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Week Ending February 23, 2007 - Washington, DC
February 23, 2007 5:24PM EST

February 23, 2007

Week Ending February 23, 2007 - Washington, DC

Lincoln and Reagan are tops - Hillary and Obama are not / Hollywood hands the big bucks to Obama / Former Congressman Joe Kennedy a front man for Hugo Chavez? / Senate may honor William Wilberforce as anti-slavery movie begins to show nationwide / Department of Justice and Religious Freedom / More on World Conference of Families


LINCOLN AND REAGAN TOPS - In a national survey by US News and World Report the to top presidents according to Americans were Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. George Washington, the founder of our nation and the man who led the Army that freed us from British rule came in sixth behind Bill Clinton and John Kennedy. Clinton and Kennedy also led Franklin Roosevelt who led us to victory in WW2. I don't even want to know the logic behind Bill Clinton being picked over Washington and Roosevelt. Click here for Gallup report.

THE GREAT LIBERAL HOPE - On Tuesday, February 20th, the "big three" at Hollywood's Dreamworks Studio held a fund raising dinner for Senator Barack Hussein Obama that raised millions of dollars in just one night for his presidential run. The leader in organizing the event was famous director/producer Steven Spielberg. During the 2006 election cycle the entertainment industry gave $22 million to federal candidates, which is one-third more than was given to candidates by the oil and gas industry. Overwhelmingly the money from the Hollywood perverts goes to far left candidates such as Barack Hussein Obama and the new Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY AND THE DICTATOR Why do liberal Democrats like dictators so much? From Castro to the Mullahs of Iran, Democrats just can't get enough of cozying up to dictators. Republican Congressman Connie Mack had enough of it when former Democrat Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-MA) did a commercial for Venezuelan strong man and America-hater, Hugo Chavez. "Joe Kennedy is acting as a propaganda tool for Comrade Hugo Chavez," Mack told Investors Daily. "He's trying to create the impression that Chavez is a warm, fuzzy person. But what we know is that Chavez is destroying freedom in Venezuela and has launched alliances with nations like Iran. I have no idea why Joe Kennedy thinks this is a good idea." Kennedy appears in ads thanking Chavez for cheap oil. Cli ck here for Congressman Mach's comments.

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE RESOLUTION - U.S. Senators Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) introduced a resolution commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade and honoring the life of William Wilberforce, an evangelical Christian who was instrumental in abolishing the British slave trade. "Wilberforce's passion and commitment to end the British slave trade and renew the culture solidified the inherency of human dignity and sanctity of human life," said Brownback. "As the 200th anniversary of British slave trade abolition approaches we should celebrate Wilberforce's victories and use his legacy as an inspiration to renew our culture by continuing to fight for human life and human dignity." Also in February the movie Amazing Grace, which portrays Wilberforce's Christian conversion and fight against slavery, began to showing in theaters.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND RELIGOUS FREEDOM On Tuesday, Attorney General Gonzales announced a new Department of Justice initiative, the First Freedom Project, to strengthen enforcement of laws against religious discrimination and hate crimes, and other laws protecting religious freedom. He also unveiled a new website about the initiative, www.firstfreedom. gov. In conjunction with announcing the initiative, the Attorney General released a Report on Enforcement of Laws Protecting Religious Liberty. The report details the efforts of the Department of Justice over the past six years to increase enforcement of laws protecting religious freedom. An electronic version of the report is available on at For hard copies, please write to

WORLD CONFERENCE OF FAMILIES - The World Conference of Families will be held in Warsaw, Poland during May 11th through the 13th. The goal of the conference is to promote traditional family values in a world where governments are trying to erode the nuclear family. The Religious Freedom Coalition is a co-sponsor of the conference. For more information or to attend go to:

CHRISTIAN INTERNET STORE - There are literally tens of thousands of Christian theme items available at our affiliate store including jewelry from the Holy Land. It is a great place to shop for birthday gifts. The store is located at Please help us with our various projects on Capitol Hill and in the Holy Land by shopping at our affiliate Christian Superstore . Contributions to the work of the Religious Freedom Coalition can be made at www.rfcnet.or g..

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