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Volume XXIX Issue I January 2010
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Antichrist Sabotage of America!

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

John 10:10
"Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, an enemy hath done this……"

Matthew 13:24-28
"Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; to turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? To whom will ye flee for help? And where will ye leave your glory?

Isaiah 10:1-3
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will focus in on what has happened to the erstwhile great nation of the United States of America and examine it. As always, we do this in the light of the Scripture, and thus we expose the spiritual reasons behind the fall of what was once the most powerful nation on earth. There are three questions that must be considered regarding this subject: Who are those that want America to fall? Why do they want America to fall? How are they making America fall?

The answer to the first question is obvious to anyone who has truly studied history. There is an age-old conspiracy consisting of high ranking people in the upper levels of various secret societies. From their vantage point, which is shrouded by secrecy, they are able to plan, scheme, and choreograph the events of the world. In other words, things don't just happen to happen. They happen because someone wants them to happen and has the power to make them happen. It is spiritual wickedness in high places according to Ephesians 6:12. Thus, the major events of history happened by design and manipulation. This includes every major war and revolution. One of these high-ranking Illuminists openly admitted to all of this. The late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt brazenly stated, "….if it happened, you can bet that we planned it that way."

The answer to the second question of why America is being sabotaged is because it must be brought down to a leveling off point so it becomes interdependent on other nations. America is to become just an integral part in a one-world global government. Ultimately this global oligarchy would become a dictatorship under direct control of Lucifer, who is Satan! What thinking person can deny that this is happening before our very eyes? Revelation, chapter 13, reveals this very thing!

The answer to the third question is a little more complex yet obvious. The United States has been spiritually, economically, structurally, and morally dismantled in various ways through simultaneous satanic efforts. There was the attack on the once powerful industrial base of America as millions of good jobs were sent overseas where near slave labor could be obtained for a fraction of the cost. The war in Vietnam was fomented and various anti-war movements then rose up on college campuses throughout the United States. The beatniks of the 1950's became the hippies of the 1960's as our CIA used Dr. Timothy Leary to popularize a mind-altering drug they developed. This drug, LSD, was developed by a Swiss chemist for the CIA and was then used to its full psychedelic potential on an entire generation. Young people used this and other drugs to "trip out," and at the same time occultism and witchcraft began to wrap itself around those involved. Soon witches' spells became popular songs by the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Credence Clearwater Revival, and others. For the full story on this, you may write and request a three-disc set of DVDs we produced entitled "Apocalyptic Rock."

All of this was being done by design as this new generation was being reeducated and indoctrinated by communist college professors. Then, our economy was turned over to base thieves on Wall Street, and our national debt began to soar to astronomical levels while the executives grabbed the money and ran for the tall grass. Meanwhile the ranks of the jobless began to increase exponentially. Incidents of terrorism were also provided, such as the "sneak attack" on the twin towers of the erstwhile World Trade Center. The sneaks in this "sneak attack" were President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and others of that ilk. Such incidents were used as an excuse to use our military as a massive hit squad on other countries to reshape the world in preparation for one-world governance. Then came the mass immunization programs and new designer drugs to dose the people of America. These drugs worked in conjunction with the poison additives in our food and water. Even our air is poisoned by the chemtrails that are filling our skies as airplanes spray their chemicals in patterns above us. All of this was and is being done according to satanic blueprint.

We who are the true children of the Almighty can be thankful that the Lord Jesus Christ is with us until the end of the world. If you have not yet come to Him in faith and repented, the time to do so is now. The Lord Jesus is our Saviour and our only hope. Soon He will return and bring all things into judgment. He will receive you if you pray to him now while a little time remains.

The Revived Roman Empire!

A major world event took place on November 19th, 2009, and very few people took notice. The European Union, or United States of Europe, emerged as its first permanent President was selected. This is the position that was supposed to go to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, but another man was selected by the European Parliament. The man selected is Herman Van Rompuy, who was the Prime Minister of Belgium. In his acceptance speech, Van Rompuy stated the following: "2009 is also the first year of global governance, with the establishment of the G-20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step towards the global management of our planet." (1)

Indeed, everything is moving quickly now. I recently received a letter from one of our subscribers in the United Kingdom, and she wrote the following words: "Well, the United Kingdom is now officially not a sovereign state anymore. As of midnight last night, we became integrated into the European Federation…." The nations of Europe are now one, and this is most certainly a latter day revival of the Roman Empire. The original Roman Empire fell in the year 476 A.D. No king or emperor was ever able to revive that empire. In 1534 King Henry VIII of England caused an even greater rift by breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church and starting the Church of England. Thus, there was a physical and a spiritual rift, a deadly wound, which seemed impossible to heal. When we add those numbers of 476 and 1534 together, we have the number 2010, the first full year of the revived Roman Empire.

The new and first permanent President of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy is a Machiavellian schemer and illuminist. He is considered to be an economic wizard and his politics are unpredictable. He bends in every direction. When King Albert II of Belgium was presented with a law to legalize abortion, the King said he would rather abdicate than sign it. He reportedly did abdicate, being a strict Roman Catholic, and Van Rompuy, also a devout Catholic, signed abortion into law. Afterward, the king, Albert II, returned to power. Van Rompuy is sometimes referred to as "the original Belgian waffle." This new head of the revived Roman Empire was born on the witches' sabat of Samhain, or Halloween, in 1947. (2) We must also note that Van Rompuy was not elected but rather selected by the European Parliament. The word parliament is of great significance to those in witchcraft and occultism. From the time of the Middle Ages, witches would gather under the oak trees and draw a magic circle, or hexagram, in the ground. Thirteen coven members would stand in position inside the circle to both summon spirits and cast spells. Numbers of owls would gather in nearby trees, and the witches referred to them as a parliament. They were called wise owls because the word witch is derived from the word wicca and means "wise ones." The Bible refers to owls as "doleful creatures of the night." To this day, owls are associated with witches and spooky things of the night, and interestingly, zoologists refer to a flock of owls as a parliament. (3) I do not doubt that the European Parliament consists of doleful creatures of the night, and how appropriate that their leader was born on Halloween. Watch and pray as this new super power rises to prominence.

How Rotten Is It in Denmark?

Even as I write this newsletter, 15,000 delegates from 192 countries are convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the world Climate Summit. They are supposedly gathering to sign a document that will cut back on carbon emissions and stop global warming. The delegates themselves during this gathering will be spewing approximately 40,000 tons of carbon into the atmosphere. (4) These so-called "save the earth delegates" are utilizing 1,242 limousines and 140 private airplanes. (5) The hypocrisy is incredible, and even the prostitutes are doing their part. Copenhagen has 1,400 professional prostitutes that are unionized. When some council leaders encouraged the many delegates to not buy sex, the prostitutes' union became so enraged that they offered free sexual intercourse to anyone having a delegate's card. (6)

We know that the entire global warming premise is false and is nothing more than a gimmick to provide an excuse for unity of the nations in a new world order. On December 3rd, 2009, the Washington Times reported that according to a top researcher, NASA is hiding climate data. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, issued a statement as follows: "NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data going as far back as the 1930's. I assume that what is there is highly damaging…." (7) There is now so much evidence that there is no global warming. In fact, the hottest year on record was 1934, which was seventy-five years ago. (8) Ignoring all of the facts, the United Nations panel of retained Illuminati scientists, armed with false data and assumptions, are declaring that the Copenhagen Summit is our last hope. They have stated, "The clock has ticked down to zero." (9) At the time of this writing, Barack Obama is in Copenhagen, and he is ready to sign the document that will require the United States to drastically reduce carbon emissions and raise the cost of energy astronomically. (10) This act is designed to further sabotage the American economy and to enroll us as an enslaved unit of the new world empire of antichrist!

Obama - A Prince of Darkness!

Who is this strange man known as Barack Obama, who now occupies the White House in our nation's capital? As time goes on, more and more is being learned about this strange man. Research indicates that he was born in Kogelo, Kenya. Shortly before he was born, his mother wanted to leave Kenya because she disapproved of the way Muslims treat women. Since she was ready to give birth, the airline reportedly refused to ticket her according to travel restrictions. Within four days after his birth, Obama's mother went to Hawaii and registered his birth at two different Hawaiian hospitals. The spiritual implications of Obama's birth are amazing when we realize that Obama's true birthplace, Kogelo, Kenya, is near the shores of Lake Victoria in Africa. Lake Victoria is the birthplace and headwaters of the Nile River, or River of Egypt. The White Nile is the only river flowing out of Lake Victoria. Is there a spirit of Egypt in the White House? Are we even now under the rule of a cruel Pharaoh and his socialist policies? Remember, this is spiritual not geographical. Consider the words of Isaiah 19:3-4 as follows: "And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts." If a people elect or even allow a king of the Nile to become President, are those people not spiritual Egyptians? Many are the prophecies that are being fulfilled!

Barack Obama is a man of great arrogance and pride. When he visited Red China, he exclusively was accompanied by a motorcade of seventy-one cars. (11) Now, Obama is also officially known worldwide as a "man of peace" as he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Just prior to claiming his prize, he took steps to greatly escalate the war in Afghanistan. (12) It is also interesting to note that just as Obama was about to arrive in Norway to claim his "peace prize," a strange light, which has not yet been explained, appeared in the sky. Some would have us to believe it was a sub launched Russian missile that failed. Norwegians watched in amazement on December 9th as a strange blue spiral of light swirled in the sky with a perfect symmetry. It was like a spiral mobius coil or swirling vortex of light. The light changed in size as it swirled and extended a ray or beam of itself to the ground and later disappeared. (13) I have no doubt that this was another sign in the heavens and an indicator of Almighty God's disapproval of the dark prince arriving in Norway to be presented to the world as a man of peace.

When Barack Obama went to Norway to receive his peace prize, he left behind some very incensed and angry Norwegians. He refused to have dinner with the Norwegian Nobel Committee. He turned down a press conference, a television interview, an appearance at a children's event promoting peace, and a music concert. He also turned down a visit to an exhibition in his honor at the Nobel Peace Centre. In addition to that, Obama refused a personal invitation from King Harald of Norway to have lunch with him. (14) It was one arrogant insult after another.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that Obama is a man of double-talk. On December 7th, 2009, he held a workshop on government openness that was closed to the public. (15) This is the man that is now pushing like mad to get the Health Care Bill finalized. In last month's issue of this newsletter, I reported about the Health Care Bill being railroaded through the House of Repre-spend-atives. Subsequently, it was also passed by the U.S. Senate. The Senate version was lugged in before the vote and placed on a desk. It consisted of 2,074 pages, and weighed 20.5 pounds. The bill contains the word "tax" 511 times and includes 18 tax hikes. The oppressive bill uses the word "require" more than 1,000 times and the word "shall" more than 3,500 times. It also talks about "required studies" 150 times. (16) Also, buried deep within the pages in a "non-discussed" section of this infernal Health Care Bill, in subtitle C-11, section 2521, is the provision regarding implantable radio frequency identification devices. Unfortunately, the Health Care Bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 60-39. (17) The House and Senate versions are now being fine tuned for final approval and the signature of Barack Obama. Here let it be noted that one of the major points of contention in the final debating is the provision for total abortion coverage. Some senators made speeches opposing such free and open abortion coverage, but Senator Barbara Boxer made a combative speech in which she compared depriving women of abortion to restricting men's access to Viagra. (18)

There is no doubt that Obama will sign this communistic Health Care Bill because Obama is clearly a Communist. He is black and white and red all over. When Barack Obama visited Red China recently, the event was commemorated by Red Chinese people wearing T-shirts with a picture of Obama wearing the uniform of the Red Army with the words "Oba-Mao" underneath. The inference was that Obama and the late Chairman Mao were one. The Red Chinese Government banned the shirts eventually because they said they did not like Obama wearing their uniform. (19)

Antichrist Economics!

A study of history reveals that empires and kingdoms fell hard and were destroyed because of two primary conditions: extreme debt and excessive spending. This is the very policy of the Obama Administration. There is a reason why it takes 1,200 of our paper dollars to buy one ounce of gold, when only a few short years ago it took 320 of those same paper bills to do the same thing. The dollar is getting continually weaker, and it has now hit a 14-year low against the Japanese yen. (20) On November 25th, 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported that lending by American banks has fallen to its lowest point since the government began tracking such data. (21) On December 5th, 2009, the FDIC shut down six more banks, which brings the total number of bank failures to 130 so far this year. (22) Banking, as we once knew it, will soon be a thing of the past. I recently received a notice from a bank that I sometimes use, and it reads as follows: "The Federal Reserve Bank plans to transition to a single paper-check-processing site by the first quarter of 2010. This is being done in response to the continued nation-wide decline in check usage, as well as the rapidly increasing use of electronic check-clearing methods. When the consolidation is completed, 'there will no longer be any checks that would be considered non-local,' according to the Federal Reserve." (23)

As if there wasn't enough financial trouble in the world, the Arab city-state of Dubai announced that they were defaulting on their eighty billion dollar debt. (24) This sent shock waves throughout the financial markets of the world. On November 26th, 2009, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, the chairman of the Supreme Fiscal Committee, revealed that the huge default was planned in advance with full knowledge of what it would do to the world financial situation. (25) On November 29th, 2009, it was revealed that the restructuring of Dubai would be under the Rothschild's Advisory Operations in the Middle East. (26) We must remember that the Rothschild family originated and started the Illuminati in 1776. Even though they are seldom heard of today, they are still running the conspiracy, which is why you don't hear about them. They do, however, make rare appearances.

The economy of the United States is now being sabotaged on a grand scale and at a great rate of speed. In the months of October and November 2009, the Federal Government already spent 292 billion dollars more than it took in. (27) With a national debt of approximately 13 trillion dollars and a massive health care plan that will cost trillions more, also the ongoing wars, we are now seeing the demise of our American economy. What solution has Barack Obama come up with to solve this problem? On December 8th, 2009, Barack Obama gave a speech at a high-level Illuminati school known as the Brookings Institution. This the place where people in high places go to get their minds acclimated to satanic policy. During the speech, Obama said the following: "We must spend our way out of this recession." (28) The insanity of this statement should be obvious. When you have massive debt, you don't get out of it by making more of it. When I studied economics in technical college, we learned that when you increase the money supply from thin air, you weaken the value of the existing money. Then inflation sets in because the existing goods and services act like a dry sponge and quickly absorb the increased supply of credits and currency. The hole gets deeper and deeper until complete collapse occurs!

We are a debtor nation that does not function in the positive with real money. We function in the negative with credit. Everyone strives to have a good credit score so they can become indebted easily. If our economy functioned in the positive, credit scores would be meaningless. We are a nation that has functioned, or should I say malfunctioned, on credit for many years. We followed our government's lead, and as a result we are seeing the countless millions of people on the street with little hope for a job. Businesses continue to cut back, banks have become tight-fisted, and foreclosed houses sit empty while people live in tents and cars. It is a system that does not and cannot work. It is so bad that on November 29th, 2009, United Press International reported that there are now 20,000 new applications for food stamps every day! (29) Our only hope is the return of the Lord Jesus.

America Is Hazardous to Your Health!

Many people have the mistaken impression that Americans are the healthiest people in the world. We have a Federal Food and Drug Administration to watch over us, and we have massive health care facilities. They put chlorine in our water to purify it and add fluoride to make our teeth strong and so on. In reality, the chlorine causes your arteries to harden, and the fluoride has a direct effect on the functioning of the thought and memory processes of the brain. This is all done with intent and purpose by health officials in high places that are capitulating with the Luciferian conspirators. In reality, of all the nations on earth, the United States ranks 31st in life expectancy. We rank 37th in infant mortality, and 34th in maternal mortality. A child in the United States is 2.5 times more likely to die by age five than a child in Singapore or Ireland. (30) Immunizations continue to make many children autistic, and our elementary school children are commonly given mind-altering drugs to settle them down. Here let it be noted that any mind-altering drug is nothing more than "demon food." Addiction is a spirit, and spirits have appetites. When you feed the demon, they stop acting up for awhile, and it appears that the drug worked. But it is never enough. Our American society is medicated from the cradle to the grave, and very few people are asking what is wrong.

We have massive hospitals and medical centers, and it costs a lot of money to staff them and operate them. It is simply a matter of economics. If enough people don't get sick, you have to make them sick. One way of doing this is with the use of BPA, or Bisphenol-A. Recent tests have proven that nine of ten babies in the United States are born with BPA in their systems. In addition to that, of all Americans of any age that were tested, it was found that 93% of them had BPA in their urine. The substance BPA was developed as a synthetic estrogen. It is produced by condensation of acetone, which produces two equivalents of phenol when catalyzed by hydrochloric acid. It is used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. It is used as a lining for nearly all food and beverage cans and as a coating for carbonless paper receipts. Six billion pounds of BPA are used per year, even though it has been linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, reproductive failures, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, obesity, and behavioral problems. The Federal Food and Drug Administration declared BPA to be safe for all uses, and they based their decision on two studies that were both done by the chemical industry that produces the BPA product! (31) What a clever scheme to induce disease and feed the financial needs of the medical and drug industries! How much diabetes is there in our country? How about breast and prostate cancer? Where is it all coming from? Remember when years ago almost everything was packaged in real glass bottles, jars, and containers? There was far less disease in those days!

The world of electronics is also destroying the bodies, souls, and minds of the people. One example is the new X-ray machines being used at airports. These backscatter radiation devices use tetrahertz radiation, and they do far more than reveal the private parts of your body. While the radiation is too low to cause cellular or genetic damage to your body, recent studies indicate that it does interfere directly with DNA. This type of radiation unzips the double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand. This could potentially lead to numerous health problems. (32) The entire world seems to be unraveling just prior to the return of our Saviour.

Warning Cries of the Creation!

God is well able to use weather and other conditions on earth to declare his consternation against the wicked endeavors of man! I find it both amazing and appropriate that the Almighty would send a massive blizzard that covered most of the United States just as the global warming summit was beginning in Copenhagen. In some areas of the United States, the snow drifts were fifteen feet high! The winds exceeded fifty miles per hour and the temperatures plunged well below zero on the late autumn day of December 9th, 2009. (33)

Elsewhere in the world, the Almighty sent more ice as the Copenhagen summit approached. More than 130 large icebergs were seen heading toward New Zealand. (34) On December 9th, 2009, a giant iceberg was seen heading for Australia. It is twelve miles long and five miles wide, twice the size of Sydney Harbor. (35)

On earth there are many signs, and with those signs are continued wars, rumors of wars, and distress of nations; just as the Word of God warned us in Matthew, chapter 24; Luke, chapter 21; and Mark, chapter 13. There are also signs in the heavens. The Hubble Space Telescope and Keck Observatory images reveal that violent changes are happening on the planet Jupiter. Unprecedented storms with winds of over 200 miles per hour are moving across areas of Jupiter, which has twelve jet streams compared to our Earth's two. Scientists are trying to figure out what is happening to Jupiter because the changes are so violent and dramatic. (36)

Here on earth, man spends vast wealth and exerts great effort in the quest of energy. The power of God is so awesome and great that when He made the Sun, which is approximately 93 million miles from the earth, He gave it the power to produce vast amounts of electricity. In just one second, the sun produces 35 million times the amount of electricity used annually by the entire nation of the United States of America!

In closing, I want to thank all of you who support this end time prophetic ministry. I pray you will be blessed now and in eternity. Please remember that we have prayer teams waiting to give your prayer requests individual and personal attention. If you have not yet sent in your renewal form to receive the Last Trumpet Newsletter for 2010, please remember to send it back soon. We do not want you to miss a single issue in this challenging year ahead. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

David J. Meyer


01. Reuters News Service, Nov. 21, 2009, Brussels, Belgium.
02. Herman Van Rompuy Bio, Dec. 5, 2009,
03. The Owl Pages, Dec. 10, 2009,
04. The New York Post, Dec. 7, 2009, by Charles Hurt, Copenhagen, Denmark.
05. The Daily Telegraph, Dec. 5, 2009, by Andrew Gilligan, Copenhagen, Denmark.
06. Ibid.
07. The Washington Times, Dec. 3, 2009, by Stephan Dinan, Washington, D.C.
08. Ibid.
09. Politico, Dec. 7th, 2009, by Lisa Lerer, Copenhagen, Denmark.
10. AFP News Service, Nov. 26, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.
11. Politico, Nov. 16, 2009, by Patrick Gavin, Beijing, China.
12. ABC News, Dec. 9, 2009, by Karen Travers, Oslo, Norway.
13. The Daily Mail, Dec. 10, 2009, Mail foreign service, Oslo, Norway.
14. The Guardian, Dec. 9, 2009, Oslo, Norway.
15. Associated Press, Dec. 7, 2009, by Sharon Theimer, Washington, D.C.
16. The Washington Times, Nov. 21, 2009, by Stephan Dinan, Washington, D.C.
17. Associated Press, Nov. 21, 2009, by David Espo, Washington, D.C.
18. The Mercury News, Dec. 8, 2009, by Mike Zapler, Washington, D.C.
19. Associated Press, Nov. 14, 2009, Beijing, China.
20. AFP News Service, Nov. 26, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.
21. The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 25, 2009, by Damian Paletta, New York, NY.
22. Associated Press, Dec. 5, 2009, by Marcy Gordon, Washington, DC.
23. Policy Statement-Summit Credit Union, Dec. 2009, Beaver Dam, WI.
24. The London Times, Nov. 27, 2009, by Hosking & Robertson, London, England, U.K.
25. AFP News Service, Nov. 26, 2009, Dubai.
26. The Daily Telegraph, Nov. 29, 2009, London, England, U.K.
27. Reuters News Service, Dec. 4, 2009, Washington, D.C.
28. Associated Press, Dec. 8, 2009, by Philip Elliott, Washington, D.C.
29. United Press International, Nov. 29, 2009, Washington, D.C.
30. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 6, 2009, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Milwaukee, WI.
31. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 3, 2009, by Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee, WI.
32. MyTech, Oct. 30, 2009, by Christopher Null,
33. Associated Press, Dec. 9, 2009, by Luke Meredith, Des Moines, IA.
34. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 25, 2009, AP, Wellington, New Zealand.
35. The Daily Telegraph, Dec. 9, 2009, by Bonnie Malkin, Sydney, Australia.
36. The Daily Galaxy, Oct. 28, 2009,
Obama's secret vault
Exclusive: Chuck Norris examines president's order exempting foreign cops from law

Posted: January 11, 2010
1:00 am Eastern

By Chuck Norris


On Glenn Beck's Jan. 7 show, Beck was rightly puzzled regarding the exact purpose of President Obama's Dec. 16 signing of an executive order "designating Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) as a public international organization entitled to enjoy certain privileges, exemptions and immunities."

Beck spoke for a host of other government watchdogs when he asked on the air, "We've been asking ever since it was signed: why? Who can tell me what special interest group asked for this? If it were about terror, why not tell us that when he signed it? This Congress attacks our CIA and FBI, but Interpol gets immunity? Why? It makes no sense."

Glenn, I agree. It makes absolutely no sense, if Obama signed the executive order for no other reason but to arbitrarily broaden Interpol's legal exemptions. But I think I've recently seen behind the veil on the White House's covert mission and mystery with Interpol.

The remaining of Obama's executive order reads, "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words 'except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act' and the semicolon that immediately precedes them."

So at least a partial answer as to why Obama gave this executive order can be found by answering what further gain is made "by deleting from the first sentence (of the Executive Order 12425) the words 'except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act' and the semicolon that immediately precedes them."

Critical to my hypothesis here is Obama's deletion of Section 2c exceptions from the United States International Organizations Immunities Act, which reads, "Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable." (As noted, "Inviolable archives means Interpol records are beyond U.S. citizens' Freedom of Information Act requests and from American legal or investigative discovery.")

But why at this point in U.S. history would the White House want Interpol exempt from the regulations of search and seizure as mandated and outlined in the Fourth Amendment to our Constitution? White House and Interpol officials contend that the only reason for Obama's executive order was to update Reagan's 1983 executive order to accommodate Interpol's permanent residency and bring equity to its standing among other international organizations.

But are we going to believe that, in the midst of the president's first year and most intense political holiday season of his life, Interpol's benefit package somehow made the docket of Obama's critical Christmas agenda merely because it needed administrative updating?

The White House explained that it put out no initial statement about the president's executive order because it viewed the matter as benign and uninteresting. "There is nothing newsworthy here," said Christina Reynolds, a White House spokeswoman.

But was that really the case? "Nothing newsworthy?" Or was there some reason the White House was trying to slip the executive order under the radar from the media and public's notice during the Christmas rush so that few would notice?

While many in the conservative world have accused Obama of extending Interpol's legal exemptions for the purpose of empowering a global police force, I believe there's a much closer goal and strategic reason he gave this presidential edict. And it dawned on me when I read the seven words of Rachel Billington, an Interpol spokeswoman, who explained to the New York Times the applicable location of the president's executive order: "It's only for the New York office."

"Only for the New York office"? Mmmmm.

Is it possible the Obama administration specifically and soon plans to use Interpol's New York office for some covert purpose that would require Interpol's exemption from having its property or records subject to search and seizure?

Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order and that New York is the feds' city of choice to place 9/11 terrorists on trial in federal court?

Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order and that, if for any reason the White House can't give terrorist detainees U.S. constitutional privileges by being tried in civilian courts, they now have the close proximity of Interpol archives that are exempt from American legal or investigative discovery?

Is it merely a coincidence Obama signed this executive Interpol order that now makes Interpol exempt from Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, requests by U.S. citizens?

Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order and that the feds want to try these 9/11 terrorists in civilian courts rather than military courts, and undoubtedly don't want to lose the cases in public opinion by the dissemination of the trials' details and evidence?

Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order and that Interpol's U.S. central operations office is under the umbrella and within our own Justice Department offices? (Interpol, which was started in 1923 and is made up of 188 country members including the U.S., has a bureau in the Department of Justice.)

Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order and that he often goes out of his way to sympathize with and advocate pro-Muslim culture, beliefs and issues?

Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order and that the following events are converging at this time in America's history: the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, the closure of Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility, Obama's indifference and even defense of Islamic extremists like the Fort Hood shooter or Northwest flight 253's attempted bomber, the feds' decision to conduct jihadists trials in New York and the search and seizure exemption of Interpol in New York and throughout the U.S.?

Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order and that Interpol spokeswoman Rachel Billington explained "It's only for the New York office," whose five staff members now have access to law enforcement information submitted by other countries that no U.S. authority, official, agency or citizen can ever view (without Interpol's waiver)?

Again, hit the nail on the head: Immunity from search and seizure "cannot be understated, because this immunity and protection – and elevation above the U.S. Constitution – afforded Interpol is likely a precursor to the White House subjecting the United States under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Interpol provides a significant enforcement function for the ICC, just as our FBI provides a significant function for our Department of Justice."

If international terrorist criminal records are somehow even merely allowed to "pass through" or "temporarily be housed in" New York's Interpol storage bin, they will be as safe as the gold at Fort Knox. Al Capone's vault had nothing on Interpol's new repository!

But, in the midst of an increased onslaught of global and domestic terrorist activity, is this really the time in America's history when we want to grant an eternal waiver from search and seizure laws to any international law enforcement agency? Even the most ignorant of politicians must recognize it as incredibly foolish and even further jeopardizing America's safety.

I have no doubt that Interpol will become Obama's secret vault for terrorists' criminal records and evidence – and whatever else he and his Cabinet want to place in there. This is just the beginning of what Washington can and will do with this executive order that Obama signed. And it's just one more example of the way your federal government has got the backs of those who are attacking our country, abandoning our Constitution and dissolving America's sovereignty.

It's, of course, not too late for the White House to be transparent and confess exactly why Obama granted Interpol's exemption from search and seizure laws at this critical point in the war on terror. One thing we now know, however, is why the wisdom of President Reagan limited Interpol's immunities, and why Obama's deletions of Reagan's executive order should have stayed intact for this international law enforcement agency.

And the words that keep coming back to my mind are those from White House spokeswoman Christina Reynolds: "There is nothing newsworthy here."

In the end, there appears to be one true advantage for the president's executive order to exempt Interpol from search and seizure: There will always be a safe and tamper-proof place where Obama can store his original, long-form birth certificate.

(For more on how to reawaken America to God and our founder's vision for this country, check out Chuck Norris's brand new expanded paperback version of his New York Times best-seller, "Black Belt Patriotism")
If the price is right
Exclusive: Chuck Norris declares, 'It's time to eject corrupt lawmakers!'

Posted: January 04, 2010
1:00 am Eastern

By Chuck Norris


At almost 80 years old, Thomas Jefferson foresaw the corruption of a federal government with too much power, when he wrote to William T. Barry in 1822, just a few years before his death: "If ever this vast country is brought under a single government, it will be one of the most extensive corruption[s], indifferent and incapable of wholesome care over so wide of spread of surface." "Wholesome care" like health care?

I waited until after the New Year to write this column because Washington was hoping its Christmas corruption would evade the majority of holiday revelers or become old news to even political junkies and pundits who are now moving onto new issues. (This White House astutely understands and utilizes news cycles and calendars far better than any preceding presidencies.)

While you were with family and friends enjoying the holiday festivities, Congress and the president passed a $1 trillion omnibus bill with more than 5,000 earmarks (and covertly also loaded with far-left anti-family underpinnings). (Mr. Obama, what happened to your promise to eliminate all earmarks?)

The U.S. Senate also passed an $871 billion health care reform bill on Christmas Eve through shady, sweetheart backdoor deals. While you were cutting your Christmas spending because of the recession, Congress charged you and your children's national credit card with another $2 trillion plus.

For those who missed the bloated bureaucratic holiday news, President Obama exclaimed that congressional Democrats "scored a big victory for the American people," but, in fact, it was actually our senators who scored big time through political and personal payoffs. Even the New York Times blew a trumpet about them.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid passed out Christmas bonuses, what I call perpetual pork, gifts that keep on giving, unlike those familiar single hits at the public trough. He initiated a new frontier in pork-barrel politics. His corrupt and creative diversions included giving out Medicaid and Medicare credits like another round of pork projects. In 383 pages of changes to the 2,076 page Senate bill HR. 3590, there are dozens of these types of pork rind provisions for senators.

This health-care pork round all started with Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who bragged about receiving a $300 million increase in Medicaid funding for her state (what some are calling the second Louisiana Purchase), which turned out to be only $100 million. (Isn't that a relief?)

Then there was the now infamous Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who gained his 15 minutes of yuletide fame when he sold out his critical 60th vote to pass Obamacare by accepting a governmental bribe that covers Nebraska's Medicare expansion costs to the tune of $100 million over the next 10 years.

With Obama having told the AARP back on July 28 that he considered Medicare Advantage an example of "wasteful spending," you could bet Obamacare would reflect his commentary. And in a statement released after the Senate health-care bill passed on Dec. 24, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., confessed his sweetheart deal made behind closed doors: "I was able to pass an amendment to the bill that excluded some 800,000 policyholders all across Florida from cuts to Medicare Advantage."

But wait there's more – much more.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., finagled $600 million in additional Medicaid benefits for his state over 10 years.

Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Kent Conrad, D-N.D., secured additional Medicare payments for their rural hospitals

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Senate health committee, openly confessed "I fully admit that I was part of it. I put something in the bill that was particular to the state of Iowa. Yes I did," referring to the increase in Medicare payments to eight medium-sized hospitals in his state.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Finance Committee and a primary architect of the legislation, secured extra Medicare benefits for select Montana residents.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was opposed to backing the bill until Reid agreed to a $10 billion increase in support for community health centers.

The Manager's Amendment singles out Sens. Daniel Akaka's, D-Hawaii, and Daniel Inouye's, D-Hawaii, home state of Hawaii as the only state to receive a Disproportionate Share Hospital, or DSH, extension.

Hospitals in Sen. Joseph Lieberman's home state of Connecticut, like Carl Levin's, D-Mich., and Debbie Stabenow's, D-Mich., state of Michigan, have the option to benefit under provisions if it means higher payments.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., among senators in other states, won deals for more generous federal payments under the Medicaid program.

At the last minute, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn., inserted a $100 million kickback in the bill to construct a new hospital for the University of Connecticut.

And Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., won the super-loser award for claiming credit for the provision in the Reid bill that could eventually provide federal funds again for ACORN!

Another huge beneficiary of the Senate health care bill's monetary benefits are some insurance companies (just when you thought our government was protecting us from those big bad corporate monopolies). A proposal was initially made by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., to exempt non-profit insurance companies from the Senate bill's $6 billion annual excise tax on insurers. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., (remember the cornhusker kickback?) then sealed that sweetheart deal in a way that only Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company and Blue Cross Blue Shield nonprofit plans in Nebraska and Michigan qualified. By the way, nonprofit insurers in Sen. Levin's home state of Michigan control 76 percent of industry profits. Incidentally, the industry spent $635 million lobbying during the last two years, obtaining a host of concessions at taxpayer expense.

And to secure its shady deals so that no one (and I mean no one) can avert its actions, Congress has inserted one of the most unconstitutional sections I've ever read in a piece of legislation: Section 3403 of Reid's amendment on Page 1,020 reads, "It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection."

Of course, Harry Reid merely labeled these backdoor deals as "the art of compromise," but we all know it better as "the art of corruption." He said what they've done with the Senate health-care bill is "no different than other pieces of legislation." I agree with him – that's the problem!

Even David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Obama, minimized the corruption in these senatorial sweetheart deals by saying, "That's the way it has been. That's the way it will always be." Do you share his pessimism? Is that the government you want for your children and grandchildren?

And these are the politicians in whose hands you are trusting your and your loved ones' future health care?

Most important is the question Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, posed to his colleagues, "Who will pay for these special deals?" "The answer is simple – every other state in the union."

It's no surprise that congressional Democrats have mounting opponents even in their own camp, two of the newest opponents are governors from the bluest states in the union, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a moderate Republican, and David Paterson, a liberal Democrat, who oppose the Senate's health-care reform bill because they believe the new Medicaid mandates will lead to the financial ruin of California and New York.

And all the costs haven't even been calculated yet, because the bribery isn't over. The House and Senate leaders will now hold private negotiations this month to merge the Senate's $871 billion and the House's $1 trillion health-care bills. And you don't think that some bribery babble has already been occurring in the closets and corridors of Congress? (So much for that C-Span coverage of closed clandestine conferences that President Obama promised during his presidential campaign.)

After observing the Senate's health-care debate and already receiving some legislative offers to favor Obamacare, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., had a word for the White House and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: "This shouldn't be a bill where you use hush money. This isn't an appropriations bill where you try to get the best projects for your state. … You don't buy me off."

Rep. Stupak, don't think they don't have your number, literally. But will you, like other House members, play the "Price is Right," too?

The fact is that the average American citizen would be thrown in jail for embezzlement and dirty laundering if they were to conduct their business as Congress does our country. In fact, David Williams, from the nonpartisan, nonprofit group Citizens Against Government Waste, hit the nail on the head, when he said, "We have former members of Congress in jail and a lobbyist in jail for this sort of behavior. People are really fed up with it."

I'm reminded again of the sentiments of Thomas Jefferson, when he wrote, "[I]t was a cause of just uneasiness, when we saw a legislature legislating for their own interests, in opposition to those of the people."

Senate, rather than seeking your own needs, why not seek the needs of those who voted you into office? Most Americans know that only 20 percent of our health-care system is broken, so why not focus your attention on fixing the 20 percent and leave the 80 percent that's working alone? (Of course, that means you won't get your earmarks. Waah!)

Tired yet of the congressional charade and the bogus beneficiaries of health care? I'm done –I've had enough. They've tried to pull a fast one on us for the last time. Those corrupt crime bosses we call congressmen have caused enough damage. Though the Senate vote is over, the bill isn't law. We might have lost a battle, but the war is still on! So I say we roundhouse them in return. It's time to push for some serious housecleaning this next election. Obviously, Senate, you're not taking seriously 10 million pink slips sent to you, when you should be!

In November 2010, all 435 House seats will be open for re-election, and one-third of the Senate seats will be open for re-election as well. The time is now to eject the unconstitutional corrupt congressmen, and it's time to let them know what's coming.

I agree with Tea party leaders, who are delivering bold ultimatums to all congressional candidates in 2010: "Pledge to repeal the health-care reform bill in its entirety – or you will be booted from office."

Congress, you're waking a sleeping giant, and you're not going to like the consequences.

(For more on how to reawaken America to God and our founders' vision for our country, check out Chuck Norris' new expanded paperback version of his New York Times best-seller, "Black Belt Patriotism.")
Obama's 'most important message'?
Exclusive: Chuck Norris exposes president's undermining of Christmas meaning

Posted: December 28, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

By Chuck Norris


In my last column, "Away with the manger," I predicted that the religious content of President Obama's Christmas address to the nation was going to be the weakest in presidential history.

I also mentioned that, in the first year of his presidency, "Every time President Obama has had an opportunity to stand for Christianity in any way, he has not only denied it but disdained it." Any chance he has to dive deeper into its creed, he rises to the surface and changes the subject.

I was correct on both accounts, and he proved it (again) last week.

But never did I expect to hear Obama during Christmas week dodge children on the main message of Christmas and then teach them a revised version.

First, unlike preceding presidents who took pride in America's Judeo-Christian heritage and confessed the nature of Christ as Savior, our president (with the first lady at his side) brought the briefest and most impotent religious admonition in the history of presidential Christmas addresses on Dec. 24, describing the incomparable Bethlehem miracle as merely containing a benign "message of peace and brotherhood that continues to inspire more than 2,000 years after Jesus' birth."

The presidential yuletide moment of the week and season, however, dipped far further under the radar just a few days before on Dec. 22. It was Obama's visit Monday to the Boys and Girls Club in Washington, D.C., during which he had a free exchange (non-teleprompter) discussion with the children about Christmas. All seemed to be going fine until after the president read "The Polar Express" and led a discussion on what the kids wanted from Santa, when a few children brought up the real reason for the season.

Here's the actual transcript (with a little of my own parenthetical Christmas commentary to boot):

President: I think one thing that's important to remember is that, even though there's a lot of fun at Christmas, you know, you got – especially when it's snowy like this, so it's pretty outside, you got the Christmas tree, you got the Christmas cookies, you've got presents. You know, I think that the most important thing is just to remember why we celebrate Christmas.
(So far so good, Mr. President, but there's a child with his hand up right in front of you!)

Child: I know!
President: Do you know?

Child: The birth of baby Jesus.

(If you can't see in your mind's eye the president getting hot around the collar, check out the video version.)

President: The birth of baby Jesus, and what he symbolizes for people all around the world is the possibility of peace and people treating each other with respect. And so I just hope that spirit of giving that's so important at Christmas, I hope all of you guys remember that as well. ...
(Where is South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson when you need him? Wrong, Mr. President! You didn't speak for the majority of Americans when you declared in Turkey last April, "We are not a Christian nation," and you don't speak for "people all around the world" about the birth of the baby Jesus, especially when you define him merely as a community coordinator and social reconciler. His main mission and message was as the Redeemer of mankind – the Savior with a self-confessed mission to "give his life as a ransom for many" to forgive all our sins and reconcile God and human's relationship.)

President: You know, it's not just about getting gifts but it's also doing something for other people. So being nice to your mom and dad and grandma and aunties and showing respect to people – that's really important, too. That's part of the Christmas spirit, don't you think? Do you agree with me?
(Nothing like a little presidential social pressure to prompt an affirmative answer from children.)

Children: Yes.
President: You do? (Then another child raises his hand, so the president leans over and asks him) Do you have an interesting observation?

Child: I know why we give gifts to other people.

President: Why is that?

Child: Because the three wise men gave gifts to Baby Jesus.

(Could this get any better? Out of the mouth of babes! But you know there's some presidential spin coming, don't you?)

President: That's exactly right. But the three wise men – the reason (A sign falls off a wall. Is it a sign from God? What timing!) – uh-oh, I thought that was the cookies going down. We couldn't have that. You know, the three wise men, if you think about it, here are these guys, they have all this money, they've got all this wealth and power, and yet they took a long trip to a manger just to see a little baby. And it just shows you that just because you're powerful or you're wealthy, that's not what's important. What's important is what's – the kind of spirit you have.
(The wise men traveled across te Middle East desert "just to see a litle baby"? Let me quote from the gospel according to Matthew 2:11: "And they bowed down and worshiped him" as the Savior of the world.)

So I hope everybody has a spirit of kindness and thoughtfulness, and everybody is really thinking about how can they do for other people – treating them well, because that's really the spirit of Christmas. Does everybody agree with that?

Children: Yes!

President: I agree with that. Well, you guys all seem like really sharp, sharp young people. And I'm very proud of you. And let me just ask you one last question. Is everybody here working pretty hard in school?

Children: Yes!

President: OK, because the thing that I want everybody to remember, the most important message I can leave is, is that you guys have so much potential – one of you could end up being president some day. But it's only going to happen if you stay focused and you work hard in school. And you guys – there's nothing wrong with having fun and fooling around and playing sports and listening to rap music and all that stuff. But I want you guys to read and hit the books and do your math, because that's really what's going to determine how you do in the future. Alright? That's the most important thing you can do.

"Most important message"? "Most important thing you can do"?

So let me see if I got this straight. Obama's Christmas theology and mission is thus: Jesus is Gandhi. The wise men were non-greedy corporate executives who were on a baby tour. The "most important message" at Christmas is personal potential. And the "most important thing" children can do for their future is read and do math.

God help us.

I'm all for encouraging children's potential, but, when the president's "most important message" at Christmas time is "You too can be president," I've think we've completely lost our way.

How do you think Obama's "most important message" compares to presidents in the past?

America's founders cry out for our president not merely to consider the power of personal potential but to pass along the power of personal religion.

Here's how I explained its role in our early republic in my upcoming (Jan. 2010) paperback expansion of "Black Belt Patriotism":

Good morals precede good laws, which is why government isn't much help. Unless the people and their legislators are grounded in morality, the best of laws will be broken and the worst of laws will be made, legalizing immorality. We can't look to government to improve decency, civility, and morality. For that we need to look to another source.
President John Adams put it well when he said, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Government isn't the answer. And neither is education, at least without religion. As Benjamin Rush, also a signer of the Declaration of Independence, explained, "Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind."

Our founders had a better answer than government or even education. God is the answer. God is the moral compass of America. Or He should be, if we ever want to restore morality in our homes and civility to our land. Our founders believed morals flowed from one's accountability to God, and that, without God, moral anarchy would result.

To the founders, religion was an essential buttress of free government. That is why Patrick Henry wrote, "The greatest pillars of all government and of social life: I mean virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible."

Charles Carroll of Carollton, a Catholic who signed the Declaration of Independence on behalf of Maryland, wrote, "Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion whose morality is so sublime and pure … are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."

George Washington put it best in his Farewell Address: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation deserts the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

Ethics (the practice of morality) is the foundation of a healthy character, family, and country. (That principle serves as the basis for even non-religious organizations like the Institute for Global Ethics.) If ethics wane, so goes the people and eventually the nation. As Founding Father Elias Boudinot once said: "If the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow."

Is Elias Boudinot's statement an understatement or what?!

When our president undermines the message of Christmas to children, is he not guilty of "subverting the great pillar" and role of religion as George Washington described?

Mr. President, Christmas is over, but its power has just begun. You were right that the "most important message" is tied to the "most important thing you can do," but it's not doing math or reading (as important as they are). It's Americans, especially the children, realizing the irreplaceable role that God and religion has in our republic and personal lives. Period.

(If you want to help children understand the role religion had in our early republic, I encourage you to support the efforts of the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, which, to date, has had its Bible curriculum voted into 515 school districts – 2,026 schools – in 38 states, with more than 360,000 students having taken the course).
Away with the manger
Exclusive: Chuck Norris blasts Obama for whitewashing Christian tradition

Posted: December 20, 2009
7:03 pm Eastern

By Chuck Norris


I'm willing to bet that President Obama's Christmas address this week will shine with religious significance about as bright as his unusually short Thanksgiving Proclamation, which gave a token reference to God via a quote from George Washington.

Even in Obama's superstar Christmas interviews with Oprah and Gloria Estefan, there were discussions about Santa, Christmas trees, ornaments, gingerbread houses and even their dog's Christmas stocking. Obama even gave a Christmas shout-out to all Hispanics. But there was not one discussion of religion or a hint of the real reason for the season.

Gone are the days when presidents and most politicians publicly rejoice in the birth of Christ.

But things were not always this way. As with many of you, I still remember a day even in Washington when Christ was central to Christmas. It was an America that was far less politically correct – an America that wasn't afraid to stand up for its belief in the babe who was born in Bethlehem.

Here's a small sample of that America represented in personal and public presidential Christmas proclamations and events, as documented in presidential library archives, at and by historian David Barton in his treatise "Christmas with the presidents."

On Christmas Day, 1795, President George Washington celebrated Christmas with members of Congress at his Mount Vernon estate, complete with a fox hunt, feast including "Christmas pie," music, dancing and visiting that at times continued for a solid week.

America's second president, John Adams, was the first to hold a White House Christmas party.

Thomas Jefferson loved celebrating Christmas, from his youth considering the day as a time of "merriment" and "The day of greatest mirth and jollity." He threw elaborate parties at the White House and his Monticello estate for family and friends, played his violin, sang his favorite Christmas song, "Adeste Fideles" ("Oh Come All Ye Faithful"), and even gave his slaves a few days off each year to enjoy the holiday due to his abolitionist leanings.

(And let's not forget, when at the White House during the eight years of his presidency, Jefferson attended church where he did each week in the Capitol building – something that continued through the Civil War – in 1867 it was the largest church in Washington with 2,000 people attending weekly.)

During the 1835 Christmas season, President Andrew Jackson sent out invitations and cards (of sorts) to local children inviting them to an event in the East Room on Christmas Day, in memory of a boy who had never heard of Christmas, never knew his father and whose mother died at a young age. That boy was Jackson himself.

President John Tyler also enjoyed hosting Christmas parties for children.

After a chaotic political season in December 1848, in which intense debate ensued over issues relating to slavery and expanding U.S. territory, President James K. Polk described Christmas Day as "perhaps the most quiet day of my presidential term," despite apparently not accompanying Mrs. Polk and the children to church on that particular day.

President James Buchanan, a devout Presbyterian, would have his southern Pennsylvania estate extravagantly decorated at Christmas for the community to enjoy (a tradition that is still done to this day).

President Abraham Lincoln read the Bible throughout his life and attended services at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church on a regular basis, including at Christmas time. During the Civil War, he and his wife would visit hospitals on Christmas to help care for the wounded. During one political campaign, he declared "I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general. … I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of … religion."

In 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the bill that made Christmas Day a national holiday.

Being credited with establishing the tradition of posting a Christmas tree in the White House (the first occurrence being with President Franklin Pierce), President Benjamin Harrison was also a deeply devout Christian, who wrote to his son Russell in 1887, "I hope you will renew your Christian faith and duties. It is a great comfort to trust God – even if His providence is [at times] unfavorable. Prayer steadies one when he is walking in slippery places – even if things asked for are not given."

In 1898, two years before his assassination, the New York Times wrote of the encouragement that President William McKinley and his ailing wife received from these words in their pastor's Christmas Day sermon: "God's Christmas gift of freedom has come to the suffering and wronged through the agency of a nation that was obedient to His call, and helpfulness sent forth form angelic lips – 'Goodwill toward men.'"

Each year on Christmas Eves, President Theodore ("Teddy") Roosevelt traveled to Christ Church in Oyster Bay, N.Y., and, following the pastor's sermon, gave one of his famous "sermonettes" on the meaning of Christmas. The service would end with his favorite hymn, "Christmas by the Sea."

In 1927, in every major newspaper across the land, a Christmas admonishment from President Calvin Coolidge was published in his own hand about "the real spirit of Christmas – if we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us all will shine a star-sending its gleam of hope to the world."

President Herbert Hoover wrote to the Nation's Christmas Trees Association on Dec. 25, 1931: "Your annual Christmas service … is a dramatic and inspiring event of national interest. It symbolizes and vivifies our greatest Christian festival with its eternal message of unselfishness, joy, and peace."

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared in his Christmas address to the nation on Dec. 24, 1944 (the first Christmas after D-Day), "Here, at home, we will celebrate this Christmas Day in our traditional American way – because of its deep spiritual meaning to us; because the teachings of Christ are fundamental in our lives; and because we want our youngest generation to grow up knowing the significance of this tradition and the story of the coming of the immortal Prince of Peace and Good Will. [FDR then prayed for the troops.] We pray that with victory will come a new day of peace on earth in which all the Nations of the earth will join together for all time. That is the spirit of Christmas, the holy day. May that spirit live and grow throughout the world in all the years to come."

President Harry Truman gave these words during his Christmas Eve national broadcast on Dec. 24, 1949, "Since returning home, I have been reading again in our family Bible some of the passages which foretold this night. … We miss the spirit of Christmas if we consider the Incarnation as an indistinct and doubtful, far-off event unrelated to our present problems. We miss the purport of Christ's birth if we do not accept it as a living link which joins us together in spirit as children of the ever-living and true God. In love alone – the love of God and the love of man – will be found the solution of all the ills which afflict the world today."

President Dwight Eisenhower publicly proclaimed on Dec. 23, 1960, "Through the ages men have felt the uplift of the spirit of Christmas. We commemorate the birth of the Christ Child by the giving of gifts, by joining in carols of celebration, by giving expression to our gratitude for the great things that His coming has brought about in the world."

It's well known that President John Kennedy was a Catholic. What's not so well known is that, in 1957, then Sen. Kennedy disclosed at the National Conference of Christians and Jews Dinner what he believed would remedy the ills in society: "Upon what can we rely? Where can we compete? In what can we find hope for the future? The answer, I believe, lies ultimately in the very principles which we honor tonight – the principles of our Judaic-Christian heritage."

President Lyndon B. Johnson publicly declared on Dec. 22, 1963, "We were taught by Him whose birth we commemorate that after death there is life. … In these last 200 years we have guided the building of our Nation and our society by those principles and precepts brought to earth nearly 2,000 years ago on that first Christmas."

President Richard Nixon was a Quaker and hosted church services in the East Room of White House while he was president, initiated on his first Sunday in office by none other than Rev. Billy Graham.

President Gerald Ford publicly declared on Dec. 18, 1975, "In our 200 years, we Americans have always honored the spiritual testament of 2,000 years ago. We embrace the spirit of the Prince of Peace so that we might find peace in our own hearts and in our own land, and hopefully in the world as well."

President Jimmy Carter spoke to the nation on Dec. 15, 1977, "Christmas has a special meaning for those of us who are Christians, those of us who believe in Christ, those of us who know that almost 2,000 years ago, the Son of Peace was born to give us a vision of perfection, a vision of humility, a vision of unselfishness, a vision of compassion, a vision of love."

President Ronald Reagan repeatedly affirmed his and the nations' Christian faith at Christmas time, like these words on Dec. 16, 1982, "In this holiday season, we celebrate the birthday of One who, for almost 2,000 years, has been a greater influence on humankind than all the rulers, all the scholars, all the armies and all the navies that ever marched or sailed, all put together. … [I]t's also a holy day, the birthday of the Prince of Peace, a day when 'God so loved the world' that He sent us His only begotten Son to assure forgiveness of our sins."

President George H. W. Bush stated to the nation on Dec. 18, 1989, "At Christmas, we, too, rejoice in the mystery of God's love for us – love revealed through the gift of Christ's birth. Born into a family of a young carpenter and his wife, in a stable shared by beasts of the field, our Savior came to live among ordinary men. Yet, in time, the miraculous nature of this simple event became clear. Christ's birth changed the course of history, bringing the light of hope to a world dwelling in the darkness of sin and death. Today, nearly 2,000 years later, the shining promise of that first Christmas continues to give our lives a sense of peace and purpose. Our words and deeds, when guided by the example of Christ's life, can help others share in the joy of man's Redemption."

President Bill Clinton addressed the nation on Dec. 21, 1999, with these words, "Saint Matthew's Gospel tells us that on the first Christmas 2,000 years ago, a bright star shone vividly in the eastern sky, heralding the birth of Jesus and the beginning of His hallowed mission as teacher, healer, servant, and savior."

And President George W. Bush spoke in his Christmas message on Dec. 21, 2007, "During the Christmas season, our thoughts turn to the source of joy and hope born in a humble manger on a holy night more than 2,000 years ago. Each year, Christians everywhere celebrate this single life that changed the world and continues to change hearts today. … Christmas is a time to rejoice and remember the birth of Jesus Christ."

Will President Obama's Christmas address rival those Christian confessions of past presidents? Or will his yuletide cheer be another politically correct concoction that has already adorned the first year of his presidency?

Based upon President Obama's first year's utter disregard for America's Judeo-Christian heritage and promotion of a secular-progressive agenda and pro-Islamic platforms, the only white Christmas I would count on at the White House is a continued whitewashing of religious tradition in Washington. But does America really need another version of "Away with the Manger"?

First, even during his campaign for the presidency, Obama sarcastically belittled America's Judeo-Christian heritage and degraded its adherents with trite remarks typical of any atheistic antagonist: "Whatever we were, we are no longer a Christian nation"; "The dangers of sectarianism are greater than ever"; "Religion doesn't allow for compromise": "The Sermon on the Mount [is] a passage that is so radical that our own defense department wouldn't survive its application"; and "To base our policy making upon such commitments [as moral absolutes] would be a dangerous thing." (See the YouTube video: "Barack Obama on the importance of a secular government.")

Second, President Obama has already denied America's rich Judeo-Christian heritage before the eyes and ears of other countries, as he publicly declared in Turkey on April 6, 2009, for the whole world to hear: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation." (Who are the "we" to whom he refers? Would our former presidents agree with his "we"?)

Third, quite contrary to Obama's negative tone and sentiments about Judeo-Christian belief, in countless speeches over the past year he has sympathized and supported pro-Islamic theology and practice. Just recently, he encouraged Americans "not to jump to conclusions" about the Fort Hood shooter being a Muslim extremist. And he refused to say anything when the Muslim extremist and president of Iran publicly accused the U.S. of actively planning and plotting to stop mankind's real savior: i.e. Mahdi, the imam that Muslims believe will be the ultimate savior of mankind.

Fourth, President Obama has enabled an anti-Christian agenda unlike any former president by revising America's religious history, minimizing the role of religion today, passing secular-progressive legislation and turning a blind eye to issues like atheists' lawsuit to remove the national motto ("In God We Trust") off of the walls of the new Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C., or the ACLU's disposal of Veteran memorial crosses in the Mojave Desert and at Mount Soledad. Every time President Obama has had an opportunity to stand for Christianity in any way, he has not only denied it but disdained it.

A grave manifestation is Obamacare's incorporation to use federal funds to pay for abortion and thereby force people of conscience who are pro-life to pay for the terminations of life in the womb across the country. (What a tragic piece of legislation to pass in the shadow of the day when we celebrate the birth of the world's savior, Jesus Christ.)

What President Obama, like many other liberal politicians, needs is a paradigm shift – a new way of seeing America, which is really an old way. It's the way our founders viewed America, and it incorporates a good ol' fashioned Christmas proclamation of Christ's birth. That America is the one I outline in my new (January 2010) paperback expansion of my New York Times best-seller, "Black Belt Patriotism," which is ironically the same Christmas gift I'm sending to the president!

And there is one gift that I propose the president give this nation. Since Obama prides himself on being the technological president, in lieu of his Christmas proclamation this year, I suggest that he just send out across the nation the online link to a YouTube video that I had posted under the title, "Ronald Reagan Christmas Address (12/23/81)."
What if Mother Mary had Obamacare?
Exclusive: Chuck Norris accuses Democrats of driving sword through womb of unborn

Posted: December 14, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

By Chuck Norris


Washington is up to its old political shell game again, but this time – to steal an often used word from the mouth of our president – in an unprecedented way.

While the mainstream media are focused on President Obama's two trips to Europe (last week to Oslo and this week to Copenhagen), the Democrats in Congress slipped major pro-abortion legislation under the radar.

First, last Monday the Senate tabled the amendment introduced by Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that would ban federal funds from providing for abortion in its health-care reform bill.

Then on Thursday the House of Representatives rushed the clandestine approval of an overinflated $1 trillion omnibus bill that includes 5,224 earmarks costing about $3.9 billion and an underhanded provision that overturns a long-standing budget ban in the District of Columbia (whose budget is overseen by Congress) for federally funding abortions.

After the Democrat-controlled Senate cleared a procedural vote on Saturday needed to end a Republican filibuster, on yet another near-secret Sunday afternoon session, the Senate passed the omnibus bill, and its provision that also overturns the 1988 Dornan Amendment, which prevented use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions in Washington, D.C. Tragically, the bill also appropriates $648.5 million for international family planning funding (an increase of $103 million over 2009) and contains funding for Planned Parenthood and for the United Nations Population Fund, both of which have pro-abortion agendas.

According to Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee, what the congressional Democratic leaders did was to take "a single appropriations bill that's just supposed to cover a couple of departments and just stapl[ed] a bunch of other bills to it that were never even taken up by the Senate." Johnson further explained, "So, they ram[med] these through under a fast-track procedure where the Senate would never have even debated nor had a chance to vote on these measures."

In short, while President Obama was accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, the Democrats in Congress drove a sword through the womb of the unborn.

But when politicians like Sen. Barbara Boxer liken funding abortion for women to funding Viagra for men, can't we see that politicians have lost touch with reality and America is in deep, deep trouble? Even Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., added to the ludicrousness by asking, "What if we were to vote on a Viagra amendment and it had the same limits that would apply for abortion?" He concluded by saying that he wanted his daughters and granddaughters to have access to all "reproductive health care."

The big question and bottom line, as Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, asked, is: "Why should people of conscience be forced to participate in any aspect of abortion?"

Washington has certainly reached a new low by forcing American citizens who oppose abortion to pay for them via their taxes in this massively comprehensive way. Is it intentionally trying to spark the next Boston Tea Party? (Washington's wild spending and abandonment of the American people and our founder's vision is what prompted me to add a 64-page expansion to the new paperback version of my New York Times best-seller, "Black Belt Patriotism," being released in Jan. 2010 through Fidelis Books. See the new website.)

Congress' latest pro-abortion strategy is a radical divergence from – and sheer contradiction of – Obama's promise just given back on Sept. 9, "Under our [health care reform] plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions." Looks like Congress will assist him after all in fulfilling his campaign promise to Planned Parenthood to "turn the page" on the abortion debate.

Let there be no doubt about this: Obama is still hell-bent to fulfill his campaign promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA, which is a sweeping bill that would abolish all pro-life regulations across the nation, from parental notification laws to bans on all federal funding of abortion.

If that pro-abortion page is going to turn, however, the Democrats in Congress know that they must modify the existing amendments that prohibit federal funding for the termination of life in the womb, and the Dornan Amendment is their place to start. Next will likely be the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the same through Health and Human Services like Medicaid. (If Congress can overshadow Medicaid with its new pro-abortion, universal socialized medical plan, how long will it take before the Hyde Amendment is regarded as obsolete?)

Tragically, all of these pro-abortion actions are being taken by Washington despite a new nationwide survey revealing that four out of five U.S. adults (82 percent) would limit abortion's legality. One out of three (38 percent) would limit abortion to rape, incest or to save the mother's life. One out of three (33 percent) would also limit abortion to either the first three or first six months. Only nine percent said abortion should be legal for any reason at any time during pregnancy.

Mark my words, federal funding of abortion will become a reality unless America stands up now and assures the passage of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which would stop federal funds for new programs created by H.R. 3962, and the Nelson-Hatch Amendment, which would also restrict such funding in the Senate health-care reform bill.

If you haven't done so, now is the critical time for action: Contact your representatives and senators at (202) 224-3121 or by visiting the websites of the Senate and House. Then contact the White House at (202) 456-2111 or fax (202) 456-2461 with the following:

1. Tell your representatives and senators to quit fast-tracking these momentous bills without a period of debate and during secret weekend sessions when America is least attentive;

2. Tell your representatives and senators of your extreme disappointment of them approving the outrageous omnibus spending bill, spending frivolously under America's recession and adding more to our national debt.

3. Tell your representatives and senators to support the Stupak-Pitts Amendment and the Nelson-Hatch Amendment in the House and Senate health-care bills.

4. Call or write the White House and demand that President Obama not sign the outrageous omnibus bill (with pro-abortion provisions and more than 5,200 earmarks) into law.

5. Join 300,000 people who have signed the Manhattan Declaration to fight for the unborn by doing the same.

6. Share this column with your pro-life pastor, priest, family and friends, and encourage them to mobilize troops on these pieces of legislation.

7. Get involved with a local pro-life organization, like my wife, Gena, who supports the Dallas Council for Life and the Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center. She'll be speaking again for the group in January.

Lastly, as we sit on the eve of another Christmas, I wonder: What would have happened if Mother Mary were covered by Obamacare? What if that young, poor uninsured teenaged woman were provided the federal funds (via Obamacare) and facilities (via Planned Parenthood, etc.) to avoid the ridicule, ostracizing, persecution and possible stoning because of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy? Will Obamacare morph into Herodcare for the unborn? Imagine all the great souls who could have been erased from history and the influence of mankind, if only they too would have been as progressive as Washington's wise men and women!

America doesn't need to "turn the page" on culture wars like abortion. It needs to reopen the pages of its history to our founders' elevated views of and rights for all human beings (including those in the womb) as documented in the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution. We need to revive and re-instill their value of humanity back into society, our children and our children's children.

And, most of all, Washington needs to run our government as Thomas Jefferson outlined, when he wrote in 1809, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

(Don't miss my Christmas column next week, titled "Away with the manger," about how the feds are whitewashing America's Judeo-Christian heritage via a progressive, politically correct and pro-Muslim platform.)
Chestnuts roasting on a Copenhagen fire
Exclusive: Chuck Norris reveals why climate summit is going up in smoke

Posted: December 07, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

By Chuck Norris
Copenhagen is on fire this week, and there's far more heating up than just the climate.

While heads of state and others gather this week at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (Dec. 7-18), bonfires have already been blazing for weeks on that European front.

Let me see if I can summarize the chestnuts roasting on that Copenhagen fire.

Shocking e-mail exchanges from scientists at an eminent global-warming research center in the United Kingdom have proven that key climate-change scientists have suppressed evidence to "trick" or "hide the decline" of global temperatures.

Rather than focus on the audacity of the climate-gate coverup, Obama's top science adviser, John Holdren, downplayed the e-mails, telling Congress that the controversy involved a small group of scientists. And others like Sen. Barbara Boxer blamed the hackers who exposed the e-mails rather than the scientists who deceived the world with false global-climate reports.

Similarly, the U.N. was caught recently deleting documents that would disclose how member states are leading (or not leading) the way in self-greening efforts.

The scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters documented that ice melt on Antarctica was the lowest in 30 years during 2008-2009, a fact being intentionally ignored by NASA.

A U.S. scholar is threatening to sue NASA to prompt the agency to release climate-change data, which he says has been manipulated just like over in Britain.

Officials in the Environmental Protection Agency gagged one of their own senior researchers after the 38-year employee submitted an internal critique of the EPA's climate-change position.

Unlike the U.S., China and India have already opposed foreign climate governance because it would jeopardize their national sovereignty.

Nearly two months ago Lord Christopher Monckton, once science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, warned us that the real purpose of the conference was more about global government than global warming.

In my former column, titled "Obama's one-world government," I've already detailed more than a dozen actual statements in the proposed summit treaty that threaten our national sovereignty, could severely cripple our already depressed economy and are so globally socialistic that they would make even a communist blush.

Al Gore actually made statements in July 2009 at Oxford that change will be driven through "global governance."

Based upon the coverup of declining global temperatures at the leading British research center, two members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a statement Thursday calling for the Academy to revoke Al Gore's Oscar for his global-warming treatise, "An Inconvenient Truth."

The U.N. climate chief, Yvo de Boer, reported that $10 billion to $12 billion annually will be needed from developed countries (like the U.S.) through 2012 to "kick-start" things. According the World Bank, adapting for global warming (like building larger dams or higher bridges) will cost an additional $75 billion to $100 billion a year over the next 40 years. (A business professor at the University of Cambridge says it could be as high as $200 billion to $300 billion.)

WND reported that the Coca-Cola corporation is spearheading its own coalition of more than 100 companies "pushing a United Nations climate treaty to bind the U.S. to cap-and-trade emissions regulation, commit the world's wealthiest nations to a potential $10 trillion in foreign aid and, possibly, form a proposed international 'super-grid' for regulating and distributing electric power worldwide."

Japan's Energy Commission revealed the majority of Japanese scientists reject U.N. and Western-backed theories of climate change.

Thousands of leading international scientists from premier scientific and academic institutions (like MIT, Harvard, USC, Princeton, Carleton University in Canada, University of Bologna, Pulvoko Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Danish National Space Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Geophysics in Paris, University of Auckland, etc.) oppose what are being called mainstream scientific assessments on global warming.

Despite calls from U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, for members of Congress to consider the joint opinion of more than 32,000 U.S. scientists, including more than 9,000 Ph.D.s, who believe humans likely have little or no part in the creation of "global warming," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs justified the White House position and waved away opposition by tritely retorting "most people believe in global warming," despite that Americans' belief in global warming has declined and is at a 12-year low.

With 16,500 delegates descending upon Copenhagen, including 140 aircraft carrying world leaders, heads of state and VIPs, the U.N. estimates the 12-day conference will create 40,584 tons of carbon-dioxide equivalents. And could it be merely coincidental that all these planes are amassing on one place on Dec. 7 – the very anniversary date of Pearl Harbor? Or are these all signs that our real enemies are looming on the horizon?

As I consider all of these chestnuts roasting on the Copenhagen fire, the questions that keep coming to my mind are:

Why is our president going to Copenhagen?

If there's no final draft of a treaty to sign, why is our president "contributing to global warming" by flying that super-jumbo 747 Air Force One to Copenhagen?

Why does Obama want to require American households to pay possibly more than $3,000 annual additional taxes to reduce greenhouse emissions?

In the midst of one of America's worst recessions, where is the federal government going to get the money to pay for the billions to fulfill the financial promise to assist developing countries with green initiatives, as it outlines on Page 11 of the 181-page climate-summit treaty: "… ensuring that global crises, such as the financial crisis, should not constitute an obstacle to the provision of financial and technical assistance to developing countries in accordance with the Convention"?

Hasn't the Obama administration charged enough on the nation's credit cards in its first year in power by its trillions of dollars in bailouts, borrowing and additional government programs, including socialized medicine?

How much more will we take? Or should I say, how much more will they take?

Our government would do well to reconsider and actually live and lead by the words of Thomas Jefferson, who said during his first inaugural address in 1801: "A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
Hold on it's going to get rough.
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2010
- written by jerry golden


Hold on - it's going to get rough.

With the dialogue between Turkey and Israel reaching a new low, and looking like it will get much worse in the near future, puts this Ministry in a precarious position. It seems that the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyep Recip Erdogan has made up his mind that to be friends with Israel is not in his best interest. Instead, his move towards developing closer ties with Iran and Syria reveals the direction in which he wants to take his country in these days. As I've mentioned in previous reports, this lines up with Ezekiel 38:5-6 (Togarmah includes today's Turkey) and is just another indication of the end times we now find ourselves living in.

I've done a lot of Ministry work in Turkey and know many Turkish people. I can tell you, without any doubt, that the large majority do not agree with this move towards making friends with Iran and Syria. In fact, most Turks dislike the Arabs, and if you should make the mistake of referring to them as an Arab they will quickly straighten you out on that! They are not Arabs and do not agree with everything the Arabs say or do. For the most part they are very moderate - even to the point of being secular. I personally like the Turkish people, and have found them, for the most part, friendly and show friendship toward Israel. It's similar to what is happening in the US and Israel; the majority of the people do not agree with their Government, yet seem powerless to change the direction in which they are headed.

Turkey is a member of NATO and has for years tried to join the EU, yet without success, because of the objections of France and other European countries. It now seems that Turkey has completely given up on their hopes of ever becoming a EU Member, and has decided to gravitate towards the Arab countries for support and friendship. This will of course open the door for radicals like al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah to make their move into Turkish society. There they will begin to threaten the populace with more terrorism, forcing them to submit to Islam. (After all, Islam means "Submit").

Well, I could go on and on with this, there is much more to the story, but I think you will understand my point? We are now being faced with the problem of choosing the correct place to position the boat we presently keep in Turkey. Possibly a Greek Island, Cyprus or even further south along Europe's coastline? Of course prayer is our first and most important thing at this time. I should also tell you that we have many really good friends in Turkey. The question is; how much danger would we be placing them in by having them stand by us? How much pressure would they be able to take before deciding to give us up to protect their families? I should also say that it is nowhere near that dangerous or bad at this time, but with what seems to be the current move of the Turkish Government, things could move in that direction almost overnight.

There are no surprises in any of this. We've known for years this was going to happen for it is written in God's Word. Today Islam is taking over Europe. London and Paris are both being called "little Gaza"'s and Jews are living there in fear of their lives. The time for this Ministry to go into full operation could be nearer than one might think. For as war looms over us from the Gaza Strip, Syria and Iran, knowing that Egypt and Jordan will also join in for fear of being targeted themselves our only obligation at this time is to prepare to be ready to save as many as we possibly can no matter the risks involved.

Our finances have taken a downturn over the past few months, and that is to be expected with the economy as it is. We are not looking to the "natural" for our support - but the "supernatural". The only way we can go forward in the days ahead is with our eyes fastened on the things of God and following His leading by the power of the Ruach Hakodesh. If God has touched your heart to bless the Apple of His Eye that means you are special in His eyes. Gen. 12:3.

We still need the larger boat, and many other things as well. It is expensive to travel for the setting up of safe houses and routes, making contact with key people and preparing the many things that are obvious needs in such a Ministry. One Ministry can't do everything that needs to be done. We must do all that we possibly can, then by faith believe that the seemingly impossible will be done to save Jewish lives. We need to hear from you this month for much must be accomplished and soon.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it.

Shalom, Jerry Golden


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