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National emergencies and tyranny  
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Democratic Party leftist primary presidential candidates Julian Castro (former HUD Secretary under the previous president), and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) both would call national emergencies over climate change and gun violence if elected. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) also said that gun violence was a national emergency. Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) indicated he would consider declaring a national emergency on gun violence if elected. Democrats see the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to protect national security by building a wall on the nation's border with Mexico as a precedent to banning guns, taxing for climate change and student debt.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) warned on February 14 that a president using the National Emergencies Act for such things as building a border wall would be a forerunner for a Democratic president to use the act for political reasons. Pelosi said, " You want to talk about a national emergency? Let's talk about today, the one year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America. That's a national emergency...A Democratic president can declare emergencies as well. So, the precedent that the President is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans."
Castro told MSNBC's "Hardball" on Monday that he wouldn't hesitate to declare a national emergency on gun violence and climate change.  Castro said, "If I take office on January 20, 2021, that I will come into office with a strong belief that climate change is a national emergency, that the fact that so many people in this country die because of gun violence, that is a national emergency." The intent of the National Emergencies Act is to allow a president to call a national emergency when the nation's security is in jeopardy. It has checks and balances in it for Congress to act. The language of the Act, however, is ambiguous enough that these communists in the Democratic Party could well make the case for confiscating guns or outrageous taxes for the unproven and fraudulent concept of "climate change." 
The idea that our national security is compromised by gun violence is a stretch. The ownership of guns as guaranteed by the 2ndAmendment is protection against the very thing these leftists want to do-take over the government, or as Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) says, "complete that (political) revolution," meaning wealth redistribution by an iron-fisted dictator. Do not be lulled into thinking these people's esoteric ideas are grand because they also have one thing in common-they disdain true Christianity. Given the option of national emergencies, religious freedom would be among the first to go as it is the biggest threat to communism's tyranny. Every socialist and communist nation shuts down religious free speech. As Christ said in John 8:32 of those who are his disciples, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson


Caring for those even the Church ignores: 
The Disabled in Ghana

By Pastor William Agbeti

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UN figures put persons living with disabilities in the world at 20% of the global population. 80% of this number can be found in developing countries. In Ghana alone, there are some 3 million persons living with various forms of disabilities. 
Our Ghana ministry serves where others will not.This two-day residential program for children with disabilities provide food, clothing and recreation

Their plight is demoralizing. Many in the Ghanaian society consider them taboos. Scores of local churches have not opened their doors to them. Several families neglect their disabled children, to fend for themselves. Sadly, some communities go to the extreme to put a newly born disabled child into a mortar and use a pestle to pound it to death, with the belief that their souls will not return to the communities again. In the main, the disabled are ostracized from the society. Only a handful of homes, families and communities treat them with a modicum of respect and acceptance. Read the rest of the story by clicking here

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