Wednesday, December 23, 2009

One Minute Prayers for the Nation

Tuesday 29 Dec. 09
Bible Clubs Offered in Two Seattle Elementary Schools
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we rejoice for the work of Child Evangelism Fellowship, who now legally offers after school Bible clubs called the Good News Clubs, in two Seattle public elementary schools, despite complaints by easily offended atheist groups. We remember Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” God bless each child who attends Bible study, and their parents who allow them to go. God increase their numbers, and open more doors for them, in Jesus Name, Amen.

The Evening Prayer Weekly National News Alert
We don't just report the news, we pray the scriptures, in Jesus' name.

Ben Nelson compromises on abortion and “health” care
Let us pray. Almighty God, we express disappointment in Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska (D-NE), who claims to be pro-life, and promised to “draw a line in the sand,” but now has broken his promise, and compromised with pro-abortion Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), to allow federal funding and our tax-dollars to subsidize elective abortions, so long as the individual choosing to kill their child writes a separate monthly check to co-pay for that coverage. God help all 50 states opt out, from Proverbs 6:17, God hates a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, in Jesus name, Amen.

Bill Would Give Okay to Chaplain’s Prayer
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we pray for Virginia Delegate Bill Carrico, (R-Grayson), who is reintroducing a bill to prohibit the state police chief from censoring the content of chaplains’ prayers at public events, after State Police Col. Steven Flaherty told police chaplains that they could no longer pray “denominational” prayers, and banned speech invoking Jesus’ name, forcing six chaplains to resign in protest. We pray Proverbs 11:10 that when the righteous prosper, the city rejoices. God lead Governor Bob McDonnell to reinstate those police chaplains by executive order, and their right to pray, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Washington DC City Council legalizes gay “marriage”
Let us pray. Almighty God, we pray You allow a popular vote to overturn the decision of the Washington DC city council, who just legalized homosexual marriage, against the will of the people. The cowardly U.S. Congress will likely let that bill become law without taking action, but we pray that courageous churches will rise up in referendum against it.  in Jesus name, Amen.

Maine Today reporter fired for responding to homosexual’s email attacks
Let us pray. Almighty God, we pray you bless Larry Grard, a reporter for 19 years at the Maine Today newspaper, who was fired from his journalist job for righteousness sake, because he replied to an email sent by a homosexual activist who criticized his pro-marriage reporting. God bless the citizens of Maine who rose up to vote against gay “marriage” last month, and reward them even if they are criticized or penalized, from Matthew 5:10, Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, in Jesus name, Amen.

Atheist Legislator will violate North Carolina Constitution
Let us pray. Almighty God, we pray You uphold the North Carolina Constitution and unseat the newly elected Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell, a self-proclaimed atheist, who fails to meet the qualifications for public office-holders, because he does not believe in God. God give victory to those planning to sue the city to enforce North Carolina’s Constitution, and God enforce Your law, even if we fail to enforce ours, from  Isaiah 55:9, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are God’s ways higher than our ways, and God’s thoughts higher than our thoughts, in Jesus name, Amen.

We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for the preservation of the American Union and the existence of our civil, political and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those blessings to us and our posterity, do, for the more certain security thereof and for the better government of this State, ordain and establish this Constitution.
Excerpt From North Carolina State Constitution

Sec. 7. Oath. Before entering upon the duties of an office, a person elected or appointed to the office shall take and subscribe the following oath:   "I, ............, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and maintain the Constitution and laws of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of North Carolina not inconsistent therewith, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office as ......., so help me God."

Sec. 8. Disqualifications of office. The following persons shall be disqualified for office:
First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus!Let us pray. Almighty God, we celebrate Your incarnation at the birth of Jesus, when God became a man and humbled Himself to share in our trials, temptations, and sufferings, but won the victory against sin by dying on the cross to pay the atoning sacrifice, so we could be forgiven. We pray from  Isaiah 9:6, unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, in Jesus name, Amen.

British couple cleared of anti-Muslim “speech crime”
Let us pray. Almighty God, we praise your for answering our prayer from 30 Sep 09, and exonerating Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang, Christian hotel owners in Britain, who faced criminal prosecution for “religiously aggravated” public disorder and £5,000 fine, because they defended the Christian faith and criticized Islam in a verbal debate with a muslim guest in their own hotel. The muslim complained to police of being offended by the gospel, and they couple lost 80% of their customers. From Psalm 35:23, God awake and arise to their defense, contend for them, and give them full victory, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Disclaimer: The views of Chaplain Klingenschmitt, who was honorably but involuntarily discharged from the Navy in 2007 after facing court-martial for praying 'in Jesus name' in uniform, (but was later vindicated by Congress), are his own personal views, not the views of any political party, government, or organization.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poem - Prayer Within a Festive Christmas

Wakened shadows of bright lights glow from within my heart,
To feel the beating ember of cheer, hopeful and stalwart.
There amidst the clamor of Christmas bells, I know
Glory and honor due to You this season will flow
Even up into the heavens.

A silent prayer within me swells,
Alight with thanksgiving that dwells
For always within for the Son whose name we praise
And celebrate with peace and love on holy days
Throughout all the earth.

O Blessed Redeemer, never does Your beauty wane.
Robed in splendor, You are king To forever reign.
We triumph in Your coronation,
Rejoice in our eternal salvation
From within the depths of our souls.

by Kara L. Kraemer

Utmost Christmas Poetry

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Book Review - Bible Believer's Handbook

The Bible Believer's Handbook truly is a handbook to help us in certain categories of life to understand how to act according to God's Word. It dissects issues we face and then gives answers according to the Scriptures. For those of us who believe, we realize our advantage to know the ideas that originated in the mind of God. Larry Vaughn explains that our country was once a kinder nation, a time that he lived through. It was a time when people took God and His advice to us seriously. Today, we have banned God from the public arena, and our nation as a whole has become coarser, more lazy, and flippant.

The book is divided into sections and is very easy to navigate. The first three sections emphasize the positive. In The Things of God, he discusses topics such as Heaven, the Holy Spirit, and the Will of God, while the Things God Expects You to Do shows from the Bible that we should be faithful, control our speech, and do good works. Section 3 is Good Things and that they come from good trees--good things such as confidence, courage, endurance, and wisdom. Courage, for example, is continuing to believe and act according to God's Word, believing it is the best way, even when the outside circumstances seem hopeless.

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord
thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake
Deuteronomy 31:6.

Sections 4 and 5 have to do with the havoc and evil that ensures because of disobedience to God's laws and why some people are losers. When you put your faith in the world, you are deceived in trusting a snare which is under the curse of sin and death; and your disappointment knows no comfort. Bitterness, vengefulness, and foolishness are the fruits such trust can produce.
Then he (Larry Vaughn) ends with a question, Which choice will you make? Will you follow God and accept with peace whatever comes as a result of that choice? Will you be a living sacrifice to glorify God? Or will you become one of life's losers, one who gets impatient, depressed, and frustrated easily over life's setbacks? This book makes you think deeply, yet simply, over such a choice.

Reviews by K.L.Kraemer

Monday, December 7, 2009

Dear Father, We Turn to You in Prayer

Inform Christians you know who live in NJ to please call New Jersey legislators who may force homosexual marriage on Garden Staters in a vote this Thursday, December 10.

Senator Bill Baroni
3691A Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
(609) 631-9988
Fax (609) 587-5656

Senator Jennifer Beck
32 Monmouth St., 3rd Floor, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 933-1591
Fax (732) 933-1598

Senator Sean Kean
1955 Highway 34, Bldg. 2A, Wall Township, NJ 07719
(732) 974-0400
Fax (732) 974-2564

Ireland’s Pro-Life Laws Under Threat

One minute prayer: Almighty God, we pray You protect the pro-life Constitution of Ireland which outlaws abortion, but could be overturned across Europe, in a power-grab lawsuit that could have the same bad impact as Roe v. Wade had in America. Lord, we pray earnestly from Deuteronomy 30:19, “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” We also pray You would turn the hearts of those filing this lawsuit back to You, the one and only giver of life, in Jesus Name, Amen.

New York Rejects Gay Marriage, New Jersey Vote Soon

One Minute Prayer: Almighty God, we thank You for answering our prayer from November 27th when we asked that You would stop homosexual marriage in New York, where the Senate voted 38-24 to reject gay marriage. God we now pray for another victory in New Jersey, where they will vote this Thursday in a lame-duck session, whether to force homosexual marriage on conservative people who just voted against the liberal government agenda. From Genesis 5:2, “He created them male and female and blessed them.” Preserve the institution of marriage. in Jesus Name, Amen.

Arizona Church Ordered to Stop Feeding Homeless

One Minute Prayer: Almighty God, we pray Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.” God bless the Cross Roads United Methodist Church who has faithfully obeyed Your word for 50 years, but now has been told by a coldhearted retired Justice Robert Corcoran to stop feeding the homeless due to “zoning violations” and complaints by some residents. The church appealed this ruling, so we ask that You would rule in favor of the church who feeds the poor, in Jesus name, Amen.

NC Lesbian Adoption Case Continues - State Senator Julia Boseman (D-New Hanover)

One Minute Prayer: Almighty God, we pray for a North Carolina child since a court has ruled in favor of the non-biological “parent” and took the child away from his biological mother, Melissa Jarrell. He will now live under the influence of the deviant homosexual lifestyle.  God, Your will is that every child have a mother and a father, but for those who don’t, we pray Psalm 27:10, though your mother and father forsake you, the Lord will receive you, in Jesus Name, Amen.
Massachusetts Town Outlaws "Merry Christmas" Sign

One Minute Prayer: Almighty God, we pray for the North Andover town counsel to come to their senses, as not only have they removed a Merry Christmas sign from a fire station where it had stood for 50 years, but also removed a Jewish menorah during the 8 days of Hanukkah. Lord we pray from Isaiah 9:6, Unto us a child is born, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders. Help the counsel implement this Truth, in Jesus Name, Amen


ACLU Continues to Harass Christian Educators

One Minute Prayer: Almighty God, grant victory for Liberty Counsel and the Christian Educators Association International, who are standing up to anti-Christian bullies at the ACLU, who are aggressively trying to overturn a recent court order protecting Frank Lay, Robert Freeman, and Michelle Winkler who offered a prayer at a meal. Lord, from Amos 5:24 we pray that justice would roll on like a river, and that you would give courage to Judge Rodgers, who is now in control of this ruling, even while she is being threatened with impeachment by the enemies of liberty, in Jesus Name, Amen.


Korean Physician Faces Death-Threats after Pro-Life Conversion

One Minute of Prayer: Almighty God, we rejoice with You that Korean physician, Shim Sang-duk, who provided abortions for twenty years, has now not only stopped providing abortions after admitting that he watched post-abortive women cry tears unlike any tears cried by mothers who gave birth, but is urging other obstetricians to stop killing the preborn children in South Korea. We thank you from Ezekiel 36:26 and we pray You protect him, as he faces death threats for no longer doing abortions, in Jesus Name, Amen.

From "The Pray in Jesus Name" Project

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Senator Harry Reid Clears Path for Anti-Jesus Pro-Allah Judge

This is an URGENT PETITION! from Pray in Jesus Name Project -
They've now sent nearly 850,000 faxes to the Senate with a goal of 1 Million

David Hamilton, an Indiana native nominated to serve on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, is the Judge who ruled it's illegal to pray "in Jesus name" but totally legal to pray to Allah on the floor of the Indiana Legislature.
His foolish ruling in Hinrichs v. Bosma was overturned. 

He also ruled to hasten the abortion of unborn children, but that bad ruling was also overturned.

Now Obama wants to reward Hamilton's anti-life anti-Jesus prejudice with promotion to the same appeals court that overruled him.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) wrote a letter to all Republicans on 30 Oct, asking for help in opposing Hamilton, who the Seventh Circuit Court rebuked for repeatedly "abusing his discretion," and for a speech Hamilton gave saying the judge's primary job is "write footnotes in the Constitution" for his own activist causes.

To support Sessions and Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) who called for a filibuster, back in April/ May 2009, nearly 700,000 fax petitions were sent to the full Senate against Hamilton, and all Republicans united against Hamilton, earning all 7 minority votes to block him in the Judiciary Committee. But all 12 committee majority Democrats voted against Jesus-prayers, and so forwarded Hamilton to the full Senate, where his nomination sat quietly without action for seven months, until now...

Now this anti-Jesus Judge Hamilton will face the full Senate, with the hopeful threat of filibuster by the pro-faith, pro-family Senator James Inhofe (R-OK).

To stop Hamilton, 40 strong Senate votes are needed to stand with Senator Inhofe, to uphold his filibuster.

Identified are 17 key undecided Senators, from which we need just 7 votes to successfully defeat Hamilton's nomination:

x Ben Nelson, D-NE 202-224-6551  y George Voinovich, R-OH 202-224-3353

x Bill Nelson, D-FL 202-224-5274  y Judd Gregg, R-NH 202-224-3324

x Kay Hagan, D-NC 202-224-6342  y Richard Lugar, R-IN 202-224-4814

x Mark Pryor, D-AR 202-224-2353  y Olympia Snowe, R-ME 202-224-5344

xz Blanche Lincoln, D-AR 202-224-4843  y Susan Collins, R-ME 202-224-2523

z Chris Dodd, D-CT 202-224-2823  xy Kit Bond, R-MO 202-224-5721

z Barbara Boxer, D-CA 202-224-3553

z Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY 202-224-4451  z Michael Bennet, D-CO 202-224-5852

z Roland Burris, D-IL 202-224-2854  z Byron Dorgan, D-ND 202-224-2551

x = Lives in the South.
y = Voted for Sebelius.
z = Facing re-election in 2010

Rule of Thumb: 100 emails = 10 phone calls = 1 fax in political capital, since the Senate staffers must handle each paper and usually write a reply.

Judge Hamilton wrote: "The injunction orders the Speaker...that the prayers should not use Christ's name or title or any other denominational appeal...If those offering prayers in the Indiana House of Representatives choose to use the Arabic 'Allah'...the court sees little risk that the choice of language would advance a particular religion or disparage others."

(What crazy version of the First Amendment is he reading?)

In 2007, The 'Pray in Jesus Name' project provided legal arguments to the Indiana Attorney General who appealed to the 7th Circuit Court and WON a 2-1 decision overruling Hamilton, restoring the right to pray "in Jesus name" in Indiana. But if President Obama succeeds in promoting Hamilton to the same court that overruled him, that good reversal will be in jeopardy.

Judge Hamilton is the worst of Obama's 15 new liberal appeals court appointees. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals covers Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois. Since most cases never reach the Supreme Court, the federal appellate circuits often provide the last word on cases affecting life and liberty.


The Judicial Confirmation Network quickly opposed Hamilton's nomination, stating that "President Obama's first nominee to the federal appeals courts -- specifically the appeals court based in Chicago -- is an ultra-liberal named David Hamilton who is a former fundraiser for ACORN and former leader of the Indiana chapter of the ACLU. He was nominated to the district court bench by President Clinton even though he had no judicial experience and was rated as 'not qualified' by the American Bar Association."

Now newly promoted Judiciary Committee ranking minority Member Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), agrees with pro-faith Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), that we should oppose and filibuster Hamilton's nomination to the 7th Circuit. Thanks in part to our public pressure, the Republicans and Sessions have twice succeeded in delaying Hamilton's committee votes, saying "This a complex area of the law, I'll admit, but it's time for the federal court to get their heads straight on proper separation of church and state issues."

On April 1st and again on April 29th, Senator Orrin Hatch led all Republicans to walk out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in protest against the Democrat "rush job" to confirm Judge Hamilton. Senator Jeff Sessions said he was troubled by Hamilton's ruling against a sectarian prayer to open the Indiana House of Representatives. Even Senator Arlen Specter expressed concern about Hamilton while serving as a Republican, but after switching parties he broke his promise to not become a "rubber stamp" for the Obama Administration, and voted to confirm Hamilton anyway. But will any Democrats oppose the anti-Jesus Hamilton?

God Bless you, in Jesus' name,

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt

Disclaimer: The views of Chaplain Klingenschmitt, who was honorably but involuntarily discharged from the Navy in 2007 after facing court-martial for praying "in Jesus name" in uniform, (but was later vindicated by Congress), are his own personal views, not the views of any political party, government, or organization.


The Pray in Jesus Name Project offers to FAX YOUR PETITION TO ALL 100 SENATORS to oppose and filibuster Judge David Hamilton. 

See also:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Condolences and Tribute of Honor for the Fort Hood Victims

"My prayers are with the survivors and families, friends, and colleagues of the victims of the shootings."  God proclaims that He will console all who mourn in their time of trouble when they turn to Him.

"May we sincerely pray for the souls of our leaders on behalf of our nation, to admit our dependence upon Him and to seek God’s favor to bring peace to hearts that are perplexed and filled with despair. For He alone is our hope in times of trouble."  Franklin Graham

Thirteen people died at Fort Hood. They are:
Michael Cahill, Libardo Caraveo, Justin DeCrow, John Gaffaney, Frederick Greene, Jason Hunt, Amy Krueger, Aaron Nemelka, Michael Pearson, Russell Seager, Francheska Velez, Juanita Warman, Kham Xiong.

Flags at the White House and all federal buildings will fly at half-staff until Veterans Day to honor the Fort Hood victims. U.S. Military bases worldwide went silent Friday. 

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates directed the observance at the Defense Department for the 13 people who died and the 30 others who were injured in Thursday's attack, the Pentagon said.

"These are soldiers who were preparing to do what they love for the country that they love," Army Secretary John McHugh said during a news conference at the base. "The Army family is strong. A great source of that strength is what we derive from each other."

Rick Perry has requested that flags be flown at half mast until Sunday.

"Todd and I would like to offer our condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic shooting today at Fort Hood. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them." - Sarah Palin

Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura secretly visited Fort Hood on November 6 to spend "considerable time" consoling those who were wounded in the shooting spree.  The Bushes entered and departed the sprawling military facility in secret, having told the base commander they did not want press coverage of their visit.

The White House was notified immediately after news broke out about the shooting at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas. The President spoke about the incident during a previously scheduled appearance.

There appeared in his demeanor and speech to be no sympathy or compassion for the victims. He was light and breezy in his introductory remarks as he thanked various staffers and gave a shout-out to “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow — that Congressional Medal of Honor winner.”

Then he got around to addressing the shooting spree, calling it "tragic" and "a horrific outburst of violence" as he continually checked his notes to express his feelings.

Obama has cautioned us not to jump to conclusions. Here are facts: "Hasan is a life long Muslim, was an officer in the U.S. Army, and he didn't want to be deployed in defense of the USA, but chose rather to shout "Allahu Akbar" when he opened fire with two weapons on unarmed Patriots at Ft. Hood, TX" 

He had tried days earlier to rally others to his cause that muslims should not fight muslims.

Ralph Peters, New York Post:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Article - All Right Magazine

Four Court Cases that Undermined America
Published By: All Right Magazine on October 30, 2009


In reading that the swine flu may be Obama’s Katrina, flashes of a “Shame on America” sign held up by Oprah during Katrina came to memory. I got to thinking about reasons why I would ever believe such a sign was warranted. Katrina isn’t one of them. That storm caused more damage than it should have because the locals didn’t prepare well or move fast enough if at all, and the residents didn’t leave the area in spite of warnings.

No, the sign didn’t exactly ring true for me in regard to Katrina. Closer to the mark would be in disappointment that over half the country voted for a man because he was outwardly attractive yet had so little experience that it was impossible to tell just exactly who he was. So, too, I am saddened that the media has successfully painted the lovely, honest, caring, intelligent, and essentially good Sarah Palin as a figure of scorn, as a blithering idiot. And how did they do that? Just by saying and repeating that that’s what she is and over-using Tina Fey and a Katie Couric interview as their evidence.

And, too, more shameful than Katrina it is that the state has the power to seize a citizen’s private property without the owner’s consent through eminent domain, not to mention it is legal to shamefully throw away the lives of unborn infants through abortion. Even though the heart and soul of America through the majority of its people are against those two policies, they are still part of legal America. Our judiciary system has over the years been infiltrated by non-traditional American thinkers–socialists, Darwinists. Because we did not give proper attention in keeping America beautiful through elected officials that reflect what was to be our heritage, we are paying the price.

We, the Americans who love the principles upon which our country is founded, have allowed shysters to guilt us with rhetoric of political correctness; and, therefore, we have put up with many annoyances that are the seeds toward destruction of our Christian roots and common sense. I find it appalling and shameful that our most celebrated holiday is robbed of its joy by a small group of zealots telling us to be thoughtful of atheists. The anti-American ACLU has businesses and fire stations thinking twice before they display a nativity scene or a Christmas tree or even saying the word, “Christmas.” Schools and parades avoid genuinely holy Christmas carols.

The Boy Scouts and Salvation Army are denigrated while the founders of Hustler and Playboy are elevated. Gay hooligans proudly crash and mock private church proceedings, but churches are not to have any public presence during gay day at Disneyland. A pause for the smallest of prayers is prohibited at football games and graduation ceremonies where even the pledge of allegiance is questionable in today’s climate. Crosses long-time established on a government seal or within public view if used in honor of our military are a violation of who-knows-what. What I do know is that these hot-air prohibitions melt the glue of our fiber as a nation, and they are indicators of how far we are straying from our original roots.

There are four cases that occurred in my lifetime which dampened my belief in the strength of America’s goodness. In 1962, a prayer in a public school was found to be in violation of the Constitution’s First Amendment because it promoted a religion, even though that promotion was not coercive:

Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.

The defense for the prayer said that the proposed ruling prohibits freedom for those who want to pray together and that the ‘wall of separation’ is nowhere in the Constitution. Furthermore, the prayer does not establish any religion. The Supreme Court decided that even though the prayer didn’t specify a particular religion, the school was promoting an ‘Almighty God,’ and so it called the prayer unconstitutional. That decision was all that was needed to easily ban God and prayers in several subsequent cases led by a handful of God-haters. Thank you Justice Hugo Black/Warren, Douglas, Clark, Harlan, Brennan (Potter Stewart dissenting) for giving this one small ruling with great impact in Engel v Vitalee.

Another shameful case that took place in my lifetime was the 2003 debacle over a Ten Commandments monument in an Alabama courthouse. Judge Roy Moore had by then been targeted for years as a threat to the agenda of groups seeking to take God away from our public arena. Moore experienced first hand the push to slowly remove reminders and knowledge of the clear connection between God and law.

His platform in the run for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court was a promise in trying to fight the increase in crime, violence, and immorality by restoring the Christian foundation of our laws. It won him the Republican nomination; and he easily went on to defeat the Democratic candidate. He pledged to remember the preamble of the Alabama Constitution that established justice by ‘invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God.’ He believed the monument of the Ten Commandments symbolized that connection saying that although the church and state must keep their affairs separate, they both owe allegiance to God.

He was not surprised when in 2001 another suit was filed against him asking that the Ten Commandments be removed from the state judicial building. The complaint announced it was wrong for people to see that monument as it might encourage Christianity or prayer to the God upon whom our nation was built. Moore fought valiantly in court and there were large rallies to support him, but he ultimately lost the case and then his job for refusing to comply with court order. From that ruling I suppose we can take away that George Washington didn’t know what he was talking about when he carefully uttered, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.” And never mind what Madison said about the Ten Commandments.

The third case in my lifetime because of which I felt a sick shame was in 2005 when the request to keep Terri Schiavo alive was denied. Even though the Senate, including Barack Obama, and House of Representatives passed a bill and transferred jurisdiction of the Schiavo case to the federal courts, and even though President Bush cut his vacation short to sign the bill into law, the impact of its hope ended with the Supreme Court. Those efforts along with public outcry including the support of Reverend Jesse Jackson were not enough to deter Florida judge George Greer from his decision to remove Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube; and she died of dehydration. I read later that, as a judge, Greer’s rulings were reportedly overturned 3 out of 4 times on appeal. Also, interestingly enough, Obama later characterized his vote for the bill as his biggest professional mistake and that as a constitutional law professor, he knew better than to let Congress intrude where it shouldn’t. It would seem that even Obama’s voting record can’t tell us who he really is.

The fourth and last case fresh in my mind where I was dismayed by, if not ashamed of, America was the nightmare experienced by Ramos and Compean. Patrol agent Compeán while in the line of duty to protect our country spotted a man crossing the border in a van which turned out to contain 743 pounds of marijuana. As the suspect started to run, it looked to Compeán as though he was going to shoot so Compean fired at him first. His shot missed and his partner, hearing gunfire, quickly fired in order to defend Compeán. It appeared that he also missed as they lost sight of the man but a little later saw him on the Mexican side of the border. They did not report the incident. Illegal Mexican drug smuggler Aldrete Davis had been shot in the buttocks and was granted immunity to testify against the two agents.

In summary, let me say that my constant love for America has over-ridden the disappointment I have felt over certain judgments, probably because I know the majority of American citizens in mind and soul still cling to our foundational principles. We are still the country Tocqueville observed when he said that “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great,” As I watch the tea party patriots giving their all in speeches against the radical changes fraught by our liberal leadership, I have hope that we’ll turn the tide, starting with this next election, to eventually restore our legal system toward a truer reflection of our collective heart. And if I should lose that hope, it will be because we have voluntarily given up our Christian goodness, exceptionalism, and courage to become an unrecognizable country, one in which the vulnerable are no longer hydrated, one in which there is no border protection, one in which prayer and adherence to the Ten Commandments is forbidden. That’s when in silence I will engrave a mental sign held up to say, ”Good bye, America. I’m sorry we couldn’t keep you alive.”

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Responses to “Four Court Cases that Ruined America”

Advocate54 Says:
October 30th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
I fail to see why the case of Ramos and Compean is a shame on America. To the contrary, it shows the rule of law applies to all.

C did not see Aldrete-Davila crossing the border in a van of drugs.

They encountered Davila driving in the town of Fabens Texas and decided to make a traffic stop.

Davila turned and headed back for the Rio Grande and C pursued, in violation of BP policy. Not allowed in an off road vehicle.

Davila abandoned the van and started running towards the river.

At this point, R & C know nothing about the man.

They pursue, Campeon corners the suspect and tries to butt stroke him with his shotgun. He misses and falls on his butt and Davila flees.

Compean in anger, discharges his service weapon 15 times without hitting Davila. Ramos, hearing the shots, see his partner and shoots once, hitting Davila in the butt.

By this time, other agents have arrived, including supervisor Richardson.

When asked if anything had happened, they replied no. A lie and contrary to BP policy

They sanitized the scene.

They failed to report the incident.

They were only caught after an IA investigator confiscated all the agents weapons and by the process of elimination, zeroed in on Ramos weapon.

They were rightfully convicted. No shame on America in that. Davila was also convicted of a subsequent crime and remains in prison.

These two are not heroes, but common criminals and convicted felons.

All they had to do was report the shooting at the scene, and anything subsequent, it would have been their word against Davila’s.

They could have justifies their actions with lies and still be on the job.

But they didn’t!

K L Kraemer Says:
October 31st, 2009 at 5:28 pm
Our government, for the first time I ever heard of, went out of its way to prosecute agents who were serving their nation in a drug war zone. Aldrete Davila was sought out in Mexico and offered immunity for his crime in return for testimony against our agents. Our officials actually launched a public relations campaign to paint our two agents as rogue cops.

The alien illegally on our soil ran from the border patrol agents and was a drug smuggler. (The smuggler lied in saying it was a first offense. It was not.) You say what the agents did wrong is lie in not reporting an incident. You go on to say they could have reported the incident and then lied about what happened. And for their not reporting an incident, you think it is only fair that they serve a mandatory ten-year sentence? From what I read they weren’t even charged under the right law.

This ruling reflects something new that was happening in America. It came at a time when liberal Americans were moaning over treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo, yet they shrugged their shoulders when Ramos was severely beaten. It came at a time when Bush called our minutemen ‘vigilantes.’

The case was shameful but I don’t say ’shame on America,’ because most of us agree in sentiment with Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter, John Cornyn, Glenn Beck –men who know the case very well. Most Americans will support our fine border patrol agents any time, any day over an illegal alien trying to bring more drugs into America.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Parody - The Patriotic Ghosts

Published By: All Right Magazine on July 7, 2009


There was some weeks ago a secret meeting between spirited ghosts of the 18th century and hollow shellmen of the present to which a single fly on the wall was there to witness and mentally record. Though this fly was very resourceful, I am sorry to say he has since met his untimely demise, but not before his testimony was circulated on the Internet and then mysteriously taken down. It was quite by accident that I found his story and was intrigued enough to copy and paste it into a file for later perusal. After some contemplation, I have decided to capture and relay words from the said meeting onto paper for a submission of record.

As his story starts out, the spirited ghosts (SG) of the founding fathers were pointing out with satisfaction the wonders of the Constitution and how it has held up through the past couple of centuries. The hollow shells (HS) were noticeably disgruntled at the arrogance of the framers, at which point Noah Webster directed his words, “In the formation of our Constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected – the legislators of antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. In short, it is an empire of reason.”

Alexander Hamilton who had been told most eloquently that the current administration was seeking guidance straight from the horses’ mouths took the floor to add, “If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic, the answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws–the first growing out of the last…A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.”

George Washington added, “Here here!….The Constitution in its original meaning is the guide which I never would abandon.”

As the other SG’s applauded, the HS’s rolled their eyes upward in disbelief at the utter ignorance of these ghostly squares. Joe Biden was quick to seize the opportunity and blurt out, “It is dangerous to shove the Constitution down anyone’s throat.” He was about to continue when Obama stood up, and all eyes turned to him as he began to speak:

“What Joe means is that in avoiding the dangerous possibilities of the Constitution, I vow to guard the liberty that the Constitution and laws guarantee to everyone in this country. Our priority now is to protect against unlawful discrimination and extend rights to segments of the population that have traditionally been denied their rights.” He hesitated a moment and then waved toward his VP, “Now Joe, you may continue…if you would.”

“Thank you, Mr. America, for that clarification. As you know, Indians today work at convenience stores and donut shops. To help this situation, we need to repair bridges and bring down energy costs.” Then with a knowing smile, he added, “And should that not work as predicted and the stock market crash, perhaps we can then summon the ghost of FDR to recreate the mood of 1929 when he addressed the nation on television.”

The SG’s silently looked at Biden in confusion while Obama stood once again to gloss over the words of his VP, “In his enthusiasm and great compassion, Sheriff Joe has gotten carried away, so let me interject that I am not unsympathetic to your position that the original understanding of the Constitution must be followed. I see you are fixed in the fundamental faith that if we remain true to the original understanding of the Constitution without question or deviation, then we will be rewarded and all good will flow.”

Having recovered from his initial surprise, John Adams explained that respect for the Constitution does not guarantee that all good will flow but that adhering to intentions of the Constitution protects the democratic decision-making authority that it provides. “Let me remind you that the Constitution as is allows for change but changes are not to be made willy-nilly with each administration. The ability to pursue different courses can be made through democratic processes. Since we could long ago foresee our legislators were bound to make mistakes, mechanisms are in place for citizens to not only influence them, but to replace them.”

Obama shrugged his shoulders and continued, “It is encumbent upon us as leaders to make decisions. We must remember the people cannot understand the reasonings entailed behind a decision and do not always render what is good for them. I am a constitutional scholar but don’t take my word for it. You could ask my good friend and expert on the Constitution Justice Breyer who will tell you the Constitution is not static but is a living document and must be read in the context of an ever-changing world.”

Once again Adams stood up saying that anyone knows this is an ever-changing world and that the Constitution must be read with context of the current situation being analyzed. He continued, “It is, however, in any situation illegitimate for judges to alter the Constitution’s meaning. They do not have authority to impose their own wishes based on their own prejudices upon the people.”

Obama calculated a congenial smile as he replied, “The point I’m trying to make is that we must keep up with changing times. We must balance the Constitution with necessity of the moment. Today the Constitution needs to be interpreted by somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. With all due respect, you people of yesteryear cannot possibly understand about such hardships.”

Justice Ginsberg cleared her throat as she stood. “Surely, Mr. Adams, you cannot expect us to look at the Constitution as a document essentially frozen in time nor rely on 18th century understandings forever. Sometimes the Constitution is virtually useless in making a correct decision, and justices have no choice but to change it. This requires us to overstep the boundaries set by the Constitution. Since American jurisprudence doesn’t have all the answers, foreign laws give us the inspiration we need. Europeans do not all have the same values as Americans and therefore offer a fresh approach as our own voters often get things wrong on certain cultural issues.”

Sotomayor took the opportunity to quickly interject, “There is such a thing as judicial activism to fit current beliefs, but I understand I am to interpret laws, not make them (giggle). If I am called upon to bend or twist the law to shape an agenda, I feel I am up to the task. In order to progress in today’s climate, we must unshackle the government from constitutional restraints.”

Adams turned to George Washington with a look of dismay. In carefully weighed words, Mr. Washington calmly replied, “The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitution of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, ’til changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all.”

Obama was perturbed by the ignorance of these men who kept saying no to any new idea, but he knew his magical charm and great wit would be enough to win them over. “Flowery words do not a garden make. The shallow rhetoric upon which a kingdom stands shall not strengthen but shall instead weaken the foundation until it crumbles and then we all will suffer. We don’t want that to happen, so we must all pull together in hope and unity until this theory becomes reality. I believe we must rise above divisive politics and act in the interests of our national and economic security. This can only be fixed by putting politics aside and offering a solution that strengthens our security while reaffirming our heritage as a nation of immigrants.”

Adams ignored the gibberish and pressed on, hoping someone’s head had enough energy to support a light, “Preventing enforcement of one’s opinion on others is exactly why the Constitution must be interpreted as is according to original intent. Opinions are one thing, but acting on them in an official capacity against the Constitution is another.”

Al Gore thought Adams was betraying his country, but turned his attention to Obama in praise, saying he was just like Lincoln in his powerful ability to inspire hope in the future at a time of impasse. Continuing, he added, “Today we know the world isn’t flat. If you would have had the Internet in the 1700s, you would have been able to inform everyone about that much more quickly; but you could not have possibly anticipated the Internet or our need to go green in this round world for creating a safer environment and more jobs.”

Adams asked, “Go green?” Al Gore sighed as he looked at Obama who signalled a stop sign to Biden; but it was Howard Dean who got the jump as he popped up with, “Yes, green or blue. Anything but red. Better dead than red!…oh….uh…no offense.”

Obama blinked his eyes slowly before he reacted, “I think you need to be a little more inclusive, Howard, and a little more careful. I understand you are still exuberant about defeating the symbolic color red with your 57-state strategy, but we need to tackle the problem at hand. I have proposed bold initiatives to put America on the path to a clean and secure energy future. I support implementation of a bold market-based cap-and-trade system to reduce dependence on foreign oil and nonrenewable, polluting sources of energy. I will also dramatically increase federal investment in advanced clean-energy technologies and energy efficiency. My plan to create an energy independent America will cut U.S. oil consumption by 2.5 million barrels of oil per day, take 50 million cars worth of pollution off the road, and save American consumers more than $50 billion at the gas pump. To save even more of our limited resources, I also suggest they avail themselves of the free air which fits into their tires.

I believe that we have a responsibility to our children to leave this earth better than we found it. My plan will drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and turn the global warming crisis into a moment of opportunity for innovation and job creation. I will restore America’s promise of a clean and beautiful environment by cleaning up our air and water, building healthier communities with fewer toxins, and preserving our forests and other national treasures. I will make sure that our environmental laws and policies balance America’s need for a healthy, sustainable environment with economic growth.”

Howard Dean applauded, “Here here! This is a struggle of good and evil. And we’re the good. The Constitution is all that stands between us and people we’re fighting against, those who want to poison our heritage in order to have growth. As the Bill of Rights is simply a legal technicality, I’d rather stand with the President than be right. Give me a greener environment and a cooler climate or give me death! uh….er… offense.”

Before this meeting, the SG’s did not think anyone would claim man had control over the climate. They concluded amongst themselves that these leaders were rutterkins who wanted to rob the people of money for a cause that didn’t exist. In order for them to succeed in such mischief, the Obama crew would have to chip away at the Constitution and the liberty it provides. As the SG’s vanished, Thomas Jefferson parted with these words, “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

Obama was relieved they were leaving and answered, “Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection…..” Before he could finish, his attention was diverted to the fly which had a distinctive patriotic stripe down his back. Obama in suspicion watched him jet away and whispered a vow that the fly would soon meet his day of reckoning with one swat. Wistfully, he added, “If only the Constitution were so easy to destroy.”

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Obama is a 'member of a race once officially considered only three-fifths of a person here' - Tom Hanks

Forced labor has raised its tentacles amongst all races at different times throughout man's history. The white race has had its share of woes in this regard. However, their bondage has not shown up with significant tell-tale reminders because descendants of white slaves in a dark society are dark in coloring.

SLAVERY has existed since times Ancient
The ancient Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Germanics all used slaves to build up their cities and agriculture. For Rome, conquests by war and expansion turned captured prisoners into their foreign slaves.

The Middle Eastern slave traders of Rome--the Moors, the Mongols, the Khazars, the Ottoman Turks, and many others--actively traded in white slaves. To some extent, white nations themselves have betrayed their own in accepting white slaves as a part of their society. Such a trade existed in England in the 16th and 17th centuries where gangs of slave catchers operated against the lowest social classes, very often kidnapping children on the street for indenture to farmers in the colony of Virginia.

The expansion of Whites into Africa, Asia, and America brought forth greater desire for slave labor. From 1530 to 1870, ten million Blacks were sold to the New World with about half of them to the Caribbean islands and the Guianas; 38 percent to Brazil; and 6 percent to mainland Spanish America. The vast majority of the black slaves purchased by white slave traders were sold into slavery by fellow black tribesmen who had captured prisoners while warring with other tribes, or sometimes they would sell people of their own tribe that they deemed unworthy to stay with them.

The Portuguese were the first to start importing large numbers of Blacks from their colonies in Africa in 1444 to work on their plantations. By 1460, they were importing over 1,000 black slaves a year from trading posts established by black peddlers on the African coast. By the end of the 19th century, 12 percent of Portugal's population was black. A significant number of black slaves had had children with white Portuguese people, thus creating the mixed race of a number of Portuguese today. By the time of the 20th century and as a result of multiple factors, Portugal became one of the most underdeveloped states on the European continent.

After Portugal, Spain followed suit and began to import slaves from their African colonies right up to the 20th century, but they imported far fewer Black slaves than did Portugal. England, France, Holland, and Denmark also decided it to their advantage to enter the slave trade competition as well. Spanish colonies in South and Latin America were supplied with African slaves through a British company which had won an exclusive contract in 1713.

Spanish colonists used native Indian tribes to work their mines and farm projects in South America at first; but the physicality required was too much for the Indians, and large numbers died from disease, exhaustion, and poor treatment. Spain then decided to import Blacks from Africa to fulfill their South American labor needs. These black slaves and their descendants physically mixed with the remains of the South American Indians and with some Spanish colonists.

The French had occupied large parts of northern and western Africa and enslaved the labor that they needed. Black slaves were also imported into France where a small degree of intermingling with the white French population took place. In 1848, slavery was abolished in that country.

Holland had imported muslim Malays to work as domestic slaves who were in time absorbed by the white Dutch population. The Dutch abolished slavery in their colonies in 1863.

Between 1519 and 1650, Mexico imported about 120,000 Black slaves, or slightly fewer than 1,000 per year. From 1650 to 1810, Mexico received an additional 80,000 Blacks, a rate of 500 slaves per year. Chile imported about 6,000, about one-third of whom arrived before 1615. Argentina and Bolivia together imported about 100,000 Blacks over the same time period.

Once they had obtained independence, the majority of the new republics of South America and Latin America abolished slavery during the 19th Century. Only in Brazil was slavery not formally abolished until 1888.

The land of America was not immune to the evils of slavery. As the history of man continued in years to march forward and the time came when European nations discovered the new world of America, they brought with them their prejudices, fears, habits, and other sprouts of growth that are part of humanity. America inherited its share of those problems from around the globe. Through its establishment as a Republic and in reflection upon itself in an effort to treat each individual fairly, this country realized errors and moved to turn the tide toward correcting them. Though the nation didn't start on day one to create evils, they did exist within our borders. The founders and their descendants contained amongst them the most brilliant of men who made efforts to ultimately be on the right side of God and His will for the freedom of man with inalienable rights.

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Thomas Jefferson
American Revolution
The black slave population favored the British to win the American Revolution, and thousands of them sought freedom by taking refuge behind British lines. An armed Black unit--the Ethiopian Regiment--was raised by the British to fight the Americans. When the British army evacuated Charleston and Savannah, more than 10,000 former slaves went with them. Some Blacks settled in Nova Scotia; others moved to Sierra Leone in West Africa. On the American side, some Blacks took the opportunity to trade wartime loyalty to the American rebels for eventual freedom: between 1782 and 1790, American Virginia plantation owners freed almost 10,000 slaves as a result of such deals.

Legal Rights
Black slaves did have legal rights in early America, such as support in age or sickness, a right to religious instruction, and the right to bring lawsuits and appear in court in certain cases. Violent behavior on the part of slave owners towards slaves was considered wrong and low-class and was prohibited by law.
Number of Blacks Increase in AmericaWith the inclusion of female Black slaves, there came a significant population boom for the blacks. Their high fertility coupled with our medicine increased their infant survival rates well above what it was in Africa. According to the 1800 census, there were 893,602 black slaves in America. By 1860, the black population in America was counted at 3,953,760. By 1950, it had reached over 20,000,000.

Were all Blacks considered to be only 3/5 of a person?
With the election of Barack Obama, "corner can be turned by the election of the country's first African American president, a member of a race once officially considered only three-fifths of a person here." Tom Hanks
It was in 1869 that the 15th amendment was passed by Congress:

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Were black people in America regarded as three-fifths of a person? No, black people were whole people but since they did not vote at all and did not pay taxes, the vote represented by the population of slaves (not free blacks) was counted as 3/5 of a vote. (Indians who did not pay taxes didn't even get that.) It was politics, nothing to do with a black slave being only part of a person. If the north would have had its way, the vote of each slave (who weren't allowed to vote anyway) would be wholly or 5/5 non-existent.

Why did they count as 3/5? The South was more sparsely populated than the North. This meant the North had an advantage in congressional representation. Therefore, the South insisted that slaves are part of the population and should count as votes to give their views more weight.
So, despite the fact that slaves weren't voters, a political compromise was reached allowing the southern states to count slaves within their borders for the sole purpose of increasing their congressional representation.
However, it didn't seem right to the north to give non-voting people who didn't pay taxes a one-for-one exchange; thus, a compromise was implemented. It allowed southern states to count each slave as 3/5 of a vote.
Counting non-voters as having 3/5 of a vote was not a true representation of the population, but it was not as inflated as it would have been if each slave counted as a full vote. The slave states still got over-represented in the Congress, just not as much.

The non-slave states would just as soon there not be any slaves at all; but failing that, they agreed to the compromise in order to hold the country together. Neither side was strong enough to withstand another war or to break away as its own country.
Once again: Free, non-slave Blacks were counted as whole votes and Indians didn't count at all as a person when it came to voting because they weren't required to pay taxes.

Article 1, Section two of the Constitution reads:
The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States . . . Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
One Step Forward
The American Constitution gave Congress the power to ban the importation of new black slaves, which it did beginning 1808. It was a first step. The next steps forward would surely cause a war, and no one looked forward to that.

War did come. The Civil War, which pitted White against White and brother against brother and at great loss of life to the white man for the rights of Blacks, brought an end altogether to the cruel foolishness of slavery in America

Blacks Had Slaves
As slaves in America were freed during the 18th century, they found themselves unable to make a living, particularly in the North. They often turned to crime causing some states to restrict the entry of Blacks into their areas. The southern Blacks fared better than those in the North as there were more opportunities for their type of labor. In New Orleans, for example, 753 Blacks owned slaves according to the 1830 census.

Throughout the early 1800's and as consciousness was raised--mostly by those of courage in Christian values such as the Quakers-- there was an ever-increasing amount of freed slaves; and many of them came to the Americas from England and offered themselves as an alternative to slave labor. There were also some 50,000 free Blacks who settled in the British and French West Indies.

In the New Granada provinces of what today are Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador, the free Black population in 1789 was 420,000, whereas the Black slaves were numbered at only 20,000. Free Blacks also outnumbered Black slaves in Peru, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. However, in Cuba, Saint-Domingue, and Jamaica, black slaves outnumbered free Blacks.

Thomas Jefferson
"Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, opinion has drawn indelible lines of distinction between them." from Thomas Jefferson's biography
Abraham Lincoln
As a man living amongst new racial tensions, Lincoln wished the repatriation of all Blacks out of America to Africa. He told a black delegation it would be better for all of us if they should return to Africa and start a free Black colony there:
"You and I are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other races. Whether it be right or wrong, I need not discuss; but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think. Your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living amongst us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated.

"Your race are suffering, in my judgment, the greatest wrong inflicted on any people. But even when you cease to be slaves, you are yet far removed from being placed on equality with the White race. On this broad continent, not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of ours. Go where you are treated the best, and the ban is still upon you. I cannot alter it if I would.

"I need not recount to you the effects upon White men, growing out of the institution of slavery. See our present condition - the country engaged in war! - our White men cutting one another's throats, none knowing how far it will extend; and then consider what we know to be the truth. But for your race among us there would be no war, although many men engaged on either side do not care for you one way or the other. It is better for us both, therefore, to be separated." (The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Rutgers University Press, 1953, #V).
From His Emancipation Proclamation Speech"I have urged the colonization of the Negroes, and shall continue. My emancipation Proclamation was linked with this plan. There is no room for two distinct races of White men in America, much less for two distinct races of Whites and Blacks.

"I can conceive of no greater calamity that the assimilation of the Negro into our social and political life as our equal. Within twenty years we can peacefully colonize the Negro and give him our language, literature, religion, and system of government under conditions in which he can rise to the full measure of manhood. This he can never do here. We can never attain the ideal union our fathers dreamed, with millions of an alien, inferior race among us, whose assimilation is neither possible nor desirable."

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 put the colonization policy off to the side as other political issues seemed more important at the time. His idea never became legislation but instead Blacks were granted full U.S. citizenship in 1869 by an amendment to the Constitution.LiberiaBy 1822, the American Colonization Society had established Liberia as a former North American Black slave settlement in Africa. They used an almost word for word copy of the American Constitution as the founding charter of that state. Monrovia, the Capital city, was named after President James Monroe who sponsored the project.

Liberia is the oldest independent Black state in Africa, and it is prone to the Third World chaos so typically found in Africa. Even though Liberia started out with all the opportunities and physical assets of the United States, it rapidly descended into Third World status.
Blacks Repatriated From EnglandBy 1772 in England, there were 15,000 Black slaves who had been imported into that country.

In 1787, a society for the abolition of the slave trade was formed and a policy of repatriation was started. (This was the second one in Britain's history--the first had taken place under Queen Elizabeth I.) A large transfer took place in 1787 to West Africa where the town of Saint George's Bay (Sierra Leone) was created as refuge for the "London Black poor."

The emancipated slaves were however unable to sustain the town, and by 1790, it had collapsed. The British then tried a new repatriation settlement in 1792 at Sierra Leone and called it Freetown. This time a number of Whites moved to the town with a large number of former Black slaves, and the town has survived to the present day.
Blacks Repatriated from AmericaThe success of the Freetown settlement served as a beacon to many Blacks and Whites in North America. In 1815, a small group of free North American Blacks was transported to Sierra Leone where they supplemented the British Sierra Leone settlement. Further repatriation ventures were undertaken in the 1850's.HAITI
The Caribbean island of Haiti had been a center of Spanish activity during the early sixteenth century, the time of explorer Hernando Cortez. The majority of Spaniards left Haiti and had moved on to the South American mainland, while a small number of them stayed behind. The locals, subject to the Spanish force of arms, slavery, and diseases from Europe, became insignificant in numbers.

The western part of the Haitian island was settled by French traders in 1697 and renamed Saint-Domingue: the eastern portion remained under Spanish control, known as Santo Domingo , now the Dominican Republic

The island had a population of some 40,000 Whites, mostly French, some Dutch, German, and Spanish as of 1789. Also developed was a mixed-race of about 27,000, many of whom were freemen and property owners themselves. The 450,000 black slaves outnumbered the freemen and were able to engulf not only the Whites but the mixed race population as well. Racial tensions flurried, but the island itself grew in wealth. Its rich soil and ideal climate produced more sugar, coffee, and cotton than all of the other colonies in North America put together, supplying half of the European needs.

Racial flames of the island were ignited ever brighter from the spark of the French Revolution of 1789. Through a series of events, it was decided by decree that Blacks and mixed races in Haiti were to be denied the right to vote. The black population became frenzied, seized a shipment of weapons, attacked Whites and burned down plantations. The mixed race people first sided with the Whites, then with the Blacks, but soon enough learned that neither side wanted or accepted them.

The island, still in chaos, found itself visited by a detachment of 20,000 French troops in 1802 sent by Napoleon. Black insurgents were hunted down and the leaders of the Black rebellion surrendered, pledging allegiance to the new French government.

A twist of fate changed the dynamics when yellow fever attacked the French troops later that year, at one stage killing as many as 160 per day, causing 4/5 of the French troops to die from the disease. The Blacks, seeing the ravages of the disease amongst the French troops relaunched their racial rebellion, and the security situation on the island had once again descended into near anarchy, with Whites and mixed race persons being targeted at random by Black rebels.

The French troops had had it with the rebellious war and, as it turns out, they had the power to bring it to an end in their favor. This time they set about to kill all Black inhabitants, including women, over the age of 12 years as they would always be potential rebels. Female Blacks had proved themselves to be even more vicious and cruel to captured Whites than what the men had been. As the French set about at this task, Blacks and Whites were killing each other and committing atrocities at random and reaction, until the French had completed their mission.

French Withdrawal
Then France found itself at war with Britain as the French colonial possession came under attack from the British navy. The English fleet blockaded the island, not only cutting off supplies to the French garrison from France, but also aiding the Black rebels on the island with guns and ammunition. Black rebels led a number of vicious attacks on isolated French garrisons on some coastal towns, during which all the White inhabitants were put to death. By November of 1803, the French surrendered to the English Fleet off the coast.

With the surrender of the French, the Black rebels immediately set about slaughtering those Whites unfortunate enough not to have left the island (renamed Haiti in December 1803) and declared a Republic - the second in the Western Hemisphere after the United States of America and the first independent Black ruled nation in the Caribbean.

Having disposed of the Whites on the island, the Blacks and mixed race population then turned on each other in yet another race war, ending with the virtual annihilation of the mixed race peoples. The same year, Whites who had left the island were invited back to help rebuild the economy, which had been utterly destroyed as a result of the thirteen years of race war. A surprisingly large number of Whites took up the offer.

Scarcely had the new year of 1805 begun when the racial hatred felt by the Black population once again rose up against the Whites. Whites were once again all slaughtered, the last one being on March 18, 1805.

Haiti is today a shambles of poverty, lawlessness, and chaos, despite being a Republic only 35 years younger than the United States of America.

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