Speaking at a prayer event inside the US Capitol, Rep. Michele Bachmann said that this nation has experienced God’s judgment twice on September 11.
I just had breakfast with the Rev. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg. Well, not the real Peter Muhlenberg, but a preacher friend of mine named Travis Witt. Travis does a powerful impersonation of the Revolutionary War-time pastor/patriot at churches and other venues around the country.
Travis will be in his full Muhlenberg character at The Awakening 2013 on April 19-20 in Orlando, Fla. The Awakening is a life-changing, spiritual-political revival.
But more on that later.
At breakfast, Travis and I were discussing the man Muhlenberg and what he stood for.
One early Sunday morning in January 1776, Rev. Muhlenberg was preaching what seemed his normal weekly sermon. His Scripture for the day focused on Ecclesiastics 3, which observes, in part, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Muhlenberg continued: “In the language of the holy writ, there was a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away.”
With his voice reaching a dramatic crescendo and his congregation now captivated, a fiery Pastor Muhlenberg then declared: “There is a time to fight, and that time has now come!” He then tore away his clerical robes, revealing, underneath, the crisply pressed uniform of a Colonial Army officer.
His congregation gasped.
Pastor Muhlenberg then marched to the rear of the church building, turned, and shook the walls, declaring, “Who among you is with me?” That very day, 300 brave men from his relatively small church stood with Peter Muhlenberg to become the 8th Virginia Regiment.
Frederick Muhlenberg, the good pastor’s brother, questioned, in a letter, whether it was Peter’s place to fight. Peter wrote back with words as true today as they were then. “I am a Clergyman, it is true,” he wrote, “but I am a member of the Society as well as the poorest Layman, and my Liberty is as dear to me as any man, shall I then sit still and enjoy myself at Home when the best Blood of the Continent is spilling? … so far am I from thinking that I act wrong, I am convinced it is my duty to do so and duty I owe to God and my country.”
I think Peter Muhlenberg set an example for each of us to follow. I think we all owe a duty to God, country, and one another to stand up and fight for liberty, regardless of our station in life.
Like then, we find ourselves today in the midst of a revolutionary war. Not a war with guns, but a war of ideals. We battle not against a foreign king, but a man among us who thinks he’s king. We struggle not against a tyrannical foreign government, but a government of our own making – a government that tilts toward tyranny.
We desperately need revival in this country – spiritual, cultural, and political revival. It’s time for the next Great Awakening.
To that end, I invite you to be part of The Awakening 2013: Fighting for the Soul of America, in Orlando, Fla. at First Baptist Oviedo, April 19-20. It is our intention to begin the next Great Awakening.
While there, you will hear from over 60 of our nation’s top religious and policy leaders, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the TV show “19 Kids and Counting,” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, and many more.
The early colonialists like Muhlenberg came together in meetings just like The Awakening and looked to God, not government, to guide public affairs. These boldly committed leaders understood that God has given us certain unalienable rights (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness) and that any government that transgresses against what God gave us has disqualified itself to lead. It has become tyrannical.
Today, we face unprecedented threats to our faith and freedom as the government is forcing religious organizations and businesses to provide abortion drugs through the Obamacare mandate. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Our basic liberties and moral foundations are under violent assault.
We have come to a critical crossroads. The future of America will be determined in our lifetime by our actions. What we do now will echo throughout history.
Like Muhlenberg, I ask, “Who among you is with me?” We’re calling for an army of citizen activists – peaceful warriors for Christ, ready to take back America. The Awakening 2013 provides a powerful blend of spiritual, patriotic, and grassroots training that will have a lasting effect on your life and on America. Take a stand for righteousness and justice and join the next American Revolution.
John Adams, our second president, once said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Indeed, in contrast with the deeply held religious and moral values embraced by our Founding Fathers – men like Peter Muhlenberg – today’s America is governed by an “immoral” and “irreligious” chief executive. Barack Obama is the King George of secular-socialism. He seeks to undermine – if not altogether dismantle – the American exceptionalism that, hitherto, has been fundamentally woven throughout our national fabric. He aspires to the lowest common denominator. He seeks to uproot Ronald Reagan’s “shining city on a hill” and relocate the “land of the free and the home of the brave” to a much lower altitude, alongside those Euro-Marxist nations he so admires and wistfully desires to emulate.
Yes, for everything, there is a season.
Now is the season to fight.
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Glenn Beck says that Rep. Michele Bachmann is under an ethics investigation for allegedly misusing campaign funds, and it is proof that the US has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
It’s clear. There will be no stopping Obamacare. There will be no justice on Benghazi-gate. There will be no stopping Barack Obama’s unconstitutional usurpations and abuses of power as long as John Boehner holds the reins of power as the Republican Speaker of the House.
It’s time for John Boehner to retire. He should let a younger leader, with more will to fight Obama, take leadership in the US House.
The situation is so dire that without new leadership, the Republican Party could actually dissolve into rival factions. He is even considering caving into Barack Obama’s drive for a massive tax increase. We stand on the precipice of a total capitulation of the Republican agenda by Speaker Boehner.
We need real leaders to challenge Obama. As long as John Boehner remains Speaker of the House, Obamacare will remain the law of the land.
Back on July 1, 2012, just four short months ago, Boehner marched in front of the cameras on “Meet the Press” and vowed to do whatever it takes to stop Obamacare. Practically thumping his chest, he said: “It has to be ripped out by its roots.” And he added: “We will not flinch from our resolve to make sure this law is repealed in its entirety.”
Taking him at his word, 127 members of the House, led by Representatives Jim Jordan and Michele Bachmann, reminded Mr. Boehner that he had the ability to actually keep that promise and signed off on a letter asking Boehner to take the lead and allow the House of Representatives to finally wield its legitimate and constitutionally-granted power of the purse to “rescind all Obamacare implementation funds.”
Don’t be deceived by anything you hear on the nightly news; the sad and simple truth is that John Boehner and House Republicans already had – and still have – the power to stop the implementation of Obamacare.
They had that power from the very day that Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives back in January of 2011, and they have that power at this very moment.
Mr. Boehner simply needs to hold a simple up-or-down vote in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives to deny Obamacare funding, and Barack Obama and Harry Reid can’t do anything to stop it. It really is that simple.
The problem is not that Republicans can’t stop the implementation of Obamacare. The problem is that the so-called GOP Leadership won’t stop Obamacare, and that’s why we need a change in leadership.
So what’s Boehner’s excuse?
Boehner apparently has his reasons. We call them excuses. His surrogates argued that Boehner’s refusal to fund Obamacare could set the stage for Barack Obama to exact his revenge by ordering a “government shutdown” and blame it on Republicans.
We say let Mr. Obama take his best shot. At some point, the rubber has got to meet the road.
We don’t need to concede defeat. A “government shutdown” is not only not as bad as you’ve been lead to believe; it’s also the last thing Barack Obama wants. It puts a stop to Obama’s out-of-control spending.
What we need is a true leader at the helm who is not afraid to call Barack Obama’s bluff and negotiate from a position of strength, and that man is not John Boehner.
The constant refrain from the media that the “anti-Islam” film somehow “triggered” or “sparked” the violence in Libya, Egypt, and other countries is a transparent lie that follows the Obama Administration’s attempt to divert attention away from the fact that the “Arab Spring” promoted by Obama has been a complete failure for U.S. interests. Media bias is to be expected, especially during a foreign policy debacle that threatens Obama’s perceived expertise in foreign policy.
Our media understand that, in the same way that Jimmy Carter lost Iran and America was humiliated during the Iranian hostage crisis, there is a danger that Obama will be perceived to have lost Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood, as violent demonstrations continue in the Middle East and other Arab/Muslim areas of the world. Hence, attention is being directed to a film that has been on the Internet since July. It is a diversion intended to save Obama’s presidency.
What is particularly interesting is how Senator John McCain is now disputing the claim that the attack in Libya that killed four Americans was spontaneous. McCain endorsed Obama’s policy of military intervention in Libya, without the consent of Congress, but now seems to be backing away from it, at least in terms of what happened in Libya on 9/11. He said, in the wake of the murders of the Americans, that “most people don’t bring rocket propelled grenades and heavy weapons to a demonstration,” and that it was a preplanned terrorist attack. It was another good McCain sound bite but begs the question of what these terrorists are doing in Libya in the first place, and why McCain backed Obama’s policy of military intervention there.
McCain should be asked by the media if he also intends to review his criticism of the conservative members of the House of Representatives who raised concern about Muslim Brotherhood influence in the Obama Administration. McCain had defended Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin, against charges that she was too close to the Muslim Brotherhood. McCain became a media hero for standing up for Abedin and against people like Rep. Michele Bachmann. Dana Milbank of The Washington Post actually said in print that Abedin helped her boss with suits and handbags and logistics and had no influence over policy. It was “McCarthyism” to suggest otherwise, he wrote.
Yet, it is significant that Hillary Clinton has been leading the charge against the film rather than take responsibility for the lack of security in Benghazi, Libya, where the murders of the Americans occurred. Clinton denounced the film, and federal authorities directed the apprehension of the filmmaker, using the pretext that he was wanted for questioning about unrelated legal matters. This unprecedented attack on the First Amendment right of free speech demonstrates the Muslim Brotherhood influence over the State Department that Bachmann and other members of the House had warned about. The Muslim Brotherhood regards any critical depiction of Islam’s prophet Muhammad as blasphemy that must be suppressed.
In effect, our own federal government, supposedly committed to protecting our constitution, has sided with Sharia law, which prohibits insulting the prophet.
If Abedin is not a factor behind this policy, who is? The answer, of course, is the President himself, who knows exactly what he is doing. Whereas we have no access to Abedin’s security clearance form 86, which should have disclosed her foreign connections, Obama was never required to fill one out.
But this is more than a political ploy by the media to protect Obama. The coordinated attack on the First Amendment threatens the lives of Americans who dare to criticize Islam and organize to expose Muslim Brotherhood operations on U.S. soil. Coptic Christian Joseph Nassralla, who has been falsely linked in media reports to the content of the film, tells Pamela Geller: “There has been a campaign of disinformation and smears about the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and my involvement in it. I have been forced to leave my home, and I have received numerous death threats. It grieves me that my intent was to call attention to the relentless, bloody persecution of the Copts, but that issue is of no interest to the media at all.”
Despite the media bias, it should be clear to anyone paying even casual attention that Obama has lost Egypt and is now in danger of losing Libya to the Islamists. The only legitimate debate is whether this outcome is accidental or planned. Such a debate, which will only be held if Republicans acquire some testosterone, could turn the presidential campaign in Romney’s favor in the same way that Jimmy Carter was unable to recover from the effects of a bad economy and a disastrous foreign policy, resulting in Ronald Reagan coasting to victory.
The hysterical media attacks on the filmmaker reflect such desperation by the media that voters may come to associate the anti-American violence with Obama’s policy of appeasing the Arab/Muslim world. The voters know very little about how Obama has deliberately and consciously assisted the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt and that this is the group that has spawned anti-American terrorism around the world. Andrew McCarthy’s new book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, documents how there never was an “Arab Spring” but a Pandora’s box that contains the seeds of the destruction of America and the West.
Egypt is lost, despite claims by Wolf Blitzer and others on CNN that Obama has somehow made the Muslim Brotherhood government see the light about the need to protect American interests. There is a “government” in place in Libya, and its officials have directly contradicted the Obama Administration’s claims about the “spontaneous” nature of the anti-American violence. This violence, however, demonstrates that the Libyan government either has no power or control over the country or is unwilling to confront the Islamists. Under these circumstances, it is only a matter of time before the terrorists are in complete control and eventually take power there officially, just as they have in Egypt.
In fact, there are reports that Libyan security forces have been infiltrated by the terrorists. Official Libyan statements about the preplanned nature of the assault on the U.S. consulate on 9/11 may be seen, therefore, as a cry for help. Instead, however, Hillary and Obama have decided to beat up a filmmaker. Again, this is a complete diversion from a policy that is delivering major governments of the Arab/Muslim world into the hands of those who gave us al-Qaeda and 9/11.
McCain himself has a lot to answer for. He said, at a press conference in Benghazi, Libya, on April 22: “I have met with these brave fighters, and they are not al-Qaeda. To the contrary: They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation. We should help them do it.” This statement was made in the very place where the terrorists destroyed the U.S. Consulate and killed the Ambassador.
At the time of Obama’s intervention in Libya, which was both illegal and unconstitutional, there were numerous reports of al-Qaeda activity in the country. But Republicans in Congress, led by McCain in the Senate, did not want to hold Obama accountable.
Andrew Bostom, the author of the highly acclaimed The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims, was interviewed on America’s Morning News on September 17 and expressed disgust that the media are letting McCain get away with escaping his own responsibility for what has happened there. “He was one of the evangelists for this utterly failed policy, particularly in Libya,” Bostom noted.
This bipartisan nature of the failure, in the sense that McCain’s fingerprints are all over it, is why some conservatives are fearful that the Republicans don’t have the willingness to go after Obama’s record of foreign policy failure.
One thing is certain: the demonstrations will continue, and more Americans will have to go into hiding because of death threats from adherents of the “religion of peace.”
Our media could help stop this catastrophe, but they would prefer to save Obama’s presidency.
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This article originally appeared at Accuracy In Media.com.
Those of us who see Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as a clear sign that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is developing what Michele Bachmann once called a “titanium spine” were further encouraged by Romney’s recent message to Barack Obama: “Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago!”
Romney, of course, can’t (and therefore won’t) say it, but that campaign of division, anger, and hate has now turned violent. In a desire to talk about anything but the effects of Obama’s disastrous policies, he and his surrogates — in and out of the media — have adopted a reckless strategy of lies and distortion that has now resulted in what the FBI is investigating as an act of domestic terrorism.
I refer to the attack on the offices of the Family Research Council in Washington, DC, in which a security guard was shot. When disarmed, the gunman, who was reported to be carrying a Chick-fil-A bag, cried out, “Don’t shoot me! It was not about you! It was what this place stands for!”
Whatever do you suppose he meant by that? Even Brian Ross, ABC News crack investigative reporter, who was so quick to mistakenly link the Aurora, Colorado, shooter with the Tea Party, was nowhere to be found on this one. Well, let me connect the dots for you, Brian.
Ever since Dan Cathy, chief operating officer of the family-owned Chick-fil-A restaurant chain expressed his support for traditional marriage, radicals on the left, emboldened by Obama’s newly minted support for same-sex marriage, have attacked Cathy and his company as purveyors of hate. Those accusations have extended to the pro-family organizations Cathy supports, one of which just happens to be the Family Research Council.
In searching for the same kind of explanation for the Colorado shooting, Ross came up with a name he said was associated with a Colorado Tea Party organization. Oops, he said a few hours later; apparently, that was a different guy with the same name. Yet, in the initial coverage of this shooting, only Fox News Channel — which Obama and his minions perpetually dis as the ugly, right-wing pariah of the national press — was even reporting the shooter’s statement, which clearly indicates his animosity toward the Family Research Council.
Appallingly, the Associated Press told the story with an almost “What-did-they-expect?” tone, which was dutifully picked up by such news outlets as the Washington Post.
“The Family Research Council advocates conservative positions on social issues and strongly opposes gay marriage and abortion,” the AP reported. “FRC President Tony Perkins was an outspoken defender of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s public stand against same-sex marriage, which made the fast-food chain a flashpoint in the nation’s culture wars. The Cathy family foundation has funded the Family Research Council.”
AP went on to quote Perkins as saying, “Chick-fil-A is a Bible-based, Christian-based business who treats their employees well. They have been attacked in the past about their stand, but they refuse to budge on this matter, and I commend them for what they are doing.”
There was, however, no mention of a possible motive for the shooting in the initial AP coverage. On that score, you see, unlike Colorado, there just wasn’t enough evidence to reach any conclusions.
For his part, Romney issued an appropriate statement. “There is no place for such violence in our society,” it read. “My prayers go out to the wounded security guard and his family, as well as all the people at the Family Research Council, whose sense of security has been shattered by today’s horrific events.”
David Axelrod and other Obama handlers may yet convince the president to at least acknowledge this attack and express concern for those victimized by this gunman, but in the early hours after it happened, there was nothing. The FreeRepublic.com web site reported the following:
“Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney reacted quickly, long before most cable networks even reported the crime, releasing a statement condemning the act. The Human Rights Council, which just a day ago labeled the FRC a ‘hate group’ for its traditional values, even tweeted that its hearts went out to the FRC. But a look at President Obama’s twitter timeline shows no reaction to the attack at all.”
Hope and change has now given way to division and silence.
© 2012 by Doug Patton
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When six people were mowed down by a neo-Nazi nut case in the Sikh Temple massacre, America wrung their hands in despair with what seemed like a continuation of the carnage in Aurora, Colorado.
A unified America’s heart went out to the victims and victims’ families.
Like clockwork, however, before the bodies were even cold, the Left sprung into action.
The usual things happened.
They called for stricter gun control.
Conservatives were blamed for setting up the environment for domestic terrorism with their “hate speech.”
Michele Bachmann, et al. were blamed for the climate of “Islamophobia” (the fact that Sikhs aren’t Muslims didn’t deter them).
But then a couple of odd things were revealed.
The FBI had been keeping tabs on the Sikh shooter Wade Michael Page and his cohorts for years.
CPUSA-linked Southern Poverty Law Center had been doing the same.
What’s so odd about that?
Remember the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995?
The FBI was keeping tabs on Timothy McVeigh and his cohorts and knew the bombing was going to go down.
The Southern Poverty Law Center had a spy at far right-wing central, Elohim City.
The FBI let McVeigh slip their fingers and had to cover it up.
The Southern Poverty Law Center refused to admit to anything.
And it all came out when Jesse Trentadue, the brother of murdered John Doe #2 look-alike Kenneth Michael Trentadue, begin to file Freedom of Information Act requests and dig behind the veneer of the corrupt DOJ/ATF/FBI nexus.
This all was, however, dutifully suppressed by the mainstream media.
Jesse Trentadue also found all roads led to Eric Holder, the chief architect in what was called the “Trentadue Mission” to keep the murder of his brother out of the purview of the media and Congress.
By all accounts, Holder high fived a “mission accomplished,” even after Jesse Trentadue tried to warn the Senate when Holder was going through the Attorney General confirmation process in December of 2008.
Some things never change.
Wherever Eric Holder treads his feet, dead bodies are sure to follow in his wake.
Case in point: 2000+ dead from Fast and Furious weapons.
The DOJ, ATF, and FBI are still corrupt to the core.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is still tied to the Communist Party USA.
Well, I guess some things do change. The Southern Poverty Law Center now has a steady stream of funds, not having to beg and borrow from the Kremlin. Our old friend George Soros lavishes money on them in a never-ending spigot.
And now “hate groups” extend to anyone to the right of the Communist Party who doesn’t parrot the far-left gibberish dribbled by our Community-Organizer-in-Chief and all his surrogates.
Did the FBI and the Southern Poverty Law Center know the Sikh massacre was going to go down and refuse to stop it in order to blame conservatives for “hate speech” and Islamophobia?
This time, we’re going to find out by starting with the two constants to both massacres:
The FBI and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
What we may find is that all roads lead to Eric Himpton Holder, Jr.
Michele Bachmann and four other Republican congressional representatives requested “that no Muslim Brotherhood-associated entity or individual [be] placed into a position of honor or trust within the programs and operations of the Department of State unless he or she has publicly condemned and disclaimed the previously stated goals of the Muslim Brotherhood.” At no time did these congressional representatives imply that Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff for the State Department, was “part of a nefarious conspiracy.”
Monday, Walid Shoebat published this 37-page booklet entitled “Proof: Huma has Ties to Muslim Brotherhood — Countless Documents Surface” and this was followed up with Tuesday’s update that “Huma Abedin Served on Board with Al-Qaeda Godfather”. Shoebat states that the latest discoveries “include but are not limited to “[p]roof that Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin served on the Board of IMMA from at least 12/02/02 – 9/24/08″ and that “Al-Qaeda Godfather Abdullah Omar Naseef served on IMMA’s Advisory Board from at least 12/02/02 – 12/03/03.”
Is this not sufficient to vindicate Michele Bachmann’s very reasonable concerns?
Besides extensively citing all of Huma Abedin’s family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim Sisterhood, Shoebat maintains that “[n]either Huma Abedin, Hillary’s aid [sic] or any major western media even mention what is common knowledge in the Arab circles regarding Hassan Abedin, [and] his connections or activities.” Hassan is Huma’s brother.
Why the virtual silence?
Read More at American Thinker. By Eileen F. Toplansky.
Michele Bachmann appears on Glen Beck’s show to talk about the Obama Administration’s blatant ignoring of the radical Islamist threat to our country.
“We have met the enemy… and he is us” …Walt Kelly
America’s greatest enemy is willful ignorance; or is that willful political correctness?
On November 5, 2009, Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan, an American Muslim of Palestinian descent, opened fire on unarmed soldiers and their families at the Fort Hood Soldier’s Readiness Processing Center. They were there to receive routine medical treatment immediately prior to and on return from deployments. The Major, who was wounded during the action, became paralyzed from a gunshot wound. He is currently awaiting trial by court-martial for 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. His trial date is August 20. An additional count of murder of unborn child under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and Article 119a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice has not been filed at this time. We can only suspect why.
A report released by former FBI Director William Webster blames the FBI for not acting on information about an Army officer having regular communication with known terrorists. Webster reported that the FBI looked away from a genuine threat to fellow soldiers. Did the FBI fail to act in a professional manner because they didn’t want to be seen as targeting an American Muslim?
The FBI and the Army had all of the indicators that Maj. Hasan was a ticking time bomb but did not act because of political correctness. Because of their fecklessness, people got killed. When you are afraid to point out the enemy, you become the enemy. Far too often, political correctness is willful ignorance. The White House classifying this terrorist act as “workplace violence” comes to mind.
Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, has an interesting family history. Her late father, mother, and brother had and still have connections to the Muslim Brotherhood; yet it seems that by being close to Hilary, Miss Abedin (aka Mrs. Anthony Weiner) had no problem getting a security clearance in spite of her family connections. There is a legitimate concern that Huma may have influenced State Department policy concerning the Brotherhood led revolts in Egypt, Libya, and Syria.
Five members of Congress lead by Michele Bachmann (R-MN) have called on the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State to investigate the possible involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. Government. Rep. Bachmann must be over the target because she is catching flak from the Kool-aid drinkers sipping from the well of political correctness. What the politicians don’t have the courage to say is that if the CIA had someone similar to Huma’s position within the Russian Foreign Ministry, they would call her a well-placed spy.
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