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Check out our new online newspaper

We've just set up a new way for you to stay in touch with the latest in conservative and Christian news and political commentary online. 

It's called "The Christian American" and it's a web-based "newspaper" that's updated every day for you.

From news updates from political leaders, to links and opinions from leading conservative writers and grassroots activists - it's all prepared for you each morning.

All you have to do is subscribe!

Each morning, a notice will be sent to your inbox letting you know that the latest edition is ready.

Click here to see the latest edition, then click the "Subscribe" link on the right hand side.

Then be sure to share it with others by forwarding them a link via email, and use the built in Twitter and Facebook links to let those in your network know about "The Christian American".

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Palin responds to liberals about cause of Arizona shooting

Sarah Palin has responded to those on the left and in the media who have suggested that it was right wing "rhetoric" that caused Jared Loughner to pick up a gun and open fire on dozens of people this past Saturday.

No sooner did the shooting occur than members of the media and Democrat talking heads took to the airwaves and laid the blame on everyone from the Tea party, to Rush Limbaugh, to Sarah Palin, claiming that it was their "vitriol" and "hate speech" that was too blame.  Of course they are (as usual) a little hazy on just what exactly qualifies as "hate speech", but it seems to come down to pretty much anything that is opposed to the liberal world view and/or their political goals.

But Palin takes the opportunity to put things into context and, in the process, she puts the blame exactly where it belongs.

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Here's the text of her speech via her Facebook page:

 

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Taxpayers on track for unhappy New Year

Unless Congress takes action in the next few months, ALL taxpayers are in for a very unhappy New Year, as the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts are set to expire on December 31st.

The most notable impact will be to personal income tax rates that will start to impact paychecks starting the first week of January:

35% goes to 39.6%
33% goes to 36%
28% goes to 31%
25% goes to 28%
And 10% goes to 15%

Then there's also an increase in estate taxes ("death tax"), dividend taxes, capital gains - and even a return of the marriage tax penalty.  Fun for everyone.

The average family of four would pay almost $3,000 more per year unless current tax law is extended.

Of course this is causing a good bit of problems for Democrats on the campaign trail, as it was their party that demanded that the Bush tax cuts be made temporary (with an automatic sunset provision) to begin with.  Via MSNBC:

On Thursday, House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio said he wants an up-or-down vote on extending all the tax cuts before congressional elections in November.

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Use our new Donate Your Status app to help promote voter guides automatically

We have just released a wonderful new tool that we have created that enables everyone to help us spread the word about our 2010 voter guides.

It is our new “Donate Your status” application, and it works with both Facebook and Twitter.

When you use either one of these services, it automatically allows you to “donate” a status update on behalf of our voter guides, one time each week between now and the coming elections. 

You just click the appropriate service logo on our “Donate Your Status” page, and then give our application permission to post the message on your behalf.

That’s it!

Each week, your friends on these networks will see a message from you encouraging them to participate in our voter guide program.  And given the viral nature of Facebook and Twitter, it will help us reach out to hundreds of thousands of other potential pro-family activists, increasing our chances of success.

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Liberal 9th Circuit Court approves of Big Brother

It is almost comical, if not so very sad, how the 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals almost always gets their decisions wrong.  That court is, by far, the court with the most decisions overturned by the United States Supreme Court.  Their recent invasion of privacy decision was just their latest bad decision.
 
Adam Cohen in the August 25, 2010 edition of "Time" magazine reported that with the San Francisco-based appeals court's recent bad decision on privacy, "Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go.  This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements."

So now the people in the states under this scary court's jurisdiction  --  California and 8 other Western states  --  are susceptible to having the government monitor them anytime it well pleases, without them having to get a search warrant.  If this isn't something that both liberals and conservatives can unite against, there hardly will be anything to unite the two ends of the political spectrum.

GOP takes historic lead in Gallup poll

Gallup has just reported its latest "generic ballot" numbers, (where potential voters are asked which party they intend to vote for in the next election).

The results are historic, with Republicans taking their biggest lead in the sixty year history of the Gallup poll.

Things you can do to promote voter guides

Here is a list of some of the ways that you can help us promote distribution of Christian Coalition Voter Guides this fall.  (If you haven't already sign up up yourself, click here and visit our sign-up page)

 


Post a link on Facebook

More than 40% of Americans now have a Facebook account - and if you have one, it's a great way to let others know about our voter guides.  Click here and post a link to our voter guide sign-up page and help us spread the word on Facebook!

 

2010 Online Outreach: Voter Guide Widgets

We’re unveiling part 2 of our “2010 Online Outreach” program.  It’s a new way we’ve created for you to help us spread the word about voter guide distribution for the upcoming elections. 

It’s our new “Voter Guide Widget”, and makes it easy for you to allow others to sign up to help distribute Christian Coalition voter guides right from your own websites.

(Click here and download yours!)

You can customize the widget dimensions to suit your own site, get your custom code and then place it on any website that you control.  In fact, you can even place a widget within a blog entry, or any place where you can post html.

That’s it!  The widget does the rest by allowing your site’s visitors to sign up.  We will let them know when voter guides are ready.

So help us spread the word by downloading your own customized widget today!

Also, if you know anyone else who has a blog or other website they can place a widget on, send them a link to this page today and encourage them to do the same.

And be sure to share this page on Facebook or Twitter!

Kids told they can't sing the national anthem at Lincoln Memorial

Here's another entry from the "Are you kidding?" department.

In late June a group of conservative high school students who were visiting the Lincoln Memorial were ordered by a security guard to STOP singing the national anthem.

Yes, really.

Again, this was at the Lincoln Memorial...on the National Mall...in our nation's capital.

The US Park Police admitted that the students were told that they were in violation of some federal law because it demands that the area remain "completely content neutral".  Content neutral?  Again, this was at the Lincoln Memorial...on the National Mall...in our nation's capital. 

If free speech is to be celbrated, allowed, or encouraged anywhere, one would expect it would be in what is probably the most high profile public space in our country.  But no.

“They told them to stop singing,” said Evan Gassman, a spokesman for the Young America’s Foundation. “I was taken aback. You wouldn’t expect a display of national patriotism to be censored."  ...

The incident occurred on June 25 as students were taking a monument tour of the nation’s capital. The decision to sing the national anthem at the memorial was a spur of the moment event, according to Shawn Balcomb, of Richmond Hill, GA.

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