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is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato
Friday, November 10, 2006
Wal-Mart Contributes 5% Of Online Sales To Homosexual Group
Wal-Mart has agreed to automatically donate 5% of online sales directly to the Washington DC Community Center for Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender People. The cash donation will come from online purchases made at Wal-Mart through the homosexual group's Web site. This move follows Wal-Mart's joining the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and agreeing to give generous financial help to that organization.
Wal-Mart also gave a generous cash donation to the Northwest Arkansas Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center, helping to provide a place where homosexuals can come together to "socialize." Many observers feel it would have been a wise business decision for Wal-Mart to remain neutral in the cultural battle over homosexual marriage. But this was an ideological decision by Wal-Mart - not a business decision. Read More
Lame-duck U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-RI, said the congressional election confirmed his opposition to U.N. Ambassador John Bolton. Bush named Bolton in a one-year recess appointment that ends in December. Chafee's refusal to join other Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in voting the nomination out of committee appears to effectively dooms Bolton's chance of confirmation. Chafee said, "On Tuesday, the American people sent a clear message of dissatisfaction with the foreign policy approach of the Bush administration. To confirm Mr. Bolton to the position of U.N. ambassador would fly in the face of the clear consensus of the country that a new direction is called for." Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., the committee's presumptive chairman in the next term, said Bolton's nomination is "going nowhere."
Nov. 9, 2006 - President Bush sent the nomination of John Bolton to be U.N. Ambassador to the Senate. Ambassador Bolton has been serving as U.N. Ambassador since President Bush made a recess appointment earlier this year. Let's see what Congress does with this one -again!
America is Great - After-Thoughts about the Election
This election has caused me to marvel at our Constitution and our way of government. We have just been through a revolution and yet there was no bloodshed. Some may have been mad, cried, been depressed, got drunk, etc. but no one was killed. In the Ivory Coast, they are having a revolution over who is going to be in the leadership of that country. Some were not happy with the results of a majority vote so they caused bloodshed, forced people out of their homes, in some places it is unsafe to travel, in some places thugs have taken control, the countryside savaged, people have had their businesses stolen and their money confiscated. History is replete with examples of atrocities which occurred over the change of leadership such as following the French Revolution many people including King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were beheaded and even in England these things occurred until, under the influence of the evangelist Charles Wesley, they had what was called "a bloodless revolution" because the gospel took hold causing the leadership to change peacefully.
Tuesday our Congressional leadership changed, but our lives and our government are still intact. By Rev. Sheldon Traditional Values Coalition 9/11/06
I am well aware how much each and every one of you dedicated yourselves to this cause, and I know that yesterday's results included many disappointments. On behalf of the President and the Party, I thank you. Our messages of expanding freedom at home and defending freedom abroad persist as the right answers for our nation. Indeed, many of the Democrats who won yesterday embraced our platform and our values. Last night, however, the voters sent a message, and we need to make sure we receive that message loud and clear. We need to recommit ourselves to conservative reform. Our leaders must work to provide bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing our country, and demonstrate the highest standards that our Party expects and the nation deserves.
Our party is built on ideas and values that transcend any one election. The principles of Lincoln and Reagan remain alive and well in the policies of our President, and will persist in the face of a loyal Democratic opposition, as they did throughout the Gipper's two terms. We will recruit a new generation of candidates, continue to improve our party's operations, bring new faces and voices into our party, and reengage in the battle for our countrymen's hearts and minds, stronger than ever.
Your commitment is about more than politics. It is about more than Party. It is about our philosophy, our nation, and our future. So please accept the thanks of a grateful President and a grateful party. It's time to regroup. And then let's get back to work. Ken MehlmanChairman, Republican National Committee 11/8/06
by Phyllis Schlafly, November 8, 2006Same-sex marriage is not the only goal of the gay rights movement. It's becoming clear that another goal is the suppression of Americans' First Amendment right to criticize the gay agenda. The gay lobby tried a broadside attempt to censor criticism by passing a national "hate crimes" law. Fortunately, Congress didn't pass that law, but gay activists are obviously trying to achieve much the same effect through political pressure and intimidation.
Scott Bloch, the head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) in the Bush Administration, has been targeted for termination because he removed "sexual orientation" from the list of anti-discrimination laws protecting employment at federal agencies. Bloch discovered that his Clinton-appointed predecessor, Elaine Kaplan, had unilaterally inserted "sexual orientation" in the list without any statutory authorization, so he removed it. The gay lobby retaliated, instigating five investigations against Bloch. After all five cleared him of any wrongdoing, the response by the gay lobby was to initiate a sixth investigation. Reportedly, Bloch has privately been told to resign, twice suggesting that he might be fired if he doesn't. Letters from supporters caused the White House to back off before the election, but it is apparent that the Bush Administration has no stomach for this fight and hopes Bloch will go quietly. ...
Taking their demands for censorship into the courts, the gays have been winning. After the Poway High School near San Diego endorsed the gay project called "Day of Silence," the Ninth Circuit upheld the school in forbidding student Tyler Harper to wear a T-shirt with the words "homosexuality is shameful, Romans 1:27." The dissenting judge pointed out the intolerance of those who claim they want tolerance for minority views. But Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who sided with the school, wrote that Tyler's defenders "still don't get the message." I am getting the message: for Judge Reinhardt, gay rights means intolerance for free speech. Clinton apologists once defended his scandalous conduct by saying it was "only about sex." It's increasingly clear that the gay ideology is about far more than sex; it assaults our fundamental right to free speech.Read More
Pro-Life - Traditional Values Candidates lose Arkansas State Elections
Democrats candidates supported by a platform that removed the definition of traditional marriage swept the races for State offices. Many of these candidates supported civil unions for gays and allowing gays to be able to adopt children. Expansion of government and increased taxes will most likely continue to stifle growth in Arkansas. Election reform is doubtful. Based on the financial support received by these candidates and their identified areas of special interest, citizens can expect utility rate increases, expansion of control by Little Rock over the State election process, increased control of county property real estate assessments, and the advancement of the Lottery to fund education in Arkansas.
Arkansas now has more ties to the liberal northeast and the westcoast than the rest of Dixie. Although many conservative democrats are also celebrating the return of total Democrat control of State offices, they will eventually awake to the truth that their beloved party has in fact been taken over and changed and exists no more. It has been hijacked by the liberal left. Conservative pro-family democrats will have to decide whether to stick their "head in the sand" and ignore what is going on in their party, compromise their beliefs to be actively involved, or eventually leave their party.
One wonders, where Arkansas is destined when so many of our new state leaders do not publically support traditional family values and Biblical foundational truths?
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in midterm elections and won at least four of the six seats needed to seize the Senate. Wednesday, Democrats had picked up 28 House seats, defeating Republican incumbents in Florida and New Hampshire. The Senate hangs on the outcome of races involving Republican incumbents in Virginia and Montana. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., trailed by a few thousand votes ahead of a possible recount in a tight race against Democrat Jim Webb. And Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., was narrowly trailing Democrat Jim Tester. Read More
Arkansas democrat candidates won all State offices returning Arkansas to the one party representation that existed before the current administration. Republican Governor Huckabee, a popular governor, was term limited and Lt. Governor Win Rockefeller died this year.
Continue to pray for this election. Pray for two very important things, 1) that people vote with a clear mind and that they vote their views and values, and 2) pray that when its time to count the votes, there is no voter fraud, and that all votes are counted fairly and accurately. If you haven't already done so, please go vote today.
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