President Obama's Tax Plan

Friday, February 27, 2009

CA Senator claims Marriage Supporters are Like Nazis.

BeetleBlogger has made the following open letter of response to Sen. Leno's ridiculous assertions about Prop 8:

Senator Leno,

In a recent letter to one of your constituents, you made a case for the reasoning behind authoring SR7 in direct violation of the public’s trust. With all due respect, your office has some explaining to do to the Republic of California, for betraying that trust. Our Constitution, which you are sworn to protect and uphold begins with this opening statement:

“We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure and perpetuate its blessings, do establish this Constitution.”

Our Constitution was established by the people of California. The Legislature was established by the people of California, as was the Governorship and the Judiciary. This government was entirely established by the people, and as the Constitution itself states:

“All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require.”

Your duty and honor as an elected member of the Legislative body is to act as an agent for the voice of the people. You are trusted with the responsibility not only to enact law on behalf of the people, but to also respect law duly enacted by the voice of the people, yet you, in connection with your cohorts in the Legislature, have instead continued to seek to thwart the will of the people, while unscrupulously claiming to uphold it. In your letter, you wrote that proposition 8 was

“…a structural change to the Constitution, rather than an amendment…”

yet you know full well that a revision requires a “substantial change” to the “underlying principles” of the entire constitution. Applying the historic definition for marriage to all citizens equally constitutes a valid amendment. Article 2, Section 8 of the state Constitution clearly sets forth the initiative process as a valid means of amending the Constitution. Codifying the definition of marriage via Proposition 8 was a proper amendment to our state Constitution.

Proposition 8, which supports marriage for all legal adults regardless of distinction, grants access to the institution of marriage for all citizens equally, yet you write that Proposition 8 is not an equal law, but seeks to:

“…eliminate the fundamental right of marriage for a particular minority group on the basis of a suspect classification – sexual orientation….”

This twisted and divisive language attempts to inflame raw emotion rather than expose actual truth. The definition of marriage is applied to all citizens, regardless of race, color or any other division. Just as same-sex individuals may not call their relationship marriage, so heterosexuals may not engage in polygamous relationships and call them marriage. There has never been a fundamental right to change the definition of any word, including marriage.

Claiming that proposition 8 violates, rather than upholds “Equal Protection” for all citizens, you wrote that it

…would substantially alter our basic governmental plan by eliminating equal protection as a structural check on the exercise of majority power…by permitting majorities to force groups defined by suspect classifications to fight to protect their fundamental rights under the California Constitution…”

You imply that some minority is under attack, yet you know that Proposition 8’s amendment applies the definition of marriage equally, to heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals and all legal adults. All groups have equal access to marriage regardless of sexual orientation.

To be clear: ANY adult in California can be married regardless of sexual orientation. NO adult in California may call a relationship marriage unless it is an exclusive relationship with another adult of the opposite sex who is not a close relative. Defining marriage does not exclude any group of people, it applies equally for all groups.

Equal Protection under the Constitution requires laws be applied regardless of an individual’s characteristics or situation, just as justice is administered blindly. A modification of the definition of the word marriage to include the actions of one special interest group subverts the idea of equal protection. Proposition 8 as it is written is actually the perfect example of a law that applies equally to all citizens.

In this case, you have not only failed to uphold your oath to the people and the people’s Constitution, but your actions have gone beyond your jurisdiction to even encourage other branches of the government to act in collusion with you in order to thwart the twice declared will of the people. You write that your proposed resolution (SR7) would:

“…put the Senate on record that Proposition 8 did not follow the proper process and should be overturned as an invalid revision to the California Constitution. SR 7 would safeguard the integrity of our constitutionally required checks and balances…”

Far from safeguarding the integrity of our system, in a clear violation of the separation of powers, you are asking the Legislature to tell the Judiciary how to rule. Is attempting to influence the Judiciary “proper process” Senator? This is not in support of the separation of powers, it is in direct violation of the separation of powers; powers given to you by the very people you seek to forcefully disenfranchise with this bill.

This effort is a slap in the face of millions of California’s citizens. Democracy is watching, Senator.

Using this issue to inflame divisions in our state for your own political benefit, witnesses to your closing remarks in the SR7 hearing reported that you went so far as to liken your state’s voters to Germans who supported the Nazi regime prior to World War II!

“It is stunning to hear a California senator compare good, decent Californians to Nazis,” stated Karen England, President of Capitol Resource Institute, who was present at the hearing. “How dare an arrogant senator compare the political battle over homosexual marriage to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Senator Leno should apologize to the millions of voters who supported Proposition 8. And he should stop using such inflammatory, hateful language.

Proposition 8 promotes clarity and equality as a valid constitutional amendment, duly voted in according to law and democratic process. It is not a sleight of hand or twist of semantics aimed at any one group, major or minor. It is an explicit affirmation of marriage as an institution, equally applicable to all Californians regardless of distinctions.

We as Californians are outraged that our lawmakers continue to muddy the issues with inflammatory and inaccurate dramatics, crafted to enrage, divide, and subvert the people’s will in choosing how they are governed. We call on you and all other esteemed lawmakers entrusted with governing our great state, to uphold and support the law of the people.

With All Sincerity,

The People of California

Stimulus Bill To Fund Forced Abortions In China

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Congressional Democrats Seek to Restore, Increase Funding to Pro-Abortion UNFPA

(lifesitenews) "Congressional Democrats have unveiled their new omnibus spending bill that will fund federal government programs through the Autumn months. The measure, H.R. 1105, contains language that would restore the money President Bush withheld from the UNFPA because of its abortion activities.

Sending taxpayer dollars to the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has been controversial because the group both advocates for abortion and has been involved in China's population control program.

Several investigations have shown the UNFPA to work hand-in-hand with the family planning officials in China that enforce its coercive one-child policy with forced abortions and sterilizations as well as other human rights abuses."

Democrats Target Republicans for Voting Against "Stimulous" Bill

I recieved the following from Mitt Romney's Free Strong America PAC:

I wanted to make sure you heard the news that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is targeting 12 House Republicans who voted against the $800 billion wasteful stimulus bill. They stood their ground and voted no - and they were absolutely right. Now, the Democrats are mounting a major grassroots campaign against them. I want to do everything I can to help these courageous representatives and other candidates like them.


What conservatives wanted in the stimulus debate was a bill to strengthen the economy. The Democrats couldn't restrain themselves from throwing in tens of billions of tax dollars for their political friends and special interest groups. What we ended up with was a bill that stimulates the government!

For the last several years, liberals have been griping about the $700 billion that was spent over the last six years to win freedom in Iraq. They have now spent more than that in 30 days. And with a government almost $12 trillion in debt, they are putting at risk the creditworthiness of the United States.


Mitt Romney
Honorary Chairman

Obama Pledges $1 Billion U.S. Stimulus... For Gaza

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hope and Change

Oscars Push Gay Agenda, Attack Mormons

The ratings improved, but this was still called the worst Oscars ever. That's what happens when political radicals hijack a television show.

  • Dustin Lance Black won his Academy Award for writing "Milk," which instilled an illogical sense of victimization for gays, crying about supposed "equal rights," while ignoring the violent bigotry that gay groups have spread themselves. Here's what he said:

    "When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother and my father moved me from a conservative Mormon home in San Antonio, Texas to California, and I heard the story of Harvey Milk. And it gave me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life. It gave me the hope one day I could live my life openly as who I am and then maybe even I could even fall in love and one day get married.

    I wanna thank my mom, who has always loved me for who I am even when there was pressure not to. But most of all, if Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he'd want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches, by the government or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value and that no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights federally, across this great nation of ours.

  • Penn was awarded the Oscar for best actor in the propaganda film "Milk." Penn also harped a political message:

    "You Commie homo-loving sons of guns... I think it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect, and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone."

via World Net Daily, cross-posted on AP Check

Mormons, Catholics, Evangelicals Need to Unite and Fight for Marriage, Unborn Rights and Other Moral Conservative Issues

I've blogged earlier ["Shame on You, Focus on the Family"] about the importance of all social conservatives putting aside doctrinal and and other ideological differences to politically unite and fight for true marriage, families, the rights of the unborn and other issues of moral decency. This from John Schroeder st Article IV Blog:

Just as Catholics and Evangelicals found they had a lot in common as they met and got to each other in the trenches of the pro-life movement, I hope that Mormons and more mainstream Christians will now discover the same in the fight for religious liberty, which is just beginning.

One thing seems certain, Mormons and Evangelicals are right now presented with the first of what this Evangelical hopes will be many “moments” to come. We cannot let past hurts and slights allow this moment to slip. If we have the opportunity to step forward, we should, even if it is a set-up to get hit - at least we are getting hit one step closer to the target.


Obama Legislation to Impinge on Gun Rights

It has already started... Ammunition Accountability Legislation. Remember how Obama said that he wasn't going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo! The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana ) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers.

Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded. Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011. (Including hand loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or more! If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!

This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington .

California Assemblyman Doesn't Know Proposition 8 Already Passed

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Beetle Blogger has a shocking letter from Jim Beall of the California State Assembly that reads:

"However, the ultimate verdict on this issue will be rendered by voters on November 4 when they consider a statewide constitutional amendment to only recognize heterosexual marriages." (bold mine)


Triple National Debt...CHECK. Now on to more Socialist legislation...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Got this update from the Intelligent Thinkers Movement:

Last week was A Victory For Socialism with the passage of the so-called "stimulus bill" (H.R. 1). When Congress returns next week they will certainly try to steam roll two other assaults against capitalism and our liberties... the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (bill # not yet assigned ), and the Fairness Doctrine (Bill S.62).
If you have not already read the linked articles on these bills, then I encourage you to do so. The Employee Free Choice Act (also called the Card Check Bill) will eliminate secret ballots in the workplace for union organizing votes, and the Fairness Doctrine is intended to restrict free speech on radio and TV.

The good news is that there are organizations ready to oppose these bills and we are coordinating our efforts with a couple of them:
We need to be ready to HITM hard with emails and phone calls. In the meantime, help spread the word...

Firefighters Win Lawsuit After Being Forced To Walk In Gay Parade

After being denied by liberal judges, they should call themselves lucky after making an appeal. The battle is over though, the city now plans to appeal.

The San Diego firefighters were ordered to march in a gay parade where they saw half-naked people engaging in sexual acts and making lewd actions at them. The city fought their complaints every step of the way, but they won a total $34,300. That won't come even close to covering their legal fees, however.


CA Reps Vote 7-3 to Officially Oppose Prop 8

As expected, proponents of marriage were disrespectfully dismissed at the congressional hearing this Tuesday: The Senate actually canceled the hearing and rescheduled it for another day (when there won't be any marriage supporters around), and the "gay marriage" advocates heckled and continually interrupted the marriage speakers as they presented their case.

From Stand for marriage:

When will politicians learn to represent the people they represent? They work for US! “Proposition 8 was adopted with over a 600,000 vote margin, gaining approximately the same vote percentage as Barack Obama did nationally,” said Ron Prentice. “It passed in 42 out of California’s 58 counties, including the five largest counties in California. It is wrong for legislators to disrespect the vote of the people and attempt to substitute their values for the decision of over 7 million voters.” We put them in office now let's take them out- replace them with honest, moral men and women who will uphold the people's vote.
UPDATE: Vote was split along party lines--All Democrats voted to oppose traditional marriage, all Republicans voted to support it
Voted Yes:
Dave Jones
Paul Krekorian
Ted W. Lieu
William Monning
Mike Feuer (Chair)

Comment by mommycatz over at Beetle Blogger.
so i went to this hearing. it passed, 7 to 3. i’d planned to go to both, but they cancelled the 2nd one for unknown reasons. probably so they could reschedule it at another obscure time when no one knows about it.

First off, one thing that really got on my nerves was that the groups of HR5 supporters that were there in the hearing were constantly heckling, rudely commenting and talking during ‘our’ presentations. the guy in charge had to keep interrupting (thus taking away from our presentation time) to tell them to pipe down. i didn’t hear a peep during theirs, our side was respectful, as usual. from the not just disrespectful but angry, obstinate, bitter, vengeful, bigotous muttering comments, expressions and actions of the gay community at this event and in the past, it is extremely obvious to me who ‘owns the hate’. opponents of the measure were, although definitely caught off guard and not nearly as prepared, were composed, matter-of-fact, and respectful of the other side.

basically the people (majority) of california who voted to pass prop. 8 were painted as a group of ignorant hate-filled lying bigots and that ‘we, the representatives of this state’ have officially decided to step in and take the ‘mere majority vote’ and throw it out the window, because the people of california shouldn’t be able to vote and pass laws. there was a constant theme throughout the comments made by supporters of this measure. I heard ’simple majority vote, mere majority vote, bare majority vote, ’silly popularity contest’ and, my favorite, ‘this isn’t american idol’. They trampled the fact that millions of dollars, thousands of hours, and hundreds of thousands of votes, were spent on this campaign, twice, as if it didn’t matter, because ‘in their personal opinion prop 8 should not have passed’. since when do a few corrupt men blatantly override hundreds of thousands of people in a democracy and get away with it? where is the justice in this? are we so far gone in our system of government that our votes are now just a scam? just a ruse to make us feel like we have a say, unless of course some pawn in the governor’s mansion doesn’t like it??

after this one of the reps went on to say: “we are not required to represent WHO is in our district, we are voted in by our district to vote OUR OWN IDEAS…” he actually said that. i couldn’t believe it. so, you lie and cheat your way into the position, and instead of doing the job you were hired to do which is REPRESENT the people your district, you bend to special interest, radical groups and undermine the very people who put you in office?

This hearing was a scam and a laugh. they snuck it into the middle of a 3 day rally with thousands of gays and their supporters hounding the capital all weekend long, and kept this hearing a secret until just a few days ago, so the few people who were able to make it to try & argue *again* the issue of gay marriage, were barely able to get organized at all. basically the opponents of HR5 all said the same thing: the government is ignoring the majority of california, we voted TWO TIMES on this thing, please respect the people’s vote. we did it legally, and correctly.

unhappy that the gays didn’t get their way in the election, they are still trying to undermine the people of this state by throwing their tantrums out in the halls and sneaking their way into getting what they want, and this panel of representatives was eating it up.

this hearing made it very clear to me how bent our representatives are on catering to the special interest groups, the contempt they have for anyone in any religion, how easily they ignore their duties and responsibilities, and how easily their eyes glaze over with disinterest at the judicial system set in place to keep groups like this in check. I’m thoroughly disgusted with this whole thing. anyone here read ‘animal farm’? these guys are the pigs.

Video: Pro-Life 12 Year-Old Student Wins Speech Contest Despite Opposition From Teachers and One of the Judges Over Her Chosen Topic


By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Despite facing threats of disqualification, a 12-year-old girl took first place in a speech contest when she eloquently argued for the rights of unborn children – after an offended judge quit.

“What if I told you that right now, someone was choosing if you were going to live or die?” the seventh-grader begins in a video recording of her speech on YouTube. “What if I told you that this choice wasn’t based on what you could or couldn’t do, what you’d done in the past or what you would do in the future? And what if I told you, you could do nothing about it?”

The girl, a student at a Toronto school identified only as “Lia,” continued:

“Fellow students and teachers, thousands of children are right now in that very situation. Someone is choosing without even knowing them whether they are going to live or die.

“That someone is their mother. And that choice is abortion.”

But what made the 12-year-old choose to speak about abortion?

“It was really a family thing,” her mother explained on the blog Moral Outcry. “I saw Lou [Engle] speak at a conference several years ago. I came back to my family with the Life Bands, and we all wore them, made our covenant, and prayed the prayer for abortion to end. … We were invited to participate in a ‘Life Tape Siege.’ Once my kids heard of this invitation, they all agreed: ‘We have to do that!’ Since then, Lia’s passion for seeing abortion end has continued.”

Despite Lia’s enthusiasm for her topic, her teacher “strongly encouraged” her to select a different one for her class presentation or she would be considered ineligible for an upcoming speech contest.

“[S]everal teachers discouraged her from picking the topic of abortion; she was told it was ‘too big,’ ‘too mature’ and ‘too controversial,’” her mother wrote. “She was also told that if she went ahead with that topic, she would not be allowed to continue on in the speech competition.”

Lia’s mother continued, “Initially, I tried helping her find other topics to speak on, but, in the end, she was adamant. She just felt she wanted to continue with the topic of abortion. So she forfeited her chance to compete in order to speak on something she was passionate about.”

Lia’s teacher was so impressed by the speech that she allowed her student to advance as the winner. Lia presented her speech to judges in front of her entire school on Feb. 10.

The school principal and teachers called Lia’s presentation the “obvious winner” – but the judges suddenly disqualified her the following day “because of the topic and her position on abortion,” her mother said.

Lia’s father later revealed that the judges had a “big disagreement.” One was offended by the speech and voluntarily stepped down while the others reversed their earlier decision – declaring her the winner.

Now Lia plans to take her message of life to a regional speech competition, and more than 100,000 visitors have viewed her presentation online.

“Why do we think that just because a fetus can’t talk or do what we do, it isn’t a human being yet?” She asks in the video. “Some babies are born after only five months. Is this baby not human?

“We would never say that. Yet abortions are performed on 5-month-old fetuses all the time. Or do we only call them humans if they’re wanted?”

She continues, “No, fetuses are definitely humans – knit together in their mother’s womb by their wonderful Creator who knows them all by name.”

UPDATE: Easy Way to Email CA Reps about PRop 8

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I received the following email from The National Organization for Marriage that includes a link where you can email every one of the California state Representatives with a message asking them to respect the voice of the people in passing Prop 8 and protecting marriage. Please follow the link and let them know that what they are doing is not okay!

The California legislature is considering legislation that would trample the will of 7 million California voters and attempts to improperly influence the Prop 8 litigation pending before the California Supreme Court.

The bills (SR7 and AR5) are being heard in the Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees today, and could quickly move to a floor vote, despite the ongoing financial crisis in the state. We need your help! Tell the California legislature to stop trying to shove gay marriage down the throats of all Californians!

As the largest financial supporter of Prop 8, NOM California is determined to make sure that all your efforts are not undone by a handful of judges or even a few dozen legislators. Every vote counts, and the voice of the people must be respected.

There will be dozens of pro-marriage supporters attending the hearings in Sacramento, with rallies being held outside the hearing rooms for the expected overflow crowds. But we can all participate, helping to remind California legislators to respect the voice of the people.

Here's what I need you to do TODAY!

Flood the Statehouse with calls and emails. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can send an email message to all 10 members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee as well as the 5 members of the Senate Committee. We need everyone's help, but if you live in California, your participation is especially important! Click here to get started!

God bless,

Brian S. Brown
Executive Director
National Organization for Marriage
20 Nassau Street, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542

More Voter Intimidation Against Prop-8 Donors

Monday, February 16, 2009

Gay Rights Groups Harass Mormon Church With More Complaints

The militant gay group Californians Against Hate filed a second campaign finance complaint against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The church has been hammered by the media and radical bigots after its latest report showed $189,903 in expenses, though other churches and organizations such as Focus on the Family spent much more.

The group falsely claims that the church broke laws and sought to cover up their activities. "I'm calling this Mormongate. I think there's been a massive cover-up." said ," the group's founder said.

The church responded to AP: "Today's press conference should be seen for what it is—a publicity stunt as part of a campaign to marginalize and intimidate those who voted to support traditional marriage ... Mr. Karger is entitled to his opinion. He is not entitled to make up facts."

Obama "Messiah" Book Featured In Bookstore's "Religion" Section

In January we reported that Oak Knoll Elementary School in California requires all children to read the book "Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope." Parents are concerned about religious iconography and frightening text that compares Obama to Jesus and Moses.

Looks like Borders also thinks it is religious reading:

As for the religious indoctrination at Oak Knoll, I repeatedly emailed principal David Ackerman and got no reply. Maybe you will be more successfull:
Maria Clemo (Vice Principal):

[image: WorldNetDaily]

AP Waxes Facist over Obama's "Stimulous" Bill Tactics

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My jaw was on the floor when I read this from AP:

"America is bringing shock and awe to the home front, using dollars instead of bombs.

It's the military doctrine of lightning force — fast and brute, or as brute as the shaken country can manage — applied to the campaign for economic recovery.

With a record-busting stimulus plan, the U.S. is marshaling resources against economic catastrophe in ways not seen since Franklin Roosevelt put the New Deal in motion.

President Barack Obama is going with the best deal he could get. The stimulus bill is a landmark legislative achievement for a new president who inherited economic spoilage along with the spoils of power. Now the nation anxiously waits to see if it works.

Undermining federal balance sheets that were already deeply in the red, Obama and Congress settled on a nearly $800 billion plan that aims to spend more on the crisis at hand than the government has spent waging the Iraq war for six years.

The idea: fast cash, and lots of it, but with a strategic view to the future."

It's been a while since I've read such intelligent Stalinist propaganda. Using dollars instead of bombs... what, to defeat the terrorists? The nation anxiously awaits for success... that's why the stocks have been tanking every step of the way? Fast cash? Yea, only $109 billion will be spent on projects this year... yea very fast, and lots of it.


[Cross-posted from affiliate AP Check]

UPDATE on Feb 17th Capitol Rally

The following update is coming from the DNA, a pro-marriage group helping organize our presence:

Ok, so the most recent word is that the opposition is going to be busing people in from San Francisco for the hearings so seating at the actual hearing may be limited, come early. If you have kids, bring water bottles and a few snacks, comfortable shoes. Security is tight there, so remember, no pocket knives etc.

If we have more people come to the hearing than we can fit in the room, we'll hold a concurrent rally outside the capitol building with a petition signing. No body will be wasted! Kids and families are welcome! Come and be heard! Wear your yellow shirt if you like! If it rains, bring an umbrella, we'll rally in the hallways!

Proposition 8 Hearings will be held in these rooms:

HR 5
Tuesday, February 17
State Capitol
Room 4202

SR 7
Tuesday, February 17
State Capitol
Room 4203

I'm gathering information on carpools for anyone who may be driving up that way. If you are willing to share gas expenses, or to drive a carpool, email me back. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Pro-Traditional Marriage Student Censored By College

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Apparently the district policy against offensive speech prohibits anyone from contradicting gay activists.

"Jonathan Lopez, who is working on his associate of arts degree at Los Angeles City College, quoted a dictionary definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman and cited several Bible verses during a public speaking class in late November, his suit says. His professor, John Matteson, interrupted, called Lopez a "fascist bastard" and refused to let him finish his address, according to the suit.

The professor also refused to give Lopez a grade for the speech, telling him to "ask God" for his mark, the suit alleges. And when Lopez complained to college officials, Matteson threatened to have him expelled, the suit says.

source: LA Times blog

RED ALERT: CA Legislature Meeting Tues to Overturn Prop 8

On Tuesday, February 17th at 10:30 am, The Assembly Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing followed at 12:30 pm by a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Proposition 8. The committees will be considering crafting a joint resolution encouraging the California State Supreme Court to overturn the vote of the people in passing Prop 8.

If you think that the legislature and judiciary has no right negating the voice of the people, if you think that the sacred institution of marriage should remain protected, if you don't want public schools teaching your children that its okay to be gay, if you don't want your church to be prosecuted for saying that being gay is a sin, TAKE ACTION!!!

Please do one (or both) of the following:

1. Call or write the members of the Committees and let them know that they have no right negating the voice of the people.

House Committee:

Committee Members PhoneE-mail
    Mike Feuer - Chair
(916) 319-2042
    Van Tran - Vice Chair
(916) 319-2068
    Julia Brownley
(916) 319-2041
    Noreen Evans
(916) 319-2007
    Dave Jones
(916) 319-2009
    Steve Knight
(916) 319-2036
    Paul Krekorian
(916) 319-2043
    Ted W. Lieu
(916) 319-2053
    William W. Monning
(916) 319-2027
Senate Committee:
Ellen Corbett
Phone: 916 651 4010
Fax: 916 327 2433

Dean Florez
Phone: 916 651 4016
Fax: 916 327 5989

Tom Harman
Phone: 916 651 4035
Fax: 916 445 9263

Mark Leno
Phone: 916 651 4003

Mimi Walters
Phone: 916 651 4033
Fax: 916 445 9754

2. Attend the hearings to show those politicians that you care about your vote.
Tuesday, February 17th at the state capitol in Sacramento. The Assembly hearing will be in room 4202 at 10:30 am. The Senate hearing will be in room 4203 at 12:30pm.

The Love Dare: Learning Unconditional Love to Save Our Marriages, Families and Nation

Not long ago I heard someone say that "Gay Marriage" should be allowed because it is about love, about following your heart. My first thought was, "This person doesn't know what they're talking about. Marriage isn't about love." Now before you write me off as a cynic or a 19th century chauvinist, hear me out. My late father taught me this lesson long before I was ever in a real relationship. Love, as it is most commonly defined in popular culture today, is really just infatuation at best and selfish lust at worst, and while attraction is very important in a marriage, it is not the most important thing.

The most important thing in marriage is a different kind of love that best corresponds to the concept of commitment: Commitment to doing whatever is necessary to keep your spouse happy and the marriage successful. Study after study has shown that the initial infatuation in a relationship wears off in anywhere from two weeks to two years. Couples who do not cultivate a committing love soon find that their so-called "love" has evaporated and they are left with two imperfect people who now share essentially every aspect of their lives together and often get on each other's nerves. This is why many marriages end at this point: One or both parties may not be willing to do the right things to stay absolutely committed to and happy in their marriage. People who only love (ie: are infatuated with) each other do not stay married. People who are absolutely committed to their marriages do.

Now I do think that love as God defines it, is the most important thing is marriage. But this kind of love is patient, kind, unselfish, slow to anger and quick to forgive, has a strong desire to please the object of their love and be as good to them as they can . . . and better every day. While this isn't the kind of love we usually see in movies and romance novels today, it is the only kind of love that brings lasting happiness and keeps a marriage going throughout time and eternity and raises healthy and good children.

For Valentine's Day this year, I decided to give my eternal companion a gift with real meaning: I have accepted to take a unique dare every day for the next 40 days to show my wife how much I really love her. (Today's dare to to surprise her by calling her up sometime in the middle of the day to ask her how her day is going and just listen.) I got the idea from the movie Fireproof and got the book The Love Dare, which has the 40 daily entries that include a short summary on a principle of true love, a daily dare and room to record the experience.

I love their concept of love in this book: that it is not something that comes and goes outside of your control, but something that you selflessly nurture and cultivate daily that ultimately brings the greatest happiness to you and your spouse.

From the introduction:

This book is about love. It’s about learning and daring to live a life filled with loving relationships. And this journey begins with the person who is closest to you: your spouse. May God bless you as you begin this adventure.

But be sure of this: it will take courage. If you accept this dare, you must take the view that instead of following your heart, you are choosing to lead it. The world says to follow your heart, but if you are not leading it, then someone or something else is. The Bible says that “the heart is more deceitful than all else” (Jeremiah 17:9), and it will always pursue that which feels right at the moment.

We dare you to think differently—choosing instead to lead your heart toward that which is best in the long run. This is a key to lasting, fulfilling relationships.

The Love Dare journey is not a process of trying to change your spouse to be the person you want them to be. You’ve no doubt already discovered that efforts to change your husband or wife have ended in failure and frustration. Rather, this is a journey of exploring and demonstrating genuine love, even when your desire is dry and your motives are low. The truth is, love is a decision and not just a feeling. It is selfless, sacrificial, and transformational. And when love is truly demonstrated as it was intended, your relationship is more likely to change for the better.


Happy Valentine's Day everyone! May you also find and keep true love in your life.

Pro-Traditional Marriage Rally: Tuesday 10:30

Friday, February 13, 2009

On Tuesday, February 17th at 10:30 am, The Assembly Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing followed at 12:30 pm by a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Proposition 8. The committees will be considering crafting a joint resolution encouraging the California State Supreme Court to overturn Prop 8. By issuing the resolution the Assembly will officially express its opposition to Proposition 8, calling for its repeal, and stating that it was an "improper revision" to the state constitution.

Attend the hearing. It is taking place Tuesday, February 17th at the state capitol in Sacramento. The Assembly hearing will be in room 4202 at 10:30 am. The Senate hearing will be in room 4203 at 12:30pm. We encourage you to make the trip. By attending you will send a visible signal to the committee members in support of the family. To get driving directions and parking information follow the click on the links below:


Turning Parental Rights Over to the Government

If you think they did a good job with the economy, wait until the government gets their hands on your children.

Hand in hand with the disintegration of the family is the idea that government should take on the role of parents to our nation’s children. Redefined and abandoned, the family unit is up for grabs, and the United Nations wants government to have a piece of the action.

With one vote, this treaty could become sovereign law in this nation as the U.N. turns autonomous loving families into little more than government run, government managed daycare centers.

Don’t let it happen. See this article from WorldNetDaily.

—Beetle Blogger

United Nations’ threat: No more parental rights

A United Nations human rights treaty that could prohibit children from being spanked or homeschooled, ban youngsters from facing the death penalty and forbid parents from deciding their families’ religion is on America’s doorstep, a legal expert warns.

Michael Farris of Purcellville, Va., is president of, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association and chancellor of Patrick Henry College. He told WND that under the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, or CRC, every decision a parent makes can be reviewed by the government to determine whether it is in the child’s best interest.

“It’s definitely on our doorstep,” he said. “The left wants to make the Obama-Clinton era permanent. Treaties are a way to make it as permanent as stuff gets. It is very difficult to extract yourself from a treaty once you begin it. If they can put all of their left-wing socialist policies into treaty form, we’re stuck with it even if they lose the next election.”

The 1990s-era document was ratified quickly by 193 nations worldwide, but not the United States or Somalia. In Somalia, there was then no recognized government to do the formal recognition, and in the United States there’s been opposition to its power. Countries that ratify the treaty are bound to it by international law.

Although signed by Madeleine Albright, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., on Feb. 16, 1995, the U.S. Senate never ratified the treaty, largely because of conservatives’ efforts to point out it would create that list of rights which primarily would be enforced against parents.

The international treaty creates specific civil, economic, social, cultural and even economic rights for every child and states that “the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.” While the treaty states that parents or legal guardians “have primary responsibility for the upbringing and development of the child,” Farris said government will ultimately determine whether parents’ decisions are in their children’s best interest. The treaty is monitored by the CRC, which conceivably has enforcement powers.

According to the Parental Rights website, the substance of the CRC dictates the following:

  • Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children.
  • A murderer aged 17 years, 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison.
  • Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
  • The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent’s decision.
  • A child’s “right to be heard” would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed.
  • According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children’s welfare.
  • Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.
  • Teaching children about Christianity in schools has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
  • Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
  • Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.

“Where the child has a right fulfilled by the government, the responsibilities shift from parents to the government,” Farris said. “The implications of all this shifting of responsibilities is that parents no longer have the traditional roles of either being responsible for their children or having the right to direct their children.”

The government would decide what is in the best interest of a children in every case, and the CRC would be considered superior to state laws, Farris said. Parents could be treated like criminals for making every-day decisions about their children’s lives.

“If you think your child shouldn’t go to the prom because their grades were low, the U.N. Convention gives that power to the government to review your decision and decide if it thinks that’s what’s best for your child,” he said. “If you think that your children are too young to have a Facebook account, which interferes with the right of communication, the U.N. gets to determine whether or not your decision is in the best interest of the child.”

He continued, “If you think your child should go to church three times a week, but the child wants to go to church once a week, the government gets to decide what it thinks is in the best interest of the children on the frequency of church attendance.”

He said American social workers would be the ones responsible for implementation of the policies.

Farris said it could be easier for President Obama to push for ratification of the treaty than it was for the Clinton administration because “the political world has changed.”

At a Walden University presidential debate last October, Obama indicated he may take action.

“It’s embarrassing to find ourselves in the company of Somalia, a lawless land,” Obama said. “I will review this and other treaties to ensure the United States resumes its global leadership in human rights.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been a strong supporter of the CRC, and she now has direct control over the treaty’s submission to the Senate for ratification. The process requires a two-thirds vote.

Farris said Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., claimed in a private meeting just before Christmas that the treaty would be ratified within two years.

In November, a group of three dozen senior foreign policy figures urged Obama to strengthen U.S. relations with the U.N. Among other things, they asked the president to push for Senate approval of treaties that have been signed by the U.S. but not ratified.

Partnership for a Secure America Director Matthew Rojansky helped draft the statement. He said the treaty commands strong support and is likely to be acted on quickly, according to an Inter Press Service report.

While he said ratification is certain to come up, Farris said advocates of the treaty will face fierce opposition.

“I think it is going to be the battle of their lifetime,” he said. “There’s not enough political capital in Washington, D.C., to pass this treaty. We will defeat it.”

[Reposted from Beetle Blogger]

Bankrupt California buys billboards promoting homosexual adoption

Facing a $42 billion deficit and a state debt that grows by $28,000 every minute, California has managed to find enough room in its budget to sponsor an elaborate statewide campaign to promote homosexual adoption.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has partnered with the California Department of Soecial Services and the Los Angeles County to promote a "Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Family" campaign that invites homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals to adopt children.

According to a Campaign for Children and Families report, the state has sponsored two billboards promoting "gay" adoption in West Hollywood and Alameda County.


Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families, a California pro-family organization, released a statement saying the state has no business sponsoring the campaign when it has decided to issue taxpayers IOUs in place of their annual returns.

"At a time when the state doesn't have enough money to provide hard-working people with their tax refunds, it's a shame that state and county funds are being wasted on this propaganda," he said.

Read the full article here.

[Reposted from Kingfisher]

Obama Admits to Using Financial Crisis as an Opportunity to Further His Socialist Agenda

President Obama is proudly touting that he is using the crisis to transform our nation. Yesterday he said:
"We have a once in a generation chance to act boldly, to turn adversity into opportunity, and use this crisis as a chance to transform our economy for the 21st century."
As we have reported, this "stimulus" bill launches the socialized healthcare program, forces America to adopt failed and expensive "green" energy and funnels billions upon billions into expanding government programs.

And the bill is laden with liberal pork...

Tax benefits for golf carts and electric motorcycles... $300 million for government employee company cars... $1 for ACORN-eligible block grants, $50 million for an arts endowment... $165 million for fish hatcheries...

The list goes on and on.

Ron De Jong and I just posted a video that exposes how this stimulus is radically moving America toward socialism. Go here to view:

We have also provided a list of the pork in the bill as well as links to download the bill, if you dare read it yourself. Go here:

We must object. The House and Senate will vote TODAY on the bogus stimulus -- while Obama proudly touts that he is "using" the economic crisis to push his agenda!

And they are rushing the vote without giving the American people a reasonable time period to examine this bill which is now OVER 1,000 PAGES!


There is still time to let your Senators and Representative know you
are outraged by this runaway spending bill.

[Taken from email update by]

OK and NM Consider Legislation to Fight Creationism Censurship

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Going to public schools in California, I just always assumed that I would not agree with my teacher whenever they taught anything about the origins of life or morality. But when I watched Ben Stein's expose documentary about the censorship of intelligent design theory by the Smithsonian Institution and essentially all of the school and universities in the United States, I realized that I had no idea how much of a problem this was. Several professors and researchers have lost their jobs and been black-listed by the educational community for even showing sympathy for the idea that the universe was organized by an intelligent force.


Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow students and instructors to examine views critical of Darwinism.

The Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act allows teachers to present and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories. The bill also protects students from being penalized if they want to discuss other opinions.

“We’re simply trying to codify what should be the standard for science education anywhere,” said Dr. Bill Reeves, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and vice president for Oklahomans for Better Science Education.

Last year, Louisiana passed an academic-freedom bill. New Mexico has similar legislation pending.

“This is very exciting to see people getting excited about the importance of protecting the rights of teachers to talk about both sides of the evolution debate,” said Casey Luskin, a spokesman for the Discovery Institute.

He said it’s unfortunate legislation is needed in the first place.

“There is a lot of intolerance in the Darwinist community toward those who disagree with their viewpoint,” Luskin said. “They do not want to tolerate people to talk about scientific problems with evolution in public schools.”

Thursday is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.

Josh Montez

Call Senators Specter, Collins and Snowe and tell the to vote "NO!" on the the massive spending bill.

Yesterday, three Republican Senators joined the Democrats in moving the Spendulus bill through the first major voting hurdle... the 60-threshold vote to invoke cloture. Today, starting about midday, the Senate will have another key 60-threshold vote. If that vote passes, the Spendulus bill will proceed to a final vote, also later today.

President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Reid and House Speaker Pelosi have bribed these three senators for various reasons so that they can later claim bi-partisan participation when the massive spending bill fails to do anything but increase our national debt by $9.7 TRILLION.

When Hannity interviewed Sen. Spector on his show yesterday it was clear that the senator had no idea what was in the so-called "stimulous bill" and what it would cost, his only justification for voting being a lame "Well, we gotta do something!" Please call these ignorant senators and let them know that if they vote on this bill, they will be turning their back on Republican principles, their country and their constituants!

Three Republicans who put the Democrats over 60 votes:

Sen. Arlen Specter (PA): (202) 224-4254

Sen. Susan Collins (ME): (202) 224-2523

Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME): (202) 224-5344

Plant At Obama's Town Meeting

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Update: Official Records show she owns a house

A quick people search shows one Henrietta Hughes, 61 years old, in Fort Myers who has an address and phone number. Looks like she has a home after all. Peoplefinder also shows an available address though Hughes claims she has been homeless for more than a year. It also corroborates that she has a son (37 years old).

Everyone's abuzz over Henrietta Hughes, the supposedly homeless woman who somehow gained front row tickets to Obama's town meeting in Fort Myers, Florida.

Michelle Malkin asks "how does a 61 year-old homeless woman who’s living in a pickup truck with her son JUST HAPPEN to get a ticket so she can VERY PUBLICALLY ask Prez. Obama for a HOUSE? She’s right at the front of the crowd. Did she just happen to get a seat there?

Now, within moments of this happening, it’s trumpeted all over the news. AND, surprise, surprise, the wife of State Representative Nick Thompson, Chene Thompson JUST HAPPENS to have a spare house worth $150,000 lying around, so she GIVES it to this unemployed, homeless, living-in-a-truck woman."

If this isn't a "I love Big Brother" moment, I don't know what is!!

Who Triggered the Financial Meltdown?

Here's an interesting video explaining exactly how the meltdown started.

One morning the federal reserve noticed "a tremendous draw-down of money market accounts... to the tune of $550 billion, was being drawn out in a matter of an hour or two... Within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed [if they didn't act]."

Rep. Paul Kanjorski reveals that the Secretary of Treasury received flexibility from Congress in order to avert a world financial explosion after this happened.

That's how it started. An "electronic run in the banks", an attack within an hour. Who did it?

Corruption: Obama Received Discount Mortgage Loan

Monday, February 9, 2009

Judicial Watch has found that in 2005 Obama received a home loan of $1.32 million from Northern Trust at a rate of 5.625%. The average rate for that day was 5.93% to 6%. It was secured without an origination fee or discount points. This saved Obama $300 a month for a total of $108,000, according to the Washington Post.

The FEC dismissed a compalint from Judicial Watch on the basis that Northern Trust gave others of similar power discounts.

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer!

More Unconstitutional Tricks By Obama

First there's the question of his citizenship, then there's Hillary unconstitutionally becoming Secretary of State, and now this:

The White House assumed control of the national Census. Is it coincidence that the census is the basis of voting boundaries? Nah...

There's just one problem. Article I, Section 2 the US Constitution reads, "The actual Enumeration [of Representative appropriation] shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct."

Congress directed that "The Secretary [of Commerce] shall perform the functions and duties imposed upon him by this title, may issue such rules and regulations as he deems necessary to carry out such functions and duties, and may delegate the performance of such functions and duties and the authority to issue such rules and regulations to such officers and employees of the Department of Commerce as he may designate."

Doesn't this mean that the Census (which determines Representative appropriation) is under the direction of the Secretary of Commerce?

via Samizdata

Children Have Psychotic Disorders From Global Warming Fear

I myself have happy memories of school teachers telling me the world was going to shrivel up under the sun and all our natural resources were going to disappear. Reminds me of Mrs. Bitters on Invader Zim. But this goes to show that the false global warming doctrine is truly pernicious.

Climate change takes a mental toll

"(Boston Globe) "Last year, an anxious, depressed 17-year-old boy was admitted to the psychiatric unit at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. He was refusing to drink water. Worried about drought related to climate change, the young man was convinced that if he drank, millions of people would die....

Climate change could have a real impact on our psyches," says Paul Epstein, the associate director for the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School...

Depending on which studies you read, suicide is more common, less common, or equally common in hot weather. Ditto dry weather. But even in the face of uncertainty, specialists say the indirect effects of global warming could be substantial..."

Alert: Senate to Vote at 5:30 on "Stimulus" Bill

The Senate is voting TODAY at 5:30p EST to invoke cloture (60 votes needed) and proceed to final vote on the still-bloated, wrongly constructed Spendulous bill. And Obama is pulling out all the stops -- going on the road to say America is facing a crisis that we "may not be able to reverse" if we don't pass this bogus stimulus! And he's unleashing the grassroots army he amassed during the campaign to pressure Congress to pass this spending plan. Three Republicans (Collins, Specter and Snowe) are planning to join with Democrats and further bankrupt our country and Obama has been pressuring other Republicans to "put aside their petty party politics and push this package through."

Sorry Obama, but committing $9.7 TRILLION in money--enough to pay off 90% of all the mortgages in the country!--to pork barrel projects that won't even be started until 2010 may sound like a good idea for your reelection, but it will do irreparable harm to our economy. As your chief of staff says "Never let a crisis go to waste," and you are doing your best to use this one to turn our country into an absolute welfare state. Well, we fiscal conservatives do not have to fall in line. We see the great damage this will do our country and we will not "help out" so that when it puts us in a much worse recession you can claim, "Well, it had bi-partisan support!!"

Three Republicans (Collins, Specter and Snowe) are planning to join with Democrats and further bankrupt our country. Obama is doing all he can to pressure more to bend to his will. We must counter the flood of calls from Obama's own grassroots group and others like Please call your two Senators RIGHT NOW:

Sen. Feinstein 202-224-3841 (Washington Office)
Sen. Feinstein (619) 231-9712 (District Office)

Sen. Boxer 202-224-3553 (Washington Office)
Sen. Boxer (415) 403-0100 (District Office)
#1 -- "I oppose this bogus stimulus/spending plan that further bankrupts our nation and burdens future generations."

#2 -- "I want a real stimulus that cuts business and personal income tax rates and puts the stimulus directly into my hands."

Teachers Union Is Pro-Gay Marriage But Teachers Are Anti-Gay-Marriage

Sunday, February 8, 2009

NPR found that while the California Teachers Association (CTA) gave $1.25 million to defeat proposition 8, individual teachers were twice as likely to donate to pro-proposition-8 groups than anti-proposition-8 groups.

The Teachers Association has been criticized for funding causes that have nothing to do with education. They have also been criticized for having leaders who are apparently more radical liberal than their members.

But next time around I expect a lot less money going to pro-traditional-marriage groups, now that the state is fine with hate crimes against the donors.

via pomegranateapple

Military Corruption Rolls Ahead, Obama Makes Funding Abortion His Priority

Saturday, February 7, 2009

While President Obama makes it priority to fund abortions in foreign countries, here's what is happening: KBR wins a $35 million Pentagon contract on electrical work as they are being investigated for the electrocution deaths of two U.S. soldiers.

This is a fairly old issue. Soldiers kept getting electrocuted while taking showers in their camps. A few Democrats have questioned this new contract from the Army Corps of Engineers, but Barry is silent. He's too busy funding abortions overseas and handing millions to his crooked ACORN friends.

He's a busy guy after all.

[image by Times Online]

Romney: Democrats Stimulate Government, Not Economy

Friday, February 6, 2009

I introduced the concept to radical liberals and got responses like, "More bumpersticker slogans from America's best know used car salesman."

While the Democrats kick back for three days at the plush Kingsmill spa retreat, letting the taxpayer pick up the $100,000 bill of course, Romney gave this advice on CNN for stimulating the economy.

  • "...permanent tax cuts should be the centerpiece of the economic stimulus."

  • "...any new spending must be strictly limited to... legitimate government priorities that would have been carried out in the future anyway."

  • "What's needed are permanent rate cuts on individuals and businesses."

  • "As soon as this economy recovers, we have to regain control over the federal budget, and above all, over entitlement spending for programs such as Social Security and Medicare."

  • "...send a clear signal that there will be no tax increases on investment and capital gains."

  • "...exercise restraint in the size of the stimulus package."

[image on gatewaypundit by kingsmill]

ACORN Gets $2 Million From Bank Bailout

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Previously I reported that ACORN received enormous support from Obama in exchange for illegal help to get him elected. ACORN and liberal organizations like it stand to receive $4 Billion from Obama's stimulus plan.

Well come to find out, ACORN already has received $2 million from Bank of America, paid for by their federal bailout. This is worse than the $1 Billion federal bailout that went to Brazil! Of course the media is silent.

Obama's coronation... uh inauguration was the most expensive ever, costing millions from taxpayers. Over the past five years, the Demorat Causus has spent $500,000 tax money on ritzy retreats.

Prop. 8 UPDATE: Supreme Court sets March 5 for gay marriage arguments

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The California Supreme Court announced today that it will hear oral arguments on the legality of the state’s gay marriage ban on March 5.

The hearing is one of the most anticipated in the court’s history. Supporters and opponents of Proposition 8 will make their case about whether the measure should be invalidated. Pro-gay marriage groups filed a lawsuit after the November election, saying the gay marriage ban violated the state Constitution. Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown at first said he would defend Proposition 8, but then he changed his mind and argued that it was unconstitutional. Backers of the measure have filed briefs supporting the ban.

LA Times

Obama Picks Porn Lawyer for Deputy Attorney General

“David Ogden is a hired gun from Playboy and ACLU. He can’t run from his long record of opposing common sense laws protecting families, women, and children. The United States Senate has a responsibility to the American people to insure that Mr. Ogden’s full record is fully reviewed before any vote on his nomination” said Brian Burch, President of Fidelis.
“Ogden’s record is nothing short of obscene. He has represented Playboy Enterprises in multiple cases, Penthouse Magazine, the ACLU, and the largest distributor of hard-core pornography videos. He has opposed filters on library computers protecting children from Internet smut, and successfully defended the right of pornographers to produce material with underage children.”

“David Ogden has collected checks from Playboy and Penthouse to fight any attempts to establish filters on federally-funded public libraries. Ogden even sued the federal government in an attempt to publish Braille versions of Playboy magazine – at taxpayer expense, of course,” said Burch.

As a lawyer in private practice, Ogden has argued for an unlimited abortion license, gays in the military, and has urged courts to treat traditional definitions of marriage as a social prejudice.

“A vast majority of Americans support parental notification before a minor’s abortion and protecting kids from Internet pornography in our libraries,” continued Burch. “Yet David Ogden has fought tooth and nail against these common sense laws protecting our children from harm. At a time when America’s families are under increasing assault, Mr. Ogden is a dangerous choice for a position whose responsibilities include the enforcement of our nation’s laws."

Reposted from Religion and Morality which quoted from

Groundbreaking Lesbian Couple files for Divorce

The gay couple whose court battle led to the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts has filed for divorce.

“I wish I could talk them into staying together, but I don’t see how,” Hillary’s mother, Ann Kiernan Smith, told the Boston Herald. Smith did not offer a reason for the couple’s divorce.

More at

Who is John Galt?

I've gotten a few questions about my alias "Who is John Galt?". John Galt is a character in the novel Atlas Shrugged who stands for freedom and being rewarded for one's labors against a corrupt socialist government that tries to steal his wealth, inventions and hard work to support a government beurocracy and welfare state that contributes nothing to support even themselves. John Galt leads the great minds of the world on strike by encouraging them all to go into hiding, thus leaving the government and its dependants with no way to support themselves. The question "Who is John Galt?" is a question that these helpless and hopeless people say as an expression meaning that they have no idea what to do about the situation crumbling about them. I chose this name because I strongly feel that one of the priciples that has made our nation great is the free-market system: everyone has the oportunity to be great if they work hard and smart and provide services to people who are willing to pay money for them. No one should be paid for doing something that is not valuable to society, which will be evidenced by the fact that no one is willing to pay money for it. This simple but ingenious system has led our nation to greatness and whenever we deviate from it to give "bailouts" to failing companies or grants to enterprises that cannot survive on their own, we are stealing money from each and every taxpayer to support a cause they don't agree with and doing our economy a great disservice.

Ann Rand is certainly not the only great thinker who has considered the great value of the free market system. Consider what Thomas Jefferson, the writer of the Declaration of Independance and one of our most intelligent presidents, has said:

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
- Thomas Jefferson

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
- Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
- Thomas Jefferson

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that, my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
-Thomas Jefferson


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