citizenship

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.

38% of Americans fail a basic citizenship test

Newsweek magazine recently conducted a survey to test American's basic knowledge of citizenship by asking 1,000 current citizens to take the official US citizenship exam.  The results were about what you would expect in a country where the education system has spent progressively less and less time on history and civics.  In other words, awful.

Among the survey's more interesting findings:

  • Forty-four percent couldn't define the Bill of Rights
  • Seventy-three percent didn't know why we fought the Cold War
  • Twenty-nine percent couldn't name the Vice-President
  • Six percent couldn't circle Independence Day on a calendar

(Of course the last one might have a good bit to do with the seeming universal bad habit of referring to Independence Day as just "the Fourth of July", or just "the Fourth"...which eliminates any noting of why the day is celebrated)

Newseek points out the danger of many of our citizens collective ignorance, especially when it comes to things like our own foreign policy.

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Celebrate Independence Day by registering voters!

Dear Friend,

This Sunday is Independence Day, and in honor of our country’s birthday we encourage you to participate in our Citizenship Sunday registration drive.

Statistics show that only about half of all self-identified Christians are actually registered to vote, which means that they do not have a voice in our government.

You can help change that by holding a “Citizenship Sunday” registration drive at your church.

Visit the Citizenship Sunday section of our website where you will find:

Apathy is the liberal's friend

Mark Steyn has a great column out entitled "Retreat into Apathy" in which his primary point is that it's apathy, specifically apathetic citizenship, that allows the type of big government bailouts and takeovers that we've seen (and are seeing) possible.

And each little area of our lives that we're apathetic enough to let the government take over creates another area of life we're conditioned not to worry about, since it's now Big Brother's job.

The issue at hand is health care.  Steyn writes:

Big government depends, in large part, on going around the country stirring up apathy - creating the sense that problems are so big, so complex, so intractable that even attempting to think about them for yourself gives you such a splitting headache it's easier to shrug and accept as given the proposition that only government can deal with them.

Take health care. Have you read any of these health-care plans? Of course not. They're huge and turgid and unreadable. Unless you're a health-care lobbyist, a health-care think-tanker, a health-care correspondent, or some other fellow who's paid directly or indirectly to plough through this stuff, why bother? None of the senators whose names are on the bills have read 'em; why should you? ...

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