Thursday, January 5, 2017



Published on Jan 4, 2017
Paul Joseph Watson covers how "cultural enrichment" has completely destroyed Europe.


Published on Jan 4, 2017
A commissioner in Florida wants to get rid of Jewish heritage month and replace it with a month which honors the "religion of peace" in a state which only last year was the victim of a terrible terrorist attack.



Published on Jan 4, 2017
The Democrats enraged by the prospective repeal of the middle class destroying Affordable care act or Obamacare lashed out at the Republican party with empty threats and blatant lies about the rollout and crippling effect Obamacare waged on the American people.

But the Republicans, lead by Vice President elect Pence held fast to their resolve to repeal Obamacare in the interest of a frustrated American conscience.


Published on Jan 5, 2017
While Schumer declares he will vote against whoever Trump nominates for Supreme Court, Rand Paul offers “Audit the Fed” again — and this time Obama won’t be there to veto it. But the first fight on Capitol Hill will be over ObamaCare as Obama huddles with Democrats to protect his legacy of mandates, taxes, regulations and an army of 17,000 IRS agents.


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 USA – -( H.R.38,
 a bill “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by 
which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed 
firearms may also do so in the State,” was introduced Tuesday by North Carolina 
Rep. Richard Hudson. The bill was referred to the House Judiciary Committee for 
further action.
“It will provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil suits,” Hudson, a member of President-elect Donald Trump’s Second Amendment Coalition noted. “[It will ensure] our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines.”
Also known by its short title, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,’’ the text of the bill, available as a pdf file on Rep. Hudson’s official House website, will codify that a person “carrying a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of a State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm or is entitled to carry a concealed firearm in the State in which the person resides, may possess or carry a concealed handgun … in any State that …. has a statute under which residents of the State may apply for a license or permit to carry a concealed firearm; or … does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms by residents of the State for lawful purposes.
“A person who carries or possesses a concealed handgun … may not be arrested or otherwise detained for violation of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof related to the possession, transportation, or carrying of firearms unless there is probable cause to believe that the person is doing so in a manner not provided for by this section,” the bill elaborates. It also provides for “damages or other appropriate relief” for “[a] person who is deprived of any right, privilege, or immunity secured by this section, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage of any State. Left intact would be state-specific prohibitions and restrictions on private and state properties.
The National Rifle Association was quick to weigh in with strong support.
“Congressman Hudson’s legislation provides a much needed solution to a real problem for law-abiding gun owners,” Institute for Legislative Action executive director Chris Cox said.
“The Hudson bill would ensure that victims of crime like Pennsylvania concealed carry holder Shaneen Allen do not face decades of imprisonment, merely because they took an erroneous turn into another state,” Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America stated in announcing GOA’s “strong support” for the legislation. “This legislation would simplify the puzzling variation of concealed carry across the states and make America safer by letting citizens defend themselves while they travel.”
This is not Hudson’s first attempt at passing such a bill. A similar effort from 2015 was introduced and died without being enacted. With Republicans enjoying majorities in the House and Senate, and with Donald Trump ready to assume the presidency, all strongly enabled by gun owner support, all excuses for not passing the bill this time will ring hollow. But your help is needed.
Understanding that some politicians will still need to be motivated, readers here can get involved by contacting their representatives – at least the ones worth contacting – and letting them know their support and co-sponsorship are expected.  This can be done either via their official web pages, or, as more constituents are using, via their social media feeds (such as the way I put my congressman on notice on Twitter). And for those living in districts or states where the representatives are enemies of the right to keep and bear arms, there’s nothing stopping you from contacting representatives in other states who are amenable to being persuaded (and a good indicator for that is their GOA grade).
Also see: AmmoLand Concealed Carry Reciprocity posts

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Former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (shown) has said that the United States should get out of the United Nations and the UN should get out of the United States. Palin made her remarks during a December 29 interview on Breitbart News Daily with Breitbart London Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam.
During the interview, Palin spoke extensively about the downside of U.S. membership in the UN and called for Americans to reevaluate our membership in the world body. “I think many of us have called for America to really step up and consider what it is that we are funding and supporting via the UN, and how it works so hard really against U.S. interests, and just saying — look what the U.K. just did,” Palin said, referring to the Brexit vote wherein British citizens voted to leave the European Union.
Palin saw Britain’s Brexit vote as an inspiration for the United States to exit the UN (which some term an “Amexit”): "So when the U.K. made its move, it was just another reason to call yet again for the U.S. to get the heck out of the UN and get the UN out of the U.S. Let’s get going on putting America first so that we can sweep our own porch before telling other nations how to sweep theirs."
During the interview, Palin criticized Secretary of State John Kerry for “his desire to essentially cave to other countries,” and tied Kerry’s internationalist sentiments to the presence of the UN on U.S. soil. She observed:
So the presence of the UN here, unfortunately, just creates more fertile ground for leftist globalists like John Kerry to grow in their desire to make the U.S. continue to fund the lion’s share of this globalist circus — where bad players, including dictators, they’re going to keep griping, and complaining, and whining, and attacking us for not bending over backwards enough for their liking. Unfortunately, that’s what the UN presence here has been doing,
Though conservatives have long been critical of the UN and have advocated U.S. withdrawal from the world body, the UN came under increased condemnation on December 23 after the Security Council passed a resolution that described Israeli settlements in occupied areas of the West Bank and East Jerusalem as a “flagrant violation” of international law. The Obama administration was also criticized by the leaders of Israel and Israel’s supporters in the United States for failing to use its veto power on the Security Council to kill the resolution, but opting to abstain from the vote, thereby allowing it to pass.

We concluded our December 27 report about that UN resolution by noting:
Some people believe that when Trump take office, he will initiate a stronger pro-Israel foreign policy and use that influence at the UN — perhaps to veto resolutions such as 2334.  However, given the UN’s track record, which has often been as anti-U.S. as anti-Israel, Trump would do better to begin the process of withdrawing the United States from the UN entirely.
Two days after that article was posted, Palin, in her interview, advocated precisely the same thing and suggested two ways the incoming Trump administration should handle the United Nations:
One is, I called for our next president, Donald Trump, to call for the unshackling of the political bands tying us to the UN. By exiting the UN, where injustice is actually rewarded, we then will be able to uphold America’s reputation as the leader, and as the kind and compassionate and generous nation that we are — as the nation sharing values that, when emulated by any other nation, can bring justice and equal rights to any other nation.
So I call upon President-elect Trump to lead that charge. But the other way to look at this is, is it really going to be one person, one leader’s responsibility to do so? Or is this going to be part of the revolution that we have just seen, that did elect Trump?
It’s We the People needing to step up and do it. It’s our government. It’s our money funding the lion’s share of the globalist circus. It’s We the People needing to rise up and make this a part of the revolution that we have just so benefited from.
By saying that “We the People” should rise up and make getting the United States out of the United Nations part of the political revolution that just elected Trump as president, Palin has echoed a decades-long campaign waged by The John Birch Society (JBS — the grassroots educational and action organization with which The New American is affiliated) to accomplish that goal.
A brief summary of the Get US out! of the United Nations campaign on the JBS webpage notes:
Get US Out! of the United Nations has been the signature campaign of The John Birch Society for over 50 years. The global power elites view the UN as their main vehicle for establishing, step by step, a socialistic global government controlled by themselves. Now, more than ever, we need to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US. Each year, we gain more support to Get US Out! Can we count on your support today?
If you’re not already a member of The John Birch Society, consider joining today! Members work together to organize local action to create the change they seek: less government, more responsibility, and — with God's help — a better world.
Palin’s advice that “We the People” rise up and make getting the United States out of the United Nations part of the political revolution is excellent, but there is no need to reinvent the wheel by starting a new campaign to that end. Opponents of U.S. membership in the UN can take part in that signature campaign of The John Birch Society that has been going on for over 50 years.
Sometimes, it takes an outrageous act on the part of the UN to motivate someone to act. In Palin’s case, it was the Security Council’s resolution on Israel. In this writer’s case, it was the UN’s outrageous action on October 25, 1971 to expel one of its own founding members, the Republic of China, and to admit in its place the bloody communist regime known as the People’s Republic of China. Incensed by that action, and knowing about The John Birch Society's campaign to get the United States out of the UN, we immediately decided to join the JBS and work toward that end.
Readers of The New American who would like to learn more about the JBS campaign to Get US Out! of the United Nations, can visit this issues page.

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 After Brexit, U.S. Should Dump UN, Says Sarah Palin

 Published on Sep 2, 2016

After the historic British “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union super-state, it is time for the United States to take a lesson from the Brits and exit the United Nations, conservative commentator Sarah Palin said in an online statement.

Sarah Palin Calls On Trump To Leave UN After 

Israeli Settlement Vote

 S.C. senator tells Americans to dismiss claims by renowned whistle blower
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South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says the incoming Trump administration should ignore Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s assertion that the Russian government did not interfere in the US election.
Appearing on CNN Wednesday, Graham attempted to discredit Assange’s reputation and stated Trump should pay more attention to US intelligence agencies.

“I don’t believe any American should give a whole lot of credibility to what Mr. Assange says,” Sen. Graham said. “In ‘Julian Assange’ world, we’re the bad guys — not the Iranians, not the Russians, not the North Koreans. You gotta remember who this guy is.”
“Don’t listen to Julian Assange on anything.”
“I hope the president-elect will get his information and trust the American patriots who work in the intelligence community who swear oath and allegiance to the Constitution, and not some guy hiding from the law who has a record of undercutting and undermining American democracy,” he added.
In an interview with Sean Hannity that aired Tuesday, Assange claimed the Russian government was not the source of WikiLeaks’ content.
 “We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party,” Assange told Hannity.
 “Our publications had wide uptake by the American people, they’re all true. But that’s not the allegation that’s being presented by the Obama White House. So, why such a dramatic response? Well, the reason is obvious. They’re trying to delegitimize the Trump administration as it goes into the White House. They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate president.”
President-elect Donald Trump also addressed Assange’s interview via Twitter, agreeing the US media is “dishonest” and questioning the DNC’s shoddy cyber security.


 Le Pen: Let's Frexit, Bring Back National French Currency
 Trump effect spreads worldwide as globalists 
lose control
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French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she wants to take France out of the Euro and reintroduce a new national currency after a potential “Frexit.”
Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right party National Front, said she would hold a referendum on France’s place in the EU and pledged to hold a vote within six months of winning the election.
“More and more European citizens realize their economies have been suffocated by the euro,” she told reporters at a Paris press conference. “The French want less Europe and more France.”

“I want a national currency with the euro as a common currency.”
Le Pen is referring to the ECU (European Currency Unit) framework, which is a basket of currencies that served as an aid in reducing fluctuations between European state currencies for two decades until the euro was introduced in 1999.
“The ECU existed alongside a national currency,” Le Pen stated. “A national currency co-existing with a common currency would not have any consequences for French daily life.”
Le Pen’s deputy Florian Philippot explained that this proposal did not mean that Le Pen has changed her position about leaving the euro.
“A currency following the ECU model is not a currency you have in your wallet or your bank account. It’s an accounting currency between countries,” he said.
“It could be a model, maybe even a transitory one,” he added.
Le Pen’s economic adviser Philippe Murer echoed a similar sentiment.
“With a return to the ECU, we could retain a trace of the euro,” said Murer, who is also Le Pen’s assistant at the European Parliament.
“We will only determine these questions after consulting the French people. The nation must be able to decide for itself.”
The two-round French presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7 of this year, with Le Pen set to win at least the first round of voting. Her political rise has been propelled by deep discontent with the refugee crisis, the economy, and EU trade policy.


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January 5, 2017
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It’s been going on for decades, of course. I’m talking about America’s pastors. For the most part, they have become little more than glorified errand boys for corporatism, elitism, legalism, and statism. They watch FOX News too much. They watch Joel Osteen and John Hagee too much. They worry about their 401k’s too much. They worry about their reputations too much. They worry about being disliked too much. They worry about offending major donors too much. They worry about falling out of the smiley side of the political establishment too much. They play golf too much. They belong to too many civic clubs. They try to be liked too much. Like Barack Obama, they take too many vacations. They play and socialize too much and study too little. They are too afraid of being controversial. They are too afraid of being unpopular. And worst of all, they are too afraid of TRUTH.
The televangelist pied pipers of apostasy are blind guides leading a blind church into a deep and horrible ditch. Joel Osteen refuses to use words such as “sin,” “sinner,” “hell,” “judgment,” “wrath,” “homosexual,” “lesbian,” etc. His perverse and pernicious brand of prosperity theology has warped a generation of gullible and undiscerning Christians. John Hagee has made a fortune pandering to the Zionists in Tel Aviv. He has sold millions of dollars worth of books and DVDs promulgating the false doctrine that Jews have a special covenant with God and need not come to Christ for salvation. He has also blatantly said that Jesus did not even come to be the Messiah and that the Jews cannot be blamed for rejecting a Messiah that never was.
But the Judaizing of the church in America has just begun. I predict that 2017 will see a tsunami of Zionistic thought and theology immersing the church. Ultra-Zionists in Congress such as John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Ted Cruz are preparing to launch a fresh Israel-First political campaign like this country has never seen. And I predict that Donald Trump will likewise launch his own Israel-First campaign from the White House. And given that a majority of preachers and Christians in this country are already laboring under a false and fictitious Israel-First theology in their hearts and minds, they will be wide open to entertaining and promoting this new political, economic, and military push--all of which will benefit the international Zionist bankers who bankroll their toadies in the cloakrooms of Washington, D.C., and newsrooms of New York City.
Already, these pandering, pussyfooting, Pharisaical preachers are beginning to compromise the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. This past Christmas, Atlanta megachurch pastor Andy Stanley said in a message that “the story of Jesus’ virgin birth is not crucial to the Christian faith.
“‘If somebody can predict their own death and resurrection, I’m not all that concerned about how they got into the world,’ Andy Stanley said in a Dec. 4 sermon at North Point Community Church, which draws 36,000 attendees across six locations in suburban Atlanta. ‘Christianity doesn’t hinge on the truth or even the stories around the birth of Jesus. It hinges on the resurrection of Jesus.’”
Surely, Andy Stanley knows that the resurrection of Christ is not possible without the virgin birth of Christ. And he must also know that Christianity does indeed hinge on the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. So, why would he say such a thing? Like the vast majority of these megachurch pastors, he is pandering to self-interest. One doesn’t attract 36,000 parishioners in modern self-absorbed America by preaching like John the Baptist.
And speaking of John the Baptist, ex-con Jim Bakker and prophecy geek Tom Horn are promoting a new book that suggests President-elect Donald Trump is a modern-day John the Baptist for a soon coming Messiah. I kid you not! They are saying that Trump’s election could be the precursor for Christ to return in September or October of this year.
These guys never miss a trick! How many millions of dollars will they make on this book? Of course, when November and December of this year roll around, I’m sure they will be offering another prophecy book with more “signs” and “moons” and “sabbaths” and “miracles” that point to other dates for Jesus’ return. And that book will net them another million or two. P.T. Barnum sure knew what he was talking about when he said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”
In the first place, I’ve never heard Donald Trump say one word that even suggests he has a personal relationship with Christ. I don’t know his heart, of course. I’m just saying he has never made any kind of public affirmation of a personal faith in Christ. In the second place, for supposed preachers to suggest that the hedonistic, womanizing, foul-mouthed Donald Trump is a modern-day John the Baptist is the height of spiritual idiocy. What kind of president Trump will be is yet to be seen. I sincerely hope he will be a good one. But to compare him to John the Baptist, the mighty prophet and forerunner of our Lord who was filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb, borders on blasphemy.
News flash: when Christ returns, He will not need anyone’s help--not Jim Bakker’s, not Tom Horn’s, not Kenneth Copeland’s, not Benny Hinn’s, not Donald Trump’s, not ANYONE’S.
And speaking further of pandering preachers: one of Trump’s “spiritual advisers,” Jerry Falwell, Jr., recently said that the moral (or immoral) convictions of Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, aren’t relevant. That’s right. He said they aren’t relevant.
Tillerson is a major promoter of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. He is also a major promoter of the homosexual agenda. It was Tillerson who led the Boy Scouts of America to accept homosexuals.
Of course, Tillerson is also a loyal fellow traveler of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a major globalist. But New World Order, globalist issues NEVER make the radar for Christian leaders such as Jerry Falwell, Jr.
All over America, pastors are pandering to power, wealth, success, and position. Had Hillary Clinton been elected, she would have chosen several of the same kind of people for her new cabinet as Trump has selected for his--people such as Tillerson. The difference is because Donald Trump is the one doing the selecting, preachers, radio talk show hosts, conservative writers, etc., for the most part, say absolutely nothing against these appointments. But if Clinton was the one making these selections, they would be screaming their heads off.
Folks, the word for that is PANDERING.
If scripturally illiterate people want to pronounce a President-elect as their new messiah and savior, so be it. But supposed men of God and students of the scriptures should know that America’s real problems are spiritual, not political. They should know that America’s remedies are spiritual, not political. They should know that NO politician or political party can ever provide salvation--not even temporal salvation.
Will Donald Trump accomplish some good things in office? I hope so. Will he also do some very BAD things in office? I fear so. Will his administration be a net positive or negative for America? Right now, no one knows. We all pray it will be the former, of course.
But what we do know is that it is the pastors and men of God in this country who are the ones charged with the responsibility of speaking truth to power (regardless of political party), of standing boldly and uncompromisingly for the Biblical Natural Law principles of liberty, and of being honest truth-seekers and truth-tellers.
For far too long, churches and Christians have looked to politicians, political parties, and political celebrities to lead the country out of darkness. This they cannot do. Light and darkness are spiritual realities, NOT political ones. Jesus said that His disciples were the “light” of the world, NOT the kings, governors, potentates, emperors, or even presidents of this world. So, why does the church look to the likes of these to lead them out of darkness? Maybe it’s because all they see around them are pandering, pussyfooting, and Pharisaical preachers.
Then again, if people truly want truth-telling men of God to bring light to their country and communities, why do they continue to sit in the dark shadows of pandering pulpits?
P.S. As I said, I predict that 2017 will be “The Year of the Zionists.” It is as clear as crystal to me that the old covenant, Pharisaical, Zionist false doctrines will be enveloping the western church in an unprecedented manner during the course of this year. In truth, THIS could be the beginning of the great “falling away” that leads to the “man of sin” who will deceive the “very elect.”
Equating the modern State of Israel created in 1948 to Biblical or prophetic Israel is the devil’s greatest deception upon the church. As long as the church--and our country--lies buried under this delusion, the light of Christ and His truth can never shine on this nation.
I preached the "Israel First" doctrine for most of my life, but the more I taught it, the more dissatisfied I became with it. A few years ago, I began a systematic search of the Bible with an open mind and discovered that the promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:3 was fulfilled in Jesus Christ and in those who believe in Him, as clearly explained in Galatians 3:16.
The misapplication of Genesis 12:3 to the modern State of Israel has produced untold death, carnage, and war. And sadly, it is Christians who are the loudest cheerleaders for all of these global wars of aggression. And the reason for this "spirit of war" is the egregious misinterpretation of Genesis 12:3 that inaccurately applies the promise to Abraham to the modern State of Israel.
 Let me be clear: I’m NOT talking about race--the Jewish race or any other race. I’m talking about false theology. Many rabbis and Jews are as opposed to the false teachings of Talmudic Zionism as anyone.
 I urge readers to watch my seven-message, two-DVD sermon series entitled “The Church And Israel.” This message series has helped thousands of people come to a better understanding of what the Bible truly teaches regarding Israel--past, present, and future. It is by far my most requested DVD package. If you watch these messages with an open heart and mind, I believe the Holy Spirit will reveal truth to you that will change your life. And you do remember what Jesus said, right? “The truth shall make you free.”


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RICHMOND, Va. — The Democratic governor of Virginia has vowed to veto a 20-week abortion ban if it makes it to his desk this year.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe told reporters that he believes that such laws would adversely affect the state’s image and would harm business in Virginia.
“I can’t sit back and have that sitting out the same time I am traveling the globe recruiting businesses to Virginia,” he said, according to the Associated Press. “If there’s something that would be damaging toward business, and to our image around the country and the globe, I’ll veto it. You bet I will.”
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was recently proposed by Del. Dave LaRock, R–Loudoun County. It prohibits abortions after 20 weeks gestation, or five months, with the exception of medical necessity.

“No person shall perform or induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion upon a woman when it has been determined by the physician performing or inducing or attempting to perform or induce the abortion, or by another physician upon whose determination that physician relies, that the probable postfertilization age of the woman’s unborn child is 20 or more weeks,” it reads in part.
The bill notes that “by eight weeks after fertilization, the unborn child reacts to touch” and “[a]fter 20 weeks, the unborn child reacts to stimuli that would be recognized as painful if applied to an adult human, for example, by recoiling.”
Lawmakers are expected to discuss the proposal on Jan. 11, which would make performing an abortion on the 20-week child when there is no threat to the mother a class 4 felony.

LaRock said that it is only humane to seek to restrict murder.
“It’s outrageous for a person with any compassion to turn a blind eye while this torture takes place,” he told reporters.
In addition to McAuliffe, Lt. Governor Ralph Northam has also spoken out against the bill, opining after Ohio lawmakers passed a similar measure last month that it would be wrong to disallow mothers to end their pregnancies after 20 weeks if they are told that the child is no longer viable. “Viable” simply means capable of living apart from the mother, outside of the womb.
“What they just did in Ohio, they said that they’re going to get between the doctor and the patient, and saying despite your discussion—despite what you want to do—we’re going to make you continue to carry that fetus that is no longer viable, that will not be able to take in a breath of oxygen,” he said.
But pro-life groups, such as National Right to Life, called Northam’s remarks “fear-mongering” and presenting “false narratives.”
“There’s just no question that Virginians want public policy that understands the humanity of the unborn, and I think [they’ve] been heading in that direction for a long time,” Victoria Cobb of The Family Foundation also told the Burke Patch.
The concept of banning abortion after the stage of viability comes from the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade.
“Physicians and their scientific colleagues have regarded [the concept of ‘quickening’] with less interest and have tended to focus either upon conception, upon live birth, or upon the interim point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable,’ … albeit with artificial aid,” Justice Harry Blackmun wrote for the mostly Republican majority. “Viability is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks.”
However, some believe that the Supreme Court’s logic was faulty and contend that gestational age does not make the child less human or unworthy of life. The film “Come What May,” produced by Patrick Henry College students, centers on this argument.
“They tear the baby out of its only means of life support, and say, ‘Wow, look at that; our machines can’t sustain it’s life,’ and somehow, that proves it’s not viable?” Caleb Hogan, played by Austin Kearney, declares in the production.
While some pro-life groups favor an incremental approach, others state that abortion should be completely outlawed rather than regulated. Jan. 22 marks 44 years since the passage of Roe, with an estimated 60 million children aborted as a result.



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 WASHINGTON — A prominent professing atheist
 organization is asking President-elect Donald Trump to keep God out of 
this month’s inaugural ceremony by removing the Bible, prayer and the 
“so help me God” phrase of the oath from the event.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to Trump to urge him to change his plans for the inauguration. It asserted that the Constitution is secular in nature and “contains no directive to swear to a deity or to place a hand on a Bible.”
“The ‘so help me God’ tradition violates the spirit of our secular Constitution in the very act of promising to uphold it. The Constitution prohibits rather than mandates religious oaths,” the group asserted.
“In its altered, religious form, the oath has become a symbol of the disregard many in our nation have shown for our secular constitutional principles. Reciting the presidential oath in its original form would be an important symbolic step toward divorcing American politics from religion,” it said.

FFRF also asked Trump to pull the prayer portion of the event, which, as previously reported, will feature an ecumenical assortment, including Franklin Graham, prosperity preacher Paula White and others. Some spiritual leaders will read from Scripture at the inauguration, such as prominent Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Jewish Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
“If you wished to hold a private religious convocation to personally celebrate your inauguration with religion, of course we would have no objection based on the Establishment Clause,” the letter, signed by Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, outlined. “But we and our membership do most strenuously object to turning a secular event into a religious circus.”
“You were not elected pastor in chief, but president of all the people,” they said, repeating a phrase many Christians often contended during Trump’s campaign. “Prayer hosted by the government should not be part of taking a ceremony about pledging fealty to a secular Constitution.”

The organization likewise asked Trump not to take his oath on the Bible, but instead on the Constitution.
It is not yet known whether or not Trump plans to respond. As previously reported, FFRF made a similar request in 2012 for Barack Obama’s second inauguration ceremony, but it was disregarded.
In his first inaugural address in 1789, the nation’s first president, George Washington, declared, “[I]t would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States, a government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to His charge.”
“[W]e ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained,” he proclaimed.