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Marshall Foster, the Mayflower Institute: proclaiming the untold story of America's history, to prepare individuals and families to defend their Judeo-Christian heritage.
America's God and Country by William J. Federer: contains remarkable quotes illustrating the deep faith of those who built our nation.
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Gary DeMar: American Vision: equipping and empowering Christians to restore America's biblical foundation.
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Answering Islam: a Christian-Muslim dialogue and apologetic
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Unless our country repents and turns to Jesus Christ, all the right political actions will help little.

Scripture of the Week: If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Quotes of the Week: I thank God that I have lived to see my country independent and free. She may long enjoy her independence and freedom if she will. It depends on her virtue. Samuel Adams to Richard Henry Lee.

On Oct. 15, 1788, James Madison warned: "As the courts are generally the last in making the decision, it results to them, by refusing or not refusing to execute a law, to stamp it with its final character. This makes the Judiciary department paramount in fact to the Legislature, which was never intended and can never be proper."

President Thomas Jefferson wrote Sept. 11, 1804: "The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional . . . not only for themselves in their own sphere of action, but for the legislature and executive . . . would make the judiciary a despotic branch."

Posted 6:35 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24

Here is a video I shot of Mick Zais, candidate for superintendent of education, speaking to the Greenville County Republican Women's Club about his plans for South Carolina schools.

Mick Zais' plan for South Carolina schools from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

Posted 1:20 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19

Christian legacy in the Hanson family through the generations

My great-uncle Wayne Hanson (1877-1965) wrote the following: "During the Columbian Exposition in 1893 [his father Samuel Conrad Hanson (1850-1909)] remarked one day, 'My book business takes me to Chicago tomorrow: would you like to go too?' My brother and I were delighted. By day we were dazzled by the architectural splendor and wealth of exhibit, and by night, impressed by the preaching of Dwight L. Moody in the great hall, hard by. [Moody] began by asking for testimonies, 'Where were you converted?' With surprise and pride we heard our father rise by our side and say, simply: "At Tower Hill, Illinois."

I would like to think that Samuel Conrad Hanson's strong faith back in the 1800s led to my being a Christian today more than 100 years later as that legacy was passed from generation to generation -- albeit not in an unbroken fashion. How important it is to pass Christianity on to our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Moody and other evangelical Christians refused to participate in a Parliament on World Religions at the Exposition "saying that to do so might imply the essental equality of all religions and might provide a foothold in America for some of the world's most dastardly cults." Some liberal churches sent delegates to meet with "a dozen or so Buddhists, eight Hindus, two Shintoists, a Jain, a Taoist, a half dozen Muslims, three or four Confucians, and a couple of Zoroastrians. The Parliament produced a bevy of anti-Chrsitan speeches along with strong denunciations of Christian missions.... It seemed Moody was right after all" (The Christian Almanac by George Grant and Gregory Wilbur in an entry for Sept. 17).

NFRW Fall Board Meeting
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South Carolina's Tim Scott: a rising GOP star from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

Tim Scott photo gallery


Sen. Jim DeMint speaks about rising GOP stars from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

Sen. Jim DeMint photo gallery

Mallory Factor warns of dire consequences if national debt not reduced from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

Mallory Factor photo gallery


Nikki Haley rally in Charleston Sept. 9 from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

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Nikki Haley for Governor Rally photo gallery

A Southern Experience photo gallery

Various meetings photo gallery

Posted 11:50 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 5

Why Weren't They Arrested?

Back in June, four Christians were arrested in Michigan for passing out leaflets at an Arab festival. Remember this? The Christians were arraigned and are being represented by the same brilliant legal team that brought [Pamela Geller's] free speech lawsuit against Detroit, the Thomas More Law Center.

Yesterday, Muslims were proselytizing and passing out Islamic leaflets at a fair in Minnesota. The AP plays it this way: Muslims Take to Minn. State Fair to Repair Image (hat tip Her Royal Whyness). The police did nothing. Why two sets of rules for Muslims and non-Muslims? The sharia (Islamic law). Read the rest.

Posted 12:50 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3

Here is a video I shot of Sen. Jim DeMint in Greenville, South Carolina, Aug. 25.

Sen. Jim DeMint on what makes America special from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

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From the American Minute with Bill Federer

Rome fell Sept. 4, A.D. 476.

In the centuries preceding, Rome was overrun with illegal immigrants: Visigoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Ostrogoths, Burgundians, Lombards and Vandals. They first assimilated, many working as servants, but soon came so fast they did not learn the Latin language.

Though militarily superior and marching on advanced road systems, the highly trained Roman Legions were strained fighting conflicts worldwide, and eventually troops had to be brought home from the frontiers, such as Britain.

Attila the Hun committed terrorist attacks, wiping out whole cities.

Rome had a trade deficit, having outsourced its grain production to North Africa, and when the Vandals captured that area, Rome did not have the resources to retaliate.

"Bread and the Circus!" Citizens of Rome were kept distracted with violent entertainment in the Coliseum and Circus Maximus, living on welfare and free bread.

One Roman commented: "Those who live at the expense of the public funds are more numerous than those who provide them." Tax collectors were "more terrible than the enemy." Rome was crippled by huge government bureaucracies and enormous public debt.

A history of court favoritism, infidelity, exposure of unwanted infants, perverted bathhouses, and sexual immorality led fifth century historian Salvian to write: "O Roman people be ashamed...Let nobody think otherwise, the vices of our bad lives have alone conquered us."

Posted 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 2.


From the American Minute with Bill Federer Sept. 2

3,000 Americans died when Imperial Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

20,000 Americans and Filipinos died on Bataan's Death March, where starving prisoners were marched 65 miles in heat and jungles to a disease infested camp.

Over 100,000 died retaking Okinawa and Pacific islands.

Democrat President Harry S Truman made the controversial decision Aug. 6, 1945, to drop the atomic bomb, which is estimated to have prevented an additional one million casualties on both sides.

The year before, Sept. 2, 1944, a torpedo-bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire while making a run over Bonin Island, 600 miles south of Japan. The pilot headed out to sea, ejected from his burning plane and was rescued by a submarine. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, graduated from Yale, worked in the Texas oil industry and entered politics, eventually being elected the 41st U.S. President.

His name was George H.W. Bush. President Bush began his Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1989, saying: "I have just repeated . . . the oath taken by George Washington 200 years ago, and the Bible on which I place my hand is the Bible on which he placed his . . . My first act as President is a prayer. . . Heavenly Father . . . Make us strong to do Your work . . . And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless."

Posted 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31

Sen. DeMint: Americans are informed, engaged and determined to take back country

Sen. Jim DeMint (left) and future Rep. Trey Gowdy

“God has blessed us with being born in the greatest country in the history of the world, the most prosperous, the strongest, the most compassionate country that has ever been,” Sen. Jim DeMint told those assembled at Tommy’s Ham House in Greenville, South Carolina, Aug. 25. “We have nothing to apologize for as Americans. We have done more good on this earth than any combination of countries that you can put together.”
DeMint went on to say that “America is great, good and prosperous, not because of our geography, not because our people are better than anyone else in the world, because our people came from all over the world. We are different here in this country because of the set of principles we have employed like no other country ever has. I call them the principles of freedom.”
DeMint said that “on one side you have a Constitutional-limited government and on the other you have a free people with individual responsibility and free markets and competition and Judeo-Christian values.”
DeMint said it is “really a shame” what is happening in Washington today. He does not believe that President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and a lot of the people running our country, including some Republicans, understand the essence of America’s exceptionalism.
“I have never seen a time when people were more informed, engaged and determined to take back their country,” DeMint said. People tell him: “Thanks for fighting. I’m praying for you. What can I do?”
DeMint warned: “If America can trust us again with the majority and we don’t do what we say this time, they are dead and the Republican Party is dead.”
For more information on Sen. DeMint’s efforts to elect conservative senators, visit the web site

GCRWC host for Women in Politics

From left: Lisa Van Riper, Ashley Landess, Wendy Nanney photo gallery

Wendy Nanney video

Ashley Landess video

Lisa Van Riper video

The Greenville County Republican Women’s Club had a luncheon meeting with a theme Women in Politics Aug. 26 and heard from state Rep. Wendy Nanney, Ashley Landess, president of the South Carolina Policy Council, and Lisa Van Riper, an instructor in political science at North Greenville University.
Pam Sowell, GCRWC program director, introduced the speakers. Lisa Seman, executive director of Meals on Wheels in Greenville, who represents the 24th district on County Council, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wendy Nanney
Wendy Nanney, who is in her first term representing the 22nd district, spoke on balancing family life with career. Her husband, Tim, is Greenville County register of deeds, and they have five children.
When Nanney considered running for the State House in 2008, the family prayed about it and discussed it for many months. She talked to her parents and her husband’s parents, both of whom live within a mile of the Nanneys, knowing that she would need to call on them for assistance if she was elected.
Nanney made a commitment to her husband and children that she would drive home from Columbia every night if possible, and the only night she did not do so was when the Assembly was in session until 4 a.m. and returned into session at 10. Nanney said she sought office to make the state a better place for families.
The General Assembly is in session Tuesday through Thursday, and Nanney works on Mondays and Fridays as a credit manager for company in Powdersville. When in session, she gets up, gets her children off to school, drives to Columbia, comes home every night, tries to cook supper and get things done. She said the men she serves with often laugh because about the time school gets out her cell phone starts ringing: “Mom, I forgot my gym clothes or my cleats for soccer,” and she replies: “Kids I’m in Columbia. I really can’t bring your soccer cleats to school.”
Nanney calls each child during the 90 minute commute from Columbia so when she arrives home, they can have dinner and do homework, and she is not confronted with challenges the children faced at school that day.
Nanney was pleased that the General Assembly passed and the governor signed a bill requiring a 24 hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. She encourages constituents not to sign on to lengthy e-mail blasts because after the first five or 10 they are not read. She advised writing one or two sentences and to make it personal. “Those are the e-mails that get read,” she said.
Ashley Landess
Ashley Landess told the GCRWC members and guests: “You shouldn’t have to be as engaged, as involved, in politics as you are,” explaining that the power to defend freedom and to communicate values ought to lie more with you individually than with politicians.
Landess noted that the South Carolina legislature meets more than five months each year, which is one of the longest legislative sessions in the country. The legislature controls more than 400 appointments to the executive branch, and about 140 of those appointments are controlled by four legislators, none of whom are voted for in Greenville. They are Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell of Charleston; Sen. Hugh Leatherman, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, from Florence; House Speaker Bobby Harrell of Charleston; and Dan Cooper, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, from Piedmont.
“Why are we not seeing the tax cuts we have asked for? Why isn’t transparency a reality?” she asked, noting that in the current session, 75 percent of votes were off the record in the 2010 session.
For more information on the South Carolina Policy Council and its research on the South Carolina government, visit these web sites: and
Lisa Van Riper
Jamie Bach, GCRWC first vice president, introduced her mother, Lisa Van Riper, an instructor at North Greenville University, president of South Carolina Citizens for Life, and frequent guest on Tony Beam’s “Christian Worldview Today” radio program on Christian Talk 660.
“I believe our country is crying out today for leadership based on principle, for leadership that is focused and does a few things well,” Van Riper said.
Women traditionally get involved in politics because of issues, not power, she said. “Women get involved in politics because they are passionate about doing something about a problem they see.”
Van Riper referred to Thomas Jefferson, who said we cannot be both ignorant and free, and Proverbs 1:32: The waywardness of the complacent shall lead to your destruction, and the ignorance of the fool will kill him.
Ignorance, complacency and apathy are not good words, she said. They are not good words in our personal lives, and they are not good words in our republic.
“Our government is in trouble because our culture is in trouble. Our government is growing because the social fabric of this country is coming unglued. You cannot take out the rule of law, the respect for life and the institution of marriage and expect society to sustain itself – even Aristotle knew that.”

Posted 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29

From the American Minute with Bill Federer

On May 12, 1779, Washington addressed the Delaware Indian Chiefs at the Middle Brook military encampment: "Brothers: I am glad you have brought three of the Children of your principal Chiefs to be educated with us... Congress...will look upon them as their own Children."

Washington continued: "This is a great mark of your confidence and of your desire to preserve the friendship between the Two Nations...and to become One people with your Brethren of the United States...You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are."

Washington concluded: "Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention; and to tie the knot of friendship and union so fast, that nothing shall ever be able to loose it... I pray God He may make your Nation wise and strong."

Posted 11:15 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28

Mosque of conquest?

By William J. Federer
© 2010

Muslim groups are proposing a 13-story $100 million mosque in the most prominent spot in America – the heart of downtown New York City near the World Trade Center site.

Is this mosque a sign of America's tolerance, or is it a sign of Muslim conquest?

The past may hold answers:

In 630, Muhammad led 10,000 Muslim soldiers into Mecca and turned the pagans' most prominent spot, the Ka'aba, into the Masjid al-Haram Mosque.

In 634, Rightly Guided Caliph Umar conquered Syria and turned the Christians' most prominent spot, the Church of Job, famous for being visited by Saint Silva in the fourth century, into the Mosque of Job. Read the rest of this article in WorldNetDaily.

Outrage of the Day: Ground Zero Supremacist Mega Mosque May Get Public Funding


What happened to the separation of church/mosque and state? This is a complete sell-out of the American people by our own government. We are are being subverted by stealth. It's bad enough and wrong that we have been actively funding and participating in mosque construction projects overseas. Now this?

We are bankrupt and we are building mosques in Muslim countries and possibly funding a mega mosque on Ground Zero. We must take our country back. Every American must get involved. The people have lost all control over the process.

Ground Zero Muslim center may get public financing Reuters hat tip Davida

The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.
The Democratic comptroller's spokesman, Scott Sieber, said Liu supported the project. The center has sparked an intense debate over U.S. religious freedoms and the sanctity of the Trade Center site, where nearly 3,000 perished in the September 11, 2001 attack. Read the rest.

Imam Rauf Tells Non-Muslims to Submit to Islamic Terror, Do Not Use Word allah

Back in January in Malaysia, churches were bombed and burned by Muslims over the use of the word "allah" by non-Muslims.

I reported the horrific story out of Malaysia, where numerous churches were burned over a court ruling that allowed a Catholic newspaper to use Allah in its Malay-language editions. Muslims rioted at mosques and set churches on fire.

I think it is critical for Americans to know how the "moderate" Imam of the Ground Zero Islamic Supremacist mosque advised the Christian community to submit to Islamic dominance, violence and terror.

Seeking harmony in Malaysia


Yes, it is true that Allah is the Arabic word for God and that Arab Christians use the word Allah when they refer to God. And yes, it is true that under freedom of speech and freedom of religion, one should be able to refer to the supreme deity any way one wants. Read the rest.

The Perils of Coveting

By Diane Singer|: the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
You shall not covet … anything that is your neighbor’s. Exodus 20:17
“The Necklace”
Before he died of syphilis in 1893, Guy de Maupassant – one of the fathers of the modern short story – penned his own epitaph: “I have coveted everything and taken pleasure in nothing.”
His short story “The Necklace” reflects this sentiment.[1] Its protagonist – a perpetually discontented woman named Mathilde Loisel – covets the wealth, luxury, prestige, and approbation which others possess and which she feels are her rightful due as a beautiful and charming young woman. Though she marries a man with a respectable job – a clerk in the Ministry of Education – who provides her with all she needs, Mathilde is incapable of being satisfied with what he is able to provide: “she suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury. She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains. All these things, of which other women of her class would not even have been aware, tormented and insulted her.” Read the rest.

Posted 5:40 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21

American Minute with Bill Federer

300,000 miles on horseback, from the Atlantic to the Appalachians, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, for 45 years, he spread the gospel.

This was Francis Asbury, Methodist Circuit riding preacher who was born Aug. 20, 1745.

When the Revolution started, he refused to return to England: "I can by no means agree to leave such a field for gathering souls to Christ as we have in America." He befriended Richard Bassett, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, who converted, freed his slaves and paid them as hired labor.

Francis Asbury dedicated the first African Methodist Episcopal Church and met personally with George Washington, congratulating him on his election.

By the time he died, the Methodist Church in America had grown from 300 members to more than 200,000.

Unveiling the Equestrian Statue of Francis Asbury in Washington, D.C., 1924, President Calvin Coolidge said: "Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we derive our reverence for truth and justice, for equality and liberty. . . .This circuit rider spent his life making stronger the foundation on which our government rests."

Coolidge concluded: "Francis Asbury is entitled to rank as one of the builders of our nation."

Posted 7:50 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18

American Minute with Bill Federer

Aug. 17, 1955, President Eisenhower authorized the code of conduct for U.S. soldiers, which stated: "I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense. . . . If captured . . . I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy. . . . I will never forget I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America."

In 1947, the U.S. Corp of Cadets required: "Attendance at chapel is part of a cadet's training; no cadet will be exempted. Each cadet will receive religious training in one of the three particular faiths: Protestant, Catholic or Jewish."

In 1949, the U.S. Naval Academy required: "All Midshipmen, except those on authorized outside church parties, shall attend Sunday services in the chapel."

On Nov. 15, 1862, Lincoln ordered: "The Commander in Chief . . . enjoins the . . . observance of the Sabbath. . . . The sacred rights of Christian soldiers and sailors, a becoming deference to the best sentiment of a Christian people . . . demand that Sunday labor in the Army and Navy be reduced to the measure of strict necessity."

Posted 11:40 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18

Michigan high school football team practices from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. to accommodate Muslim players

SIOA alert. Here isyet another accommodation, in a disturbingly long list of imposing Islam on our secular society.

Michigan high school football team practices from 11PM to 4AM to accommodate Ramadan fasting Muslim players
The team is predominantly Muslim, but there is at least one non-Muslim player on it, and he is going along, so all is well. The only problem here is that it discourages non-Muslims from playing on the team, and reinforces the ever-reinforced and ultimately Islamic supremacist principle that non-Muslims must accommodate Muslim practices -- never the other way around. "Mich. school practices 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.," from, August 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):

DEARBORN, Mich. -- A Michigan high school football team is holding preseason practices in the middle of the night to help its Muslim players practice both faith and football.
The predominantly Muslim squad from Dearborn says the nocturnal regimen is a way for players to eat and drink while observing the holy month of daytime fasting known as Ramadan that started last week.

The August heat also played a factor in Fordson High coach Fouad Zaban's proposal to reverse the clock for a week of two-a-day practices. Read the rest.

The Demise of Secular Humanism by the Hands of the Secular Humanists

By Gary DeMar

Caution. Adult material: John Dunphy is a self-avowed Secular Humanist. He is best known for this statement first published in 1983 in The Humanist magazine.

“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. These teachers must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preachers, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level—preschool day care or large state university. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new—the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of “love thy neighbor” will be finally achieved.

As you can see, Dunphy is a worldview thief. He steals from the Christian worldview—“love thy neighbor”—so he can prop up his man-centered worldview that cannot account for either love or neighbors given the assumptions of atheistic, evolutionary humanism. Read the rest.

American Minute with Bill Federer

Charles Finney died Aug. 16, 1875.

An attorney, Finney saw so many Scripture references in Blackstone's Law Commentaries that he bought a Bible and came to faith.

Charles Finney's 1835 Revival Lectures inspired George Williams to found the YMCA - Young Men's Christian Association - in 1844, and William Booth to found The Salvation Army in 1865.

Charles Finney formed the Benevolent Empire, a network of volunteer organizations to aid poor with health care and social needs, which in 1834 had a budget rivaling the Federal Government.

Concerning the Kingdom of God, Charles Finney wrote: "Every member must work or quit. No honorary members."

While Finney was president of Oberlin College, 1851-1866, it was a station on the Underground Railroad smuggling slaves to freedom, and it granted the first college degree in the United States to a black woman, Mary Jane Patterson.

Charles Finney wrote: "The time has come for Christians to vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them . . . . Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to their country as a part of their duty to God."

Charles Finney concluded: "God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics."

Posted 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17

Glenn McCall speaks to Upstate Republican Women Aug. 16 from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

Glenn McCall tells Upstate Republican Women:
We look to Greenville to uphold our conservative values (Photo gallery)

Glenn McCall, one of South Carolina’s two national committeemen, told the Upstate Republic Women Aug. 16 that the Greenville County Republican Party is the benchmark that other county Republican parties strive to follow.

“We look to you to uphold our conservative values,” McCall said, citing the leadership of chairman Patrick Haddon and Dan Herren, state executive committeeman.

McCall recounted the efforts of Karen Floyd, state GOP chairman, and his fellow national committeeman Cindy Costa, in their successful efforts at the National Republican Committee summer meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 4 to 7 to keep South Carolina’s first in the South presidential primary, which it has held since 1980.

The RNC passed resolutions supporting Arizona’s stance on immigration and to repeal Obamacare and replace it with free market solutions.

McCall said that he and his wife Linda, who attended the meeting with him, get called all sorts of names, but that because of his values and most importantly because of his Christian values, he cannot vote for a person because of color. McCall said he is a Tea Partier, and that the Tea Party movement is not about racism. It is about our Constitution, and the rule of law, he said.

Posted 1:05 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 15

Does the Prop 8 Ruling Signify a Cultual Armageddon: Watch this Two-Minute Warning from Chuck Colson.

Obama's Ground Zero Mosque Blessing

One may legitimately wonder how past Ramadans have resulted in any advancement of “opportunity and prosperity for people everywhere.” In reality, it contravenes Islamic law to give zakat, the almsgiving that is one of the pillars of Islam and is required of every Muslim, to non-Muslims. That’s why it is easy to find Western governmental agencies and Christian charitable organizations busy building and staffing schools and hospitals in impoverished parts of Africa and Asia, but oil-rich Muslim countries have never undertaken similar endeavors. With the sharp divide in Islam between believers and unbelievers, such that Muslims are commanded to be “merciful to one another, but ruthless to the unbelievers” (Qur’an 48:29), there simply is no basis in Islamic law for the idea that Islam fosters the advance of “opportunity and prosperity for people everywhere.”Read the rest.

Posted 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 14

American Minute with Bill Federer

Emperor Hirohito surrendered Aug. 14, 1945.

The next day, honoring the Jewish New Year, President Truman said: "The enemies of civilization who would have destroyed completely all freedom of religion have been defeated. All faiths unite in thanksgiving to Almighty God on our victory over the forces of evil."

In a Day of Prayer, Aug. 16, 1945, Truman proclaimed: "The warlords of Japan . . . have surrendered unconditionally . . . This is the end of the . . . schemes of dictators to enslave the peoples of the world, destroy their civilization, and institute a new era of darkness and degradation."

Truman continued: "Our global victory has come from the courage . . . of free men and women united in determination to fight. It has come from the massive strength of arms . . . created by peace-loving peoples who knew that unless they won, decency in the world would end.

"It has come from millions of peaceful citizens . . . turned soldiers overnight -- who showed a ruthless enemy that they were not afraid to fight."

Truman concluded: "It has come with the help of God, Who was with us in the early days of adversity and . . . Who has now brought us to this glorious day of triumph. Let us give thanks to Him and . . . dedicate ourselves to follow in His ways."

Statement of Debra Burlingame, Co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, in Response to President Obama’s Remarks about the Ground Zero Mosque

911 Families Stunned by President's Support of Mosque at Ground Zero

New York, NY — Barack Obama has abandoned America at the place where America’s heart was broken nine years ago, and where her true values were on display for all to see. Since that dark day, Americans have been asked to bear the burden of defending those values, again and again and again. Now this president declares that the victims of 9/11 and their families must bear another burden. We must stand silent at the last place in America where 9/11 is still remembered with reverence or risk being called religious bigots. Read the rest.

Posted 2:40 p.m., Sunday Aug. 8

Why do Californians even bother to vote?

I lived in Southern California from 1978 to 2006 and I was personally saddened last week to see the votes of seven million of my former fellow Californians overturned by a single unrepresentative judge. I was in California when we passed Prop 22 defining marriage between a man and a woman, but had moved to South Carolina before Prop 8 was introduced.

I know what it is like to line up to vote feeling a sense of awe in helping to choose the leader of the Free World (in 2000 and 2004) knowing full well that the Electoral College made my vote worthless. On the state level, I lived in a little red area represented by a Republican House member and senator until I was gerrymandered into a blue district.

Posted 12:40 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7

SIOA Lawsuit against NYC: Bloomberg's MTA Refuses to Allow 911 Images: Bans Ground Zero Bus Campaign

Stop the Isalmification of America filed a lawsuit against the city of New York because the city has refused to run the SIOA "Preservation of Ground Zero" bus campaign. Read the rest.

Posted 12:35 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7

If your name became a verb (or adjective) what would it mean?

I read this week about a liberal, called into question for his viewpoints, who said he had been "breitbarted," a reference to conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.

When conservatives are denied appointments by Congress they are said to be "borked," a reference to conservative Robert Bork, who was denied confirmation to the Supreme Court by a left-wing Congress.

This leads me to ask, If your name became a verb, what would it mean?

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold (Proverbs 22:1)

Posted 9:55 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2

Greenville County Republican executive committee rebukes Sen. Lindsey Graham
By Thomas C. Hanson

The Greenville County Republican executive committee voted 61-2 to approve a resolution of rebuke against Sen. Lindsey Graham at its Monday night meeting.
The resolution reads:
Whereas, United States Sen. Lindsey Graham has cast votes in the United States Senate in favor of TARP, which all but guarantees an increase in the national debt and expansion of the federal government.
Whereas, Sen. Graham has voted in favor of two of President Obama’s nominees to the United States Supreme Court, who possess questionable qualifications and very liberal beliefs that are contrary to the United States Constitution.
 Whereas, Sen. Graham has promoted amnesty for illegal aliens, and continues to promote this premise under the guise of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”
 Whereas, by these and other votes, Sen. Graham has abandoned the Republican platform:
Limited Government;
Capitalism and the Free Market System;
Original Intent of the Constitution;
The Appointment of Conservative Federal Judges and Justices to the United States Supreme Court; and
Fiscal Responsibility.
And, whereas, both locally and nationally, Sen. Graham has repeatedly demonstrated contempt and arrogance towards those members of the Republican Party who support these core Republican beliefs;

Therefore, be it resolved, the Greenville County Republican Party hereby issues this formal rebuke of Sen. Graham for his cooperation and support of President Obama and the Democratic Party’s liberal agenda for the United State.
Further, be it resolved that Sen. Graham will no longer be invited to attend and participate in meetings or other events sponsored by the Greenville County Republican Party.
Resolved this 2nd day of August 2010 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenville County Republican Party Executive Committee.

Posted 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 2

UK Muslim Girls Avoid Honor Killings by Surgically Re-Virginizing

Posted 5:55 p.m., July 29

American Minute with Bill Federer

Alexis de Tocqueville was born July 29, 1805.

A French social scientist who traveled the United States in 1831, de Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America: "Religion in America ... must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it...This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation."

De Tocqueville said: "The sects that exist in the United States are innumerable. They all differ in respect to the worship which is due to the Creator; but they all agree in respect to the duties which are due from man to man. Each sect adores the Deity in its own peculiar manner, but all sects preach the same moral law in the name of God... Moreover, all the sects of the United States are comprised within the great unity of Christianity, and Christian morality is everywhere the same."

De Tocqueville added: "There is no country in the whole world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence than in America...and nothing better demonstrates how useful it is to man, since the country where it now has the widest sway is both the most enlightened and the freest.


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