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The Thread of Life…

The Thread of Life...

By Garret Hashimoto

Each of our lives can be thought of as a fragile thread suspending the experiences of our life journey from conception to death. A tiny thread that may be cut at any time in a dizzying number of ways. Regardless of where on our journey through life this thread is cut, death is the inevitable result. Beginning with the day of our birth, a monumental effort is put forth by those that came before us to ensure our safety and well-being. We are nourished and protected, loved and admired, the very embodiment of hope for the future.

Our family, our society, and our laws work hard to keep our thread intact following our birth in an effort to ensure we have every opportunity to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. As we continue our journey, we become more and more capable of assuming responsibility for our own thread. We are driven by an innate desire to survive in this world, to find our place and to make a contribution.

Featured Legislator: Senator Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham speaks to the Christian Coalition on the need for maintaining a strong national defense as we look for ways to more efficiently manage our national military budget.

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We have set up a new way for you to stay in touch with the latest in conservative and Christian news and political commentary online. 

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Obama's numbers hit a record low in Gallup poll

You would have a hard time coming by this information if you were waiting for the mainstream media to let you in on it, but according to the latest Gallup poll, Barack Obama's public approval rating has dropped to it's lowest point in his presidency, with just 39% of Americans approval of his job performance.

Even Gallup has soft-pedaled the poll results, by only posting a graph on their website, and not adding the usual article, headline, or pointing out the "news" that their poll made.

For that, we have to go to the LA Times:

President Obama's summer woes have dragged his approval rating to an all-time low, sinking below 40% for the first time in Gallup's daily tracking poll.

New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.

Obama's approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden. ...

Obama and gay marriage

Obama spoke at a Manhattan fundraiser on Thursday and, although he did not specifically state that he supports gay marriage, told gay rights advocates that, "I believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country."  This took place against the backdrop of the current debate in the NY State Senate over whether or not to vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage in that state.

Of course his statement is a complete non sequitur, in that we all have the same "rights".  And when it comes to marriage, every man has a right to marry a woman, and every woman a right to marry a man...or not.  What this is really all about is the "de" definition of marriage, meaning redefining marriage to the point that it ultimately doesn't mean anything at all.

But as for Obama, is there actually any doubt in anyone's mind that he favors legalization of gay marriage?  Doubtful.  But it's even more doubtful that he will "come out of the closet", so to speak, and endorse legalizing gay marriage BEFORE he stands for re-election in 2012. 

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New Hampshire legislature overrides veto of parental notification bill

New Hampshire became the 37th state to enact a parental notification law with regard to abortion on Wednesday when the Republican majority overrode the veto of Democrat Governor John Lynch.  The vote in the House of 266 to 102, and 17 to 7 in the Senate.

The legislation requires health care providers to 48 hours advance notice to parents of girls under 18 either in person or by certified mail.  Failure to do so would leave them subject to a misdemeanor charge.  The exceptions to the law include if a determination that the girls life is at risk, or if a delay would cause a "serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily organ."

In the course of debate, NH state Representative Brandon Giuda stated, "If you believe children need parents involved in monumental life decisions, support this bill."

The Boston Globe has the history of the debate in New Hampshire:

Four years ago, Lynch made New Hampshire the first state to repeal a law requiring parental notification for minors to get abortions. He said the unenforced law was unconstitutional because it failed to protect the safety of young women.

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Host a Citizenship Sunday in your church!

Is everyone in your church registered to vote?  Odds are, the answer is "no".

We would like to invite you to join us in doing one of the most important things that we can do as Christian Americans – register other Christians to vote.

Statistics have shown that only about half of all self-identified Christians are actually registered, which means that they will have no voice in our government.  Simply put, if we are going to be able to have an impact on the issues we care about, this must change!

That’s what our Citizenship Sunday program is all about.

In honor of Independence Day we are Christians to participate and give everyone in your church an easy opportunity to register to vote - and have an impact for our shared values at the ballot box.

When you visit the Citizenship Sunday section of our website you will find:

  • Links to your state’s voter registration forms and information
  • Tips on how to conduct a voter registration drive in your church
  • Do’s and Don’ts for political activity in churches

The next election will come around soon enough, but now is the time for us to focus on identifying fellow Christian conservatives and make sure that they are registered to vote.

Join our campaign to Stand with Israel

Last week President Obama put our country in a position of undermining the peace and security of the nation of Israel.

As Christians, we cannot allow this to happen.

In a major foreign policy speech, Barack Obama called for Israel to return to its former borders prior to the 1967 “Six Day War” with Egypt, Syria and Jordan.  In some places, those borders leave Israel less than nine miles wide.

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As a result of that war – and in order to better defend itself – Israel expanded and has since defended those borders.  Now Barack Obama calls for the Jewish people to unilaterally give up that land and place themselves at risk again.

This comes while, as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu pointed out, the Palestinians are governed by Hamas, the mid-east terrorist equivalent of Al Qaida.

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