Let us put first things first… that we once again can become ONE NATION UNDER GOD!!!


Let us put first things first, that we once again can become,

ONE NATION UNDER GOD…

for that is our ONLY hope!

2 Chronicles 7:14

14If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

This letter (see below), regarding former Governor and John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin, was forwarded to me yesterday by a former Marine friend.

I personally like Sarah Palin, and I believe she is the genuine article, as a person and as a politician, which is certainly a rarity, in these days and times; but with that said, the problem in Washington DC has always been, in the perverted and incestuous power hierarchy that has existed there for years, that in order to advance yourself, as a new person on the block, as a rookie politician, you have to play by their rules; and for any rookie politician, like Sarah Palin, who is new to the Washington Hierarchy, who may have every intention of making some serious changes, unless she tows the line and conforms to their “Good ole boy system,” she’ll be relegated to obscurity.

These politicians, who represent the true power brokers in DC, the last thing they want is truth and honesty, and to have someone who will upset their applecart.

These people, on both sides of the party line, be they Democratic or Republican, when it comes to marching to the beat of these Globalist Bankers, both parties are on the same page; and their agenda is to bring our country under their New World Order system, which right now, for the time being, at least for the United States, seems to be the North American Union.

Should that happen, it would only be the first step towards their ultimate end game, which has to do with our losing our sovereignty completely, which may happen very soon, should our U.S. Dollar collapse, causing us to default on our international loans, and truly as it is we are very close to that happening right now, with our already over 12 Trillion Dollar national debt (which by the way, is part of their plan).

Once this happens, we will be given the option, together with the other domino nations, around the world, who are also in danger of defaulting, to surrender our sovereignty and conform to their New World Order, as a nation.

Their solution will be for us to surrender our sovereignty, and join their One World Government; and that we accept their international monetary system; which will eventually include what the Bible calls the “Mark of the Beast,” that it be inserted into either your forehead or right hand… or you will not be able to buy or sell!

Folks, this is how close we are to all of this happening; and this strategy of Satan has been in place for well over 100 years now, when our politicians first started lying to us, and they have been lying ever since.

Their plan is to get the largest of the dominos, which is us, to fall first, and their hope is that the other nations will follow suit, behind us.

Why else do you think our leadership in Washington DC, regardless of which party happens to be in office, whether Democrat or Republican it makes no difference, because both have been useless and powerless, at implementing any real change.

In all this talk about truth and honesty in government, and transparency, neither party has ever conducted an audit on the most powerful and corrupt institution we have, which is the Federal Reserve System, which is not even what it purports itself to be… it is not a part of our Federal government at all, but is rather a privately held corporation, which is owned and controlled by these few families who have dominated the international banking community for well over 100 years.

If we are going to survive, we are going to have to take our nation off of this merry-go-round, of our always choosing only between Democrat and Republican. Despite partisan differences, if you haven’t noticed, both parties are on the same page, when it comes to the Globalist agenda! Please don’t tell me you haven’t noticed that!

In the last few administration alone, it is more than obvious that this has been true of Bush Sr, Bill Clinton, and Bush Jr… and also it is true of Barack Obama!

The fact of the matter is, the REAL power brokers in Washington DC are the men who write the checks, who also control and manage our internal banking system and our monetary policies… and nobody, including our news media, is telling the American people the truth.

I gave you their names yesterday:

Federal Reserve Bank:
Who owns it and controls it?

  • Rothschild Banks of London and Berlin
  • Lazard Brothers Bank of Paris
  • Israel Moses Sieff Banks of Italy
  • Warburg Bank of Hamburg, Germany and Amsterdam
  • Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York
  • Lehman Brothers Bank of New York
  • Goldman Sachs Bank of New York
  • Chase Manhattan Bank of New York (Controlled by the Rockefeller Family Tree)

Unless Sarah Palin separates herself from the Republican party, I don’t think she will have much of a career, unless she conforms to the this “Good ole boy” system.

As citizens, our Constitution stipulates that our government has to answer to us, “The People,” and if they don’t, we have the right to take our government back, by whatever means necessary!

As it is, this current merry-go-round, in the present Two-Party system has taken us nowhere, except to bring our nation to the brink of disaster and bankruptcy, morally and other wise.

As a Christian, I can’t see our nation turning around, unless we first experience a Spiritual Awakening in our country, and a Revival, the likes of which already happened once, at our nation’s birth. That has to happen first, where people’s hearts are changed, and then we can kick these dishonest politicians out on their ear!!!.

We need some serious house cleaning, in Washington DC, and all across our nation, in all 50 states; and it will start by teaching the American people the truth, in how back in 1871, in order to prevent our nation from defaulting, after the Civil War, our politicians at the behest and demand of this Rothschild Banking Cartel, surrendered and changed our Constitutional Republic into the Corporation, called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN.”

To understand the difference, read on:

The date is February 21, 1871 and the Forty-First Congress is in session. I refer you to the “Acts of the Forty-First Congress,” Section 34, Session III, chapters 61 and 62. On this date in the history of our nation, Congress passed an Act titled: “An Act To Provide A Government for the District of Columbia.” This is also known as the “Act of 1871.” What does this mean? Well, it means that Congress, under no constitutional authority to do so, created a separate form of government for the District of Columbia, which is a ten mile square parcel of land.

What??? How could they do that? Moreover, WHY would they do that? To explain, let’s look at the circumstances of those days. The Act of 1871 was passed at a vulnerable time in America. Our nation was essentially bankrupt — weakened and financially depleted in the aftermath of the Civil War. The Civil War itself was nothing more than a calculated “front” for some pretty fancy footwork by corporate backroom players. It was a strategic maneuver by European interests (the international bankers) who were intent upon gaining a stranglehold on the neck (and the coffers) of America.

The Congress realized our country was in dire financial straits, so they cut a deal with the international bankers — (in those days, the Rothschild’s of London were dipping their fingers into everyone’s pie) thereby incurring a DEBT to said bankers. If we think about banks, we know they do not just lend us money out of the goodness of their hearts. A bank will not do anything for you unless it is entirely in their best interest to do so. There has to be some sort of collateral or some string attached which puts you and me (the borrower) into a subservient position. This was true back in 1871 as well. The conniving international bankers were not about to lend our floundering nation any money without some serious stipulations. So, they devised a brilliant way of getting their foot in the door of the United States (a prize they had coveted for some time, but had been unable to grasp thanks to our Founding Fathers, who despised them and held them in check), and thus, the Act of 1871 was passed.

In essence, this Act formed the corporation known as THE UNITED STATES. Note the capitalization, because it is important. This corporation, owned by foreign interests, moved right in and shoved the original “organic” version of the Constitution into a dusty corner. With the “Act of 1871,” our Constitution was defaced in the sense that the title was block-capitalized and the word “for” was changed to the word “of” in the title. The original Constitution drafted by the Founding Fathers, was written in this manner:

“The Constitution for the united states of America”.

The altered version reads: “THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. It is the corporate constitution. It is NOT the same document you might think it is. The corporate constitution operates in an economic capacity and has been used to fool the People into thinking it is the same parchment that governs the Republic. It absolutely is not.

Capitalization — an insignificant change? Not when one is referring to the context of a legal document, it isn’t. Such minor alterations have had major impacts on each subsequent generation born in this country. What the Congress did with the passage of the Act of 1871 was create an entirely new document, a constitution for the government of the District of Columbia. The kind of government THEY created was a corporation. The new, altered Constitution serves as the constitution of the corporation, and not that of America. Think about that for a moment.

Incidentally, this corporate constitution does not benefit the Republic. It serves only to benefit the corporation. It does nothing good for you or me — and it operates outside of the original Constitution. Instead of absolute rights guaranteed under the “organic” Constitution, we now have “relative” rights or privileges. One example of this is the Sovereign’s right to travel, which has been transformed under corporate government policy into a “privilege” which we must be licensed to engage in. This operates outside of the original Constitution.

So, Congress committed TREASON against the People, who were considered Sovereign under the Declaration of Independence and the organic Constitution. http://www.serendipity.li/jsmill/us_corporation.htm

We are in a very precarious position today, and I believe the future of our nation, and its survival depends on the church, in having the Believers of our land, who are called by His Name; that we first humble ourselves, and turn from our wicked ways, and begin to seek God’s face, meaning we seek intimacy and relationship, as oppose to material things and getting our needs met.

Jesus explained it this way, when He said that even the world seeks after these thing; but that our Father in heaven already knows what things we have need of; and that we are not to fret over these things; but rather we are to seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, along with God’s righteousness, His way and means of doing things; and then, Jesus said, all of these other things (our needs) would be added to us!

God demands that we put Him first, or else we will go the way of every other nation in history, including the nation of Israel, who have forsaken and violated their covenant with God.

Think about it folks, we are there… and you have but to look at the news to know that this is true.

As Christians, let us continue to intercede and pray for our nation, and for our leadership; but most importantly, let us also be about our Father’s business, which is to preach the Gospel, and disciple nations; and finally, let us pray that truly God’s will be done in the earth, in our personal lives, in our government, and in the world, as it is in heaven. Amen and Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland


From: Ed
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 2:37 AM
To: Patrick
Subject: RE: REAL HOPE! Wish we had 100 more just like her!….. Best read in a L O N G… time

Sounds nice but she went to Henry Kissinger to kiss his Satanic ring then joined in with TRAITOR and dirtball John McCain.

Like Bush she is a Trojan Horse. Wolfette in sheeps, clothing trying to take over the Tea Party movement.


From: patrickmbs

Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 15:12:26 -0700
Subject: REAL HOPE! Wish we had 100 more just like her!….. Best read in a L O N G… time

I checked this out and it is almost, entirely true! even the deserters doing there best to beat the Devil around the bush said very little about any errors in this, TRUE News story.

I pray for more like her and even BETTER!

===Original Message—-

Regarding Sarah Palin…

By Dewie Whetsell,  Alaskan Fisherman.
As posted in comments on Greta’s article referencing the MOVEON ad aboutSarah Palin.

The last 45 of my 66 years I’ve spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska .  I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year.  Here’s the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it.  It’s not about persona, style, rhetoric, it’s about doing things.  Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I’m about to mention here.

1. Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor’s office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican’s “Corrupt Bastards Club” (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, “la la la la” (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar.

2. Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called “ACES.” Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them, “don’t let the door hit you in the stern on your way out.” They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

3. The other thing she did when she walked into the governor’s office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as “pork.” She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the “when-hell-freezes-over” stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we’ll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor’s jet because it was extravagant.

Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor’s cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning – I imagine – that she’s packing heat herself). I’m still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

4. Now, even with her much-ridiculed “gosh and golly” mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

5. For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn’t start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house.  Alaska won again.

6. President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona. Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that’s just a cover-up. I’m still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won’t be holding my breath.

By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn’t let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.

You have just read the truth about Sarah Palin that sends the media, along with thedemocrat party, into a wild uncontrolled frenzy to discredit her. I guess they are only interested in skirt chasers, dishonesty, immoral people, liars, womanizers, murderers, and bitter ex-presidents’ wives.

So “You go, Girl.” I only wish the men in Washington had your guts, determination, honesty, and morals.     
I rest my case. Only FOOLS listen to the biased media.

In your Service…
Give-um Heaven!…

Patrick C Martin
Merchant Broker Services (MBS)
San Diego Ca 92123

USAMBS.com


NEWS FLASH: Federal Reserve Agrees to Bail Out Europe… WITH YOUR MONEY!!!


Well they’re at it again!!!

Here’s the problem…

Mayer Amchel Rothschild (1743-1812):

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money, and I care not who writes its laws.”

— Mayer Rothschild


Thomas Jefferson
was adamantly opposed to the idea of a privately owned federal bank and said “I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies“.


Andrew Jackson spoke of these bankers when he said: “You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God I will rout you out.”


Woodrow Wilson was elected president of the United States. Prior to his election he needed financial support to pay for his campaign, so he reluctantly agreed, that if elected, he would sign the Federal Reserve Act, in return for that financial support.


On December 1913 while many members of Congress were home for Christmas, the Federal Reserve Act was rammed through Congress and was later signed by President Wilson. At a later date, Wilson admitted with remorse, when referring to the Fed. “I have unwittingly ruined my country.”


Henry Ford once said “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”


Congressman Louis McFadden, House Committee on Banking and Currency Chairman (1920-31), stated:When the Federal Reserve Act was passed, the people of these United States did not perceive that a world banking system was being set up here. A super-state controlled by international bankers and industrialists… acting together to enslave the world…Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers but the truth is–the Fed has usurped the government.”

Federal Reserve Bank:
Who owns it and controls it?

  • Rothschild Banks of London and Berlin
  • Lazard Brothers Bank of Paris
  • Israel Moses Sieff Banks of Italy
  • Warburg Bank of Hamburg, Germany and Amsterdam
  • Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York
  • Lehman Brothers Bank of New York
  • Goldman Sachs Bank of New York
  • Chase Manhattan Bank of New York (Controlled by the Rockefeller Family Tree)

Please note that our entire banking and monetary system is controlled and owned by a privately held corporation; who are made up of mostly foreigners, and aren’t even U.S. citizens; and so whose interest do you think they have at heart… ours or their own?

To learn how it all works click here:

Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve

I don’t think I have to tell you that when there is any type of corruption, political or otherwise, to find the source of the corruption, in most cases, all you have to do is follow the money; and that same thing applies here, within our own government.

If you want to know who pulls Obama’s strings, and who pulled Bush’s strings before him, and Clinton’s before him; and also who pulls the strings of most of our Congressmen and Senators today; and who also manages and manipulates our news, here at home, to keep most Americans in the dark; then you have no further than to look to a very small group of men who control and own, not only our Federal Reserve Bank, but the entire international banking community at large.

Mind you, these decisions that were made to bail out Europe, will certainly affect ALL of us here in the United States; yet nevertheless, these decisions were made without anyone asking for the American People’s approval or opinion… and yet these same Bankers are using our taxes dollars and our currency to shore up the European economy, at a time when our own economic conditions here at home couldn’t be any worse… when we are ourselves already over 12 Trillion Dollars in debt!

Folks, we cannot any longer afford to have this current leadership in Washington continue; nor can we afford to make the mistake again of thinking by merely electing another Republican Administration, like Bush, that things will change. All we do is go right back on the same merry-go-round… and nothing changes! The reason is both our primary political parties are themselves controlled by this same group.

If our country is to ever change, and if we are going to have our Constitutional form of Government restored, then we will, at the very least, have to have men and women in our government who are representing our interest and that of our children, which is not the case with the current lot… and nor has it been for many, many years. And you have over 12 Trillion Dollars of debt as evidence of that fact!

We need men and women in Washington DC who will start by telling the American People the truth, about who the FED is, about who controls and owns it, and how they are, and have been, ripping us off for over 100 years; and are today undermining both our government and our U.S. Constitution!

The American people need to know the truth; we need also to start over again, and clean house, from the bottom up. Let us rid ourselves of these professional politicians, whose agenda is controlled by foreign interest; and most importantly let them take us out from under the control of these International Bankers, these criminals really; and return us to the Constitutional Republic that our forefathers originally intended.

Shalom,

Skip Barland


From: Larry
Subject: BOMBSHELL! Fed bailing out Europe! What to do …

U.S. Federal Reserve
Agrees to Bail Out Europe
WITH YOUR MONEY!

NEWS FLASH: Bernanke just agreed to create UNLIMITED numbers of unbacked dollars out of thin air to bail out European debtor nations!


Ron Paul says: Euro Bailout Will Lead To Currency Collapse!

Posted By admin On May 10, 2010 @ 11:10 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Paul Watson Articles

Congressman: Bernanke broke promise that U.S. taxpayer dollars would not be sent to European banks.


Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, May 10, 2010

As Europe is bailed out to the tune of nearly $1 trillion dollars, Congressman Ron Paul warns that the constant monetization of debt, allied with taxpayer-funded bailouts, will inevitably lead to runaway inflation and the collapse of paper currencies.

Under the terms of the Federal Reserve’s credit swap deal with the EU – in addition to an additional IMF bailout of which U.S. taxpayers will be picking up 20 per cent ($57 billion dollars) of the tab, Paul pointed out that not just taxpayers but “anybody that buys anything” will be funding the European bailout because of the attendant inflationary consequences.

“The prices are going up already, producer prices are going up, the cost of living will go up so everyone in American will suffer and eventually the whole world will suffer because we cannot carry the whole world with our dollar,” Paul told Fox Business, adding that eventually people will lose confidence in the dollar.

The Congressman agreed with the host that the bailouts would lead to the crash of paper currencies, noting that last week’s stock market turmoil was accompanied by gold acting as a currency rather than just reacting to the value of the dollar.

“Gold has been money for 6,000 years and it will remain that way and it will rule the roost,” said Paul, adding that the dollar was weak in comparison with the strength of gold.

“All paper currencies are under attack and this cannot be sustained,” said the Congressman.

Paul then explained how the ECB has completely reversed its promise that it wouldn’t monetize debt and how Bernanke had also gone back on his word that U.S. dollars would be use for this purpose. “When I talked to Bernanke last time in the Committee he said they had no intention of bailing out Greece but they are, through the IMF as well as opening up these swap lines to all the central banks, so it is on the shoulders on the burden of the American taxpayer and our dollar so all we’re doing is perpetuating a very very bad system and this is not a solution at all,” he said.

Paul agreed with the host that the bailout was merely a stunt to buy time while failing to address the underlying problem of European socialism and the entitlement culture, which is fast running out of money with which to keep itself ticking over.

Watch the clip below.



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Starting the week off right…


Starting the week off right…

This is God’s desire for every Believer, to first recognize who we are in Christ, and then lay hold of that power that is made available to us, to make us over comers, and to give us hope:

Ephesians 3:16-20

16May God grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].

17May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,

18That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];

19[That you may really come] to know [practically, [b]through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses [c]mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] [d]unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and [e]become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

20Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—


Whatever is on your to-do list this week, and whatever life has placed on your table, whether good or bad; let’s start the week off right… making God our chief priority, and giving Him first place in every part of our life!

This was sent to me by a sister, and I think it is good advice for all of us, to start our week out right, and follow through for the rest of the week, always making sure we put God first.

Shalom,

Skip Barland


From: Brenda
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 9:07 AM
To: Skip Barland

Thought everyone would like this. be blessed!

—– Forwarded Message —-

WASH DAY


Monday Washday


Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and
Vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility
Through the week ahead.


Tuesday Ironing Day


Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles
Of prejudice I have collected through the years
So that I may see the beauty in others.


Wednesday Mending Day

O God, help me mend my ways so I will not
Set a bad example for others.


Thursday Cleaning Day


Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults
I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.


Friday Shopping Day

O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others

In need of love.


Saturday Cooking Day


Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly
Love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.


Sunday The Lord’s Day O God, I have prepared my house for you. Please
Come into my heart so I may spend the day and the
Rest of my life in your presence.

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If this message has inspired you in any way or  you feel that it can brighten someone else’s day, please forward it.


‘Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some

kind of
battle.’

Nothing is too hard for God!!!

As we near the end of this age, and the closer we get to the return of our Lord to this earth, and that time which Jesus called the “Time of Sorrows,” all around us, our world is in crisis; as life and the events of life, and the problems of life, all seem to be accelerating on all sides… haven’t you noticed that?

I dare say that we, in this generation, via our electronic media, and also due to the unsettling and the increasingly insecure and unstable nature of this world we are living in, and also in our economy, in just trying to survive paycheck to paycheck, that we are subject to more in the way of, not just pressure and insecurity; but also death, mayhem, tragedy and loss, on a daily basis, just by watching the evening news, than our grandparents and great grandparents had in their whole lifetime.

Life today for many people has become a pressure cooker of problems, which have been intensified, by virtue of the fact that so many things that people have looked to for security in the past have all failed them; and so more and more people today are finding themselves without answers, and are on the verge of desperation, and are themselves very depressed, and often without hope!

As Christians, we need to recognize that we have the ONLY answer for the world; and we need to know that the enemy of our soul, the master of deception, aka “Father of Liars” would have us all to believe, if we let him, after all seems to have turned against us (as happened with Job), that our view of reality is accurate; but the Bible teaches that we must learn to do spiritual warfare and battle!

Jesus warned us that these things would happen, with increased frequency in the last days, and that things would get so bad that men’s hearts would fail them. However, even with our many problems, and our trials and tribulations in our life, I think it is very plain to see that even with our worst problems, here in the West, and especially here in the United States, that we still have it so much easier than most the rest of the world.

For Christians in most of your Third World countries, like in the Sudan, India, and in many of the Islamic countries of the world, where to even be a Christian, you take your life in your hands; if the Christians in these countries had our problems they would have thought they had died and gone to heaven.

All of this just shows you how much we are spoiled here, and how sheltered and protected, as Christians, we have been, here in the United States for so long; and all owed, I might add, to the faith and commitment of our forefathers, which they had towards God; which is something this present generation, at least among the leadership of our country, and most of its populations, have long forgotten.

What is the answer? God gives us an answer in 2 Chronicles 7:14, that if God’s people, who are called by His name, would but follow the instructions given here, in these verses, that if we would turn from our wicked ways, and begin to seek God’s face, meaning we seek intimacy with Him, that God would hear our prayers, and that He would heal our land.

Everything with God is all about relationship… and it’s NOT about religion!

It is about spending enough time in God’s Word that you begin to see and discern between truth and deception; good and evil; and it requires our putting on the mind of Christ, and learning to utilize the Spiritual Tools and Weapons He has provided us, in the Spirit.

It is a life lived that is no longer natural, but is now supernatural, as we learn to tap into the God of the universe, where Jesus said ALL power in heaven and earth is now made available for us, that we might become His hands extended, in the earth, to this lost and darken world, as we become the conduit and channel of His love to the world. Selah

This is a good message that follows, that I thought would be good for us all to read and meditate upon, in these days and times… that we not be tempted to give up, and lose hope… as so many in the world are doing today.

That’s the enemy’s plan folks, in case you don’t know it, just as it happened with Job. Satan was trying to discourages Job and get him to give up on God and quit; while all the while God was using those same circumstances in Job’s life to teach Him to trust and have faith.

The same applies to us, as we are under that same training program!

Just know this, to win this race, called life, it doesn’t matter if you finish first; all that matters is that you don’t quit, and that you keep your faith connection with God intact.

It’s the same idea behind the parable that Jesus gave about the man who went out into the city to hire workers to work in his field.

As it turned out the ones who were hired at the very end, where paid the exact same as those who worked through the heat of the day, which to our way of thinking (especially with our union mentality that most have today) this would be most unfair; but it isn’t at all unfair, from God’s perspective; nor ours either, when we understand what’s going on; because the true prize, for which these workers were all working for, was not the money, but it was Jesus Christ, Himself… who is given to all equally.

So the point is, whatever you are facing today, and however large the problems, in your life appear to be, just know that God has both you and your problems well in hand (just as he did with Job—there is no difference); and if you will begin to look to Him, and trust in Him; and STOP looking to your problems and circumstances… and instead, commit your life, your problems, and ALL that you have to Him, in faith, and this applies to ALL who will do this in Jesus name, then you will find that God will not let you down! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland

From: FullnessOnLine
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 4:03 AM
To: theskipper@cox.net
Subject: What The Lord Is Saying Today

What The Lord Is Saying Today Subscribe
May 9, 2010.You need much grace for a specific issue in your life.

Your mind is telling you it is too late and virtually impossible to regain what you have lost. Do not listen to this portion of your mind.

This unrenewed portion is not your friend. It is trained by the world and is under the direct influence of the father of lies, the devil.

Resist the devil. Bind up your unrenewed mind and loose Jesus as Lord over it.

Listen to your new spirit. It is to your spirit that I speak truth. You have stored up truth about grace within your spirit. Receive instruction from your spirit.

Holy Spirit will create and maintain a steady flow of truth and grace, renewing daily your mind. Walk now in this grace and extend it to others.

Hebrews 4:16 (NASB) “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”Ras Robinson


May 9, 2010.

Comparing yourself with others whom you deem to be more successful and falling short is a deep pit which is hard to crawl out of.

Comparing yourself with others and allowing your observation to goad you into walking uprightly and wisely is a good thing.

You have a choice in these actions. This is like looking at a coin. It has two sides; heads and tails. I have made you to be the head and not the tail. Choose the good side and dismiss the bad side.

I have empowered you to walk in wisdom. Christ is in you the hope of Glory. Therefore walk wisely and you will be successful.

Proverbs 8:17-20 (MSG) “I love those who love me (wisdom); those who look for me find me. Wealth and Glory accompany me- also substantial Honor and a Good Name. My benefits are worth more than a big salary, even a very big salary; the returns on me exceed any imaginable bonus. You can find me on Righteous Road-that’s where I walk- at the intersection of Justice Avenue,” Bev Robinson

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1907 PHOTO This one needs to circulate!…….again…and again

Revisiting Immigration Reform…from 1907

With all the massive immigration rallies we are seeing these days, all across the country; isn’t it interesting to note this is not a new topic?

Below is a speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt, back in 1907, on this very same subject.

I particularly want to bring your attention to the part of the speech where he says:

“… We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”  Theodore Roosevelt 1907

____________________________________________________

As Americans, we are not at all against immigrants entering our country legally!

There are many voices out in the media and among our politicians today, who are blurring this line between legal and illegal immigration… and it should not be!

Nobody is protesting the thousands of legal immigrants who are living here in America; because truly that is what our country was and is founded upon.

What we do protest, and protest strongly, I might add, are all the many (estimated to be over 20 million) illegal immigrants, who are today wanting to gain citizenship in our country, who have no intentions of assimilating themselves into the American society; and who have no loyalty towards the American people, nor to our flag!

All in all, I think President Theodore Roosevelt said it pretty good.

As far as I can see it, to the extent we have people in Washington DC today, in positions of power, even in the White House, who can’t see this difference, and who are constantly making decisions that run against the will of the American people, on this and many other subjects, all of which run against the grain of our U.S. Constitution; then I think it is well past time for us to replace these people, with men and women who at least have common sense, and who don’t have hidden political agendas… such as the present lot has, who are wanting to see us absorbed into this so called “New World Order!

That’s my opinion, anyhow… what’s yours?

Shalom,

Skip Barland

From: David
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 5:43 PM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: 1907 PHOTO This one needs to circulate!…….again…and again

1907 PHOTO: This one needs to circulate!

I think this is one email that needs to be forwarded until every
American with a computer receives it.

This speech was given in the year 1907, which is one hundred and 3+ years ago…

and the message is just as relevant today, as it was then!

Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907…‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here.

Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all.

We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…

And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people!’ Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Every American citizen needs to read this!

KEEP THIS MOVING

This message has your name all over it…


Don’t Worry Be Happy!

(click on above link for a very special message)


To my very special friend…

This cyber card has come your way today, with your name on it.

It’s intended for all my friends who need encouraging, and/or who just need a hug…

Have a blessed day!

Skip Barland



Tough times never last, tough people do.



Friend…

Thought For The Day
GOOD looks catch the eye but a GOOD personality catches the heart.

You’re blessed with both!


It’s “Friends Day” –
Send this to all your good friends.


And in case no one has told you yet today…

Jesus LOVES you too, and He’s that friend that is closer than a brother!


This is still the United States of America…

This is still the United States of America,

it’s not Mexico, nor is it Canada…

and is it NOT New Palestine!!!

Here’s the bottom line, the United States of America is our country, such as it is….

It may not be perfect, and certainly we have lots of problems; but it is not Mexico, it’s not part of Canada, and it’s certainly not New Palestine; and that’s true despite what so many of our politicians are trying to do to make it otherwise, according to both Democrat and Republican agendas, by forcing us into this North American Union.

All of this, I might add, goes against the will of the American people; and just in case our politicians have not gotten the message, neither do we ever wish to become a part of Mexico, nor Canada either.

For those who wish to become Americans citizens, we ask that you do so legally, and that you start by getting at the back of the line; and only if it’s your intention to swear allegiance to our country!!!.

If all this seems unreasonable to you, then so be it… just don’t let the door hit you in the butt, as you return to wherever the heck it is you came from!

Sincerely,

Skip Barland


From: Sheneau
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 9:01 AM
To: ‘Skip Barland’
Subject: Look at Montebello High in California

Skip have you seen this?

No matter how many times you see these photos, pass them on. Keep it alive so it is not forgotten… EVER!

Montebello High  School in California
You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the  front page of the NY Times, nor on the lead  story of the major news networks. The protesters at Montebello High School took the American flag off the school’s flag pole and hung it upside down while putting up the Mexican flag over it.  (*See pictures  below*)







I predict  this stunt will be the nail in the coffin  of
any  guest-worker/amnesty plan on the table  in Washington . The image of the  American flag subsumed to another and turned  upside down on American soil is  already spreading on Internet forums and via  e-mail.

Pass this along to every American citizen in your address book and to every representative in the state and federal government. If you choose to remain uninvolved, do not be amazed when you no longer have a nation to call your own nor anything you have worked  for left since it will be ‘redistributed’ to the  activists while you are  so peacefully staying out of the ‘fray’. Check history, it is full of nations/empires that disappeared when its citizens no longer held their core beliefs and values. One person CAN make a difference.

One  plus one plus one plus one plus one plus  one… we could win.

The battle for our secure borders and immigration laws
that actually mean something, however, hasn’t even begun.

If this ticks YOU off…

THEN PASS IT ON

IF IT
DOESN’T, THEN WE’VE ALREADY LOST!!!


Laminin – a cell adhesion protein molecule, created by God with a message… check this out!!!


Listen to Louie Giglio talk about “Laminin”

(Please click on this link to see an amazing video)

Laminins
are major proteins in the basal lamina (formerly improperly called “basement membrane”), a protein network foundation for most cells and organs. The laminins are an important and biologically active part of the basal lamina, influencing cell differentiation, migration, adhesion as well as phenotype and survival.[1]

Laminins are large trimeric proteins that contain an α-chain, a β-chain and a γ-chain, found in five, three and three genetic variants, respectively. The laminin molecules are named according to their chain composition. Thus, laminin-511 contains α5, β1 and γ1 chains.[2] Fourteen other chain combinations have been identified in vivo. The trimeric proteins form a cross, giving a structure that can bind to other cell membrane and extracellular matrix molecules.[3] The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding to other laminin molecules, which allows them to form sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to cells, which helps anchor organized tissue cells to the membrane.

The laminins are a family of glycoproteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding in almost every tissue of an organism. They are secreted and incorporated into cell-associated extracellular matrices. Laminin is vital for the maintenance and survival of tissues. Defective laminins can cause muscles to form improperly, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy, lethal skin blistering disease (junctional epidermolysis bullosa) and defects of the kidney filter (nephrotic syndrome).[4]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminin


Isn’t this amazing?

This email letter (see below) was forwarded to me this morning; and I looked it up on the internet, and all of it is legit!

God never ceases to blow my mind; and even as the Bible says, truly… We are fearfully and wonderfully made!

This is one of my favorite scriptures in the Bible; and just listen to the message that it conveys:

Psalm 139

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1 O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.

7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]

Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.

19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.[c]
21 Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

God has truly made Himself known throughout the beauties and intricacies of His creation; and we as His created beings are truly without excuse for not recognizing His handiwork; and this is especially true today, with all the advances we have in science.

I believe that God has created each one of us, with a measure of faith (even as the Bible says we are) so that we can recognize the TRUTH when confronted with it; and really as we understand our Bible, and what Truth really is, “Truth” is not a philosophy, and nor is it merely a statement of belief; but Truth is a person:

John 14:6

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Look also at Colossians:

Colossians 1:15-17

15 He (Yeshua—Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.

All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

So as the Bible says, “We are without excuse.”

Romans 1:16-23

The Just Live by Faith
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,[a] for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”[b]

God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

So if the God of creation, who has wound this world up and has set everything in motion, with such intricacies and beauty, that it is infinitely more complicated than a Swiss Watch, then how much more is He involved with us, in our lives, and even as Psalm 139 says, in the Living Translation:

Psalms 139:13-18

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!

So if the God of the universe is that concerned about you and I, can we not also trust Him to lead and guide our lives, through whatever trials and tribulations that we might encounter, along life’s path?  Of course we can!

But it starts only as we surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, as our personal Saviour, as we acknowledge and accept His redemptive work, which was purchased for us on Calvary’s cross; and then it doesn’t stop there, because we much also make Him both Lord and Master of our Life!

This is the Gospel message folks, which has the power to save our soul!

Let us not take this message for granted, but let’s pay attention.

Shalom,

Skip Barland

From: Ed
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 2:17 AM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: FW: The Cross in our bodies.You must read VAD]

I personally really like all of Louie Giglio’s sermons, I have many of his DVD’s and watch them quite often they are very interesting and this one I have also, you should watch it I think you can find it on youtube.com if I remember correctly

Subject: The “glue” that holds us together…

shared by an anonymous doctor

A couple of days ago I was running (I use that term very loosely)
on my treadmill, watching a DVD sermon by Louie Giglio…
And I was BLOWN AWAY!
I want to share what I learned….
But I fear not being able to convey it as well as I want.
I will share anyway.

He (Louie) was talking about how inconceivably BIG our God is…
How He spoke the universe into being…
How He breathes stars out of His mouth that are huge raging balls of fire, Etc. Etc.

Then He went on to speak of how this star-breathing, universe creating God
ALSO knitted our human bodies together with amazing detail and wonder.

At this point I am LOVING it ( fascinating from a medical standpoint, you know)….

And I was remembering how I was constantly amazed during medical school
as I learned more and more about God’s handiwork.
I remember so many times thinking…
‘How can ANYONE deny that a Creator did all of this???’

… Louie went on to talk about how we can trust that the God who created all this, also has the power to hold it all together when things seem to be falling apart… how our loving Creator is also our sustainer.

And then I lost my breath.

And it wasn’t because I was running my treadmill, either!!!
It was because he started talking about laminin.
I knew about laminin.

Here is how Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminin; describes them:

‘Laminins are a family of proteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding of basement membranes in almost every animal tissue.’

You see… Laminins are what hold us together.. LITERALLY.

They are cell adhesion molecules.
They are what holds one cell of our bodies to the next cell.
Without them, we would literally fall apart.
And I knew all this already.
But what I didn’t know is what they LOOKED LIKE.
But now I do.
And I have thought about it a thousand times since (already)…
Here is what the structure of laminin looks like…
AND THIS IS NOT a ‘Christian portrayal’ of it…

If you look up laminin in any scientific/medical piece of literature,
this is what you will see…
Now tell me that our God is not the coolest!!!
Amazing. The glue that holds us together….. ALL of us….
Is in the shape of the cross.

Immediately Colossians 1:15-17 comes to mind.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth,
visible And invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;
all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and
in Him all things HOLD TOGETHER. ‘
(Colossians 1:15-17)

Call me crazy. I just think that is very, very, very cool.

Thousands of years before the world knew anything about laminin,
Paul penned those words.
And now we see that from a very LITERAL standpoint,
we are held together… One cell to another… By; the cross.

Make no mistake… this is the Islamic agenda and strategy for America!


Make no mistake…

This is the Islamic agenda and strategy for America, and for the world! And it is important for us, in the West, to recognize that Islam is not as much a religion, as it is a political ideology, whose ultimate goal is to dominate and to control the world.


I got this response and link sent to me (see below) today from a friend; and here is my response.

I believe the birthrate figures within the U.S., among Islamic families far exceeds that of the non-Islamic, just as it has happened in Western Europe; and also in Lebanon, according to Bridget Gabrielle, who grew up there (she is also the founder and head of Act for America).

As the sign poster indicate, and really these Islamic fundamentalists, though they are a minority, nevertheless they truly represent what Islam, and the Koran teaches, which is “Death to the infidels,” where either you’re convert to Islam, or your die! And this is definitely the Islamic agenda, to take over from within, through attrition.

This guy, I think would agree with that assessment; and that so far, as it has already happened in Western Europe, likewise, their agenda is also succeeding here in America:


Jesus vs. Muhammad – What Christians need to know about the Muslim plot to control the world
Randy Jelinek – Guest Columnist – 6/12/2009 8:45:00 AM
On April 6, 2009, President Obama declared to the Muslim world that America is not a Judea-Christian nation. Those words, spoken during an address given in Turkey, appeared heart-felt and sincere — but according to the actual historic record, were sincerely wrong.

There is a mountain of evidence to support the fact that America was, and is, a Judeo-Christian nation. That is certainly true today — but what about tomorrow, next year, or a decade from now? Are we looking toward the future with our eyes wide open or our eyes wide shut?

The reality is that while President Obama may have intentionally lied to his Muslim audience to woo and win their approval, had he been speaking strictly as a futurist, the trend line shows that he is absolutely right.

The world is changing much faster than we realize. Europe will be a Muslim continent in less than 50 years. In fact, the only Western country that is currently regenerating itself as a Christian nation is the United States — and the only reason that is occurring is due to the steady stream of immigrants flowing in from Mexico.

Mexican mothers are traditionally Catholic. When they give birth in a U.S. hospital, their children are counted both as U.S. citizens and as Christians. Factored into the nation’s regeneration statistics, these children contribute an additional 0.6 to the 1.6 of other U.S. families, giving America an overall rating of 2.2 children per family. Population experts define 2.2 as a break-even point, because 2.2 is the minimal number of children per family a nation needs to sustain itself. When family size falls below that, the culture begins to die.

What does this mean? It means the only reason the United States is currently sustaining itself is because of illegal immigration from Mexico.

That is one way to look at the impact of immigration on a country, here is another.

The Muslim way – immigrate, procreate, populate, infiltrate, overtake
Unsustainable birthrates in France, Germany, Italy, England and Spain, combined with increased Muslim immigration to those countries, have created the “perfect storm” for the cultural transformation of Western Europe.

The strategy is based on immigrant families simply out-populating their host country. While it is difficult to imagine something like this occurring in a totalitarian regime like China or North Korea, in democratic countries it is not only possible, it is happening right now.

Take Great Britain, for instance. In England, family size averages 1.8 children per couple. Compare that to 8.1 children per couple for Muslim immigrant families and what we see is a little startling if not mind-blowing. The cultural transformation of Europe is driven entirely by Western society abandoning its biblical mandate to “be fruitful and multiply!”

The Muslim average of 8.1 children per family verses 1.8 for Brits produces a net gain of 6.3 children per family.  Keep that up over three generations of voting age adults and the social, political, and financial control of Western democracies is not only likely, it is inevitable.  Some European countries are now incenting natural-born citizens to have more children, but it is too late. Population experts say the trend is irreversible. Within 50 years, the European Union will be under Muslim control and Europe will cease to exist as we know it.

Muslim control is a numbers game

Deploying this strategy globally, Muslims can take political control of the Western world without firing a shot. Christians need to understand what is happening, and recognize that our children and grandchildren are going to live in a much different world than the one we occupy today.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge – Hosea 4:6

The only way to address a problem is to be aware of it. Make no mistake: the U.S. government is aware of this problem — they just don’t know what to do about it.

Based on his dismissal of America as a Judeo-Christian nation, President Obama’s approach is to heal wounds by removing Christianity as a stumbling block to progress. That way, he can proactively embrace the Muslim world as a potential trading partner and friend of the United States.

The president is well aware of the Muslim transformation of Europe and is preparing for what he believes will happen in America. He is not looking back at our history; he is looking forward to what could be a Muslim-controlled America.

What does that mean to Christians?  One thing — We must look to God…and prepare accordingly.

If we don’t, our fate will be the same as Europe and Canada. Our nation is clearly on that path, but not as far down the road as our cousins across the pond and to the north.

What happened in Europe can happen to us
The vast majority of European couples abandoned the faith of their Christian ancestors long ago. Today only five percent of people living in Europe actively attend church. The erosion of faith in Europe, Canada and to a lesser extent, here in the United States, is accompanied by three cultural phenomena: (1) smaller families, (2) desire for personal autonomy, and (3) focus on materialism.

Globally, preoccupation with self is nothing new, but the aggressive promotion of anti-family values and the cultural pressure to keep family size limited for the good of society is.

Me-first-always
The media glorification of the affluent jet-setter lifestyle, and the time, money and untold hours required to achieve wealth without God, have replaced monogamous marriage and the joy of family as the bedrock of Western culture. In the wake of this horrific shift in values, marriages crumble, families disintegrate, and millions of children grow up in single-parent homes — or worse, don’t grow up at all because they are aborted.

It is not that human beings won’t do the right thing when given the opportunity. It’s the simple fact that apart from a moral foundation based on the truth of God, we literally have no idea what the “right thing” is. Left with nothing to guide us but our sin nature, it is our nature to sin.

When a cultural shift takes away the religious foundation that shapes behavior and establishes norms, it sets the stage for a moral vacuum. In post-modern Europe, that moral vacuum has created a “less is more” mentality among modern-day couples that translates as follows: Fewer kids equals more time, money, and freedom for us.

Muslims don’t think like this
By contrast, the Islamic world seems to understand and appreciate two things very well: the value of family, and the importance of multiplication over many generations.

So must we. Not because Christians are afraid of Muslims, but because we want every Muslim to know and understand the truth of Jesus Christ, so they can be set free.

As Muslim immigration accelerates in our own back yard, Christians need to prepare themselves to love them into the Kingdom.  Why? Because that is the mission Christ has called us to carry out in Matthew 28:19 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”

As fields ripen, what is needed to win Muslims to Christ?
Around the world and throughout the United States, Bible-believing Christians must begin thinking strategically and long-term. We must wake up and convince the leadership of our churches to help us take the actions necessary to equip ourselves as disciple makers within our own homes and families.

Winning the Muslim world to Christ does not begin with converting the mullahs. It begins with discipling our own children and grandchildren, so they understand the reason for the hope that is within them and are equipped to share that truth and teach it to others.

A compelling desire to fulfill God’s will in our own hearts and then pass the torch on to our children is the starting point of everything.

Can you answer these questions?
1. How can we keep America from becoming an Islamic nation when the birth rate and immigration strategy deployed by Muslims in Europe has succeeded so brilliantly?
2. What can the U.S. government do to help America avoid the situation in Europe?
3. How committed do you think the average Christian is to stand in the gap to preserve Judeo-Christian heritage in America?
4. What can Bible-believing churches do to equip and prepare members as disciple makers?
5. What specifically should Christian parents do to prepare their children as ambassadors of Christ?

Randy Jelinek (randy.jelinek@gmail.com) is a freelance journalist, home-school parent, and father of five. He writes widely on Christian leadership, discipleship, worldview and the role of parents in winning the culture for Christ. His first book — “The Eight Pillars of Christian Education” — will be published in December 2009.

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http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=564868

It is my opinion, however (as I’ve said before, many times), that unless we have a Spiritual Awakening again here, in American, the likes of which happened at our nation’s birth (see Great Awakening — between 1730-1760), then we actually have no hope; and we will continue to decline as a nation, back into bondage, and eventually into a totalitarian society.

I also see this pattern in the Bible, in the nation of Israel; where they also started (as the Apostle Paul said in his Epistle to the Galatians, in the New Testament), that they began in the ‘Spirit,’ only to end in the ‘flesh.’

This pattern seems to be a natural phenomenon among humankind, where the pendulum typically swings (as Alexander Tyler pointed out back in 1770) between human bondage to spiritual faith; and then after having been spoiled by the resulting wealth and opulence, which is brought on by spiritual faith, they eventually slide back into selfishness, complacency and apathy; and then back into bondage and tyranny.

As we study our Bible, and as we look at history, it becomes clear that, as it relates to the great revivals and movements of God, the momentum that brings on a Spiritual Resurgence or Awakening (which leads to revival) is prayer; and typically such movements, when they happen, it is among the younger generation of those societies and cultures, that God is able to use, among the under thirty crowd.

Prayer here is like the accelerator pedal on a car (to use a metaphor), as long as the is being pressed, the forward momentum is maintain; but the moment it is no longer being pressed (and prayer ceases), whereas the momentum continues for a period of time, but eventually the vehicle comes to a halt.

That, in my opinion, is what has happened in Western Europe, that is today (I think it is fair to say a Post Christian society); and it is also happening here in the United States, as well.

The ONLY solution to this problem is for the Christian’s of our society, and also in Western Europe, to start pressing on the accelerator again, as per 2 Chronicles 7:14; and then as we humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways, and begin to seek God’s face, only then do we get the promise that God will heal our land.

I would also add, that among some of the things that the Apostle Paul said would happen, in the last days (before Messiah Jesus returns) is that the people would be very ‘religious,’ but that they would deny the ‘POWER’ thereof;

2 Timothy 3:1-5

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

This typically happens as man tries to maintain what began in the Spirit, though human organization and control, where there is no longer this reliance upon the Spirit of God, which as Jesus pointed out to Nicodemus, in the Gospel of John, that you don’t know from what direction it will come next, nor where it will go… it requires faith and absolute trust, meaning our total reliance on the direction and leading of the Holy Spirit, which comes as a result of both prayer, and from our reading and meditating upon God’s Word.

These supernatural and miraculous manifestations were common place in the first century church, where it says “they went forth preaching the Good News, and these miraculous signs and wonders followed!”

Folks, this is God’s way of letting the people know that what is going on is truly the real thing, and that it is of God!!! This is what we are missing in our Western societies today, but it is today happening in many of the Third World countries.

Instead, in the Western Cultures of the today’s world, and among your typical mainline denominations, what we find being preached is more of an intellectual ‘Gospel,’ where rather than relying upon God, and the Supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit to convict and win people’s hearts, instead what we find is a Gospel message that relies more on our human talents and abilities to motivate and persuade; where (at least it would seem) the main thrust of so many churches today is more geared towards trying to motivate people intellectually towards monetary success, then it is towards repentance and God. Selah

Bottom-line, what we are called to do in the church cannot happen through human effort alone; but it requires of necessity, God’s POWER and God’s leading and direction… neither of which will ever happen as long as man insists upon being in control!

Furthermore, what I believe that God would like to see happen, if the church would only do its job, in the way God originally instructed and demonstrated through Jesus’ earthly ministry, and as it was also demonstrated in the first century church, is to see the Islamic community won to Christ and saved, as well!

But all of this requires prayer… and it will not happen… without our absolute reliance and dependency upon God! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland


—–Original Message—–
From: Jim
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:17 AM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: Christianity and Cultural Survival

Is this true?

The rise of Islam in Europe has been linked to a decline in

Christianity and to a resulting loss of population.

Does that mean that the U.S., a churchgoing nation with a healthy birth rate, is relatively immune to Islamization?

Are we protected by our demographics? (For the answer, read below)

Christianity and Cultural Survival
Posted By William Kilpatrick On May 4, 2010 @ 12:04 am In FrontPage | 47 Comments
The rise of Islam in Europe has been linked to a decline in Christianity and to a resulting loss of population. Does that mean that the U.S., a churchgoing nation with a healthy birth rate, is relatively immune to Islamization? Are we protected by our demographics?
Before answering that question, let’s review the situation in Europe. Church attendance in some European countries is down to five percent of the population. Polls in Denmark reveal that only nine percent of Danes say that religion is very important in their life. In Spain, 46 percent of Spaniards between the ages of 15 and 24 consider themselves atheists, and a poll of self-described Catholics in France found that 45 percent of them are unable to say what Easter celebrates. Meanwhile, in contrast to the empty Christian churches, the European mosques are overflowing.

The loss of faith seems to have brought with it a loss of cultural confidence. Increasingly, it is Muslims who dictate what can be published, what can be taught, and what can be said—even what works of art can be displayed. Now that the sign of the cross has been replaced by a relativistic shrug of the shoulders, the culture no longer seems worth defending. As Mark Steyn puts it, “You can’t help noticing that since abandoning its faith in the unseen world, Europe seems also to have lost faith in the seen one.”

There is also, of course, a direct link between loss of faith and loss of population. People who don’t believe they have anything meaningful to pass on to the next generation tend to stop generating—with the result that much of the next generation in Europe is being produced by people who are fond of naming their boys “Mohammed.” In a nutshell, the Islamic faithful were quick to fill the spiritual and population vacuums created by the decline of Christian faith.

If a weakened Christianity invites an aggressive Islam, what is the prognosis for America?  On the surface, Americans seem to have a strong Christian commitment. And on the surface America doesn’t seem to have a population problem.  But below the surface there are problems aplenty.

Here’s one indication of the problem: a recent study conducted by Georgetown shows that Catholic college students are less likely to pray and attend Mass after four years of exposure to a Catholic education. The study showed similar results for non-Catholic private religious colleges. Four years of education at Christian colleges and universities produced graduates who were less inclined to attend church, to pray, and to read scripture than they had been before college entrance.

The study is reinforced by several recent polls which reveal that America is less Christian than it once was. According to a Newsweek poll the percentage of self-identified Christians in the United States has fallen from 86 percent of the population in 1990 to 76 percent today. In the same period the number of those who say they have no religion has nearly doubled from 8 to 15 percent. Among younger Americans, ages 18 to 29, a fourth classify themselves as agnostic, atheist, or of no religious faith.

How about that 76 percent that remain identified as Christians? Judging by the Georgetown study, you might not want to count on all of them, or even many of them, to stand shoulder to shoulder in resistance to cultural Islamization. In addition to cutting back on prayer, Bible reading, and church attendance, Christian students seem to acquire a more positive attitude toward activities—such as abortion and same-sex marriage—that were traditionally considered violations of the Christian moral code. Nowadays, the surest sign of your faith is a display of sensitivity to diversity. Education today—whether denominational or non-denominational—is mainly about learning the rules of relativism, and non-judgmentalism.  It seems safe to say that if they think about the matter much, students will tend to be non-judgmental about the Islamic faith, as well. Of course, a multicultural education more or less guarantees that people won’t give much thought to the matter because if all cultures, religions, and opinions are equal, what does it matter what people believe. Why bother to be better informed when you already know that all belief systems will turn out to be as innocuous and well-intentioned as your own?

This formation in relativism (which cuts across all age and class levels) also explains why the healthy American birth rate is not as healthy as it appears. Yes, it’s holding steady at the magic 2.1 replacement figure, but 41% of those births now occur out of wedlock. When applied to sexual morality the practice of non-judgmentalism produces tangible demographic results, and produces them in a relatively short period of time.  About 35 percent of white children are now born out of wedlock, as are 55 percent of Hispanic children, and 70 percent of black children.   And, as any cop, or school teacher, or single mother can attest, these trends quickly translate into trouble.  As they grow up, the boys in these fatherless families are particularly prone to school failure, delinquency, and gang activity. Sociologists say it has to do with the difficulty of establishing a masculine identity when there is no father in the home. Another way of putting it is that father absence tends to create an attraction to distorted masculine ideologies. Consider that the Nazi rise to power took advantage of the fact that a whole generation of German fathers had been lost in the First World War. Fatherless boys and young men growing up in the twenties and early thirties would have had a natural attraction to the exaggerated masculine ideology and trappings of the Nazi party.

Masculine identity, of course, is something that Islam specializes in. Sooner or later all these fatherless boys are going to notice that there’s a lot of hyper-masculine activity going on down at the local mosque. If you are going to join a gang, why not join the biggest, most powerful “gang” in the world. So, in the absence of traditional families, America’s respectable birth rate may only translate into more potential converts to Islam. Islamic activists, who are very savvy about such things, will no doubt devise ways to capitalize on rising illegitimacy rates—maybe something along the lines of:

Send your boy to Shaheed Summer Camp. We’ll teach him discipline and give him a sense of purpose. Your boy will learn stealth infiltration, media intimidation, paramilitary maneuvers, and other exciting activities, all in a structured environment. Thanks to a generous donation from the Wahabbi Summer Camp Foundation we are able to offer free tuitions.

Meanwhile, many Christians seem to be caught up in a pre-9/11 time warp in which gender experimentation is still thought to be on the cutting edge of progress. Thus, at Catholic Seattle University last year the first week of Lent was “Transgender Awareness Week” featuring a “Criss-Cross Day.” Cross-dressing exercises are also not uncommon in religious classes for Christian middle-schoolers. On a more mundane level, Christian children tend to get their religious education mainly from women—many of whom are still stuck in the tell-me-about-your-feelings method of pedagogy. In other words, the Christian churches aren’t offering much that might appeal to a boy in search of his manhood.

But that’s OK. Apparently there’s nothing to worry about out there, nothing that might require a little masculine assertiveness. Another finding of the Georgetown study was that students were much more likely to favor cuts in military spending as a result of their college education. Arms are for hugging, after all. In the world view of the modern multicultural Christian there are no enemies out there, only people who haven’t yet realized how much we respect their diversity.

It may be that 76 percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians, but how many of those would be willing to take a stand against the Islamization of America? How many would even realize there is a threat? How many would understand that Islam requires the eventual subjugation of all other religions, and that resistance is therefore something of a Christian duty?

There are a lot of indications that the answer to both questions is “not many.” America has high rates of divorce, illegitimacy, and abortion. Popular entertainment is beginning to resemble the Roman circus, and sexual experimentation has become a national pastime. You would think that if the 76 percent were serious about their faith it would be reflected in the larger culture. Obviously, the numbers who are willing to resist the cultural tides must be fairly small. The question is, if American Christians can’t successfully resist abortion activists or the relatively small number of gay activists, and if they are unable to counter the steady sexualization of their children by the entertainment industry, how likely is it that they will be able to resist the efforts of dedicated and well-funded cultural jihadists—especially when those stealth jihadists know how to play on the typical American’s compulsive need to demonstrate his tolerance for differences?

In contrast to Europe, America has plenty of practicing Christians. It also has freer speech and a freer press. But not many of those Christians seem to feel a need to use their free speech rights to raise awareness about the threat from Islam. If Christian bookstores are any indication of their frame of mind, Christians seem more concerned about weight loss than loss of freedom. A remarkable number of Christian books are devoted to explaining God’s plan for you to shed your extra pounds—thus giving a whole new meaning to the term “Christianity Lite.” At the same time—once again, judging by the shelves full of books on the subject—God has plans for you to beef-up your finances, improve your marriage, and succeed in business. Islam, on the other hand, seems to be well down on the list of things that American Christians worry about.

I recently attended a seminar on the threat of cultural jihad sponsored by a large Jewish community center. The presentation contained some fairly scary information. Afterward, in the crowded foyer, I overheard a woman asking, of no one in particular, “Where are the Christians?” Answer: look for them on the treadmills in the gyms or in the diet aisles at Whole Foods. Well, not all of them, of course; a growing number of Christians and Christian leaders are waking up to the Islamic threat. Still, in regard to Islam, most Christians seem to be living in a comfortable dreamworld.

William Kilpatrick’s articles on Islam have appeared in Front Page Magazine, Jihad Watch, Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, World, and Investor’s Business Daily.

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/05/04/christianity-and-cultural-survival/


Ellis Island verses the illegal immigration problem today… then verses now:


That was then…

Ellis Island in New York Harbor was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States, as the site of the nation’s busiest immigration station between 1892 to 1954.

How other countries treat you if you are there illegally:

  • IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR
  • IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.

BUT WHEN YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY TODAY YOU GET:

  1. A JOB,
  2. DRIVERS LICENSE,
  3. SOCIAL SECURITY CARD,
  4. WELFARE,
  5. FOOD STAMPS,
  6. CREDIT CARDS,
  7. SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,
  8. FREE EDUCATION,
  9. FREE HEALTH CARE,
  10. A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON
  11. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE
  12. AND THE RIGHT TO CARRY  YOUR COUNTRY’S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH RESPECT

Now for those people of late who want to equate Ellis Island to the over 20 million people who we currently have in our country, who are here illegally; and who want to call anyone who objects to illegal immigration racist, they are either very ignorant of our history, or they are very dumb or both!!!

You want to know why our nation is going bankrupt today?

JOE LEGAL vs. JOSE ILLEGAL

You have two families: “Joe Legal” and “Jose Illegal”.
Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California.

Joe Legal works in construction has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash “under the table”.


Ready? Now pay attention…

  • Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal taxes. Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year.      Joe Legal now has $9,631.00.Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.Jose Illegal says, “We don’t need no stinkin’ insurance!” and still has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.
  • Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both attend the same school.

Joe Legal pays for his children’s lunches while Jose Illegal’s children get a government sponsored lunch.

Jose Illegal’s children have an after school ESL program.

Joe Legal’s children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Now what is wrong with this picture folks?

So the obvious question is, are our politicians really that dumb, or do they have a hidden agenda?

If your answered is yes to the latter of the two above questions, then you are correct. A good many of our politicians do have a globalist agenda, and they make no secret about it either, and they include both Democrats and Republicans too.

Among our more recent presidents who are on board with the international bankers, they include former presidents George Bush Sr.; Bill Clinton; George Bush Jr.; and not to forget the current guy who is sitting in the White House, who is himself an illegal alien, Barack Hussein Obama; and folks, let’s be clear, their agenda is to dissolve our sovereignty, undermine our U.S. Constitution, and join us first into the North American Union; and then into this coming One World government, which they call the New World Order!

I’m not at all in favor of this happening, and our giving up our sovereignty, and I’ll wager most of you feel the same way!

So with that said, why are we paying this people in Washington DC to ruin our country?

Let’s take back our government, and kick these bums and traitors out!!!

Ask me some day, and I’ll tell you how I really feel. 🙂

Therein ends my soapbox speech for today.

Shalom,

Skip Barland


P.S.

This lady, in her letter to the editor (see below), which never made it to the paper, said it pretty good I think.


From: Ed
To:
Skip Barland;

Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 12:08 AM
Subject: FW: Just well said,

—-Forwarded message—-

GOD BLESS AMERICA LAND THAT I LOVE

ORANGE COUNTY (CALIFORNIA) NEWSPAPER-New Immigrants
This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman made some good points…
For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady
made the argument pretty simple. NOT printed in the Orange
County Paper…
Newspapers simply won’t publish letters to the editor which they either
deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they’re pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help it will get published via cyberspace!


From: “David LaBonte”
My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to “print” it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

Dear Editor:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.


Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.


They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.


When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their
mother country. I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.


And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

Rosemary LaBonte


I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!!!