N.M. Judge OKs Doctor-Assisted Suicides





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While the radical left pleads for looser restrictions on the barbaric practice, traditional Americans continue to mourn the millions of lives lost to abortion over the past four decades. The murderous procedure, many contend, is evidence of this nation’s disregard for human life.

That argument received additional fortification this week when a New Mexico judge ruled that doctors can now legally take part in a patient’s death, provided he or she expresses a desire to die.

According to the ruling by Second Judicial Judge Nan Nash, terminally ill individuals with a sound mind can now petition their respective doctors for medication that will facilitate their demise.

She based the ruling on an interpretation of the state’s constitution, which protects the citizen’s rights but does not specifically address the issue at hand.

“This court cannot envision a right more fundamental, more private or more integral to the liberty, safety and happiness of a New Mexican than the right of a competent, terminally ill patient to choose aid in dying,” she wrote in her decision.

While her state already has a law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide, a felony, Nash ruled a doctor accelerating a patient’s death does not qualify.

The ruling was in response to action taken by a number of plaintiffs – both physicians and ill patients – who wanted to legally protect doctors who help kill their patients. While the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and other left-leaning organizations herald the decision as a progressive advancement, many who believe in the sanctity of life are incensed.

In a statement, New Mexico ACLU spokesperson Laura Schauer asserted that residents of the state “now enjoy the comfort and peace of mind that come with knowing they can prevent a prolonged, agonized dying process at the end of life.”

New Mexico is now the fifth state to allow such facilitation. Faith leaders, including members of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed their disappointment in Nash’s ruling.

Executive Director Allen Sanchez explained that the “chance for human error” should preclude any doctor from making such a life-and-death decision. “If we are not willing to give that ability to a judge and jury by doing away with the death penalty in New Mexico,” he said, “we should not be willing to give one doctor and two witnesses that ability.”

Historically, as societies lurch to the left, a telltale peripheral effect is the cultural devaluation of life. This is seen in policies around the world today and, increasingly, within our own borders.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Another Casualty In The War On Christmas





 

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Injustice at Christmas: “I expect to see religious emblems at houses of worship, not in government buildings.” – Barry Lynn, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

 

This week, a nativity scene on Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina became the latest casualty in the war on Christmas.

 

The move follows a trend of systematically removing nativity displays from public property. Just ask residents in Santa Monica, Pittsburgh, Clarksville, Tennessee, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Charleston, South Carolina, and Green Bay, Wisconsin about the recent controversies surrounding their public nativity displays.

 

Apparently, the ACLU has never considered the painting called The Apotheosis of Washington adorning the ceiling of the U.S. Capitol rotunda.

 

Now it’s time for the tide to turn.

 

This Christmas, Christians will have a new, stronger argument in support of their traditional nativity displays. It’s time to stop the madness.

 

Let’s compare the Apotheosis of Washington to a nativity scene.

 

They are the antithesis of one another. A nativity scene is simply a depiction of the moment in time God became man. An apotheosis is a depiction of the moment in time man becomes a god.

 

A nativity display is important to the Christian religion in the same way an apotheosis display is important to the Mystery religions. Both call upon the observer to contemplate a deeper religious message.

 

For contextual emphasis, the Apotheosis even has scenes depicting the gods and goddesses of the Mysteries. In one scene, Benjamin Franklin is included in the painting alongside the goddess Minerva of the Bacchic Mysteries. This is the equivalent of a nativity scene depicting Washington and Franklin as characters in the Christmas story. Where are the cries for Separation of Church and State? Where is the outrage over excessive entanglement between government and religion?

 

In 1989, the Pittsburgh nativity display on the steps of the Allegheny County courthouse was ruled unconstitutional because it was prominently displayed without secular symbols. Since that time, other municipalities have been forced to change their displays to include Santas, reindeer, candy canes, or snowmen. Why does the Apotheosis of Washington get a special exemption?

 

To his credit, Lynn and the ACLU are faithful to outline which nativity displays are constitutional and which are not. In fact, the ACLU recently approved a nativity display inside the Florida state Capitol rotunda because the display was privately funded and not government sponsored.

 

But in 2008, the ACLU was instrumental in causing Clarksville, Tennessee to lose its live nativity display since the city paid two hundred dollars in animal rental fees. Yet Congress commissioned Constantino Brumidi to paint the Apotheosis of Washington in 1863 for a price of $40,000. Since that time, repairs to the Apotheosis have also been made at taxpayers’ expense. Because the Apotheosis is the very antithesis of a nativity scene, and since the Apotheosis appears in the same context in which nativity displays are banned, under current interpretation of law, the Apotheosis should also be ruled unconstitutional. Either the Court should order the painting to be modified or removed, or else it should overturn precedent set by similar cases.

 

Until the Apotheosis problem is addressed, I think it’s time to stop the nonsense of censoring Christmas celebrations and return to the uninhibited joy of Christmas.

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Muslim In Chief





“The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods. …”– Deuteronomy 28:36

If you thought the U.N. International Baccalaureate and federal No Child Left Behind educational schemes were bad enough, you might want to look a little deeper.

In light of the 9/11 attacks, you would think the current administration would use a little prudence if it were sincerely concerned about a radical Muslim threat. When Obama took his oath of office, he instead defied America in numerous ways. He has given $1.5 billion to Muslim-led Egypt in foreign aid, shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood declared war on the United States. This is the same man who said that America is “no longer a Christian nation,” followed by a reference that America may be described as a Muslim nation.

Muslim indoctrination in public schools

Interestingly enough, in recent years, American public schools have been indoctrinated with the Muslim religion. Studies have shown over 500 historical errors in public school textbooks, giving an Islamic slant to our youth.

As a result, our youth are subject to the following teachings and practices:

  • Learning to become a Muslim
  • Fasting for Ramadan
  • Learning about Ramadan, which is a special month of the year for over 1 billion Muslims throughout the world. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to Allah, and self-control.
  • Learning the five pillars of Islam:1. Shahadah, profession of faith, is the first pillar of Islam. Muslims bear witness to the oneness of God by reciting the creed, “There is no God but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” 2. Salah, prayer, is the second pillar. The world’s Muslims turn individually and collectively to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, to offer five daily prayers at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and evening.
3. Zakat, almsgiving, is the third pillar. Social responsibility is considered part of one’s service to God; the obligatory act of zakat enshrines this duty. 
4. Sawm, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, is the fourth pillar of Islam.
5. Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is the fifth pillar and the most significant manifestation of Islamic faith and unity in the world. For those Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the journey, the Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime duty that is the peak of their religious life.
  • Memorizing verses of the Quran
  • Adopting a Muslim name
  • Staging a jihad (war against non-Muslims). Jihad, according to Merriam Webster, is the central doctrine that calls on believers to combat the enemies of their religion.

How did this happen? The American Civil Liberties Union, the American Muslim Council, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Clinton administration (much of what surrounds this current administration) joined together to create an environment that opened the door to Muslim teaching, while attacking anyone who speaks of the Christian religion in public schools.

In addition, there are over 225 Muslim schools in the Untied States of America – about 50,000 children who are being taught to (and I quote Brigitte Gabriel with ACT for America) “foster an environment of hate, loathing, and resentment toward Western culture, Jews, Shiites, secular Muslims and non-Muslims.”

America, why is this happening? In a nation that was founded on Christian principles, whose students were nurtured in a biblical worldview, could it be that the Christians became apathetic, went to sleep, and allowed this radical agenda to creep in unnoticed by the public at large? (Read Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28.)

Muslim infiltration in universities

Saudis have taken advantage of the Title VI program our government implemented after World War II for educating young Americans about foreign cultures and languages.

How? They are using their riches from oil to pump millions of dollars into our universities to appoint Arab professors in departments such as political science, Middle East studies, etc. who are brainwashing our students with an anti-American point of view. They teach that we are the problem; that our foreign policy is the problem; and that our wealth, enlightenment, and success are oppressing the rest of the world.

This explains why Obama is apologizing to other nations. This is why he is targeting the youth vote after this anti-American curriculum has sneaked its way into our schools. This is also why the ACLU quickly represents Muslims while refusing to defend Christians who practice their faith … in public schools.

Apparently, this “Muslim in chief” that lives in the White House overlooked his Christian obligation and duty; he swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States with his hand on the Christian Bible.

The same Book that declares:

  • Thou shalt have NO other gods before Me! (Exodus 20:3)
  • Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) His Name is Jesus!
  • For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2:5)
  • Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

In conclusion, if America allows this administration to pick new gods for her, rest assured there will be war in the gates (Judges 5:8)!

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Judge Orders Memorial Cross Removed





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In the latest case of an activist court corrupting the intent of the First Amendment, a federal judge Thursday ruled that a cross displayed to honor our nation’s veterans is unconstitutional.

The cross, which has been standing in La Jolla, Calif. for nearly 60 years was, until recently, a city-owned monument. In 2006, however, the federal government claimed ownership of the cross and surrounding property through the oft-maligned process of eminent domain.

Naturally, this upset the perpetually outraged leftists in groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the government’s ownership and display of a faith-based symbol.

ACLU representative Daniel Mach explained that his group supports the government “paying tribute to those who served bravely in our country’s armed forces,” but contended that a cross displayed to honor their memory was wholly unacceptable.

Though an appellate court ruled two years ago that the cross violated the First Amendment, that case stalled before reaching the U.S. Supreme Court. Federal District Judge Larry Burns was subsequently tasked with issuing a ruling on the matter.

In his decision, Burns ordered the cross removed within 90 days. He did allow time for appeals, however.

Those in favor of the display have expressed their intent to once again seek intervention by the Supreme Court.

While practitioners of other religions might not necessarily endorse the cross, such sentiment in no way means that its mere presence is a violation of the Constitution. Our founders expertly crafted the First Amendment to allow free exercise of faith by preventing any laws establishing a national religion. Secular leftists have increasingly added their own ideology to the Bill of Rights to the point that many Americans now demand a nation devoid of any religious imagery.

This is not the nation our constitutional framers envisioned. It is no wonder a society built on faith-based morality has now devolved into a culture that accepts – and even promotes – the murder of unborn children, sexual perversion, and countless other detrimental practices.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Video: ACLU Lawyer Calls Obama “Judge, Jury, Executioner” Over Drone Attacks

A recently leaked Department of Justice “White Paper” gives the President of the United States and those he designates – “high government officials” – the authority to take the life of any American citizen, even if there is no proof that the citizen in question is involved in nefarious activities.

John Brennan, the Obama administration’s pick to replace Leon Panetta as the next CIA Director, has found his nomination put on hold by Senator Rand Paul after refusing to answer Paul’s question in front of the Senate sub-committee regarding the use of drones to attack American citizens domestically, again without ever having been charged with a crime in a court of law. Senator Paul calls the idea “appalling.”

In this episode of “The Truth Is Viral”, Nate Wessler, a lawyer with the ACLU’s National Security Project, echoes Senator Paul’s sentiments in this exclusive interview in which he calls Obama and the members of his administration “Judge, jury, and executioner.” That is a strong statement of condemnation coming from the historically ultra-liberal ACLU.

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