“Voices Without A Vote” – Powerful Video By a Group of Young Americans Who Have No Vote

These young people realize that if they don’t stand up and speak out for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness today, they will be living in a very different America tomorrow.  They are pleading with those who can vote in November to elect leaders who defend the U.S. Constitution and govern according to its principles.

This is a must-watch video for all voters.  Many young Americans are concerned about the path we are on and are unable to vote to restore their country to the Constitutional values they uphold.  As I have said before, I am retired but will not give up the fight for my grandchildren who have no voice, no vote.  They deserve much better than they are getting and so do we.  We owe it to our future generations, our future leaders, if there is anything left for them to lead.  Please watch, listen and vote for their future, if not yours!

 

 

We need to preserve our freedoms for them, please vote your conscience and save our country for them.  The teenagers who speak in this video belong to http://www.im2moro.org.

Hat Tip: Mary Hoffherr

Billy Graham Launches Nationwide ‘Vote Biblical Values’ Campaign With Full-Page Pro-Life, Anti-Gay Marriage WSJ Ad

By  via The Blaze

Billy Graham Launches Nationwide Vote Biblical Values Campaign

Photo Credit: The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) unveiled a new, nationwide campaign today with a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal. The message includes a picture of the preacher, with text encouraging Christians to leave behind a “legacy” for the future by casting “ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles.”

Graham, known for his inclusive nature and an ability to reach diverse populations has, of late, involved himself in efforts to defend traditional marriage. In May, the famed evangelist backed North Carolina’s Amendment One, a successful effort to add an amendment to the state’s constitution banning gay marriage. In this new campaign, Graham, again, makes it a point to publicly defend the traditional and biblical definition of marriage.

“The legacy we leave behind for our children, grandchildren and this great nation is crucial. As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last,” the text on the ad reads. “I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.”

While he doesn’t officially endorse a candidate by name, his focus upon these issues leads one to assume that Republican candidate Mitt Romney would be Graham’s choice. He concludes his note on the ad, writing, “Vote for biblical values this November 6, and pray with me that America will remain one nation under God.”

Read more at The Blaze

Leaders of Kansas City Muslim group petition Obama to limit free speech of American citizens

This is insanity!  Once our free speech and weapons are gone the United States of America as we now know it will be gone!  Please, please, please wake up folks!

“According to the ISGKC,  making a 14 minute movie trailer, and anything else that provoke Muslim rage, should be banned despite the First Amendment protections because it incites Muslim violence. But endorsing the death penalty for gays and lesbians, as well as anyone else guilty of capital crimes under Islamic law, is a view embraced by the same group.”

Reblogged from Counter Jihad Report

By Patrick Poole at PJMedia:

The leadership of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City have launched an online petition campaign for President Obama to back a bill to limit the free speech of American citizens they deem offensive.

The petition states:

The undersigned Board Of Directors and members of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) urges you to sponsor a bill that outlaws any action that may insult one’s religion.  We utterly disagree with the violence that has taken place and the death of United States Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and other members of the United States embassy staff in Libya.  We support the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for such acts.

We understand the First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and, as such, prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, etc., but when the allowance of “free” speech incites violence it should be banned.

The film behind the violence that is occurring in part of the Muslim world, “The Innocence of Muslims”, although it may be amateurish, its contents are very disturbing and insulting to the religion and has ignited an already volatile part of the world.  The film is repulsive to the sensibilities of Muslims and offends the religion of Islam in multiple ways; by denigrating the seriousness of Islam, our Prophet and the Muslims in general.  We believe that it would be in everyone’s interest to ban such actions from reoccurring.

Actions as such should not be tolerated as they are very offensive.  The violence that has taken place as a result of this film is very alarming.  As Muslims, violence of any sort is prohibited in our religion.  Those people who are carrying out these acts cannot possibly call themselves devout Muslims as they are acting out of pure rage and not out of religious duties.  We condemn the violence and feel that, in spite of the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution, action may be necessary to pass such a bill or, at least, censure such actions in order to calm the current situation as well as prevent future re-occurrences.

American Muslims are hard-working, law abiding, and tax paying citizens.  Everyone respects freedom of speech and the First Amendment in general, however, when freedom of speech results in defaming and insulting others and provokes the killing of innocent people, it should be outlawed.  In light of the recent situation, the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City hopes you may take up this cause and urge other representatives to do the same.  We appreciate your time and efforts.

ISGKC Board of Directors:

  • Board Member: Abdul Gafoor Akram
  • Board Member: Raqibul Huq
  • Board Member: Rushdy El-Ghussein
  • Board Member: Dr. Mohammed Kohia
  • Board Member: Russel Mohammad
  • Board Member: Ibrahim Morad

Lest anyone think that the ISGKC board has gone rogue, a link to the petition is featured prominently on the group’s website, stating:

ISGKC is sponsoring an online petition to establish a law against insulting one’s religion. Please click the link below and sign the petition. Thanks for your support.

The position of ISGKC is particularly curious, and outright hypocritical, since they have hosted internationally renowned hate sheikh Khalid Yasin. When Yasin started his 2010 Kansas City tour, he began at ISGKC:

Sh Khalid Yasin started the tour with a Khutbah at the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) Masjid on Friday followed by a lecture, “The Challenges facing the Muslim family and community in America” after Maghrib prayer at the Masjid. The attendance exceeded all expectations with about 350 people for the lecture. The Sheikh stressed on the importance of the Muslim community in the west and how to safeguard themselves against the social evils that the western world offers to Muslims especially our youth.

Among Yasin’s positions:

Read more at Counter Jihad Report

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Signs Bill to Allow Bible Classes in Public Schools

By Michael Gryboski via Christian Post

Governor while meeting with United States Pres...Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that allows the  establishing of elective classes that focus on the Bible and its influence on  western civilization.

Sponsored by State Representative Terri Proud, House Bill 2563 was passed by  a 21 to 9 vote in the state Senate last Thursday and signed by Brewer on  Tuesday.

According to HB 2563, “A school district or charter school may offer an  elective course pertaining to how the Bible has influenced western culture for  pupils in grades nine through twelve.”

“A teacher who instructs a course offered under this section in its  appropriate historical context and in good faith shall be immune from civil  liability and disciplinary action,” reads the bill.

The Bible class elective would teach students, among other things, “the  contents of the Old Testament and the New Testament,” “the history recorded by  the Old Testament and the New Testament,” and the “influence of the Old  Testament and the New Testament on laws, history, government, literature, art,  music, customs, morals, values and culture.”

HB 2563 was not without its critics, as church-state groups like Americans  United for the Separation of Church and State openly opposed the bill’s passage.  Joe Conn, spokesman for Americans United, told The Christian Post that he was  “disappointed” by the signing of the bill.

“This bill is not about improving academic achievement; it’s about  introducing religious indoctrination into the schools and currying favor with  conservative religious voters,” said Conn.

“I think most public schools will decide not to offer Bible courses. They are  already strapped for funds, so I doubt if they’ll want to use scarce resources  to intervene in such a controversial topic.”

While Conn believes that the “Bible obviously played an important role in  history,” he also felt that having a social studies class about it would be  difficult given the many Bible translations and interpretations.

“Many…denominations use different versions of the Bible and come to  dramatically different theological understandings about what it means,” said  Conn.

“It is very difficult for a public school to teach about the Bible without  wandering into constitutional and religious difficulties.”

Rep. Proud, the chief sponsor of the bill, told CP in an earlier interview  that she “worked with various attorneys and other individuals to ensure this  bill is constitutionally sound.”

“Many professors from various universities like Harvard, Yale etc. have  stated that biblical knowledge is a key factor to a successful education,” said  Proud.

“As the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly said: ‘[It] might well be said that  one’s education is not complete without a study of comparative religion, or the  history of religion and its relationship to the advancement of  civilization.'”

With the bill now officially a law, Arizona becomes the sixth state to allow  school districts to create elective classes studying the Bible. The other states  are Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina.

Read more at Christian Post.

N.Y. Principal Scraps ‘God Bless the USA’ From School Program – She Doesn’t Want to Offend Other Cultures

Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ is OK for 5 year olds but Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the USA’ is deemed ‘too grown up’?  Really?  How stupid can one Department of Education get?

By  via The Blaze

P.S. 90 principal Greta Hawkins (Image source: New York Post)

The principal of a Brooklyn, N.Y. elementary school has reportedly pulled the song “God Bless the USA” from a kindergarten graduation ceremony so as not to offend other cultures, according to the New York Post.The kindergartners had spent several months learning the song, which was set to close out the program, until P.S. 90 principal Greta Hawkins came into a recent rehearsal and told teachers to scrap it.

 

 

“We don’t want to offend other cultures,” teachers quoted Hawkins as saying, according to the Post.

Teachers and parents were reportedly shocked by Hawkins’ decision, particularly because the Lee Greenwood song has been sung at school events in the past — and because a rendition of Justin Bieber’s song “Baby” was kept in the program.

Kindergarten mother Luz Lozada told the Post “God Bless the USA” got a standing ovation at last year’s fifth-grade graduation, and that the school’s immigrant parents, including those from Pakistan, Mexico and Ecuador, “love it.”

But New York’s Department of Education gave the Post a different reason for pulling the song: Hawkins thought the lyrics were “too grown up” for 5-year-olds to sing — though Bieber’s were apparently fine.

According to the Post, the Education Department is supporting Hawkins’ decision.

“The lyrics are not age-appropriate,” spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti said.

It’s not the first time “God Bless the USA” has attracted controversy: In April, a Massachusetts elementary school made headlines after students were taught to sing “We love the U.S.A.“ instead of ”God bless” before ultimately backing down.

For more click here.

Incredible Video Ad by the Catholic Church

The President has thrown down the gauntlet by forcing Catholic institutions to provide contraceptives and abortion pills to their employees.  By violating the ‘Separation of Church and State’ as provided in the Constitution he has opened himself up to criticism and vetting by the Catholic Church.  What a powerful video!

Please watch and share – and remember this ad on November 6th!

Georgia Governor Signs Bill Allowing Ten Commandments Posted at all Public Buildings

By Kasey Jachim

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed an amended “historical display” law that will allow America’s founding documents as well as the Ten Commandments and the Magna Carta to be posted at schools and other government buildings in addition to the courthouses as the original bill allowed.

The new amended law allows the “Foundations of American Law & Government Display” to be publicly displayed in “all public buildings.”

The display includes the following documents:

  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Mayflower Compact, 1620
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Magna Carta
  • ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ by Francis Scott Key
  • The National Motto: “In God We Trust”
  • The Preamble to the Georgia Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution
  • The description on the image of Lady Justice

From Godfather Politics:

Over the past couple of decades, atheists and liberal legals like the ACLU have been systematically forcing the removal of the Ten Commandments from government buildings including public schools.  They’ve used the premise of a supposed separation of church and state to rid the hallowed halls of government and education of the laws that God gave Moses on Mt Horeb (Sinai).

However, Christians and conservatives have learned from the court rulings that yanked the nails holding up the displays of the Ten Commandments out of the walls.  The courts said that the Ten Commandments could not be displayed alone in schools or government buildings because it represented a religion, but if it was displayed with other documents as part of the historical display, then it was legal to do so.

In 2006, the Georgia legislature passed The Foundations of America Law and Government bill that would allow a display of historical documents in courthouses.  The displays consisted of the Declaration of Independence, the National Motto, the Preamble of the Georgia State Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Mayflower Compact, Magna Carta, a description of Lady Justice and the Ten Commandments.

The bill was challenged in court and was ruled to be a legal display since it contained various documents of historical significance and not a religious display.  Since the The Foundations of America Law and Government bill stood up in court, the state legislature amended the 2006 law to expand the displays from the courthouses to all government buildings which includes schools and even prisons.  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal readily signed the newly amended bill.

The one provision of the bill is that the display cannot be purchased with government funds, they must be privately paid for and then donated to the respectful building or institution for display.

I would hope and pray that every other state in the country would follow Georgia’s example and pass similar pieces of legislation in their states so that private concerned citizens can work towards getting similar displays up in every school and courthouse in the land.

This is yet another step toward states’ rights and conservatives’ rights to free speech – way to go Governor Deal – I only hope Virginia will soon follow suit!