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Toward a Personhood Amendment

Toward a Personhood Amendment February 2009 By Judie Brown Judie Brown is president and cofounder of American Life League, the nation's largest grassroots prolife educational organization, and is currently serving her third five-year term as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome. She is the author of seven books, most recently Saving Those Damned Catholics: A Defense of Catholic Teaching, and writes a syndicated daily commentary, "Straight Talk on Life," posted on the ALL website ( She has appeared on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Mother Angelica Live, The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Today, Oprah, and Larry King Live. She is married to Paul A. Brown, with whom she has three children and ten grandchildren. For many years, American Life League has led the call for personhood as the single most important goal for those who truly want to abolish the tragic act of abortion in America. That goal, which is best achieved by amending the U.S. Constit

New Path for Conservatives after Bush Broke Reagan Coalition “Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails…and Less-Travelled Paths” by Allan Carlson, Ph.D. Sunday, Feb 8, 2009 FOR THE ISI REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE “THE NEXT AMERICAN CONSERVATISM?” HELD AT YALE UNIVERSITY NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT NOVEMBER 8, 2008 By training, I am an historian. I love the discipline and believe that historical mindedness – the ability to see and understand the grounding of current institutions, issues, and events in the complex matrix of the past – this is the superior way to make sense of reality. All the same, I have been troubled for over a decade by the growing interest of American conservatives in the history of their cause. This is not to criticize fine books such as George Nash’s The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945. Nor is it to imply that ignorance is the better strategy for guiding a cultural, political, and intellectual campaign. Nor is it to deny that any m

"Stimulus": Less than 5% of $800 billion for Infrastructure to Create new Jobs

Obama's Stimulus Can Be Defeated. You Need to Act Now to Make It Happen. American Democracy Depends on It. Urgent Message from Dick Morris Dear Friends: President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are close to suffering their first defeat in Congress. With your help, Obama's massive pork-barrel, socialist, wealth-distribution program billed as a "stimulus" plan can be stopped. Obama promised to be nonpartisan. But he's been anything but. We now know the stimulus program includes billions for bureaucrats' new cars, Hollywood movie makers, arts programs, anti-smoking campaigns, efforts to reduce sexually transmitted diseases, and a litany of programs totally unrelated to the economy. Obama promised massive infrastructure programs to create new jobs. But get this: Less than 5% of the $800 billion plus program goes for such programs. What a joke. Thankfully, the American people are not stupid. Groups like The National Republic

National Pagan Reporter At noon each day, a cannon shot resounds in the Eternal City. It is a reminder to Romans and all Italians of their victory over the papacy and the birth of the Italian Republic more than 150 years ago. Prego. Closer to our own times, another secular victory approaches in a country no less Catholic than Spain. In late April the lower house of the Spanish parliament gave its preliminary approval -- 183 to 136, with six abstentions -- to a bill that would make Spain the third country in Europe to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry and adopt children. Bravo. The proposed language of the new civil law would include the phrase: “Matrimony shall have the same requisites and effects regardless of whether the persons involved are of the same or different genders.” A reformulation of marriage doesn’t come much s

Obama Big Spending Bill Stimulates Anti-Christian Bigotry Obama Big Spending Bill Stimulates Anti-Christian Bigotry February 5, 2009 Washington, DC - President Obama's stimulus plan is being used to restrict the free exercise of religion in public facilities where federal funding is involved Traditional Values Coalition Executive Director Andrea Lafferty charged Tuesday, February 3: Among the prohibited uses of "greening" funds is the "modernization, renovation or repair" of higher learning facilities where sectarian religious activities or services may be conducted. "The economic crisis is being used as a pretext to curb religious liberty at institutions of higher learning. Religious activity is already scarce at most of our colleges, the Obama people want to make sure it is extinct. The ultimate impact will be to drive religious activities out of public education altogether. If higher