Sunday, October 31, 2010

Repealing DADT Hampers Chaplains’ Religious Freedom

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John R. Houk
© October 31, 2010

The Administration of President Barack Hussein Obama is closing in on Secular Humanist and Homosexual Activist dream in the U.S. Military; i.e. the repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).

In a relatively short amount of time in 2010 a Federal Judge repealed DADT as unconstitutional followed closely by a stay of the Federal Judge’s order by the Ninth Circuit Appellate Court until the Appeals process follows its legal rounds. Legally President BHO can DADT by a stroke of a pen; however the President already seeing a Conservative voter tilt, has elected to say Congress has to pass a repeal of DADT.

So DADT is currently in limbo with most of the MSM and American Leftists expecting the repeal as if it is set in stone. Somehow the Dem majority in the Senate did not cooperate with the Dem House’s yea vote to repeal. Those in the military that enforce law and regulations are thus in a quandary to DADT enforcement.

Whatever the reasons DADT has not been repealed and should be enforced until it is officially maintained or repealed. Weighing in the continuing DADT argument are a group of retired military Chaplains who have complained that if DADT is repealed new military regulations could challenge the First Amendment of the Free Exercise of religion among current Chaplains. Also in stating a point these retired Chaplains explain they have sent a letter of petition rather than active duty Chaplains for fear of being Court Marshaled for insubordination.

The retired Chaplains petition to President BHO and to Secretary of Defense Gates is based that on the fear of preaching homosexuality is a Biblical sin message could lead to a Chaplain Court Marshal for either disobeying regulations against speaking out against homosexuality or defying orders not to speak out against homosexuality.

This is a legitimate fear because of the powerful intermingling homosexual activists and Leftists who would jump on a bandwagon of accusing the military of allowing hate-speech and bigotry. After all, Secular Humanist/Leftist ideology had prevented Military Chaplains from paying in the name of Jesus. Navy Chaplain Lt Gordon Klingenschmitt was Court Marshaled for defying Orders forbidding him to pray in the Name of Jesus. Can you imagine if a Chaplain was Court Marshaled by the Military for the basic Christian tenet of “Praying in Jesus’ Name, then imagine what would happen to a Chaplain that followed his conviction preaching on the sin of homosexuality?

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JRH 10/31/10 (Hat Tip: Solid Snake)

Project 100

My fellow Conservative Republicans, the finality of Election 2010 is a mere few days away on November 2. You will be inundated with TV and Radio ads; political phone calls; political Newspaper and Magazine ads and of course the ever ubiquitous Internet. Along with these ads there will be pleas for donations for the cause of Conservative candidates to finance those political ads. Be sure to choose a candidate or Political Action Committee (PAC) in which the waning days of the 2010 election cycle will benefit the best.

I believe I found a good PAC to support. This one appears to be associated with Dick Morris or at least Morris was a spokesman. Check this out: Super PAC for America has a very laudable goal. That goal is called Project 100. The essence of the goal is to win 100 Congressional seats on November 2, 2010.

JRH 10/31/10
Project 100

Dick Morris Spokesman

Super PAC and its ‘Project 100’ can change America. They deserve your support.” – Dick Morris

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Achievement of fund raising goal at the time of this post: “$4,892,788”.

An Urgent Message
From the Desk of Dick Morris

We Are Approaching a Defining Moment in Our Nation's History . . .

The Decisions Made in the Days Ahead May Determine Whether Our Country Triumphantly Returns to Greatness or Staggers Closer to Collapse . . .

Your Help and Your Voice are Needed to . . .

Reclaim, Rebuild,
and Restore
Our America!

Join Your Fellow Americans to Usher in a Brighter Future for Our Nation!

Dear Fellow American:

Over the last couple of years, America has been bruised and battered.
Our $13.5 trillion federal deficit has pushed our nation to the verge of bankruptcy.
Obamacare has threatened our right to live a long and healthy life.
And the end of the Bush tax cuts, combined with drastic federal and state tax hikes, have put your wealth and retirement savings at risk.

Barack Obama's liberal agenda and "Big Government" initiatives are directly attacking the freedom, safety, and prosperity of every American.

But now is not the time to give up. Now is the time to stand up.

In these moments I'd like to remind you of the immortal words of President Ronald Reagan from his now famous 1980 Republican Convention acceptance speech:

For those who have abandoned hope, we'll restore hope and we'll welcome them into a great national crusade to make America great again!

You see, the bell hasn't rung. A knockout punch was not delivered.

We are the nation of Washington, Lincoln, and Reagan. We stand for freedom, prosperity, and independence.

And it's time we take America back.

With your help we can stand up with pride . . . dust ourselves off . . . and rebuild our nation into one that our Founding Fathers would be proud of.

America is at a Historic Crossroads.

The decisions made by not only you, but your friends, family, and neighbors on November 2 will determine the path of our nation and its future 10, 20 — even 100 years from today.

We cannot be silent. We cannot rest on our laurels.

And we certainly cannot assume that we will reclaim our nation at the voting booths — without taking necessary measures to make it a reality.

The Democrats have been launching unprecedented smear attacks against Republican and Tea Party candidates. They are drumming up their base.

And many races are becoming too close for inaction.

This is why I have joined with other national leaders in supporting the "Super PAC for America."

This is a powerful and formidable grassroots organization that will unite the citizens of this great nation.

The goal is simple — on November 2 we will stand up and change America's path for the better.

And powering this movement is a very ambitious goal.

I am calling it "Project 100."

Our plan is for the Republicans to win 100 seats in this year's congressional elections.

This is admittedly a bold goal. But with enough support very attainable.

I have studied the numbers very carefully, and we believe this can be done.

And when it happens a shockwave will resonate not only through Washington, but also around the world.

Right now the Democrats control the House of Representatives by 39 votes.

Republicans need to simply win 39 seats to gain control.

Now while the GOP gaining control of the House is positive change, it's far from an overwhelming mandate.

To fix America we need to win a very large majority to send a powerful message to the establishment.

A message that will be impossible to ignore in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

With Project 100 we will win with a very large majority.

And the positive effects will be immediate:

·       With this mandate we can repeal Obamacare.

·       We can enact successful economic reform initiatives that will put our country back on a proper financial footing and deal with the staggering debt our nation faces.

·       We can fix the immigration epidemic and secure our borders.

·       We can enhance national security and win the war on terror.

·       We can restore family values.

·       We can demand our elected officials be held accountable for their actions . . . or inactions.

That's why I am teaming up with the Super PAC for America's "Project 100."

But we need your help to realize these goals.

Here's our strategy.

As you know, there are 50 likely seats that Republicans will win this year.

Right now, the national committees and other donors are contributing heavily to these 50 Republicans in key races across the country.

These 50 races are, for the moment, the most likely winners.

Super PAC for America's approach will be even more aggressive.

We are going to select the 50 races we believe are "second-tier" races. Ones that are not on the priority list for the national committees.

Ones the Democrats thought were "safe seats."

With a relatively small amount of money spent by Super PAC for America in these districts we could win an additional 50 seats.

And this will give Republicans 100 new seats for this Congress!

Imagine how Americans will vote in these additional 50 swing districts if we clearly spell out to them how Obamacare is going to reduce their Medicare benefits.

Left in place, Obamacare will target seniors with massive cuts of over $500 billion in benefits.

And Obama will add 30 million new people to the national healthcare system. This will undoubtedly cause long waits and endanger access to doctors and hospitals.

As you know, private insurance rates are ballooning. Children and seniors are being dropped from their coverage despite what President Obama sold the public about the end of "pre-existing conditions."

And our brave men and women in the military have been left out in the cold for much of the benefit of this so-called "reform."

But besides excluding Americans, this controversial legislation is also not economically viable.

The cost of federal outlays are set to skyrocket over a trillion dollars thanks to Obamacare.

But repealing Obamacare is just one issue that will be focused on to push Congress in the Republicans' favor.

How will independent voters in swing districts feel when it is clearly explained to them that the Bush tax cuts are expiring, and they are set to get hit with the largest tax hike in history?

President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised to vote on the Bush tax cuts before they recessed.

But there has been no vote because it's been delayed until after the elections.

Typical of them, they lied.

This is because they are trying to avoid the public outcry of their true intentions until it's too late for you to do anything about it.

They hope Americans have short memories. That they will forget about the coming assault on their wealth.

But the "Project 100" will not let the citizens of this great nation forget.

I believe when independent voters hear the message we are going to send them, we are going to win 100 new Republican seats, giving Republicans a majority of over 60 votes in the new Congress!

This will not only send a powerful message to the establishment in Washington, it will also create a powerful force for change and the restoration of the Reagan agenda in Washington . . .

Less Government, Less Taxes, and Strong National Security.

These are the ideals of the Tea Party movement as well as all Reagan conservatives like you and me.

And they can become real.

The more we spend on these "safe Democratic seats" the more we put these incumbents in danger.

The Democrats will have to tie up incredible amounts of resources to defend these second-tier 50 seats that they once thought were safe.

They will not be able to help other Democrats in trouble in the first 50 seats now at risk.

In football we would call this strategy "prevent offense."

The Super PAC for America is in a Unique Position.

Because we are fighting for the issues and candidates who support the Founding Fathers' view of America there is no limit to the amount you can donate.

We are not driven by individual candidates, but a vision of how America should and can be.

The America you believe in.

The Super PAC for America is powered by average Americans who can only spare $5, $25, or $100, as well as those who can afford much more.

As I said, there is no limit to how much you can donate. And you are legally allowed to donate as an individual or as a corporation.

Our Goal Is Very Simple. In The Next Three Weeks We Are Seeking To Raise $20 Million For "Project 100."

If we divide $20 million over 50 districts it would be an expenditure of approximately $400,000 per district.

But we believe many of these districts are in small media markets where that money can go very, very far.

You can have a powerful impact in a short time. You can change the direction of our country by donating to us.

A $400,000 donation from a donor will give us one more Republican in Congress.

$100,000 will make a huge difference in our media efforts, even $50,000.

Most Americans can't afford such large donations.

Even $1,000 or $500 will help.

A donation of $250 can buy a TV ad in many districts reaching hundreds of thousands. Anything you can give will help.

With your help we can act as the guardian angel for this second-tier of 50 congressional seats that are up for grabs.

You can provide the much-needed support to these candidates by helping us flood the TV and radio airwaves.

Your donation can fortify our direct-mail and online efforts.

And by lending your financial support we can set up phone banks across America.

We can get the message out. Your message.

We can reclaim the America we know and love.

The one that has been taken from us by those who do not share our views.

President Reagan Used To Say At The End Of His Speeches:
"If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?"

I can't add anything more to his statement.

This was his call to arms. And today it's mine to you as well.

Now is the time for us to act.

Yours Sincerely,
Dick Morris
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Leftist Anti-Tea Party Propaganda in Full Swing

Shout Racist Win Debate
John R. Houk
© October 30, 2010

One of the favorite rites of Leftist propaganda is to accuse the Tea Partiers of being bigots, racists, xenophobes and religious extremists. One day I was searching for some Tea Party Movement information via Google. During the search I had a “surprise-surprise” moment of finding loads of MSM both at home and abroad the Leftist propaganda I just wrote about.

George Monbiot writing for the UK’s Guardian wrote a piece about the Tea Party Movement in America because – GASP! – People on a grassroots level are beginning to adopt the principles of less government, fiscal responsibility and less taxation. Thus Monbiot writes what he believes is a straight line from the past to the present believing Tea Partiers are well meaning dupes in which Big Business under the auspices of billionaire family Koch (Oil and Energy Business) are financing the Tea Party and a host of Conservative Think Tanks to influence lower taxation for the wealthy and Big Business. Monbiot includes historic racists and Right Wing Conspiracy Theorists (such as the John Birch Society – JBS) are the roots of today’s Tea Partiers.

Think about that oxymoronic thought: well meaning people coupled with racist Right Wing xenophobes in the same brain explosive thought pattern of Monbiot.

The Tea Party … is mostly composed of passionate, well-meaning people who think they are fighting elite power, unaware that they have been organised by the very interests they believe they are confronting. We now have powerful evidence that the movement was established and has been guided with the help of money from billionaires and big business.

Charles and David Koch own 84% of Koch Industries, the second-largest private company in the United States. It runs oil refineries, coal suppliers, chemical plants and logging firms, and turns over roughly $100bn a year; the brothers are each worth $21bn. The company has had to pay tens of millions of dollars in fines and settlements for oil and chemical spills and other industrial accidents. The Kochs want to pay less tax, keep more profits and be restrained by less regulation. Their challenge has been to persuade the people harmed by this agenda that it's good for them.

Are the Koch’s environmentally evil hurting the people they are throwing money toward? There is a good chance they are which has to make the Eco-Conspiracy Theorists (i.e. on the Left side) incomprehensibly lunatic. Left Wing Eco-Conspiracy Theorists are concerned about the carbon footprint destroying the earth ecosystem which in turn will kill the earth which will in turn kill off humanity. Who is at fault? Of course it is Big Business.

If a fair tax or a less Socialistically intrusive tax that not only benefits the profit of the rich and powerful (Left and Right by the way) but also benefits the working Middle Class because higher revenue means more money into the hands of the Working Middle Class which betters the non-rich’s quality of life as well. Is this a case of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? No! It is a case of the rich getting richer, the poor becoming better off and entrepreneur individual utilizing hard work and innovation to join the rich. Friends, this is America. Friends, this is a repudiation of a Socialistic dominated economy such as in Europe.

If the Tea Party is more about grassroots benefits, then the Koch beneficence does not connect the grassroots Tea Partiers to some nefarious design of the Koch brothers and Big Business. As to the ecology: ecological abuse that harms individuals is one of the reasons government exists. Instead of intruding in the lives of individuals government is to protect the lives of individuals. I only thing that I will agree with the Left about is that Big Business and its wealthy business elites need to be held accountable for making land and/or life dangerous for individuals. Often times the penalty needs to be a penalty above a fine that Big Business simply throws money at even if it is a temporary loss. Rather the penalty ALSO should be jail time for the people involved in directing a crime against humanity. Although the Koch’s efforts may be self-serving, the reality is Koch money is going to a movement demanding fiscal responsibility and responsible taxation rather than the failed economics of Socialism.

The connection to racism and xenophobia is amusing as well.

This section is not intended to be exhaustive or comprehensive.  The highlights presented here are drawn from scholarly studies and reporting on the movement by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Neo-Confederate Movement

In their study of the development of the neo-Confederate movement Edward Sebesta and Euan Hague identified Robert Lewis Dabney, a rather marginal 19th century theologian, when judged against his contemporaries, as “arguably the most significant early advocate of a theological perspective of the Civil War.”

Sebesta and Hague wrote, “Dabney believed that the Bible legitimated slavery, and thus opposition to slavery was tantamount to rejecting Christianity.”1

Sebesta and Hague identified a “theological war thesis, an assessment that interprets the nineteenth century CSA [Confederate States of America] to be an orthodox Christian nation and understands the 1861-1865 US Civil War to have been a theological war over the future American religiosity fought between devout Christian and heretical Union states.”2

Three key theologians and theoreticians trace their own intellectual lineage back to Dabney—the late Rousas J. Rushdoony, founder of Christian Reconstructionism at the Chalcedon Foundation; Steven Wilkins, co-founder (with history professor Michael Hill) of the racist, secessionist League of the South; and Douglas Wilson, who heads the Association of Classical and Christian Schools, the Confederation of Reformed Evangelicals, Credenda/Agenda, Canon Press, and New Saint Andrews College—all of them located in Moscow, Idaho.

Goldberg’s book has chapters on homosexuality, Intelligent Design, abstinence sex education, and the Bush administration’s faith-based initiative.  But, central to the effort to achieve their goal of re-establishing the historical revisionist interpretation of America being founded as a “Christian nation” is the “war on the courts.”  Goldberg noted that the “Christian nationalists view the courts as the last intolerable obstacle to their palingenetic dream.  Believing America to be a Christian nation, they see any ruling that contradicts their theology as de facto unconstitutional, and its enforcement tyrannical.  They’re convinced that they must destroy the judiciary’s power to liberate themselves.”  Moreover, the Christian nationalist effort to strip the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts from hearing cases related to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause “could let state governments criminalize abortion and gay sex [read vociferous advocacy of states’ rights under the Tenth Amendment].  It could sanction the reinstitution of school prayer and the teaching of creationism and permit the ever greater Christianization of the country’s social services…It could intrude into the most intimate corners of Americans’ private lives.”7 (Origins of the Tea Party Movement: Part IV-B – Paul’s Network Components; James Scaminaci III 3/23/10)

This is a typical Leftist who is actually a history revisionist claiming the Christian Right are a bunch of historical revisionists. Scaminaci hasn’t made his point yet but he working his way to connect the present day Tea Party Movement of less government and less taxation to the Confederate Southern culture sympathizers as a theologically justified war by the South who are Black Slavery enthusiasts ergo the Tea Party are racist Afro-American hating bigots.

Scaminaci sees this “Neo-Confederacy” crowd became Christian Reconstructionists. The Christian Reconstructionists are the political influence of the Christian Right. Now if you are a Christian Right kind of person (meaning you are a Values vote politically and a Believer in the inerrancy of the Bible) and you either know little to nothing at all about Christian Reconstructionism, here is a small primer:

The modern Christian Reconstructionist (sometimes called Dominionism) was founded by Rousas J. Rushdoony, a writer and theologian whose 1973 book The Institutes of Biblical Law,” denounced the modern conception of democracy as “heresy” and called for the imposition of a Calvinist government similar to that of the Puritans in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, where “"In colonial New England the covenantal concept of church and state was applied. Everyone went to church, but only a limited number had voting rights in the church and therefore the state, because there was a coincidence of church membership and citizenship. The others were no less believers, but the belief was that only the responsible must be given responsibility. One faith, one law, and one standard of justice did not mean democracy. The heresy of democracy has since then worked havoc in church and state, and it has worked towards reducing society to anarchy." [1]

In accordance with Levitical law, capital crimes in a Christian Reconstructionist society would include homosexuality, adultery, abortion, blasphemy, disobedience to one’s parents, idolatry and violation of the Sabbath. Rushdoony told Bill Moyers in 1988 that "The Bible identifies 15 crimes against the family worthy of the death penalty. Abortion is treason against the family and deserves the death penalty. Adultery is treason to the family; adulterers should be put to death. Homosexuality is treason to the family, and it too, is worthy of death." [2] This point was confirmed by Christian Reconstructionist Gary DeMar on an Atlanta Radio show during which the following exchange took place:

Gonzales: If, indeed the Reconstructionist movement ever made it in America, would you advocate these biblical principles being carried out: the execution of the adulterer, the abortionist, and the homosexual? DEMAR: I'm saying that they could be implemented, yes. [3]

Many Christian Reconstructionists advocate the reinstitution of slavery as a punishment for non-capital offenses. … (Conservapedia)

You should know Christian Reconstructionism is very small and is repudiated by most that are aware of it in the Christian Right. Most of the Christian Right may wish to have America’s Christian foundations attributed to the moral values that have made America a great nation, but I can think of no authentic Christian Right person and involved in politics who would wish the American Constitution to be amended establishing any form of Christianity as the State Church. Any State established Church would then be in a position to persecute all the other Denominations of Christianity. It is not like everyone on the Christian Right agrees absolutely with other Christian Right independent Churches or Dominations. I can see Charismatic/Pentecostals and Baptists doing some major theological clashes even though politically their positions are the same.

The many variations in Christian theology are one reason the Founding Fathers emphasized religious freedom and forbade Congress to establish a State Church. The concept was to prevent the government from meddling in the Christian religion but not Christianity from influence the government in Christian goodness and morality. The Left has a problem with that thus they have chosen to interpret the Jeffersonian phrase of “separation of Church and State” written to a Baptist Church meant the government would not get involved in Church affairs. As much as the probable Christian Deist referred to the Providence of the Creator I am convinced his concept of “separation of Church and State” did not mean Christianity should not have an influence for the good to be infused into government. Just to note to the Leftists: Jefferson’s letter to a local Baptist Church with phrase “separation of Church and State” is found NO WHERE in the United States Constitution let alone NOT in the First Amendment.

This is a huge reason most on the Christian Right deny any political ideas of Christian Reconstructionism restructuring America into a Christian nation with the enforcement of Levitical Laws that even modern Judaism abhors. The annoying appellation by the Left of the Christian Taliban for all of the Christian Right would indeed be applicable to Christian Reconstructionists.

You can see where Scaminaci is going, right? He is alluding to the Obama description of Americans who support the 2nd Amendment and to Christians that believe the Holy Bible is the Inspired Word of God.

"And it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations".  

Tea Partiers thus are the same ignorant fellows that cling to their guns, religion and have antipathy toward (illegal) immigrants.

Frank Gaffney wrote a recent article entitled, “What I Learned at the Tea Party”. I fairly confident that the likes of Monbiot and Scaminaci will erupt into fits of the accusation racism after reading Gaffney. The article is about his address at two Tea Party meetings in Houston, TX. Gaffney’s address actually had little to do with Big Government, fiscal responsibility and lower taxes. Gaffney spoke on something close to my heart that Americans (Left and Right and in between) are nearly ignorant of the very un-American culture of Islam and Sharia Law. As a Tea Partier you have to ask, “What in the world was Gaffney thinking talking about the threat of Islam to our culture, American Liberty and the U.S. Constitution?”

Here is the thing about this minority representation of modern Islam: The Muslims claiming to be moderate are more and more being influenced by the purist ideology of those Muslims described by the West and moderate Muslims as radical Islam. The intellectuals of Islamic academia residing in the Middle East are more and more accepting the tenets of radical Islam. Indeed the majority of literature flowing to Islamic schools and Mosques in America comes from the area steeped in Wahhabi/Salafi doctrine.

JRH 10/30/10

Friday, October 29, 2010

Midterm Elections SarahPAC Money Bomb

Palin Gazing from Alaska to Cap. Building
Conservatives4Palin as well as Tea Partiers who have an understanding of the meaning of the Sarah Palin phenomenon assume she will be running for President in 2012 and will the GOP nomination to defeat President Barak Hussein Obama.

My understanding of this phenomenon is that Palin has become a political icon or at least a political representation of the main components of the Tea Party Movement. Those components are:

·       Fiscal Responsibility

·       Limited Government

·       Free Market

·       Fair or less Taxation

Who better to implement Tea Party principles than Sarah Palin who has crossed the lines of the various local Tea Party organizations supporting Tea Party Conservatives (mostly GOP) to throw the Leftist bums out?

JRH 10/29/10

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Indian Wanting Coffee

This election joke was sent by a friend. It is quite humorous!

JRH 10/28/10 (Hat Tip: Vicki)
Indian Wanting Coffee:

An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand and the other hand pulling a male buffalo with the other.  He says to the waiter:


"Want coffee."

The waiter says, "Sure, Chief. Coming right up."

He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee.....

The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere and then just walks out.

The next morning the Indian returns.

He has his shotgun in one hand, pulling ANOTHER male buffalo with the other.
He walks up to the counter and says to the waiter:


"Want coffee."
The waiter says, "Whoa, Tonto!

We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday.  What was all that about, anyway?"

The Indian smiles and proudly says,


"Training for position in United States Congress.

Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave mess for others to clean up, disappear for rest of day."