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"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." The Romans 15:4 Project
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Knights and Ladies,

“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar - when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene - during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert.”
Luke 3:1-2

I love Dr. Luke’s Gospel. The historical accuracy can’t be denied!

As Eric Lyons notes in “Born Among History” discussing the historical evidence of events recorded in Acts 12:20-23, “Over the past 1,900 years, the Bible has been examined more critically than any other book in the world, and yet it repeatedly is found to be historically accurate. Such accuracy surely gives the skeptic something important to consider in his examination of Scripture.”
(http://www.apologeticspress.org/articles/1853)

Sunday, August 30, 2009 - Luke 7
Monday - Luke 8
Tuesday - Luke 9
Wednesday - Luke 10
Thursday - Luke 11
Friday - Luke 12
Saturday - Luke 13

“The date of the beginning of John's baptism, when it was that he appeared; this is here taken notice of, which was not by the other evangelists, that the truth of the thing might be confirmed by the exact fixing of the time. . . It is dated by the reign of the Roman emperor; it was in the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar, the third of the twelve Caesars, a very bad man, given to covetousness, drunkenness, and cruelty.”
(Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary on the Bible)

“One night Daniel had a vivid dream in which he saw a great, heavenly court in session. Suddenly, he saw ‘one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven.’ Immediately this exalted figure approached the Ancient of Days and was ‘given authority, glory and sovereign power.’ Daniel goes on to say that ‘all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed’ (Daniel 7:13-14).

According to the Jewish scholar David Flusser, this passage from Daniel was considered the most potent messianic prophecy in all of Scripture. Jesus also speaks about himself as the Son of Man who will come in glory on the clouds (Mark 13:26; 14:62; Luke 21:27), a clear reference to this passage from Daniel. His audience would know exactly what he is saying.”
(Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg)

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Cash for Clunkers. . . A Really Bad Idea!

According to Dave Ramsey, "Cash for Clunkers was simply a way for broke people to buy cars that they really couldn't afford. . . The government thinks it’s going to save the American auto industry by putting broke people into cars they can’t pay for. It’s going to come back to bite them—and the rest of us—in the form of taxes galore. . . It’s morally wrong of the government to take money away from us—against our will—in the form of taxes and give that money to someone else to buy a stupid car they can’t afford in the first place! This is theft, plain and simple."
Full article: Dave's Thoughts on "Cash for Clunkers"


Financial Peace Revisited


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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Christian homeschool girl ordered to public school for "sincerely held" religious beliefs

New Hampshire Court orders Christian homeschooled girl to attend public school

The young girl, "According to ADF allied attorney John Anthony Simmons. . . is doing well socially and academically." But the court, now making personal faith decisions for us, "determined that the girl's Christian faith was a 'bit too sincerely held and must be sifted, tested by, and mixed among other worldviews."
Full Article: New Hampshire Court orders Christian homeschooled girl to attend public school

Now would be a good time to join with Parentalrights.org!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 20

Knights and Ladies,

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
Mark 14:38

“The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

How often do I know what needs to be done, but I don’t do it? Or, how often do I know what I shouldn’t do and still do it any way?

Jesus warns us to watch His example and pray, so that by abiding in the Holy Spirit, we can overcome temptation. It is another reminder that we can not do it alone, we must be in Christ and He in us. It is only by God that we are transformed!

Sunday, August 23, 2009 - Mark 16
Monday - Luke 1
Tuesday - Luke 2
Wednesday - Luke 3
Thursday - Luke 4
Friday - Luke 5
Saturday - Luke 6

“See how the sinful weakness of Christ's disciples returns, and overpowers them. What heavy clogs these bodies of ours are to our souls! But when we see trouble at the door, we should get ready for it. Alas, even believers often look at the Redeemer's sufferings in a drowsy manner, and instead of being ready to die with Christ, they are not even prepared to watch with him one hour.”
(Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Bible)

“We should view holiness and obedience to God from the perspective of our relationship with Christ, and from the perspective that we are being built up in Christ as we take in more and more of him. This approach will lead to our overcoming the flesh, self, sin and the world, but it will not be done by direct confrontation (even though we will still encounter opposition while obeying). Our own capacity will be replaced by the capacity of the Holy Spirit, and our own talents, strengths, emotions and frailties will be modulated, amplified, moderated or redirected by the indwelling Spirit. This is what Paul meant when he talked of ‘Christ [being] formed in’ the Galatians (Galatians 4:19).”
(“The War Within: Christians and Inner Conflicts” by A. C. Chukwuocha)

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(2 Timothy 3:16-17)


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Church, Beware the Seduction! President Obama 'Gets Religion'!

Will the Church and her Pastors be seduced by Obama quoting scripture?

Richard Wurmbrand, founder of what is today the Voice of the Martyrs ministry, wrote in his book "Tortured for Christ" of the communist occupation, "Once the Communists came to power, they skilfully used the means of seduction toward the Church. The language of love and the language of seduction are the same. The one who wishes a girl for a wife and the one who wishes her for only a night both say the words, 'I love you.' Jesus has told us to discern between the language of seduction and the language of love, and to know the wolves clad in sheepskin from the real sheep. Unfortunately, when the Communists came to power, thousands of priests, pastors, and ministers did not know how to discern between the two voices. . . "

I pray the church leaders are strong enough in their purpose driven focus to discern the difference today!

We can not remove ourselves from our personal responsibility to help those in need by handing the responsibility over to an oppressive government system.

Gary Bauer relates, "In a conference call organized by the usual suspects on the Religious Left – Sojourners, the National Council of Churches, the Unitarian Univeralists, etc., – Obama said passing healthcare reform was a moral obligation and he exhorted religious leaders to speak out from their pulpits in support of his agenda. The president accused opponents of healthcare reform of 'bearing false witness,' citing issues like taxpayer-subsidized abortion coverage as one example. . . I won’t accuse the president of 'bearing false witness,' but I can only assume that he is unfamiliar with the legislation. . .

Almost as bad as Obama’s hyperbole is the Left’s hypocrisy. The Bible states, “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live…” Whenever conservatives insist that our laws should protect the life of unborn children, the Left screams, “You have no right to impose your moral values on society!” But when Obama tells religious leaders that it is a moral duty to back government-run healthcare, the Left is silent and the media yawn."
Gary Bauer's End of Day Reports, 8/20/2009

I would encourage Pastors instead to speak out against any legislation that takes a human life, specially when it pays for it with public tax dollars!!!




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One nation, under God!


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke

". . . we must pray as if it all depends on God (and it does), but we must act as if it all depends on us, knowing that He can work through us to achieve His will." - Gary Bauer American Values

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." ~Samuel Adams

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin - Represents the Government, not the People

From Illinois Family Institute News:

"Illinois' U.S. Senator Dick Durbin doesn't want to hold a townhall meeting to hear from his constituents. . . 'I don't think that's a productive use of my time.'"

I've always felt in my communications with Senator Durbin that he was dictating (as a dictator would) his or the governments position to me, rather than actually listening and hearing my concerns. This just confirms the truth of it!

"In response to Durbin's resistance to listen to the voices of his constituents, AM 560 WIND will be holding a townhall meeting this Saturday, August 22, at 12 noon in Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn.

All citizens are invited to attend the meeting and share their views on the health care legislation under consideration in Congress. The meeting is being held adjacent to the offices of Sen. Durbin in hopes that he would be willing to attend, despite his objections."
Full Article: IFI News: Cisco Cotto Hosts a Townhall Meeting Because Senator Durbin Won't




No King but Jesus!
One nation, under God!


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke

". . . we must pray as if it all depends on God (and it does), but we must act as if it all depends on us, knowing that He can work through us to achieve His will." - Gary Bauer American Values

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." ~Samuel Adams

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Canada Rationing Health Care, Is That What We Want?

From Gary Bauer's End of Day Report:

Canada Rationing Care

On Monday, I reported that the current and incoming presidents of the Canadian Medical Association were warning that Canada’s socialized healthcare system was “not sustainable” and on the verge of collapse. Both are suggesting that Canadians must look to free market reforms to improve quality and eliminate waiting lines. Conservatives in America are pointing to the problems north of the border as Obama and Congress seem determined to try out Canada’s broken system here.

Once again, news from the north proves why conservatives are right to be concerned. There is a report in the Vancouver Sun that should send chills down the spine of every American. Faced with a budget shortfall, the healthcare bureaucrats in Canada’s socialized system have decided to ration care and may cancel thousands of scheduled surgeries!

With Obama’s spending producing four times the deficits of the Bush presidency, don’t think that rationing can’t happen here. It may if we turn our healthcare over to the same bureaucrats and politicians who bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, and gave us Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Post Office, which is begging to cut services now.




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Friday, August 14, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 19

Knights and Ladies,

"People were overwhelmed with amazement. 'He has done everything well,' they said. 'He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.'"
Mark 7:37

How many more signs do we need? How many more millions and billions of lives transformed by the saving power of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit do we need to see?

The eyewitnesses went to their grave proclaiming the miracles of Christ! Jesus is the Christ, the savior of all, God’s son! While there have been skeptics, even militant ones, in 2000 years the historical truth of Jesus Christ and the Bible have gone undisputed!

Jesus has promised to heal our deepest spiritual needs, forgive us, and grant eternal life. It is a free gift of grace being offered, will we accept it and be saved?

Sunday, August 16, 2009 - Mark 9
Monday - Mark 10
Tuesday - Mark 11
Wednesday - Mark 12
Thursday - Mark 13
Friday - Mark 14
Saturday - Mark 15

“The ancient Jews and the early Christians spread God's message by making copies of the original writings — and copies of copies. No one had a Xerox machine, of course, or a laser printer, so copies were made slowly and meticulously by devout scribes. These copyists were obsessed with accuracy. Every letter was carefully copied, every line checked and rechecked. Old Testament scribes counted every letter of every biblical book, and each new copy had to come out exactly right or they started over from scratch.

God in his watchfulness has allowed hundreds of these ancient copies to survive. We have fragments of copies made just a few years after the originals were written. But even with meticulous care, occasionally a word would be dropped or two letters mixed up. By comparing the manuscripts, however, we can easily determine the correct reading. Less than 1 percent of the text of the New Testament is even questioned — that's one word in 4,000! Furthermore, no major teaching of the Christian faith rests on a disputed or doubtful reading.

‘Defend the Bible? I would just as soon defend a lion. Just turn the Bible loose. It will defend itself.’ — Charles Spurgeon”
(“Christianity for Blockheads: A User-Friendly Look at What Christians Believe” by Douglas Connelly and Martin Manser)

Accept the challenge, take the quest!

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)


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Cry Out America!

America is in a Spiritual Crisis - - Your Participation Can Make a Difference!

When: September 11, 2009, Noon to 1pm
Where: The Peoria County Courthouse Plaza
Cost: Free
Contact: Mick Dobra C: 309-231-4542 { Contact Me Form }
Updates: { Peoria Co. Cry Out America! }

Rain Plans!
To Be Determined

Can you please help with the expenses of the event and outreach? If you feel moved to do so, please make checks payable to Richwoods Christian Church and make a note that it is for Cry Out America c/o Mick Dobra (mail to address below). We will need approximately $400 to offset expenses, the largest of which are printing, sound system, and outreach materials. Any donations above and beyond our expenses will be donated to VOM (The Voice of the Martyrs www.persecution.com) to aid our brothers and sisters living for Christ in nations without religious freedom.

Mail checks to:
Mick Dobra
Richwoods Christian Church
8115 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria IL 61615


Thank you and I pray in Jesus Christ’s name that God would be glorified, the faithful strengthened, and the lost saved!

62% of Christian children walk away from the faith!
61% of those that walked away regularly attended Sunday school!


The statistics are staggering! They are based on Barna research and research that Ken Ham and Britt Beemer did for their book “Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it” (www.answersingenesis.org/events/state-of-the-nation).

The first commandment is for families to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28), and the greatest commandment, quoted by Jesus, is to love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength, and how, by keeping God’s commandments upon our hearts and impressing them upon our children! (Deuteronomy 6:5-7, Matthew 22:36-40)

Without a doubt, America is in a Spiritual Crisis! And based on the statistics above, we have been falling short of our duties. Therefore, the Church in America is in great need of repentance and awakening! We must once again declare our complete dependence on Jesus Christ and humbly submit to our duty as disciples and disciple makers, particularly in our homes.

This is the overarching theme for the second year of the Peoria County Cry Out America. We will also be incorporating an outreach component to share the gospel with people around the Peoria county court house.




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American neo-Marxists Target Glenn Beck

A message from Worldview Times:

The socialists, community organizers, in the fashion of neo-Marxist Saul Alinksy, are doing just as Alinsky wrote in his book Rules for Radicals, "Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It".

The target is now Glenn Beck because he is speaking truth and exposing their radical agenda. Reportedly, 75,000 people have signed onto a petition against Beck and he has had advertisers pull their ads from his program. Sign the "Keep Glenn Beck Petition" and let Fox News Channel and Beck's advertisers know that we appreciate Beck speaking truth and helping us fight the attempt, by both parties, to implement socialism in America.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Freedom21 National Conference

A message from Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America:

10th Annual Freedom21 National Conference

Celebrating 10 Years of Advancing and Protecting the Principles of Freedom!

You are invited to the 10th Annual Freedom21 National Conference in Oklahoma City, August 13 - 15, 2009

The ideas of governance on which America is founded represent, perhaps, man's greatest achievement. The idea that government must be empowered only by the consent of the governed, is the most powerful idea about governance ever conceived. At the end of the day, it is the idea, and the system of governance, that will guide all people to healthy, happy, and prosperous lives.

But there is little to prevent the world from suffering through another century, or millennium for that matter, of the inevitable oppression that results from self-empowered government that grants, or denies, freedom and wealth to its citizens.

The mission of Freedom21 is to advance and promote the principles of freedom at every level of government.




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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pulpit Freedom Sunday 2009

Pulpit Freedom Sunday 2009 a message from David Barton of Wallbuilders Ministries:

There is great news about recent efforts to free pastors and pulpits from the threat of government interference, especially from the IRS. (No government restrictions were placed on the pulpit until 1954, when freshman U. S. Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson added a one-line provision to a Senate bill limiting the right of non-profits to engage in what had always previously been free speech.)

Last year, Alliance Defense Fund, a premier national legal group that defends the constitutional rights of Christians, organized a concerted effort to push back against this unconstitutional government intrusion. On September 28, 2008, numerous pastors participated in "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" by preaching a sermon specifically addressing the candidates running for president in light of Scriptural truths.

For example, during the presidential primaries in May 2008, the Rev. Gus Booth of Warroad Community Church in Minnesota told his congregation:

"If you are a Christian, you cannot support a candidate like Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton for president....They both support abortion and homosexual marriage, and the Scripture vehemently opposes both."

Months later, Pastor Booth preached a sermon addressing the 2008 presidential election. He then turned himself in to the IRS, sending them a copy of both sermons. The IRS has just notified Pastor Booth that it has closed the investigation against him, with no action taken! This is another of several recent cases where the IRS has closed the investigation without taking action against the church or pastor.

This year, the Alliance Defense Fund is encouraging pastors to participate in "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" on September 27, 2009. According to ADF:

(1) ADF will encourage churches and pastors to exercise their right to comment on current government officials and the issues they espouse. Every church should feel very safe in commenting on the moral strengths and weaknesses of sitting politicians and the issues they promote without endangering their tax-exempt status.

(2) Some pastors may choose to exercise their full range of constitutional rights in preaching from the pulpit in ways that may bring them into conflict with the vague standards contained in the Johnson Amendment. ADF continues to believe that the Johnson Amendment is unconstitutional as applied to prohibit any part of a pastor's speech from the pulpit. (By the way, ADF represents pastors and churches without charge should any challenge be filed against them.)

Your church can help make Pulpit Freedom Sunday a great success. Now more than ever, the church must be heard on all the vital issues of the day. Pastors should not fear the IRS when they boldly confront the moral and social questions of the day in the realm of politics. Call ADF today (800-TELL-ADF) or visit their website (www.telladf.org/church) and let them know of your church's willingness to participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday. ADF attorneys stand ready to answer your questions.

We hope you will be among hundreds of pastors who will sign up to participate in "Pulpit Freedom Sunday." Some will be addressing elections in their state or locality (e.g., Virginia, New Jersey, etc.), and others will be addressing policies being enacted by sitting politicians. Whatever the case, we strongly encourage your church to contact ADF and let them know that you will participate.

Daniel Webster rightly noted: "God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it," and the freedom of the American pulpit is a liberty worth defending. On behalf of this effort, I agree with the prayer offered by signer of the Declaration Francis Hopkinson who, when contemplating America's struggle against its oppressors, fervently uttered: "And may Heaven prosper their virtuous undertaking!"

God Bless!
David Barton


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Friday, August 07, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 18

Knights and Ladies,

"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed."Mark 1:35

I can have seasons of great prayer, but I lack routine discipline for prayer.

Jesus sets a wonderful example for us. Get up early, before the distractions of this world start nagging at us, and communicate with our Heavenly Father!

I know this example is good! On the mornings and during the seasons of life when I can actually discipline myself to get up early for prayer, I can sense God’s presence in my life better than at any other time.

There are obviously times and seasons when getting up early is not always possible, but let’s make the effort today to fit quite private prayer into our days!

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - Mark 2
Monday - Mark 3
Tuesday - Mark 4
Wednesday - Mark 5
Thursday - Mark 6
Friday - Mark 7
Saturday - Mark 8

“Though as God he was prayed to, as man he prayed. Though he was glorifying God, and doing good, in his public work, yet he found time to be alone with his Father; and thus it became him to fulfil all righteousness. Now observe, . . .

It was early, a great while before day. When others were asleep in their beds, he was praying, as a genuine Son of David, who seeks God early, and directs his prayer in the morning; nay, and at midnight will rise to give thanks.”
(Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary on the Bible)

“All the traditional disciplines, like setting aside time for prayer and fasting, keeping periods of silence, or denying ourselves certain legitimate creature comforts — these disciplines all have the same character: they are not ends in themselves, but a means of replacing faulty desires with the desire for God.

Retraining ourselves to do what is right is just like physical exercise, and we have to work at it. Paul tells us that physical exercise is good, but spiritual exercise is far more important. Sin comes naturally; holiness doesn't. It requires the constant supervision of the Holy Spirit and constant prayer, study of the Word, and discipline of the individual Christian. But soon we find we can't live without it. We hunger more for virtue than for vice.”
(“The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters
by Charles W. Colson and Harold Fickett )

Accept the challenge, take the quest!

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(2 Timothy 3:16-17)


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White House wants "informants" to rat out critics‏

A message from Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman Liberty Counsel:

I am shocked and dismayed that Barack Obama's White House is now monitoring email traffic nationwide if it opposes his government takeover of healthcare. See below and forward this to all your friends! -- Mat

Barack Obama has turned his White House "Health Reform Office" into a Chicago-style political hack machine.

Right on the White House's website, Obama's team admits that it is openly monitoring web and email "disinformation" opposing ObamaCare.

Linda Douglass, communications director for the White House Health Reform Office, is asking Americans to watch their personal emails -- even "casual conversation" -- in order to INFORM THE WHITE HOUSE OF ANYTHING "FISHY" being said about ObamaCare!

Here's the quote:

"Since we can't keep track of all of [the disinformation] here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov."

What is happening in America? Now the White House wants everyone to rat out their friends and Internet contacts if they don't happen to agree with everything the President says about the biggest socialist scheme in American history!

Meanwhile, the liberal elites in Congress are doing their best to undermine and discredit the building grassroots opposition to ObamaCare. The White House must be pretty rattled if it is asking Americans to "inform" on personal e-friends and contacts!

And Nancy Pelosi just said that Congress was in for the battle of their lives when it takes up ObamaCare in September. For once, I totally agree with the Speaker!

This new White House bullying is part of the Left's strategy to stop the grassroots revolt that has overwhelmed Congress in recent weeks. And unless we act, their chilling new tactics may be successful. . .

+ + Devastating Details of ObamaCare

While Members of Congress are complaining that the health care bill is far too long and too complex to grasp, grassroots Americans are beginning to read reviews of the bill and what they are discovering is stunning.

Our Washington, DC, office has carefully fact-checked a detailed analysis of ObamaCare and what we are verifying is absolutely shocking. ObamaCare contains...

..Healthcare rationing

..Mandated audits of the books of private companies


..A National Health ID card, complete with government access to your personal information and even your bank accounts.


..Government decisions about what healthcare benefits you can receive, even from your private employer.


..Employers required to auto-enroll all employees in ObamaCare with no options.



And of course, the implicit and completely unacceptable Abortion Mandate.
Our analysis of this bill consists of a 9-page list of its most outrageous provisions.

YOU CAN SEE THIS IMPORTANT 9-PAGE ANALYSIS ON YOUR FAX ORDER PAGE, SO PLEASE...

Go here to send your faxes to Congress and the White House, and also print out our analysis of ObamaCare and its worst provisions:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=20707&CID=297&RID=20114817

And please continue to let your voice be heard. Call your Representative and Senators today:

Rep. Schock 202-225-6201

Sen. Durbin 202-224-2152

Sen. Burris 202-224-2854


And call the White House and tell them to STOP monitoring emails and websites that oppose their socialist takeover of healthcare!

WHITE HOUSE SWITCHBOARD: 202-456-1414

Thank you and God bless you!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel




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Time to take a stand! White House is asking Americans to report fellow citizens!

It's time to take a stand! Please read the message below from Gary Bauer:

Friday, August 7, 2009
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer

Conservatives Attacked In Florida & Missouri. Is Your Town Next?

Over night in Florida and Missouri, union thugs and their leftwing allies roughed up and beat up American taxpayers who were opposing government-run healthcare. What are you going to do about it -- cower or act?

This morning on my drive into the office, a group of businessmen called me to say they have had enough, and they intend to act. They will match whatever I can raise today to help educate more Americans about the critical issues confronting our society. If you are not willing to be cowed into submission, click here to make your most generous tax-deductible gift to American Values. Your $25 gift will become $50. Your $100 gift will become $200. A $500 donation will be matched for $1,000 to AV!

In recent weeks, we’ve gotten a fair amount of messages from folks who say they are afraid and worried. I always respond by telling them not to be afraid. This is America; we enjoy great prosperity and tremendous freedom. But in the past few days, something has changed.

The White House is asking Americans to report fellow citizens who are merely exercising their First Amendment rights. And within hours of the White House saying it is going to “punch back twice as hard,” there is physical violence at town hall meetings. Watch this shocking video of a town hall meeting in Tampa, Florida. The crowd that got pushed and shoved out of the room, and the folks outside the building who couldn’t get in, far outnumbered those who were allowed to stay. Here’s a report from St. Louis, where six people were arrested for assault.

This is yet more evidence of the intolerance of the Left that has been growing for years. It has gotten to the point that no conservative can speak on a college campus without incident. Now ordinary citizens are being assaulted simply for voicing their opinions.

My friends, this is gut check time. Are the taxpayers of this nation going to let themselves be pushed around? I hope not! We need to be educating friends and family members about the importance of public policy. We need to be organizing in our churches and neighborhoods. We need to be registering new voters.

Two days ago, I told you this violence would happen. Now let me tell you what will happen in the next 60 days: The Left is going to launch a multi-million dollar blitz of negative attack ads trying to reclaim the momentum. We must make our voices heard! We will be posting a list of town hall meetings on our website shortly.

Unfortunately, I know from past experience that when I send messages like this, I always hear back from a number of critical folks asking, “Well, what do you do? Why should I give you money?” I don’t make a habit of bragging about what we do, but let me give one example.

I have spent a lot of time in recent weeks strategizing with other pro-family leaders. Acting on their input, my staff and I put together the special report with questions for your congressman on healthcare reform that we sent out last week. Other organizations, like Focus on the Family and the American Family Association, helped to distribute those questions.

As of this morning, more than one million Americans have read our report and they are effectively using them at town hall meetings. We were able to do that only because many of you have generously opened your wallets to support my efforts and the research that our staff does here.

By now, I think you are fully aware of the challenges we are confronting. I know the economy is tough. But if you are willing and able to help us fight for our values, click here now. If you can only afford $10.00, every dollar helps! Please be as generous as you can – your gift will be matched!

My friends, we must “fight the good fight.” With your prayers and support, I promise we will never stop fighting for you!

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No King but Jesus!
One nation, under God!


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke

". . . we must pray as if it all depends on God (and it does), but we must act as if it all depends on us, knowing that He can work through us to achieve His will." - Gary Bauer American Values

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." ~Samuel Adams

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