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Saturday, April 18, 2015

A little socialism?

The recent members meeting of the Martin 9/12 Tea Party Committee was enhanced by the presence of one of our occasional attendees, an émigré from one of the eastern European (former) Soviet Block countries. Once again we were reminded of the enduring passion with which these solidly patriotic Americans warn us of the wrongheadedness of tolerating socialist policies in our lives. Not just in politics, but in religion. Richardwurmbrand2.jpg

No one has better articulated the inevitable misery awaiting those who accept the notion that, "a little socialism" can be tolerated on our way to a better life, than the Reverend Richard Wurmbrand. Pastor Wurmbrand described the rationalization that ensued shortly after WWII when communists came into control of the government in Romania (or Rumania). All of the twisted logic we see now justifying socialist and anti-religious policy was employed back then as well. 

Pastor Wurmbrand relates to a U.S. Senate Committee in 1966 his astonishment as his fellow pastors accepted the new (1945) communist/socialist rule as an accommodation so that they could continue to tend their flock under a "benign" government watch. He was the only one to object to the new arrangement and was quickly singled out for detention and torture. But he also noted that he met his fellow church leaders much later in the same detention, undergoing the same torture (but with a much more encumbered conscience).

But as bad as the torture was, he states emphatically that, "The worst thing has been the corruption of religion." His observation was that many of the church leaders had been replaced with agents of the communist regimes.

The original reference to the government archive for this testimony has been erased, but you can find the transcript linked below to the site of the Christian Science Monitor (and our server).

Please read the testimony of Rev. Richard Wurmbrand before the U.S. Senate, Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington D.C. on Friday, May 6, 1966.

Christian Monitor - Testimony of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand

Download the document here (29 pages):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26494838/TESTIMONY%20OF%20REV%20Wurmbrand.pdf

JJM
Martin 9/12 Committee

Friday, April 10, 2015

IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS TO TRAIN ‘COMMUNITY NAVIGATORS’ IN EXEC. AMNESTY: ‘PATH TO POWER’

IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS TO TRAIN ‘COMMUNITY NAVIGATORS’ IN EXEC. AMNESTY: ‘PATH TO POWER’

by CAROLINE MAY9 Apr 2015 

A series of powerpoint presentations from the Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation sheds some light on how groups supportive of President Obama’s executive amnesty are strategizing to get people to sign up and defend the president’s actions.

“Once the applications are out, the best defense of the programs will be huge number of applications for [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] and [Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents],” reads one of the powerpoint slide.

The powerpoints are part of a curriculum for what the coalition of immigration activists calls community navigators to help prepare people up for executive amnesty.

Read the story at Breitbart.com...

News you will not see in the mainstream media

SOURCE: http://agenda21news.com/ 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The New Fundamentalism

The New Fundamentalism

by JESSE SAFFRON March 26, 2015 12:40 PM 

On Wednesday, the National Association of Scholars (NAS) released a 260-page report titled “Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism.” Authors Rachelle Peterson and Peter W. Wood say that the sustainability movement, which is the latest euphemism for the environmental movement, is about more than encouraging consumers to use less plastic water bottles and to recycle more. The movement’s intellectual underpinnings are rooted in an ideology that seeks to curb individual and economic liberty for the sake of the “common good.” 

Read more at: NationalReview.com...

Did RNC "Scripted" Rules Change Start A Civil War In The Republican Party?

Did RNC "Scripted" Rules Change Start A Civil War In The Republican Party?
Published on Aug 30, 2012
by Ben Swann

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Education Disaster SB 616 passed the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee 14 to 1


Click on the image to link to the site for Florida Citizens' Alliance, where you can take action to urge the Florida Senate to reject this disastrous bill.

SB 616 is a completely politically motivated, 70 page bill designed to protect Jeb Bush and Common Core.  It has very little redeeming value.  Here is our March 19th, 2015 testimony on this bill in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.



Friday, March 27, 2015

How Colleges Are Becoming Greenhouses for Sustainability Indoctrination

How Colleges Are Becoming Greenhouses for Sustainability Indoctrination

By  | March 25, 2015

Sustainability did not originate on the college quad, or even in faculty offices. Instead, it took form in the UN Brundtland Report and seeped into America’s consciousness slowly. The story of its ascent involves a couple, a summit, and a new idea.

In 1990, when John Kerry met Teresa Heinz at an Earth Day rally in Washington, D.C., sustainability was not part of the values commonly shared by the American public. Activists had celebrated the first Earth Day in April 1970 and prompted President Nixon to create the Environmental Protection Agency in December. These benchmarks were part of a larger environmental awakening that included the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (1969), the Clean Air Act (1970), Clean Water Act (1972), Marine Mammal Protection Act (1972), Endangered Species Act (1973), and the Safe Drinking Water Act (1974). President Nixon, more concerned with swing voters than with the merits of environmental protection, signed the bills. But under Reagan and Bush senior, environmental concerns played second or third or fourth fiddles to economic growth, international affairs, and tax policy. Sustainability was not even a well-known term.

Kerry, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, spoke at the 1990 rally, as did Mrs. Heinz’s husband, Republican Senator John Heinz from Pennsylvania. Senator Heinz introduced his colleague to his wife briefly, as the two waited to address the crowd. Senator Kerry and Mrs. Heinz met a second time in 1992, this time in Rio de Janeiro at a UN Earth Summit called to address escalating fears of climate change, the fourth in a series of UN climate talks around the world. Kerry was still a Massachusetts senator, divorced in 1988. Heinz, widowed in 1991 after her husband was killed in a helicopter crash, attended as a delegate from the U.S. State Department.

At the Earth Summit, delegates adopted a Climate Change Convention that led to the emissions-cutting Kyoto Protocol in 1997. They also developed Agenda 21, an action plan for nations, local governments, and private organizations to strengthen “sustainable development” by combating poverty, empowering women and minorities, providing food and resources for children, protecting biodiversity, conserving virgin land, and setting out educational goals to teach citizens about the importance of sustainable programs of action.

Read on at Intercollegiate Review... 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Censorship by Design: Criminalization of Child Evangelism - Part 3

Censorship by Design: Criminalization of Child Evangelism
The Hostile Christian, Part 3

Debra Rae | 24 March 2015 

 In the words of secularist Katherine Stewart, “By turning our public schools into religious battlefields, [Good News] Clubs have been detrimental to public education as a whole.”A tool of the Religious Right, these Clubs purportedly employ “evil-genius tactics” to target very young children. While slighting the “Golden Rule” (or “Royal Law,” loving one’s neighbor as self), leaders advance an ostensibly objectionable, five-year curriculum, employing heavy-handed, “draconian tactics” that emphasize sin, punishment, hell, and blind obedience.[1] 

• CEF Hostility Toward (and Damage of) Public Education—NOT!
Stewart’s book, The Good News Clubs: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children exposes this alleged, fundamentalist-Christian plot to infiltrate and then seriously damage public schools. While purportedly “in-your-face” on school grounds, child evangelists likewise are accused of leveling a “stealth” assault. That the Good News Clubs damage public education does not comport with testimonies to the contrary of principals, staff, teachers, parents, and children who know firsthand the work of Child Evangelism Fellowship.[2] 

Bible-believing Christians, Stewart insists, disdain even the concept of public education. In her thinking, their subconscious goal, driven by the Religious Right, is to “get rid of the schools altogether,” reasoning “If you can’t own it, break it. …Take the money with you and go.”[3] Again, this does not add up. What Stewart castigates as an evil “system of religious education funded by the state” precisely mirrors historical roots and development of higher education in America.[4] 

Monday, March 23, 2015

WHAT IS COMMUNISM?

WHAT IS COMMUNISM?

The term “communism” originated in France in the 1840’s but it acquired a modern meaning only in 1918 when Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, having seized power in what used to be the Russian empire, named his party Communist.

Communism is a variant of socialism. But differs from it in this important respect: while socialists believe in democracy and assume that they will come to power democratically and rule democratically, Lenin and his Communist followers did not.

On one occasion, Lenin frankly defined his government as “power that is limited by nothing, by no laws, that is restrained by absolutely no rules, that rests directly on coercion” — an excellent definition of what later came to be labeled a “totalitarian regime.”

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Censorship by Design: Criminalization of Child Evangelism - Part 2

Censorship by Design: Criminalization of Child Evangelism

Sullied Separation Principle, Part 2

 

by Debra Rae | 23 March 2015 

The unmistakably Protestant character of America’s early public schools has all but vanished, and efforts to resurrect Bible literacy in the public square are met with increasingly vehement opposition primarily driven by atheists. In their defense, naysayers are quick to play “the separation” card.

Constitutional Mandate to Separate

Whereas the Establishment Clause of our First Amendment does not require a complete separation of church and state,[1] investigative journalist Katherine Stewart insists, “Everyone benefits from maintaining religion and government separate.”[2] 

Stewart may not like it, but our Constitution ensures believers a platform from which to proclaim their message (U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1992).[3]The nation’s institutions presuppose a Supreme Being; hence, courts find no constitutional requirement for government to be hostile to religion, nor may it throw its weight against efforts to widen the scope of religious influence (Zorach v. Clausen, 1952).[4] The Court mandates accommodation, not merely tolerance; and it forbids hostility toward any (Lynch v. Donnelly, 1985; Repeated in Wallace v. Jafree, 1985).

 

Tracing “the Big Lie

Stewart bemoans erosion of her version of church-state separation: By somehow forcing the schools to subsidize and promote their religion, the Good News Clubs violate principles of the Establishment Clause of our First Amendment.[5] Not so. Stewart may be surprised to learn that church-state separation is found, not in the U.S. Constitution, but rather in Article 124 of the Constitution of the United Soviet Socialist Republic (1922-1991).”[6] In truth, repeated misspeak of “separation of church and state” is but a propaganda technique (German, Große Lüge, meaning “a big lie”) employed by Adolf Hitter.[7] You know how it goes: “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”[8] 

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Censorship by Design: Criminalization of Child Evangelism

Censorship by Design: Criminalization of Child Evangelism

First Things First, Part 1

Debra Rae | 21 March 2015

Bible literacy and good news are rare commodities in our postmodern world. Thankfully, light continues to shine, even in darkness. Since 1937, an interdenominational, nonprofit organization, Child Evangelism Fellowship, has reached over 15.6 million children worldwide with clear, age- appropriate presentation of the Gospel (“Good News”) of Jesus Christ. CEF has supported 62,393 Good News Clubs all the while helping 609 national missionaries in 93 countries stay in children’s ministry through the Sponsor-A-National program.[1]



Compliments of CEF, 190 countries have received nearly twelve million pieces of Gospel literature. Lives remarkably changed testify to its value, and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability attests to the ministry’s integrity. Nonetheless, CEF faces formidable “censorship by design” in tireless efforts of secularists to criminalize child evangelism through after-school clubs. Fashioning well-meaning CEF volunteers as pawns of the Political Right, Good News Club antagonists advance their own political agenda in the interest of “a modern secular democracy” ostensibly envisioned by our nation’s founders.[2]

First Things First: Our Founding Principles
One such Founding Father, Patrick Henry was an attorney, orator, and politician in the 1770s. Having served as first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, Henry was adamant, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."[3]

In 1812, Francis Scott Key echoed Henry’s sentiments adding, "The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction;  … he will therefore seek to establish for his country … the name of a Christian nation." Key is credited with having written lyrics for our national anthem.[4]  

   Read the remainder HERE.

Friday, March 20, 2015

PLF Atlantic Center notches another win for property rights

PLF Atlantic Center notches another win for property rights

18 March 2015 | 

This week, Florida’s Martin County Commission accepted settlement terms that leave our clients, Bob and Anita Breinig, no longer facing onerous fines and the imminent loss of their dream: their popular Flash Beach Grille restaurant in Hobe Sound. Instead, the Breinigs find themselves with their property rights intact, and they stand ready to expand their business without unreasonable interference from meddling government bureaucrats.

Just a quick (or not-so-quick) summary of the facts in case you don’t remember the details:

 

Two years ago, Robert and Anita Breinig faced every American entrepreneur’s worst nightmare when they sought to expand their restaurant: government bureaucrats bent on stopping them for no reason other than they could.

Years earlier, the Breinigs started a small catering business, which they eventually expanded into a small but locally popular restaurant, the Flash Beach Grille, in Hobe Sound, Florida.  Robert cooks and Anita manages. Success followed success until mid-2013, when they requested approval from the County for a liquor license as a step along the way towards greater success. Then things went south. 

Read the rest on the Liberty Blog...

THE CLINTON'S MASSIVE WAR CHEST DISGUISED AS A CHARITY

THE CLINTON'S MASSIVE WAR CHEST DISGUISED AS A CHARITY

by Tom DeWeese  
March 20, 2015
NewsWithViews.com

Many Americans believe Bill Clinton has spent his years away from the White House simply enjoying the good life of an ex-president. He gets a full security team; travel expense around the world; a cool presidential library equipped with full living quarters; the best tables at the fanciest eating establishments; huge speaking fees to share his own two cents worth of opinion on any given issue; he gets to show his face on television as an appointed spokesman for the latest disaster relief project; and sometimes even gets to represent the United States at some international meeting.

A fun life, certainly. But such a description in no way represents the reality of Bill Clinton’s true impact on the world since leaving the White House.

In truth, Bill Clinton has been a very busy boy, continuing to carry out the global agenda he orchestrated from the White House, and he’s doing it with funds equal to those of the GNP of a small nation. The mission for Clinton’s activities is “Global interdependence.” The other way to say it is “Global Governance,” UN style. Bill is all over the world, creating programs and policy, many times working directly with foreign governments, to bring about a one world government – at the expense of the sovereign nation he once headed.

Read the article at NewsWithViews.com... 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

STAN EVANS' BATTLE AGAINST PAGANISM AND CULTURAL MARXISM

STAN EVANS' BATTLE AGAINST PAGANISM AND CULTURAL MARXISM

By Cliff Kincaid
March 17, 2015  
NewsWithViews.com

Those who assembled on March 12 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg, Virginia, to celebrate the life of conservative thinker and writer M. Stanton Evans heard several references to his monumental 1994 work, The Theme is Freedom. This book is worth remembering and re-reading as we are being treated repeatedly to the spectacle in the media of “conservatives” endorsing gay rights and gay marriage.

In an illustration of what Stan called the “pagan ethic,” he cites on page 128 “the campaign to change societal views of homosexuality—to treat it as an ‘alternative lifestyle,’ as valid in its way as heterosexual conduct.” Stan comments, “Among other things, this is a reversion to pagan ways of thinking.” He cites acceptance of homosexuality in ancient civilizations such as Babylon and notes, “All of this was unequivocally condemned by the religion of the Bible.”

Yet, as Austin Ruse points out in his Breitbart article, “GOP Elite Ask Supreme Court to Impose Gay Marriage on America,” a brief to celebrate homosexual “marriage” as equal to traditional marriage has been submitted to the court and signed by 300 conservatives and/or Republicans, including no less than 26 former senior Mitt Romney staffers. 

Read the article on NewsWithViews.com...

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