President Obama says he is increasing NASA’s budget…but virtually eliminating anything to do with manned space flight. Our aging space shuttle program is to completely be shut down…with not only no replacement in sight, but no plans for a new replacement. If Americans want to get into space, we’ll have to hitch a ride with the Russians. Just another front in Barack Obama’s war on American exceptionalism.
Just weeks away from the annual National Day of Prayer, a federal judge ruled on Thursday that the day is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb struck down a federal statute creating the “National Day of Prayer,” concluding that it connotes endorsement and encouragement of a particular religious exercise.
A Christian legal group has launched a new effort aimed at protecting churches from excessive and unconstitutional government intrusion. Launched Wednesday, Alliance Defense Fund’s Church Project provides legal information to pastors and ministry leaders on how to defend their religious freedom in America as well as practical guidelines on issues such as public funding and hiring policies.
For the past few years, Christian groups have been divided over how to respond to the annual Day of Silence. Some urge parents to pull their children from school that day in protest. They say the observance is not as innocuous as it seems. Others encourage Christian students to attend school and show support for school safety for all students, not just homosexual ones.
We have a president loath to acknowledge American exceptionalism. Indeed, the weight of the evidence suggests that our chief executive, through both word and deed and with malice aforethought, seeks to undermine – if not dismantle – that exceptionalism. At one time we properly called such activity anti-American, seditious or even – under certain circumstances – treasonous. Today we call it “progressive.”