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Blame the wicked Democrats and the self-serving Republicans

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 5:49 pm |


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I’m justifiably angry that the very liberal Elena Kagan, who opposes relying on the written Constitution and the original writings of the founding fathers in composing our Constitution, has been confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. She is a liberal political activist of the worst kind.

It looks like Kagan’s going to be a Supreme Court judge to rule over us for 30 to 40 years. This is what a Democrat-run Senate does. But it’s also what happens when Republican senators are self-centered and don’t fight for families.

Some conservatives get angrier when Democrats push their immoral policies, and some conservatives get angrier when Republicans don’t do their jobs. Both have occurred – ker-splat! — in the Elena Kagan fiasco.

Prior to the Kagan confirmation vote, SaveCalifornia.com spoke out , joining a handful of small pro-family activist organizations who were frustrated with how Senate Republicans and large, national pro-family organizations seemed to be solely focusing on how bad Kagan is, and why she should be voted against. Republican senators didn’t seem to be focusing on how they could win – how Kagan could actually be stopped in committee — and national pro-family groups weren’t holding Republican committee members accountable.


It’s like an armed robber who breaks into a house at night. The homeowners are gun owners and the husband, with a cocked, laser-beam-sited, large-caliber gun in his hands, has the element of surprise over the dangerous intruder. They fear for their lives. But now, imagine that instead of shooting the bad guy, the homeowner turns on bright lights, and starts lecturing him about how he shouldn’t break into houses, how he should get a job instead; bottom line, he refuses to point and shoot to kill, as if words were enough. If you were the wife of such a man, you would be both angry and scared out of your wits, completely let down and utterly unprotected from the worst that was yet to come.

This paints the picture of what the Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee didn’t do. They didn’t use the power they had to stop their mortal enemy, Elena Kagan. According to the official rules of the committee, two minority committee members must be present in order to establish a quorum and do any committee business.

Even though “Republican” Lindsey Graham — who seems to enjoy helping liberals harm pro-family citizens — showed up ready to vote “yes,” if the six other Republicans had stayed away from committee, and not even shown up, the Kagan nomination would have been derailed and bottled up indefinitely.

Don’t believe it? See the official rules as posted on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website. Rule IV means a nomination can be stopped if a Republican objects and no Republican votes to override that objection. Rule III means even if there’s a Republican sell-out (such as Lindsey Graham), the rest of the Republican members can still derail a nomination if they refuse to show up and register their attendance. 


1. Six Members of the Committee, actually present, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of discussing business. Eight Members of the Committee, including at least two Members of the minority, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting business. No bill, matter, or nomination shall be ordered reported from the Committee, however, unless a majority of the Committee is actually present at the time such action is taken and a majority of those present support the action taken.


The Chairman shall entertain a non-debatable motion to bring a matter before the Committee to a vote. If there is objection to bring the matter to a vote without further debate, a roll call vote of the Committee shall be taken, and debate shall be terminated if the motion to bring the matter to a vote without further debate passes with ten votes in the affirmative, one of which must be cast by the minority.


The halls of Congress are the zenith of worldly desires for power, position, fame, self-idolatry, self-seeking, and people-pleasing comfort. With free staff that treats you like a little prince or princess, and people high and low calling you “Senator” or “Congressman,” having this exalted position reinforces earthly desires that are the opposite of serving others and suffering for righteousness.

When Democrat after Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee thanked Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican, for conducting “respectful,” “fair,” and “even-handed” hearings on Elena Kagan, the Democrats were basically thanking Sessions for “playing nice” instead of having the stomach to “go to war” to kill Kagan’s nomination, as the rules allowed.

Love is not necessarily “nice,” because loving hundreds of millions of innocent people enough to go to war never pleases your enemies or bystanders who only recognize “soft love” but never “tough love.” Instead of playing “nice,” Republicans, led by Jeff Sessions, could have boycotted the committee and indefinitely derailed Kagan’s nomination. It would have been a glorious fuss, and a worthy price to pay to stop an enemy of the written Constitution. But they didn’t want to suffer or to endure opposition from their peers, so they let Kagan slip through their grasp.

What can be done to fix this problem? Short-term, pro-family Republicans must change their minds and sincerely want to stop Elena Kagan. They must dedicate themselves to mount a lengthy, productive filibuster, but unfortunately, that can be cut off with 60 votes, and there are already 60 Kagan supporters on the Senate floor.

Long-term, pro-family citizens and their children and grandchildren need much better Republicans (or more independents or members of other political parties), who are motivated to run for public office because they want to do good, fight evil, and suffer for Jesus Christ — not because they like the money or fame or attention. And they must be tested beforehand to discover whether they are true or false, strong or weak. Because the self-serving Republicans choked in this, the hour to stop the wicked Democrats’ relentless assault against the written Constitution.

He appointed judges throughout the nation in all the fortified towns, and he said to them, “Always think carefully before pronouncing judgment. Remember that you do not judge to please people but to please the Lord. He will be with you when you render the verdict in each case. Fear the Lord and judge with integrity, for the Lord our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes.”
2 Chronicles 19:5-7 NLT

Not by God, but by George

Friday, July 16, 2010, 10:47 am |

An analysis of the retirement of California Chief Justice Ron George
by SaveCalifornia.com President Randy Thomasson

Morally-liberal and a judicial activist at heart and in practice, Ron George, the chief justice of the California Supreme Court, has announced he won’t run for reelection in November.

George’s bowing out means the only Supreme Court justice on the November ballot is Carlos Moreno, a Gray Davis appointee who is even more to the left. Moreno officiated at homosexual weddings and was the only judge who voted to overturn Prop. 8 after it became part of the California Constitution. (SaveCalifornia.com provides this solely for educational purposes and does not support or oppose candidates.)

How will Ron George be remembered? Pro-family conservatives cannot forget that Ron George is a judicial activist who doesn’t care much about the written California Constitution.

In May 2008, George authored the infamous 4 to 3 decision inventing homosexual “marriages.” George based his ruling on the “equal protection” clause of Article 1, Section 7 of the California Constitution, which mirrors the post-Civil War 14th Amendment guaranteeing to black former slaves all the legal rights afforded white freemen.

But “equal protection” mean the laws must give equal opportunity to individuals no matter their race, not their behavior. Yet Ron George broke his pledge to defend the written California Constitution when he opined that couples (different from individuals) who are “gay or lesbian” (not in the  Constitution) have the right to marriage licenses (which were not in the Constitution until Prop. 8 passed in Nov. 2008).

You see, Ron George lets his own beliefs trump his boss, which is the California Constitution. He invented homosexual “marriages” because he personally believes some people are born homosexuals (there is zero scientific evidence for this) just like some people are born black:

But as he read the legal arguments, the 68-year-old moderate Republican was drawn by memory to a long ago trip he made with his European immigrant parents through the American South. There, the signs warning “No Negro” or “No colored” left “quite an indelible impression on me,” he recalled in a wide-ranging interview Friday. “I think,” he concluded, “there are times when doing the right thing means not playing it safe.”
(Source: Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2008)

But that’s not all. Don’t forget 1997, when Ron George authored the 4 to 3 ruling striking down California state law requiring parental consent for a  minor’s abortion. This was scandalous. After a pro-life justice retired, George led the charge to vacate the court’s earlier 4 to 3 ruling that had actually upheld the parental consent law. Gov. Pete Wilson had appointed the pro-abortion Ming Chin, and George took full opportunity to kill more babies.

In his horrible ruling, George hearkened back to his predecessor, Rose Bird, who had redefined the paperwork privacy clause in the California  Constitution to somehow mean a teenager’s right to a tax-funded abortion. George expanded this unconstitutional “case law” to say that parents have absolutely no right to know about or to stop an abortion on their pre-teen and teen daughters.

Wait, there’s more. Ron George participated in several other bad rulings that violated the strict reading of the California Constitution or rulings that had nothing to do with the Constitution: requiring rental property owners to kill off their religious values and rent their own property to unmarried, fornicating couples (1996); inventing homosexual “second parent” adoptions (2003); forcing businesses that offer marriage benefits to the public to offer the same to homosexual couples (2005); and squashing the religious freedom of doctors who don’t want to artificially inseminate homosexuals (2008).

Who will replace Ron George on the Supreme Court? Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will nominate a replacement for George, whose final day on  the bench will be Jan. 2, 2011. That nomination will go on this year’s November ballot.

Article 6, Section 16 of the California Constitution says if a justice does not seek reelection, “the governor, before September 16, shall nominate a candidate.” That candidate will then stand for election “at the next general election,” i.e., Nov. 2, 2010. So if you like Schwarzenegger’s pick, you can vote yes; if you don’t like the nominee, you can vote no, and the next governor will do the nominating.

My take? Since Republican governors Ronald Reagan, George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson all nominated or elevated Ron George at one time or another, you can’t trust anyone to put judges on courts unless both the appointer and the appointee both swear to abide solely by the WRITTEN Constitution and its original intent, not what governors or judges think it should say.

“…the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them. The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. The legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated. The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither force nor will, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.”
Alexander Hamilton, leading author of The Federalist Papers, first
Secretary of the Treasury

Black pastors vs. Prop. 19 (marijuana legalization)

Friday, July 9, 2010, 2:27 pm |

As I walked to the west steps of the State Capitol July 7 to watch the black pastors’ news conference against marijuana legalization, it was like hearing a powerful worship meeting in process. “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!” sang a man at the podium, backed up by 20+ ministers. The un-colorblind media in attendance would never call them the religious right.

Watch the TV news report

What’s going on here? A long time ago, fatherlessness infected the black community, along with the irresponsible mindset furnished by government welfare. All that pain and sin was powerful fuel for marijuana addiction, now an epidemic among black teens and young adults.

Led by Dr. Ron Allen, head of the International Faith-Based Coalition, these pastors blasted Prop. 19, which would legalize marijuana up and down California. They also called for the resignation of Alice Huffman, the pro-pot head of the California chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Huffman is a liberal’s liberal. Notorious in California politics, Huffman was a former legislative aide to ultraliberal Democrat Maxine Waters (now in Congress) and doubled as president of the Black American Political Association of California, an organization founded by Willie Brown, the infamous “Ayatollah of the Assembly.” In 1984, Huffman became political director of the biggest, baddest government union in the state, the California Teachers Association.

In 2005, Huffman put the California NAACP on record in favor of homosexual  “marriage” legislation. That same year, she was the grand marshall of San Diego’s “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride parade.” So it’s no surprise that Huffman has put the NAACP down for Prop. 19, which would legalize pot “possession and  cultivation” statewide.


1. According to the American Lung Association, there is 50-70% more cancer-causing material in marijuana smoke than in cigarette smoke. In fact, marijuana smoke contains more than 400 chemicals. Marijuana is more harmful to the lungs than cigarettes.
2. Sixty percent of teens in drug treatment centers report marijuana as their #1 addiction.
3. Teens and young adults who regularly smoke pot are at risk of developing brain abnormalities.
4. Legalizing marijuana means teen pot usage will match, even exceed, teen alcohol usage.
5. Adolescents who smoke pot are 85 times more likely to use cocaine than their non–pot smoking peers. And 60 percent of youngsters who use marijuana before they turn 15 later go on to use cocaine.
6. Legalizing pot means it will be sold in your local grocery store, purchased by 21-year-olds who will then give it or sell it to teenagers.
7. Legalizing marijuana will dramatically increase “drugged driving” and fatal car accidents.
8. Legalizing pot will allow drug cartels to grow marijuana in large-scale operations on thousands of acres of California farmland.
9. More violent crime will result as drug cartels invest heavily in marijuana fields and dramatically increase their power.
10. Legalizing marijuana will make it impossible for employers to enforce drug-free workplace rules.

Not yet convinced that legalizing marijuana is a terrible idea? Watch Lei Green, 32, a single mother of seven, talk about how marijuana led her on a road to destruction.

Don’t fill yourself up with wine.
Getting drunk will lead to wild living.
Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 5:18 NIRV