THE NEW, PROUD, ANTI-SEMITIC MUSLIMS IN CONGRESS

By Carol Rushton

With so much going on in our country right now, it is hard to keep up with everything. This is why you might have missed that two Muslim women elected to the House of Representatives, one in Minnesota and one in Michigan. Both are Democrats, both are unabashedly anti-Semitic Muslims, and both are very proud of it.

Rashida Tliab was elected in Michigan’s 13 congressional district, and Ilhan Omar is representing Minnesota’s heavily Jewish 5th congressional district. Yes, that’s right – a very heavily Jewish district in Minnesota. True, Tliab and Omar are not exactly household names right now, but you need to know who they are and what they believe.

RASHIDA TLIAB

In a wide-ranging interview given to In These Times in 2018, Tliab openly proclaimed herself a Democratic Socialist – which is just the new way of saying you’re a Socialist. Among advocating for universal healthcare, opposing ICE, wanting to abolish our military on the premise that the Defense Department is “a cesspool for corporations to make money,” and stating Americans were dying from famine – I’m not kidding – Tliab had no problem with revealing her hatred for Israel and her support of the BDS Movement – Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction.

The following are some of her anti-Semitic comments in the article, “Rashida Tlaib on Democrat Socialism and Why She Supports the Palestinian Right of Return” published by the In These Times website on August 14, 2018 (http://inthesetimes.com/article/21383/rashida-tlaib-democratic-socialism-palestine-israel-michigan, accessed February 11, 2019).

On accepting campaign donations from J Street, a very anti-Israel organization:

“I knew we weren’t going to agree on a number of stances. They didn’t ask me to waver once.

“Americans should not be aiding any country that doesn’t support human rights. I’ve been very clear. I will not support racist countries that pick and choose who gets access to justice. My grandmother shouldn’t be denied access or considered less human because she is Palestinian . . . Seeing the unequal treatment in Israel, in the different colored license plates for Palestinians . . . My social justice and passion for human rights was birthed in Palestine. My grandfather was shot 11 times – and he survived.

.” . . Many [Israelis] are marching, saying no to Netanyahu’s apartheid policies . . . I do not support aid to a Netanyahu Israel and I’m pro-humanity. I think that’s why J street [supported me].”

As I stated in my book, Understanding Israel and the Middle East, and in numerous articles, Israel is not guilty of apartheid. Arabs in Israel have Israeli citizenship, have the right to own and operate businesses, own property, vote, for political parties and run in general elections, serve in the Israeli military and in local police departments, and have freedom of religion, rights that Jews in hostile Arab/Muslim countries do not have. One thing that is not talked about very much is that in Israel Arabs have the freedom to sell their property to anyone – including a Jew – while the PLO, Hamas, and other groups have made selling property to a Jew a crime punishable by death.

As far as Tliab’s grandfather is concerned, she doesn’t discuss the circumstances in which he was shot 11 times. Was he standing innocently on a street corner, minding his own business when an Israeli soldier came up and shot him? Was her grandfather throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers or in the middle of committing a terrorist attack when he was shot? We don’t know because Tliab doesn’t provide any of the details, but the implication that she makes is very clear – her grandfather was shot by the Israeli military unjustly.

On the Right of Return for “Palestinians”:

“I support right of return absolutely. I have family that left [Palestine] in 1967. They left, took their keys with them. They thought they could come back, and they’ve never been back. My uncle would tear up because he couldn’t believe he couldn’t go back. He had to raise his kids in Jordan.

“You don’t have equal access. Separate but equal does not work.”

Again, Tliab doesn’t provide any details of the exact situation of her family members. Did they live in Jerusalem? In Judea and Samaria (West Bank)? Why did they leave? Why couldn’t they come back?

Notice that Tliab is not talking about 1948-1949 in which Arab leaders told Israeli Arabs to leave Israel because they would be back in a few days after they wiped the fledgling Jewish state off the earth. She says her family members left in 1967, presumably during or immediately after the Six Day War. Tliab also fails to point out the numerous Arab cities in Judea and Samaria, like Ramallah, Nablus, Qalqilya or more that her family members could have settled in without relocating all the way to Jordan.

Her last statement doesn’t make sense. Arabs have access to any place they want to go to in Israel. I have no idea what she is talking about.

On the BDS Movement:

“I’m an ACLU card member. I stand by the rights of people who support BDS. Allow the students to be a part of the movement. I am so proud of the Center for Constitutional Rights in support of student movements for BDS. If you don’t support freedom of speech, you’re in the wrong country.”

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement is a very anti-Israel movement, especially popular on American college and university campuses. Boycott means pressuring individuals and groups, especially famous music groups, musicians, actors, and artists in any field to not perform or even visit the Jewish state. Divestment advocates individuals, companies, corporations, churches, ministries, groups, and anyone who supports Israel or has any business ties to Israel to divest themselves of their investments and/or business ties in order to hurt Israel financially. Sanctions means supporting laws, resolutions – like UN resolutions, and any other avenue to punish Israel for basically daring to have the right to exist.

You can tell where I stand on this issue.

On whether Tliab supports a two-state solution:

“One state. It has to be one state. Separate but equal does not work. I’m only 42 years old but my teachers were of that generation that marched with Martin Luther King. This whole idea of a two-state solution, it doesn’t work. Even though we continue the struggle in the United States, we have a better chance to integrate. My grandfather said, ‘I don’t understand, we were doing so good. My neighborhood, Arab-Jew. We picked olives together. Why now do they want to be over me?’ ‘You did nothing wrong,’ I told him.”

I feel the same way. Equality isn’t based on faith.

The United States is a safe haven for anyone who needs to be protected. I can see Israel moving in that direction. The only way to feel safe is when you look across the table and say they deserve to feel safe in their own country,

When Tliab talks about a one-state solution, she is advocating for an Arab state from Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea. There is no Israel, and there are no Jews. As for the rest of it, it is incoherent dribble. In Israel, Muslims are just as equally protected under the law as are the Jews and Christians in Israel who have citizenship. No one in Israel advocates Muslims who were born in Israel having to convert to Judaism to obtain Israeli citizenship.

LLHAN OMAR

Ilhan Omar is no better. The website for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz revealed Omar’s support for the BDS Movement, something she successfully hid from the Jews who voted for. “Muslim Trailblazer Ilhan Omar Admits She Backs BDS – Now That Election Is Over” published on November 14, 2018 cited the website MuslimGirl as the source for Omar’s support of the BDS Movement.

MuslimGirl.com article about Omar does not give an exact date for its publication, only that it was published 3 months ago as of February 11, 2019 (http://muslimgirl.com/50283/ilhan-omar-why-advocating-for-palestine-is-not-anti-semitic/). “Ilhan Omar: Why Advocating for Palestine Is Not Anti-Semitic” by Azmia states that Omar’s campaign admitted that Omar “believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized. She does however, have reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution.” The article goes on to say:

Her campaign confirmed that Congresswoman-elect Omar voted against an anti-BDS bill in Minnesota. At the time, she spoke passionately about how BDS worked in South Africa, as told to her by her grandfather. Of her vote, Omar said, “I don’t want to be part of a vote that limits the ability of people to fight towards that justice and peace.”

Prior to the November 2018 election, Omar had participated in a primary debate at the Beit El Synagogue at which she said that the BDS Movement was “not helpful in getting that two-state solution” (November 14, 2018, “Muslim Trailblazer Ilhan Omar Admits She Backs BDS – Now That Election Is over,” Haaretz.com, https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/muslim-trailblazer-ilhan-omar-admits-she-backs-bds-1.6654634, accessed February 11, 2019).

The same Ha’aretz article reported that when Omar was confronted with these opposing statements by Lonny Goldsmith, editor of a TC Jewfolk, a Minnesota Jewish News organization, Omar responded:

“My position has always been the same. I believe and support the BDS movement, and have fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized, re: my vote against the Anti-BDS bill. I do however, have reservations on effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution. Which is what I believe I said at the forum.”

The MuslimGirl website also published some of Omar’s previous tweets about Israel, which everyone should find very interesting. This is one of her tweets from November 16, 2012. “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doing of Israel. #Gaza # Palestine #Israel”

And then there is this little gem from May 31, 2018, responding to someone who called her a Jew hater. “Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews. You are a hateful sad man, I pray to Allah you get the help you need and find happiness.”

The reaction of Omar’s new Jewish constituents in Minnesota has been mixed. Some have called her comments “troubling” while others have supported her. I lived in Minnesota for 6 years between 1985 and 1991 and found it very, very liberal politically. It has only become even more liberal since that time. Because of this, I confidently predict no matter what she says or does, Omar will be reelected in 2020 by her Jewish constituents.

I wish I could say that the elections of such openly, radical anti-Semites as Tliab and Omar were anomalies. But judging from the elections of other far-left radicals such as Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez in 2018, every pro-Israel American should be very concerned about the future of the United States and its support of Israel.

PUBLIC EDUCATION IS DOMESTIC TERRORISM!

by David Schnittger

My first 15 years of formal education was in the public school.  I attended public school during my elementary and secondary years.  I also attended a public college for my first two years of advanced education.  I have many happy memories of my years in public school and had many fine teachers during those years, which stretched from 1957-1972.  However, things have changed dramatically since then.  How do I know?  During two periods of time in recent years, I had occasion to serve as a substitute in public schools, from Pre-K thru the 12th grade.  It has been my general impression from those experiences that there has been a radical increase in the regimentation of “acceptable views” allowed in the public school.  I would characterize that regimentation in terms of “atheistic,” “statist” and “socialistic.”  I believe that this regimentation could be considered “domestic terrorism.”  Let me give an example.

On one occasion, while substituting in the Prince William, Virginia public schools, I substituted in a kindergarten class.  It was the first day of the winter-spring semester.  As such, the new kindergarten students attended an opening assembly with the Vice-Principal of the school.  The Vice-Principal was a middle age lady who seemed to have a pleasant disposition.  She smilingly warned the new students that they did not want to receive a particular “piece of paper.”   She calmly explained that this piece of paper (apparently for some unexplained misbehavior) would result in the student being expelled from school.  This expulsion would require their parents to “miss work” (on the obvious assumption that both parents work outside the home).  This absence from work would result in the parents being “fired from their jobs,” and that, consequently, the kindergarten student would “starve to death.”

At no time did this smiling administrator give any hint as to the nature of the offense that would result in the life-ending piece of paper being given to the recalcitrant five year old.  However, the nature of this unnamed capital offense was so grave that she warned repeatedly that, at all cost, the student did not want to receive this piece of paper.  With this murderous threat smilingly delivered she welcomed the new students (to the gulag) and dismissed them back to class.  I repeat: “Public education is domestic terrorism.”

WHY I AM A CONSERVATIVE

By Carol Rushton

During my life, I have encountered Christians with political positions much different from mine. I have been baffled how we could read the same Bible and have such opposite points of view about certain issues. I believe the Bible comes down decidedly in favor of conservative values. Since this is the start of a new year, I thought I would explain not only why I am a conservative both religiously and politically but why I believe that the Bible supports conservative principles.

First, it is important to define what a conservative is. Dictionary.com states that conservative means “disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change . . . a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.” and “a supporter of conservative political policies.”

Conservatives generally believe in a strict or originalist interpretation of the Constitution, small, limited government, low taxes, and are usually pro-life. Examples would be President Ronald Reagan, President Calvin Coolidge, Congressman Jack Kemp; economists Milton Friedman, Frederick von Hayek, and Thomas Sowell; Supreme Court Judges Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas; and talk show hosts Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, just to name a few. Conservatives do not always agree on every single issue but they always agree on general principles.

Obviously, I cannot go into every single issue supported by the Bible but I can briefly cover three of the major ones that Christians on different sides of the political fence disagree on today.

  1. Work and the welfare state.

Liberals are famous for claiming that the government must help our fellowmen (and women) by giving them money when they don’t have jobs because the Bible constantly tells us that we must help the poor.

While I am as compassionate as anyone and definitely love to help people, the Bible never urges Christians to financially help able bodied people who don’t have jobs and refuse to work. The exact opposite is true.

Work for mankind was ordained by God from the beginning. After God created Adam, Genesis 2:15 says, “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”

Dictionary.com defines the verb “to dress” in this context as “to cultivate (lands, fields, etc.).” Dictoniary.com also defines the verb “to cultivate” as “to prepare and work on (land) in order to raise crops . . . to promote or improve the growth of (a plant, crop, etc.) by labor and attention.” Adam was not supposed to lay in hammock all day long and nap and daydream while angels brought him food on a silver platter. He was supposed to work, to maintain the fertility, growth, and beauty of the portion of earth that the Lord had given him responsibility for.

When the Lord gave the Moses the law on Mount Sinai, He made Moses and the children of Israel understood that they were supposed to work six days out of seven. “Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath . . .” (Exodus 20:9-10). Every person beyond a certain age was expected to work and provide for themselves and their families.

The only exception made was for orphans and widows. The Jews were commanded to provide for them. “At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within they gates . . . and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest” (Deut. 28-29).

Jews were also commanded that when they harvested their crops, there were supposed to leave a portion for the poor so they could provide for themselves. “And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God” (Leviticus 23:22).

The provision for the poor provided a solution to several issues that we are faced with today. First, leaving some of the harvest and gleanings allowed the poor to have some type of sustenance so they were would not be a burden to the nation of Israel, eliminating the need for a welfare state. But it wasn’t a straight handout, either. The poor had to go out to the fields and actually do some work to pick up the gleanings. This meant that the poor weren’t just sitting around expecting other people to provide for them and it gave them the dignity of working some for themselves. The Book of Ruth gives the most famous example of this principle and how it worked.

The New Testament makes no difference in this area. Jesus worked as a carpenter and was known as such among His friends and neighbors before starting His ministry at the age of 30. This is why they rejected Jesus as anything more than a carpenter. When Jesus returned to Nazareth with His disciples and taught in the local synagogue from the Scriptures one Sabbath, Mark 6:2-3 records their reaction. “And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? And what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.”

The Apostle Paul set the example for Gentile Christians, often working as a tent maker to make sure he had money for food and lodging so that the churches would not have the burden of supporting him as he preached the gospel from city to city. Below are just a few of the verses taken from Paul’s letters to the churches.

Ephesians 4:28, “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.”

II Thessalonians 3:10-12, “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busy bodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.”

At no time did either Jesus or Paul or any of the disciples ever even intimate that people should not work if they are able, nor did they ever command or infer that people apply for government assistance if they were not working. Those that are not able are a different story. Their families should take care of them, and if the family could not, only then should the local church step in and help provide for the truly needy.

I Timothy 5:8, “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

I Timothy 5:16, “If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.”

James 1:27, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction . . . “

  1. Abortion.

Yes, as strange as it may seem, some Christians actually support the murdering of unborn babies.

The God of the Bible unequivocally and emphatically states over and over in Scripture that He knows each person before they are even conceived. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”

Job 31:15 says, “Did not he that made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?”

Psalm 139 is one of the most famous passages of Scripture that detail God’s foreknowledge of men and women before they are born. “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb . . . I am fearfully and wonderfully made . . .Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written . . . when as yet there was none of them” (Psalm 139:13-16).

Opposing the murder of unborn babies has been a conservative position from the beginning. How any Christian can support murdering any life is beyond me, but some claiming to be Christians support abortion like the following reported by CBNNews.com on October 30, 2018 by Steve Warren, “‘Like Priests standing Outside the Gas Chambers at Auschwitz,’ Religious Leaders Bless Abortion Clinic as ‘Sacred Space.’”

Billed as an “interfaith gathering,” the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice dedicated a new abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio Monday by having a United Church of Christ minister on hand to bless “the sacred space of decision.”

On Nov. 9, the group will also have “faith leaders” perform a blessing of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Columbus, Ohio . . . “anti-abortion advocates do not have the monopoly on faith or god.” The notice read. “Many faith leaders and people of faith hold that accessing and providing abortions are good and godly decisions.”

A baby is a baby is a baby. The Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice can spout all the platitudes they want. God’s Word states the opposite.

  1. Traditional Marriage.

Marriage between a man and a woman was never an issue throughout thousands of years of history until recently. Genesis 2 records that God created Adam, a man, and provided a “helpmeet” for him, which Adam named Eve. When the Lord brought Eve to Adam, Adam proclaimed, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

It is shocking that some Christians try to make those of us who support traditional marriage feel guilty, saying that Jesus never condemned homosexuality. They even have the gall to claim that Jesus would make a wedding cake for a homosexual or lesbian couple!

Evidently, they have never read Jesus’ statement in Matthew 19:4-5. “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”

Jesus did not say that a man would leave his mother and father and cleave to his “partner,” cleave to his “husband,” or cleave to his “significant other.” Jesus said that a man would leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife. All you have to do is read Romans 1 regarding Paul’s condemnation of both homosexuality and lesbianism. Paul would never have written those words if Jesus had supported homosexuality.

Incredibly, more and more Christians are supporting efforts like the Revoice Conference held at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri in July 2018 and again scheduled in St. Louis in June 2019. The homepage of the Revoice Conference makes the following shocking mission statement. “Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other gender and sexual minority Christians so they can flourish while observing the historic, Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality.”

Until the last ten to fifteen years, homosexuality, lesbianism, transgenderism, polyamory, incest, and bestiality have all been considered deviant behavior. Only marriage between a man and a woman was considered the norm and generally acknowledged by Christians and non-Christians alike as supported in the Bible. The Bible does not condone homosexuality, lesbianism, or marriage between same-sex couples, and no amount of playing with Scripture verses can make it so.

On these three issues alone it is very clear that the Bible supports conservative principles, and this explains why I as a Christian am also a conservative.

THE NORTHERN INVASION

America’s Eclipsed Border Crisis With Canada

By David Schnittger

We are in the midst of the longest government shutdown in America’s history. The issue of contention between President Trump and the Democrat leadership concerns the inclusion of 5.7 billion dollars for a southern border wall. The southern border has been the focus of attention as it relates to the illegal immigration crisis. This crisis has led to the extended assignment of troops until September, as well as periodic deployments of reserve troops. Despite these efforts, waves of illegals continue to make their way across Mexico in an attempt to collapse our southern border. While attention is focused on the 2,600 miles of our southern border with Mexico, there is also a quiet border crisis on the 3,000 miles of our shared northern border with Canada.

The Guardian carried a July 24, 2018 article entitled, “Amid Focus on Immigration from south, illegal crossings from Canada surge.”

While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, concern is growing over the number of foreigners entering the US illegally across the porous northern border with Canada.

People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000, usually payable when the immigrants reach their US destination, according to officials and court documents.

While the number of arrests is tiny compared with the southern border, the human smuggling is just as sophisticated.

“’They are very well organized. They have scouted the area. They have scouted us,’ said US border patrol agent Richard Ross. ‘Basically, we are not dealing with the JV team; this is the varsity.’

Driving the increase here, officials say, is the ease of entry into Canada, where visas are no longer required for Mexicans and a border that receives less scrutiny and resources than the southern border, where thousands fleeing violence in Central America are being detained.

Much of the illegal border crossing activity in Vermont appears to be focused on a 30-mile (50km) segment of the Vermont-Quebec border where Interstate 91 reaches the Canadian border at Derby Line, about 50 miles southeast of Montreal . . .

The number of illegal alien apprehensions at the Vermont-Canada border has skyrocketed,’ said Christina Nolan, Vermont’s US attorney.

So far this fiscal year, there have been at least 267 apprehensions along Vermont’s border with Canada, compared with 132 all of last year, according to statistics compiled by Nolan’s office.

On the border patrol sector that covers 300 miles of border with New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, agents have apprehended 324 people who crossed illegally from Canada so far with fiscal year, compared with 165 in all of 2017.”

Could there be a relationship between our porous northern border and the increase in Muslims in some of our northern states? For example, in Dearborn, Michigan, over 100,000 Muslims (45% of the city) have settled in a Muslim “no-go” zone. The area is governed by Sharia law. The Muslim authorities in this compound build as they like with no regard to local zoning laws, create Muslim schools and write their own curriculum. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter this neighborhood and guards are stationed at the entrance to keep non-Muslims out. This is the largest of many Muslim “no-go” zones across the country. See the following Fox video report in this regard.

https://youtu.be/iqAJGXI5l88

Michael Savage, popular talk show host and best-selling author has stated, “. . . my message has been borders, language, and culture.” If we do not secure both our southern and northern border, we will lose our country!

AMERICA’S HOLOCAUST

Will the Pro-Life Movement end the Scourge of Abortion in America?

By David Schnittger

The Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. documents the Nazi atrocities that took place against European Jews during World War II. In this somber memorial, the brutal pogroms which took place from 1933-1945, and which murdered over six million Jews are chronicled. While this crime against humanity, which ended 73 years ago, needs to be remembered and lamented, there is an ongoing holocaust in America that is, statistically, ten times worse.

I am referring to America’s holocaust against the unborn, which has been going on since January 22, 1973. It was on that fateful day, in the Roe v Wade decision when the Supreme Court legalized abortion. That decision, together with the Doe v Bolton decision, also in 1973, allowed abortion to be . . .legal for any woman, regardless of her age. . . legal for any reason, during the first seven months of the pregnancy,
and for virtually any reason thereafter.

Since that time, approximately 60 million unborn American citizens have been murdered, with legal sanction. As we have just passed the 46-year anniversary of Roe v Wade, I wanted to give some encouragement and challenge regarding how we can eliminate this scourge upon America.

ENCOURAGEMENT

Abortion Rates Declining:

The annual rate of abortions climbed from 1973 to 1990. Since that time, there has been a slow but steady decline in the number of abortions. For example, approximately 885,000 abortions took place in the United States in 2016 – down from approximately 913,000 abortions in 2015.

I attribute this decline to the educational efforts of the pro-life movement as well as the fine work of Crisis Pregnancy Centers around the country.

State Laws Restricting Abortion Clinics:

Through the efforts of the pro-life community, in concert with pro-life legislators, a number of states have passed more restrictive laws governing abortion clinics. For example, some recent state laws have required abortion clinics to have valid transfer agreements with an ambulance service and hospitals. Some states also require a 24-hour waiting period and an in-person consultation the day before the procedure.

As a result of these laws, there are several states where only one abortion clinic remains in operation. These states are West Virginia, North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Mississippi.  Other states, such as Texas, have cut the number of abortion clinics in half in just the last few years.

Exposure of Abortion Clinic Atrocities

Kermit Gosnell:  Kermit Gosnell is a doctor who ran an abortion clinic for 30 years in Pennsylvania. A grand jury convicted Gosnell of routinely delivering babies alive and then cutting their necks with scissors in order for them to bleed to death. He would also cut off the feet and legs of these babies and keep them in jars like trophies. A movie was made about Gosnell in 2018 and it was widely viewed.

Project Veritas: With the advent of independent media, atrocities in abortion clinics are being exposed as never before. For example, Project Veritas conducted an undercover investigation of the gruesome practice of selling baby parts in Planned Parenthood clinics. Not only are taxpayers forced to fund Planned Parenthood by over 500 million dollars yearly, Planned Parenthood executives also engage in the lucrative practice of selling baby parts in violation of Federal law. Click on the link below to watch Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of baby parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9EU_02c5bM

Reasoned Apologetic: View the linked video below which presents several solid reasons why abortion is not just a choice . . . it is murder!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=c1IwYOer0HM

Growing Right to Life Marches:  This year’s National Right to Life March in Washington D.C. broke all-time attendance records.  Crowd estimates exceeded 650,000 people.  See the video below to see the massive crowds:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/does-this-time-lapse-video-show-hundreds-of-thousands-at-2019-march-for-lif

Challenge

There are many fine organizations that are involved in the fight to end abortions in America. Let me list a few:

Abort73.com – This website is a treasure trove of information, including a link as to where you can find local crisis pregnancy centers in your area. They also have information about how you can donate 4-7% of your Amazon spending to Abort73. I encourage you to call a local crisis pregnancy center and ask how you can help.

National Right to Life – Founded in 1968, National Right to Life is the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization.

Do not wait for your church or your pastor to get involved. Pray about the part you should play in ending the scourge of the abortion holocaust in America.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall
reap, if we faint not.

Galatians 6:9

IMPORTANT JEWS IN ISRAELI HISTORY: CHAIM WEIZMANN

By Carol Rushton

Those of us who believe strongly that the modern State of Israel is a direct fulfillment of end-times Bible prophecy have heard of the Balfour Declaration. However, most Christians know nothing about or have even heard of the Jew who played a critical role in bringing about the Balfour Declaration and Israel’s rebirth as a nation in the 20th Century, Chaim Weizmann.

As was the case with so many 18th and 19th Century Jews, Chaim Weizmann was born in Russia in 1874. Although his family was poor and had to support 15 children, Weizmann’s parents were determined to give their offspring the best education they could afford. Most of the children went on to become doctors, engineers, scientists, and teachers.

Weizmann was interested in science from an early age and studied biochemistry in Germany, earning a doctorate in science in Switzerland. While in Switzerland, Weizmann became involved in the new Zionist movement started by Theodore Herzl which would translate into a political career later in life.

Weizmann’s talent in bio and organic chemistry led to his inventing numerous chemical compounds and holding 110 patents, some of which he sold to other countries. But one discovery above all was to change the course of his life and history forever.

After marrying, Weizmann moved to England in 1904 when he was offered a position as a science professor at the University of Manchester. It was a fortuitous choice.

During World War I, the allies fighting Germany, including England, were using cordite, a smokeless propellant, to replace gunpowder used for hundreds of years. The advantage of cordite was that it would still propel a bullet or shell, as did regular gunpowder, but it prolonged the life of the gun by not destroying the barrel.

Acetone was a vital ingredient in the making of cordite. Prior to 1914, England had imported most of its acetone from Germany. After the outbreak of the war, this of course was no longer possible. The United States didn’t have large supplies of acetone. What was England going to do?

Enter Chaim Weizmann. In 1915, Weizmann discovered he could produce acetone through the fermentation of starch with the aid of bacteria, to put it as simply as possible. When First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill caught wind of this, he made sure this new way of producing acetone synthetically – known to this day as the “Weizmann Process” – was used to help England and her allies. Weizmann’s invention was of strategic assistance to the allied powers in World War I.

According to the Weizmann Institute’s website, “This rapid wartime expansion . . . from laboratory to industrial scale . . . set a precedent for the rapid expansion of penicillin production during World War II and for the wide scope of applied biotechnological processes that came afterward” (https://www.weizmann.ac.il/WeizmannCompass/sections/people-behind-the-science/chaim-weizmann’s-acetone-patent-turns-100).

The British government felt that it owed such a great debt to Weizmann for his contribution in World War I, UK Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour asked Dr. Weizmann what he would like in return. Weizmann is said to have replied, “There is only one thing I want: a national home for my people.” The rest, as they say, is history.

Foreign Office

November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.

His Majesty’s Government view(s) with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist federation.

Yours,

Arthur James Balfour

In most cases, no more would have been heard of Weizmann, since bringing about the Balfour Declaration would have been enough for most people. But not Weizmann. He was just getting started. Below are just a few of his achievements after 1917:

  1. 1918: Appointed head of the Zionist Commission by the British Government

  2. 1918: Laid the foundation stone for Hebrew University in Jerusalem and raised funds for the university which opened in 1925

  3. 1920: President of the World Zionist Organization

  4. 1929: President of the Jewish Agency

  5. 1934: Helped to establish the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel

  6. 1948: Chairman of the Provisional State Council of Israel

  7. 1949: First President of the State of Israel

Although Weizmann had great success in his professional life, his private life was marked by tragedy. The Weizmann’s had two sons. The younger son, Michael Weizmann, was serving in the British Royal Air Force in World War II when his plane was shot down in 1942 off the coast of France. His body was never found. The oldest son, Benjamin, was an anti-aircraft gunner during the war. He suffered a mental breakdown, which according the Jewish Virtual Library, he never fully recovered from. He eventually became a dairy farmer in Ireland.

Weizmann died on November 9, 1952, and was buried in the garden on his property in Rehovot, Israel as per his wishes. Weizmann’s house and property is now officially a part of the Weizmann Institute.

BEAUTIFUL EDIFICES

By Carol Rushton

I recently had the opportunity to visit my former church here in Oklahoma City. While a member at that church. I sang in the choir and once made Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread for the choir director. He and his wife liked it so much, it became my annual Christmas present to them. Even though I am now a member of another church, I will still bake them a loaf for Christmas when I can and drop it off at the church.

I missed baking them anything for Christmas last year because I moved in December 2017. It was too chaotic to try to bake anything for anyone. I couldn’t find most of my baking things, including my mixer. Everything was buried under mountains of boxes. This year, I was determined to make sure I baked them the banana bread they loved. I picked a Wednesday evening to drop it off at the church because I knew they would be having a fellowship dinner before church services that night, as many churches do now. There would be plenty of people at the church that night I could give the bread to and ensure the choir director and his wife got it.

MY PREVIOUS CHURCH

When I drove into the church parking lot, I noticed the sign with the church name was different. It was new and much fancier than the former sign. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the sign as it was – it still had the rotating announcements about church activities, large and brilliant enough to be seen from the street – but evidently someone did.

The second thing I noticed was one of the announcements on the sign about Sunday Connect Groups. “What in the world are Connect Groups?” I wondered. “Is this something adopted from Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven church movement?” It certainly didn’t sound good to me. (I later went to the church’s website and discovered that Connect Groups had replaced Sunday school classes on Sunday mornings. The website informed me that the groups “meet weekly on Sunday mornings for accountability, prayer, sharing stories and studying the Bible” emphasis mine.)

I eventually found a place to park and headed for one of the side entrances. I knew the church had embarked on a building project after I left so I knew from two years ago which entrance to take to find the receptionist desk. What I was not prepared for was what I saw when I entered the building.

When I attended the church, and even two years ago, that particular side entrance led down a hall to the church receptionist and the church offices. Someone was always at the receptionist desk to direct you to where you needed to go or answer general questions. Two years ago that’s where I had left the banana bread with someone at the receptionist desk. Just beyond the receptionist desk was a stairway to the left where some of the Sunday school classrooms were. If you went to your right you would eventually find the fellowship hall. While not elaborate, everything was comfortable and functional.

Not anymore. The hallway was still there but it had been enlarged. The receptionist area was gone and so were the church offices. Instead it looked more like the lobby of a fancy hotel. To my right there was open space and a curved, floating stairway that led upstairs. A little beyond that was an area set up with round tables where people were seated. I could also see what looked like a place where people could stand in line and get their food for a meal. It reminded me more of an upscale restaurant than a church fellowship area.

I kept walking down the hall and eventually saw two women further down where a few people were standing in line. I approached the line and stood there waiting my turn. As I stood in line, I figured out this is why people pay for the Wednesday night meal. When I had a chance, I asked one of the ladies if she could take my bag and make sure that the choir director and his wife would get it. She assured me she would. I gave her the bag and walked back toward the entrance to leave. I had one last glimpse of the new fellowship hall before walking toward the door.

As I was leaving I thought about how much the church had changed since I had attended there. It was certainly a very resplendent church. And that was the problem.

There was nothing wrong with the previous structural arrangement the church had before. The church sanctuary was grand, with cushioned pews and a balcony. The Sunday school rooms and the fellowship hall weren’t lavish or ostentatious but they didn’t need to be. They were more than adequate for Sunday school classes, Bible studies, ministry events, conferences, or anything else the church needed. If the new fellowship hall displayed such opulence, I could only wonder about how the rest of the church looked now.

MY CURRENT CHURCH

In comparison, the church I attend currently doesn’t hold a candle to my former church in terms of facilities, programs, or staff. The building is very modest. The church also had a building program recently because we had run out of room for Sunday school classes, but the addition was very simple. We don’t have an orchestra, a 70-member choir, Beth Moore Bible studies, or a huge children’s ministry. The choir doesn’t have choir robes or even a separate room to practice in – we have to use the church sanctuary which is also used for dinners, conferences, and AWANA on Wednesday evenings. My former church has at least 33 full-time paid staff positions. My current church has 5 full-time paid staff positions, with two of them being appointments since I started attending in 2010. Even our choir director and youth pastor are non-paid volunteer positions that church members have to do on the side in additional to their regular full-time jobs and family responsibilities.

There are things I miss that my current church does not have: a large music program, a women’s ministry, the well-known Christian artists that come and put on concerts, just to name a few. I don’t miss the unwillingness to stand up for truth, virtue, and biblical values while at the same time refusing to confront an increasingly hostile secular society that abhors and persecutes Christians, the exact opposite of my current church.

I’m not saying that people aren’t being saved in my former church or that they don’t do a lot of good things. But they must have spent millions of dollars to make these changes to the church, changes that were completely unnecessary. It makes me wonder about their priorities.

My current church is a very simple, very humble church. I never thought I would say this, but I hope it always stays that way.

2019: HIGH NOON FOR AMERICA

Will nationalism or globalism define America’s Future?

By David Schnittger

One of the greatest Western movies of all time is the 1952 classic, “High Noon,” starring Gary Cooper. The movie is set in 1870 Hadleyville, with Gary Cooper playing the town Marshall, Will Kane. The rising action begins with Will’s marriage to a pretty Quaker named Amy Fowler. To please Amy, Will resigns his post immediately after the wedding ceremony. Will is troubled because the new Marshall has not arrived to take his place. Suddenly, the stationmaster rushes in with the terrible news that Frank Miller, a wild outlaw whom Will had arrested for murder five years earlier, recently received pardon and is due to arrive in Hadleyville on the noon train. Miller’s outlaw gang have ridden to the station and are awaiting Miller’s arrival.

At the urging of the wedding guests, Will and Amy leave town immediately, but after only a few moments on the road, Will turns the wagon around and heads back. “I expect he’ll come looking for me,” Will replies when Amy asks for an explanation. Will’s young wife begs him to leave with her, and he protests that he has never run from anyone. Will returns to town to make plans for the town’s defense. Despite all of his efforts, no one agrees to stand with Will. He must face the outlaws down by himself at high noon. I will not spoil this dramatic western by revealing the outcome, but no one can dispute the courage of the character Gary Cooper portrays in standing up to the outlaws alone at high noon. This is precisely the position Donald Trump appears to be in as 2019 is shaping up to be high noon for America. America’s high noon appears to be playing out in three arenas.

BORDER SECURITY

Presently, there is a Federal government shutdown, as President Trump has rejected a budget that does not include the five billion dollars he has requested to build a wall on our southern border. The Democrat leaders in Congress do NOT want to budge on this and are presently unwilling to negotiate. This amount is minuscule in relation to the overall budget of over 3.7 trillion dollars. Plus, illegal aliens cost the government over 285 billion dollars a year in social services such as education, welfare and prison costs. This does not include the human cost of the crimes illegal aliens commit against American citizens. There is also the hidden cost of depressed wages for middle class Americans as they are forced to compete with low cost illegal alien wage earners.  Meanwhile, wave after wave of illegal immigrants are heading for our southern border.

On top of that, is the hidden truth the illegal immigrants are bringing a wave of hepatitis, tuberculosis and HIV to America. Additionally, migrants are spreading malaria, yellow fever, diphhtheria, dengue, chikunguny and measles, diseases that have been unknown in the US in recent years.

President Trump realizes that without secure borders, there is no country. This is exactly the globalist plan that we see being activated in many western countries, resulting in skyrocketing crime and the destruction of western cultures. This is a “high noon” issue that President Trump must face in 2019. 

Click HERE for the article detailing diseases carried by illegal immigrants.

ECONOMY

Another “high noon” issue confronting America in 2019 has to do with the unbridled power of the Federal Reserve Bank. Since Trump was elected president in November 2016, the stock market has broken over 100 records, as Trump has engineered an amazing economic recovery. With a combination of eradicating job-killing regulations, reducing personal and corporate taxes, renegotiating trade deals and encouraging corporations to resettle in America, there have been historic reductions in unemployment in every ethnicity, and an explosion of small business growth.

During this time, the Federal Reserve Bank has raised interest rates seven times, despite the fact that there is no discernible problem with inflation. With their latest interest rate hike in December, the stock market has taken a nosedive, sparking fears of a recession. As Trump has correctly opined, “The only problem our economy has is the Fed.”  Because of these Fed actions, the U.S. stock market has suffered its biggest December decline since the Great Depression.

Apparently, the Federal Reserve, which is a private cabal of international bankers, has decided to crash the economy so they blame it on Trump and run him out of office. Trump needs to fire Chairman Powell, and order an audit of the Fed as a precursor to its dissolution. “The Creature from Jeckyl Island”, which was created under cover of darkness on Jeckyl Island, Georgia and passed as The Federal Reserve Act in Congress during the Christmas recess of 1913, needs to be ended. This unaccountable group of international counterfeiters has run and ruined America long enough. Trump must END THE FED in this “high noon” showdown in 2019.

Click HERE for the article on the Federal Reserve.

MILITARY

In December, Trump announced his decision to remove all military personnel from Syria (2,000 troops) and 7,000 troops from Afghanistan. This action was met with the resignation of Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and other high-level officials in the Defense Department. Trump is receiving flack from Republicans and Democrats alike. It is Trump’s view that the troops in Syria have been successful in their defeat of ISIS, and that it is time to turn this problem over to governments in the region. It is also his view that, after the 17-year quagmire in Afghanistan, it is time for an orderly withdrawal. Accordingly, this first draw down will reduce American forces in Afghanistan by half.

Let me remind the reader that sending U.S. troops into Syria was illegal, given that Congress never debated or approved sending troops there.  First under Obama, and then under Trump. The US military quietly built up its on-the-ground presence in Syria without any public debate and often under the veil of official secrecy.  The American public often only found out that troops were stationed there because of leaks to the media or quiet announcements long after troops arrived.

While on the surface the keeping of Trump’s campaign promise to withdraw US troops from Syria seems reasonable and prudent, at a deeper level, this is a huge setback to the globalist plans set forth in the Project for a New American Century document published in September 2000. This neoconservative plan, created by many of the key players in the George Bush administration, laid out a plan for multiple simultaneous wars in the Middle East. These wars were for the purpose of conquering Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria. This new preemptive strategy would be launched by a “new Pearl Harbor” event which, conveniently, occurred a year later, on September 11, 2001. This PNAC strategy has been successful in overthrowing the governments of Iraq and Libya, but they have hit a snag in recent years, most notably with this “setback” in Syria. The globalist neocons who developed this plan, in concert with the military-industrial-security-complex that they enrich, will spare no effort to take out President Trump, in order to get their plan for Middle East conquest back on track.

May I remind you that the last President that stood up to the Federal Reserve Bank and the military-industrial-security complex was John F. Kennedy. Need I say more? Regardless of how you feel personally about Donald Trump, for the sake of our country, let me urge you to pray for and support our President as he seeks to restore America as “History’s Great (Protestant) Nation.”  I believe that 2019 will be determine whether nationalism or globalism will define America’s future. 

Click HERE for the article on Syria.

God’s Hostage Rescue Operation – Part II

by David Schnittger

Last week, we recounted the daring hostage rescue operation known as Operation Entebbe.  As amazing as this was, this cannot hold a candle to the daring hostage rescue operation revealed in the book of Isaiah.  This was a rescue operation that was universal in scope and timeless in application.

THE SIGN

We read in Isaiah 7:14:  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.  What an amazing sign would signal the commencement of this astounding hostage rescue operation.  A virgin who is pregnant!  Talk about an oxymoron!  This was a sign that was never seen before or since.

THE NEED

We read in Isaiah 9:2:  The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.  The need was universal.  All mankind walked in the darkness of sin and ignorance.  Not only was the human race held hostage, but was blindfolded as well.

THE OBJECTIVE

We read in Isaiah 61:1:  The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good things unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.  

This hostage rescue operation was unequaled in its scope and ambition.  It was literally a cosmic rescue operation to liberate the entire elect body of humanity for all time!  When Christ was crucified, he descended to Hades.  Having overcome Hades at His resurrection, 40 days later he ascended into Heaven, and carried the redeemed from before the cross up with him to Paradise.  The captives he liberated were those who had died, having faith in the coming redeemer.  Soon and very soon, He will return in the clouds to catch up those who have believed in Christ since the ascension.  This will be the next phase of Christ’s universal hostage operation.  We celebrate all of this at this Christmas season.  Hosanna and Maranatha!

 

 

 

God’s Hostage Rescue Operation – Part I

by David Schnittger

The world awakened on America’s bicentennial to the news of an astounding hostage rescue operation that had just transpired. Operation Entebbe or Operation Thunderbolt, was a successful counter-terrorist-hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976.

THE HIJACKING

A week earlier, on June 27, an Air France plane with 248 passengers had been hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The hijackers had the stated objective to free 40 Palestinian and affiliated militants imprisoned in Israel and 13 prisoners in four other countries in exchange for the hostages.

The Ugandan government supported the hijackers, and dictator Idi Amin personally welcomed them. After moving all the hostages from the aircraft to a disused airport building, the hijackers separated all Israelis and several non-Israeli Jews from the larger group and forced them into a separate room. Over the following two days, 148 non-Israeli hostages were released. Ninety-four, mainly Israeli, passengers along with the 12-member Air France crew, remained as hostages and were threatened with death.

The IDF acted on information provided by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. The hijackers threatened to kill the hostages if their prisoner release demands were not met. This threat led to the planning of the rescue operation. These plans included preparation for armed resistance from Ugandan troops.

THE RESCUE OPERATION

The operation took place at night. Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos over 2,500 miles to Uganda for the rescue operation. The operation, which took a week of planning, lasted 90 minutes. Of the 106 remaining hostages, 102 were rescued and three were killed. The other hostage was in a hospital and was later killed by the terrorists. Five Israeli commandos were wounded and one, unit commander Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed. Netanyahu was the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister. All the hijackers and 45 Ugandan solders were killed and 11 Soviet built MIGs of Uganda’s air force were destroyed.

Operation Entebbe, which had the military codename Operation Thunderbolt, is sometimes referred to retroactively as Operation Jonathan in memory of the unit’s leader, Yonathan Netanyahu.  Operation Entebbe is considered the most daringly successful hostage rescue operation in modern times. However, I want to explore a hostage rescue operation of ancient times that was far more impressive in terms of its scope and objective. We will explore God’s Hostage Rescue Operation in subsequent articles.