|Friday, March 7, 2014||
America Rejects Defense Cuts
As the Obama Administration looks for ways to pay for the massive spending in its latest $4 trillion budget, it is taking a meat cleaver to the Pentagon. Obama wants to slash the size of the Army to its lowest levels since before World War II.
But the American people aren't very keen on the idea of gutting our defenses. The latest Fox News poll finds that only 36% of voters support the troop cuts, while 59% oppose them.
|Thursday, March 6, 2014||
Crisis In Crimea
As the crisis in Crimea drags on, no resolution is in sight. Russia scuttled an old ship to prevent Ukrainian vessels from leaving Donuzlav Lake. The Crimean parliament voted to join Russia and scheduled a March 16th referendum on secession from Ukraine.
Speaking from the White House this afternoon, President Obama condemned the referendum, saying it would "violate the Ukrainian constitution and international law." The White House also announced the imposition of visa restrictions and sanctions against Russia.
|Wednesday, March 5, 2014||
Syria's Christians Under Sharia Law
Radical Islamists seized control of the Syrian city of Raqqa last year. Now they are forcing Christians in the area to submit to a dhimma -- a feature of Sharia law that makes them second-class citizens.
|Tuesday, March 4, 2014||
Obama, Putin And Ukraine
The Obama Administration is attempting to ratchet up the pressure on Russia in response to the Ukrainian crisis. Yesterday the Pentagon announced that it had "put on hold all military-to-military engagements between the United States and Russia." Russian agricultural officials have been blocked from attending a trade meeting in Washington.
|Friday, February 28, 2014||
The Ninth Circus Strikes Again
Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued yet another ruling likely to cause the blood pressure of patriotic Americans to skyrocket. In this case, the court ruled that officials at Live Oak High School, in a San Jose suburb, were justified in ordering students to take off or turn inside out their American flag t-shirts in order to avoid racial violence.
|Thursday, February 27, 2014||
Thursday, February 27, 2014
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
Brewer Picked The Pigskin
Sadly, as was widely predicted, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer yesterday vetoed SB 1062. Responding to her veto, Todd Starnes of Fox News tweeted, "Protect the Super Bowl or religious liberty? Brewer chose the pigskin."
|February Capitol Prayer Alert||
Capital Prayer Alert
As you know, my wife, Carol, prepares a prayer alert about once a month. I hope you will share Carol's thoughts with your friends and fellow worshippers. Thank you for taking an interest in her monthly devotion. -- Gary
|Wednesday, February 26, 2014||
Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty
Arizona is ground zero in the latest culture clash. Governor Jan Brewer is under enormous pressure to veto a bill (SB 1062) that strengthens religious liberty protections for individuals.
|Tuesday, February 25, 2014||
Obama's Obsession -- I
Almost every day when you pick up the newspaper or turn on the TV, it seems there is some new way that the Obama Administration is promoting the radical homosexual public policy agenda. The issue is its obsession.
Today's Washington Post has a lengthy story about Uganda's new law criminalizing homosexual behavior. The headline reads: "Ugandan President Defies U.S., Signs Anti-Gay Bill." The subtitle warns: "Western Aid At Risk; White House Describes Law As Abhorrent."
|Monday, February 24, 2014||
Administration Proposes Big Budget Cuts!
The Obama Administration today announced major budget cuts. Of course, those cuts are aimed at reducing the Army to its lowest levels since before World War II. According to one report, the plan from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel "takes into account the fiscal reality of government austerity."