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Montgomery, AL – Today, in an 8-1 decision authored by Justice Tom Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court held that the word “child” in Alabama’s chemical-endangerment statute applies to the born and unborn in Ex parte Sarah Janie Hicks. This decision follows a similar one handed down last year by the Alabama Supreme Court in Ankrom v.
Montgomery, AL – Today, in an 8-1 decision authored by Justice Tom Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court held that the word “child” in Alabama’s chemical-endangerment statute applies to the born and unborn in Ex parte Sarah Janie Hicks. This decision follows a similar one handed down last year by the Alabama Supreme Court in Ankrom v. State, where Alabama’s highest court also ruled that the word “child” includes the “unborn child.” In that case, Liberty Counsel’s amicus brief arguing that the protection of the unborn is in keeping with the protections afforded the born in various areas of the law.
“In an age where some judges do not know the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, or do not even care, finally the Alabama Supreme Court springs forth with a ray of light,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The opinions by Chief Justice Roy Moore and Tom Parker are well-reasoned, grounded in history and natural law, and completely demolish the fallacies of the U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decisions. One day soon the United States Supreme Court’s abortion opinions will come toppling down like a house of cards. Then we will look back at history like we now do with Nazi Germany and wonder why our generation was so blind to the personhood of the preborn child,” said Staver.
Ex parte Sarah Janie Hicks involved the conviction, following a guilty plea, for chemical endangerment of a child. Hicks ingested cocaine while pregnant with “J.D.,” which resulted in J.D. testing positive for cocaine at the time of his birth. Hicks argued that the word “child” in the chemical-endangerment statute did not apply to an unborn child. The trial court rejected the argument presented by Hicks. Relying on the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision in Ankrom. v. State, the Criminal Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court.
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that “the plain meaning of the word ‘child,’ as that word is used in the chemical-endangerment statute, includes an unborn child.” The opinion goes on to state that “the State has a legitimate interest in protecting the life of children from the earliest stages of their development and has done so by enacting the chemical-endangerment statute.”
The concurring opinions by Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker are particularly significant because they reveal the flaws in the U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decisions, beginning with the 1973 case of Roe. v. Wade.
Read excerpts of the Judge's opinions at: http://www.themoralliberal.com/2014/04/1......
After reading the story below something hit me. Are conservatives being manipulated?
Tree huggers hate immigrants?
Numbers USA, an anti-immigration outfit, is celebrating Earth Day 2014 with an important announcement: Immigrants are to blame for the destruction of farm land and natural habitats.
In a post that went up on the eve of Earth Day, Roy Beck, the group’s founder and president, claimed that “about 70% of all the open-space destruction around our urban areas in the last decade was related to population growth” and that “new immigrants and births to immigrants in the last decade have been the equivalent of about 70% of U.S. population growth.”
This Malthusian notion is, of course, consistent with the group’s mission. As the New York Times has reported, Numbers USA was among several anti-immigration groups “nurtured” by Dr. John Tanton, who “urged liberal colleagues in groups like Planned Parenthood and the Sierra Club to seek immigration restraints…”
Politics, I suppose, makes strange bedfellows.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/22/tree-h...
Let me explain why conservatives are probably being manipulated. If groups say they want across the board amnesty they know people will fight it, then they can manipulate it to make others sound like the bad guy while all the time they are using you to accomplish their goal. The more they push, the more people will fight back and the more they will not agree with. Before you reply, think about it and think about if you would really want a 10 yr old or 20 yr old who knows nothing but this country to be thrown out to later hate this country, not to mention if this person was a friend of your family.
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Radical Muslims are dedicated to the destruction of America, and they are willing to die in large numbers to achieve that goal. What happened at the World Trade Center on 9-11 and then last year in Boston were just precursors to what is coming. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say “Wake up America—the Muslims are coming.” But the influx of Muslims to the United States is not limited to those so-called moderate Muslims who claim they seek only freedom and opportunity. In fact, I will not accept the concept of the moderate Muslim until those who claim this title stand up and join the fight against the atrocities committed by terrorists who share their religion.
One of the reasons Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. won the battle for civil rights was the willingness of white people who shared his convictions to join in the struggle. In fact, Dr. King was known to lament that it wasn’t the bigots in hoods and robes who worried him most. Rather it was white people who knew he was right but were unwilling to speak out on behalf of civil rights. Their silence was the same as assent. This same concept—the tacit assent of silence—applies to Muslims in America. Muslims can claim to be moderates, but if they sit back and quietly refuse to join in the battle to stop Islamist terrorists they aren’t moderates. They are silent supporters. Like Dr. King, I fear those who concur by their silence more than those who actually construct the bombs and fly airliners into buildings.
Almost two thousand years ago, Truth was put on trial and judged by people who were devoted to lies. In fact, Truth faced six trials in less than one full day, three of which were religious, and three that were legal. In the end, few people involved in those events could answer the question, “What is truth?”
After being arrested, the Truth was first led to a man named Annas, a corrupt former high priest of the Jews. Annas broke numerous Jewish laws during the trial, including holding the trial in his house, trying to induce self-accusations against the defendant, and striking the defendant, who had been convicted of nothing at the time. After Annas, the Truth was led to the reigning high priest, Caiaphas, who happened to be Annas’s son-in-law. Before Caiaphas and the Jewish Sanhedrin, many false witnesses came forward to speak against the Truth, yet nothing could be proved and no evidence of wrongdoing could be found. Caiaphas broke no fewer than seven laws while trying to convict the Truth: (1) the trial was held in secret; (2) it was carried out at night; (3) it involved bribery; (4) the defendant had no one present to make a defense for Him; (5) the requirement of 2-3 witnesses could not be met; (6) they used self-incriminating testimony against the defendant; (7) they carried out the death penalty against the defendant the same day. All these actions were prohibited by Jewish law. Regardless, Caiaphas declared the Truth guilty because the Truth claimed to be God in the flesh, something Caiaphas called blasphemy.
When morning came, the third trial of the Truth took place, with the result that the Jewish Sanhedrin pronounced the Truth should die. However, the Jewish council had no legal right to carry out the death penalty, so they were forced to bring the Truth to the Roman governor at the time, a man named Pontius Pilate. Pilate was appointed by Tiberius as the fifth prefect of Judea and served in that capacity A.D. 26 to 36. The procurator had power of life and death and could reverse capital sentences passed by the Sanhedrin. As the Truth stood before Pilate, more lies were brought against Him. His enemies said, “We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King” (Luke 23:2). This was a lie, as the Truth had told everyone to pay their taxes (Matthew 22:21) and never spoke of Himself as a challenge to Caesar.
After this, a very interesting conversation between the Truth and Pilate took place. “Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, ‘Are You the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered, ‘Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?’ Pilate answered, ‘I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?’ Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.’ Therefore Pilate said to Him, ‘So You are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.’ Pilate said to Him, ‘What is truth?’” (John 18:33–38).
Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” has reverberated down through history. Was it a melancholy desire to know what no one else could tell him, a cynical insult, or perhaps an irritated, indifferent reply to Jesus’ words?
In a postmodern world that denies that truth can be known, the question is more important than ever to answer. What is truth?
To be Continued
Only Christian Reform has the Power to Save the USA From Itself ...
Easter and the American Tradition of Revival—It Can Happen Again!
On Easter, the God of spiritual redemption and revival is celebrated. Coincidentally, no single factor has been more influential in the conception and formation of America, than Christian revivals in US history. The first colonial Americans were religious dissenters and reformers.
The first arrivals, the Pilgrims, wanted a new home in the New World to build a New Jerusalem for the return of Christ. The second wave English Puritans merely wanted to purify their Anglican church of non-biblical elements. They left when they decided this was no longer possible. So America was built upon this twin thread, the very foundation of revival and reformation.
The formation of America was achieved by various religious groups, including the Anglicans, Congregationalists, Quakers, Baptists, Presbyterians, Catholics, and others. It was through these anti-tyranny groups that the American vision was articulated. This vision was deeply influenced by the Great Awakening (1731-1755), and then four subsequent American revivals. Without revivals and awakenings, the colonists probably would not have developed the distinct liberty oriented theory of government which has become the hallmark of the USA.
An excellent introduction to the topic of America and revival is Eddie Hyatt’s America’s Revival Heritage: How Christian Reformation & Spiritual Awakening Led to the Formation of the United States of America.
Message of Easter
The popular image of Easter is a silly clich√©, oozing chocolate bunnies and hidden colored eggs. Yet the claims of the Bible, regarding Christ’s death and Resurrection are a tremendous challenge to the secular and religious mind alike. The idea that God Himself chose to divest Glory and come to earth in the form of the Son, is mind-boggling. The claim of Christ’s sinless existence, where He earned the right to die for all men’s sins, is only excelled by the resurrection. Here, Jesus confronts death personally, and actually kills death in his own death, according to such luminous theologians as John Owen, in The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.
Mark 16:1-8 describes the Resurrection of Christ:
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
The ultimate message of Easter is that Christ, and by extension of faith and belief—all of His followers have gained the right and privilege to confront death as a conquered foe. Or as the great poet and Anglican preacher John Donne wrote in Holy Sonnet X:
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
From the seeds of the Puritan Revolution came much of what later would become distinctive in America—a constitutional, democratic republic built upon the rule of law, offering freedoms of speech, association, press, religion, self-protection and commerce. All these ideas had been suggested by such groups as the English Protestant non-conformers known as the Levellers. America’s first colonists, the Settlers at New Plymouth, wrote drafted a covenant aboard their ship, the Mayflower Compact of 1620:
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God…Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.
William Bradford, a leader of that first Pilgrim group on the Mayflower, wrote about the experience of setting foot in America:
Being thus arrived in a good harbor, and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who had brought them over the fast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element. And no marvel if they were thus joyful, seeing wise Seneca was so affected with sailing a few miles on the coast of his own Italy, as he affirmed, that he had rather remain twenty years on his way by land than pass by sea to any place in a short time, so tedious and dreadful was the same unto him.
America has always been a nation obsessed with biblical religion, repentance and revival. And this is not the first time that religious leaders have considered the US to be on the verge of apostasy and utter collapse. And so on Easter it is certainly apropos to question whether America can ever surmount the pinnacles of greatness again? The answer to this must lie in the possibility of America undergoing another revival, since this is what made the USA great, to begin with.
America’s Great Awakening
The first, and most memorable American revival was called the Great Awakening. Historian Alan Heimert emphasized the importance of the Great Awakening upon the American Revolution and ideals of liberty and independence in Religion and the American Mind: From the Great Awakening to the Revolution. Several events were attributed to the revival, one being a sermon, and the other, the labors of British evangelist George Whitfield. Here is one description:
What historians call “the first Great Awakening” can best be described as a revitalization of religious piety that swept through the American colonies between the 1730s and the 1770s. That revival was part of a much broader movement, an evangelical upsurge taking place simultaneously on the other side of the Atlantic, most notably in England, Scotland, and Germany. In all these Protestant cultures during the middle decades of the eighteenth century, a new Age of Faith rose to counter the currents of the Age of Enlightenment, to reaffirm the view that being truly religious meant trusting the heart rather than the head, prizing feeling more than thinking, and relying on biblical revelation rather than human reason.
Another site adds this:
The results in America were staggering. At least 50,000 souls were added to the churches of New England, out of a population of about 250,000. It had the same effect in the Middle States, ultimately affecting over one hundred towns. Hundreds of new churches were planted, the ranks of serving ministers swelled, Biblically-based schools and colleges multiplied, works of love and mercy abounded, missionary impetus transported the message trans-nationally—revival had come.
As to seminal figures, Jonathan Edwards is primary. Sacvan Bercovitch, in The Rites of Assent: Transformations in the Symbolic Construction of America, describes Edwards as the first modern American in terms of transitioning from the old world understanding of man and God, to the New World. Yet he was still a committed Calvinist. His sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (Enfield, Connecticut July 8, 1741) caused adults to shout and faint, such was its psychological power. Unregenerate humans were symbolized as a spider held over a fire, by the hand of an unhappy God:
The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to have you in his sight; you are ten thousand times more abominable in his eyes, than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours. You have offended him infinitely more than ever a stubborn rebel did his prince; and yet it is nothing but his hand that holds you from falling into the fire every moment. It is to be ascribed to nothing else, that you did not go to hell the last night; that you was suffered to awake again in this world, after you closed your eyes to sleep. And there is no other reason to be given, why you have not dropped into hell since you arose in the morning, but that God’s hand has held you up. There is no other reason to be given why you have not gone to hell, since you have sat here in the house of God, provoking his pure eyes by your sinful wicked manner of attending his solemn worship. Yea, there is nothing else that is to be given as a reason why you do not this very moment drop down into hell.
In terms of mass connection to the ordinary colonists, no figure is more important than George Whitefield, the voluble evangelist who preached to crowds sometimes approaching 30,000 people in open fields in Britain and America. It is thought Whitefield preached to perhaps a quarter of the colonists. Said Whitefield, “I love those that thunder out the Word. The Christian World is in a dead sleep. Nothing but a loud voice can awaken them out of it.” (One sermon example—The Seed of the Woman, and the Seed of the Serpent.)
Whitefield was a model of the new evangelists who would later dominate Protestant America, according to The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism. Writes PBS:
Whitefield ignited the Great Awakening, a major religious revival that became the first major mass movement in American history. At its core, the Awakening changed the way that people experienced God. Instead of receiving religious instruction from their ministers, ordinary men and women unleashed their emotions to make an immediate, intense and personal connection with the divine. From New England to Georgia, the revival was marked by a broad populist tone—small farmers, traders, artisans, servants and laborers were especially swept up by the preaching of Whitefield and his followers.
Many authors have commented upon how the Great Awakening prepared America for breaking free from Britain:
The Awakening’s biggest significance was the way it prepared America for its War of Independence. In the decades before the war, revivalism taught people that they could be bold when confronting religious authority, and that when churches weren’t living up to the believers’ expectations, the people could break off and form new ones.
Through the Awakening, the Colonists realized that religious power resided in their own hands, rather than in the hands of the Church of England, or any other religious authority. After a generation or two passed with this kind of mindset, the Colonists came to realize that political power did not reside in the hands of the English monarch, but in their own will for self-governance (consider the wording of the Declaration of Independence). By 1775, even though the Colonists did not all share the same theological beliefs, they did share a common vision of freedom from British control. Thus, the Great Awakening brought about a climate which made the American Revolution possible.
Historian Harris Starr explained how the Awakening readied America for the Revolution, in terms of political consciousness: “For the first time, the American people sought to limit ecclesiastical and political authority and advocated freedom of conscience and individual liberty.” The Awakening dissolved the old social ties, and decreased church attendance because it emphasized the individual believer’s connection to God. The church as a democratic unit took the model for the Declaration of Independence claim of God-given rights.
Says one writer, “The American quest for liberty was fueled, disciplined, and restrained by the rule of law derived from the Higher Law of God’s Word. New England pastor Solomon Paine declared, “God hath given to every Man an unalienable right…and hath blessed them that appeared to stand uprightly for the Liberties of Conscience.” George McKenna, in The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism explains that religion and the Great Awakening had an enormous impact upon the Founder’s view of politics and liberty. Kevin Phillips, in The Cousin’s Wars, observed that when the Americans were fighting the British, “politics and religion remained inextricable.”
Let’s assume America desperately needs God’s help to survive. Since American Christianity is moribund, and a wave of paganism and atheism is washing over the US, we need a revival. But what is revival, and what brings it? One Bible dictionary defines it as: “The soveriegn activity of God whereby he renews his people individually and corporately in vigour, affecting both sincerity of belief and quality of behaviour.”
A great deal of debate has raged over whether God, mankind, or both bring revival. The Puritans believed they could help hasten such if they assumed the right posture and implored God for help. Eddie Hyatt describes the atmosphere in America before the Great Awakening:
The general spiritual condition was so bleak that calls for special times of prayer and fasting were issued throughout the colonies by pastors and government officials. William Cooper, a pastor from New England, said that before the Awakening (1726) there was “a constant petition in our public prayers, from Sabbath to Sabbath, that God would pour out His Spirit upon us and revive his work in the midst of the years.” He reported that most of the churches had “set apart days, wherein to seek the Lord by prayer and fasting.” In addition, there were “annual fast days appointed by the government.”
Jonathan Edwards himself was thought to have helped lay the foundation of the Great Awakening by unbelievable commitment to God, and specific prayer for revival. For America today to achieve the revival we so desperately need, a dedicated band of real believers needs to pray and fast in faith, believing that the God of revival will once again touch the US and heal our wounds. It can happen again.
Parents in El Paso, Texas, want answers after fourth-grade students at Pasodale Elementary School were reportedly given an adult-themed assignment on topics like infidelity and a mother losing her son to war. See examples of the "inappropriate reading assignment" HERE.
Parents in El Paso, Texas, want answers after fourth-grade students at Pasodale Elementary School were reportedly given an adult-themed assignment on topics like infidelity and a mother losing her son to war. See examples of the "inappropriate reading assignment" HERE.
The American Dream ended (on November 6th) in Ohio . The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.
A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America .
The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch... The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod, along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.
Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states, and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing "post Sandy " tribute that elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn't need any help!)
People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.
You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates & shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.
Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to "white guilt" and political correctness...
An American Veteran………………….. Semper-Fi
Sounds to me like Suck bag Reid is threatning Bundy's life to me. It's amazing how much a DEMONrat can get away with.
RIED....YOU ARE A PILE OF SHIITE
BUNKERVILLE, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land.
“It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”
Reid called militias staying at Bundy’s Bunkerville ranch “domestic violent terrorist-wannabes.”
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., disagreed with Reid, telling KSNV that these militia members are “patriots” and took issue with how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management handled the situation.
“I take more issues with the BLM coming in with a paramilitary army of individuals with snipers. I’m talking to people and groups that are there at the event. Your own government with sniper lenses on you. It made a lot of people very uncomfortable,” Heller told KSNV.
The junior Nevada senator also stated that he wants congressional hearings held about BLM trying to round-up Bundy’s cattle.
“I want to talk about the fact that they have this kind of authority and the ability to bully and to come in with 200 armed men into a situation like this. I would like to have hearings. I want to find out who’s accountable for this,” Bundy told KSNV, adding he wants to find out who “gave the marching orders.”
Armed campers are still guarding Bundy’s melon farm and cattle ranch more than a week after a tense standoff between gun-toting states’ rights advocates and BLM police over a roundup of Bundy cattle from public rangeland.
The BLM backed off, citing safety concerns. They were faced with military-style AR-15 and AK-47 weapons trained on them from a picket line of citizen soldiers on an Interstate 15 overpass, with dozens of woman and children in the possible crossfire.
BLM police released the 380 cattle collected, gave up the weeklong roundup and lifted a closure of a vast range half the size of the state Delaware. The agency said it would resolve the matter “administratively and judicially.”
Left unresolved was the government’s claim that Bundy owes more than $1.1 million in fees and penalties for letting some 900 cows trespass for 20 years on arid rangeland of scrub brush, mesquite, cheat grass and yucca near the rustic town of Bunkerville, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
Bundy, the 67-year-old patriarch of a Mormon family with more than 50 grandchildren, seems to enjoy the attention. He met the media this week flanked by personal guards headed by a man who called himself Buddha Cavalier.
Bundy took to the stage fashioned from a flatbed trailer to tell reporters he wants sheriffs around the country to seize weapons from federal bureaucrats. He invited everyone to a Friday barbecue at the Virgin River, and rode a horse waving an American flag for photographers.
Then he headed to a Fox News trailer for an interview with conservative TV commentator Sean Hannity.
Bundy said he doesn’t recognize federal authority on the land his family settled and has used since the late 1870s, when Bunkerville was founded.
His dispute with the BLM dates to 1993, when the government designated the scenic Gold Butte area as protected habitat for the endangered desert tortoise and cut his allotment of cows. Bundy quit paying grazing fees that today can be as little as $1.35 per cow per month.
The agency canceled his grazing permit and ordered him to remove his cattle. Federal judges upheld the agency action.
The dispute has reopened a debate about federal land ownership and states’ rights in a Western region where the BLM controls vast stretches of rangeland. Federal park, military and land agencies today control more than 85 percent of the land in Nevada. In New York, by comparison, the figure is about 1 percent.
“This would never happen in any state east of the Mississippi, because they own their own land,” said Janine Hansen, a state’s rights advocate.
Not everyone supports Bundy’s resistance. Andy Robinson, a pub and pizzeria owner in the nearby resort town of Mesquite, said he didn’t like bloggers and radio talk show hosts comparing the standoff with deadly federal confrontations at a religious compound in Texas in 1993 and a farm house in Idaho in 1992.
“Being compared to Waco and Ruby Ridge doesn’t help anything,” Robinson said.
Ammon Bundy, 38, one of 14 Bundy children, was hit with stun gun darts fired by BLM agents during a confrontation 10 days ago. He was not charged with a crime. He said his father received several certified letters this week from the BLM, but hasn’t opened them.
BLM spokesman Mitch Snow said the letters offer Bundy a chance to keep his cattle if he pays the $1.1 million in trespass fees, plus “reasonable expenses of the impoundment.” Agency officials have said the contract for the roundup was $900,000.
Demar Dahl, a prominent rancher who pays his grazing fees, said he knows Bundy won’t back down. “He’s got his mind made up that he’s not going to leave,” Dahl said. “Cliven is the last man standing. He has taken the position that the state of Nevada owns the land, not the federal government.”
DeLemus and other armed campers say they have no plans to leave. They suspect government drones and helicopters are watching them.
“We stay until the Bundys tell us we can go home,” said Jack Commerford, DeLemus’ friend from New Hampshire who drove 41 hours cross-country with a yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag.
We have all at some point heard about FEMA Camps either being built or having already been built, but the question you need to ask yourself is not if they exist, but what is their purpose?
I assure you that one day soon we will experience persecution on a much broader scale. It’s not a question of if, but a question of when. Executive orders have been signed by our President, labor camps have been setup, our government has stockpiled guns and ammo, guillotines are in place, and Christians, patriots, homeschoolers, gun owners, and veterans have been placed on terrorist watch lists. The Bible itself foretells of people being rounded up to FEMA camps…
“They will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.” Luke 21:12
A document was leaked back in February 2010, called FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations, in this manual it outlines the full blown concept of re-education centers.
The “Psychological Operations Officers” are the ones responsible for re-educating the masses. According to the document, “the PSYOP… are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations.”
The following roles have been assigned to the PSYOP team (According to Chapter 3 of the Document pg.56):
1. Identify malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.
2. Develops and execute indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes.
3. Identifies political activists.
4. Help the military police commander control detainee and populations during emergencies.
5. Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.
This document is not talking about military personal or those detained in war. It specifically targets people “within the U.S. territory. “
Furthermore Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia predicted that the court will soon authorize the use of internment camps like they did during World War II.
Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States (the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps), “You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again.”
Here is a list of Executive Orders that have prepared the way for FEMA Camps…
Executive Order 10997 (grants government control over electric, gas, and minerals)
The verbiage states: “SECTION 1. Scope. The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary) shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programs covering (1) electric power; (2) petroleum and gas; (3) solid fuels; and (4) minerals. These plans and programs shall be designed to provide a state of readiness in these resource areas with respect to all conditions of national emergency, including attack upon the United States.” EO 10997
Executive Order 10998 (grants government control over food and farms)
The verbiage states: “SECTION 1. Scope. The Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary) shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programs covering: Food resources, farm equipment, fertilizer, and food resource facilities, as defined below; rural fire control; defense against biological warfare, chemical warfare, and radiological fallout pertaining to agricultural activities; and rural defense information and education. These plans and programs shall be designed to develop a state of readiness in these areas with respect to all conditions of national emergency, including attack upon the United States.” EO 10998
Executive Order 10990 (grants government control over labor)
The verbiage reads: “The President is authorized by the Act to establish by Executive order a safety council composed of representatives of Government departments and agencies to serve as an advisory body to the Secretary of Labor in furtherance of the safety program carried out by the Secretary pursuant to section 33 of the Act and to undertake such other measures as he deems proper to prevent injuries and accidents to persons covered by the Act.” EO 10990
Executive Order 10995 (grants government control over communications and media)
The verbiage states: “SEC. 2. Subject to the authority and control of the President, the Director of Telecommunications Management shall:
(a) Coordinate telecommunications activities of the executive branch of the Government and be responsible for the formulation, after consultation with appropriate agencies, of overall policies and standards therefor. He shall promote and encourage the adoption of uniform policies and standards by agencies authorized to operate telecommunications systems. Agencies shall consult with the Director of Telecommunications Management in the development of policies and standards for the conduct of their telecommunications activities within the overall policies of the executive branch.
SEC. 3. The authority to assign radio frequencies to Government agencies, vested in the President by section 305 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 U.S.C. 305),including all functions heretofore vested in the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee, is hereby delegated to the Director of the Office of Emergency Planning, who may redelegate such authority to the Director of Telecommunications Management. Such authority shall include the power to amend, modify, or revoke frequency assignments.” EO 10995
Executive Order 10999 (grants government control over transportation, highways, seaports, waterways)
The verbiage states: “SECTION 1. Scope. The Secretary of Commerce (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary) shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programs covering:
(a) Development and coordination of over-all policies, plans, and procedures for the provision of a centralized control of all modes of transportation in an emergency for the movement of passenger and freight traffic of all types, and the determination of the proper apportionment and allocation of the total civil transportation capacity, or any portion thereof, to meet over-all essential civil and military needs.
(b) Federal emergency operational responsibilities with respect to: highways, roads, streets, bridges, tunnels, and appurtenances; highway traffic regulation; allocation of air carrier aircraft for essential military and civilian operations; ships in coastal and intercoastal use and ocean shipping, ports and port facilities; and the Saint Lawrence Seaway; except those elements of each normally operated or controlled by the Department of Defense.” EO 10999
Executive Order 11000 (grants government control to mobilize civilians into work brigades under their supervision)
The verbiage states: ” SECTION 1. Scope. The Secretary of Labor (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary) shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programs covering civilian manpower mobilization, more effective utilization of limited manpower resources including specialized personnel, wage and salary stabilization, worker incentives and protection, manpower resources and requirements, skill development and training, research, labor-management relations, and critical occupations. These plans and programs shall be designed to develop a state of readiness in these areas with respect to all conditions of national emergency, including attack upon the United States.” EO 11000
Executive Order 11001 (grants government control over health, education and welfare)
The verbiage states: ” SECTION 1. Scope. The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary) shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programs covering health services, civilian health manpower, health resources, welfare services, and educational programs as defined below. These plans and programs shall be designed to develop a state of readiness in these areas with respect to all conditions of national emergency including attack upon the United States.” EO 11001
Executive Order 11002 (grants government control over postmaster and creates a national registration of all persons)
The verbiage states: ” SECTION 1. Scope. The Postmaster General shall assist in the development of a national emergency registration system. These plans and programs shall be designed to develop a state of readiness in this area with respect to all conditions of national emergency including attack upon the United States.” EO 11002
Executive Order 11003 (grants government control over airports, airways, and aviation)
The verbiage states: ” ECTION 1. Scope. The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency (hereinafter referred to as the Administrator) shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programs covering the emergency management of the Nation’s civil airports, civil aviation operating facilities, civil aviation services, and civil aircraft other than air carrier aircraft. These plans and programs shall be designed to develop a state of readiness in these areas with respect to all conditions of national emergency, including attack upon the United States.” EO 11003
Executive Order 11004 (create new locations for population, relocate communities, designate areas to be abandoned)
The verbiage states: ” SECTION 1. Scope. The Housing and Home Finance Administrator (hereinafter referred to as the Administrator) shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programs covering all aspects of lodging or housing and community facilities related thereto. These plans and programs shall be designed to develop a state of readiness in these areas with respect to all conditions of national emergency, including attack upon the United States.
SEC. 2. Housing Functions. The Administrator shall:
(b) Communities. Develop plans for the selection, acquisition, development, and disposal of areas for civilian uses in new, expanded, restored, or relocated communities; and for the construction of housing for new or restored communities.” EO 11004
Executive Order 11005 (grants government control over railroads, public storage facilities, and shipping)
The verbiage states: ” SECTION 1. Scope. The Interstate Commerce Commission (hereinafter referred to as the Commission shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programs covering railroad utilization, reduction of vulnerability, maintenance, restoration, and operation in an emergency; motor carrier utilization, reduction of vulnerability, and operation in an emergency; inland waterway mutilization of equipment and shipping, reduction of vulnerability, and operation in an emergency, excepting the St. Lawrence Seaway; and also provide guidance and consultation to domestic surface transportation and storage industries, as defined below, regarding emergency preparedness measures, and to States regarding development of their transportation plans in assigned areas. These plans and programs will be designed to develop a state of readiness in these areas with respect to all conditions of national emergency, including attack upon the United States.” EO 11005
Executive Order 11051 (gives authorization to put all executive orders into effect in times of increased international tensions, economic and financial crisis)
The verbiage states: “ECTION 101. Resume of responsibilities. The Director of the Office of Emergency Planning (hereinafter referred to as the Director) shall:
(a) Advise and assist the President in the coordination of and in the determination of policy for the emergency plans and preparedness assignments of the Federal departments and agencies (hereinafter referred to as Federal agencies) designed to make possible at Federal, State and local levels the mobilization of the human, natural and industrial resources of the nation to meet all conditions of national emergency, including attack on the United States.
(b) Under the direction of the President, be responsible for the preparation of nonmilitary plans and preparedness programs with respect to organization and functioning of the Federal Government under emergency conditions and with respect to specific areas of Federal activity necessary in time of war which are neither performed in the normal operations of the regular departments and agencies nor assigned thereto by or under the authority of the President.” EO 11051
Executive Order 11921 (allows FEMA to develop plans to establish control over money. Additionally it states that congress cannot review the action for 6 months, meaning it will last at least that long!)
You can also find these Executive Orders in the Government National Archive.
Despite what’s ahead we must remember to put our faith, hope, and trust in the Lord when these times do arrive. We must be willing to give up everything for an undeniable God whose reality has been relevant since the beginning of time and whose existence we can’t deny. Be ready! Be ready! Be ready! For extreme persecution is coming to a town near you
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Some critics of Obamacare are up in arms about the Census Bureau’s intent to change questions it asks millions of Americans about health insurance. Others just think census officials have lousy timing.
The New York Times first reported on internal documents showing the agency’s changes to questions also will change the way Census Bureau officials calculate the number of uninsured Americans.
Because fewer health-related questions will be asked, the new method is expected to lower the estimated number of uninsured Americans, officials said, noting that it would be difficult to attribute any changes to Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act.
Politico noted that some Obamacare opponents, among them Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, said the move would give the public less transparency on the number of uninsured who become covered by the health law.
Although some conservative bloggers smelled a conspiracy in the works, American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Strain argued in a blog that the changes merely represent a dumb decision. “I would be shocked if any such thing was taking place,” Strain wrote, adding, “I see no evidence of a conspiracy here.”
Strain said the agency’s current insurance questions were badly designed and needed improvement, and that efforts to change the questions began years ago. Additionally, other data sources will help determine Obamacare’s effect on insurance coverage, the AEI scholar wrote. He concluded:
None of this to say that the Census Bureau’s decision to change to a new methodology in the midst of Obamacare’s rollout isn’t a dumb decision. … Either the new methodology should be delayed, or the old and the new methodology should be employed concurrently to ensure comparability across years.”
At least five Republican lawmakers – three in the Senate and two in the House — yesterday urged the Census Bureau to keep the old questions as a way to track any shifts caused by Obamacare, Blake Neff reported in The Hill’s Healthwatch blog. Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Thune (S.D.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) wrote to Director John H. Thompson, as did Reps. Darrell Issa (Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (Texas).
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