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  • Should Pastors Endorse Candidates From The Pulpit?

    11/03/2014 4:58:04 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 24 replies
    A group called Alliance Defending Freedom organized a group of around 1,600 pastors who endorsed candidates from the pulpit in the weeks leading up to tomorrows election. Since the 1950’s the IRS has banned 501(c)(3) tax exempt churches from engaging in political activity, including endorsing candidates. The IRS has never enforced the law. Every few years the government sends out warning letters but it’s never actually taken the law to court. They likely know it wouldn’t be upheld by the Supreme Court. The Alliance Defending Freedom appears to be a conservative group and as such their 1,600 pastors appear to...
  • Patriot Act II: Pro-safety, or anti-freedom?

    12/05/2004 10:36:49 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 53 replies · 2,085+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 5, 2004 | Ron Strom
    HOMELAND INSECURITY Patriot Act II – is it a prudent step to stem terrorist activity in the U.S. and protect the homeland, or a Draconian measure designed to strip the last vestiges of freedom from the American landscape? Such is the question increasingly on the minds of Internet users, many of whom come down squarely on the side of legal experts who warn of the legislation's danger. Though an actual bill to further expand federal law-enforcement powers has not been introduced, activists for months have communicated online about what they see as potential Nazi-like developments. The first USA Patriot Act...
  • Congress Holds Hearings on Unions

    06/21/2002 6:43:34 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 18 replies · 313+ views
    WASHINGTON- Where you stood on unions may have depended Thursday on where you stood on Capitol Hill. At a Senate hearing, a Louisiana mariner told sympathetic Democrats about the harassment and threats he said workers faced from boat companies when they tried to unionize. "It shouldn't be this hard to form a union," said Eric Vizier of Galliano, La. On the opposite side of the Capitol, a very different union tale was unfolding at another sympathetic hearing - this time in front of House Republicans. An Ohio school psychologist talked of being forced to join and subsidize a union that...
  • Landmark's Mark Levin to Testify On NEA Abuses Tomorrow!

    06/19/2002 11:39:19 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 38 replies · 236+ views
    Landmark President Mark R. Levin will testify 10 a.m.m, tomorrow before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Subcommittee on Worforce Protections, Room 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. Mark will testify oabout Landmark's complaints to the IRS, the Federal Election Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor over the National Education Association's political expenditures and activities in violation of federal tax, finance and labor laws. The hearing promises to be exciting because NEA General Counsel Robert Chanin is also scheduled to appear on behalf of the union!
  • NEA Covered Up Contributions

    04/24/2002 11:43:18 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 7 replies · 227+ views ^ | 4/23/02 | Rush Limbaugh
    As longtime listeners to the EIB Network know, Mark "F. Lee" Levin heads the legal department of the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Mark is also president of the Landmark Legal Foundation - and they're going after these hypocritical liberal organizations that claim to be non-partisan. Yes, the Landmark Legal Foundation has taken on the National Education Association. Levin filed a complaint against the NEA for hosting political activities primarily for Democrat candidates and causes, saying, "The NEA obviously doesn't want America's teachers, parents and taxpayers to know how it is using tax exempt membership dues and fees." This...
  • The Organized Labor Loophole

    03/18/2002 5:24:03 AM PST · by wcdukenfield · 7 replies · 240+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/18/02 | Washington Times
    For several years, there has been much hysteria about how soft money has corrupted the political process. Democrats, self-serving media organizations and Sen. John McCain (the Keating Five-tainted presidential aspirant whose campaign was trounced by George W. Bush) have been shedding crocodile tears over soft money. As it happens, during the 1999-2000 electoral cycle, each of the two major political parties raised about $250 million in soft money from corporations, unions and individuals. Every dime of those evenly divided soft money donations was publicly disclosed. Any interested voter was free to make his own informed judgment about the source and...