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The Republican Party is trading our constitutional rights to right wing fundamentalists for their lock step votes. Our method of electing people to public office is being subverted by people like James Baker, Jeb Bush, and George W., our Supreme Court appointed Boy President. The Fundamentalist care nothing about the economy or about constitutional government, The GOP cares nothing about the rights of the common man. They will do what is necessary to get elected and selling out our rights to the religious fanatics is part of the deal!

America is in a cultural and political war the out come of which will determine if our Democracy and Constitutional Government are to survive. There are those on the radical right who believe that we are not capable of governing our selves. They would replace our government with a Dominionist Theocracy.

In much the same way that middle eastern political terrorist groups have "popular fronts" to give them legitimacy, the Radical Right and Religious Fascists groups subverting and destroying Constitutional Government here in the United States, have their "popular fronts." Examine our presentation, discover who these groups are, how they are interconnected, how they are funded, how they plan to eliminate your Constitutional Rights.

Behind the blizzard of cultural and religious extremism today is the desire of the economically greedy for a no-holds-barred laissez faire commercial climate. This group of fiscal conservatives is interested primarily in the passage of legislation which fattens their pocketbooks. They feel insulated from extremism by their individual wealth and power. They care little about the freedoms and opportunities of this or future generations.
If you don't read anything else read The Righteous Revolution, then if you have any doubt about the danger religious extremism poses to our Constitution, click on Progressive & "Other " Links and visit The Chalcedon Foundation for an explanation of Dominionism & Theonomy in their own words.

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PRAYER FOR PRESIDENT BUSH

I pray the Lip will follow his father's footsteps.

Let him be a Prexie exactly like his old man.

I pray Dubyaa is an example should future Bushes choose to run.

Oh God, make The Boy like The Wimp, a one term president.

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DESTRUCTION OF OUR DEMOCRACY WHILE YOU WATCH

THE BOY'S VISION IS TWO PRONGED, PANDER THE ROBBER BARONS AND PLACATE THE THE RELIGIOUS FANATICS.

You wouldn't admit it, but PRO-SOCS told you way before the election, (that is if you were visiting this site) that judicial appointments would be the important factor in casting your vote for president. Now as they say, the vultures have come home to roost! Our Supreme Court appointed Boy President is overturning a time honored practice with presidents. The Lip will not allow the Bar Association to vet his list for judicial appointments as has been done in the past. Four hundred plus appointments are open. You can make bet that Dubya will fill those slots with right wing religious nut cases first. He has to! If he wants a second term he has two key items he must cover. (1) Please the Hard Right GOP Churchers, (2) Stack the courts so he can get appointed again (James Baker will make sure key Electorial college votes are placed before a GOP court).

This WILL come to pass if you don't vote the squrrels out!

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IF AN ALMIGHTY GAVE US OUR TEMPLE OF DEMOCRACY IT ISN'T

THE SAME ONE THESE SQURRELS CLAIM TO WORSHIP!

March 24, 2001, 11:40PM

Happy days for conservatives

Bush packs his administration with right-wing ideologues

By DANA MILBANK and ELLEN NAKASHIMA
Washington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Bush is quietly building the most conservative administration in modern times, surpassing even Ronald Reagan in the ideological commitment of his appointments, White House officials and prominent conservatives say.

As Bush fills out his sub-Cabinet and White House staff, he has turned to a large number of formidable intellectuals drawn from conservative think tanks, journals and law firms. The appointments have surprised even conservative leaders, who expected Bush to follow a centrist path closer to his father's.

"This administration is shaping up to be the best," said Paul Weyrich, a prominent conservative. "When Reagan ran for office, even when Nixon ran, it was the campaign that was lovey-dovey. Then, when they got in, they didn't know who you were. Here, the Bush campaign didn't pay any attention to us, but as soon as they got in, they started taking notice. This is something that I've never experienced before."

Michael Horowitz, a veteran of the Reagan White House now with the conservative Hudson Institute, concurred: "In many respects, this is better than the Reagan administration."

Bush's collection of "movement" conservatives, those identified with moral, religious or small-government causes, is wide-ranging: Cuban-born Otto Reich, active in Reagan's anti-Sandinista efforts in the 1980s, will head the State Department's Latin American operation; Christian activist Kay Coles James, former dean of the Robertson School of Government at Pat Robertson's Regent University, will head the Office of Personnel Management; and Theodore Olson, who served on the board of the American Spectator magazine and argued a key Supreme Court case against affirmative action, is slated to be solicitor general.

Administration officials say the appointment of conservatives should not be surprising because Bush is a conservative. They also say the appointments do not necessarily translate into a right-wing agenda. They point out that Bush continues to make his campaign themes -- education, tax cuts, and military and entitlement reform -- top priorities.

"The president is reaching out to experienced individuals of the highest integrity who share his commitment to a conservative agenda with compassionate results," said Scott McClellan, a Bush spokesman.

Even moderate Republicans say they are pleased with the lineup. "I am struck by the depth of the Bush bench," said Rep. Phil English, R-Pa., noting that the appointments "don't run up any red flags."

Still, Bush's appointments may surprise those who interpreted his soothing campaign rhetoric to mean that he was, if not a moderate, then a "new kind of Republican," as the campaign often said.

Liberals believe such appointments explain why the Bush administration has taken actions on controversial issues that did not surface much during the election: abandoning a pledge to limit carbon dioxide emissions, restricting labor unions and abortion rights, revoking ergonomic and arsenic regulations and tightening bankruptcy law.

"Across the board, it's obvious that the right wing is in control. And it's a right-wing agenda that's being implemented," said Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way.

At first, conservatives and other observers believed Bush's gestures to the right were simply "outreach," building up loyalty from his base of support in order to strike deals with Democrats later. After all, Bush's top three advisers -- Karl Rove, Karen Hughes and Andrew H. Card Jr. -- were not regarded as movement conservatives, and his appointments in Texas tended to be establishment Republicans.

But conservatives no longer suspect Bush is merely placating them so they don't abandon him as they did his father. "These folks are good, solid conservatives, which warms my heart," said Frank Donatelli, who served as political adviser to the Reagan White House. Although conservatives in the first Bush White House tended to be outcasts or relegated to Vice President Dan Quayle's office, they dominate many crucial areas of the White House now.

One reason for the larger number of conservatives in the new Bush administration is the expanded talent pool. "At the time Nixon became president, there just weren't many conservatives in America of a philosophical base," said David Boaz of the libertarian Cato Institute, noting there were mostly country-club Republicans or segregationists.

At the same time, the U.S. culture has grown more conservative, with support for the welfare state fading. For conservatives now, "their views are based much more on academic support than Reagan ever had," said Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute.

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE NEXT TIME! IF YOU LOVE FREEDOM, IF YOU BELIEVE IN A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY, VOTE AGAINST THE REPUBLICANS!

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DOMINIONIST RELIGIOUS RIGHT'S POPE IS DEAD

Los Angeles Times Site Search Results Saturday, March 3, 2001

Home Edition/Section: Metro Page: B-7 Obituaries

The Rev. Rousas John Rushdoony; Advocated Rule by Biblical Law

By: LARRY B. STAMMER TIMES RELIGION WRITER

The Rev. Rousas John Rushdoony, often called theologian to the religious right and an outspoken advocate of a nation ruled by biblical law, has died. He was 84. Rushdoony, a native of New York City and the son of Armenian immigrants, died Feb. 8 of prostate cancer in Vallecito, Calif. A prolific author, Rushdoony's works included "The Institutes of Biblical Law," a compilation of five years of his sermons from 1968 to 1972 that became the theological framework that his followers said underscored much of the Christian right's political activism. "Rushdoony's writings are the source of many of the core ideas of the New Christian Right," said his son-in-law, Gary North, a conservative political activist. Rushdoony believed in a return to a "Christian civilization." He championed Christian home schooling. Indeed, supporters called him the father of the Christian home schooling movement that began to take hold in the 1970s. As an unabashed Christian Reconstructionist, Rushdoony called for replacing civil law with biblical law--and an unalloyed Christian version at that. He believed that because Christianity fully embodied God's law that it rightly should be the final arbiter of right and wrong. He thought biblical law should apply worldwide. Political action could help bring that about, he said. "He believed that all faith results in action and social consequences," his son, the Rev. Mark R. Rushdoony, said in an interview this week. "We have a humanistic culture because humanists have been acting in terms of their beliefs. He believed, if Christians acted in terms of their beliefs, we would have a different culture." But a number of political conservatives disassociated themselves from Rushdoony's views, among them Ed Dobson and Ed Hindson of Liberty University, the fundamentalist Christian college in Lynchburg, Va., founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell. Writing in the conservative Heritage Foundation's Policy Review in 1986, Dobson and Hindson said Rushdoony wanted Christians to prepare to take over the world's government and its courts. "Rushdoony distrusts democracy," they said. They noted that some of his followers called for laws mandating the death penalty for homosexuals and alcoholics. Some Distort His Vision "No doubt this is a frightening prospect for many secularists and members of the Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist faiths. But they are not alone," Dobson and Hindson wrote. "It is a scary vision for the majority of evangelicals and fundamentalists as well, the two of us included." Rushdoony was approvingly quoted by racist fringe groups, according to Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, which tracks anti-Semitism worldwide. But, Cooper said, Rushdoony also disavowed such groups. In a 1986 interview with The Times, Rushdoony said the end of the nation-state was at hand. "We are in the last days of humanistic statism," he said. "Now people regard politicians, the state, lawyers--everyone associated with the state apparatus--with the same cynicism that people in 1500 regarded the Catholic Church" (before the Protestant Reformation). But Rushdoony insisted that he never sought to impose God's law by force.

The change, he said, had to take place in the hearts of individuals. Having seen the light, he said they would prove their fidelity to God's law in all their actions. But his son said his father did not believe in "a statist" approach. "He was not writing a political plan of action for a modern government. He believed in looking at the Bible first of all as God's requirement for us as individuals," he said. Rushdoony's single-minded appeal to "God's law" meant there would be consequences for those who violated it. His critics said that if God's law were enforced as Rushdoony saw it, the death penalty would be imposed on offenses ranging from blasphemy and witchcraft to propagating false doctrine, adultery and homosexuality. That was not his intent, Mark Rushdoony said. "He did not favor the killing of homosexuals by the modern state. He said we should understand [homosexuality] as being against God's law." Rushdoony graduated from UC Berkeley and the Pacific School of Religion, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. Early in his life, he was a missionary to Shoshone and Paiute Indians on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in northeastern Nevada before serving two churches in Santa Cruz, Calif. Besides his son, Mark, Rushdoony is survived by his brother, Haigh Rushdoony of Danville, Calif.; wife Dorothy Rushdoony; and four other children: Rebecca Rouse and Joanna Manesajian of Angels Camp, Calif., Martha Coie of Downey, Calif., and Sharon North of Winslow, Ark. He also had 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Copyright 2001 Los Angeles Times.

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Unfortunately there is another screwball somewhere who will take up Rushdoony's work.

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Now, if there is something about the GOP's intent to cram religion down our throats that you don't understand read on!

The cracker pentacostals vote GOP to save the fetuses, and put prayer in schools. They arn't worried about loosing their jobs as long as they are ready when Jesus comes back! The GOP could care less about abortion except that it gets votes for welfare for the Mega-Rich projucts.

THE ARTICLES BELOW PROVIDE A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT AND HOW THIS INSIDIOUS FUNDAMENTALIST CANCER INFECTS THE GOP AND WHY THE GOP CANNOT GET ELECTED WITHOUT SUCKING UP TO THEM.

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