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Friday, April 30, 2010

Fact: Obama on Illegals Fails His Oath of Office

By Rick Pearcey • April 30, 2010, 08:50 AM

Whether we a talking about a "living" Constitution or "living" borders, the real-world impact is the same: In effect, no Constitution, no borders, arbitrary law, and social chaos.

That's not good for individuals, for societies, or for nations. Not unless you like mayhem in law or mayhem along the border.

Admittedly, such mayhem could be seen by some as unfortunate but necessary crises along the way to an America really helped by people from Washington. That would include statists such as Obama, the Democrats, and too many unenlightened Republicans.  

But Americans who care about freedom, dignity, and plain old staying alive and unkidnapped may want to suggest Obama change course.

Charges of racism, etc., etc., etc., blah, blah, blah, will continue to defend the current dysfunctional, out-of-the-mainstream-of-America regime. You can count on the formerly mainstream media to do its "patriotic" duty for the motherland.

J. Robert Smith at American Thinker suggests a way to climb out of the foxholes in Texas, Arizona, and other border states and go on the offensive.

"The key to end-running Mr. Obama is to factually assert that he's failing his oath of office," Smith writes.

"To turn a blind eye to America's porous southern border makes a mockery of Mr. Obama's constitutional oath to protect and defend the United States. It flouts the nation's immigration laws, thereby undermining respect for law generally."

Smith concludes: "The charge of dereliction of duty against Mr. Obama needs to be made over and over again until it sticks to him like superglue."

Obama and his radicals despise the rules for freedom. Their arbitrary "living" values pale in comparison to the ethical facts and liberating content of the actual Declaration and actual Constitution.

That's why on questions of borders, illegal aliens, and a host of other issues, Obama & Co. must decrease if freedom in America is to increase.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Supreme Court Saves Mojave Desert Cross

By Rick Pearcey • April 29, 2010, 02:28 PM

"The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday handed a defeat to activists and other litigants whose extreme views motivate them to try to eliminate from public life almost every symbol and expression of religion," writes Brian Walsh at The Foundry.

Comment: If Christianity is reduced to merely a religious symbol, value choice, or belief system, it has effectively been removed from society and public life, no matter how many crosses you see in America, whether on private land or public property.

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Now Two Texas Lawmakers to Propose "Arizona-like" Law

By Rick Pearcey • April 29, 2010, 09:00 AM

Texas state representative Debbie Riddle of Tomball has been joined by Leo Berman of Tyler, reports Shannon Wolfson at KXAN.com.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

AG Holder: Feds May Fight Arizona on New Law

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2010, 07:38 AM

"Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the federal government may go to court to challenge Arizona's new law which makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally," reports Newsmax.

The estrangement of the people of the United States from the overweening, irresponsible, and out-of-touch (with the people, the Declaration, and the Constitution) federal government continues to grow.

We Endorse "Story Craft," by John Erickson

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2010, 07:03 AM

Human beings deserve books and other artforms (and government) that nourish them instead of merely shocking or amusing them.

This is one of many reasons to acquaint yourself and your family with Story Craft, John Erickson's great book on writing.  

Readers of The Pearcey Report might like to know that Nancy Pearcey wrote the book's Foreword and that I am honored to have been its editor. 

For more about Story Craft and the West Texas rancher-author who has sold more than 7.5 million books since his days at Harvard, see the book's website here. Here's a review. More at Amazon are here.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Video: "Bible Thumpin' Gun Totin' Capitalist Pig Owns This Joint"

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2010, 09:03 AM

Fox reports on a Jacksonville Beach, Fla., sub sandwich shop sign that is turning heads and bringing in customers. The owner is Ed Malin of Angie's Subs.

According to FoxNews radio:

Ed Malin, the owner of Angie’s Subs, was wondering where all of his money was going so he decided to do the math. After adding up the numbers, Ed discovered 65 percent of his income was going to pay taxes.

“That’s not America,” Ed told WJXT. “That’s not why I work 90 hours a week.”


Monday, April 26, 2010

"Our President Is a Moral Relativist"

By Rick Pearcey • April 26, 2010, 09:00 AM

Obama's moral relativism, says Star Parker, places him at odds with the "whole unique idea of American government." And it leads to a "political arbitrariness in which our lives and property are up for grabs."

Prayer at the Pentagon

By Rick Pearcey • April 26, 2010, 07:08 AM

OneNewsNow is reporting that "senior Army strategist and Pentagon advisor" Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis (USA-Ret.) "doesn't think evangelist Franklin Graham would've been disinvited to speak at a prayer event in Washington, DC, if George W. Bush were still in the White House."

That may well be true as a tactical political point, but it seems crucial to recognize a deeper stragetic factor at work. As I noted recently on Facebook, "Obama, the Democrats, and secularists despise Christianity and view it as merely a belief system 'of faith' where people go through their motions based on mere 'values' and goosebumps you get while singing 2nd-rate music.

"Unfortunately, much Christian cultural and political engagement parallels this weak, unbiblical concept of truth. Unfortunately, not a few churches preach and practice a kind of spirituality that reduces God to feelings, personal values, and a nonjudgmental self-help Guru in the sky.

"The information and approach we have in the Bible is totally different. Here trust is rooted in fact, God is a public figure, faith is not feeling, and ethics are not confused with 'values.' Whole people are expected to make wise decisions in light of evidential and rational truth about the real world, history, science, the human being, and so on. Evidence, not goosebumps, informs us about the facticity of whether a real Jesus rose from the dead in space and time.

"In this regard, 'Christmas Spirit in the Dirt' may be of interest. Link: http://www.pearceyreport.com/archives/2007/12/christmas_spiri.php

"If Christian 'faith' is merely a private value system or belief system, then of course it has no place in public life, for public life is where truth belongs, including the truth of facts.

"But if -- as the biblical information emphasizes -- there is a Creator who has acted and spoken in history in ways that can be verified evidentially and rationally, and which therefore is public, then of course it makes all the sense in world to give heed to what the Creator says and does. He might just know what he's talking about, and the truth he communicates, and practices, might just set a people, a culture, and a person free.

"Obama and the Democrats couldn't be happier with the 'people of faith' approach so in vogue in certain circles. For it represents preemptive surrender. Keeping Graham out of the Pentagon prayer is simply secularists taking advantage of a teachable moment, agreeing that, yes, you Christians should keep your private 'faith' in your private spiritual closet.

"If you want real humane change in our culture and politics and churches, begin acting on the information that God is a public figure and that privatized spiritual closets are too small for human beings created in his image to be free. Secular belief systems will do everything in their power to keep you locked inside. They will encourage you as a mere 'person of faith.' The humane and loving thing to do, however, is to resist and overcome.

"You might think of it as wholistic discipleship. Discipleship has always been about recovering our full humanity -- for a life of creativity, love, and truth in community with God and our fellow man. Discipleship has always been too big for mere religion, and it has never fit inside the confines of a secularistically defined prayer closet.

"In essence, the secularists have just told Graham to remain a 'person of faith' safe and sound inside a privatized religiosity not relevant to the real world of the Pentagon. In contrast, the evidentially verifiable Creator says to go out into all the world. Whether America listens to the secularists or the Creator will make all the difference in the world."

Expulsion of Christian Sparks Crackdown on Universities

By Rick Pearcey • April 26, 2010, 06:23 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WorldNetDaily:

Lawmakers in Michigan are preparing to call on the carpet leaders of taxpayer-supported universities across the state after top officials at Eastern Michigan University expelled from a counseling program a Christian student who refused to argue in support of the homosexual lifestyle.

As WND reported, trouble began for master's-program student Julea Ward when she refused to accept a client whose issue concerned a homosexual relationship.

Here is graduate student Julea Ward on YouTube.

Let's see how the formerly mainstream media "reports" on this strong, black woman who stands in the center of the enduring defining mainstream of American thought and practice. 


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Revering Reagan Not Enough

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2010, 11:54 AM

Venerating even the great Ronald Reagan will not fix what ails America, argues John W. Truslow III at American Thinker, because the "current political structure is broken." And "if the construction of the political system remains the same, then the outputs of that system will remain the same."

Therefore, Truslow writes, fixing what's broken requires more than a "three-part preoccupation with establishing a permanent majority, the cult of personality (including the veneration of President Reagan), and dubious tactics to secure required ends."

This preoccupation, he writes, "is a postmodern perversion of conservatism," and it distracts "from the core values that make conservatives critical to the sustainability of society."


Friday, April 23, 2010

Battleground: Free Speech About Leaving Islam

By Rick Pearcey • April 23, 2010, 08:26 PM

"Advertising on taxpayer-funded transit has become the latest free speech battleground -- and the the cause of freedom just won a significant victory," writes Pamela Geller at American Thinker. "The Council on American-Islamic Relations tried to defeat free speech in Miami, with the lapdog media on its side, and was just handed a major defeat."

It is encouraging to see two extremist elements inside America -- the formerly mainstream media and the hardly mainstream Council on American-Islamic Relations -- go down in defeat on this.

The one exhibits an extremism of secular authoritarianiam that places media power in the service of a fundamentally unquestioned and unlimited federal state. The other exhibits an extremism of religious authoritarianism that places political power in the hands of unquestioned and unquestionable spiritual elites upon pain of punishment or death.

In sharp contrast, the authentic and enduring American mainstream is defined by the DNA of freedom as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which affirm and protect a culture and a way of politics rooted in a rational and verifiable Creator who is the source of unalienable rights and the giver of the "blessings of liberty."

In the American mainstream, this Creator is not, as it were, a "person of faith" in the weak and non-Biblical sense of the word articulated in some ciricles today.

Instead, this Creator embraces and respects human freedom, open discussion, reason, empirical evidence, and freedom of speech. What a contrast to the closed-mindedness of secularists and pie-in-the-sky socialists and religionists who have found such comforting and exclusive sanctuaries in Hollywood, the media, the campus, the White House, and Capitol Hill today.

A healthy body politic will of course work to remove extremist cancers against human freedom and human dignity, including any GOP or Democrat politician who swears an oath to defend the Constitution but who in his worldview and political activity works tirelessly to undermine and replace it and, thereby, freedom.

That's what voting and political engagement in 2010 and thereafter is all about: A peaceful advance against the regressive forces of reaction that fear freedom from tyranny (of course, they market their slavery as "equality," "diversity," "tolerance," and other forms of bait on the hook). 

Out-of-the-American-mainstream extremists such as Obama, the Democrats, and their fellow travelers must decrease if freedom for humanity liberated by the Creator of the Declaration is to increase.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

From Woodstock to Civility Claptrap

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2010, 08:31 AM

George Neumayr writes at American Spectator:

To see Alinskyites, radical intellectuals, and Woodstock yuppies lecturing fellow Americans on the virtue of civility is tiresome but unsurprising.

No one is more authoritarian than a successful left-wing revolutionary: he rises to power by extolling dissent, then stays in power by suppressing it.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We the Tea Partiers vs. the Dogs of Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 21, 2010, 08:02 AM

The formerly mainstream media and the formerly mainstream Democrat Party are worried that uppity American citizens are not shutting up, sitting down, and otherwise allowing Barack Hussein Obama to impose his unconstitutional and anti-Declaration agenda upon their lives, their familes, and their futures.  

It's a tea party you see, and as every government school boy and girl knows, it's impolite to talk about freedom at tea parties.

Well, my friends, neighbors, and tea partiers, in "Who Let the Dogs Out?," Cindy Simpson at American Thinker spots enough hypocrisy among the formerly mainstreamers to feed an army of bloodhounds. She writes:  

Enough of the hypocritical attempts of the mainstream media and Democrats to muzzle the Tea Partiers and Republicans who openly reject this administration's policies.

Had a look a Obama's "million-mouthed dog" lately? That was the description given to David Plouffe's (Obama's campaign manager) "Organizing for America" creation in an Esquire feature last year.

In fact, human beings are not created to slavishly obey government or submit to the teleprompter techniques of political marketing programs.

Rather, our calling under God (see the Declaration of Independence, etc.)  is to speak out and otherwise resist the idolatry of government and the idolatry of pretend messiahs and their regressive, reactionary disciples in politics and media. 

And speaking of dogs and government, it may be time for "We the People" to remind the feds who is master and who is servant. Any government that does not sit, lie down, roll over, or heel at the command of "We the People," under God, is due for a little obdedience training.

Isn't that what Jefferson said? A little obedience training, now and then, is a good thing.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Obama May Apologize, But Here's a Case for the Crusades

By Rick Pearcey • April 19, 2010, 10:34 AM

In his review of God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades, by agnostic professor Rodney Stark at Baylor University, Terry Scambray writes:

Speaking in Egypt last June, President Obama apologized for an imagined American imperialism on territory that itself was gained by Islamic conquest.  The New York Times in 1999 compared the Crusades to Hitler’s atrocities.  Even Pope John Paul II joined in by apologizing for the sacking of Constantinople by crusaders in 1204.

Rodney Stark, Distinguished Professor of Social Science at Baylor, shows that such statements are serious bunk.  For, as he writes, the Crusades were defensive wars to repel the Islamic conquest of Byzantium as well as to prevent the destruction of the Holy Land. . . .

Stark, though basing his work on the very best sources, may appear to be a Catholic apologist. Yet he was raised Lutheran and considers himself an agnostic though with a desire to become a religious believer.

Professor Stark’s works are an encouraging corrective to the anti-Western constructs, sometimes called “history,” which are taught in our schools. But restoring the West’s loss of confidence and eradicating its culture of masochism will take more than his prodigious output, as deeply impressive as it is.

Minimum-Wage Democrats Refuse to Pay Interns

By Rick Pearcey • April 19, 2010, 09:33 AM

"As President Obama’s Labor Department considers cracking down on private businesses that reward interns with credit rather than cash, Capitol Hill teems with unpaid interns who keep lawmakers’ offices running," Paul Conner writes at Daily Caller.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Tea Party Patriots "Recapture Spirit of America"

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2010, 11:15 AM

From Sacramento: "Thousands of tea partiers . . . flocked to the state capitol to 'recapture the spirit of America' -- and that protest was only one of nearly 800 in cities across the nation," Chelsea Schilling reports at WorldNetDaily.

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Court Rules Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2010, 07:46 AM

"A federal district court in Wisconsin ruled on Thursday that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, a decision that has angered a constitutional law firm that filed an amicus brief defending the National Day of Prayer," reports Melanie Hunter-Omar at CNSNews.

It is important to recognize that the defining mainstream of America  -- as set forth by the Declaration and Constitution -- is that of freedom under God, not restrictions under decisions handed down by secularized courts that have lost their way.

American freedom is not protected only by the Declaration and Constitution but also by "We the People." And when courts or other expressions of governing power have estranged themselves from the Vision-for-Freedom that defines American (and human) exceptionalism, it is up to "We the People," on the basis of unalienable rights and the Creator-given blessings of liberty, to offer the appropriate and necessary correction.

This ruling is an example of a by-definition extremist federal court that has reached a decision in the oppressive secular mainstream but not in the liberating American mainstream. That's why courts like this, decisions like this, and organizations like the Freedom From Religion Foundation (which filed the case) must be resisted and overcome if America is to repeal tryanny and replace it with freedom.

Update: Don't miss this report from CNSNews, titled "Legal Experts Blast Judge's Decision: If National Day of Prayer Is Unconstitutional, the Constitution Is Unconstitutional."

Tea Time Again

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2010, 07:09 AM

One day after overtaxed Americans finished settling up with an oppressive, unconstitutional, and greedy federal government, Robert Stacy McCain at American Spectator offers a terrific roundup article on the Tea Party movement, including this about a cab driver:

Nearly half of all American households don't even pay income tax, but one who does was driving a cab in D.C. yesterday. Shewagezaw Tilahun is also a small businessman who says he sometimes puts in 17-hour days between his job as a cab driver and working at the convenience store he owns. A native of Ethiopia and a Christian who keeps an Amharic-language Bible in his cab, Tilahun voted for Obama in 2008, but said he plans to vote Republican this year.

As he drove down 15th Street toward the rally at the Washington Monument, the cabbie praised America as the "land of opportunity" and stressed the importance of hard work and education. He asked about the purpose of the Tea Party rally. Told the movement is about economic freedom and defending the Constitution, Tilahun proclaimed, "I support this idea 101 percent."

He was too busy working to attend the rally, but the cabbie's message was as powerful as any spoken from the stage.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Resist! Walkout! Make the Pro-Homosex "Day of Silence" Financially Costly

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2010, 09:51 AM

Bill Bumpas reports at OneNewsNow:

Friday is the "Day of Silence" -- an annual event organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, encouraging students to remain silent all day at school to call attention to verbal physical abuse of homosexuals. However, pro-family organizations believe it's being used to indoctrinate kids and force a pro-homosexual agenda in schools. . . .

[I]n California, where students are already inundated with a pro-homosexual message, family advocacy groups are saying enough is enough. Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, is joining several family organizations across the country in urging parents to keep their children out of school on Friday.
 
"There are a handful of laws in California that already directly or indirectly promote these lifestyles to children, and this is just the tip of the iceberg," states Thomasson. "So the walkout is waking parents up who otherwise really were asleep on this issue."

According to Thomasson, "Every child that stays home on Friday in protest will take almost $100, in California at least, from the government school system in the form of ADA -- average daily attendance funds. . . . We think that's appropriate punishment for a school district that allows homosexual indoctrination of children."

4 Tactics From the Original Tea Partiers

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2010, 08:03 AM

Joel Miller at American Spectator offers four tactics from the original American freedom-fighters that could help win the battle for liberty here in the States yet again. 

Place these four tactics in the context of the Vision-for-Freedom set forth in "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War," and you have the makings a successful "repeal and replace" not just of Obamacare tyranny but also of the anti-constitutional and anti-Declarational extremist philosophy that animates the anti-American animus of the alien regime currently occupying Capitol Hill.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Malkin: Alinsky's Avenging Angels -- Tea Party Saboteurs

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2010, 07:29 AM

In a column published at Human Events, Michelle Malkin writes:

One of the popular signs spotted at Tea Party protests across the country over the past year goes like this: "It doesn't matter what this sign says. You'll call it racism, anyway!" It's a pithy, perfect rejoinder to the fusillade of attacks that limited-government activists have weathered from their Democratic detractors and a hostile national media. Committed Alinsky-ites never let reality get in the way of a good Tea Party-bashing narrative.

The radical acolytes of Chicago's late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky also understand the importance of manufacturing demons. "Before men can act," Alinsky preached, "an issue must be polarized. Men will act when they are convinced their cause is 100 percent on the side of the angels, and that the opposition are 100 percent on the side of the devil." This explains the left's relentless campaign to sabotage the anti-tax, anti-bailout movement from Day One.

"Alinsky's avenging angels have declared open warfare on April 15," Malkin concludes. "Will they be enabled again by 'mainstream journalists' who have turned their Tea Party reporting assignments into search-and-destroy missions? The signs point to yes."

Evidence of Pain in Unborn Yields Pro-Life Victory in Nebraska

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2010, 07:09 AM

Charlie Butts reports at OneNewsNow:

A landmark law for the pro-life effort has passed in the Nebraska legislature.

Mary Spaulding Balch, director of state legislation for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), tells OneNewsNow the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is unique and sound legislation "that basically says that the unborn child at 20 weeks is capable of feeling pain and that the state of Nebraska has a compelling interest in protecting that child. And so they actually said, 'You cannot kill that child through abortion in Nebraska'."

Balch argued against the claim that unborn children cannot feel pain, as there is now substantial evidence showing that a baby indeed feels pain at that stage. She points out this is information the Supreme Court did not have in 1973 when it legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How Formerly Mainstream Media Have "Reported" on the Tea Party Movement

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2010, 08:32 AM

Rich Noyes at Newsbusters examines how the formerly mainstream media have "reported" on the Tea Party movement. Noyes writes:

While the broadcast networks seldom devolved into the juvenile name-calling and open hostility evident at the liberal cable news networks, their coverage of the Tea Party’s first year reflected a similar mindset of elitist condescension and dismissiveness.

Given how the networks have provided fawning coverage and helpful publicity to far-less consequential liberal protest movements, their negative treatment of the Tea Party is a glaring example of a media double standard.

Rather than objectively document the rise and impact of this important grassroots movement, the "news" networks instead chose to first ignore, and then deplore, the citizen army mobilizing against the unpopular policies of a liberal President and Congress.

You can examine the entire report titled "TV's Tea Party Travesty" at the Media Research Center.

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Man or Mouse? More Wobbly Republicans Against Repeal

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2010, 07:41 AM

"The latest wobbler is Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware," writes W. James Antle III at American Spectator, who is joining "fellow Republican wobbler Mark Kirk" to run for the Senate.


Monday, April 12, 2010

3 Ways to Euthanize Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • April 12, 2010, 10:58 AM

Brian Darling at Human Events explains "three ways to repeal every word of Obamacare."

New Obama Bio Strengthens Case for Authorship Fraud

By Rick Pearcey • April 12, 2010, 09:24 AM

"It surprised me to learn that David Remnick had dedicated three pages of his comprehensive new Obama biography, The Bridge, to my thesis that Bill Ayers helped Barack Obama write Obama's 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father," Jack Cashill writes at American Thinker. "It will surprise Remnick even more to learn that he has unwittingly reinforced a thesis that he set out to discredit." 

As confidants, fundraisers, marketers, and people on the inside of publishing know, just because a "household name" can read a teleprompter, give a good speech, or read radio scripts heard by millions, that doesn't mean said household name can write a book, or 20 books.

Even if the name has a law degree.

Even if other people who know better say he did.

And even if his website constantly repeats the fraud over and over again. 

Be assured, as long as a political, religious, or otherwise celebrity has staff (or contractors) well-paid for their efforts and quietude, and as long as he has others who need his hyped name to sell their books and promote their agendas, all is well, so to speak.

Yes, all is well. If you don't mind deceiving others on a daily basis, that is. And if you don't mind lying and thieving your way to the top (or to the bottom, as it were).

Meanwhile, as you hard-charge to a better and brighter future for your trumped up "legacy," you might want to remember that little bit of wisdom from a fellow crucified for living and telling the truth: "The first will be last and the last first" (Mark 10:31). 

Dysfunctional systems of celebrity and publishing are well-defended. Then comes the judgment.

Cashill's article makes his point in relation to a political figure. Just as unfortunate, similar observations could be made in regard to "Big Christianity" or "Evangelianity."

This is one reason, in my view, the impact of Christianity out into the culture, including political culture, especially Washington, D.C., is so anemic. If you "ape the world" in its mentality and methods, the world sees you coming a mile away. And laughs.

God-talk thrown on top of worldliness may fool many, including the faithful. The world, and the prince of this world, laughs.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

MSNBC Declines Among Adults 25-54

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2010, 01:49 PM

Bill Gorman at By the Numbers writes:

Reading the recent media on cable news ratings (like here, here, and here), you’d think that CNN was the only news network down on a year to year basis, but MSNBC is doing its share of declining as well.

From the first quarter of 2009 (12/29/08-03/29/09) to the first quarter of 2010 (12/28/09 – 3/28/10) i, they’ve seen notable drops across the board in the adults 25-54 demographic targeted by news advertisers.

For example,

* "The Rachel Maddow Show" is down 38%,
* "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" is down 43%," and
* "Hardball with Chris Matthews" is down 46%.

What does this mean? It means the formerly mainstream press is increasing formerly mainstream in two respects, both of which demonstrate a rejection by an increasingly aware American public.

In the first respect, the formerly mainstream media no longer accepts the worldview of the enduring and defining mainstream of America -- that is, that we are a constitutional republic founded upon a worldview where the Creator (and not the state -- or the media) is the center of gravity for human freedom.

In this regard, to the degree that the formerly mainstream press rejects the definitional center of who we are as Americans, to that degree MSNBC and the other networks are extremist in nature, more concerned with political passions promoting private agendas than with accurate, fair, and balanced reporting.

In the second respect of "mainstream" -- that is, the "mainstream" of the moment, or the sociological mainstream -- CNN, MSNBC, and Co. are losing tremendous chunks of audience share and hence are increasingly extremist vis-a-vis our present moment in history.

That so many are responding in a healthy negative fashion to the extremism of the formerly mainsteam media is excellent to see.

For it suggests that more and more Americans are recognizing these collaborationist organs of propaganda for what they are, and as result, Americans are turning elsewhere for legitimate sources of information that can be trusted, verified, and corrected when necessary -- and all without being called racists, evil-doers, and various unfortunate aspersions more suitable to homosexual bathhouses than to a people of intelligence, creativity, and human dignity.

Not only must Obama and the Democrats be repealed and replaced by constitutional government according to Declarational norms, but the same goes for Obamacare and the Obama-impassioned media. A healthy body and cultural politic will replace these usurpers, not just politically but also philosophically, so that our nation might once again move forward on the basis of the rules for freedom and not suffer continual oppression under the hammer of those regressive rules for reactionary radicals.

With Declaration freedom under God on the move -- despite the mighty efforts of the formerly mainstream media -- there's no telling who aged 25-54 might show up at the next Tea Party. One thing seems sure: People watching MSNBC will be the last to know.

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Obama's Private Army?

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2010, 09:29 AM

Henry Lamb writes at WorldNetDaily:

Who knew that Obamacare provides for a "Regular Corps" and a "Ready-Reserve Corps" of officers and individuals who are appointed by the president? Commissioned officers are subject to active duty at the call of the surgeon general. The new law provides $17.5 million in each of the first four years to recruit and train these reserves.

During his campaign, Obama said: "We cannot continue to rely only on our military.... We've got to have a civilian security force just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set."

Section 5210 of the Patient's Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) may be the beginning of Obama's civilian security force. This section amends Section 203 of the U.S. Public Health Service Act. Why it was included in the massive health-care bill is a question in search of meaningful answers. Judge Andrew Napolitano from Fox News has a few questions of his own.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Ingraham: Barney Frank May Not Run

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2010, 10:07 AM

Democrat Rep. Barney Frank may not run again, according to radio talk show host Laura Ingraham.

Speaking on her show moments ago, Ingraham says the word from a source deep in local Massachusetts politics is that Frank is eyeing retirement from office and is seeking a position at a bank.

"Pro-Life" Stupak Retiring

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2010, 09:09 AM

AP Reports:

Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan tells The Associated Press he'll retire from Congress rather than seek a 10th term this year.

Stupak has drawn stinging criticism from opponents of the recently enacted health care overhaul after leading a bloc of anti-abortion Democrats whose last-minute support was crucial to its approval by the House.

Heritage Launches Grassroots Group

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2010, 08:35 AM

"The Heritage Foundation, the largest conservative think-tank, announced Thursday it will be starting a grassroots advocacy group to actively influence legislation on Capitol Hill, in the name of free enterprise and limited government," writes Matt Hadro at Human Events.

Here's the announcement from Heritage -- and the new website of Heritage Action for America.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Watch the GOP Commit Suicide

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2010, 08:39 AM

In "Republicans Against Repeal,"  W. James Antle, III, writes at American Spectator:

Well, that didn't take long. After Democratic supermajorities rammed through their health care bill, Republicans were full of sound and fury about how this injustice will not stand. Even John McCain was on board, telling a television interviewer, "Outside the Beltway the American people are very angry and they don't like it and we are going to try to repeal this."

But in the GOP, cooler heads always prevail. What these Republican heads want to cool down is the campaign to repeal the health care takeover. Reports the Associated Press: "Top Republicans are increasingly worried that GOP candidates this fall might be burned by a fire that's roaring through the conservative base: demand for the repeal of President Barack Obama's new health care law."

Among those top Republicans are Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who "initially unfurled the 'repeal and replace' banner, only to quickly make an exception for the 'non-controversial stuff'," and "was later seen pouring cold water on the idea entirely."

Mr. Cornyn, anything in Obamacare not authorized by the U.S. Constitution is wielded by the hand of tyranny and is by definition controversial.

Then there's the defeatist remark of Sen. Bob Corker of Tenn.: "It's just not going to happen."

Mr. Corker, repeal and replace is "not going happen" only if people such as you volunteer to surrender to the forces of imposition and unfreedom. If you listen to America per se, you will learn what what's "not going to happen" is preemptive surrender to Washington-centric tyranny.

And don't forget former braveheart Rep. Mark Kirk, "who bravely vowed to 'lead the effort' to repeal the bill. Now he glumly tells a local newspaper, 'Well, we lost'."

Mr. Kirk, there's a difference between "we lost," and being a loser. Buck up, man. Get in the fight. Or else go find a pasture and nibble on federally supplied grass for the rest of your life.

This is why a movement such as the Tea Party -- the "New Resistance" -- must prevail over the impractical "pragmatic" philosophy of those, including "top Republicans," who seem inadequately committed to the rules for freedom, as expressed in the Declaration and Constitution. 

"What the New Resistance senses is that neither the single-minded secularism of the Democrats nor the double-minded imbalance of the Republicans is an adequate foundation for freedom, whether we are talking about July 1776, March 2010 or 100 years from now," I wrote in "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

For the Republican Party, this hour is another "Time for Choosing."

America today is faced with a threat to her existence that is perhaps more significant than any external attack by military forces from abroad since our Founding, including the devastation of Pearl Harbor and the cruel terror of 9/11.

In this our time of choosing, the GOP must either embrace the vision-for-freedom that energizes the enduring American mainstream, or not be surprized that freedom-loving Americans do not follow you over the cliff into oblivion, Kool-Aid land, disintegration, and the wrong side of human freedom and dignity under God.

My hope is that Republicans wake up to reaffirm who they are in their national identity and who they are in their human identity: Human beings created to resist evil, to fight for good, to demand justice, and to live exceptionally whole lives against any tyranny upon the mind and body and life of man.

And after Republicans wake up, they can share with Democrats the wisdom of not jumping off the cliff.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Machinery of Oppression: Census Used as "Gay" Gimmick

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2010, 10:19 AM

OneNewsNow reports:

Traditional marriage proponents are warning that homosexual activists and the Obama administration are once again working in concert to "manipulate" federal law.

The Associated Press reports that the Census Bureau plans to count same-sex couples who say they are married, regardless of whether they have a marriage license (see AP article). Even though only five states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex "marriages," the Census Bureau says same-sex couples should feel free to check the "husband" or "wife" boxes on the census form, rather than "unmarried partner."

According to OneNewsNow, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality "believes homosexual activists are using the census as their latest 'gimmick' to seek affirmation of their lifestyle, and he challenges Congress to 'step up' and prevent the Obama administration from promoting the 'gay' agenda by dictate."

A concern here, among many, is that we see yet another example of the rogue federal state using an arm of government (the Census Bureau) to justify the imposition upon Americans of an extremist and regressive agenda not only estranged from the enduring American mainstream but also in opposition to "nature and nature's God."

The homosexual agenda is not a "civil right" based on "equality." Rather, it is an uncivil wrong based on extremism.

And now the Census Bureau appears to be acting at the behest of propaganda aims that are both laughable and cruel, a machine of state oppression tearing away at the flesh of the American family and body politic. 

A country that violates the rules for freedom, rooted in unalienable rights as blessings from the Creator, should not be surprized that it thereby places those freedoms at risk in a dangerous world where unfreedom is the abormal norm, not the liberating exception. 

On the other hand, neither should extremists who despise the mission statement of the United States -- freedom under God -- be surprised that a free, dignifed, and creative "We the People" would just as soon stay that way.

In the face of such disrepect for the enduring American mainstream of freedom, resistance is the humane order of the day.

As tyrants at home and abroad have learned before, Americans are a friendly people. But don't mistake the politeness for the whole story. We are lions in sheep's clothing. And yet you attack.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Obama Raises White Flag Over America

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2010, 10:50 AM

"There’s a white flag flying over America this morning and it was run up the flagpole by President Barack Obama without the knowledge or permission of the American people," writes Judi McLeod at CanadaFreePress.

"Sporting a Chicago White Sox baseball cap," McLeod continues, "the Girly on the Mound of yesterday’s baseball opener went on to toss the bombshell that he will make the world a nuclear weapons free zone."

Nevada Joins Suits Against Unconstitutional Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2010, 10:22 AM

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s home state of Nevada is expected today to join 15 other states that have filed suit to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare," writes Connie Hair at Human Events.


Monday, April 5, 2010

True Scandal: 78% of Americans "Believe" in the Resurrection

By Rick Pearcey • April 5, 2010, 07:40 PM

Easter Sunday marks the "day Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, and 78 percent of Americans share that belief," according to a new Rasmussen poll, as reported by Newsmax yesterday.

This is positive news, but perhaps not entirely so. Because "belief" today is a very weak sister of the concrete and wholistic spiritual strength required of the human being at all times, but especially so in a day such as ours, so harmed by the impact of secularism upon the modern world.   

Note: The information we have from eyewitnesses is that the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is not a matter of private faith but of public fact. It is based on empirical evidence, not on private hopes and dreams. And it is part of a public orientation that has positive and humane implications for all of life, including media, science, politics, creativity, and fulfilling personal relationships.

Merely private hopes and dreams belong to pie-in-the-sky secularists such as Barack Obama, who is running around the country using emotionalism and sales gimmicks to sell (or otherwise impose) the old-time religion of socialist political mythology to the American people. Free-thinkers "red and yellow, black and white" -- all of them created in the image of God -- demand evidence and are willing to follow the evidence wherever it might lead. Even if Marx, Engels, Rev. Wright, and Preacher Obama are offended.

In stark contrast to cults of politics is the realism of the information we have from eyewitnesses of the empirically empty tomb and the empiricaly available Man from Nazareth who was alive at point A, dead as a doornail at point B, and alive again at point C. None of this is a matter of the privatized, nonbiblical, and inhumane concept of "faith" expected so much in politics, in extremist religion, and in other expressions of the secular kneejerk believism so prevalent in big city anti-existence today. 

The fact of the empirical resurrection in space and time challenges every mere belief system, no matter how large its mailing list -- or how mighty the star power of its A-List celebrity lineup. That kind of fact is superior to groundless religiousity which neverthess is an effective tool politicians employ to win friends, manipulate enemies, "heal" nations, and overthrow governments.

If 78% of Americans ever affirm and live by the resurrection as the fact of history that it is, the various regimes of pretend messiahs setting up shop in Washington, D.C., will be done with. There is but one fact-based risen Messiah, and despite what extremist fundraising letters and formerly mainstream media outlets tell you, he does not live in the White House. A manger in Bethlehem is more his style, and besides, the White House is too small in spirit.

Life lived in community with God and neighbor has little use for the merely religious, for the hardshell secularist afraid to let the faithful think for themselves outside the peer-approved political box, or for other pretenders walking to and fro, seeking whom they might devour in our moment of history.

That's what the real Resurrection is all about: The space-time facticity of life after death. Something physically shocking yet biologically reasonable as an effect the Creator and originator of life would be able to pull off because he has the power of animating being within himself. 

This scandalizes the dogma of the secularist, who when not imposing his private religion upon society is counting the number of atoms dancing atop the tip of meaninglessness. Better to grab ahold of the empirically verifiable Nazarene alive from the dead, if you too would live free and think whole.

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Limbaugh Fires Back at Obama Criticism

By Rick Pearcey • April 5, 2010, 06:52 AM

Dan Weil writes at Newsmax:

Rush Limbaugh is striking back at President Barack Obama.

On Friday, the nation's top-rated radio host hit back at Obama, saying the president isn’t telling the truth and doesn't have the support of the American people.

The controversy started Thursday, when Obama used an interview with CBS' Harry Smith to level a broadside at Limbaugh and Fox News host Glenn Beck.

Smith asked Obama if he is “aware of the level of enmity that crosses the airwaves and that people have made part of their daily conversation" about him, including being called a Nazi and socialist.

Obama shot back, "Well, I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it's pretty apparent, and it's troublesome, but keep in mind that there have been periods in American history where this kind of vitriol comes out."

Campus Communism

By Rick Pearcey • April 5, 2010, 06:44 AM

Ron Meyer writes at Human Events:

As a college student, I constantly hear about how college is supposed to be trial place for new ideas. New ideas like communism. A student government experiment at Principia College has produced some humorous and rather predictable results.

Last year, my student government decided they were going to try this new idea called "Go-Bikes." Basically, the school would have community bikes where any student could take these labeled bikes wherever they needed to around campus. In theory, it looked like it would make student life much easier.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Homofascist Lesbian Complains, Christian Counselor Fired

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2010, 02:55 PM

Apart From Innumerable Examples Like This, Homosexed Activists Of Course Have No Agenda: "Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is appealing a court decision involving a Georgia counselor who claims to have been wrongfully fired," reports OneNewsNow.

"Marcia Walden is a licensed counselor who referred a lesbian to someone else for counseling because of her religious beliefs," continues OneNewsNow. "A complaint was filed, and within two weeks, Walden was fired. Her attorney says an appeal is in the works."

When "civil rights" are ripped away from their legitimate origin in the Creator, who is the source of unalienable rights and the blessings of liberty, they becomes twisted into tools of totalitarianism and harsh masters in the machinery of oppression.

Contra comrade Obama's around-the-country sales pitch this week, with each passing day, cracks in the earth and asteroids from above are alternatively swallowing up and destroying the freedom and dignity that are the birthright of exceptional Americans and exceptional human beings around the globe.

There is no alternative for a free people but to resist. Freedom cannot tolerate oppression. So, again, Pretty please, Mr. Obama and Co., stop being mean.

Incivility, on Schedule

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2010, 12:29 PM

Timing Is Everything: Anybody noticing that "incivility" news has suddenly racheted up lately, just in time to change the subject away from Obamacare tyranny?

Most Pernicious Source of Anti-Americanism Today?

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2010, 11:29 AM

How would you answer the question below?

The most pernicious anti-Americanism today originates in which of the following?

a) Ahmadinejad's Iran
b) Chavez's Venezuela
c) Obama's White House

Marxism in Amerika

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2010, 09:48 AM

In a column titled, "Doing the Socialists' Bidding," Henry Lamb writes at WorldNetDaily:

People who follow the teaching of Buddha are called Buddhists. People who follow the teaching of Christ are called Christians. People who follow the teaching of Karl Marx are called Marxists, except in the United States, where they prefer to be called Democrats.

Lamb supports his case by noting how the policies of Obama & Co. line up with the platform of the Socialist Party USA -- on matters such as healthcare, energy, natural resources, climate change, financial institutions, unions, etc., all purposely jammed down the throats of America's future by means of the public "education" system.

"Marxism in a free society is like a cancer," Lamb warns. "It grows and spreads and infiltrates every facet of society, always demanding more taxes to provide universal health care, a living wage, adequate housing, education and other entitlements, until eventually, there are no more taxes to take."

How shall we break free of Marx and Obama? "The only cure for Marxist cancer is radical surgery," Lamb concludes. "The first of two necessary operations is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2010."

Obama and Marx must be repealed -- and then replaced by the Declaration, the Constitution, and "We the People," under God, just as the Founders understood. The Creator's rules for freedom are intellectualy, morally, and politically superior to the rules for radicals and the resulting unfreedom. Thereby we toss the horse and rider of unfreedom into the sea. 

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Congressman: "I Don't Worry About the Constitution"

By Rick Pearcey • April 2, 2010, 10:46 AM

Except for that part about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." But wait -- that's in the Declaration of Independence. Not the Constitution. Here it is on YouTube.

This performance by Illinois Rep. Phil Hare -- who is clearly, sadly, tragically, a liar -- should send shivers up and down your spine. That is, if you care about the "little guy." If you care about "the least of these." If you care about the poor and oppressed who face an ever-growing federal establishment of intrusion and greed for power.

Clearly a liar? Such strong language. How dare we utter such a word?

It's called realism. About humanity. About life in a broken world. If you want to live in freedom and dignity.

It's like this, friends: Mr. Hare took an oath of fidelity to the U.S. Constitution -- the rules for freedom -- but when push comes to shove, on the question of his authority, based on the Constitution, to force people to buy healthcare: "I don't know," comes the response. And: "I don't worry about the Constitution on this."

What?!

Mr. Hare may be a jolly fellow, an all-around great guy in other respects. But in regard to the defining center of his job as a representative of the the great State of Illinois in the U.S. Congress, he is an admitted liar vis-a-vis his oath to the U.S. Constitution.

That is a big deal.

Don't sugar coat this. It's tyranny. In the past, some used autobahns and Volkswagens to sell their real agenda. Others today use healthcare. Or saving the planet. In all cases, beware the Trojan horse of "sincere" tyrants who have a wonderful plan for your life. 

These people and their philosophy should be harried. These people and their philosophy should be run out of office on a rail. That's what November 2010 and thereafter is all about. Their philosophy is false and therefore destructive of human freedom and dignity.

Politeness is perferred. But there are times when rattling the tea cups may be in order -- such as when arsonists are caught red-handed burning down the house of liberty. The community needs to be alerted. The arsonists stopped in their tracks.

In many respects, we are past the time of "Pretty please, don't impose unconstitutional, tyrannical government upon me and my family."

Smoke fills the house of freedom and flames scorch her walls. The Redcoats are upon the land. That's why Paul Revere rides again.

Partisan Blood Sport: Obama From "Healer" to Hater

By Rick Pearcey • April 2, 2010, 08:33 AM

Jeannie DeAngelis observes at American Thinker that Barack Obama in seeking the presidency "disguised" himself as a "herald of unanimity," but the man in the flesh in office reveals himself as a despiser of resistance to his agenda to "fundamentally transform" America. 

Obama ascended to office upon a pledge to "enforce a new tone in politics," DeAngelis writes, but "the president instead infused life into the political arena with unprecedented cynicism and unmatched condescension."

DeAngelis concludes, "The president of the 'United' States has instigated a new level of partisansip and breathed dissension into a political fight poised to extend far beyond the arena where blood sport was once safely confined."

Lesson of the day: Obama comes not to heal, but to conquer. He has to, for his worldview is in essential alienation from that of the mainstream mission statement of the United States as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, which Obama has taken an oath to uphold.

Talk of bi-partisanship and healing is pleasant. But it is a distraction from what truly animates this politician and is a diversion from understanding the fundamentally un-American, inhumane, and unfree direction in which he is trying to force our nation to follow, against the Constitution, against the presidential oath of office, and against the consent of "We the People."

America per se resists this alien imposition, and no one should be suprised that this resistance Obama "the healer" hates. Talk of bipartisanship and healing is the hype that lets the enemy inside the gates.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Not Counting Abortion, "Most Prolific" Serial Killer in U.S. Gets Death Penalty

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2010, 04:36 PM

The U.K. Daily Mail has a story about "unrepentant" U.S. serial killer Rodney Alcala. Police fear he may have killed 130 people. Women and girls. What sick inhumanity.

Planned Parenthood has the story about "unrepentant" abortionists whose "prolific" and grisly slaughter make Mr. Alcala look like your family doctor on a bad-hair day. That is, if human beings, as scientism and abortionists instruct, have no intrinsic value, or not enough intrinsic value to outweigh the "choice" of the oppressor.

The evil and horror of Alcala's deeds are not to be minimized. The evil and horror of abortionists equally are not to be glorified. Or funded. Or in any way permitted. By a civilized and humane society, in any case.

And by the way, Mr. Obama, these obscene abortion killings yield obscene profits. The ground screams with the blood and tissue of "the least of these," sir. Do you hear the screams in the night? They are just outside the door.

Democrats Hiding From Rising Anger Over Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2010, 04:01 PM

"The week after passing landmark healthcare reform and handing President Barack Obama an important victory, members of the U.S. Congress returned to their home districts for a recess to face constituents and justify their votes after the bruising legislative battle," reports Reuters.

"While Obama made flying visits across the country to tout the new legislation," the Reuters story continues, "a number of key Democrats, who led the charge for healthcare reform, seemed to keep a low profile and are doing little to beat the drum."

Forgotten Study: Abuse in Schools 100 Times Worse Than by Priests

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2010, 03:35 PM

As a corrective to the formerly mainstream media comes this report from LifeSiteNews:

In the last several weeks such a quantity of ink has been spilled in newspapers across the globe about the priestly sex abuse scandals, that a casual reader might be forgiven for thinking that Catholic priests are the worst and most common perpetrators of child sex abuse.

But according to Charol Shakeshaft, the researcher of a little-remembered 2004 study prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, "the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests."

After effectively disappearing from the radar, Shakeshaft’s study is now being revisited by commentators seeking to restore a sense of proportion to the mainstream coverage of the Church scandal.

State-Based Recall of Senators Constitutional?

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2010, 03:13 PM

Writing at American Thinker, lawyer John Armor argues, "Recall is constitutional."

Preacher: TVs, Bicycles, Cars for Church Attendance "Not Really a Bribe"

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2010, 10:02 AM

"A Texas pastor is offering more than $2 million worth of giveaways to people who attend Easter worship services this Sunday," reports AP.

According to AP: 

Rev. Bil Cornelius is senior pastor of Bay Area Fellowship Church, which meets at seven locations in and around Corpus Christi. He says every individual or family will receive $300 in gift certificates from local businesses, and drawings will be held at every service to give away cars, flat-screen TVs, laptop computers, and furniture. . . .

"It's really not a bribe," [Cornelius] explains. "It's more of a giant illustration."

In Other Words, Gimme That Old Time Marketing: If you can just out-Oprah Oprah (known for her giveaways), then Christianity must be true, worthy of commitment, people will come to your show, and the gospel of giveaways shall be preached unto the ends of the earth. 

And, ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, the inside word at "Spirit Buzz" has it that next week the Church of Ed Sullivan will present The Senior Men's Choir rapping their latest hit, "Jesus Is My Girlfriend." (By the way, 780,000 souls made "decisions for Christ" during the Senior Men's most recent 3-week tour around the world, as indicated by increased mailing lists and other fundraising dynamics.)

Plus: A famed radio and Christian worldview "thinker" with a stirring life story will personally share how you can have your very own quiet times with him. That's right. Join in as he reads via Jumbotron from "his" newest book (the 38th from this gifted modern prophet who has talked -- and prayed -- with the president), written by a well-paid, dedicated staff mining work done by contract writers over the years, other conference speakers who need him to help sell their books, and by others you've never heard of and never will (as the Lord blesses).

And, my friends, don't believe all those distractions about evangelicals all too comfortable with President George W. Bush to critique him biblically and thereby helping open the door to King Barack Obama of the Church of the Living Constitution. Yes, my nuanced friends, kill two birds with one stone: Resist Satanic distractions and get a free book in the presence of a humble Christan celebrity author (so to speak).

And remember: It's not a bribe, it's not fleshly marketing, and it's "not aping the world." We're too sincere for that, and maybe doubters ought to reexamine their prayer life and generally get onboard with the program. Lest we have a problem.

Please check Comcast or your local cable provider for service times and broadcasts directly into the loving convenience of your very own livingroom.

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