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We the People

Quran vs. Constitution: Why they're incompatible

by William J. Federer

President Barack Obama stated in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009: "When the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the … Holy Quran."
The dilemma is: How can one swear to defend something upon a book that promotes the opposite?

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion, yet the Quran states in Sura 4:89, "Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take hold of them and kill them wherever you find them."

In Hadith Sahih al-Bukhari (Vol. 9, Book 84, No. 57), Muhammad said: "Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him." 

Islamic law relegates non-Muslims to "dhimmi" status, where they are not to propagate their customs amongst Muslims and cannot display a Cross or a Star of David. 

The First Amendment states Congress shall not abridge "the freedom of speech," yet Islamic law enforces dhimmi status on non-Muslims, prohibiting them from observing their religious practices publicly, raising their voices during prayer or ringing church bells. 

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We the People

No Mosque at Ground Zero

       Also, check out the song, We Will Stand, by Jon Henninger

An Introduction to Bullies and the U.S. Constitution for Young People

by Ronald W. Kirk 

As a long time teacher, I know how hard it is to get peoples' attention—young people's attention especially. Things like America's early history, Pilgrims, Founding Fathers and Constitutions and such may not make much sense to those who live on the Internet, IPods, video games, texting, hanging out—whatever. Do I really have to listen to another geezer talking at me? Let's give this a try. Have you ever had trouble getting along with other people? Have you ever had a bully pick on you? Have you ever been hurt or troubled by others for apparently no good reason? No one likes being picked on by a bully. And by the way, why are there so many of them?!

Bullies have always been one of our biggest problems. This is so because of a problem deep inside every one of us. This problem is known as sin. Sin is something powerful and selfish. It controls us from birth. 
When we were babies, we cried if we didn't get our way instantly. We cried for no reason! We always wanted something. When we grew a little older, if we had a toy and our friend had a toy, we would want both toys! We would try to take them, and we would even hurt our friend, or brother or sister, just to get our own way, to get that toy. We always wanted attention. Attention might not make us happy, but we wanted it anyway.

Some of us had wise parents. They gently corrected us, little by little. Sometimes they even punished us to help us learn a better way. Jesus gave us the better way: Love God and love your neighbor. We love by doing things for the good of the other person. It is the exact opposite of selfishness. 

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James Madison, “Father of the Constitution”

by James and Barbara Rose

"What we know today about the (Constitutional) Convention we owe largely to (Madison's) daily record of all that transpired.  Day after day for the entire 99 days, this man, who was always in frail health, never missed attendance.  He said later that the ordeal almost killed him, but, nevertheless, he was sustained in his Herculean task" "His object was to preserve the history of a Constitution on which would be staked the happiness of a people great even in its infancy, and possibly the cause of liberty throughout the world.'" 1

 "As 'Father of the Constitution,' James Madison was the principal author of the document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of The Federalist Papers (29 of 85), still the most influential commentary on the Constitution.  He suggested the separation of powers with a system of checks and balances.  He also suggested federalism—that powers be distributed between the national and state governments. These two elements of our government have been widely copied by other countries and have been proclaimed by many political scientists, both American and foreign, to be brilliant ideas!2

"As a leader in the first Congresses, he drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution, and thus is also known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights." 3  


His chief concern was to limit the power of the federal government.  He was one of the most ardent defenders of the Constitution" 4

In a note opened after his death in 1836, he stated, "The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions is that the Union of the States be cherished and perpetuated." 5

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Rev. Peter MarshallPeter Marshall, 70, author of the best selling The Light and the Glory, went home to his Lord this past Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Rev. Marshall was the son of the popular and influential chaplain to the United States Senate, Dr. Peter Marshall, and Christy and A Man Called Peter author Catherine Marshall. Peter Marshall contributed tremendously to the awareness of American Christians' understanding of God's providential hand of blessing on the nation's history. He will be missed by many. May the legacy of his work continue, and may his family and friends be comforted.—ed.


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