Saturday, November 03, 2007

Barack Obama (part 10)

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

I began my first two posts of this series with the following comments: “The following article is from World magazine which is the only weekly magazine that I read regularly. Because of the work I had been doing for my clients, I have fallen behind (once again) on my reading. I had just finished reading this article the other day. I was going to do material on Mr. Obama and after reading the article decided this was a good time to do just that. The two previous posts—Seven things GOD hates and MURDER on a MASSIVE SCALE—were preludes to this series.

Tonight’s post continues with selected votes (selected by me, of course) by Senator Barack Obama. All of the newspaper articles come from the Peoria Journal Star’s regularly printed Sunday segment entitled “Roll Call Report” by Thomas Voting Reports. The first paragraph reads: “Washington, D.C.—Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major roll calls in the week ending Friday.” The newspaper is referring, of course, to Illinois for the Senate.

Peoria Journal Star, May 21, 2006, page A13

7) “Border Fencing: Senators on Wednesday approved 83 for and 16 against, the construction of 370 miles of triple-layer fencing along America’s nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico. The amendment to a pending immigration bill (S 2611) also authorizes vehicle barriers at popular crossing points along 500 miles of the border. The bill remains in debate.

A yes vote backed the amendment.

Voting no: Richard Durbin, D; Barack Obama, D.”

8) “English, the National Language: Voting 63 for and 34 against, the Senate on Thursday declared English the national U.S. language and required undocumented immigrants (illegal immigrants—my addition) seeking legal status to demonstrate proficiency in English. Under the amendment to S 2611 (above), federal agencies could provide materials or services in other languages but would not be required to do so. Critics said this would deny access to basic services, and violate civil rights laws by discriminating on the basis of national origin.

A yes vote backed the amendment.

Voting no: Durbin, Obama”

9) “Social Security: Voting 50 for and 49 against, senators on Thursday tabled (killed) an amendment to prevent immigrants legalized under S 2611 (above) from receiving credit for Social Security contributions made while working illegally. This affirmed a provision allowing them eventual full credit for all payroll contributions.

A yes vote was to kill the amendment.

Voting yes: Durbin, Obama”

Peoria Journal Star, May 28, 2006, page A9

10) “CIA Director Hayden: Voting 78 for and 15 against, the Senate on Friday confirmed Gen. Michael V. Hayden, 61, as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Supporters said Hayden, a former director of the National Security Agency, is the right choice to restore the CIA as an effective national security agency, while foes criticized his role in creating and defending the NSA’s domestic surveillance program.

A yes vote was to confirm Hayden.

Voting no: Durbin, Obama.

Peoria Journal Star, July 2, 2006, page A9

11) “American Flag Amendment: Voting 66 for and 34 against, the Senate on Tuesday fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to approve a House-passed constitutional amendment against the physical desecration of the American flag. The Amendment (SJ Res 12) did not define or outlaw flag desecration, but gave Congress the power to do so.”

“A yes vote backed the constitutional amendment.

Voting no: Richard Durbin, D; Barack Obama, D.”

Peoria Journal Star, July 30, 2006, page A17

12) “Minors’ Abortions: Voting 65 for and 34 against, the Senate on Tuesday passed a bill (S 403) making it a federal crime to transport a minor to another state for an abortion to evade a law in her home state requiring parental notification of planned abortions. The bill sets maximum penalties of $100,000 or one year in jail for those providing the transportation. The bill must be reconciled with a stricter House-passed version.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Voting no: Richard Durbin, D; Barack Obama, D.”

13) “Sex Education: Voting 48 for and 51 against, the Senate on July 25 defeated an amendment to S 403 (above) that sought to authorize federal grants to promote sex education as a deterrent to teen pregnancies. In part, the instruction would cover the use of contraceptives and the pill.” (Often amendments are offered which if approved would make the original bill unacceptable to some of those who support the original bill. In this case, Senators who disapprove of promoting the use of contraceptives and the pill by minors might decide to vote against the original bill because of an unacceptable amendment added to the bill. It is a tactic to try to indirectly defeat the original bill.—my addition)

“A yes vote backed the amendment.

Voting yes: Durbin, Obama.”

14) “Judge Jerome A. Holmes: Voting 67 for and 30 against, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed Jerome A. Holmes, 44, formerly an assistant U.S. attorney and now a lawyer in private practice in Oklahoma City, as a judge on the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.”

“A yes vote was to confirm Judge Holmes.

Voting no: Durbin, Obama.”

Peoria Journal Star, September 23, 2007, page A7

15) “Iraq Funds Cut-off: “Voting 28 for and 70 against, the Senate on Thursday refused to cut off funding for U.S. combat operations in Iraq on June 30, 2008, except for spending needed to pursue terrorists, protect U.S. personnel and infrastructure and train Iraq security forces not involved in sectarian killings or attacks on U.S. troops. The amendment to S 1585 (above) [Although the article lists the bill as S 1585 in this section, in other sections of the article the bill is listed as HR 1585. My guess is that the correct bill number is HR 1585 since it would be extremely unusual for a Senate bill to have the same number as a House bill dealing with the same topic.—my addition) required troop withdrawals to begin within 90 days of enactment and be completed by next July, with only a small residual force left behind.”

“A yes vote backed the amendment.

Voting yes: Durbin, Obama.”

16) Habeas Corpus: Voting 56 for and 43 against, the Senate on Wednesday failed to reach 60 votes needed to advance a measure establishing habeas corpus rights for terrorism suspects held in U.S. military prisons. The amendment to HR 1585 (above) sought to repeal a 2006 law that strips federal courts of habeas corpus jurisdiction in such cases.”

“A yes vote backed habeas corpus for military detainees.

Voting yes: Durbin, Obama.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great serious post, we need more people like you around here. The Illinois Republican party which is suppose to be the home of traditional values is controlled by libertines too, like the Democrats. Have you ever consider running for office on the Constitution party ticket? We could use some one to replace the closet gay senator that represents Morton Illinois.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Christian Gunslinger said...

Thank you for the compliment.

Not until you asked.

Running as a third party candidate is similar to tilting at windmills. Not usually successful but sometimes necessary to do.

Who are you? Do you have the money, manpower, operation, and time to have any impact on an election?

Are you serious?

If you'd like, send information to me at P.O. Box 481, Morton, Illinois, 61550. I'll examine it.

6:20 AM  

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