From: Gary L. Bauer, Campaign for Working Families
We are getting reports from all over the country of a possible Thanksgiving miracle. Truly, something appears to have happened once believed to be impossible.
On farms in Iowa and in gritty working class neighborhoods in Pittsburg, from sunny L.A. to windy Chicago, we have seen reports that at Thanksgiving meals across the nation, lost sheep came home. As families gazed in wonder in home after home, former “Obamabots” renounced their indoctrination and admitted they had been wrong when they bought into the doubletalk from our community organizer-in-chief.
Sure, these conversions aren’t quite a “road to Damascus” experience and backsliding is still possible. But from unemployed college graduates to recently insurance-deprived consumers, the “faith” in “O” has collapsed. God bless America!
Read more at www.cwfpac.com
A New Birth of Freedom – Dec 2013
November 19, 2013 marked the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln spoke of the Liberty conceived by our Founding Fathers and the lives given in battle to advance that Liberty. More important, however, Lincoln spoke to the living of the need to carry on, with “increased devotion”, the “great task” of Liberty.
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” -Abraham Lincoln
James Still, JamesStill@RetraceOurSteps.com
“Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times more than ever calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance.” -Samuel Adams
Note: Please consider the following for 2014
1. Read: The Real George Washington, by Parry. This is a story of George Washington from Washington’s writings.
2. Attend one Public Meeting each month- Commissioner’s Court, City Council, School Board, etc.
3. Meet and learn about the candidates running for public office. Think Principles, not Party. Vote.
4. Pray for our communities.
Be informed. Be involved. You and I can change the world.
Just look at history!
“… it is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of [the] noblest characteristics of the late Revolution.” -James Madison, June 20, 1785
REVEREND RAFAEL CRUZ IN LONGVIEW
Sponsored by We The People-Longview
Saturday, December 7th
New Heights Church, 1500 W.Hawkins Pkwy., Longview
This is a “FREE” EVENT
We are honored to sponsor this special event with Senator Ted Cruz’s Father, Reverend Rafael Cruz.
Rev. Cruz travels the country speaking to Tea Party groups and various conservative organizations about his concerns of our current political situation.
He recently toured with Jim DeMint of Heritage Action for the “Defund Obamacare Town Hall Tour.”
Rafael Cruz, a pastor who immigrated to this country in the1950′s from Cuba to flee an oppressive communist regime. Rafael’s immigrant story is similar to that of countless other immigrants who have arrived to our shores seeking hope and opportunity. Immigrants like Rafael come to this country seeking to escape oppression, corruption, and censorship so that they can provide a better life for their children.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE AND FORWARD TO YOUR CONTACTS.
LET’S GIVE REV. CRUZ A BIG EAST TEXAS WELCOME.
Naughty or Nice?
AFA’s 2013 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas
BLUE: An AFA “5-Star” rated company that promotes and celebrates Christmas on an exceptional basis.
GREEN: Company uses the term “Christmas” on a regular basis, we consider that company Christmas-friendly.
YELLOW: Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.
RED: Company may use “Christmas” sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it.
List updated on 11-25-13
|Companies For “Christmas”
|AFA Online Store
Bass Pro Shops
Bed Bath & Beyond
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Harris Teeter Stores
Home Shopping Network
Pier One Imports
Scheels Sporting Goods
Super D Drug
Toys R Us
|Companies marginal on “Christmas”
Bath & Body Works
|Companies AGAINST “Christmas”
|Barnes & Noble
Radio Shack -BOYCOTT! See more
We continually update the list, so check back often.
Criteria – AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was “Christmas-friendly” in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store. If a company’s ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach “Christmas” shoppers.
If a company has items associated with Christmas, but did not use the word “Christmas,” then the company is considered as censoring “Christmas.”
Want to report on a company? Send your detailed report to chri...@afa.net. Please know that we receive hundreds of reports (emails) each day. We are unable to respond to each one personally, but your report will be read by one of our staff.
Note: AFA does not list local or regional companies. Only nationally-recognized companies will be listed. This list only reflects a company’s “Christmas” advertising and does not take into account other corporate policies AFA may not agree with.
SPECIAL ALERT! Legal group offers valuable resources
If you hear of instances of hostility toward Christmas expression, please let us know. AFA is working with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) to provide resources for government and public school authorities laboring under the misimpression they must censor Christmas. You can contact ADF at (1-800-TELL-ADF ) for a copy of their legal analysis and memo on rights of seasonal expression at Christmas. We want to inform public officials about the law, and then encourage them to take a stand for Christmas.
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Both the Republican and Democrat parties will draw stark contrasts next year, each side confident they reflect the views of the majority of Texans. Republicans argue, based on their winning streak, that Texas is a conservative state that will always elect Republicans.
Texas also has the lowest voter turnout in the nation, Democrats say, and the majority of eligible Texas voters are either minorities or liberals. They say getting more Texans to vote is the key to their victory, and Republican policies will help them accomplish that.
The result has been two very different tactics during primary season. The Davis campaign brags about making 100,000 phone calls to potential voters. Battleground Texas, the PAC hoping to turn Texas blue, is training thousands of field organizers and voter registrars.
Obamacare Has A Honey Pot To Buy Insurance Company Support, And Obama Will Need It
After his Obamacare apology tour press conference last Thursday, President Obama summoned 15 insurance company executives to the White House the next day hoping to persuade them to pick up the pieces of his tattered health care law that just a month ago he claimed was good insurance (it was just the website that was a problem, you see).
Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the agency responsible for implementing both the website and Obamacare, released a letter to all 50 of the state insurance commissioners, who oversee insurance within their respective state, explaining in a little more detail (just over two pages) what the president really meant. (Washington, DC, had a commissioner, but he was fired within 24 hours of criticizing the president’s proposal.)
The most interesting part of the letter is the last paragraph, which essentially says, “Stick with us here and we’ll be funneling you the big bucks.”
Continue reading from Forbes…
A Final Report from Warsaw, Poland by Cathie Adams, Eagle Forum International Issues Chairman
(Please note: These United Nations Climate Change Conventions are no more than a Global scheme for Redistribution of Wealth.)
The UNFCCC meeting in Warsaw, Poland, is finished! Great strides were made toward its stated purpose, a “complete transformation of the economic structure of the world.”
The U.S. caved to both funding schemes: “loss and damages” and to a deadline for commitments to the Green Climate Fund.
An international mechanism called the “Warsaw international mechanism for loss and damage” was created and work on funding is to begin next year.
The Green Climate Fund Board is to begin its initial resource mobilization process as soon as possible with rich countries, including the U.S., to announce how much they will “contribute” by next December when the UN meets in Lima, Peru. The U.S. will now prepare biennial submissions on their updated strategies and approaches for scaling up finance between 2014 and 2020.
On the final day of the meeting, I participated in a press conference with Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, CFACT, that cuts to the heart of the issue.
The UNFCCC is following the model of the American “war on poverty” that did nothing to lift people out of poverty, but did great damage to families by making them dependent upon the government. Likewise, starve 1.3 billion people around the globe of their ability to produce energy and they will be forever beholden to handouts from the UN.
Poor countries are always the winners and the rich countries are always the losers, yet radical environmentalists never let up on their goal to globally redistribute wealth. And it is heart-wrenching to watch the U.S. agree to its agenda: http://vimeo.com/79771046. The radical environmentalists, like Marxists throughout history, refuse to recognize that economic utopia, absolute equality, is a pipe dream.
At the conclusion, the meeting president Marcin Korolec said, “Warsaw has set a pathway for governments to work on a draft text of a new universal climate agreement so it appears on the table at the next UN Climate change conference in Peru. This is an essential step to reach a final agreement in Paris, in 2015.”
Slow Regulatory Approval in Canada Hinders Cancer Survival
Slow regulatory and reimbursement approvals in Canada are affecting cancer survival, says Dr. Nigel Rawson, a pharmacoepidemiologist and president of Eastlake Research Group in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
More than 5,000 patients could have been negatively affected by delayed federal regulatory and provincial reimbursement approval for five new oncology drugs approved in Canada between 2003 and 2011 for the treatment of advanced solid tumors.
- If each of these patients had received the drugs and achieved the median survival benefit identified in each drug’s pivotal randomized clinical trial, a total extension in survival over standard therapy of 1,696 patient-years would have resulted.
- The monetary value of this extension in life was estimated to be between $339.2 million and $559.6 million.
- Each drug received approval from Health Canada between 205 and 591 days after the U.S. Federal Drug Administration approval, and the time required to review each drug was 1.5 to 4.5 times longer in Canada than in the United States.
CONTINUE READING FROM NCPA…
UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, was asked to be a keynote speaker at the coal summit. Her whole speech was full of subtle threats. She said, “I urge every coal company to honestly assess the financial risks of business as usual; anticipate increasing regulation, growing finance restrictions and diminishing public acceptance.”
She told them they had an opportunity to be part of the new paradigm shift of a new economy by:
- Closing all existing subcritical plants
- Implementing safe CCS (carbon capture and storage) on all new plants
- Leave most existing reserves in the ground (a Climate Commission report claims 80% of fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground to have a stable climate)
- Invest future capital in renewables (wind & solar).
READ MORE HERE…