Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Sign the Fight FOCA Petition

Barack Obama is now the incoming President And he made a promise to Planned Parenthood last year they expect him to keep.

The first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do.

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.

  • FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial birth abortion, and on all other protections.
  • FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.
  • FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.

Barack Obama believes this legislation will "end the culture wars." To him, "ending the culture wars" means eradicating every state and federal law on abortion — laws that the majority of Americans support.

Americans United for Life (AUL), a pro-life law and policy organization, has prepared an analysis of the "Freedom of Choice Act." Please click here to read AUL Vice President & Legal Director Denise Burke’s analysis of this horrendous legislation.

The time to Fight FOCA is now. With Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in charge of Congress, we can expect a fight over FOCA to begin as soon as the next Congress begins.

Please add your name to the Fight FOCA petition and let your friends know about President-Elect Barack Obama’s promise to expand abortion throughout the country.

Fight FOCA Petition - CLICK HERE



Last week the a full page ad ran in the New York Times decrying the violence and intimidation that has been directed toward it in the wake of California 's Prop 8.

The ad, written by Kevin “Seamus” Hasson, is a project of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a powerful and successful Washington, D.C.-based public interest law firm protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. Operating in both the courts of law and the court of public opinion, they represent people of all faiths and have stepped up for Anglicans, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Native Americans, Zorastrians and any religious groups whose rights are trampled in the public square.

Hasson, who is a Catholic, said, “I think most of my clients are wrong theologically, but I think we should defend their right to be wrong.”

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a nonprofit, interfaith, public-interest law firm that defends the free public expression of all faiths. Our clients have included Agnostics, Amish, Baptists, Buddhists, Catholics, Episcopalians, Hindus, Jews, Methodists, Mormons, Muslims, Santeros, Sikhs, Unitarians, and Zoroastrians, among many others. We have represented religious and civil rights organizations that are on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate.

The Becket Fund does not take a position on whether same-sex marriage should be legally recognized. The Becket Fund does defend the right of religious people and organizations to speak out on the issue—whatever their viewpoint—without fear of intimidation or violent retribution.

Excerpts from the ad that appeared in New York Times:

  • “Participating in ballot initiatives is legally different from politicking for candidates. It is perfectly lawful for charities, including religious ones. It is perfectly appropriate as well that all voices be heard.”
  • “Religious groups can't claim some sort of special immunity from criticism, Nevertheless, there's a world of difference between legitimate political give-and-take and violent attempts to cow your opponents into submission. Violence and intimidation are always wrong, whether the victims are believers, gay people, or anyone else.”
  • "Therefore, despite our fundamental disagreements with one another, we announce today that we will stand shoulder to shoulder to defend any house of worship — Jewish, Christian, Hindu, whatever — from violence, regardless of the cause that violence seeks to serve. Furthermore, beginning today, we commit ourselves to exposing and publicly shaming anyone who resorts to the rhetoric of anti-religious bigotry - against any faith, of any side of any cause, for any reason.”

To add your name to their ad click here


Sign the Critical Pro-Life, Pro-Family Petition to the UN
Stop abortion from becoming a universal human right.

Abortion advocates are trying to reinterpret passages from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights to mean that across the world a woman has a “right” to an abortion.

Abortion advocates are hoping, through a petition drive, to present tens of thousands of signatures to the UN on December 10th, 2008, asking the UN to affirm their interpretation. This is the 60th anniversary of the Declaration.

This would be a travesty, a 180 degree turnaround from what the Declaration says.

This important document affirms and recognizes "everyone's right to life, liberty and security of person."

Sign the Pro-Life petition for UN here

Protect and Preserve Your Free Speech Rights

The “Fairness Doctrine” is The Censorship Doctrine

First enacted by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in 1949, the Fairness Doctrine required radio stations give equal time to all sides on political issues. However, the result wasn’t equal time, it was zero time – as stations simply avoided topics that would fall under FCC equal time rules. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan rescinded the Fairness Doctrine and since then, talk radio has flourished. Conservatives dominate it, and liberals can’t stand it. By re-instating the Fairness Doctrine, liberals would effectively silence the conservative leaders of the day including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and others, and would essentially take control of all forms of media. In recent months, the groundswell for reinstatement is intensifying. In fact, a growing number of liberal leaders in Washington, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, have openly stated their intent to do so. As Americans, we cannot sit idly by while this gag order on conservative speech is resuscitated. The time to act is now—so when the time comes, we are mobilized and prepared to defend our Free Speech Rights.
Sign the Petition to Preserve our Freedom of Speech Rights Here

The Obama Nation Has Begun. Join the Resistance and Preserve Conservative Values

Who can stop the Obama agenda? Only an unprecedented idea-based Resistance from freedom-loving citizens can prevent the full implementation of Obama's march to the Left. That's why is seeking to identify and mobilize grassroots citizens who will join "The Resistance"- an alliance of patriotic, resilient and determined conservatives who will not forsake their principles. Our goal? One million citizens joining together by Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. Join The Resistance Order Obama Nation--the conservative survival guide
To sign the petition/join the resistance click here


Emergency Petition To Congress:
Bring The American People a REAL Energy Plan!
Intense blowback from grassroots Americans played a key role in Democrats deciding to allow the drilling ban to expire. While this is a victory, Americans still don't have a true, comprehensive energy plan on the table. Grassfire is urging team members continue to push Pelosi to offer REAL, comprehensive legislation that includes permanently lifting the drilling ban. Call her today and demand action 202/225-4965, or 202/225-0100.
Sign our petition demanding a lifting of the offshore drilling ban
Sign the petition to lift offshore drilling ban here

Who Are the Worst Pork-Barrel Spenders?

A visitor center that you can't visit, a federal grant to restore a mounted fish, $5.6 million for a parking garage to nowhere? These are just a few of the outrageous earmarks Congress greenlighted before taking off on vacation. But who is the worst offender? Click on the link below to see who is atop the list, and then join Grassfire to end the corrupt practice of earmarking. Alert friends to the dishonesty and unaccountability and encourage them to sign our nation petition to ban earmarks. It is no secret that The Congressional Earmarking system is corrupt. The system, allows Congressmen to direct billions of our tax dollars to pet projects and preferred supporters, companies or organizations -- all without public debate or even a vote in Congress. A failed effort to impose a one year moratorium on earmarks did little to temper Congressional earmarks for 2008.
Sign the Petition to End Earmarks here

The North American Union: Fact or Fiction?

Along with the media, many in Congress think the NAFTA superhighway and the NAU are merely myth--designed to frighten citizens. However the reality that isn't being reported is that our sovereignty and security being undermined--moving us closer to a North American Union. Grassfire is urging citizens to take immediate action by signing our nation petition opposing "North American Framework." There is a strong movement underway to create a new North American “framework” that links the U.S., Mexico and Canada in ways that are a direct threat to the sovereignty of the United States. The centerpiece of current efforts is the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) -- a trilateral arrangement made without Congressional approval to facilitate economic, legal and political integration in this new North American “framework.”
Sign the Petition to oppose NAU here

Border Fence Goals Not Being Met!

Grassfire has learned that the DHS isn't expected to make their goal on the Border Fence. Worse yet, very few miles of the promised double-layered fence has been built. Grassfire is eager to mobilize an additional 200,000 citizens who are demanding our borders and land are secured. In a backroom deal just prior to the Christmas break, Congress passed the omnibus Appropriations bill which included the Hutchison Amendment that gutted the Secure Fence Act. Her amendment essentially guaranteed that the DHS didn't have to build the fence!
Stop Income Tax for Two Months...
HUMAN EVENTS and its sister website RedState are fighting to get Rep. Louie Gohmert's income tax break proposal enacted. This saves the typical American family around $2,000 -- we think it makes sense for you to keep the money rather than throwing $350 million at bailout programs that don't help the American people.

In the Gohmert model of empowering the American people, you -- not some bureaucrat -- decide which auto companies ought to prosper by your decision about which cars you want to buy. If Washington wants to develop a better energy-environment strategy by having a tax credit for buying electric cars or hybrids or flex fuel cars, that changes the incentives for both customers and manufacturers but keeps the playing field fair and market oriented by letting you decide which product you want to buy.

In this citizen-empowerment model, you the customer pick the winners and losers and you have the power to decide where to spend your money and which innovations fit your values the most.

...For the $350 billion second bailout installment Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is going to request, every American taxpayer could have a two-month tax holiday from both income tax and the Social Security-Medicare (FICA) tax.

That means that for all of January and all of February you would pay no federal income tax and no FICA tax, which -- for most Americans -- amounts to about 33 percent of your gross income.
Sign petitions to stop income tax for 2 months here.

Know of anymore worthy petitions??? - send me the link in a comment and I'll add it to the site.

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