Saturday, March 8, 2008

Armed Student Stops Gunman

WorldNetDaily has an interesting article today. Here are some clips.

A gun rights organization in the United States is accusing the media of trying to conceal the fact that a gunman who attacked students at Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav seminary was stopped by an armed student at the school.

Authorities report that Ytizhak Dadon, 40, was a "private citizen who had a gun license and was able to shoot the gunman with his pistol," according to a statement released today by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

In its earlier reporting on the tragedy, WND confirmed, "One terrorist reportedly was shot to death by a student who was armed…"

However, the gun rights organization said "the American press is downplaying his heroism because it proves that armed students can stop campus gunmen."

My husband and I have talked many times about the fact that an armed society is a polite society. I think this may be an example.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Homeschooling Outlawed by Judicial Fiat in California

I missed this. So I am grateful to OneMom, for posting it first. A judge in California has declared it illegal to homeschool unless the parent has a teaching certificate. If the system worked properly, this judge should be impeached for creating law instead of just judging based on the law. If I lived in California, I would have to flee the state. I couldn't afford private school, and there is no way that I would put my children in the care of a system that can no longer talk about mom and dad but only parent. I would never put my children in the care of a system that promotes every "alternative lifestyle" while demeaning Christ and His Church. I thank God that live in Texas and still have the freedom to homeschool. OneMom has many links. So go check it out.

Let's all be in prayer for those families facing dreadful choices in California. O God, give every parent living with this terrible decision wisdom as to how best stand up for their children and protect their souls. Give them the courage to move if they must. Give them eyes to see your path for their families.

UPDATE: I notice that ThinkAware had a link to Dr. Dobson's audio on the subject.

UK and the EU

Another great article by This one is about the UK and there loss of almost all sovereignty. Here are some snippets.

LONDON, March 6, 2008 ( - Britain's MPs voted yesterday to deny the public a referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Union's substitute for the Constitution that failed in 2005 after being defeated by Dutch and French plebiscites. The House of Commons vote, 311 to 248 - a majority of 63 - defeated a Conservative amendment that would have allowed the British public a say in whether the treaty would come into effect in the country. Commentators and activists fighting the issue have called the vote yesterday in the House of Commons the effective end of British sovereignty.

The Lisbon Treaty will see the creation of a permanent EU president, foreign minister and diplomatic service that are not subject to scrutiny by Parliament or accountable to the electorate, and surrenders nearly 50 national vetoes to Brussels. The new EU president will be a full-time Brussels official, serving a two-and-half-year term and will be chosen by Europe's leaders. A Brussels-appointed foreign minister will be able to make foreign policy, binding upon member states, without a full British national veto.

Iain Martin wrote, "When the entire story is told by historians, future generations will be surprised that the Euro-fanatics who plotted to sell out British sovereignty and democracy avoided being sent to the Tower for treason."

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Encouraged to Abort

These are the letters to the editor of They reminded me of my mom telling me (when I was a teenager) that she had been advised to abort me. She had been exposed to x-rays early in the pregnancy before she knew she was pregnant. Even though she was warned that I would likely be deformed or something, my mom said, "No way." When my brothers heard the story, they jokingly said that I had been given special powers by the x-rays which is why I made better grades then they did.

On a slightly different line of thought. . . My youngest brother was saved from a accidental abortion because my mother went to the Catholic (or possibly Lutheran) hospital. She went to the hospital in the middle of a miscarriage. After the miscarriage, the hospital refused to do a D&C because she still tested positive on the pregnancy test. Finally they took her to the ultrasound machine, and there was my brother with his little beating heart. My mother said she would always be grateful to those doctors who would go through the procedure until they were sure there was not a baby in the womb.

Letters to the Editor for March 4, 2008
RE: "Airbrushing Diversity": Parents of Down Syndrome Children Tell of Abortion Pressures

Dear Editor,

Having just read about the couple in Wales who have a healthy baby after being given advice to terminate, I decided I must tell you the story of my son who is now 7. During my pregnancy I was told that he was malformed and all the 'soft markers' indicated that I would have a baby with a chromosomal disorder such as Down Syndrome or Edwards syndrome.
They asked me to go and consider my options. I am a Christian and do not beleive that God would want me to abort my child so there was no other option for me but to trust Him and carry on with the pregnancy which is what I wanted.

I wouldn't put the baby at risk from having an amnio (and there was no point as I would keep the baby anyway) so I had scans every two weeks until the birth. It was decided that it was more likely that the baby's proportions showed he would be born with a skeletal disorder but from the shape of his head he would be severely mentally disabled and I was told by a specialist at St Mary's in Manchester that I must terminate and they would allow me to terminate right up until the birth - advice I ignored.

I held on to my faith in God and looked up every verse in the Bible about healing and realised that it is always Gods will for health - there is no sickness in heaven, so I just kept praying until the end. The scans were consistently showing a disabled baby along with other problems within the bladder and kidneys.

I gave birth to him in august 2000. And although my son was small at 4lb 7oz, he was in perfect proportion, he has no bladder or kidney problems, nor any mental disability. He is now 7, a normal, funny boy in the juniors, with a love of music and Spongebob Squarepants.
This, I believe, is a miracle.He is a blessing to have around.

I'm so glad I listened to God and not the Doctors.

Thanks for reading
J O'Sullivan
Dear Editor,

The article “Airbrushing Diversity” brought back many voices from over 19 years ago.
I was told there were chromosome abnormalities when I was pregnant with Courtney. I was told she would be a Down’s syndrome baby. Would that have been so bad? Obviously not in accordance with all the people that were included in your article.

Courtney will be 19 in April. She does not have Down’s syndrome. She is as perfect as any other human being could possibly be. I can’t help but wonder how many other people are alive today because their parents did not listen to the ‘advice’ of professionals when they too were told/encouraged to abort.

I remember the day my husband and I were there at the hospital in Charlotte, NC being counseled and signing papers stating that we would not hold them responsible for having a Down’s child. My heart goes out to all those women who listened to the ‘advice’ of professionals, whom we all put our trust in because they are professionals. Those families are having to deal with the healing and grieving of losing a child. Only God knows that child.

Susan Decker Bunce
Executive DirectorSav-A-Live of Montgomery, Inc.
First Choice Women's Medical Center
Montgomery, AL

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

On to 2012

I am saddened by the loses tonight, but I am still hopeful. In 2012, I will again support the most godly man/woman I can find. In the mean time, I plan to support people of character on a local/state level. I also plan on being involved in social conservative issues here in my town/state. God, please bless Mike Huckabee and his family. I truly hope that he will run again in 2012.

Texas to Have Her Say in Presidential Primary

My step-dad went to the Mike Huckabee rally in Abilene, TX yesterday. Even though it was in the middle of a work day and it was snowy yesterday, he said that the room was packed with enthusiastic supporters. My step-dad said Gov. Huckabee did a great job on the speech. As a secret surprise Chuck Norris was also there.

I went to a Huckabee pre-election prayer service yesterday. It was great. Afterward I got some signs for my polling place and some sign-wave signs. I put the signs out last night and hope they weren't stolen by today. I plan on taking my kids to the polling place at lunch to wave signs. (Who can resist 3 and 5-year-old political activists? ;)

I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the election today though I won't be on watching the results come in. (This has been my m.o.) But today I will be at the precinct convention submitting FairTax and Human Life Amendment resolutions.

LifeSiteNews: CA to Decide on Gay Marriage Ban

I thought I would pass this along from LifeSiteNews.

California Supreme Court Will Begin Hearings on Homosexual Marriage Law

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2008 ( - The California Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow on the constitutionality of the state's homosexual marriage ban.

The California law that limits marriage to heterosexual couples is being challenged by 15 homosexual couples as well as the city of San Francisco and a homosexual-rights group, all of whom argue that the ban is unconstitutional discrimination.

Several California religious and conservative advocacy groups, including the California Catholic Conference, National Association of Evangelicals, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will file a friend-of-the-court brief in defense of Proposition 22, a law passed in 1999 that defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

"Male-female marriage is the life-blood of community, society, and the state. We rely on this honored institution for the procreation and proper formation of the next generation. Social science demonstrates, and [our] own long experience confirms, that a child fares best when raised by caring biological parents who have the deepest stake in his or her well-being and who can provide both male and female role models," wrote the brief's author, Kenneth Star.

Others arguing in defense of the state law that prohibits same-sex marriage will be the State Attorney General Jerry Brown, a lawyer representing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and groups such as Campaign for California Families and Liberty Counsel.

"The court is not going to rule on the public-policy issue of whether same-sex marriage is a good or bad thing for society," said Supervising Deputy Attorney General Christopher Krueger, one of several state lawyers who will be defending the state law, in a San Diego Union-Tribune report. "The court is only going to rule on whether the state is compelled by the constitution to legalize same-sex marriage."

The California Court's ruling will have repercussions across the US, as other states watch the outcome carefully in order to determine how to deal with challenges to their own marriage laws.

The hearing tomorrow may be watched online at or on the Court's web site at from 9:00 a.m. - noon PST (noon - 3:00 p.m. EST).

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Parental Rights Lecture with Michael Farris and Steve Spencer

Last night I got to go to an informational lecture about parental rights in America. The first speaker was Steve Spencer. He gave his testimony as a parent facing 11 years worth of litigation from his wife's parents. He and his wife felt that her parents were exposing their children to immoral behavior so they stopped taking them to see the grandparents. Hence the grandparents have been suing every year for grandparent visitation. In Texas, there is a law that allows for that. It was supposed to be used by good grandparents to become the instant foster parents of their own grandkids if the parents were unfit. He said that there were 2 similar cases before the Texas Supreme Court. Then he pointed out that there are hundreds if not thousands of families that give up before long before the Texas Supreme Court.

Then Michael Farris spoke. He gave a compelling argument for adding a constitutional amendment stating:

The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.

Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

No treaty nor any source of international law may be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.
He pointed out that much of the wording has been taken from Supreme Court decisions already on the books so that it is well understood and won't be misinterpreted. He also pointed out that the amendment doesn't federalize parenting because there is no section saying congress shall make laws enforcing these sections. He said the amendment merely takes a right that has been found to be "fundamental" and makes it "explicit" in the US Constitution. I encourage every one to become a citizen sponsor of this amendment. Go to for more information.
As one more example why we need this amendment, I am also posting some snippets from yesterday's WorldNetDaily article.
A California court has ruled that several children in one homeschool family must be enrolled in a public school or "legally qualified" private school, and must attend, sending ripples of shock into the nation's homeschooling advocates as the family reviews its options for appeal.
The judges ruled in the case involving the Longs the family failed to demonstrate "that mother has a teaching credential such that the children can be said to be receiving an education from a credentialed tutor," and that their involvement and supervision by Sunland Christian School's independent study programs was of no value.

Nor did the family's religious beliefs matter to the court.

Their "sincerely held religious beliefs" are "not the quality of evidence that permits us to say that application of California's compulsory public school education law to them violates their First Amendment rights."

"Such sparse representations are too easily asserted by any parent who wishes to homeschool his or her child," the court concluded.

The father, Phillip Long, said the family is working on ways to appeal to the state Supreme Court, because he won't allow the pro-homosexual, pro-bisexual, pro-transgender agenda of California's public schools, on
which WND previously has reported, to indoctrinate his children.
"We just don't want them teaching
our children," he told WND. "They teach things that are totally contrary to what we believe. They put questions in our children's minds we don't feel they're ready for.

"When they are much more mature, they can deal with these issues, alternative lifestyles, and such, or whether they came from primordial slop. At the present time it's my job to teach them the correct way of thinking," he said.

"We're going to appeal. We have to. I don't want to put my children in a public school system that teaches ideologies I don't believe in," he said.
As and interesting aside, Alan Keyes was at this meeting. It was an honor to get to hear him speak at the reception before the speakers. I really like him, and (of course) I didn't tell him that I already voted for Huckabee on Friday. ;)