Friday, November 05, 2010

Christian Conservatives Swarm Congress

In the following article printed in the Washington Post, Jordan Sekulow, a human rights attorney and Director of International Operations at the American Center for Law and Justice speaks of the overwhelming positive impact our new congress will have concerning the many social issues and pro-life battle that are of deep concern to Bible believing Christians all across this land  as Christian conservatives swarm congress.

 It’s no longer business as usual. Jordan Sekulow is a human rights attorney and Director of International Operations at the American Center for Law & Justice.

"We're Back: Christian Conservatives Swarm Congress"

November 2nd was a historic day for the religious right. Republicans are back in control of the House of Representatives and many social conservatives are heading to the US Senate. Among the 80 new Republicans headed to the House (includes all non-incumbents), American voters elected an estimated 70 new social conservatives. In the Senate, 10 of the 12 new Republicans heading to the US Senate will vote social conservative. If the 3 undecided Senate races break Republican (AK, CO, WA), add at least two more to the social conservative tally.

While the momentous tasks of repealing Obamacare and getting the economy back on track begin today, it would be foolish to overlook the impact these new elected officials will have on social issues. They are pro-life, Constitutional conservatives who are not afraid of a tough fight.

In the House, Tea Party and social conservative activists will expect big things from their new representatives. As of this moment, Republicans have a net gain of 60 new seats in the House and are on track to have a 43-seat majority. With a powerful Republican majority in the House, grassroots activists will want to see the change they voted for go into action immediately. The "we'll do what we can but we didn't win the Senate" excuse will not cut it with the grassroots voters. We expect House Republicans, and those moderate Democrats who got elected by running against Obama, to go head-to-head with the President's agenda.

Sarah Palin captured the sentiment of the grassroots movement that swept the nation Tuesday. Palin declared, "No more business as usual." We are not embracing status quo anymore."

If you believe that President Obama's toughest battle will be in the House, you are wrong. The Senate, although remaining under Democrat control, has the filibuster. With what will shake out to be 47 or 49 Republicans in the Senate, a net gain of 6 or 8, no legislation will pass unless it is truly bipartisan.
Progressives, it is time for a gut-check. Your lock on grassroots activism is long gone.
The American people have rejected the liberal agenda and have voted to stop it.

President Obama and Democrats will try to stamp the obstructionist label on Republicans in Congress. The American people have spoken; they want the Obama agenda put on hold indefinitely. Congressman John Boehner, who will likely be the next Speaker of the House,said Monday,

"Mr. President, there's a word for people who have the audacity to speak up in defense of freedom, the Constitution, and the values of limited government that made our county great. We don't call them enemies.'  'We call them patriots."

On Election night, Boehner took to the stage after Republicans officially won enough seats to take the House and said,

"It's clear tonight who the winners really are and that's the American people."
Welcome to the middle class revolution.
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