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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." — C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." ~ Plato

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·"The Federalist - Topical Essays - Homosexual Normalization and the Church..."·
"...Some homosexual advocates argue that Jesus is "silent" on this issue in the Gospels. Of course, Jesus does not directly address other deviant sexual behavior (pedophilia, bestiality, etc.) either. Is He really silent, or is His affirmation of marriage between "man and woman" sufficient rebuke for the homosexual agenda in the Christian Church?"
06 November, 2003

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Hey, about the Feds....
This short piece was written in 1998, before the terrorist attacks on America in 2001!

Somewhere in Southern California tonight, a 2nd grade public school teacher, a mother of one and someone who was seventeen during the Cuban missile crisis, will lay her head down and worry a moment about nuclear arms proliferation in third world countries and the growing threat of weapons of mass destruction; bio-chem weapons--anthrax and sarin gas; Could it happen here?  Now? small, easily concealed and transportable tactical/theater nuclear weapons, being unleashed on an innocent and naive American public. America's enemies from overseas are many, envious of our prosperity and very annoyed by our pushy, intrusive political foreign policy as well as the documented abuses of the greedy American corporations here and overseas (i.e. the "Globalists").

With memories of her father, an Air Force Major at that time, giving the young family a map of an isolated Californian desert location and the admonition that if "anything should happen between Kennedy and Khrushchev" and the very strained standoff unravel, they will, somehow, meet there in the isolation of the desert.

But still, even tonight, she sleeps in peace, with so many others like her, because they know that someone is out there, walking the wall around this nation, dedicated, professional, and aggressively seeking to intercept any such individuals who would engage in such cowardly, spineless, terrorist tactics against a defenseless populace....

Who are those people?

Those people are the UNITED STATES FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY! DO NOT WRITE THEM OFF!
Unless you have another avenue to offer for dealing with international terrorism?
I think it's a little out of the league and beyond the resources of the local Sheriff.

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DO NOT be intimidated by these people! Write them! Communicate with them! Let the leadership of the Federal Law Enforcement community know that their rogues and extremists will not be tolerated! Study their web sites and then tell your Congressman how you feel. Demand that their power be corralled and kept in it's proper place. Individual American liberty can be maintained, and not sacrificed on the alter of "national security."

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Now the FBI is getting a little weird. Real healthy analysis, FBI people, real healthy. A little lacking in objectivity and balance.

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But in the interests of fairness and balance in power between society (the people) and a sometimes rather corrupt and loony government which purports to represent them, these are my memberships to the only secular political organizations I feel compelled to maintain a presence in. Click on the NRA to access Salem the Soldier's gun owners rights' page!
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·Gun Owners! ~ Let's Get Serious! ·
This article was published in the California Rifle and Pistol Association's magazine, "The Firing Line" in the January, 2000, issue. My deepest respects and regards to the leadership of the CRPA for this honored opportunity to address the forum. GOOD LINK

· Media Intensifies Attack Against Gun Industry ·
Writer and author, Jon Christian Ryter, comments on the biased assault by the media on our Second Amendment rights. GOOD LINK

· The Illegal Use Of The Military In A Law Enforcement Setting. ·
Another insightful commentary by author Jon Christian Ryter concerning the conduct of the FBI and the ATF at Waco. GOOD LINK

·A Debate Between The Warriors ·
Dissent of the governed? A Christian Statesman and an American Patriot stand forth in the open forum! GOOD LINK

·"Reconquísta?" Or Road Back To Oppression? ·
Militant, race-based nationalism and Socialism is still basic Nazism, no matter how you present it. Especially when it comes to gun confiscation.

This article was published in the California Rifle and Pistol Association's magazine, "The Firing Line" in the May, 2002, issue. My deepest respects and regards to the leadership of the CRPA for this honored opportunity to address the forum. GOOD LINK

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A ghost from America's distant past challenges the generation of today. GOOD LINK


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TNIV Bible ·TNIV - The Controversy·
Or, The Straw That Broke The Camel's Back.

A collection of resources, in response to the publication of the Today's New International Version. [TNIV] Mainstream Christianity in America, up to this point, has not paid attention to the work of the translators in producing the blizzard of Bible versions produced over the last thirty to forty years.

It is about time they did. The Bible is being deconstructed. The Word of God has met liberal, humanist, Post-modernist, cultural-Marxist controlled, politically-correct America. The evidence on what I found is listed below. The conclusions are irrefutable.

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"On the path towards the Rule of Men and away from the tranquility of the Rule of Law, the historical trap has been for good citizens to call upon stricter and stricter government, followed by stronger and stronger government, until government itself becomes so overbearing that it becomes more of the enemy than the anarchy from the Rule of Men.

As the olde maps used to cite: 'Here there be dragons.'" ~ Southack

Aye, and firey ones they be! But there be fierce and firey dragon slayers also about, and many be found here....

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Proud to be Politically Incorrect! We, as U.S. citizens, have a God-given right and civic responsibility and need to be involved on a daily basis in what is going on in our country and government. Get involved and stay involved. As long as the "silent majority" refuses to take a stand and withstand the absurdities of the small, militant, special interest groups that are contrary to the American and Christian way of life, this current social turmoil will continue. The heck with being politically correct! The Lord Jesus Christ never worried about that! Neither did Paul and the early church. Neither should we! So get out there and rock the boat! But remember, give God and His revealed Word top priority in your personal life and before everything else. That is where the true firepower is.

Everything is going to be okay!

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The Second Amendment - A Biblical Perspective

In the wake of national shooting tragedies, this site's Second Amendment site has been updated and past resources restored. If you have questions, as a Christian, concerning the Biblical world view on the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and self-defense, this is the place to find it.


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For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me... Nehemiah 4:18[Read more...]





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Political slogans are not enough
By Greg Laurie

Pastor Greg Laurie cuts through all the campaign rhetoric to get to the heart of the problem in American culture. The Spirit-filled church learned the hard way during the Bush years that "influence" in Washington is fickle and comes at the price of our integrity and faithfulness to the Creator.



How far we've come from a dependence wholly on God. As we have wrested the reigns of control out of the hands of God and handed them over to politicians, we have placed a burden on the shoulders of men and women that they were never meant to—or were equipped to—bear. We can blame the politicians all we want, but the responsibility is ours.

We've been looking to the wrong person to bring us hope and change.. ....[Read more...]





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A Quantum Of ... Ambivalence.
The 2010 44th Congressional
Midterm elections

"If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing—
Let's break out the booze and have a ball—
If that's all there is..." singer Peggy Lee


Riggs, Calvert, Hedrick, and an informed voter.In the midst of this, what is proving to be one of the greatest contests in the "War of Ideas," the foundation, character, and future of the United States in the wake of the 2008 elections, one Congressional race this midterm cycle has modeled thus far a fatigue of the body politic hitherto shaken off in other quarters. I refer to the 44th Congressional District, Riverside County, California.

The 44th is currently headed by nine term Republican incumbent Ken Calvert, Riverside County's thus far "safe" choice, even as his corruption accusations have mounted in recent years. From ear-marks, to shady land deals, to angering the base voting for TARP and cash for clunkers, there is much to undermine any support by Riverside County Conservative voters for Calvert. The listlessness I observe for Calvert by many is not unfounded, as Calvert and a still unrepentant GOP arm have done little to counter his opponents and the local media defining who he is in the eyes of the electorate. He has been less than forthcoming answering a lot of these accusations.... [Read more...]





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America's Ruling Class—And the Perils of Revolution

Angelo M. Codevilla's paper at The American Spectator is an excellent expose on the cultural/political divide that has grown in America in recent decades, between the "political/ruling" class and the "Country Class" [you and me]. That Americans would permit this to happen is a sign of our lack of vigilance:



The ruling class's appetite for deference, power, and perks grows. The country class disrespects its rulers, wants to curtail their power and reduce their perks. The ruling class wears on its sleeve the view that the rest of Americans are racist, greedy, and above all stupid. The country class is ever more convinced that our rulers are corrupt, malevolent, and inept. The rulers want the ruled to shut up and obey. The ruled want self-governance. The clash between the two is about which side's vision of itself and of the other is right and which is wrong. Because each side—especially the ruling class—embodies its views on the issues, concessions by one side to another on any issue tend to discredit that side's view of itself. One side or the other will prevail. The clash is as sure and momentous as its outcome is unpredictable. ....[Read more...]





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The Point of No Return - The Atlantic

Although a "progressive" publication, this shows how far the reality the threat of a nuclear Iran has penetrated the Western consciousness. One of a few papers that objectively examines the the realities of the contemporary Middle East:



For the Obama administration, the prospect of a nuclearized Iran is dismal to contemplate—it would create major new national-security challenges and crush the president's dream of ending nuclear proliferation. But the view from Jerusalem is still more dire: a nuclearized Iran represents, among other things, a threat to Israel's very existence. In the gap between Washington's and Jerusalem's views of Iran lies the question: who, if anyone, will stop Iran before it goes nuclear, and how? As Washington and Jerusalem study each other intensely, here's an inside look at the strategic calculations on both sides—and at how, if things remain on the current course, an Israeli air strike will unfold....[Read more...]


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The Moral Compass Of The Nation


Bill Barnstead was an online friend of my associate, Jon Christian Ryter. He recently passed away and Jon has written an excellent obituary for the man. I took the liberty of reposting one of Bill's more notable commentaries on the site. It has to be one of the most concise summations of the recklessness and treachery of elitist Republican decision making, offered in the wake of the GOP decline.
In my interpretation, a "Conservative" is someone who seeks to conserve the values and ethics which many of the older generation — those which built this country — held, and do hold dear. Bill Barnstead was one of those older generation whose lives and worldview I personally continue to uphold and study.

The Election of 2006 was more than just a repudiation of a president who tarnished the mantle of the Reagan legacy. It was a repudiation of globalism. It was a repudiation of unsecured borders. It was a repudiation of amnesty for illegal aliens. But most of all, it was a repudiation of an Administration that sold it's soul for 30 pieces of silver. That is the reason the voters could not overlook the corruption by Republicans when they ignored even worse corruption by Democrats. Conservatives are supposed to be the good guys. They are required to have integrity—and all of the other Christian qualities that are needed to make good citizens.... [Read more....]



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The July, 2009, Resignation of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.


This is my Letter to the Editor concerning the July, 2009, resignation of Sarah Palin. If the radical Left in America is so interested in her, it is because she is a credible threat to their anti-American ideology.

Editor, The Press-Enterprise:

Bravo to letter writer Mr. Parker (Misfit makes wise exit - 07/07 Your Views) for modeling the current brain trust of Progressive liberalism concerning Sarah Palin. This consists largely of third-grader, school yard ad hominem attacks against her and her family, their hypocrisy and intolerance laid bare. Sensible people need to see what this women is facing.... [Read more....]
This letter was printed, with top billing and a wonderful picture of Sarah, on Monday, July 13, 2009.





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The DHS Domestic Extremism Lexicon
DHS Lexicon

This is one of my Letters to the Editor concerning the odd publications being published and recalled on a regular basis at DHS. Those people have too much time on their hands. [Letter was printed May 17, 2009]

Editor, The Press-Enterprise:

While the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) threat analysis on "right-wing extremism" and slander of military veterans has been in the headlines, a lesser known document entitled "Domestic Extremism Lexicon" was also released, and not surprisingly at this point, also recalled by DHS. The document details terminology, one assumes, law enforcement is to be on the lookout for in incidental contact with "extremists." [Read more....]


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Are You On Uncle Sam's Short List?


Have you wondered what the deal is with that DHS "right-wing" threat analysis and what it means to you?

There's a lot of history behind Uncle Sam's Short List!

...With the recent release of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," many unsuspecting people suddenly found themselves on Uncle Sam's short list.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, squirming under the predictable pressure from the American Legion and veterans rights groups, the most prominent people on the recent list, nevertheless said, "…Let me be very clear: we monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence."

This is singularly the most eloquent contemporary description of Uncle Sam's short list.

Sooner or later in this life, everybody has to be on Uncle Sam's short list! [Read more....]


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Beware the cult of Obama

Gene Healy with the Cato Institute writes yet another excellent commentary on the cult status within the Republican Party enjoyed by George Bush - and which he exploited fully to disastrous economic ends.

Again, the only way the GOP will ever be reformed is if the party returns to some semblance of objectivity and impartiality when electing and dealing with our elected party leaders.

...But any conservative who thinks cultishness is exclusively a leftist phenomenon ought to take a good long look in the mirror. Because many of those who decry the "cult of Obama" are the same people who made a flight-suited action figure hero out of such common clay as George W. Bush.

Peggy Noonan called Bush's post-9/11 address to Congress "a God-touched moment and a God-touched speech." Fred Barnes wrote that "the stage was set for Bush to be God's agent of wrath." National Review Online ran ads for the Bush "Top Gun" action figure, and an article about how wonderful it was to have a presidential superhero to complement your GI Joe collection. [Read more....]





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Rush Limbaugh Is Not the Problem.


Diana West writes an excellent commentary tracing the rise of Obama's leftist rise to the abandonment of Conservative principles by the George Bush administration.

We cannot ever hope to see reform within the dead GOP until we return to some semblance of objectivity and acceptance of responsibility for the Republican fall from dominance in the political arena the last eight years.

Forced to the ramparts to defend Rush Limbaugh against spurious, low-down attacks from the Obama White House and assorted Obamedia, conservatives, in their understandable zeal to defend a salient voice of conservatism, are letting the real enemy slip away unnamed.

Who would that be? The answer is George W. Bush, whose stealthy political legacy stands as taking what is popularly known as "conservatism" on a disastrously leftward lurch. [Read more....]







The moderate Republicans lost [the elections]

Melanie Morgan derides the notion of a "moderate" Republican, a term first coined by the Democrats and the mainstream media. You never see the term "moderate" Democrat used, do you? A "moderate" Republican is simply one who agrees with the Democrats.

We have to demand the GOP returns to its Conservative roots, to stanch the insanity inevitable with Democrat dominance in politics and culture.

Dear fellow conservatives,

Let's stop beating ourselves up over the McCain loss and start looking forward to the guys and gals on our bench who are conservatives. The real kind. The reason the Republicans lost is McCain is not conservative. So we didn't even have a horse in this race until he chose Sarah Palin, which is why the crowds grew exponentially and the money began flowing. This should be the GOP's first clue that we won't win unless we support true conservatives. [Read more....]






Now, Seize Freedom!

I stumbled over this one recently, while researching Winston Churchill on another issue.

It is excellent, and, though today, it is not, still a vision of what the Republican party can and should be. Written by a Republican.

Welcome to "Republican Rock Bottom."

Possessed of no vision, no principle, no purpose, and no appeal, we deserved our fate.

Now, seize freedom!

Finally, we are divorced from self-deceits. Dead is the self-indulgent imbecility of "re-branding" -- as if the Republican Party was a corporate product to be repackaged, not a transformational political movement to be led. Despite what the media will tell you, and what so-called "conservative leaders" will discuss ad nauseam during "secret" meetings, this situation is not a crisis. It is an opportunity. Today, we are as the Great Emancipator proclaimed during another time of national trial: unbound by the tired dogmas of the past; and free to think and act anew. [Read more....]











Enemies of Capitalism

A short commentary that challenges the fiscal conservative credentials of the Bush Administration era Federal reserve leadership. Obama didn't get us in this situation - these guys did!

New Rule: neomercantilists, neoconservatives, and statists are no longer allowed to call themselves "free marketers." People who call themselves free marketers such as Bush, Paulson, Greenspan, and Bernanke are the primary threat capitalism faces. These false prophets of capitalism are the greatest friends that proponents of socialism have.

Many prominent American figures claim to be proponents of free markets but in practice advocate neomercantilist, corporate welfare policies. These policies eventually, and unsurprisingly, lead to disastrous economic and social consequences. These catastrophes are then blamed on capitalism, free markets, and deregulation, at which point, socialists are easily able to convince the distraught public that capitalism is a failed experiment and only massive government intervention in the markets can save them. Such is the way that capitalism dies, eaten away by a cancer from within. [Read more....]












Another Bush Requiem.



Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 

Well, that didn't end too well.

There have been a few excellent commentaries from Conservative writers in the nascent post-Bush era; a few because of the many already lacking in any productive self-critiquing of the last eight years.  Bush went from the highest ratings in recorded Presidential history post-9/11, to some of the lowest in Gallup poll history, competing with Nixon and Truman in the low 20’s when they left office.  The Republican Party went from unprecedented control of the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House, at the beginning of the Millennium, to a complete rout in 2008, with losses on the state and local level.

What happened?  Let's exercise a little long lost objectivity, braving the inevitable accusation of "Bush Hater," and review those more notable highlights of the last eight years....















The Palin Phenomenon

Associate and friend, Jon Christian Ryter, explains the dominance of the two-party system, and why the GOP is the only option we have:


...If you want to change the two party system, you must work within that system to change it. In 2004, over 122 million people cast their vote. One million of them threw their voice away because screams in a closet are heard by no one. Change is a generational thing. You don't implement change at the top of the pinnacle because while he has a powerful vote, the President still only has one vote. Congress has 535 votes. But to change who casts the votes in Congress, you must start at home. All politics is local. That's where it all starts. Jon Greenspon, John Bootie and John Blyth should not have been running for President. They should have been running for city council or Mayor. Granted, there's not much glory in those jobs, but that's where the political foundation of our nation is built. Control local politics and, eventually, you will control the White House. Don't fight the system—change it. [Read more...]

The Republicans, while still holding those in office accountable in the wake of the Bush train wreck and the squandering of two decades of grassroots work, need to focus on the future. The corrupt, old GOP have to die off sooner or later. The GOP can come back again, with patience and perseverance.








Thoughts On Christmas - 2008



Jdimytai Damour in a 1993 photographWith the Black Friday trampling death of 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour at the doors of the Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, N.Y., this, already immersed in the greedy stench of the Wall Street melt-down and Congress cracking like a rotten egg, the 2008 "holiday" season in contemporary America, had begun.

The merchants and princes of Madison Avenue and big-box retailers, even after having high-jacked the unique institution of Christmas in America, are predictably still lowing like disgruntled cows in a dry pasture. "Black Friday" is the newer of the exploited "holiday sales/fourth quarter" sales phenomenon being pushed in mass advertising and the ratings starved media. They have turned it into something ugly - with our acquiesce - a cheap and desperate annual profit seeking opportunity, renamed "the holidays" in the new politically correct lexicon and not Christmas anymore... [Read more...]





This was written by a local Pastor to the local paper, concerning Proposition 8 on the 2008 California ballot. I couldn't have said it better myself.


Defend marriage

The Press-Enterprise's editorial on Prop. 8 was disappointing in its lack of substance, but not surprising ("No on 8," Our Views, Sept. 28).

The reporting on California's marriage debate since the state Supreme Court's May decision has been so biased that I expected to see the views behind the unfair reporting formally expressed, as they were.

Your views are not only out of accord with those of your readers, but they are also culturally iconoclastic. The promotion of so-called "gay marriage" and the homosexual political agenda is anti-civilization and anti-religious at its core.

Civilization has never defined marriage as between two people of the same sex. Don't reject this wisdom now. There is no historic precedent in any civilization for defining marriage as between two people of the same sex. Not even homosexuality-tolerant Greco-Roman society ever conceived of undermining the normative definition of marriage as a union between a man and woman with the intention of bringing forth and raising children.

Such a cultural redefinition of marriage is suicidal. Christianity, classical Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism have never blessed homoerotic sexual activity. The arrogance behind the promoters of gay marriage, and their rejection of the wisdom of the ages, is immense.

Your opinion that the discussion of gay marriage is a distraction from "more pressing state issues" is consistent with the secularist rejection of traditional legislation concerning public morality. In fact, public debates about homosexuality and the definition of marriage are moral questions with immense public and collective consequences -- hardly private matters or a question of simply marrying whom you want to.

Your affirmation that gay marriage is parallel to inter-racial marriage is nonsense, and an insult to people of every race. No traditional religion has ever affirmed that marriage between different races is a sin, but all have affirmed that homosexuality is.

JOSIAH TRENHAM - Reverend

St. Andrew - Orthodox Christian Church



This was written by a Californian to local pastors concerning proposition 8.

September 15, 2008

Dear Pastor,

My name is Mike Morrell and I am a business owner in the Inland Empire. As you may know, the stability of the family and moral values in America are declining quickly. Our generation has seen prayer removed from our schools, abortion made legal and a significant increase in divorces. And now, here in California, God's definition of marriage is being redefined while homosexuality is becoming accepted as normal behavior.

In J.D. Unwin's book, Sex and Culture, he chronicled the decline of 86 cultures throughout history and found no nations lasted longer than a generation after it embraced sexual hedonism and debauchery. Greek historian Polybius (200 B.C.) attributed the increase in homosexual activity to the ultimate collapse of the Roman Empire. In modern times, under the guise of sexual liberation, the Weimer Republic had become a hotbed for sexual immorality leading it into political and economic disarray.

Will they one day say of America that those who had the most to lose did so little? Prayerfully, "no." If America and the family and the church are to survive, we must stand in the Lord's unwavering truth. The solution to America's problems, I believe, is you - the pastors, the gatekeepers of men's souls. In 1803, French philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville, came to America to discover our greatness. De Tocqueville was inspired by the vastness of our lands, our brisk commerce and trade, our natural resources and rapid assent as a world power. But he found the key to our greatness, he says, as he entered our churches and "found the pulpits were aflame with righteousness."

Therefore, I invite you to join us for lunch and to discuss how we may preserve the institution of marriage and help to insure the passage of Proposition 8. With your commitment and God's help, we will succeed. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Mike Morrell














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