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is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato
Friday, December 22, 2006
UN Global "Anti Judeo-Christian" Ed. Program in Arkansas Schools
IBO – A controversial UN Global Education Program (IBO) that conflicts with Judeo-Christian values has been established In Arkansas by SB1054 in 2005. It was slipped through the legislature with not one legislator voting against the program. The program is now being implemented in Jonesboro, Arkansas as an elementary magnet school. The program has already been implemented at Springdale, Hot Springs, and North Little Rock. IBO stands for International Baccalaureate Organization. "School board members in a Minnesota district call it anti-American and anti-Christian. In New Jersey, members of one school board argue it's a waste of money. Now, a suburban Pittsburgh school district is abolishing it over questions of politics and cost" A Reston, Va. newspaper reports: "Administrators do not tell you that the current IBO program for ages 3 through grade 12 promotes socialism, disarmament, radical environmentalism and moral relativism, while attempting to undermine Christian religious values and national sovereignty."
IBO Promotes Complete Disarmament, Praises Islam and is More Concerned With Global Values Than With Academics. For this and other UN program: Promoting international peace means total disarmament; Peace through education means the International Baccalaureate educational program; Economic and social development means making everyone and all nations equal; Respect for all human rights means respect for homosexuality, bisexual, and eventually pedophilia; Tolerance means tolerance for all religions and all sexual behavior. However, the IBO has a favorable bias toward Islam but a negative bias against the United States, Israel, and Christianity .
Parents of children in the program are reporting that "No longer are children learning the difference between capitalism and socialism. No longer are children being taught why the United States became the most powerful economic engine the world has ever known. Instead, they are being taught that with less than 5 percent of the world's population, the U.S. uses 25 percent of the world's resources and produces 25 percent of the world's pollution...." "They are being taught that the U.S. is the No. 1 terrorist nation. They are being taught that the rest of the world is mired in poverty because of the greedy capitalists in the United States."
2006 Christmas Greetings From President and Mrs. Bush
"For unto us a child is born ... and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." --Isaiah 9:6
For centuries, patient men and women listened to the words of prophets and lived in joyful expectation of the coming Messiah. Their patience was rewarded when a young virgin named Mary welcomed God's plan with great faith, and a quiet birth in a little town brought hope to the world. For more than two millennia, Christians around the world have celebrated Christmas to mark the birth of Jesus and to thank the Almighty for His grace and blessings.
In this season of giving, we also remember the universal call to love our neighbors. Millions of compassionate souls take time during the holidays to help people who are hurt, feed those who are hungry, and shelter those who need homes. Our Nation also thinks of the men and women of our military who are spending Christmas at posts and bases around the world and of the loved ones who pray for their safe return. America owes a debt of gratitude to our service members and their families.
The simple story of Christmas speaks to every generation and holds a sense of wonder and surprise. During this time of joy and peace, may we be surrounded by the love of family and friends and take time to reflect on the year ahead. Laura and I pray that this season will be a time of happiness in every home and a time of peace throughout the world. Merry Christmas.
Congressman hosts rally asking Bush to stop 'miscarriage of justice'
A Border Patrol agent sentenced to prison along with his partner for shooting and wounding a man smuggling drugs into the U.S. will appear with a congressman tomorrow at a rally asking President Bush to offer a pardon. Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, were sentenced to 12 years and 11 years, respectively, in October by U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso, Texas. Compean will be joined by family; Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R, Calif.; Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist; and members of other border-security groups such as Friends of the Border Patrol at the courthouse in Santa Ana, Calif., at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time tomorrow . . . [Click for more]
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by Terence P. Jeffrey -- As a very political year approaches an end, and a new presidential election cycle looms, it's a good time for conservatives to step back from partisan politics and reflect on their cause. What do conservatives believe? Here are 10 principles worth pondering:(1) God's Law Governs Nations as Well as Men. The Ten Commandments should not only be enshrined in our courthouses, they should be engraved in our hearts and minds as guides to all behavior, public and private. As the Founders acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence, laws and policies that violate the natural law are abuses of government power that must be resisted and reversed . . .[Click for more] Tags:Terence P. Jeffrey, conservatism, ten principles, To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service. Thanks!
Special Christmas 2006 featureby Fred Hutchison, Dec 21, 2006
Augustus Caesar's actions in Rome started a chain of events that governed the circumstances of Christ's birth in Bethlehem. Tiberius Caesar, who followed Augustus on the imperial throne, also set in motion a chain of events in Rome that led to the death of Christ in Jerusalem. We shall consider how these two events are linked.Our journey to Bethlehem this year begins in Rome during a great festival . . . [Click for more]
ABC's Behar -- GOP induced Sen Johnson's stroke & Rumsfield is Hitler Type
Just two shows after Joy Behar seriously suggested Senator Tim Johnson may have been a victim of conservative evil-doing as she speculated about whether "there such a thing as a man-made stroke? In other words, did someone do this to him?" and contended the Republican Party is capable of such a nefarious deed, "I know what this, that party is capable of," on Monday's The View, Behar quipped, in reference to Time magazine punting on a Person of the Year, that "you have to put like a Hitler type, like you put Donald Rumsfeld there or something." The audience at the ABC Daytime show booed and even Rosie O'Donnell distanced herself -- "I wouldn't have put him. That's for sure" -- prompting Behar to backtrack: "What I mean is put somebody who gets a reaction. See the reaction? Read More & Hear the Bias
Media Whine About Not Being Alerted to First Lady's Skin Cancer
Reminiscent of the high dudgeon Washington press corps reaction after a few hours passed before they were notified of Vice President Cheney's hunting accident, on Tuesday some reporters denounced the White House for failing to publicly announce how last month First Lady Laura Bush had a skin cancer growth removed from one of her legs. On FNC, Brit Hume played a montage from the daily briefing showing how journalists "demanded to know why they hadn't been told earlier." NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, for instance, asked "how was the decision reached not to disclose this publicly until questions were asked?" On the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric framed the story not around the cancer but around how the White House didn't reveal it. Read More[Editor observation: Katie in her former position built her following by sharing her concern about cancer - but now as news anchor she is more concerned with criticism than being concerned for Laura Bush having cancer.]
For years, conservatives have argued that activist judges take their cues from the ACLU. Now there's evidence that courts are taking more than cues. Last year federal Judge John Jones, who issued a long, sweeping opinion striking down Dover, Pennsylvania's policy on teaching about the evolution and intelligent design controversy, has been accused of stealing actual pages from ACLU briefs. The Discovery Institute study found that 90.9% of the 6,004-word "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law" from the ACLU lawyers appeared in the ruling. Also, that Jones reprinted a number of factual errors in his ruling that have since been retracted by the ACLU. This same Judge Jones has been hailed for his "masterful" opinion and lauded as "an outstanding thinker." Even Time magazine honored him as "one of the world's 'most influential people' in the category of 'scientists and thinkers.'" In the last four decades, some American courts have become little more than puppets of the political left. We shouldn't be surprised that these judges are bench warmers for activists--nominated not for their ability to think critically and interpret the law but for their ability to "cut and paste" from a liberal agenda.Read A Comparison of Judge Jones' Opinion in Kitzmiller v. Dover with Plaintiffs' Proposed "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law"
Andy Mayberry and his family continue their busy schedule. They have launched an new website on which they share the fun side of "life in Mayberry." Stop in an drop them a note. Check out the link to The Spirit Magazine. Thank you Andy for your well run race to replace Arkansas most liberal U.S. congressman. We wish Andy, Julie and their girls have Merry Christmas! Visit the Mayberry website
The number of clinics run by Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of abortions, has dropped to the lowest since 1987, according to a pro-life group. A new study showed that the number of Planned Parenthood's "health" clinics has dropped to 817, its lowest total in almost 20 years. That number has been dropping since 1995 when it stood at a total of 938. Read More ...
The best gift we can give at Christmas are the ones that money cannot buy. They are the gifts we give from the heart. Parents and grandparents need to remember that the gifts they buy for their children and grandchildren won't be remembered next Christmas - but the gift of their time and their love will be remembered forever.
At Christmas time and always, the greatest gift we can give is the gift of ourselves; our time; our friendship, and most of all our love. If we freely give from our hearts and remember that love is the greatest gift of all, we honor Christ's birthday which we celebrate on Christmas. And no one can steal our Christmas if we are true the real meaning of Christmas. If we all keep it well and keep it in our hearts, it will last forever. The complete essay: They Can't Steal My Christmas
Newt Gingrich (R) suggested on Sunday on "Meet The Press" that he might not run for president in 2008 if a rival has all but locked up the Republican nomination by next fall. The former House speaker from Georgia said it would not be too late for him to enter the race after next Labor Day, if he believed no candidate had a clear advantage. Read More ...
Prospective U.S. presidential candidates: "Publish or Perish"
Prospective U.S. presidential candidates has taken the old academic stricture "publish or perish" to heart.. At least eight of the prospective 2008 candidates have books scheduled for publication or that have recently been published.Read More ...Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is weighing a bid for the Republican nomination, said he hopes a book he's written, "From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 STOPS to Restoring America's Greatness(Click to review book)," will help him determine whether there's any support for his potential candidacy.
More Americans are murdered each year by illegal aliens than have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined! Can this be true? According to U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa: 12 Americans are murdered everyday by illegal aliens, and 13 people in the US are killed by illegal alien drunk drivers daily. That's 9,125 Americans per year murdered and killed! That's more than 45,625 innocent US lives cut short by illegal aliens since September 11, 2001. Read More[Editor's Comment: the above statistics were criticized by Congressman King's opponents in the lattest 2006 election. However, King was validated by his constituents and he was re-elected with a higher percentage rate (59%)than any of the other Iowa races for the US Congress.]
About 350 people paid a combined $500,000 to attend what was billed as a Christmas gala to benefit Gov. Mike Huckabee’s Virginia-based political action committee, the governor said Saturday night. The Web site for Hope for America PAC, or HAPAC, said the donations will be “seed money” to help Huckabee travel to “critical 2008 states.” People at the banquet held signs that said “Run, Mike, Run” and “Huck ’08.” Read Seth Blomeley's Arkansas Democrat Gazette article
A Gold Star Mother is urging American troops to snub Sen. John Kerry during his visit to Iraq. “I’m asking our men and women in Iraq to not allow themselves to be forced to pose with Kerry during his photo ops,” said Debra Bastian, who lost her son in Iraq in 2005. “This man is a disgrace. He should be shunned by those serving in Iraq. He is not their friend. They [the soldiers] should not be forced to pose for pictures with Kerry the way they did when Sen. Hillary Clinton visited Iraq,” she said.
The Massachusets senator is in the Middle East reportedly to meet with the presidents of Iran and Syria. While visiting Egypt, he also took a number of swipes at President Bush and his Middle East policy. While in Egypt, critics say Kerry pandered to hatred for Israel in order to score points with the Egyptians. “Kerry hasn’t changed from his days as a anti-war protester who spouted lies against his fellow soldiers,” said the angry Bastian. Read More ...
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