Friday, November 30, 2007

M. James “Sakk” Frankenfield - the passing of a dear friend

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

M. JAMES FRANKENFIELD M. James “Sakk” Frankenfield, 59, of Souderton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Twp.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Haas) Frankenfield with whom he celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary in June.

Born in Sellersville, he was a son of the late Merrill S. and Ruth (Moyer) Frankenfield. He was a US. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving three tours of duty from 1965 to 1969.

He was employed as a chemist and lab technician for Merck Sharp and Dohme in West Point for 38 years, prior to his retirement earlier this year

Mr. Frankenfield attended Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Souderton.

He was a member of the American Legion Warren Royer Post No. 234 in Souderton, Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1539 in Sellersville, and a lifetime member of the Sellersville VFW. He was a member of the Merck Sharp and Dohme Federal Credit Union since 1977 and served on its supervisory committee since 2004.

In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family, soccer, hunting, fishing, boating, and rugby.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Stacy Frankenfield of Lansdale; two sons, Matthew Frankenfield and Dennis Frankenfield, both of Souderton; a brother, John Hedrick and his wife, Patti, of Denton, TX; and a sister, Jill Benner and her husband, William, of Perkasie.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at 12 Noon in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 69 W. Broad St., Souderton, PA 18964. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Souderton. Family will receive friends from 10 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Grand View Hospice, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, PA 18960 or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church at the above address. Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford.



A special note:


What an honor it is, and how humbling it is, to have known such a fine man. Having served with Sakk in the 330th RRCo in Pleiku, Vietnam in '68-'69, I knew him to be one of those rare individuals that everyone called "friend." He was always there for the other guys when they were down in the dumps, missing their loved one's, when they were frightened by the daily sounds of war, or just needed a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. His endearing leadership qualities both in combat and in peace, personified "Duty-Honor-Country." In other words, Sakk was a "damn fine soldier!"

I will miss Sakk a great deal, but even within my sadness, I will always carry a smile in my heart whenever I remember him, knowing that he is now resting peacefully in our Savior's arms, receiving from our Lord what all of us at the 330th received from Sakk, namely, the love of a brother...

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pope invites senior Muslims to Vatican meeting

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

Pope Benedict XVI invited a delegation of senior Muslim personalities, who signed an appeal for greater dialogue between religions, to a meeting at the Vatican, according to a letter released Thursday.
The pope praised the "positive spirit" behind the October 11 message signed by 138 top Muslims from around the world and sent to Christian leaders, said Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in the letter sent in Pope Benedict's name.

The pope wanted to meet a representative group of the signatories at the Vatican, he added in the letter sent to Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal, head of the Institute for Islamic Thought in Amman.

"The Pope has asked me to convey his gratitude to Your Royal Highness and to all who signed the letter," Bertone wrote.

"He also wishes to express his deep appreciation for this gesture, for the positive spirit which inspired the text and for the call for a common commitment to promoting peace in the world.

"Without ignoring or downplaying our differences as Christians and Muslims, we can and therefore should look to what unites us, namely, belief in the one God, the provident Creator and universal Judge who at the end of time will deal with each person according to his or her actions. We are all called to commit ourselves totally to him and to obey his sacred will."


The letter said the pope "was particularly impressed by the attention given in the letter to the twofold commandment to love God and one's neighbour."

It recalled Pope Benedict's statement in August 2005 soon after he took office that "we must not yield to the negative pressures in our midst, but must affirm the values of mutual respect, solidarity and peace.

"The life of every human being is sacred, both for Christians and for Muslims. There is plenty of scope for us to act together in the service of fundamental moral values."

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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=071129155415.7ls68uxr&show_article=1

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cross-dressing day sparks school exodus

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A public school's "gender-bender" cross-dressing event, where boys were supposed to dress as girls and girls as boys, has prompted at least dozens, perhaps hundreds, of students to flee the tax-supported institutions in Iowa.

Many of the parents apparently are members of the Christ Apostolic Temple in Des Moines, which teaches a biblically based doctrine of rejecting the world's values.

"Christ Apostolic Temple Inc. Fellowship ... is a Bible-based organization that believes one must 'come out from among them and be ye separate.' (2 Cor. 6:14-17)," the organization's website says.


The Des Moines schools are celebrating a centenary, but have lost students this year because of one school's promotion of cross-dressing


That apparently includes cross-dressing, an event which has found sponsorship in other arenas from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, which has promoted a school lesson plan for teaching boys and girls to cross-dress.

State officials in Des Moines confirmed to WND that at least 80 children whose parents were alarmed by the "Gender-Bender Day" during homecoming week at the city's East High School have moved their children from the various districts in the area into homeschooling plans. Several parents told WND that the number could be in the hundreds.

Read Article:

http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58914

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An Urgent Message From David Horowitz

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

As you read this letter, America's war on terror is being compromised and Israel's future is being threatened by a meeting that was convened by an American government on American soil. The ironies are chilling: unrepentant terrorists invited to a "peace conference," where the only democracy in the Middle East had to defend its right to exist.

What can Condoleeza Rice be thinking? The war against the terrorists in Iraq is at a critical turning point. An American Secretary of State should not have been in Annapolis putting our most faithful ally on the defensive, but in Baghdad brokering a reconciliation between Iraqi factions and locking down a victory for which nearly 4,000 Americans have given their lives. Iraq is the central front in the holy war against the West being waged by al-Qaeda and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and an American defeat in Iraq would lead to an escalation of that war to proportions that would make the current conflict in Iraq seem tame by comparison.

Instead, Secretary of State Rice has been out-Clintoning Bill Clinton by shuttling between capitals in the Middle East in an attempt to cut a piece of flesh from a frontline state in the war on terror. Once again, in a replay of what happened eight years ago, the U.S. hopes against hope that bribery and concessions will turn them Palestinian wolves into doves and that diplomacy will make them agree to live side by side with a state, Israel, they believe is inhabited by pigs and monkeys.

The Palestinians do not want to live alongside a Jewish state; they want to destroy it. Any "diplomacy" that does not proceed from this assumption is part of the problem rather than part of the solution. The majority of Palestinians have voted for a party, Hamas, whose chief goal- the "obliteration" of Israelis declared in its charter. They have been fighting a sixty-year war against the Jews - men, women and children in which concessions like the ones Bush and Rice are trying to force on Israel only lead to further slaughter and new demands.

The ambush Bush and Rice prepared for Israel in Annapolis will fail because the Palestinians are committed to terrorism and regard negotiation as violence by other means. Seventy percent of Palestinians support suicide bombing and seventy percent support Hamas. The other thirty support the Islamo-fascists of Fatah and their terrorist armies: the al Aqsa Martyrs Bridge, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Palestine Islamic Jihad.

It's indicative of the bad faith of the architects of Annapolis that they have persuaded Syria, the murderer of Christian and democratic Lebanon and refuge for Saddam's bloodthirsty lieutenants, to come to the table and parley for a return of the Golan Heights so that they can begin shelling Israeli farmers again.

The Palestinians are not the cause of the Islamic crusade against the West; they are an integral part of it. Giving them a piece of Israel in East Jerusalem will not satisfy their hunger for conquest. It will only whet their appetite for more.

The Munich Conference in 1938 led to a war in which 70 million lives were lost and the world was introduced to the term "genocide." The Munich in Annapolis will be a step towards the new genocide being planned by Iran's Ahmadinejad, Hamas' al-Zahar, Syria's Assad, and all the other Islamofascists in the Arab world whose deepest dream is an Islamic Reich which is Judenrein "from the river to the sea."

We need your help to deliver a clear and uncompromising message - an immediate message- to the Bush administration that the meeting that took place is a betrayal of what we are fighting for in the war on terror.

The Freedom Center has been attempting to wake Americans up to the dangers we face from radical Islam and to the fact that the state of Israel is the canary in the mine in foretelling what the terrorists have in store. We have published "Why Israel is the Victim," "Big Lies: The Arabs' Propaganda War Against Israel," "The Nazi Roots of Palestinian Nationalism" and pamphlets about Islamic Jihad distributing nearly one million copies of them, primarily to students on America's campuses. In 2007 we made four flash videos. One of them, "What Really Happened in the Middle East," was viewed by over 1.5 million people. FrontPagemag.com, the daily news site of the Center with over 600,000 unique visitors a month, has featured thousands of articles on the Middle East, Israel, the Jihad, and this week on the slow motion suicide of Condoleeza Rice's "peace process."

David Horowitz
President & Founder
Front Page Magazine

PENCE SAYS MIDDLE EAST NEGOTIATIONS SHOULD “PROCEED WITH CAUTION”

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"


Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Ranking Member on the Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee, issued the following statement this morning in response to the Annapolis Conference yesterday. Pence met privately Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and attended a State Department dinner with President Bush, Secretary Rice and leaders from Middle East delegations that evening. Pence's statement follows:

"After decades of violence against Israel and military conflict in the region, I welcome a return of formal peace talks and I commend the President of the United States, Prime Minister Olmert and President Abbas for agreeing to begin negotiations.

"Based upon my discussions with leaders directly involved in the process this week, I am persuaded that negotiations should proceed but proceed with caution.

"While all Americans hope for a lasting peace in the region, the American people cherish our ally Israel and the security of Israel must come first.

"As I told Prime Minister Olmert and Secretary of State Rice, the goal of any peace treaty should begin with the recognition of a secure and stable Jewish State of Israel. Any consideration of establishing a Palestinian state must follow this primary objective for the United States.

"Peace talks have failed in the past because one side wanted peace and the other side wanted Israel.

"If President Abbas and Arab neighbors will condemn and confront terrorist violence against Israel, accept Israel's right to exist and accept the unique territorial demands necessary for her security, peace is possible.

"But it is important to state, as the parties agreed in Annapolis, implementation of any future peace treaty must be subject to implementation of these and other elements of the Roadmap as judged by the United States.

"As negotiations begin anew, the prospect of a Palestinian state must be subject, first and foremost, to the implementation of measures by the Palestinian Authority that will ensure the security and stability of our truest ally, the State of Israel."

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

1Lt Jim Stone: LBEH "Let's Bring 'Em Home!"

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

I just received this e-mail from a very old and dear friend, 1Lt Jim Stone aka "Stoney," and I wanted to pass it on to everyone.


"I don't usually endorse any particular charity, but this one hits home.

"I know what it's like to be in the service, far away away from home, at Christmas.

"There is a campaign, only a few years old, called LBEH- Let's Bring 'Em Home

"They raise money to fly enlisted service members home for Christmas with their family.

"Their only money comes from donations.

"They are an IRS Licensed 501C3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization, and that means your donation is Tax Deductable.

"They are the only charity I know where 95 % of the money they receive-- goes directly into their stated purpose-- airplane tickets for enlisted service members. NO ONE gets paid for their service to this group!

"You can check out this Organization at http://www.lbeh.org/?help and at the links on the bottom of the pages.

"Whether you choose to donate, or not, PLEASE forward this to lots of people, so they may choose to help, or not, and they will forward to their friends, etc-- on & on.

"If you do donate as a result of this E-Mail Campaign-- please add "EMC" before your LAST name(Jim EMCStone, Carole EMCJones ), so we can track our success on the donors page."

http://www.lbeh.org/?donors

Thanks-

1Lt. Jim Stone
3rd MP Co 3rd Inf Div 1970-72

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Monday, November 26, 2007

ALL Video Exposes Graphically Offensive Children's Book

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Do you want your children viewing sexually explicit images? Planned Parenthood does.

Planned Parenthood endorses a "sex education" book that shows graphic illustrations of sexual activity and even masturbation. They give the book to children as young as 10-years-old!

American Life League is trying to prevent Planned Parenthood from giving obscene material to your children. We want to protect the innocence of America's youth. And we're leading the way with new media to do it.

Watch our innovative video that exposes the evil behind this book, It's Perfectly Normal. You can even see censored illustrations from the book to judge for yourself.

Do you want Planned Parenthood to give these materials to your 10-year-old children? I hope not.

Please help spread the word about this disgusting book. Forward this message to your friends and family. Please share our unique video newscast with them.

Sincerely yours in the Lord Who IS Life,

Judie Brown, President

Video link: http://www.all.org/scripts/count/click.php?id=34

PENCE TO ATTEND DINNER TONIGHT WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, SECRETARY RICE AND LEADING MIDDLE EAST OFFICIALS ON ANNAPOLIS CONFERENCE

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, ranking member of the Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee, will attend a dinner tonight with President Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as well as officials from Middle Eastern delegations regarding the Annapolis Conference tomorrow.



Pence will also attend a private briefing this afternoon with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to discuss the conference.

George Washington (Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789)

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of
Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits,
and humbly to implore his protection and favors."

George Washington

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Merry Christmas !!!

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

A new poll finds Americans overwhelmingly prefer that stores use the phrase "Merry Christmas" in their seasonal advertising rather than "Happy Holidays. The Rasmussen survey found 67 percent favor "Merry Christmas" while just 26 percent prefer "Happy Holidays."

Read article:

http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58842

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Scientist who ignited stem-cell war says it's over

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James Thomson, the scientist who helped ignite cultural and political controversy with the use of embryos in stem-cell research believes his new discovery – using ordinary adult skin cells – means the war is virtually over.

"A decade from now, this will be just a funny historical footnote," James A. Thomson told the New York Times in an interview.

Thomson's laboratory at the University of Wisconsin was one of two that announced Tuesday a new way to turn ordinary human skin cells into what appear to be embryonic stem cells without using a human embryo.

The technique involves adding four genes to ordinary adult skin cells.

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http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58843

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pope to purge the Vatican of modern music

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By Malcolm Moore in Rome

The Pope is considering a dramatic overhaul of the Vatican in order to force a return to traditional sacred music.

The Pope wants to widen the use of Gregorian chant and baroque sacred music

After reintroducing the Latin Tridentine Mass, the Pope wants to widen the use of Gregorian chant and baroque sacred music.

In an address to the bishops and priests of St Peter's Basilica, he said that there needed to be "continuity with tradition" in their prayers and music.

He referred pointedly to "the time of St Gregory the Great", the pope who gave his name to Gregorian chant.

Gregorian chant has been reinstituted as the primary form of singing by the new choir director of St Peter's, Father Pierre Paul.

He has also broken with the tradition set up by John Paul II of having a rotating choir, drawn from churches all over the world, to sing Mass in St Peter's.

Mgr Valentin Miserachs Grau, the director of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, which trains church musicians, said that there had been serious "deviations" in the performance of sacred music.

"How far we are from the true spirit of sacred music. How can we stand it that such a wave of inconsistent, arrogant and ridiculous profanities have so easily gained a stamp of approval in our celebrations?" he said.

He added that a pontifical office could correct the abuses, and would be "opportune". He said: "Due to general ignorance, especially in sectors of the clergy, there exists music which is devoid of sanctity, true art and universality."

Mgr Grau said that Gregorian chant was the "cardinal point" of liturgical music and that traditional music "should become again the living soul of the assembly".

The Pope favoured the idea of a watchdog for church music when he was the cardinal in charge of safeguarding Catholic doctrine.

He is known to be a strong supporter of Mgr Grau, who is also in charge of the Cappella Liberiana of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.


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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/20/wpope120.xml

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Special Message From Eagles Up!

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

Dear Patriot,

If there were a way to attract thousands of other motivated patriots to become aware of your organization, at absolutely no cost to you whatsoever, would you be interested to hear about it?

My name is Michael Connelly and I am a founding member and web master for Eagles UP, a pro-American organization focusing on supporting our troops in harms way. As part of that effort I would like to tell you about a new initiative we are sponsoring called The Patriot Event Network.

Although this is not a new idea, for me, it crystallized on October 27, 2007 in Chicago. This was the day Code Pink, International ANSWER and other anti-American forces organized rallies in eleven cities across America. While it is estimated that between 3000 and 5000 moonbats in Chicago marched against our nation, there were fewer than 50 brave patriots to counter their message of betrayal. While as patriots we knew our fifty hardy souls were sufficient to outnumber the opposing forces dedicated to the downfall of America, it was apparent something more needed to be done in the future to get our message out to those Americans still lost in the mall.

In talking with other members of our small assemblage in Chicago that afternoon, I discovered there were a number of different patriotic organizations represented. Eagles Up, GoE, Vets for Freedom, Chicago Minutemen Project, Minutemen Midwest, The Band of Mothers, and more. Different groups with different emphases, yet all patriots with a desire to defend our great nation.

I’m sure you recognize there are countless organizations sprouting up everyday. Each one attempts to address a concern which is a priority for them: supporting our troops and their loved ones, protecting our borders form illegal invasions, raising awareness to the very real Islamic threat, boycotting vile propaganda such as the new Mark Cuban and Brian DiPalma movie “Redacted,” or simply trying to restore the meaning and right to celebrate Christmas as our forefathers did for centuries before us. So many issues; so many patriots; motivated individuals whose interests and beliefs are most likely the same as yours.

That is why I am writing to you today with this offer. The Patriot Event Network is a simple online event calendar which we would like to share with you and other worthy organizations. Even better, you have total control over what is scheduled for your organization because we will give you your own account access. Visitors to all member sites will have the opportunity to view events in their area scheduled by all of our member organizations as well as the ability to easily filter and view events for just your organization.

Eagles Up hopes for all patriotic organizations to share in the success of bringing our messages to America. We can do that by helping each other. You can take the first step today by contacting us at patriotnet@eaglesup.us to receive your free Patriot Event Network account. You will also receive links to full downloadable user documentation, as well as a choice of patriotic banner links to your calendar.

Also, as an added incentive, all organizations joining the Patriot Event Network between now and Christmas 2007 will be considered a Charter Member. As a Charter Member you will be allowed to submit a banner link for your site which will be prominently displayed on a special Charter Member page at Eagles Up as well as guaranteeing that your PEN account will always be free as long as you desire to keep it.

So, here’s to supporting our troops, protecting our borders, defeating radical Islam, restoring Christmas to our culture and opposing all who would weaken or threaten our great nation. No matter what course you have taken, let us walk together in our support of America.

Eagles UP!

Michael Connelly

Board Member and Webmaster for Eagles UP! http://eaglesup.us



Eagles Up always reserves the right to reject any organization which misrepresents itself for the purpose of obtaining a PEN account, as well as the right to edit or remove any inappropriate verbiage from event postings.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Tuesday, November 20th is the first official day of 2008 Indiana General Assembly

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

Tuesday, November 20 is the first official day of the 2008 Indiana General Assembly. Your State Senator and State Representative will be at the Statehouse on Tuesday for "Organization Day" in advance of the January session. They need to hear from you.

Many legislators think that the only issue that matters to voters is property tax reform. In a recent press conference on taxes, Speaker of the House Patrick Bauer called the effort to protect traditional marriage a "sideshow" and a "diversion." What an insult to those who care about the future of the family!

Tax battles are important, but those battles come and go. We have just one last chance to pass a Marriage Protection Amendment in Indiana as 27 other states have done. If passed by the legislature, Hoosiers can vote to put the definition of marriage as one man and one woman into the state constitution, thereby preventing a runaway liberal judge from discarding our law and forcing same-sex marriage upon Indiana

A few weeks ago, a group of homosexual activists and lobbyists marched on the Indiana state capitol not simply to oppose the marriage amendment, but to call for same-sex marriage. If the marriage amendment is not passed, there will be an attempt to create same-sex marriage in Indiana...it will only be a matter of time.


Let your legislator know that marriage protection is important.


Thank you for caring enough to get involved.

Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon,
Founder and Chairman
American Family Association

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Marsha Weinerman of Cambridge Mass: Shame on you!!!

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

Hey Everybody:

This is a letter calling all of you to your battle stations! This weeks news seems to be more discouraging than others in the attacks from within our own borders against our troops. We just celebrated Veterans Day last weekend and honored all who have fallen, all who have served and those who are serving. I guess that was too much for the liberal left? They still cannot comprehend the price that our self-sacrificing, brave and noble Veterans have paid for them.

We have inhumane and heartless Ms Weinerman in Cambridge Ma. who stopped the Boy Scouts from collecting items for care packages to send to the troops for Christmas because it was a "political statement?" Our troops are willing to shed their blood and give up their life if need be, and she doesn't want to send them a Christmas package. Scrooge is alive and well in Cambridge.

Then we have the protestors in California who put my sons picture in a casket along with all of our other fallen heroes and marched to the recruiters office and tried to blame them for the deaths of our sons who volunteered and willingly gave their lives for our country including the idiots who carried that casket! Do they not have any idea how deeply that rips and tears at the heart of those of us who have lost a loved one? How despicable and disgraceful!

Then we have the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and their co-horts who refuse to fund our troops unless they can dictate when the troops come home. And where exactly is their military leadership background and knowledge that makes them think they are wiser than the Generals? Oh it's okay for them to return home for the Holidays without voting to fund our troops who won't get to enjoy their families for the Holidays. Their power struggles and prideful attitudes are putting our troops and our nation at risk and mimic actions of traitors.

Through God's strength I have made it through the toughest 15 months of my life since my son Mar Alan Lee, the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq died on 8-2-06. I have had enough of the liberals who continue to bash our troops! It makes me sick and I know many of you feel the same way. I know many of you are fighting and doing your part, but many of you have gotten apathetic. We are going to lose our country because of the liberal minority who scream the loudest. Please I can't do this alone. We need more voices and support. It's time for everyone of us to do something to stop this madness. We need to hold Ms Weinerman accountable, filling lawsuits if applicable. The grieving Father took the Westboro Wacko's to task and one. Trust me those people are vile. We had them at Marc's memorial service in Oregon!

We need to call Ms Weinerman's office at 617-349-4363 or email: mweinerman@cambridgema.gov. and demand she publicly apologize to our troops and the Boy Scouts. She needs to contribute big time to care packages for the troops.

We need to stop those who are using our fallen Heroes names and pictures without our permission for anti-war protests and agenda. Please any of you who are countering these vile protestors you have my permission to remove anything with my sons name or picture associated to anti-war propaganda. He believed in what we are doing and wouldn't want his honor destroyed by these wacko's.

Call your Congressman and Senators and demand they support our troops and fund them so that they can successfully complete the mission.

Make sure you are registered to vote and elect those who have values and morals that we can be proud of that represent the majority of America. Elect a President who our troops would be honored to serve under and has served in the military.

Let our troops know that we, the majority of Americans support them! Please join me and Move America forward as we kickoff our "Honoring our Heroes for the Holidays" Tour. Our goal is to collect at least 100,00 holiday cards that we will be taking to the troops this Christmas. Check out the website MoveAmericaForward.org for our itenerary. This is so important for us to take the time off from work so that our troops overseas can see through the media that the majority of Americans, not just a few are behind them, love them and recognize the price they are paying for our freedom. This is a huge undertaking and we need your help! You can contribute on-line and send care packages. We are a grassroot organization and we all need to do our part. If you can help in organizing a rally in one of the cities on our itenerary, we need your help. We need everybody's help to spread the word. Everybody can do cards, no matter what part of the country you are in. Wouldn't it send an amazing message to the troops if we took a million cards? The MAF website has an address you can mail them to if you are not near an event location. Call your schools, any of your Veterans groups, churches, clubs, or kids organizations. Notify your radio and TV stations. If you are in the DC area plan on purchasing tickets to attend the concert on the 14th Honoring our Heroes and our Wounded Warriors from Bethesda and Walter Reed.

Don't forget to reach out to the families who will have empty chairs at their holiday dinners and parties, Our Gold Star and those Blue Star families who will have a loved one deployed.

A very proud and grateful American who knows the cost of our freedom!

Debbie Lee

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Molestation Coverup Proven in Internationally Famous Abortion Case in Nicaragua

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

MANAGUA -- The stepfather of "Rosita", who collaborated with the international pro-abortion movement in 2003 to escape Costa Rica and obtain an abortion for his nine-year-old stepdaughter, has been convicted of rape after DNA evidence and eyewitness testimony proved he was the real father of Rosita's child. Francisco Fletes fled Costa Rica with his wife and "Rosita" (the name used by the Nicaraguan press to hide the identity of Fletes' stepdaughter) in 2003 with the help of the Central American director of the international pro-abortion group Ipas, while he was under criminal investigation by the Costa Rican government for raping Rosita, whose pregnancy had been discovered during medical testing.

Full Story:
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/nov/07111609.html

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

PENCE SAYS “TIDE IS TURNING IN IRAQ”

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"


“Democrats are adding denial to their agenda of retreat and defeat in Iraq”

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Congressman Mike Pence delivered the following speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this morning regarding a Democrat bill calling for retreat in Iraq.

“The tide is turning in Iraq. As The Washington Post noted just last week, the number of attacks against U.S. soldiers has fallen to levels not seen since before February of 2006, when the bombing of the Shiite Shrine in Samara touched off waves of sectarian killing.

“The death toll of American troops in October fell to 39, the lowest level since March of 2006. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced this last Sunday, that Sunni Shiite violence in Baghdad was down more than seventy-five percent in the last year.

“But sadly, today the House of Representatives will bring an Iraq supplemental bridge fund that once again brings the same tired language mandating withdrawal from Iraq.

“It seems, Madame Speaker, the Democrats are adding denial to their agenda of retreat and defeat in Iraq. Now is not the time to micromanage a widening success in Iraq. Let’s give the American soldiers the resources they need to get the job done, see freedom win, and come home safe.”

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Monday, November 12, 2007

The "Cannots" By Abraham Lincoln

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong

You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot establish secutiry on borrowed money.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

A. Lincoln
Founding Father of the Republican Party

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Congressman Mike Pence Honors Veterans

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Mike Pence gave the following speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today in honor of our nation’s veterans:



“The Old Book tells us, ‘if you owe debts pay debts. If honor then honor. If respect then respect.’

“This weekend millions of Americans will gather in places large and small in this country to pay a debt of gratitude that we owe to the American Soldier.

“I rise today, like all of those who will gather in ceremonies and parades, surrounding people wearing moth-balled uniforms and gray hair to celebrate Veterans Day.

“Memorial Day is that day in the spring when we remember those who did not come home. Veterans Day is the day in the fall when we remember those who did.

“A close friend of my late father, a combat veteran, said to me once poignantly, ‘I think your dad never got over the guilt of coming home.’ While we remember those who served and fell this weekend, we will remember those who carried the burden of Veterans, who fired shots in anger, who wore the uniform of the United States of America, and who, every day of their lives thereafter, carry the burden of their poignant service and significant loss.

“To veterans all across America and especially those in Eastern Indiana, we will remember you this Veterans Day.”

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Another Victory! Mrs. Arnold gets her Angel. Anti-Christmas policy rescinded

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

Thanks to your efforts, the Plant City Living Center recognized they were mistaken in not allowing residents to display Christian symbols. HUD says its policy is clear and that discrimination against Mrs. Arnold (and angels) will not be tolerated in HUD approved facilities. Plant City Living Center attorney Steve Edelstein issued this statement today:

"I am pleased to report that the Plant City Living Center's recent newsletter regarding holiday decoration policies has been rescinded. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guarantees the rights of citizens to display religious symbols in public. We support that guarantee."

"I want to take this opportunity to reiterate to you and to inform your readers that Plant City Living Center respects the religious beliefs of all of its residents. In furtherance of that policy, Plant City Living Center allows residents to decorate their apartments and the exterior areas of their apartments in any manner they choose. To use your recent Action Alert as an example, this policy allows any resident to place a small Christmas tree outside their door and to decorate their tree in any way they wish. By the way, Plant City's policy also allows angels to be displayed in common areas."



Take a stand against those who seek to take away our religious freedom by distributing "Merry Christmas. God's Good News" Christmas buttons to fellow church members, friends and family! Wear your button with pride. If we fail to protect our religious freedom, we will lose it!

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Federal government tells 85-year-old grandmother not to put an angel on Christmas tree

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

The Plant City Living Center has told Mrs. Arnold, an 85-year-old grandmother in Florida, that federal law prohibits her from displaying any religious words or items associated with Christmas in the common area of her apartment building.

According to the Center, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a directive banning "any religious symbols or religious words associated with Christmas." Under the guidelines issued by HUD, the elderly grandmother cannot place a small Christmas tree outside her door (because that area is a "commons area") if it contains any religious symbols or religious words, even an angel!

If the residents want to have a Christmas party in their Community room, they cannot call it a Christmas party. The Center says HUD directs residents not to use the word "Christmas" but to use the word "Holiday."

A Sunday School class from a church near Mrs. Arnold's apartment comes every year to host a Hanging of the Greens and Christmas Party for all the residents. She said the highlight of their Christmas Party comes at the very end of The Hanging of the Greens when someone places the angel on top of their Christmas tree. Their tradition is now banned by the federal government.

The federal government is becoming increasingly active in banning Christianity from the public square. Earlier, the National Park Service removed the wording "Laus Deo" (Latin for "Praise be to God") from a replica of the cap of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. and the Veterans Administration banned the script of the flag-folding ceremony mentioning "Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob," and "Father, Son and Holy Ghost" at over 100 national cemeteries. Both of these were rescinded after AFA supporters sent emails to proper authorities.

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PENCE ANNOUNCES ABORTION PROVIDER PROHIBITION ACT

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 8, 2007

CONTACT: Matt Lloyd
(202) 226-4379



Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Mike Pence announced today that he is introducing the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. The bill would prohibit the distribution of Title X family planning funding to abortion providers. Pence gave the following speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today about the bill:



“There are many good things happening in federally funded family planning clinics nationwide. But should the largest abortion provider in America also be the largest recipient of federal family planning funding under Title X? I think not.



“This summer, 189 Republicans and Democrats agreed, supporting my amendment to prohibit tax dollars from funding Planned Parenthood. In that vein, today I am introducing the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, a bill that would prohibit the distribution of Title X family planning money to abortion providers here at home.



“There is simply no reason in the world why the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans should be used to underwrite abortion providers in this country.



“I urge my colleagues to join me as original cosponsors this week in support of the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.”



Background on the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act



The bill prohibits the distribution of Title X family planning money to abortion providers.


The bill does not cut one penny from family planning funds.


The bill does not affect hospitals. In fact, hospitals are specifically exempted.


The bill denies no one family planning services. In every locality where a private abortion provider is receiving Title X funds, there are alternative sources for family planning services, including both public agencies and private agencies that do not offer abortions.


The bill does not affect free speech. The bill contains no language regarding counseling, advocacy, information or expression.


Originally, family planning services were not allowed to include abortions and currently federal dollars are not used directly for abortions. However, over the years, the subsidy of abortion providers under the umbrella of family planning has been gradually accepted.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Letter From Pete Hegseth - Vets for Freedom

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

Dear Vets for Freedom member:

This week, Americans across this great country will join together to honor our military veterans. From the blood-soaked beaches of France to the bombed-out back-alleys of Fallujah, the American G.I. has fought-and died-opposing that which is evil and oppressive, and defending all things good and free.

Veterans Day is about one thing: honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans, and passing their collective story to the next generation. These stories, and the men and women who bear them, are the backbone of this American experiment and must never be forgotten.

As John Stuart Mill once said, “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse.” The second we believe our freedoms inevitable, we cease to live in history and sour the soldier's sacrifice. Our freedoms - purchased on the battlefield - are indeed “worthy of war.”

And today, with America still at war, it is fitting that we remember the troops currently serving in harms way. Because, as any veteran can attest, just one moment, one explosion, or one bullet separates Memorial Day from Veterans Day. Soldiers currently in Iraq and Afghanistan are fighting for our freedoms today, knowing it’s possible they may never see tomorrow.

Vets for Freedom beseeches our membership to honor America’s veterans this week. Whether at a ceremony, in a letter to the editor, or with a simple “thank you,” find a way to ensure that every veteran - young and old - feels appreciated.

This is the ACTION ITEM for the week - and the most important you’ll have this year.

God bless America and her veterans.


Pete Hegseth
Executive Director
Vets for Freedom

Monday, November 05, 2007

Abortion will be the Key Issue in the 2008 Election

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"


Abortion will be the Key Issue in the 2008 Election


Deal W. Hudson
The Window

November 2, 2007


A little noticed Fox News Channel poll released last week revealed that nearly half of voters -- 45% -- need to know a candidate's position on abortion before deciding their vote.

It seems the pundits are preparing the way for a Hillary-Rudy presidential race where the life issues don't matter anymore. Yesterday, for example, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), gleefully announced the "end of the Reagan Era."

But prominent religious leaders, Catholic and Evangelical, think otherwise.

Read entire story:

http://insidecatholic.com/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1342&Itemid=48

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Chicken-plant workers test 'positive' for TB. 212 out of 765 processing employees infected.

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

Alabama health officials have identified 212 workers who have tested positive for tuberculosis at a single poultry plant owned by one of the largest processors in the U.S.

In two batteries of skin tests last month, given to 765 fresh processing employees at the Decatur, Ala., plant owned by Wayne Farms LLC by the State Department of Public Health's Tuberculosis Control Division, 28 percent were found to be infected, including one with active tuberculosis disease, which is contagious. Doctors have yet to evaluate X-rays for 165 current workers who tested positive to determine if any more are contagious.

The testing was prompted by an earlier active TB case – a former Wayne Farms worker.

Both employees with active TB are Hispanics born in countries where the disease is prevalent, heath officials said.

Accompanied by the rise in illegal immigration, tuberculosis is making a comeback in the U.S., often eluding diagnosis by doctors who are unfamiliar with the disease.

Scott Jones, interim director of the Tuberculosis Control Division told the Decatur Daily he was not surprised at the large number of employees who tested positive.

"The majority of the folks that we're dealing with in this situation are foreign born," Jones said. "I would expect about 30 percent of them to test positive."

Of particular concern to public health officials are emerging strains of drug-resistant TB brought to the U.S. by illegal aliens who bypass the screening regularly done with legal immigrants.

Read Article:

http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58501

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The London Daily Telegraph Lists Mike Pence In Top 100 Most Influential Conservatives

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

The London Daily Telegraph released a list of the most influential conservatives in the U.S. and Congressman Pence comes in at #19. You can view the list here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/exclusions/uselection/nosplit/uscons1-20.xml

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

2LT Aimee Owens: "Every Generation Has Its Heroes"

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"


I pray for those now living who have in their hands the dreams of continuing that heritage for our children, and their children-and their children's children.

If it pleases You, O God, stir within us the embers of our past when we respected and honored our God and believed that the heritage of freedom, right-living and peace was Your gift to our nation. Provoke our conscience that this prayer may be for each of us personal, sincere and courageously visionary that the American dream will one again include your Divine Presence among us all.

I thank You for the dedicated men and women like 2LT Owens who serve in our armed forces. We pause in remembrance of these who have gone before them, often serving in harm's way to protect the liberties we enjoy today.

I pray that You will build a spiritual wall of protection around Lt. Owens, her fellow comrades in the 101st Airborne Divison, and that they all return from Iraq safely.

P.S. Go Army! Beat Navy!

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EAGLES UP! Join us today!

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

EAGLES UP MISSION STATEMENT


1. Pursue every opportunity, within our means, to actively standup, support, and defend, the principles embodied in our United States Constitution.


2. Support our warriors in harms way, around the world, and their families, with a fervor worthy of their sacrificial service for our freedom.


3. Honor and protect the memorials to our fallen, missing, and support their loved ones.



PRINCIPLES FUNDAMENTAL TO EAGLES UP MISSION


1. Our Constitution, molded from sacred Scriptures, and written with the blood of Patriots is our solemn foundation. If it takes our lives to secure and protect it, so be it. We will cooperate with other organizations, movements, and efforts of like minded patriots.

2. America is at war with a brutal, butchering, Islamic enemy. Victory in the only option in the current war in Iraq and around the world. Political surrender is not an option. We reject the theory of supporting the troops but not the war...political ambiguous games during war is treasonous.

3. American freedom has required untold blood spilled by Americans in over 200 years of sacrifice. There can be no limits placed on our fight to continue to sacrifice as needed in support of freedom for our posterity, honoring our fallen and missing warriors and families.

4. As veterans and American citizens in general, our unqualified and solid backing is unequivocal in support of the honorable and courageous service of our military members. We reject, with prejudice, any behavior that demeans and dishonors the men and women who sacrifice for America's freedom.

5. Eagles Up is non-violent in principle, but confrontation is necessary. We honor freedom of speech as guaranteed for every American citizen so far as it does not damage or desecrate the freedoms of others. Aggressive action toward Eagles will be met with appropriate response.

6. Eagles Up is non-partisan...we will take issue with any politician or leader that is in conflict with our mission. We will not broad-brush any political party as being the cause of leadership ills within our government. While our efforts are meant to influence our nations leaders toward proper policies, we will not engage in political lobbying. Eagles Up members are associated with many political parties, which is a personal decision and is respected.

7. Our sacred memorials reflect hallowed ground, honoring our fallen and offer special remembrance for families. We will react aggressively to any hint of desecration, dishonor, vandalism, or use as selfish political stages.

8. Without family support, our warriors are without a vital ingredient necessary to sustain effective vision, motivation, moral clarity,and physical determination...we recognize, salute, and honor family members and offer our support in any way possible.

9. Integrity, trust, moral accountability, honesty, constructive criticism, selfless motivation and courage will buttress Eagles Up.

10. America has enemies that threaten the very existence of our nation. Those enemies are without, we have been attacked; and within, thus they cannot be allowed to roam free as in past decades...the unopposed effort to destroy America is over..Eagles have taken flight, are determined to take offensive action to counter the cancerous, insidious, cowardly attack on America.

11. Quoting "We win, they lose".

Click here to join:

http://www.eaglesup.us/

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Marine's dad wins $11 million suit against protesters

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

By Alex Dominguez
November 1, 2007

BALTIMORE (AP) — The father of a fallen Marine was awarded nearly $11 million yesterday by a jury that found leaders of a fundamentalist Kansas church had invaded the family's privacy and inflicted emotional distress when they picketed the Marine's funeral.

The jury first awarded $2.9 million in compensatory damages. It returned later in the afternoon with its decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress to the Marine's father, Albert Snyder of York, Pa.

Mr. Snyder sued Westboro Baptist Church members who staged a demonstration at the March 2006 funeral at St. John's Catholic Church in Westminster, Md., of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.

Church members routinely picket funerals of military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, carrying such signs as "Thank God for dead soldiers." The church members testified they are following their religious beliefs by spreading the message that the deaths of soldiers are due to the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.


Read entire article:

http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071101/METRO/111010029/1004