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Week Ending December 5, 2008 - Washington, DC
December 8, 2008 11:20AM EST

December 5, 2008

Week Ending December 5, 2008 - Washington, DC

Muslim cleric to Obama: Convert to Islam / Obama says he will fix roads - just like Huckabee would have / The Obama birth certificate flap / Congress to return in rare December session / What happened to atheist "under God" lawsuit? / "Under God" pastor dies at 97 / CNN has digestive guru as terror expert / New York Times about India terror - no Muslims involved / More church arrests in China

In November, 2008, just days after receiving billions of our tax dollars for a bail-out, American Express canceled credit lines of all their small business customers making it impossible to buy inventory for Christmas and causing layoffs. At the same time American Express canceled the credit lines of non-profit organizations including the Religious Freedom Coalition. As a result of the actions of American Express we will no longer accept American Express cards at our Internet site.

MUSLIM CLERIC'S MESSAGE TO OBAMA - "You, Obama, are among those who have pledged before Allah - Allah who created you, sustained you, and brought you to this position - to be a Muslim who believes that Allah is the one God, especially since you have some kind of roots in Islam. Convert to Islam, and you will be saved. All glory and honor lie in following Allah and His messenger Muhammad. Know that the true religion is the religion of Islam, and all other religions are fabricated religions, which are null and void - religions that were abrogated by the shari'a of Muhammad. ..." See the whole message which tells Obama there are those ready to fight to the death against him if he doesn't convert to Islam. Welcome to the real world Barack Obama!

OBAMA SAYS HE WILL BUILD ROADS -During the primary election Republican candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee pushed a plan to build back the infrastructure of the United States including our decaying Interstate system. His Republican rivals including Senator John McCain preferred to "stimulate the economy" by sending cash rebates to people to buy Chinese junk at discount stores. Taking a page from the Huckabee campaign, Barack Obama said he will stimulate the economy with road repair and construction. But who will build them? While Obama wants road construction jobs, he also wants to fund abortion clinics and make abortions even more available. Easily available abortions have already claimed the lives of millions of American babies. Our population can hardly even sustain itself now, without massive numbers of immigrants, many of whom do not share our traditional American values.

THE OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE ISSUE - There is a big push by conservatives led by World Net Daily and Leo Donofrio who filed a lawsuit to have the Supreme Court find Barak Obama unqualified to be president based on the circumstances of his birth. The controversy is fired by Hawaii refusing to release an actual copy of his birth certificate. Many have e-mailed and written to me asking why I do not support this effort. Here are the reasons:

First, this can't be won and it is a waste of our resources. Conservatives need to target Obama in other areas to make sure he is not re-elected in 2012. Second, if by some remote chance the Supreme Court did rule that Obama could not be sworn in as president, it would mean Civil War in the United States with some states accepting him as president and others not. There would be a blood bath in the inner cities like we have never seen before. The inner city violence would take tens of thousands of lives and do hundreds of billions of dollars in damage. The American economy, already under stress, would collapse into something worse than a depression and would take the world with it. Our military would collapse into chaos along racial lines and mutiny would be a real possibility. Conservatives, including me, need to accept the reality and work to elect a fresh faced conservative in 2012 such as Sarah Palin.

SPOOL DOWN AT WHITE HOUSE - There are thousands of good people who work directly for the Bush Administration in buildings near the White House. January 19th will be their last day at work as the offices are filled by staffers reporting to Barack Obama. An archaic law forbids current staffers from seeking employment until after they are separated from federal employment. Considering the economic situation in America today, Congress should suspend this rule or the President should suspend it by Executive Order.

CONGRESS TO RETURN - At 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 9th, the House will reconvene for two days. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not stated a reason for reconvening the House during the "Holiday break" but it is a sure bet it will deal with the more than one million people who have been laid off in the past three months and the prospect of GM going into bankruptcy. Such a bankruptcy would cause the auto parts supply chain to fail and put up to another million people out of work just before Christmas. Toyota, Honda and BMW would be forced to shut their American plants for months should the supply chain be disrupted, because they use the same suppliers as GM, Ford and Chrysler.

WHAT HAPPENED TO ATHEIST LAWSUIT?- The lawsuits against "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and our National Motto, One nation Under God, were argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals more than a year ago. Still there is no decision from that far left leaning Circuit Court. In anticipation of the decision my latest book, The Pledge, One Nation Under God, was released. Earlier lawsuits filed by atheist Michael Newdow, caused the Ninth Circuit to find that recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools is unconstitutional in 2002. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned that decision on a technicality allowing Newdow to refile. It appears the Court is waiting for Barack Obama to be sworn in as president in the hope that his Justice Department will side with them against "under God."

PASTOR WHO MOTIVATED PRESIDENT DIES AT AGE 97 - The pastor who helped to persuade Congress to insert the phrase "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance died in Alexandria, Pennsylvania on Thanksgiving Day with his wife Sue at his side. Rev. George M. Docherty was 97 years-old. Read more in current Chairman's Report.

NEW CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new December 4, 2008 Chairman's Report is now available to read in PDF format. Read more about Rev. George Docherty and "under God" in the Pledge. Also information on Barack Obama's pro-abortion cabinet and Hillery Clinton. New information on Muslim attacks in India and persecuted Christians. Click here to view PDF

DURING MUMBAI TERROR, CNN TURNED TO GURU? - It was one of the most incredible things I ever seen anywhere. During the Muslim terror attacks on civilians in Mumbai, India, CNN brought in an "expert" named Deepak Chopra. He is a New Age philosopher and digestion guru who was interviewed over and over again about the "true meaning" of the attacks by the Muslims. He of course blamed America which is what CNN wanted. I thought I was the only one who realized how ridiculous this was, but a Wall Street Journal Reporter commented on it as well. Read more.

NEW YORK TIMES: MUSLIMS NOT INVOLVED IN MUMBAI TERROR - In six stories on the Mumbai Muslim terror attacks, the New York Times refused to call the terrorists Muslims or Islamic extremists. They were called "terrorists"and "assailants," but not Muslims. The only time Muslims or Islam was mentioned, it was to blame the treatment of Muslims in India for some violence and to call for previous Muslim terrorists to be released from prison by India. The Times also stated the attacks on civilians were "random." Tell that to the children of the Jewish rabbi and his wife who were tortured to death.Read more.

MORE ARRESTS IN CHINA - ChinaAid has confirmed that in September and early November 2008, police raided house gatherings in Beijing and near college campuses in Hangzhou, arresting more than 400 Christian college students. House church leaders were detained, and several were sentenced to re-education through forced labor. Read more.

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