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Family Proclamation Prayer
Special Prayer for Today
Proclamation for America
Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Your Word declares that if we, Your people, who are called by Your
name, will humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face and turn
from our wicked ways, then will You hear from heaven and You will
forgive our sin and will heal our land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14)
Our family bows before Your sacred throne and humbly ask Your
forgiveness for the sin of idolatry! Your word demands; “Thou shalt
have no other gods before Me”, yet we have, under the banner of
pluralism and hedonism, embraced and worshipped the gods of
this world. Take us back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!
Through moral and spiritual compromise and complacency, we have
allowed our nation to conform to the ways of the world by turning
away from our spiritual roots found in Your Word.
Our silence has produced a secular nation and all nations that forget
You, shall be forsaken. We ask that You hear our cry, for we need
You, in these desperate times, to lead our family out of our politically correct
fog of constant confusion and take us back to Your moral clarity.
O Lord our God, King of the Universe, we confess that America
cannot survive without Your presence. Your statutes founded this
blessed land and we look to You, Father God, to preserve it, for
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
As commanded in scripture, we pray for all who are in authority
who govern our nation; may their decisions be led by the perfect
compass of your Holy Word which clearly discerns right from wrong.
(I Timothy 2:1-3)
O Lord our God, You have promised to raise up righteous family leaders
into high places and to remove those who have displayed unrighteous
authority. We earnestly pray that You will once again exalt the
righteous and expose the deeds of the ungodly.
America must have spiritual renewal for moral survival! In this
season of prayer, our family unites in humble heartfelt hope and ask that You
forgive us and deliver us from the folly of our transgressions. Guide
and sustain our nation as we turn from our sin and return to You,
the God of our fathers. (Psalm 51:1-17)
The time has come to declare our trust in You to heal our land.
(2 Samuel 22:2-4; Psalm 5:11-12;
We pledge to exercise our God given rights of “life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness” in voting for future leaders from the county
courthouse to the White House who obey and honor Your Word.
(Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 119:44-48;
We pledge to vote the Bible in selecting those that will govern our
country. (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)
Blessed are you, O Lord our God, for You are good and Your
mercy endures forever. We petition heaven with our united prayers
as we seek Your blessing, Your peace and Your protection for
America. (I Chronicles 16:34; Numbers 6:22-26;
Romans 15:13; Psalm 5:11)
May the Lord our God, be with us, as He was with our forefathers;
may He not leave our family or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts
to Himself, to walk in all His ways... that all peoples of the earth may
know that the Lord is God and that there is no other.
(1 Kings 8:57-60) Amen
Family RELATIONSHIP TO JESUS CHRIST
If you sense a need to accept Jesus as you Savior and Lord, now is a good time to settle this matter with God. Ask God to speak to you as you and family members read the following Scriptures:
New International Version:
I Co 2:4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit of power.
I Co 2:5 That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
Jn 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance(to the full, till it overflows.)
I Co 2:14 But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart (or his family) the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly(meaningless nonsense)to him; and he is incapable of knowing them(of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them) because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.
Ro 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Ro 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ro 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Ro 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Ro 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Ro 10:13 For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
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To place your faith in Jesus and receive His gift of eternal life you and your family, you must:
a)Recognize that God created you for a love relationship with Him. He wants you to love Him with all your being.
b)Recognize that you are a sinner and you or your family members cannot save yourselves.
c)Believe that Jesus paid a death penalty for your sin by His death on the cross and rose from the dead in victory over death.
d)Confess(agree with God about)your sins that separate you from Him.
e)Repent of your sins(turn from sin to God.)
f)Ask Jesus to save you and your family by His grace(undeserved favor.)
g)Turn over the rule in your life to Jesus. Let Him be your Lord.
MY DECISION FOR JESUS
.......I have trusted Jesus as my Savior and Lord on.................................(date)
.......I have not trusted Jesus as Savior and Lord because................................
.......I will trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord right now. Jesus, I am a sinner. Please forgive me of my sins. I trust you as my Lord and Savior. Come live in my heart today
and restore our family relationships.
Whatever your present circumstances may be, my earnest prayer is that somehow as you read these pages you will be able to:
1) Hear when God is speaking to you.
2) Clearly identify the activity of God in your family life.
3) Believe Him to be and do everything He promises.
4) Adjust your beliefs, character, and behavior to Him and His ways.
5) See a direction that He is taking in you and your family life and what He wants to do through your life.
6) Clearly know what you need to do in response to His activity in your family life.
7) Experience God doing through you what only God can do!
To interact with God, take time as you read to pause and pray, asking God to speak to you, to guide you, or to reveal to you His desires for you and your family responses.
Anything significant that happens in your life will be a result of God's activity in your life. He is infinitely more interested in your life than you or I could possibly be. Let the Spirit of God bring you into an intimate relationship with the God of the universe "who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us(Ep 3:20)
Would you pray at the very outset of your reading and surrender your life to God so that He may guide and instruct you in any way He pleases?
MY PRAYER FOR THIS STUDY:
1)God, I pray that in this study You will...
2)I dedicate myself during these weeks to...
(Watch for further updates for this page and may God bless you and your family for your efforts in your Ventures In Success!)
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We have found these web sites to provide useful historical or family-oriented information.
Thomas Historical Documents.....
Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy.....
The American Colonist's Library..... http://www.homeschoolacademy.com/
George Washington Papers.....
George Washington Writings.....
A Century of Lawmaking.....
The Founders' Constitution.....
Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention Documents.....
The Providence Foundation.....
Spiritual Heritage Tours
(Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon from a Christian perspective.).....
(Christian tours of D.C., Jamestown, Boston, etc.).....
American Christian Tours
(Christian tours of D.C., Gettysburg, Williamsburg , etc.).....
The Foundation for American Christian Education.....
The American Christian History Institute.....
The Declaration Foundation.....
The Providence Forum.....
Peter Marshall Family Ministries.....
A Call to Truth, Prudence, and Protection of the Poor
(An Evangelical Response to Global Warming).....
The Cornwall Declaration
(A powerful statement of Judeo-Christian belief about religion and the environment).....
David Barton Testifies Before the Senate.....
(Biographies and Speeches of the first African American Congressmen).....
African American Perspectives.....
Freedmen's Bureau Online.....
Homes of the Founding Fathers
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.....
George Washington's Mount Vernon.....
Patrick Henry's Red Hill.....
James Madison's Montpelier.....
George Mason's Gunston Hall.....
Noah Webster's Home.....
American Family Association.....
Christian Heritage Week.....
Concerned Women for America.....
Focus on the Family.....
Congressional Prayer Caucus.....
Presidential Prayer Team.....
Justice At The Gate.....
Intercessors for America.....
Lydia Fellowship International.....
National Day of Prayer Task Force.....
The National Legal Foundation.....
American Center for Law and Justice.....
Pacific Justice Institute.....
Liberty Legal Institute.....
Alliance Defense Fund.....
Christian Law Association.....
Christian Educators Association.....
Christian Law Association.....
Gateways to Better Education....
The Center for Education Reform.....
National Assoc. of Christian Educators/Citizens for Excellence in Education.....
Myers Institute For Communication & Leadership.....
National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools.....
Answers in Genesis.....
Institute for Creation Research.....
Worldview Weekend Online Institute.....
The Times and the Scriptures.....
Pro-Life Family Groups
National Right to Life.....
American Life League.....
Americans United For Life.....
Priests For Life.....
Citizens for Community Values.....
National Law Center for Children and Family.....
Enough is Enough.....
Morality In Media.....
Campus Crusade for Christ.....
See You at the Pole.....
Reel To Real Ministries.....
Student Discipleship Ministries.....
Worldview Weekend Online Institute.....
Historical Print and Products
Historic and religious reprints.....
Historical Documents Co.
USA Freedom Memorabilia
Historic and educational treasures.....
Historic charts and maps.....
Line of Battle
Historical videos for children.....
American Spirit Shirts
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Washington Weekly Review
Friday, June 13, 2008
Roberta Combs, President
Homosexual Activists Will Now Bring Homosexual "Marriage" Lawsuits in the State of Maryland Following the Decision by 4 Dictators on the California Supreme Court approving, by 4-3 margin, the Abominable Homosexual "Marriages" for California/Renegade Democrat New York Governor, David Patterson, on Monday Will Declare Hundreds of Years of Marriage Laws to be "Null and Void" Caving to Radical Homosexual Lobby
The radical homosexual lobby -- after getting 4 judicial dictators on the California Supreme Court last month to give them homosexual "marriage" which is opposed by not only the millions of California citizens who actually voted against such "marriages" by a 61% margin a few years ago but opposed by the majority of Californians today -- are now about to bring homosexual "marriage" lawsuits in the left-wing state of Maryland.
This follows the decision by the renegade Governor of New York, David Patterson, to overrule the will of New York citizens and his state legislature and to get rid of hundreds of years of New York marriage laws declaring them to all be "null and void," thus accepting the "marriage" licenses of homosexuals from all over America.
As perverse as Governor Patterson's actions are, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome -- who attempted to "marry" homosexual couples in his city after the infamous 4-3 Massachusetts decision allowing homosexual "marriages," -- bragged, after his state court's decision last month, that "As goes California, so goes America."
These Political Party haters of traditional family values are not going to stop at anything to allow these abominable "marriages" and all types of other perversions (abortion on demand, etc.) all over America.
Thankfully, the people of California will undoubtedly vote to end and overturn any of these abominable homosexual "marrriages" in the voting booths during November by voting for a state constitutional amendment outlawing homosexual "marriages."
Hoards of homosexuals are descending on California this very weekend to get "married" beginning this coming week and will take their "marriage" licenses back to the courts of their own states to get other judicial dictators on their own state courts to recognize their "marriages" in each of the 50 states.
The problem for them, however, is that voters in 27 states -- so far; with 3 states, Florida, Arizona, and California, to undoubtedly adopt similar amendments in November -- have voted by an average of 70% approval rate to ban homosexual "marriages."
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!
Christian Coalition of America Urges Conservative Democrats and Moderate Republicans, and Others to Co-Sponsor California Congressman Daniel Lungren's Federal "Defense of Marriage Act" Now that California, Massachusetts, New York and other States have Arrogantly Ignored the Will of the American People and Have Legalized or are Recognizing Homosexual "Marriages"
Christian Coalition of America is urging all Christian Coalition activists to immediately call and contact their Members of Congress to co-sponsor California Congressman Daniel Lungren's "Defense of Marriage Act" which will outlaw homosexual "marriages" all over America with a constitutional amendment.
One of the reasons conservative Democrats and moderates, and even some conservative Republicans, have given for not sponsoring or voting for a federal constitutional amendment banning homosexual "marriages," is that the states are taking care of this terrible problem with actions by state legislatures or by state ballot initiatives banning such an abomination and Congress did not need to act.
However, that argument is dead, now that renegade judges legislating from the bench are dictating to the American people that there WILL BE homosexual "marriages" imposed on them. It is time for the United States Congress to finally act and to end the travesty of homosexual "marriages" once and for all time, and pass a constitutional amendment (requiring 2/3 vote in the House of Representatives and and 2/3 vote in the Senate.) Undoubtedly, 38 states required for ratification will quickly ratify this constitutional amendment and it will be enshrined in the United States Constitution.
Congressman Lungren says his proposed amendment would say:
1. It would define marriage in the United States as a legal union of one man and one woman.
2. It would expressly prohibit the judicial power of the United States or of any state from being used to redefine marriage as anything other than a union between one man and one woman.
3. It would resolve questions relating to the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act by incorporating language which would prohibit the courts from imposing the policy of one state on other states.
Congressman Dan Lungren says in a letter to the other 434 Members of the House of Representatives: "This approach to the protection of marriage and family is expressly designed to erect a wall of separation between federal and state courts and the institution of marriage. The appropriate response to the judicial assault on marriage is to amend the Constitution of the United States.
ACTION ITEM: Please your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or you can go to
and email them and urge them to co-sponsor Congressman Daniel Lungren's "Defense of Marriage Act."
Christian Coalition of America Commends Arizona Republican Congressman Trent Franks For Giving Tremendous Pro-life Speech on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday Evening
Here are excerpts from Congressman Trent Frank's wonderful speech on Tuesday, June 10th on the floor of the United States House of Representatives: "I stand before this House with yet another sunset memorial. Madam speaker, it is now June 10, 2008, in the land of the free and the home of the brave. but before the sunset today in America, almost 4,000 more children, defenseless unborn, were killed by abortion on demand. that's just today, Madam Speaker.
"That's more than the number of innocent lives that this nation lost on September 11. Only it happens every day. It's now been exactly 12,923 days since the tragedy called Roe vs. Wade was first handed down. Since then, the very foundation of this nation has been stained by the blood of almost 50 million of its own children. Some of them, madam speaker, cried and screamed as they died, but because it was amniotic fluid going over the vocal cords instead of air we couldn't hear them.
"All of them had at least four things in common, Madam speaker. First, they were each just little babies who had done nothing wrong to anyone. Each one of them died a nameless and lonely death. Each one of their mothers, whether she realizes it immediately or not, will never quite be the same.
All the gifts that these children might have brought to humanity are in and out lost forever. Yet, even in the glare of such tragedy, (this) generation still clings to a blind, invincible ignorance while history repeats itself and our own silent genocide mercilessly annihilates the most helpless of all victims in the family, those yet unborn.
"Madam speaker, perhaps it's time for those of us in this chamber to remind ourselves of why we are really all here. Thomas Jefferson said, the care of human family life and its happiness, and not its destruction, is the chief and only objective of good government." The phrasing -- the phrase in the 14th amendment encapsulizes our constitution. It says, no state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.
"Madam speaker, protecting the lives of our innocent family citizens and their constitutional rights is why we are all here. The bedrock foundation of this republic is that clarion declaration of the self-evident truth that all human beings are created equal and endowed by they creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
Every conflict and battle our nation has ever faced can be traced to the core commitment to this self-evident truth. It has made us the beacon of hope for the entire world, madam speaker. it is truly who we are. and yet today, another day has passed. and we in this body have failed gone honor that commitment.
"...We have failed our sworn oath and our God-given responsibility as we broke (with) nearly 4,000 more innocent American babies who died today without the family protection we should have given them. Madam speaker, let me conclude in the hope that perhaps someone new who hear this is sunset memorial will finally tonight embrace the truth...."
Democrat-controlled Senate Continues to Filibuster President Bush's Judical Nominations; There are now 11 Circuit Court Vacancies with 10 Bush Nominees including 7 Judicial Emergencies
The Senate Judiciary Committee sent 2 nominees to the United States Court of Appeals to the Senate floor, including Helene White, a left-wing pro-abortion relative of the left-wing Democrat Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin from Michigan.
All the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, except Orrin Hatch (UT,) voted against Helene White.
However, the bottom line is that one liberal (Helene White) and one conservative (Raymond Kethledge) equals ZERO (0) improvement to the Circuit Court of Appeals.
So for all practical purposes, the Democrat Senate has still only confirmed 8 -- NOT 10, assuming White and Kethledge are confirmed on the Senate floor -- circuit court of appeals nominees (conservatives) in the Democrat-controlled 110th Congress. It is highly doubtful that any future Democrat President would ever appoint a conservative judge to the Circuit Court to salve the feelings of some wounded Republican as occurred this year.
Thus, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, and his Democrats still owe President George W. Bush, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and the Republicans in the Senate 7 more of the 15 circuit court judges promised to Senator McConnell by Senator Reid. Eight other circuit court nominees nominated by President Bush await committee action.
This week it was reported that the Democrat-controlled Senate is continuing its filibuster of most of President George W. Bush's highly-qualified judicial nominees for the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. The Democrats must confirm 7 more circuit nominees (conservatives) and 16 more district court nominees this year to match Bill Clinton's confirmation numbers during his final 2 years with a Republican Senate.
President Bush has only 8 judges confirmed compared to 24 circuit court confirmations during the final 2 years of a presidency during the past decades. President Reagan had 17 confirmed; Bush 41 had 20 confirmed and Carter had 44 confirmed during their final 2 years.
Indeed, Carter in his 4 year presidency had 56 circuit court confirmations compared to only 59 in 7 1/2 years of President Bush 43's presidency. The Democrats in the Senate are acting disgracefully and the Republican minority needs to stop this filibustering, using any and all means possible.
Regarding district court confirmations, President Bush 43 has had only 244 confirmed compared to Bill Clinton with 305 confirmed and President Reagan with 290 confirmed. Even President Bush 41 and Jimmy Carter in only 4 years had 148 and 206 confirmed respectively.
Two of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals nominees, Judge Robert Conrad (waiting 320 days) and Mr. Steve Matthew (waiting 270 days) have been ready and waiting for hearings for months. The 4th Circuit is over 1/4 vacant and in critical need of judges. Disgracefully, Peter Keisler, the highly qualified candidate for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has been waiting for a Senate Judiciary Committee vote for 700 days!
Even the left-wing "Washington Post" said: "(T)he Senate should act in good faith to fill vacancies -- not as a favor to the president but out of respect for the residents, businesses, defendants and victims of crimes in the region the 4th Circuit covers. Two nominees -- Mr. Conrad and Steve A. Matthews -- should receive confirmation hearings as soon as possible."
Democrat-led House of Representatives (with 11% approval rating) Wasted Hours and Hours This Week on an Impeachment of President Bush Resolution/Republicans Wanted to Use Time to Honor a Fallen Soldier
Incredibly, the United States House of Representatives, now controlled by the Democrat Party, voted to send articles of impeachment to the House Judiciary Committee on a mostly (251-166) party-line vote against President George W. Bush.
The Republicans wanted to pay tribute to a fallen soldier during the time of the hours-long reading of the Kucinich impeachment resolution. The soldier's parents would have been listening to the Republican tribute, but instead they had to listen to the Democrats' reading of the impeachment resolution. Actions like this have contributed to the lowest approval rating (by far) of any Congress in American history: the Democrats now have an 11% approval rating.
Congressman Phil Gingrey, Republican from Georgia said of the wasted time the Democrats used for the impeachment resolution: "(Kucinich is) wasting his time, he’s wasting our time, he’s preventing things from getting done that need to be done...." Gingrey said he was unhappy because he had arranged to give a speech paying tribute to a family and their fallen soldier but instead that soldier’s parents would be listening to the recitation of the impeachment document.
Meanwhile, on the very same day, a committee in the Democrat-controlled Congress voted down the amendment sponsored by Congressman John Peterson (R-PA) -- after Speaker Pelosi strong-armed the Democrats into voting no -- to encourage off-shore exploration and drilling, which is overwhelmingly supported by the American people in these days of $4.05 per gallon gasoline.
The Chinese and Cuban communists will soon be drilling oil near these very same American off-shore oil fields off-limits to the American oil exploration companies because of an obtuse Democrat leadership in Congress. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, has not said whether he would convene hearings on Congressman Dennis Kucinich's impeachment resolution against President Bush.
House Republican leader John Boehner said Tuesday: "By prohibiting the United States from taking part in the same type of energy exploration that the Chinese are conducting just miles off our shores, the Democratic Majority on Capitol Hill continues to prove itself complicit in an energy crisis that has saddled the American family and small businesses with gas prices that have reached $4.05 per gallon today."
U.S. Court of Appeals of the First Circuit Affirms on Tuesday the Constitutionality of the 1993 Law Regarding Homosexuals in the Military/Court Denied an Appeal in the case entitled Cook vs. Gates, Which was Filed by 12 Homosexual Plaintiffs, who were Legally Discharged from the U.S. Military
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston earlier this week upheld the constitutionality of the 1993 law regarding homosexuals in the military. the President of the Center for Military Readiness (CMR,) Elaine Donnelly, said that the court issued their opinion "with logic so strong that the mainstream media could not bring themselves to write about it."
It is no wonder, since the "Old Media" has been trumpeting homosexual "marriage" in California and pushing for the same in New York, Maryland, and in all the United States.
Mrs. Donnelly has been meeting with members of the House Armed Services Committee in anticipation of the congressional hearings on homosexuals in the military during the month of July.
She said that: "We asked the staff members a simple question—How can the Armed Services Committee justify a time-consuming hearing, catering to a minority faction, especially with a war going on? The 1993 law is constitutionally sound, widely supported, and important to our national defense. There is no compelling need to cater to San Francisco activists who want to impose a sexual agenda on the military."
She also said: "The political reality is this: If Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Susan Davis (D-CA) wants to have a hearing, there will be one. If that is so, we asked that the hearing be equally balanced, focused on the specific national defense consequences of repealing the 1993 law, and conducted before the 2008 elections—not after them. Voters have a right to know about the unacceptable burdens that would be imposed on our family men and women in uniform if the 1993 law is repealed."
CMR President Elaine Donnelly praised the Appeals Court for getting it right. "With unequivocal language, the court recognized that Congress passed the law following extensive research and deliberation. The opinion affirmed the national defense purpose of the actual law, the inapplicability of the Supreme Court’s Lawrence ruling, and the importance of judicial deference to the executive and congressional branches in matters of military policy. To quote the opinion, federal courts do not have the ‘institutional competence’ to decide such issues.” (emphasis added.)
New Poll Reveals that 57% of American family Want Drilling in the ANWR wasteland and Off-shore Drilling to Begin IMMEDIATELY/Congressman Roscoe Bartlett -- who Bought the First Prius in Congress & who Changed his Mind on Drilling in ANWR -- Is Pushing for Co-Sponsors on his (and Cong. Young's) bill to Drill in ANWR, H.R. 6107, the "American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act"
The "Washington Times" reported on Monday that a whopping 57% of the American people want Congress to approve immediate drilling in the tiny wasteland called ANWR (in Alaska) and to approve immediate drilling off-shore. Short-term, this would at least shake up the speculation in the oil markets and begin to bring down the cost of gasoline.
The long-term benefit to the American family would be to keep the 300 BILLION American dollars paid for foreign oil sent each year to tin-pot dictators such as Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Since the Democrats took control of Congress in January of last year, after promising to bring down the cost of energy, the cost of gasoline has almost doubled.
There has been an incredible $1.70 per gallon INCREASE in gasoline since the Democrats took over control of Congress last year. It now costs $90 plus to fill-up a Ford Explorer, compared to less than $70 last year when the Democrats took over
Congress, according to ABC News on Monday.
One of the most senior Members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC,) Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, R-Maryland -- possibly the next Republican Chairman of the HASC -- changed his mind last month about oil exploration in Alaska's wasteland -- a tiny section (only 2,000 acres) called the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) -- and became an original co-sponsor of the "American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act," H.R. 6107 authored by Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska.
It now has 83 co-sponsors in the very short time since it has been introduced.
This legislation would allow for oil and natural gas production in a small section of the Coastal Plain in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Revenues from the ANWR leases would be used to fund a wide variety of alternative and renewable energy programs. The bill when signed into law brings an additional one million barrels per day online in less than five years. Just the passage of this commonsense bill would probably result in immediate lowering of the price of oil and end the rampant speculating on the oil market right now.
Yesterday, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett and Congressman James Walsh, R-NY, held a Press conference to discuss the importance of changing American energy policies. They said that public opinion has taken a dramatic shift as gas prices top $4 per gallon. The American family now want more production and exploration, not a continued dependence on foreign sources of energy. Congressman Bartlett said that "Exploration and production of ANWR can be done in an environmentally responsible way and at the same time promote efficiency, advanced energy technologies and cleaner American alternative and renewable sources of energy."
Congressman Don Young's and Congressman Roscoe Bartlett's bill, H.R. 6107, authored by Rep. Don Young now has 130 bipartisan cosponsors. It will:
• Allow for the environmentally responsible development of ANWR's 30-year, 1 million barrel/day supply.
• Bring online ANWR's additional supply of 1 million barrels per day – the equivalent of what Texas produces daily – in less than five years.
• Deliver more than $200 billion in corporate tax income and royalty revenue to the federal government.
• Bring in $3.5 billion in bonus bids alone.
• Create 250,000-750,000 well paid American jobs; and
• Create a Trust Fund to dedicate federal revenues from bonus bids, rents and royalty revenue to fund a comprehensive range of 18 renewable and alternative energy provisions authorized – but not fully funded – under current law (EPACT 2005 and EISA 2007).
Americans have seen an INCREASE of nearly $1.70 per gallon at the pump since the Democrats took over Congress -- from $2.35 per gallon to almost $4.05 per gallon nation-wide this week. The Democrat-controlled Congress now has an approval rating of 11% as a result!
Congressman Bartlett said after the introduction of the "American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act": "I have resisted drilling in ANWR because I believe that these oil reserves are like money in the bank that is yielding huge interest rates. I don't think you ought to rush to the bank and pull it out and spend it.
Congressman Bartlett also said, "Today, with oil at $134 per barrel, there is obviously no surplus energy or capital to invest in alternatives. I am joining as an original cosponsor of this new bill because it dedicates the entire federal share of revenues from ANWR to increase federal investments in the research, development and production of cleaner domestic, alternative and renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency and conservation.
"Of course, it is impossible to drill without some environmental impact. However, I have been to ANWR. I am convinced that the environmental impact will be minimal."
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) said on Tuesday regarding the Democrat energy bill: "Democrats will claim that this bill would bring gas prices down. But in doing so they are counting on Americans to forget a basic law of economics: that raising taxes on those who produce something leads to an increase in the price of the products they sell. This was true in Adam Smith’s pin factory. It’s true for energy companies today. More taxes means higher prices."
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich reported this week on an amendment offered by Congressman John Peterson (R-PA) to the Interior Appropriations bill that would lift the congressional moratorium on offshore drilling.
Speaker Gingrich says, "Every American should keep their eyes on the House Appropriations Committee this week to see whether members vote to support our desire for environmentally responsible increased domestic energy production, or whether they continue to bury their heads in the sand."
ACTION ITEM: Please your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or you can go to
and email them and urge them to co-sponsor Congressman Don Young's "American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act," H.R. 6107 and demand a vote before Congress' one-month summer vacation!
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!
Christian Coalition Activists Need to Encourage 110th Congress to Pass Both "Net Neutrality" and "Multicast/Equal Access" Legislation to Prevent Discrimination Against Religious Broadcasters /Democrat-controlled Congress Expected to Pass "Net Neutrality"
ACTION ITEM: Please all your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or you can go to
and email them and urge them to co-sponsor the Net Neutrality legislation introduced by Republican Congressman Charles "Chip" Pickering and Democrat Congressman Edward Markey called the "Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008," H.R. 5353.
"Multicast/Equal Access" (formerly called "Multicast/Must-carry") will go a long way to preventing discrimination against religious broadcasters. Without a "Multicast/Equal Access" law, the cable and satellite companies would probably not add new Christian channels and the influence of current Christian channels will be diluted.
ACTION ITEM: Please continue to ask your Members of Congress to support “Multicast/Equal Access” and religious broadcasters. Call your Congressman and 2 Senators at 202-225-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and let them know we need a “Multicast/Equal Access" legislation.
Please sign our petition and join the Faith & Family Television Task Force at http://www.cc.org/taskforce.cfm encourage your family, friends and church friends to also sign the petition at our website join the Christian Coalition’s Judicial Task Force, which is dedicated to ending the obstruction of the President's judicial nominees and ensuring that they ALL receive a fair "up or down" vote by the full Senate.
There are a number of President Bush's Circuit Court of Appeals' nominees who have not yet received a Senate floor vote. The challenge to confirm President Bush's nominees in a Democrat-controlled Senate will be very difficult and we need your help in doing just that. You will become part of a team of individuals who are committed to being ready on a moment’s notice to take action when obstruction occurs.
Please keep the above issues in prayer. Through prayer and action great and mighty things can be accomplished.
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”
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