Wednesday, August 04, 2010

FRC Criticizes Court Ruling, Warns against the Roe v. Wade of Same-Sex 'Marriage'

Family Research Council (FRC) criticized today's decision by federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker which declared that the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex "marriage."

Earlier this year, FRC filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") legal brief in a lawsuit brought by advocates of so-called "same-sex marriage" against California's Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment adopted by California voters in 2008 which says (in full), "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." FRC will now join the fight to reverse the decision on appeal.

FRC President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"This lawsuit, should it be upheld on appeal and in the Supreme Court, would become the 'Roe v. Wade' of same-sex 'marriage,' overturning the marriage laws of 45 states. As with abortion, the Supreme Court's involvement would only make the issue more volatile. It's time for the far Left to stop insisting that judges redefine our most fundamental social institution and using liberal courts to obtain a political goal they cannot obtain at the ballot box.

"Marriage is recognized as a public institution, rather than a purely private one, because of its role in bringing together men and women for the reproduction of the human race and keeping them together to raise the children produced by their union. The fact that homosexuals prefer not to enter into marriages as historically defined does not give them a right to change the definition of what a 'marriage' is.

"Marriage as the union between one man and one woman has been the universally-recognized understanding of marriage not only since America's founding but for millennia. To hold that the Founders created a constitutional right that none of them could even have conceived of is, quite simply, wrong.

"FRC has always fought to protect marriage in America and will continue to do so by working with our allies to appeal this dangerous decision. Even if this decision is upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals-the most liberal appeals court in America-Family Research Council is confident that we can help win this case before the U.S. Supreme Court."

Click here to download Family Research Council's amicus brief:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gary L. Bauer - We Must Keep Fighting!

Last night, the House of Representatives passed ObamaCare by a vote of 219-to-212. The most bi-partisan aspect of the bill was the opposition to it. Republicans voted unanimously against it and they were joined by 34 Democrats. This bill raises taxes by more than $500 billion. It imposes new taxes on investments and new fines on businesses. It imposes unconstitutional mandates on Americans and funds abortion. This is what happens when liberals get power.

In a weekend of outrageous statements, the worst was to hear Obama and Pelosi describing their takeover of nearly 20% of our economy in the language of liberty. They cloaked one of the biggest expansions of government and retractions of liberty in our nation’s history in conservative rhetoric. For example, Nancy Pelosi hailed the vote as “great act of patriotism.”

After the House vote, President Obama said, “We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people.” But the American people didn’t want this bill. The latest Rasmussen poll found that likely voters opposed it 41%-to-54%. In fact, there is not a single poll the president can point to in the past 60 days that shows public support for the legislation that passed last night.

Conservatives did everything in their power to stop socialized medicine. The reconciliation process used to circumvent conservative efforts is proof of that. And while the Left is celebrating today, it has damaged our democratic republic in the process. The bill was written behind closed doors. Committee hearings were a charade. It passed the Senate not because of the legislation’s merits, but because of special deals and kickbacks. Until the national uproar, Speaker Pelosi had planned on passing it without even voting on it.

When a Republican doesn’t vote consistently for conservative principles, he is called a RINO – a Republican In Name Only. I don’t know what you call a Democrat who betrays his core principles, but this bill should be called the “Stupak Abortion Subsidy Act.”

Rep. Bart Stupak has been elected to Congress as a Democrat since 1992 in a relatively conservative district. But he was always pro-life. Yesterday, Stupak sold out his pro-life values for an executive order from the most pro-abortion president in history. An executive order cannot override legislation. That’s why the Hyde Amendment was so important and has been reaffirmed by every Congress for more than 30 years. The Senate bill funds abortion, which is why Stupak consistently said he was a “No” vote until the very end.

My friends, this is just the beginning. Obama said recently that he was going to wear us down. The Left isn’t done. Immigration “reform” is next. This is gut check time for our values and American Values is not giving up. We have serious concerns with the constitutionality of the healthcare legislation, as do several states. We are exploring various legal avenues to continue the fight for our values in the courts.

Now if your reaction is to throw your hands up in despair, give up and walk away, then the Left has worn you down. But if your reaction is to recommit to the values we cherish and fight even harder, then it’s not too late to make America the “shining city upon a hill” our Founding Fathers envisioned. I’m not giving up and I pray you will continue to stand with me!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Obama Heading to Massachussetts: Pro Troop PAC Says "Dems are desperate"

Move America Forward Freedom PAC Chief Strategist, Sal Russo, said “deploying President Obama to Massachusetts on Sunday just two days before the election shows just how desperate Democrats have become over the surging poll numbers from Republican Scott Brown. “

MAF Freedom PAC, a political action committee organized to support candidates who stand behind U.S. military troops and their missions in the war on terror, was encouraged to learn that President Barack Obama will be traveling to Massachusetts on Sunday to garner support for Martha Coakley – confirming her vulnerability to losing in this blue state.

“But while Obama is a very good campaigner, I don’t think he can overcome the anti-military and national security views of Martha Coakley. In fact I think his presence will only encourage a record turnout from pro-troop supporters and citizens who are concerned about Coakley’s support for full constitutional rights for terrorists in American civilian courts.

While Scott Brown and Martha Coakley differ on many issues, the Pro-Troop MAF PAC has been hitting Coakley hard on her national security standpoints.

“We chose to endorse Scott Brown because he is an officer in the National Guard who understands serving our country honorably and because he takes a ‘tough on terror’ stand unlike the far-left Coakley. Brown, like the people of Massachusetts, favors military commissions rather than civilian trials and opposes constitutional rights for terrorists. He agrees that it is simply ridiculous that American troops are forced to Miranda rights to some enemy combatants on the battlefield. Martha Coakley wants to close GITMO and bring terrorists to the United States where they can spread their venomous ideas through our prison system.“ Russo added.

The Pro-Troop PAC has contributed the maximum amount to the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate campaign as well as sponsoring online advertising as an independent expenditure for the campaign. The advertising touts Scott Brown’s national security credentials over Coakley and points out Coakley’s support for constitutional rights be given to enemy combatants and terrorists.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mark Hemingway - White House takes four days to respond to terror attack, but responds to Cheney criticism in matter of hours?

What I can't wrap my head around is that it took the President four days to acknowledge what he termed a "catastrophic" national security failure, but Cheney criticizes the administration's handling of the war on terror and they have a rapid response on the White House blog in a matter of hours? Priorities!

Click to continue reading: Mark Hemingway - White House takes four days to respond to terror attack, but responds to Cheney criticism in matter of hours?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jindal opposes greenhouse plan

Gov. Bobby Jindal added his opposition Monday to proposed rules aimed at lowering greenhouse gases.

“Louisiana is the second largest refining state in the U.S.,” Jindal wrote in a letter to Lisa Jackson, administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Our state is also a major producer of oil and gas utilized domestically by our country. Implementation of the proposed rules will have a dramatic chilling effect on the refining and production capability of our state.”

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Congressional Reform Act of 2010...

1. Term Limits: 2 years only.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term, then go home and back to work.

2. No Tenure. No Pension.

A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term, then go home and back to work.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates equally with the American people in the Social Security system.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, server your term, then go home and back to work.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just like all Americans.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term, then go home and back to work.

5. Congress will no longer be able to vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will never be raised unless done so by 'we the people' at the voting booth.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term, then go home and back to work.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as other Americans.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term, then go home and back to work.

7. Congress must equally abide in and by all laws they impose on the States and the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term, then go home and back to work.

8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/10.

The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves...

--- from Stand Up America USA (Facebook group)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Anyone know of a site with Obama campaign promises?

I'd like to be able to add a link to one of our sites if there's a place where someone listed Obama's campaign promises and is keeping tabs on what he's actually doing... Seems like every day I hear of another promise that he is NOT doing, in fact he's doing just the opposite and taking it to extremes worse than in the past.

Congress and Obama Show Contempt for Americans
Congress is showing contempt for the American people by excluding them from the crafting of Obamacare The president promised in his campaign he’d deliver transparency, saying, “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table” with everybody involved. Those that can’t make it would be able to see “the negotiations televised on C-SPAN.” Too bad this isn’t happening: yet another broken Obama promise...
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Hundreds of Thousands of Students Will Refuse to Speak on October 20th, as They Stand in Solidarity with Those Who are Killed Every Day by Abortion

/Christian Newswire/ -- Stand True, Christ-Centered Pro-life, will hold its sixth annual Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Last year students from over 4,700 campuses in 25 countries participated in the event, and Stand True expects even more this year. Last year Stand True heard back from participants about 58 girls who canceled their abortions on the day of the event due to the efforts of the students. These students stand in solidarity with each other to bring attention to the holocaust that is killing almost 4,000 babies every day in the United States alone.

"The students are speaking loud and clear; they want an end to legalized child-killing" said Bryan Kemper, President of Stand True Ministries. "We are getting thousands of e-mails, comments and internet messages from students thanking us for giving them a peaceful way to stand up and be counted."

Here are just a couple of the comments we have received from the students:

"I got one girl to not get an abortion because I took a ZERO in class for this and she started crying. She pulled me into the bathroom and told me she was pregnant and was going to have an abortion and she said because of how much this meant to me she didn't! We both sat in the bathroom and cried for a few min. and she put the baby up for adoption!"

"She's about a month or so pregnant. I have her for a couple of my classes. She kept glancing at my shirt all day and she took a flier. But she didn't say anything. Then today in 6th I was getting up and she came up to me. And in front of the whole classroom she began weeping and fell into my arms. She said she didn't want to have an abortion anymore. She said she wanted to receive Christ right there."

Students will not only remain silent but will also wear red armbands and/or red duct tape on their mouths, and distribute educational flyers to anyone who asks why they are silent. Many home-schooled students will also participate in the event by visiting local malls and other public areas to distribute flyers.

Participating students are instructed to be respectful to teachers and other officials and to speak with them when required.

"Thousands of American babies are permanently silenced every day by the violent act of abortion," said Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life. "This is a day for pro-life students to honor those children as they stay silent as an act of solidarity with these innocent victims."

"This is a way for us to challenge students of all ages to be bold advocates for the almost 4,000 pre-born who are murdered every day in our country," said Timmerie Millington of Survivors. "They have an opportunity to stand with their fellow classmates and an obligation to be a voice for the voiceless. By standing in united solidarity across the world, students everywhere can identify with the preborn children, and our silence will proclaim 'stop killing our generation!' We can and must be warriors for the preborn!"

Over the past few years many schools have tried to stop students from participating and have tried to quash their First Amendment rights. Every year, attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund defend these students and file lawsuits to protect their rights.

There is no cost to participate in the event. Flyers are available for download in PDF format at Students can also follow the event on twitter at

Legal help for students involved is available from the Alliance Defense Fund ( or 1-800-TELL-ADF).

The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is a Project of Stand True – Christ Centered Pro-life and co-sponsored by Students for Life of America, Generation Life, Priests for Life, Survivors, and
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Friday, September 25, 2009

ACORN's corporate donors backing off

Citigroup, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, US Bancorp, Wachovia, Starbucks Foundation, Ben & Jerry's are some of the donors to ACORN. Not all of them are backing off. The list of corporate donors is long... not sure how many are backing off as the article below doesn't list more than a few. For those who'd like to know more about the tentacles ACORN has into our society and business, scan down to the last link I have below. It's from "Discover the Networks" and it's fascinating.

If you saw the video of The Story of Stuff (put out by the Tides Foundation, a friend of ACORN) which trashes corporate America and big business, you might find it rather nuts that they'd have so many ties to that horrible group of nasty capitalists... But then again, ACORN, the Tides Foundation, SEIU make most businesses look like amateurs when it comes to amassing money. Pot and kettle thing, hmmm?

ACORN's corporate donors backing off
By: Kevin Mooney
Commentary Staff Writer
09/25/09 6:36 AM EDT
Corporations that have given ACORN millions of dollars over the years are now cancelling their donations in the wake of videotape revelations of employees of the infamous community organization giving advice on mortgage fraud, tax evasion, prostitution, and child sex slavery.


Grantmaker Year Amount Purpose

Arca Foundation 2006 $10,000

Tides Foundation 2005 $21,875

Barbra Streisand Foundation 2005 $7,500

California Endowment 2002 $248,200

California Wellness Foundation 2002 $200,000

James Irvine Foundation 2002 $105,000

Rosenberg Foundation 2002 $50,000

Meyer Memorial Trust 2002 $35,000

Minneapolis Foundation 2002 $25,000

New York Community Trust 2002 $11,000

James Irvine Foundation 2001 $450,000

Annie E. Casey Foundation 2001 $60,000

Rosenberg Foundation 2001 $55,000

Public Welfare Foundation 2001 $45,000

New York Community Trust 2001 $40,000

Open Society Institute 2001 $25,000

Annie E. Casey Foundation 2001 $20,000

Evelyn & Walter Jr. Haas Fund 2001 $20,000

New York Community Trust 2001 $13,600

Prince Charitable Trusts 2001 $10,000

Annie E. Casey Foundation 2000 $65,000

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation 2000 $60,000

Rosenberg Foundation 2000 $50,000

Surdna Foundation 2000 $50,000

Annie E. Casey Foundation 2000 $45,000

New York Community Trust 2000 $45,000

Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund 2000 $25,000

Annie E. Casey Foundation 2000 $20,000

Evelyn & Walter Jr. Haas Fund 2000 $20,000

Public Welfare Foundation 2000 $20,000

San Francisco Foundation 2000 $20,000

James Irvine Foundation 1999 $150,000

California Wellness Foundation 1999 $100,000

Public Welfare Foundation 1999 $90,000

Rosenberg Foundation 1999 $50,000

Annie E. Casey Foundation 1999 $30,000

Public Welfare Foundation 1999 $30,000

Annie E. Casey Foundation 1999 $25,000

Albert A. List Foundation 1999 $25,000

Saint Paul Foundation 1999 $25,000

Public Welfare Foundation 1999 $20,000

Evelyn & Walter Jr. Haas Fund 1999 $15,000

Scherman Foundation 1999 $15,000

Boston Foundation 1999 $12,500

Boston Foundation 1999 $12,500

Saint Paul Foundation 1998 $10,000

Bell Atlantic Foundation 1998 $5,000

BankBoston Charitable Foundation 1996 $50,000

J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation (formerly Chase Manhattan Foundation) 1995 $40,000

BankAmerica Foundation 1994 $115,000

BankBoston Charitable Foundation 1994 $23,000

Here's a bit from Discover the Networks:

In addition to membership fees and government grants, ACORN (and its partner group the ACORN Institute) also have received large donations from a number of charitable foundations, including but not limited to the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Minneapolis Foundation; the Open Society Institute; the Public Welfare Foundation; the Surdna Foundation; the Woods Fund of Chicago; the Scherman Foundation; the Ben and Jerry's Foundation; the Marguerite Casey Foundation; the Robin Hood Foundation; the Beldon Fund; the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; the Haymarket People’s Fund; the Streisand Foundation; the Union Bank of California Foundation; the Provident Bank Foundation; the JP Morgan Chase Foundation; the Bank of America Charitable Foundation; the US Bancorp Foundation; the PNC Foundation; the Wachovia Foundation; the Roseanne [Barr] Foundation; the Carnegie Corporation of New York; the Lear Family Foundation; the Starbucks Foundation; the Arca Foundation; the Tides Foundation; the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Trust; the Needmor Fund; the Citigroup Foundation; and the Democracy Alliance.

Between 2005 and 2008, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) contributed $7.4 million to ACORN’s national organization, state chapters and allied groups. SEIU’s single largest donation of $1.5 million went to the ACORN Community Labor Organizing Center in 2006; the union also made a $1.3 million donation to ACORN International in 2005. Other leading contributors to ACORN in recent years have been the United Food and Commercial Workers, the Longshore and Warehouse Union, the Communication Workers of America, and the National Education Association.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Boehner Responds to the President’s Remarks on Climate Change

GOP Leader: “Middle-class families and small businesses are struggling, and they shouldn’t be punished with costly legislation that will increase electricity bills, raise gasoline prices, and ship more American jobs overseas to places like China and India.”

Earlier today, President Obama spoke to a United Nations “Climate Change Summit.” House Republican Leader John Boehner made the following comment in response:

“Yesterday, President Obama’s Energy Secretary compared the American people to ‘teenage kids’ when it comes to energy policy. Earlier today, the President addressed a United Nations ‘Climate Change Summit’ in New York and touted a variation on the Democrats’ national energy tax – legislation that, according to the Administration’s own estimates, will cost families an average of $1,700 a year in higher costs. Out-of-touch Washington Democrats don’t seem to get it. Middle-class families and small businesses are struggling, and they shouldn’t be punished with costly legislation that will increase electricity bills, raise gasoline prices, and ship more American jobs overseas to places like China and India.

“There is a better solution. Republicans’ ‘all of the above’ strategy is the fastest route to a cleaner, more reliable energy future. Our legislation – the American Energy Act – will clean up the environment, lower energy costs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and create a millions of good-paying, new American jobs. That’s change we can truly believe in.”

NOTE: Last week, CBS News and other media outlets reported that a private analysis prepared by the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department estimates that the cap-and-trade national energy tax will result in an average $1,761 in increased costs for American families.

Let Employers Set Their Own Standards of Behavior and Dress

Efforts to equate being a homosexual or a transvestite with being African American or female, by providing federal civil rights protections for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," will be promoted on Capitol Hill tomorrow. The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on H.R. 3017, the "Employment Non-Discrimination Act" (ENDA).

This bill would interfere with private employers' rights to set their own standards for employment to an unprecedented degree, offering protections for a voluntary behavior (unlike those for race or sex) with no foundation in our Constitution (unlike protections for religion). While ENDA is wrong in principle, there's also little need for it.

The state of Oregon saw only 62 complaints in the first 18 months that a similar state law was in effect, which was only 2% of the total number of complaints in all categories. One man who filed a complaint had been fired for cheating on an exam and showing up late for work. One man who is not a homosexual sued based on his "perceived" orientation because colleagues criticized him for wearing earrings. And these were considered some of the stronger cases! ENDA would only invite persecution of Christians who stand up for their beliefs in the workplace. Urge your U.S. Representative to oppose H.R. 3017.

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