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Tony Perkins, Family Research Council, Washington Update

July 8, 2020

For the Small Business Administration (SBA), it was a rocky launch to be sure. Desperate to get dollars in the hands’ of U.S. employers, the entire process was rushed out the door hours before it was set to take effect. Without barely a crash course, local banks braced for the flood of applications — which, we know now, didn’t always get the scrutiny they deserved. As most taxpayers know, it’s one thing to help Five Guys — and quite another to help 16,000 at the country’s biggest abortion business.

And yet, more than a month and a half has gone by since Planned Parenthood’s loan cheating story hit the wire — and the money still hasn’t been returned. Despite letters from more than 120 members of Congress, calls for investigation, accusations of criminal fraud, the billion-dollar “nonprofit” has only tightened its grip on the enormous check (which, we know now, was more than double the original $80 million figure). Continue reading

Sylvia Thompson

I was born at the end of World War II, into the Boomer generation. At that time, there was systemic racism throughout the United States, not just in the South, as some in other parts of the country would have you believe.

The country functioned under laws that divided blacks from all other ethnic groups (even other minorities; Mexicans and Asians were part of white America). My parents’ generation and those who came before them experienced even more injustice than did my generation.

That said, today what is transpiring is not systemic racism, but rather a skillful manipulation of poorly educated (including some who have college degrees), resentful American blacks, who are oblivious to being used. They are “useful idiots.” Documentation abounds revealing Democrat party complicity in the destruction of the black community, so I will not reiterate those facts here.

One must have lived through systemic racism to know that what we have today is not it, but is rather a sinister, malevolent plan to destroy America as founded.

Much of the current problem with American blacks stems from pathologies introduced into the community by ideological progressives, primarily Democrats. Continue reading

Victoria Larson, N.D.

We are not out of the woods yet. New Zealand sought to eliminate COVID-19 rather than merely “contain” the virus and had very few deaths, per capita, as a result. The more “industrial” countries (US, UK, Italy, France) did less testing and had increased per capita deaths. Americas appreciate their freedoms but where do we draw the line.

Many people believe the way to control the spread of disease lies more in what kind of field the germ (be it bacteria or virus) lands on. That field is your God-given body. It means that keeping yourself as healthy as possible will go a long way towards avoiding disease. Stay as healthy as possible! Let’s not focus so much on the disease as the person.

Vital force is that magic that makes us “alive.” This is a good time to maximize essentials of good health-good appetite, digestion, elimination, and sleep. Remove conditions such as pain and stressors as much as feasible. Start with the basics-water (6-8 glasses a day), good food (fresh, organic, not packages), adequate sleep (7 -10 hours), sunshine, (15 minutes every day the sun shines). If these seem too simple to you, ask yourself how many of us are doing them. It’s harder than you think- put water and vegetables on your daily list and track your progress.

Simple things like sleep can mean it’s easier for your body to stave off infections. Fifteen minutes a day of sunshine to your upper chest (where the thymus gland lives) goes a long way towards giving you a faster response to any infections. Real sunshine works better than pills-get out to that garden! Continue reading

Gordon J. Fulks, PhD (Physics)

Most of us are very, very tired of the constant barrage of negative news. We realize that it may have some tenuous connection to reality, but is mostly manufactured nonsense, designed to keep us upset until at least the Presidential Election in November.

But will it even end then? That is unlikely, because too many politicians have found the resulting chaos to be extremely beneficial.

To enhance her career, Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) has expanded the climate change swindle many times over. But even her closest advisor quietly admitted that it is just an attempt to secure vast sums of money for her pet projects. Even if she could understand the science, she has no interest in doing so. She and her pals know that a rational discussion could promptly end their careers.

Even the major oil companies have bypassed the obvious reasoning that carbon dioxide is beneficial. A prominent New York attorney, Francis Menton, pointed out that their continuing legal problems are the result of their failure to address the science. Their chief physicist and my friend, the late Roger Cohen, clearly explained to Exxon management that they had a strong case against climate hysteria. It was a gross blunder for them to choose procedural arguments over scientific ones. Continue reading

By Washingtonia T Booker PhD, a black female college professor

 Question: If one watches every video of an alleged “violent attack” by a law officer on a “black victim” over the last decade — did you notice what took place immediately prior to the so-called “brutal attack?”

 Answer: In each and every case, the “victim” showed disrespect for the police.

But — when pulled over by police for speeding or running a red light — you or I, as a law-abiding citizen, would obey the officer and remain courteous at all times. So, the real question is: why do we see, today, this common behavior of disobedience and disregard for authority — which was very rarely seen in, say — the 1950s? To answer this question, let’s go back in time in American history. In 1925, 85 percent of black families had two parents; today, that number is 25 percent. And single mothers too often have children from many different fathers.

This dramatic change in the “nuclear family” over the past century is not unique to African-Americans, but is far more common than in whites or Hispanics. And this behavior is extremely rare in Asian families — as well as in most immigrant families arriving from foreign lands — including Africa. Continue reading

President Donald J. Trump, photo by Shealah Craighead

Frank Maguire, The Northwest Connection

President Trump’s address to the huge crowd at Mt. Rushmore, S.D. on the evening of July 3rd was very excellent.  The reception was spectacular.  President Trump showed a knowledge of American history and the values and principles upon which this Great Nation was founded, adding that the American Patriot will continue to maintain these values and principles, and those “citizens” who actually hate the values and principles and are laboring to change them will NEVER succeed because the great majority of citizens love the fact/the truth that we live in the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave“–the great Republic where all persons shall display their love for their neighbor because under God, all persons have been created EQUAL.

The President said that on this great Mt. Rushmore monument we see George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. President Trump cited the unselfish leadership of  Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln.

The President then reminded the crowd that none of those leaders were “gods“–none were perfect.  He added that the political force that now displays their HATRED of America accentuate any alleged flaws of these great leaders and do everything possible propagandizing the flaws, never mentioning the amazing work of  Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

The Mt. Rushmore rally culminated in the incredibly magnificent fireworks display, the likes of which I have never witnessed.  BRAVO! Patriots of South Dakota.

 God bless America and our loyal, patriotic people, and God bless our very special President Donald J. Trump

Jim Humphrey

The word “faith” is found 9 times in the third chapter of Romans, the first being our text for today; “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” Romans 3:3. To understand this verse, we must first understand the essence of faith. It’s often said that the Bible is the best commentary on itself and Scripture is clear: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1. The word “substance” is translated from the Greek “hupostasis”* (G5187) found 5 times in the New Testament (NT). The King James Version (KJV) translates it “substance” only here; “confident or confidence” in 3 passages, 2 Corinthians 9:4, 2 Corinthians 11:17 and Hebrews 3:14 and “person” in Hebrews 1:3. Strong defines it as: “a setting under (support), that is, (figuratively) concretely essence, or abstractly assurance (objectively or subjectively).” The word “evidence” is from the Greek “elengchos” (G1650) found only one other place in the NT where it is translated “reproof in the KJV: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:16. The Lexicon defines it as “evidence, demonstration, proof, convincing argument.”

Faith exists in human interactions as well as those involving our Creator. Two separate and distinct agents are at work with faith, one is passive, the other active. By passive, I mean impotent, i.e., powerless to produce a result. By active I mean dynamic, efficient, effective, i.e., power to produce a result. The passive agent is always a person. The active agent can be a person or God: Continue reading

Helen Maguire

George Ray Tweed, photo credit: Wikipedia

On July 10, 1944, equipped with only a mirror and hand-made semaphore, U.S. Navy Radioman First Class George Ray Tweed signaled: “I have information” to the U.S. fleet as they approached Guam for the Second Battle of Guam.

From his vantage point, Tweed conveyed information about Japanese defenses that he had gathered during his seclusion overlooking the west coast of the island. He was quickly rescued by a whaleboat from the USS McCall.

At the age of 20, Tweed enlisted in the United States Navy in 1922 and attended the basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes. He also attended the Radioman School and served in the various Navy radio units until 1940, when he was transferred to the Naval Base Guam.

Radioman First Class, Tweed was serving in the Navy Communication Office when the Japanese invaded the island on December 8, 1941, in the First Battle of Guam. Tweed had arrived on Guam in August 1939.

He and five other navy men from the USS Penguin slipped into the Guam jungle rather than become prisoners of war.

The group believed that American forces would rescue Guam from the Japanese within a matter of six weeks at the most, and figured they could hold out in hiding for that long. Little did they know that it would be more than two and a half years before American forces returned. Continue reading

General Michael T. Flynn, photo credit: Wikipedia

Father, we pray you give our nation rest. Please quiet the voices and spirits of evil that are trying to overthrow our land.

I was once told if we’re not careful, 2 percent of the passionate will control 98 percent of the indifferent 100 percent of the time. . . .

Treason and treachery are rampant and our rule of law and those law enforcement professionals who uphold our laws are under the gun more than at any time in our nation’s history. These passionate 2 percent appear to be winning. . . .

If the United States wants to survive the onslaught of socialism, if we are to continue to enjoy self-government and the liberty of our hard-fought freedoms, we have to understand there are two opposing forces: One is the “children of light” and the other is the “children of darkness.” . . .

Time and again, the silent majority have been overwhelmed by the “audacity and resolve” of small, well-organized, passionate groups. It’s now time for us, the silent majority (the indifferent), to demonstrate both. . . .

As a policewoman from Virginia told me, “People don’t feel safe in their homes and our police force is so demoralized we cannot function as we should. In my 23 years with my department, I have never seen morale so low.” . . .

Don’t fret. Through smart, positive actions of resolute citizen-patriots, we can prevail. . . . Continue reading

Kari Lee Fournier

Fireworks and parades and ice cream cones and picnics…all a celebration of our Independence Day…won by so much blood and treasure. So many brave souls, many of whom we will never read about in print…these men and women of valor who put their own lives and desires aside for the betterment of future generations. A debt that none of us can ever repay.

Yes, living in the United States of America is a bit like winning the lottery—in terms of being blessed with the greatest country in the world. Most of all, we value our freedom, also referred to as liberty, and we value our culture of righteousness, also referred to as justice. “…one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Such cherished words in our Pledge of Allegiance. We innately know that these two things, liberty and justice, are what lead to true peace and joy.

And we also know that the God of The Holy Bible values freedom enormously. After all, the greatest freedom that He could allow would be for His children to have the authority to accept or even reject Him. And God allowed even that freedom. Quite a concession for the Creator of the universe….

But what is true freedom? Is it the opportunity to do whatever we feel like doing? To not have any restrictions? Or to live a life of pure comfort and pleasure, regardless of our fellowman? And just where do our rights begin to infringe upon the rights of others, who also may be on their own self-centered paths to freedom? Continue reading

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