Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The ultimate goal of New World Order engineers is to raise up a generation of youth who are 100% sold-out and loyal to the agendas set before them, godless youth, void of any morals or faith in the God of the Bible, superficially religious, who will become worshipers of the Antichrist when he comes.
"Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"
Biblically and constitutionally, the government has no business educating America's children, nor does the government have the right to forbid parents from disciplining their own children.
This is an extremely important issue, and should give cause for alarm as there have been several cases over the past few decades that have continued a trend of excluding the rights of parents in the raising their own children.
Being a parent is a huge responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Parents are not always right and some may be unfit. The reality is that children thrive in an environment where there is love and structure which includes consequences for their behavior. Being raised by a morally bankrupt institution whether by our Federal Government or the United Nations would be disastrous for our children, and for our nation.
The legal decisions made by our courts the past few decades, are a precursor to an even greater violation of parental rights that is headed our way in the encroaching New World Order.
In 1987, a litigation of the Mozert v. Hawkins County Public Schools case was brought before the Sixth Court of Appeals regarding the expulsion of students who refused to read a series of books that violated their religious beliefs. The purpose of the lawsuit was to restore the right of these students to attend public school and to be given alternative sources of reading for their assignments.
The main issue of this case was to determine whether parents and children who have sincere religious objections to public school curriculum have the right to alternative instruction for the objectionable material.
The answer is no. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said, “Parents have no such right. Once a child has been submitted to the public schools for his education, parents lose all ability to control the course of instruction.”
This case as well as many others is part of a growing trend of anti-parent bias in our federal courts.
“The Mozert court held that there was no “burden” on religious freedom or parents’ rights when the schools forced children to read religiously offensive books as a condition of attending public schools”, says then attorney Michael Farris.
One case that stands out is ruling of the well known Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, with regards to a survey given to students in the elementary schools in the Palmdale School District of California. This was a psychological survey for the students which included a number of explicit sex-related questions. Of course, parents were outraged that the survey was conducted without disclosure to the parents.
The Ninth Circuit held:
Although the parents are legitimately concerned with the subject of sexuality, there is no constitutional reason to distinguish that concern from any of the countless moral, religious, or philosophical objections that parents might have to other decisions of the School District—whether those objections regard information concerning guns, violence, the military, gay marriage, racial equality, slavery, the dissection of animals, or the teaching of scientifically-validated theories of the origins of life. Schools cannot be expected to accommodate the personal, moral or religious concerns of every parent. Such an obligation would not only contravene the educational mission of the public schools, but also would be impossible to satisfy.
The court went on to make it entirely explicit that once children are left at the public school’s front door, all parental control over the child’s education ceases. Fields v. Palmdale School Dist., 427 F.3d 1197 (9th Cir. 2005).
Unless parents’ rights are treated on a par with other fundamental rights, the government will continue to demand more and more authority over our children. It is time to put parents’ rights into the text of the United States Constitution.
There is a new twist to this ongoing liberal agenda to usurp authority of the rights of a parent in the raising of their children; it is to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Ever since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and opened to nations across the world for ratification in 1989, HSLDA has been deeply concerned about the implications of this treaty for U.S. homeschoolers, if the U.S. were to ratify the treaty.
This is serious in regards to your rights as a parent! We didn’t need the UN when we were growing up, when our parents were growing up, or when our grandparents were growing up.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child Treaty gives 18 individuals in the U.N. the power to control how you raise your children.
From Foxnews by Joseph Abrams:
Boxer Seeks To Ratify Treaty That May Erode U.S. Rights
Sen. Barbara Boxer is urging the U.S. to ratify a United Nations measure meant to expand the rights of children; a move that critics are calling a gross assault on parental rights that could rob the U.S. of sovereignty.
Critics say the treaty, which creates “the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” and outlaws the “arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy,” intrudes on the family and strips parents of the power to raise their children without government interference.
Boxer has made clear her intent to revive the ratification process under the Obama administration, which may be amenable to the move. During a Senate confirmation hearing last month, Boxer said she considers it “a humiliation” that the U.S. is “standing with Somalia” in refusing to become party to the agreement, while 193 other nations have led the way.
“To the extent that an outside body or group of unaccountable ‘so-called’ experts in Switzerland have a say over how children in America should be raised, educated and disciplined —is an erosion of American sovereignty,” said Steven Groves, at the Heritage Foundation.
“Whether you ground your kids for smoking marijuana, whether you take them to church, whether you let them go to junior prom, all of those things . . . will be the government’s decision,” said Michael Farris, president of ParentalRights.org. “It will affect every parent who’s told their children to do the dishes.”
On Monday, June 24, 2009, in a Harlem middle school, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told a group of 120 students that administration officials are actively discussing “when and how it might be possible to join” (that is, ratify) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As before, she also communicated what a disgrace it is that the U.S. would stand with only Somalia against such a widely accepted treaty.
For the UNCRC to be ratified it must gain a two-thirds vote in the U.S. Senate (which they have, by the way) if this happens then the UNCRC will automatically supersede all state laws and U.S. judges will be obligated to follow the provisions of the treaty.
Here we go, UN laws governing our sovereign nation? Is there anyone who still believes that we aren’t losing our sovereignty as a nation?
Currently, family and education laws are state-based; however, ratification of the UNCRC would transfer the jurisdiction for making family and education law to the U.S. Congress. Congress would, in turn, be obligated to follow the UN mandates contained in the CRC.
The United Nations: Our Children's New Parents
The UNCRC infringes upon parental authority and represents a massive intrusion by the state into family affairs. It has the potential to radically alter parent-child relationships. The UN definitely has no business telling parents how to raise their children and neither does the government unless there is evidence of neglect or abuse. The UN is a morally bankrupt institution with a horrible record of protecting human rights around the world and the U.S ratifying the UNCRC will not change that.
By the way, this is the first direct public statement by the Obama administration that it will seek ratification of the UN CRC.
Ultimately, the answer to completely defeating the UNCRC is to amend the U.S. Constitution. This is the purpose of the Parental Rights Amendment being advanced by HSLDA and ParentalRights.org. The PRA would uphold the current U.S. legal framework which only allows the state to intervene where there is credible evidence of abuse or neglect. Otherwise parents are free to raise their children, which includes the right to home educate. Amending the Constitution will permanently protect the right of parents and homeschoolers. It's a right we cannot surrender to any U.S. government present or future and certainly a right we must not surrender to the United Nations.
Text of S. J. Res. 16
Action: Here’s what we all need to do:
1. Call the White House comments line at 202-456-1111. Tell them you heard the administration wants to ratify the CRC, and you strongly oppose this giving away of U.S. sovereignty to the UN. Also, keep in mind that this treaty gives the government jurisdiction to override any decision made by any parent if the government thinks that a better decision can be made—even if there is no proof of any harm.
2. Call the Ambassador Susan Rice’s office at the United Nations. Tell her that you want her to represent the United States to the world rather than trying to get the United States to go along with international law initiated by the UN. Her office number is 212-415-4000.
3. Contact your senators and urge them to oppose ratification of this treaty. (Find your senators’ contact information by using HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox.) Ask them also to defeat it once and for all by cosponsoring SJRes 16—the Parental Rights Amendment.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
By: A.M. Kisly
"To Whom Much Is Given Much Is Required."
Our nation has been the recipient of the bountiful blessings of God these past couple of centuries. The freedoms that we have enjoyed throughout our history is both a burden and blessing. With the freedoms given us, each man has the awesome responsibility to protect and abide by it.
The following article is to remind us that freedom comes with a price, many have died to protect our freedoms, but we all share the responsibility. It is every mans burden and blessing to care for, to protect and to value the freedoms given us in the Constitution and The Bill of Rights.
Know Your Rights or You Will Lose Them
By John W. Whitehead
"It astonishes me to find... [that so many] of our countrymen... should be contented to live under a system which leaves to their governors the power of taking from them the trial by jury in civil cases, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce, the habeas corpus laws, and of yoking them with a standing army. This is a degeneracy in the principles of liberty... which I [would not have expected for at least] four centuries."--Thomas Jefferson, 1788
"Most citizens," writes columnist Nat Hentoff, "are largely uneducated about their own constitutional rights and liberties."
The following true incident is a case in point for Hentoff's claim. A young attorney, preparing to address a small gathering about the need to protect freedom, especially in the schools, wrote the text of the First Amendment on a blackboard. After carefully reading the text, a woman in the audience approached the attorney, pointed to the First Amendment on the board and remarked, "My, the law is really changing. Is this new?" The woman was a retired schoolteacher.
For more than 200 years, Americans have enjoyed the freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, among others, without ever really studying the source of those liberties, found in the Bill of Rights--the first ten amendments to our U. S. Constitution.
Yet never has there been a time when knowing our rights has been more critical and safeguarding them more necessary. Particularly telling is the fact that even under the Obama presidency, most of the Bush administration policies and laws that curtailed our freedoms have remained intact--all of which have drastically altered the landscape of our liberties.
Thus, it is vital that we gain a better understanding of what Thomas Jefferson described as "fetters against doing evil." If not, I fear that with each passing day, what Jefferson called the "degeneracy" of "the principles of liberty" will grow worse until, half asleep, Americans will lose what our forefathers fought and died for.
A short summary of the first ten amendments shows how vital these freedoms are.
The First Amendment protects the freedom to speak your mind and protest in peace without being bridled by the government. It also protects the freedom of the media, as well as the right to worship and pray without interference. In other words, Americans cannot be silenced by the government.
The Second Amendment guarantees "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." This is one of the most controversial provisions of the Bill of Rights. Indeed, there are those who claim that gun ownership in America should be restricted solely to the police and other government officials. In many countries, owning a firearm is a mere privilege, reserved for the rich and powerful. Self-protection, however, is not a privilege in America. It is an individual citizen right which the U.S. Supreme Court has now recognized.
America was born during a time of martial law. British troops stationed themselves in homes and entered property without regard to the rights of the owners. That is why the Third Amendment prohibits the military from entering any citizen's home without "the consent of the owner." Even though today's military does not threaten private property, this amendment reinforces the principle that civilian-elected officials are superior to the military. But increasingly, even under the Obama presidency, the threat of martial law being imposed is a clear and present danger.
There's a knock at the door. The police charge in and begin searching your home. They invade your privacy, rummaging through your belongings. You may think you're powerless to stop them, but you're not. The Fourth Amendment prohibits the government from searching your home without a warrant approved by a judge. But what about other kinds of invasions? Your telephone, mail, computer and medical records are now subject to governmental search. Even though they're all personal and private, they are increasingly at risk for unwarranted intrusion by government agents. The ominous rise of the surveillance state threatens the protections given us by this amendment.
You cannot be tried again after having been found innocent. The government cannot try you repeatedly for the same crime, hoping to get the result they want. It's one of the legal protections of the Fifth Amendment. Moreover, you cannot be forced to testify against yourself. You can "plead the Fifth." This means that if you are accused of committing a crime, it is up to the state to prove its case against you. You are innocent until proven guilty, and government authorities cannot deprive you of your life, your liberty or your property without following strict legal codes of conduct.
The Sixth Amendment spells out the right to a "speedy and public trial." An accused person can confront the witnesses against him and demand to know the nature of the charge. The government cannot legally keep someone in jail for unspecified offenses.
Moreover, unlike many other countries, Americans also have the right to be tried by a jury of ordinary citizens and to be represented by an attorney. Our fates in criminal proceedings are not decided by panels of judges or unaccountable politicians.
Property ownership is a fundamental right of free people. In a legal dispute over property, the Seventh Amendment guarantees citizens the right to a jury trial.
Like any other American citizen, those accused of being criminals have rights under the Constitution as well. In some countries, the government abuses what they see as disloyal or troublesome citizens by keeping them in jail indefinitely on trumped-up charges. If they cannot pay their bail, then they're not released. The Eighth Amendment is, thus, similar to the Sixth--it protects the rights of the accused. These are often the people most susceptible to abuse and who have the least resources to defend themselves. This amendment also forbids the use of cruel and unusual punishment.
The framers of our Constitution were so concerned about civil liberties that they wished to do everything conceivable to protect our future freedom. Some of the framers opposed a bill of rights because it might appear that these were the only rights the people possessed. The Ninth Amendment remedied that by providing that other rights not listed were nonetheless retained by the people. Our rights are inherently ours, and our government was created to protect them. The government does not, nor did it ever, have the power to grant us our rights. Popular sovereignty--the belief that the power to govern flows upward from the people rather than downward from the rulers--is clearly evident in this amendment and is a landmark of American freedom.
Ours is a federal system of government. This means that power is divided among local, state and national entities. The Tenth Amendment reminds the national government that the people and the states retain every authority that is not otherwise mentioned in the Constitution. Congress and the President have increasingly assumed more power than the Constitution grants them. However, it's up to the people and the state governments to make sure that they obey the law of the land.
Having stood the test of time, there is little doubt that the Bill of Rights is the greatest statement for freedom ever drafted and put into effect. In the end, however, it is the vigilance of "we the people" that will keep the freedoms we hold so dear alive. Therefore, know your rights, exercise them freely or you're going to lose them.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
By: A.M. Kisly
What Lies Ahead for America?
"Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:"
"And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:"
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."
In a recent article by Jan Markell, “President Obama's speech in Cairo was in many aspects a total surrender to Islam and a drastic turn against one of our best allies, Israel.”
“Because of this one-two punch, America and the rest of the world will never be what it once was. Why? Because Obama is the acknowledged leader of the free world as all American presidents are. And he sent the world of Islam a dramatic message that America wants to be their friend and that America respects Islam -- even though they continue to be at war with us.”
“In his speech in early June in Cairo, there was not a single word about Islam's well-known and checkered past of conquering by the sword. There was no reference to the indoctrination by Islam of her youth to steer them toward violence. There was no reference to the fact that Islamic suicide bombers are blowing themselves up around the world and beheading innocent people. No mention of the "honor killings" against family members who prove to be an embarrassment. And he gave a pass for Muslims to keep stoning their women for various offenses. He also signaled the world that we could go back to a 9/10 mentality.”
As Bill Koenig states in his weekly e-newsletter, "Obama complimented them (Islam) for their religion. Both moderates and radicals heard the speech through the lens of Islam and, they will use it for their benefit to further their religion throughout the world." The speech sent a message to the world that Islam should be respected even though as he was speaking, radicals were likely planning evil deeds.
Read the full article here:
Why Perilous Times Are Now In Overdrive
In the light of today’s continuous focus on the middle east, we cannot truly understand the importance of Israel until we understand her history under the scope of the Word of God, and His promises to her.
Israel's History and Foreshadowing of End-Time Events
(Excerpts taken from Fire Over The Holy Land – Gordon Lindsey)
The basis of Israel’s claim to Palestine lies in God’s promise to Abraham: ‘I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession” (Genesis 17:8). Four hundred years after this Moses and Joshua, and the children of Isarel departed from Egypt and took possession of the Promised Land, dispossessing the Canaanites, who had forfeited their rights because of their wickedness (Genesis 15:13-16).
Just before the children of Israel were to enter the land of Canaan, Moses gave certain promises and warnings to them. They were indeed to take over the land, but their continued possession of it was conditional upon their obedience to God’s law. There were certain promises of blessing if the people were obedient. On the other hand, if they were disobedient and turned from their God, many evil things would happen to them. They would suffer through droughts and famine, plagues and disease and their enemies would overcome them, and take them into captivity.
We all know the history here, over the next centuries since this prophecy was given, the Old Testament reveals Israel’s early propsperity, her apostacies, her chastisement and her decline as a nation.
For seventy years Israel ceased to be a nation. Afterward a portion of the people return to Palestine, and there rebuilt their temple as well as the city of Jerusalem.
Several centuries later, Jesus, the Messiah came as was foretold in the the books of the Old Testament. As history delcares, He was rejected and crucified obviously not by everyone, but as a nation in whole.
Before His crucifixion, Jesus spoke of the coming judgement that would come on the nation of Israel because of her rejection of Him. “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh…And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be troddon down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:20, 24).
And so it was . . . In A.D. 70 Jerusalem was beseiged by the armies of Titus. The city was taken and burned. The people were dispersed to all parts of the world.
Centuries later, Rome held a heavy hand over Palestine. The Jews except in small numbers, were not permitted to return to their native land.
The Roman Empire which had so persecuted Israel, began to erode from within and eventually after repeated battles with the barbarians from the north, the Empire was taken. It has been said that Rome received double what she had meted out.
Then in 637, the sword of Islam took Jerusalem. Not long after the Arabs began building the Mosque of Omar on the old temple site. Through the coming years many invasions of Palestine would take place by various Gentile nations. The Crusaders fought and slaughtered their way to Jerusalem, which they captured and held for 87 years until defeated by Saladin, one of the most famous rulers of Islam. A century later the Muslims gained control again.
From 1250 to 1517 Egypt rules Palestine.
In 1517 the Turks capture and rule Palestine for 400 years.
Robert Donovan in Israel’s Fight for Survival says: “Scattered over the world, Jews have continued to look upon it as the Promised Land. A yearning for its rebirth as a Jewish state has remained eternally a part of the Jewish sould, never forgotten in song or prayer. All through the vicissitudes of conquest and empire, the few Jews who lived there helped keep alive the ancient claim of Abraham. But more significant, the Jew, wherever fate may have taken him, thought of Palestine as his ancestral home and never relinquished the sentimental claim that it was his.”
Not all is lost. There is and has always been a reason for the hope of the scattered Jewish peoples. Yes, judgment fell upon the nation because of her disobedience, but in the last days, a regathering of Israel back to the promised land has been foretold and promised in the very same Scriptures.
“And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country” (Ezekiel 34:13).
“For behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and wastes shall be builded” (Ezekiel 36:9-10).
“Thus saith the Lord God: In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden: and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced and are inhabited” Ezekiel 36:33-35).
The national resurrection of Israel is plainly taught in Ezekiel 37:1-14 in the parable of the Valley of Dry Bones. The prophecy foretold that when Israel’s hopes reached the lowest ebb, the nation would rise out of its grave, and God would give it new life.
And so it was…At the turn of the century, the Jews had their opportunity to return to the promised land. In 1897 the first Jewish Congress was held in Geneva. There was increasing persecutions and anti-semitism in Europe and the Jews began emigrating back to their home land.
Not until World War I was there a real significant step towards this return. Chaim Weizmann was a Jewish chemist working for the British government. He discovered a way to process large quantities of acetone which was indispensable in the production of explosives. In payment so to speak, Lord Balfour wrote Baron Edmond de Rothschild, (a financier of numerous Jewish agricultural communities) saying: “His Majesty’s government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” This was called the Balfour Declaration and became the key document of the Jewish people’s claim to Palestine.
And so it was…The Arabs were sympathetic to the idea of a Jewish national home. In fact Dr. Weizmann signed a pact with Emir Faisal, who ruled what is now the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This pact declared that all necessary measures be taken “to encourage and stimulate the immigration of Jews into Palestine on a large scale and as quickly as possible and to settle Jewish immigrants upon the land.”
The Leage of Nations implemented the pact by giving Britain the Palestinian Mandate, and charged that they carry out the intent and purpose of the Balfour Declaration.
However, Arab leaders who were for a short time sypathetic to the Jews were now growing in frustration because of their own ambitions. The Mufti of Jerusalem (spiritual leader to the Arabs) contributed much of the bitter conflict that had arose. Interestingly, he defected to the Nazis during World War II, as a Hitler sympathizer to exterminate the Jews.
The Holy Land soon became a place of unrest, increasing riots and many being killed. As these clashes increased the British begain to fear the wrath of the Arabs, issued a paper refuting the promises of the Balfour Declaration. This included a sharp limitation of Jewish immigration to Palestine. Obviously the Jews being stunned by the actions of the British government became very angry.
The Balfour Declaration was written in favour of the Jews during World War I, when they published the White Paper the full fury of World War II had begun turning the tide once again. While the Arabs sided with the Nazis, the Jews mobilized their full strength for the Allied cause.
Again, with the war won, the Jews had hoped to be rewarded for their loyalty, by overturning the White Papers in support of the Jews reclaiming their land. The British government did not come through. They clamped down on the numbers of those imigrating to 1500 a month and the hundreds of thousands of survivors of Hitlers annilation would languish in refugee camps in Europe.
The Jews had taken on a new boldness during the survival of this evil war and began their fight for freedom and the right to exist as a nation.
The British government turns the problem over to the U.N. who in turn proposed to divide Palestine into separate Arab and Jewish states. Of course, the Arabs rejected this proposal and as a result a vicious warfare began between the Arabs and the Jews. The British government unable to control the increasing war, pulled out of Israel. The Jews in turn said that when they did the would declare themselves in independent nation.
And so it was…At midnight May 15, 1948, Israel, after 1900 years of dispersion became an independent nation. Eleven minutes later, President Truman recognized the new government. On May 17, Russia extended their recognition as well. A few hours later the Arabs struck.
The powerful well trained legion overpowered the defenders of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem, but the Jews held the high ground in the hills.
GOD WAS WITH THEM!
In four weeks a truce was effected and broken by the Egyptians. Israel launched ‘Operation Ten Plagues’ to drive the Egyptians back into Sinai. The effect of this campaign confounded the Egyptians and the advance halted after an appeal of restraint was made by President Truman to Ben-Gurion.
The victory cost Israel 5,000 lives, but the new nation was established. This victory produced a horrible result upon the 800,000 refugees who upon the urging of the Arab leaders fled from their homes. The Arabs had been promised that the Jews would be destroyed and that they could soon return to their homes. Unfortunately, for them, the war did not turn out in their favor. Most of those who fled are to the present day still in refugee camps. Arab leaders have refused every effort made by the U.N. to resettle them.
Once the armistice was signed, the gates of Israel were thrown open to the Jewish immigrants of all nations. The poured into the land by the hundreds of thousands and Israel began to settle in their new nation.
The Arabs, as we know, have never accepted the Jewish state, and to this day there have been many killed in the ongoing battle over this tiny piece of land. That’s the history, and we must understand it so that we can understand what is happening today and what is in store for the future.
Finally, God promised that He would "curse them that curse you." The precision with which God kept this promise is nothing less than astonishing.
God's Word is true, and Bible prophecy is always 100 percent accurate. Jesus said that before He returned, ALL Bible prophecy would be fulfilled – to the tiniest "jot and tittle" – (the two most insignificant characters in the Hebrew alphabet).
In tracing Israel's history from Babylon to the present, we see the incredible detail with which God keeps His Word. Although America continues to be Israel's principle protector, and continues to enjoy the concomitant blessings that come with it, America's good fortunes began to wane about the same time the White House forced Israel into the Oslo Agreement.
The "land for peace" formula called for Israel to give up some of the land of Promise in exchange for peace. In other words, it was a form of blackmail whose terms were drawn up in Washington and forced upon Israel for the express purpose of undoing what God had already done, including dividing Jerusalem and taking part of it from the Jews.
"And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it" (Zechariah 12:3).
People can certainly deny any biblical connection, but the hard reality marches on with the growing shadow now falling across global society. Now it is America's turn to discover just how serious God was about the whole "blessing and cursing" thing.
And by the time circumstances force America to recognize the danger it faces, it will be too late to do anything to affect the outcome.
"So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My Mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it " (Isaiah 55:11).
Though America has been Isarel’s closest friend and ally, It is clear that America is taking a new direction or “change” as our president puts it, with one of its best allies, Israel. The president is now focusing on his Islamic-friendly agenda and Israel is being left alone to defend herself.
I think it’s important to keep reminding ourselves that the Scripture gives clear warning to those that will curse Israel, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:3).
Though the world turn against her, God is with her still! You see, nothing can thwart the promise of God.
In President Obama’s speech in Ciaro, there is a clear disconnect with reality. How does one equate the Holocaust horror with Palestinian rights and alleged mistreatment?
Isn’t the Palestinian leadership the root of Palestinian suffering? History declares God’s promise. History reveals the truth about Israel. Israel is a soverein nation protected by God and by the standards we claim as a nation.
I wonder what American’s will say when a foreign country begins to divide up our great nation. I wonder what Americans will do when foreign powers begin to dictate to us that we no longer have the right to defend ourselves against the tierreny of our enemies. I wonder what America will do when faced with the same alternatives.
History is clear about who is directly responsible for the displaced refugees in that region. It is in fact the Arabs who have refused time and again throughout history, the resettling of their own people when Israel became a nation.
Israel is receiving a clear signal from the White House that she is no longer in our interest, her welfare is no longer our priority and that the new focus of our foreign policy is to be friends with the Arab/Muslim world, her enemies and ours.
How is this even possible? How does one become friends with someone who wants to destroy them?
In a conversation I had with my 13 year old neice about this topic, she said that it sounded like a good idea politicaly, (to be friends with the people that would kill you) and maybe there would be a peaceful solution in favor of both nations. Most would agree with her.
I would agree with her from a worldly point of view. All sounds great. After all we can’t have world peace with this constant battle going on in the Middle East.
Here’s the problem: Say you have a next door neighbor who is a known serial killer. This neighbor hates you, hates your Christian values, hates your house, your family, your Jewish friends. You don’t really know why, you’ve never even had a conversation with the person. All you are aware of is his undying hatred for you and his threat of killing you.
Your neighbor has a family. You never see his wife, she has no rights or freedom, in fact she is rarely seen in public. You observe him as he trains his kids in the back yard with violence and weapons.
You can hear the constant threats being hurled towards you from your neighbor’s driveway. Kill them! Kill them!
He carries weapons that can destroy you, your loved ones, your home. He throws rocks at your kids, he shoots bullets at your house and blows up your mailbox.
Your family is terrified. You are terrified. You will defend yourself, you family and your home.
You run to your “friends” those that have the power to do something for you.
Your “friends” tell you that it would be in your best interest and theirs, to move out and give up your home for the peace of the neighborhood. In fact in light of the circumstances they think it would be better to force you to give up your rights, your freedom, your land for the greater good.
Then those in power and authority tell you that these neighbors of yours are their new found friends, that your relationship is hanging in the balance unless and until you comply with the new standards of the neighborhood; and future protection is highly unlikely.
Now, don’t get me wrong, am I not talking about individual Arab/Muslims or all of the Arab/Muslims for that matter, I am talking about known terrorist nations. The regimes that govern these countries are far from peace, liberty, love, and compassion. They do not adhere to the values of truth, integrity, and freedom for all.
These are terrorist nations, with terrorist regimes who have their own ‘values’ or lack thereof, and more importantly their own evil plot to fulfill these wicked agendas.
For those who are falling for the deception that reaching out in blind faith to our Islamic terrorist neighbors will somehow bring about “world peace & prosperity” is just plain stupid.
‘And since we've turned on Israel, will God remain our Homeland Security Director?”
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
I wonder what lies ahead for America?
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I don't care who's in charge EVERYONE should read this . . .
This is just another example of our new government controlled future. If you don't like what you read, if you don't like what you see, then do something. Call your Congressmen and give them your input TODAY!
AP Interview: Sebelius says public plan to survive
The insurance lobby won't be able to block a public health plan because most Americans realize they would be better off if the industry had competition, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday as congressional committees worked to shape legislation.
AP sources: Senate health overhaul costs top $1.6T
Developing News At The DrudgeReport:
ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE Tue Jun 16 2009 08:45:10 ET
On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!
Highlights on the agenda:
ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.
The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.
Late Monday night, Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay fired off a complaint to the head of ABCNEWS:
Dear Mr. Westin:
As the national debate on health care reform intensifies, I am deeply concerned and disappointed with ABC's astonishing decision to exclude opposing voices on this critical issue on June 24, 2009. Next Wednesday, ABC News will air a primetime health care reform “town hall” at the White House with President Barack Obama. In addition, according to an ABC News report, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WORLD NEWS, NIGHTLINE and ABC’s web news “will all feature special programming on the president’s health care agenda.” This does not include the promotion, over the next 9 days, the president’s health care agenda will receive on ABC News programming.
Today, the Republican National Committee requested an opportunity to add our Party's views to those of the President's to ensure that all sides of the health care reform debate are presented. Our request was rejected. I believe that the President should have the ability to speak directly to the America people. However, I find it outrageous that ABC would prohibit our Party's opposing thoughts and ideas from this national debate, which affects millions of ABC viewers.
In the absence of opposition, I am concerned this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda. If that is the case, this primetime infomercial should be paid for out of the DNC coffers. President Obama does not hold a monopoly on health care reform ideas or on free airtime. The President has stated time and time again that he wants a bipartisan debate. Therefore, the Republican Party should be included in this primetime event, or the DNC should pay for your airtime.
Republican National Committee
Chief of Staff
Regardless of whether or not this newest development in the continuing saga of the love relationship between the media and President Obama (and his policies) turns out to be as bad as it seems, I am very uncomfortable having a major news network show up at the White House to push a single side of an issue - especially one as big as government run health care.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
By: A.M. Kisly
Many of you have probably heard this term used in the past few years and may have been wondering what it actually means.
On the “surface”, it is about our educational system and what is happening in our American classrooms.
America’s history as the leading nation of the world has some major problems in answering the question pertaining to the public school system, and its continual downward spiral in the education of our children.
Why is it that kids who attend school aren’t learning, by this I mean, they are not receiving the basic educational training that is necessary to one day function in society.
I think it’s deplorable that children getting an education in America actually graduate without the most basic of skills in reading and writing.
When asked, schools say that money is the main problem. One teacher claimed “There isn’t anything that money can’t fix.”
Well, we can all agree that our school taxes climb higher year after year, so if money is the fix-all, then why isn’t the problem resolved?
I believe that money isn’t the problem at all. I believe that there is a more sinister effort being pushed for a deliberate “dumbing down” of our whole society.
In a book written by, Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt, “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” is an extensive look at our educational history and the intentional influence the government has imposed upon it.
She states, “Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, while ostensibly concerning themselves with racial injustice, economic inequities, and equal educational opportunities, were, in fact, responsible for installing the lifelong control system-the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting Management System (PPBS)-into departments of government. This was accomplished during what would become “The Sick Sixties” under the guise of “accountability to the taxpayers,” a theme which will be repeated throughout the remainder of this century.
American education would henceforth concern itself with the importance of the group rather than with the importance of the individual (the collective whole). This would be true in spite of the push towards individualized emotional health rather than on his academic learning. In order to change society, it was essential to identify the attitudinal changes need in each student; modify the student’s behavior according to the preconceived model approved by government social engineers known as “change agents.” this model did not allow for competition or individual thought, belief, etc., but was conceived to standardize (robotize) human beings – particularly Americans-so that the entire populace would be in general agreement with government policy and future planning for world government.”
This very informative book can be read in its entirety online:
The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America
A little history:
In 1960 President Dwight D. Eisenhower received a final report from his Commission on National Goals entitled Goals for Americans.
The 372-page volume recommended carrying out an international, socialist agenda for the United States.
This report, following on the heels of the 1955 White House Conference on Education's use of the Delphi technique, served to carve in stone the use of dialectic methods in public policy making through the use of results-based 'planning' by consensus, not consent.
This also may have marked the beginning of restructuring America from a constitutional Republic to a socialist democracy.
I would suggest that if your kids attend a public school, they are being instructed with a socialist agenda.
In order for government to impose its militarism and totalitarianism into our former Republic ideals they must seduce a whole society. The best way in which this can be obtained is in the molding of our youth into an obedient subject of and for government.
Today if you ask someone the difference between a republic and a democracy, there would be very few who could answer, or care for that matter.
Here’s some interesting education written by our own U.S. War Department in 1928.
On November 30, 1928, the U.S. War Department had compiled a Training Manual, No. TM 2000-25: on Citizenship, U.S. History and the Constitution. It was created to teach our young men in the services the fundamental principles upon which our Government was founded.
Its definitions presented throughout the manual were a precise and carefully considered work to use as a guide for U.S. soldiers and U.S. Citizens by the Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
As history would have it, shortly after the "bank holiday" in 1933, orders from the FDR White House suddenly demanded without explanation that all copies of this book be withdrawn from the Government Printing Office and the Army posts, to be suppressed and destroyed.
So began the demagogic descent of the United States and the subversion of the Constitution into Americanized National Socialism, bankruptcy and the continued state of national emergency that we have experienced as a nation for since.
Our Founding Fathers wisely established a REPUBLIC, not a Democracy, thus there are numerous very important differences.
War Department Training Manual
Don Closson wrote an interesting article about a politically correct education.
He states, “The media has recently taken notice of a trend in education that has actually been around for some time. This trend has been obvious to anyone well-acquainted with the goings-on in our citadels of higher learning or even on selected high school campuses. The term Political Correctness, or politically correct speech, covers most of the issues involved. Multiculturalism is often given as the driving ethic that prompts one to be politically correct.
At the foundation of this movement is the belief that all education is political. Nowhere in the curriculum can one find a hiding place from race, class, or gender issues. Added to this assumption is the law of moral and ethical relativism: All systems of thought, all cultures, are equal in value. To assume otherwise is politically incorrect by definition.
The article is long, but very informative.
Politically Correct Education
Here is another shining example of government influencing our educational system.
A textbook monitoring group said that Maryland middle and high school students will be required to read about Islamic teachings that have been “dumbed down” and are products of political correctness.
According to the New York Examiner, a new report issued by the American Textbook Council said that administrators who approved books for use in the Montgomery County school district caved into pressure by pro-Islamic groups seeking to present a less violent interpretation of Islam.
Gilbert Sewall, director of the council, stated that, for example, the definition of jihad has gone through “amazing cultural re-orchestration” in textbooks, losing any connotation of violence, the Examiner wrote.
Other terms, such as sharia law, have been adjusted or removed from lessons to avoid what he called “inconvenient truths.”
These influences are more than political; it is coming world conformity to a one world government and religion.
Take heed, lest any man deceive you!
I would implore parents to really take time and get involved in all aspects of your kids lives. Public Schools have taken on educating your children to be conformists into a new world society.
The Bible says that we are to be conformed into the image of Jesus Christ and nothing else, not this world and not their systems. Our lives are to be transformed, by the renewing of our minds through the Holy Scriptures. Put on the mind of Christ and take a Stand!
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
“And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:”
Parents, tough times call for tough measures. Get involved with your kids. Get educated. Know what your children are being taught. If you want to protect your children’s minds, if you want to ensure a proper education, the responsibility will rest on your shoulders. Be on your guard. Watch and Pray.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
Monday, June 15, 2009
Caught On Tape! Law Enforcement flexes its abusive muscle - Detains ambulance driver and sick patient from getting to the hospital.
Is this yet more proof of a coming Police State?
Watch as this EMT ambulance driver is unlawfully detained and then assaulted by State Troopers. The entire ordeal was captured thankfully on video.
Police Vs. Ambulance Driver
Oklahoma state cops pulled over an ambulance transporting a patient to the hospital.
“As my partner was pulling onto the shoulder, the cruiser came alongside our unit and gestured for my driver to pull over,” [EMT Maurice] White says. “When the officer came to a complete stop behind the ambulance, I noticed a woman in the front seat. Based on the officer’s erratic driving behavior, I thought that the woman in the front seat of the cruiser was in need of immediate medical attention; hence I exited the rear of the ambulance in order to assess the situation.”
White says the officer was in a rage when he approached them and yelled “get your a-- back here! I am giving you a ticket for failure to yield.” White says he told the trooper they had a patient in the ambulance and that they were on their way to the hospital.
“He ignored my statement, became even more belligerent, and demanded my partner come to his patrol car so he could write him a ticket,” White says.
The whole incident was filmed with a cell phone.
I wanted to send along a note of encouragement this morning to our readers. I know that in bringing to light issues that are cloaked with lies and deceipt can sometimes dim our outlook on life.
Yesterday at a our Sunday service, the Lord encouraged me with the following message and I wanted to pass it along to you.
In His word, God called for a watchman who would sound the trumpet to warn His people in times of danger:
"...go... and speak with My words to them. For you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language.... Tell them, 'Thus says the Lord God,’ whether they hear, or whether they refuse.'... I have made you a watchman... therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me...”
Ezekiel 3:4-11, 17-21
Today's transformation calls for many such watchmen. It's time to seek God's guidance, consider His warnings, and count on His promises. When we trust and follow Him, He makes us "more than conquerors." Romans 8:37
Today's transformation calls for many such watchmen. It's time to seek God's guidance, consider His warnings, and count on His promises. When we trust and follow Him, He makes us "more than conquerors." Romans 8:37
Remember what God told Joshua, "Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. " Joshua 1:9
Watch, Dear Saints, and pray always. Be bold and very courageous, and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone you meet. Read more!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
SOME ARE FINALLY OPENING THEIR MOUTHS AND TAKING A STAND.
Watch video below.
Al Gore sued by over 30,000 Scientists for Global Warming fraud John Coleman
Updates on this news report are forthcoming!
Friday, June 12, 2009
By: A.M. Kisly
In a New York Times article dated May 20,2009, Sheryl Stolberg reports that Obama is said to consider a 'Preventive Detention' plan.
WASHINGTON — "President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a 'preventive detention' system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said."
One should be asking how this is Constitutional, and who this administration considers to be a potential terrorist.
Here's food for thought:
In 2007 the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1955 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism "Prevention" Act.
Section 899B of the bill goes over the findings of Congress as it pertains to homegrown terrorism. Particularly alarming is that the bill mentions the Internet as a main source for terrorist propaganda. The bill even mentions streams in obvious reference to many of the patriot and pro-constitution Internet radio networks that have been formed. It also mentions that homegrown terrorists span all ages and races indicating that the Congress is stating that everyone is a potential terrorist. Even worse is that Congress states in their findings that they should look at draconian police states like Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom as models to defeat homegrown terrorists. Literally, these findings of Congress fall right in line with the growing patriot community.
Draconian police states are states in which the legislation provides for extensive detention without charge or trial, on the flimsiest of pretexts. With no notice or legal hearing, any person can be thrown into secret "preventative detention" or placed, by a "control order," in isolation under house arrest.
Any application made by such a person to a court to overturn the internment could take weeks, if not months, effectively giving the federal government (and the state and territory governments, which have pledged to pass matching legislation) unchecked powers.
Here's the clincher, this section also states that any measure to prevent violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism should not violate the constitutional rights of citizens.
"Prevent violent radicalization."
However, the definition of violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism as they are defined in section 899A are themselves unconstitutional.
The Constitution does not allow the government to arrest people for thought crimes, so any promises not to violate the constitutional rights of citizens are already broken by their own definitions.
A few extracts of the Bill are presented below:
"(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization’ means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system… to advance political, religious, or social change." SECTION 899B. FINDINGS.
"(3) The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens."
"(6) The potential rise of self radicalized, unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily prevented through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts, and requires the incorporation of State and local solutions."
Section 899D of the bill establishes a Center for the Study of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States. This will be an institution affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security. It will study and determine how to detain thought criminals.
"It is an attempt at legislative lobotomy of conscience" writes Jeff Knaebel, political writer. "It aims to eviscerate ethical sensibilities of an entire culture. Having usurped the power of war and peace, life and death, the Corporatocracy now bludgeons even the thought of speaking for conscience. This is State murder of the mind."
Those of you who don't really believe that it applies to you, are you a Christian, a conservative, against abortion or against illegal aliens living in our country with all of its ramifications? Do you share the Gospel, against gay marriage, believe in the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights? Are you a veteran of our military? Do you believe that it is our constitutional right to bear arms?
Let's revisit April of this year, the United States Department of Homeland Security defined "Right Winged Conservatives, Christians, Veterans of our Armed Forces" as potential home terrorists.
CNN reported yesterday that Obama wants to monitor our eating habits, and exercise habits.
Now lets look over the new questionnaires from the Census Bureau, READ FOR IT YOURSELF!
2009 American Community Survey
Our country is rapidly heading into a government controlled police state in which the proverbial phrase "New World Order" is so eloquently spoken by the powers that be in our government and around the world.
When you see these things begin to take place, LOOK UP! Jesus is coming for His bride, the Church.
Though we have this blessed hope, and what a blessed hope it is, the battle for souls is raging. It is time for Christians to ENGAGE in this war and untangle ourselves from the things of the world. It is time to care more about lost souls than our daily activities, what's on the boob tube and our recreational comforts. There isn't anything wrong we these things, but the self absorbed, self preserved and self centered life must cease. For there are far too many lost souls that we must be concerned about, Jesus IS!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
By: A.M. Kisly
"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matthew 24:37
The White House has officially declared the month of June as "LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009
You can read the full press release here:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release - June 1, 2009
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans.
LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society. There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. LGBT Americans also mobilized the Nation to respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have played a vital role in broadening this country's response to the HIV pandemic.
Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration -- in both the White House and the Federal agencies -- openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.
The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.
My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States.
These issues affect not only the LGBT community, but also our entire Nation. As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call upon the LGBT community, the Congress, and the American people to work together to promote equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Read more!