In an eloquent defense of life, marriage, and religious liberty known asThe Manhattan Declaration, authors Chuck Colson, Professor Robert George, and Dr. Timothy George wrote, “There is no more eloquent defense of the rights and duties of religious conscience than the one offered by Martin Luther King, Jr., in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”
This is the kind of cooperation and civility that I remember from our rightly ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES when I was young. Not the bitterness and infighting of today.
Pa. state reps reach across the aisle to promote civility; the keystone of democracy
As a Democratic state representative from Philadelphia and a Republican state representative from Cumberland County, we developed a lasting friendship that started with a simple “hello” on the House floor. An effort that has become critical to us is restoring civility and bipartisanship in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Toward that end, we have joined forces to form a first-of-its-kind bipartisan caucus for the upcoming 2021-22 legislative session.
Yesterday, January 16, 2021, was Religious Freedom Day here in America. Something almost completely ignored by the media.
American Minute with Bill Federer
Jefferson Opposed Censorship of Opinions: Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom & How Courts have taken Freedom away!
“On … we commemorate the … anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped and secured our cherished legacy of religious liberty.”– proclaimed President Donald J. Trump, January 16, 2018.
President Trump continued:
“Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in the eternal truth that freedom is not a gift from the government, but a sacred right from Almighty God. On the coattails of the American Revolution, on January 16, 1786, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom … This seminal bill, penned by Thomas Jefferson, states that, ‘all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.'”
Critical Race Theory- How Is It Reshaping America?
On January 5, 2021, Stand in the Gap Today hosts Joe Greend and Sam Rohrer interviewed Dr. Shelby Steele on the topic of Critical Race Theory. Dr. Steele is an African-American conservative author, columnist documentary filmmaker, and a Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute. He specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. Recently, Dr. Steele released a new documentary titled, “What Killed Michael Brown”.
1) What was the purpose for producing the new documentary, “What Killed Michael Brown”?
2) How does white guilt exploitation of black pain leaves black people dependent on American liberalism?
3) What is Critical Race Theory and what are its origins?
“With 80 percent of the country worried the nation is falling apart, there’s a lot of concern that the nation’s days are numbered.”
The 1786 Lesson That Could Save 2021
Now that some of the shock of the last two weeks is starting to wear off, most Americans have the same question: can we actually pick up the pieces and move on? With 80 percent of the country worried the nation is falling apart, there’s a lot of concern that the nation’s days are numbered. These are the times when the only way forward is looking back and rallying around the principles that made America exceptional in the first place. Luckily for us, there’s a day this weekend that gives all of us the chance to do just that…
Reopening our economy is vital to recovering from the effects of Covid-19. We’ve got to trust Americans to make decisions for their lives so that their businesses and communities can thrive.
So, it’s really frustrating to see government overreaches of power to shut down society. To me, the only thing worse than draconian lockdowns (like a mayor in Illinois encouraging the cops to find his own wife!) is hypocritical politicians doing the very things that they’ve made illegal for their constituents.
Fears and rumors and worries about the safety and the ethics of the various COVID-19 vaccines are understandable. After all, no vaccine has ever moved into distribution this quickly, and much has been made about the new approach to vaccination take by the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. And, of course, elected officials aren’t always trusted in our culture…
Liberals are nothing if not reliable. It’s been 13 years since Barack Obama’s chief of staff sat down with ABC and declared, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Rahm Emanuel’s party has lived and died by those words through two administrations, taking advantage of every situation to push an agenda that no one would even consider under normal circumstances.
House Votes to Impeach President Trump, 197 Republicans Vote No
Democrats and 10 Republicans in the House today voted to impeach President Trump based on false allegations that he incited the riot where violent protestors vandalized the United States Capitol and killed a police officer.
It remains to be seen which of the COVID-caused disruptions to our previous way of life will permanently change things. For example, while parents of small children don’t miss the popcorn prices, it still feels a bit strange for a brand-new movie to go straight to the living room instead of the theater. Still, Disney-Pixar’s latest release, Soul, is easily worth breaking out the Orville Redenbacher…