Civil Rights Newsletter for 04-18-05

Civil Rights Newsletter for 04-18-05

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What‘s New?

We firmly have our finger posted on the national pulse. In Illegal Immigration, Amnesty, and Double Speak we face the facts that emotionally charged rhetoric and ideology driven partisanship do precious little to prevent the exploitation of immigrants and the United States of America in its wake. Is there an answer to this dilemma or are we doomed to continue in the footsteps of our forefathers and nothing much will change, other than the deepening of the rift between American citizens and immigrants? Do either democrats or republicans hold the key to change? Are we in fact creating a new servant class devoid of civil rights protection?

This Month In Civil Rights History

On April 16th, 1862, a gutsy President Lincoln signed the famous act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. This monumental step paved the way for the eventual emancipation of the African slaves.

Civil Rights Trivia Game

Last time we asked the question: Who was the founder of the American Red Cross?
The Answer: Clara Barton
We have a winner! Congratulations to Marianne Kinney who answered correctly! Who knows, you might be the winner this time!

If you know the answer, please e-mail me. All who answer correctly, will see their names published in the next newsletter. (Sorry, no other tangible prizes yet!)

Here goes: Francis Scott Key, the author of the 'Star Spangled Banner', received his inspiration when seeing a certain heroic feat in which war?

Civil Rights News You Can Use

The First Amendment is a beautiful thing, yet only if it falls in step with the opinions of the powers that be. When one college professor decided that a “right to life” group’s exercise of this right did not jell with her personal opinion, she put matters into the hands of her students, and with her little help and encouragement they succeeded in destroying the anti-abortion display erected in keeping with the first amendment. “Gaudeamus igitur… Vivat academia. Vivant professores…” indeed. Read and be amazed ... Professor Put on Leave After Abortion Spat.

Featured Book Of The Month

FROM THE PUBLISHER: “Whatever It Takes is a wide-ranging and highly entertaining read, in which Congressman J. D. Hayworth exposes the ongoing battle where terrorists seek ways to exploit our porous borders and attack our homeland as well as the hypocrisy, greed, and political correctness that could literally destroy our nation."
Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security
Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security

Musing Of The Month

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." (Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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