Friday, November 06, 2009

Traitors Of Freedom Among You

I could not say it better:
"It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. My own line of reasoning is to myself as straight and clear as a ray of light. Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to "bind me in all cases whatsoever" to his absolute will, am I to suffer it? What signifies it to me, whether he who does it is a king or a common man; my countryman or not my countryman; whether it be done by an individual villain, or an army of them? If we reason to the root of things we shall find no difference; neither can any just cause be assigned why we should punish in the one case and pardon in the other. Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul by swearing allegiance to one whose character is that of a sottish, stupid, stubborn, worthless, brutish man." - The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776

This quote by Thomas Paine says just as much about the traitors of freedom today as it did in his own time.

The Shout Outs Of Wolves

Is it just me or is it down right sickening to hear the "shout outs" of contemptible wolves whose only focus is the soul destruction of everything Americans hold dear? I don't mean the anti-patriotism, anti-God, anti-sovereignty legals and illegals who have invaded our Republic, I mean the real American who cherishes and defends freedom, liberty, capitalism, sovereignty, and life.

These pathetically obvious, pseudo, and territorial shout outs of pretentious fakes who play to the media and simple mind and prey on the inattentive who are easily taken in by illusions of hope and change. These rabid wolves are better off quarantining their falsehoods and non existent concern than they are by insulting our intelligence and patience.

Founding Fathers Quote

It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.

Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Did Political Correctness Kill Our Soldiers?

I am hearing a lot of disturbing information that should have set up some major warning signs before this murderer went on a shooting rampage. I hope there will be a thorough investigation. It seems with the information that is out that one of the questions that needs to be answered is, did political correctness allow this situation to happen?

The liberals will try and distract and make this a gun or military issue, let's make sure we keep the pressure up so that we get a thorough and accurate investigation. This seems very similar to other recent events and I would hope that political correctness doesn't keep the similarities from the public.

Please keep the victims and their families in your prayers. We also should remember that the gunman's family will need prayer as he is the one responsible, not them.

Our Prayers For Fort Hood

I want to let the entire Army, Fort Hood community know, and especially the victims and their families, that we are praying for them. America will be there for you.

Monthly Abortion Premiums In The Healthcare Bill

Rep. John Boehner issued this: Speaker Pelosi’s Government-Run Health Plan Will Require a Monthly Abortion Premium.

There is no more denying it. Not only is abortion in the bill, but they want all of us to pay a monthly premium for an immoral genocide. Reminds me of this quote from Thomas Jefferson.

"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." - Thomas Jefferson

This bill is sinful and unconstitutional. Wake up America, do not relent. We all will have to answer to our maker some day and I do not want the unborn's innocent blood on my hands.

Founding Fathers Quote

I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms are in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people, which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is medicine necessary for the sound health of government.

Thomas Jefferson

Rep. Michele Bachmann Questions Sheila Bair, Head of the FDIC

WHAS Poll #2 shows Rand Paul leading Trey Grayson

Rand Paul for US Senate

Catholic League News Release

“2012” KILLS CATHOLICS, SPARES MUSLIMS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue speaks to the way Catholics and Muslims are treated in the upcoming film, “2012”:

When we got word recently that the movie “2012” depicts the Vatican being blown up, along with the famous statue from Rio, Christ the Redeemer, we were unmoved. Why? Because this occurs during the end of the world in a massive destruction. This kind of sensationalism, we reasoned, is standard fare for director Roland Emmerich: he is the guru of the “blow ‘em up” genre of movies. But now we’ve learned that while Catholics get theirs, Muslims are spared. Out of fear, of course.

Emmerich is more than a coward—he is a liar who has it out for Catholics. Last year, he was quoted saying, “I would like to erase all nations and religions.” Not true. He is quite content to live with Islam, even though he readily admits it is a religion of terror. When asked why he did not show the destruction of Kaaba, the religious structure in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, he said, “I wanted to do that, I have to admit. You can actually let Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have…a fatwa.”

So why was the Sistine Chapel designated for destruction? “We have to show how this gets destroyed….I am against organized religion.” Emmerich lies again. He is not against Islam.

After bragging that the movie shows the Sistine Chapel falling on people’s heads, Emmerich explains the moral of the story: “Never pray in front of a big church. Pray by yourself.” He lies again: Muslims who want to pray in front of a mosque are safe. That’s because, as Emmerich sees it, they’re known to kill those who offend their religion.

Every time I say Hollywood hates Christianity, especially Catholicism, my critics cringe. But they never offer evidence that I’m wrong.


Contact Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Amy Pascal:
amy.pascal@spe.sony.com

Susan A. Fani
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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=1710

Not About Me

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Catholic League News Release

HYPOCRITES ATTACK ARCHBISHOP DOLAN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the flap over an article New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan submitted to the
New York Times
:

The New York Archbishop submits an op-ed article to the
New York Times
, citing recent instances of anti-Catholic bias by the newspaper. The newspaper refuses to print it. The archbishop subsequently posts the piece on his blog. Though that is the extent of Archbishop Dolan’s role in this issue, he comes under fire anyway.

Andrew Rosenthal, editorial page editor of the newspaper, says, “The idea that when you criticize the bishops, or the hierarchy of the church, that you’re attacking the church itself, or, as Dolan implies, the religion itself, is just false.” What is false is this characterization.

Dolan made four complaints: 1) he cited the “selective outrage” by the
Times
regarding clergy sex abuse scandals—a news article featuring abuse by Orthodox Jews was not followed by a call for more investigations, legal probes, etc. 2) a contrived news story about a troubled priest who had a consensual affair with a troubled woman appears on the front page 3) reports of Catholic outreach to Anglicans is treated as exploitation, and 4) Maureen Dowd writes a screed against the Church. In other words, Rosenthal’s response is wholly without merit.

Commonweal
, a Catholic magazine on life support, faults Dolan for responding in a way that is “not fruitful.” Nice to know that these writers object to the archbishop for writing. Maybe they prefer throwing bricks.

Someone from IrishCentral.com defends Dowd by saying the columnist is “one of the most Catholic people I’ve ever met.” She did not say how many Catholics she has met, nor did she disclose her measuring stick.

Finally, WCBS-TV closed its report with a snide remark about the Church mistreating women. The station is an expert about mistreating employees: people are still talking about the 1996 “Massacre”—the mass firing, without prior notice—of seven stalwart employees. The motive? Money.


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=1709

Catholic League News Release

BIG NIGHT FOR CATHOLIC VALUES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue offers the following observations on yesterday’s electoral results:

The Catholic Church led the fight in Maine against those seeking to reinvent marriage, and won: the vote was 53-47 to repeal the state’s gay marriage law. Bishop Richard Malone deserves credit for fighting against those who sought to restructure this vital institution. Those who favor the right of two men to marry are now 0 for 31 in the states. The people have spoken. The time has come for homosexuals to pack it in.

Those who champion gay marriage and abortion-on-demand lost in New Jersey and Virginia, posting more wins for Catholic values. Jon Corzine supports the right of two men to marry and is a radical on the question of abortion. Creigh Deeds is worse: he once opposed partial-birth abortion but later switched in favor of it; similarly, he said he was opposed to gay marriage but then campaigned against a state constitutional amendment to ban it. At least Corzine was honest. In any event, the defeat of Corzine and Deeds is a victory for marriage and children.

There is one piece of unfinished business: the defeat of health care legislation that forces the public to pay for the killing of children in utero, and eliminates conscience rights for doctors and nurses. The bishops have spoken clearly on this subject. While they want health care reform, and are especially vocal about the need to help the poor, they will not support any bill that funds abortion. Nor will they support any legislation that vitiates conscience rights. President Obama, who says he is opposed to any health care bill that funds abortion, and is against nixing conscience rights, has never once registered any displeasure with current bills that do just that. Deeds tried to fool the people, and look what happened to him—he got creamed.

It was a big night for Catholic values. Hope everyone gets the message.


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=1708

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Day After

For the most part, I feel the talking heads are missing the significance of the election the yesterday. In my opinion, this is the beginning of a political landslide in favor of limited government and freedom. The political parties have never meant less. We are tired of eating the scraps they throw out to us. Going forward your record will matter. We are tired of Government seeping into every aspect of our lives. We want to live free and in a lot of ways we no longer do.

Veterans Day is approaching, one of my favorite holidays, but when I reflect on my time in uniform there was never a moment that I was serving so that politicians could squander and give away our freedom. I am sure most veterans feel the same way. Thomas Jefferson and the Founding Fathers warned us about the threat big government posses to freedom and liberty and yet many still do not accept their warnings as relevant to today.

The American people, more and more, are waking up. Washington may still be in the dark, but we are not. State sovereignty and individual freedom is on the march and those like Sarah Palin who recognize it have a bright future. Those who deny reality and live in their own delusional world will be left behind and forgotten in the ash heap of history.

I want to point out two people who I feel have written two must read articles on the aftermath of the election. The first is by Meadow and the second by Michele Malkin.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ron Paul: Important News on Audit the Fed

Election Night

Just wanted to make a couple of quick points on the election while we wait for the results. First, liberal Republicans are liberals, not moderates. Second, you don't see the media running around shouting from the roof tops that the Democrat Party is too far to the left. These biases are to be expected and should be ignored. Third, why is no one talking about California 10th?

It is time we have a fifty state strategy that was one of the smartest things Obama's campaign did; it forced McCain to waste resources in states he should not have had to and Obama actually picked a few of them off.

Bottom line is you are never going to win if your own side is out there screaming that you can't win. While we don't have the results yet, I would like to single out one big winner; Redstate. In my opinion they have had the best coverage leading up to election day and also managed to remember the race for California's 10th Congressional District.

The Obama Express

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Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)

RSC Update: Monday, November 2, 2009

What Does 2,000 Pages of Takeover Look Like?


Click to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUkbAirQ1SQ

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. Paul Ryan (WI-01) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-05): Strengthening the Budget; Washington Times, October 29.

· Rep. Steve King (IA-05): Beware Tax Hikes on Small Businesses; Omaha World-Herald, October 31.

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


· Rep. Jeff Flake (AZ-06) sent a letter to House leadership asking them to remove earmarks from a defense appropriations bill that would go to former clients of the PMA Group, which is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

· Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) has introduced H.R. 3924, which would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from enacting Net Neutrality rules to regulate the internet.

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


· H.R. 3962, Speaker Pelosi’s 2,000 page takeover of health care, will most likely come to the House floor this Thursday or Friday. It is possible that this timeline will be pushed back to Saturday or even later. A summary of the legislation can be found here.

· The House is also scheduled to consider H.R. 2868, legislation dealing with chemical facilities and H.R. 3639, which would move up the effective date of the CARD Act (legislation enacted earlier this year that results in increased credit card rates for all consumers while reducing the availability of credit).

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

· Last week, the House passed the conference report to H.R. 2996 the Interior Appropriations bill with a 16.9% increase in spending over last year. The legislation also included a Continuing Resolution to extend current federal funding through December 18, 2009.

· The House also passed H.R. 3854, a combination of eight separate bills dealing with the Small Business Administration.

Budget and Spending
Each week, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a
weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue. This week’s Money Monitor will be posted here when available.

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Catholic League News Release

KERRY AND KENNEDY FUND RELIGION

The following quote appears in today’s
Los Angeles Times
:

“Backed by some of the most powerful members of the Senate, a little-noticed provision in the healthcare overhaul bill would require insurers to consider covering Christian Science prayer treatments as medical expenses. The provision was inserted by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) with the support of Democratic Sens. John F. Kerry and the late Edward M. Kennedy, both of Massachusetts, home to the headquarters of the Church of Christ, Scientist.”

The following are past quotes from Sen. Kerry:

“There is a separation of church and state in America and we have prided ourselves about that all of my lifetime, all of our history.”

“I believe that I can’t legislate or transfer to another American citizen my article of faith.”

The following are past quotes from the late Sen. Kennedy:

“The separation of church and state can sometimes be frustrating for women and men of deep religious faith. They may be tempted to misuse government in order to impose a value which they cannot persuade others to accept.”

“I do not assume…that my convictions about religion should command any greater respect than any other faith in this pluralistic society.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue had this to say:

Finally, Kerry and Kennedy found a religion they could publicly endorse and whose beliefs they find worthy of a federal subsidy.


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=1707

Catholic League News Release

WAR ON CHRISTMAS COMMENCES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue notes that the 2009 war on Christmas has begun:

For almost three decades, there has been a Christmas parade in Amelia, Ohio, a village outside Cincinnati. But this year there will be none. That’s because one person complained, village solicitor Laura Abrams. Her complaint: the word “Christmas.” In response, the village changed the name to the “Holiday Parade,” though it did not say what holiday was being celebrated. Understandably, this dishonest scheme created a furor, the result being—just to play it safe—there will be no parade.

There will be no Christmas tree this year on the Capitol lawn in Frankfort, Kentucky. The word “Christmas” was deemed offensive. Instead, there will be a “Holiday Tree.” The official line is that the “Holiday Tree” is inclusive of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, though no one has ever heard of a “Thanksgiving Tree,” “Hanukkah Tree” or “New Year’s Tree.”

When World War II ended, a local resident from Warren, Michigan decided to erect a nativity scene on a public median; the same family has privately maintained this tradition ever since. But there won’t be one this year because a lawsuit argues it is discriminatory.

In Olympia, Washington, religious displays have been banned inside municipal buildings. But outside the buildings, it is okay. Well, not really—atheists are already protesting that decision.

Arizona is supplying this year’s Christmas Tree in the nation’s Capitol. Attempts to bar students from making religious ornaments were defeated, but only because of a threatened lawsuit.

Make no mistake about it: The declared enemy of these cultural fascists is religious speech, and they will stop at nothing to censor it. Stay tuned—we’re only in early November.


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=1706

Sunday, November 01, 2009

They Opted Out


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Onward To Victory In Virginia

The news out of Virginia has been good for a while. Bob McDonnell is ahead by double digits in every poll I have seen. Let's not get complacent though. I volunteered in a local mayors race this year and a poll and everything pointed to an easy victory for us. We lost by less than 20 votes. I cannot tell you how many people have told me since then that they supported us but thought we had it in the bag and so they did not vote. Now the city is being run by a leftie. We must turn out the vote in Virginia. We cannot take for granted that it is a win.

TheMaritimeSentry.com

I have been mentioning some exciting opportunities that have popped up and because of some of those we have decided to put a little more investment into The Maritime Sentry and have gone .com! We are now TheMaritimeSentry.com. There will be more changes coming soon so come back often.

God is great.