Archive for September 12th, 2008

Values Voter Summit: Star Parker

Author and columnist Star Parker was the last speaker of the afternoon at the Family Research Council's Washington Briefing in Washington D.C. today.   She said secular humanists just can't seem to understand the simplicity and power of God.   Parker said the Left wants to talk about poverty once again, but it is the […]

Values Voter Summit: Jonathan Falwell

Jonathan Falwell is Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and the son of the late Reverend Jerry Falwell.  Falwell spoke this afternoon to the values voters at the Family Research Council's Washington Briefing in Washington D.C.   Falwell said that some in the media say the "Religious Right" is done for.  Falwell admitted the […]

Values Voter Summit: Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, former mayor of Cincinnati and former Ohio Secretary of State, told the thousands gathered at the Family Research Council's Washington Briefing that school choice is of paramount importance in today's world.   He pointed out that in the past, black Americans were held back when they were forced into ineffective schools.  Too many […]

Values Voter Summit: Stephen Baldwin

Actor Stephen Baldwin spoke at the Family Research Council's Washington Briefing and said he is one of the last people he would have ever thought would be seen at this podium.    He said that when he became a Christian, he challenged God, and that was "really stupid."  He said he told God that he skydives […]

Values Voter Summit: Michael Medved

Radio talk show host and columnist Michael Medved was the first speaker of the afternoon at the Family Research Council's 2008 Washington Briefing.   Medved aggressively and humorously took on two pervasive myths about conservatives: that conservatives hate women and sex.   Getting beyond the initial and obvious dichotomy here, Medved pointed out that most […]

Values Voter Summit: Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was the last speaker of the morning session of the Family Research Council's Washington Briefing.   Gingrich said Governor Sarah Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson of ABC was extremely distorted.  He said when Gov. Palin was asked about whether our soldiers were on a "task from God," Gibson ignored […]

Values Voter Summit: Don Feder

Columnist Don Feder spoke to the Family Research Council's Washington Briefing about the "demographic winter" of falling birth rates.   He said that unlike global warming, demographic winter is very real.  Humanity is failing to reproduce itself in sufficient numbers.   Feder said 2.1 is the number of children the average woman has to have […]

Values Voter Summit: Jim Daily

Jim Daily, President of Focus on the Family, was next to speak at the 2008 Family Research Council Washington Briefing.   Daily said he was very excited about the candidacy of Governor Sarah Palin for the Republican vice presidency.  He stated he greatly appreciated her strong pro-life stance and life.   Daily said Senator Ken […]

Values Voter Summit: Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly, head of Eagle Forum and pro-family pioneer, addressed the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit this morning.   She said we have just come off a couple of nominating campaigns where both sides think they have nominated the next president.   Schlafly said the platform the party comes up with is a kind […]

Could Republicans Regain Control of Congress?

All has been doom and gloom for months over the possibility Republicans might regain control of Congress.  There has been little disagreement on that prospect regardless of whether liberals or conservatives were asked.   But that may be changing–and changing big.   According to a new Gallup Poll, the 11-point divide between Democrats and Republicans […]

Values Voter Summit: Michael Steele

Michael Steele, Chairman of GOPAC, said he was fresh off the trail from Denver.  He joked that visiting Mount Olympus had been inspiring.    He said it was refreshing when he attended the GOP conference to hear that we need to focus on country and community.    Steele said America watched the GOP convention, and […]

Constitution Never Intended to Prohibit Government Recognition of Religion

American Minute from William J. Federer   He was President of the American Bar Association, Chief Justice of Michigan's Supreme Court and dean of the University of Michigan Law School. His name was Thomas Cooley and he died SEPTEMBER 12, 1898.   The first Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission, Thomas Cooley's commentaries shaped American […]

Values Voter Summit: Joe Gibbs

NFL Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs was the next to address the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C.   Gibbs said two amoeba didn't come together to create life; a loving God knits people together in the womb.   Gibbs said that when he became a parent, he realized what it was to put someone before […]

Values Voter Summit: Lou Dobbs

Lou Dobbs of CNN was the first featured speaker.   Dobbs said he once thought Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, needed to "come around. However, he said the more he thought about it, the more he realized those vaues Perkins espoused were important, and it was HE who needed to come around. […]

At the Values Voter Summit 208

The Family Research Council Washington Briefing is just starting.   There have been a phenomenal amount of technical problems with my computer since arriving in Washington D.C. yesterday, so I'm going to be thankful if I am able to post anything at all.   I've rebuilt my laptop to factory default because I couldn't get […]

Krauthammer: Obama’s race to lose…

Charles Krauthammer at Town Hall has this: WASHINGTON — The Democrats are in a panic. In a presidential race that is impossible to lose, they are behind. Obama devotees are frantically giving advice. Tom Friedman tells him to “start slamming down some phones.” Camille Paglia suggests, “be boring!” Meanwhile, a posse of Democratic lawyers, mainstream […]

Hubris, Indeed!

In last night’s interview by ABC’s Charlie Gibson, Gov. Palin is accused of “hubris” in the opening comments and set a tone for the remainder of the session. There was, indeed, considerable hubris seen in this interview, but Charlie Gibson was apparently oblivious to the source. I can’t imagine any candidate of either party being […]