themselves to the passions, and politics, and prejudices of the day.

Joseph Story

Catholic League News Release

ERIC HOLDER ON HATE CRIMES BILL:
MASTER OF DEMAGOGUERY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s remark that we need a new hate crimes bill because of the recent killings in Kansas and Washington, D.C.:

Holder says, “We will not tolerate murder, or the threat of violence, masquerading as political activism.” It would be more accurate to say that the U.S. doesn’t need a political activist masquerading as Attorney General.

The wife of Scott Roeder, the ex-con who killed abortionist George Tiller, said that while he himself didn’t think he was mentally ill, “everyone else did.” His brother David agreed with this assessment.

Virginia Gerker, cousin of James von Brunn, the ex-con who killed a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, said that her entire family believed he was mentally ill.

Roeder was never involved in any pro-life organization, and von Brunn is an old man who was as much anti-Christian as he was anti-Semitic. In other words, it is nothing if not demagogic for Holder to exploit these two recent tragedies—committed by madmen, not political activists—as a rationale to promote this highly politicized piece of legislation.

The reason why the Catholic League continues to be concerned about this bill is due to the fact that we still don’t have assurances that religious speech won’t be punished if it passes. While it is true that the Senate version has language protecting religious speech, the House version does not. Holder should be spending his time endorsing the Senate version instead of stoking the primordial fears of Obama activists.

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1632

Wisconsin Democratic Leaders Prevent Vote to Stop UW Late-Term Abortions

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
June 15, 2009


Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) -- Democrats in charge of the Wisconsin Assembly have prevented a vote on an amendment to the state budget bill that would prevent the University of Wisconsin health system from doing late-term abortions. UW will be doing late-term abortions at the Madison Surgery Center. [
read more]

Rep. Cantor Release

Cantor Applauds RSC Sunset Caucus
June 17, 2009
Contact:Brad Dayspring
202-226-5249

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) praised the launch of the Sunset Caucus by Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) and RSC Members Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). The newly formed caucus aims to bring an end to outdated, duplicative and wasteful programs on behalf of taxpayers.


Whip Cantor released the following statement:


“House Republicans recently proposed $375 billion in taxpayer savings to the President, and continue to produce reasonable solutions to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not wasted.

“Taxpayers can be proud of the hard work and leadership of Reps. Price, Brady and Chaffetz in the creation of the Sunset Caucus. In the face of endless spending, Washington needs a common-sense injection when it comes to spending taxpayer money – particularly in the current economy. For the sake of young Americans and our long-term fiscal viability, Congress simply cannot keep spending money that the President himself admits we don’t have. The RSC’s Sunset Caucus will root out and eliminate duplicative programs and wasteful spending, protecting taxpayers’ money. In this difficult economic environment, Americans deserve nothing less.”

Jim DeMint endorses Marco Rubio for Senate



Marco Rubio for US Senate.

Rep. Cantor Release

Cantor on Banking Reform, Financial Markets
June 17, 2009
Contact:Brad Dayspring
202-226-5249
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement on President Obama’s banking regulation and the comprehensive House Republican regulatory reform plan:

"We need smart regulation, not necessarily more regulation. The Administration has placed too much emphasis on government and too little on people. Further empowering the same regulators who presided over the market breakdown is not intelligent. The culture of bailouts must stop, and instead of adding yet another layer to the current patchwork regulatory system, we need to bring stability and security back to the market so credit starts flowing and jobs are created.

“Republicans have offered a better plan to reduce uncertainty and to stop the government from picking winners and losers in the marketplace. We want to see market forces return under a set of smart, focused rules to restore financial security for families across this country. We stand ready and willing to work together so that our capital markets can return to prominence, small businesses can access credit, and America starts creating jobs again."

Catholic League News Release

PBS RELIGION BAN CARRIES A STENCH

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has banned member stations from carrying new religious TV programs; the few existing ones can continue. Catholic League president Bill Donohue reacts to this news:

The stated reason for censoring new religious programming goes like this: (a) a ban on sectarian programming has been in place since 1985 but was never enforced, (b) PBS started to review its rules last year when the transition to digital TV was being contemplated, and (c) PBS expressed concerns that having religious programming may imply official endorsement. None of these reasons is persuasive.

A rule not enforced is a non-starter, much like jay walking statutes in New York—everyone knows that non-enforcement means it’s legal. Citing church and state concerns is pure bunk: there is no federal law banning religious programming by PBS. As for the review being sparked by the move to digital, the record shows that more was at work than this.

In December 2005, PBS aired a few shows with mildly religious overtones that angered its anti-religious members. Renee Fleming sang Christmas songs in between comments made about the importance of Christmas; a three-part documentary retracing the routes taken in the first five books of the Bible, “Walking the Bible,” aired; a month later, a documentary with a veneer of religious trappings was shown about two teenagers in rural America who pulled themselves out of poverty; and a year-end Pledge Drive featured Dr. Wayne Dyer, a self-help guru opposed to organized religion who nonetheless carries “spiritual baggage.” It was after these shows aired that PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler felt the heat and the in-house conversation began.

It never takes much to push secular buttons, but caving in to the voices of intolerance is shameful. That the religious gag rule is taking place in the age of Obama is not something that has escaped our notice. The stench is unmistakable.

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1631

Pope: Cyril and Methodius are examples of inculturation

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Walter E. Williams

"I doubt whether there are many Americans who think Congress has either the right or competency to choose where they live, what clothes they wear or what cars they drive. Yet many Americans stand ready to allow Congress to decide what doctors they go to and what treatments they receive. We forget that once we have government-sponsored health care, it can be used to justify almost any restraint on liberty. That's the justification behind helmet and seatbelt laws. Britain is well along the road toward totally controlling health care. Steyn says, "Under Britain's National Health Service, for example, smokers in Manchester have been denied treatment for heart disease, and the obese in Suffolk are refused hip and knee replacements. Patricia Hewitt, the British Health Secretary, says that it's appropriate to decline treatment on the basis of 'lifestyle choices.'" Steyn adds, "Smokers and the obese may look at their gay neighbor having unprotected sex with multiple partners, and wonder why his 'lifestyle choices' get a pass while theirs don't. But that's the point: Tyranny is always whimsical." [read more]

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rep. Michele Bachmann Video: Executive Compensation Limits

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)

RSC Update: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

From the Chairman
Amidst all the moving parts of a national health care reform package, one central question must rise above everything else to guide our efforts: who do we empower to provide the highest quality health care – patients and doctors, or the federal government?

With President Obama and his Democrat friends pushing a government takeover, it is clear that the Washington-knows-best crowd believes we should put our health care future in the hands of bureaucrats.‪

As a physician, I know first-hand that government intervention has a harmful effect on quality of care, research, innovation, and wait times for patients. Currently, the United States provides some of the highest quality care in the world in these respects. Unfortunately, Democrats seem determined to undo the best parts of the American system while inserting the worst parts of European-style systems.‪

In the United Kingdom, the misnamed National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) determines what treatments, procedures, and drugs should be available to patients. The NICE Board determines whether a remedy meets the government’s fiscal goals, comparing cost to potential survival or cure. This board places a government-endorsed price tag on a patient’s well-being.

Alarmingly, the groundwork for a similar program in the United States has already been laid by a provision in the President’s so-called “stimulus” bill. Democrats have already taken the first steps to implementing a system that values dollars and cents over a patient’s care. President Obama and other Democrats sell this government-run option as the ultimate solution to our insufficient levels of access. To paraphrase James Madison, it could be said that this remedy is perhaps worse than the disease.‪

Positive health care reform will put patients in charge by empowering them with ownership of their coverage and will include tax code reform so that it makes financial sense for all Americans to purchase health insurance. Through this plan, we can reach universal access to care without inflexible government meddling and lower quality.

We should move forward with health system reform, but the policies being pushed by the majority in Washington are alarming in their disregard for the people that matter most: taxpayers and patients. We can provide all Americans access to affordable, quality health care, but we will not find it through a government takeover. If you know someone that wants to join our fight for health care that puts patients first, please have them join us at http://rsc.price.house.gov.

Thanks for your support!

Sincerely,
Congressman Tom Price
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity
Every week, Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media.

· Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49): A Tale of Two Treasuries; American Spectator, June 8.

· Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10): Judge Sotomayor and the Second Amendment; Townhall, June 9.

· Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16): Voter Intimidation and the Politicization of Justice; NetRightNation, June 10.

· Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01): The False Choice versus The Patients’ Choice; The Journal Times, June 11.

· Rep. Michael Burgess (TX-26): First, Do No Harm; The Hill, June 11.

RSC Legislative Activity
RSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.


· Rep. Steve King (IA-05) has partnered with Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) to introduce the Truth in Employment Act of 2009. The legislation would protect employees and employers from harassment and disruptive actions by union “salts” who threaten jobs and business success.

· Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21) recently founded the Media Fairness Caucus to encourage the media to adhere to the highest standards of reporting and provide the American people with the facts, balanced stories, and fair coverage of the news.

Outlook
Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their big-government, anti-taxpayer agenda.

· Today, the House will consider the conference report on H.R. 2346, a supplemental appropriations bill. Originally intended to provide funding for troop operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Democrats have loaded the bill with unrelated measures including a $108 billion global bailout for the IMF and the “Cash for Clunkers” legislation discussed below.

· The House will begin the regular appropriations process this week by considering the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill followed by the Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The Democrats are forcing Members to pre-file amendments in the Congressional Record, breaking a long-standing House tradition of allowing a completely open amendment process on appropriations bills.

House Floor Activity
The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives last week.

· The House passed the Foreign Relations Authorization Act that would allow Congress to spend $41 billion over the next two years on the State Department and various liberal programs. The authorized funding level for FY2010 is 12% higher than FY2009, and it increases U.S. contributions to the United Nations by 32% without requiring any reforms.

· A standalone “Cash for Clunkers” bill was approved by the House, authorizing an additional $4 billion of spending to help “restructure” the auto industry by paying car owners up to $4,500 to trade in their old vehicle for a new one that meets certain fuel efficiency goals.

· The House agreed with the Senate amendments to a bill that grants broad new authority to the FDA to regulate tobacco. The bill increases taxes on tobacco companies by $5.4 billion over 10 years, on top of the $72.1 billion tobacco tax over 10 years that took effect April 1, 2009 in order to fund the expansion of SCHIP.

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Catholic League News Release

FACTCHECK.ORG SKEWS HATE CRIMES BILL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue examines the contention of
Factcheck.org that the Congressional hate crimes bill does not jeopardize religious speech and does not include pedophilia as a protected class:

In 2007, when the hate crimes bill was being considered, Rep. Louis Gohmert asked Rep. Art Davis whether a minister who preached against sexual relations outside marriage could be held liable for the violent actions of someone who attributed his behavior to the clergyman, Davis did not deny that this could happen. This is what gave rise to the concerns of religious conservatives, something never mentioned by
Factcheck.org
. Moreover, while there is language in the Senate version of the bill that does afford the kind of constitutional protections that religious conservatives have asked for, it is not certain whether these caveats will be included in the final version.

Factcheck.org is correct to say that the “plain meaning” of the term sexual orientation does not include pedophilia, but it is disingenuous to imply that the fears of religious conservatives are therefore without merit. When this subject came up in April in the House Judiciary Committee, an amendment to the hate crimes bill that would have excluded pedophilia from the definition of sexual orientation was defeated by the Democrats along party lines. So why would the Democrats insist on protecting child molesters, treating them as indistinguishable from homosexuals? Factcheck.org
does not address this issue.

In other words,
Factcheck.org
has skewed the discussion, the effect of which is to make light of the concerns of religious conservatives. Those concerns are rooted in experience and are not the product of conjecture, something a check of the facts easily confirms.

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1630

This Week in Washington: 6/15/09

Monday, June 15, 2009

Rep. Cantor Release

Cantor on Iran, Election Protests & Administration's Silence
June 15, 2009
Contact:Brad Dayspring
202-226-5249


WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement as election protests continued in Tehran:

“The Administration’s silence in the face of Iran’s brutal suppression of democratic rights represents a step backwards for homegrown democracy in the Mideast. President Obama must take a strong public position in the face of violence and human rights abuses.

"We have a moral responsibility to lead in opposition to Iran’s extreme response to peaceful protests. We stand with the people of Iran in their struggle to participate in a democratic election and who deserve the right to freely assemble and voice their opposition to its questionable outcome.”

“In addition, Iran’s clerical regime has made clear that its nuclear program will move forward. The United States cannot trust the aspirations of a nation that is a state-sponsor of terrorism, and the Administration must work with Congress to do everything in its power to deny Iran nuclear weapons.”

Blogger Round Up

American Elephant Blog

National Debt: $1 Million Per Family

Wintery Knight Blog

Two must-see media interviews with Sarah Palin

WEBSTER'S BLOGSPOT

On the proper role of the federal government

Old Soldier

Houston Tea Party

Way Up North

This Says It All

LUCK'S RANTS

The RNC, Obama, and his Czars

A Catholic Mom in Hawaii

Year For Priests - Word Among Us Book Project

Largest Political Idealology Is Conservatism

Even the Gallup Poll is now indicating what Conservatives already knew; that Conservatives are now the largest political group. Obama's hard leftist turn has probably helped that along some.

I am sure the numbers would be slightly better for the Conservatives if people truly knew what it meant to be liberal and conservative. Conservative numbers would be better if people were self educated and understood and respected our founding fathers and documents.

I am also sure if so many women had not turned away from their natural role and God given instincts to be mothers and wives rather than self-serving working girls who are capable of murdering their own children those conservative numbers would be astronomical:

"women are more likely than men to be Democratic in their political orientation. Along the same lines, women are more likely than men to be ideologically "moderate" and "liberal," and less likely to be "conservative."

Even in a time when a good portion of Americans are running head long into socialism and trying to drag the rest of us with them Conservatism is still alive and as long as it is alive we have a fighting chance to stop the insanity and bring this Republic back to its founding principles.

Founding Fathers Quote

A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support.

Thomas Paine

Poll: Half of Americans Oppose or Unsure on Sotomayor, Respect Pro-Life Judges

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
June 12, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new national poll shows a majority of Americans either oppose the nomination of Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor or are unsure where they stand. The survey also showed Americans most strongly admire and respect Supreme Court judges who are pro-life on abortion. [
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Pope: Beware of 'formal and empty' Eucharistic worship