Thank you for your response to our alert yesterday asking that you specifically call Jamie Pederson (D) 360-786-7826, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and respectively tell his office you strongly oppose HB 1727 and to call House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt (R) 360-786-7896, and tell his office you strongly oppose the bill and that you appreciate his leadership.
I have already received many emails telling me you have made the calls.
There are a number of messages out today asking you to call your Representatives and tell them you oppose gay marriage or "No" on gay marriage. Calls are good, but our request was specifically crafted yesterday in private consultation with lawmakers who are on our side. This is a process. The other side is the majority--for now. We feel these two calls will be most helpful as we move through this process. And they must be made by today. More action will be required later.
What ever else you feel you want to do is great, but please make those two specific calls today.
Mike Huckabee: "Stimulus Bill is Anti-Religious"
Much has been said about the stimulus bill that many feel will dramatically move us further toward socialism and saddle our children and grand children with a debt they can't pay.
The "pork" in the bill continues to be documented and those who best know these things are saying the bill does very little in the short run, but is a set up for the future---say about 3 or 4 years from now.
But Mike Huckabee says it is anti-religious and, "you would think the ACLU drafted the bill."
He posted an email on his blog yesterday that says, "The dust is settling on the "bipartisan" stimulus bill and one thing is clear: It is anti-religious."
He points out a provision in both the House and Senate versions banning higher education funds in the bill from being used on a "school or department of divinity."
He says, "For all the talk about bipartisanship, this Congress is blatantly liberal."
Indeed, Mr. Huckabee.
He notes that Emily's List, radical environmental groups and others like them are all seated at the decision making table these days and there may not be a lot conservatives can do in the near term, but he is advocating mobilization to defeat those, "masquerading as conservative Democrats."
I would add, there are some "masquerading" Republicans that should also be defeated by conservatives.
He says, "We cannot afford to sit round one out, because if we do, they will only become more emboldened and their grab for power more audacious and damaging to our country and our freedoms."
This is not a time to be silent.
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