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What Is Family Sovereignty?

We had our children and grandchildren in town last week, so we snapped a photo of some of us in the Bookstore.  Pictured (back row, L to R) our son, Matthew, husband, Bernie, First Born Son, John, Next row: Me, Granddaughters, Eliana and Penelope.  Front Row, Daughter, Susanna, holding our grandson, Timothy, and Daughter-in-law, Emily, holding our Granddaughter, Cora.

We had our children and grandchildren in town last week, so we snapped a photo of some of us in the Bookstore. Pictured (back row, L to R) our son, Matthew, husband, Bernie, First Born Son, John, Next row: Me, Granddaughters, Eliana and Penelope. Front Row, Daughter, Susanna, holding our grandson, Timothy, and Daughter-in-law, Emily, holding our Granddaughter, Cora.

As much as I enjoy having nine grandchildren in our family, and one more coming next month, I realize these grandchildren belong to their parents. This is an important line that should not be crossed by family members or any government.

There are good reasons why parents should be in charge of healthcare, education and upbringing of their children. Nobody will ever love them, nor have a vested interest in their outcome, to the same degree as those who brought the children into the world. Of course, there will be some anomalies, but this is a general rule that should be understood be and the expectation.

It’s not uncommon to hear of troubled teens. However, government used to allow parents and teens to work out their problems, and all parties were better for having resolved their own struggles. Now, with all the government money, we have a different set of rules, and the government is enabling and emboldening treason against the family. Continue reading

Brad Dacus of The Pacific Justice Institute

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Thousands of innocent children are wrongfully taken from their parents.  These children never get to see their parents again because we do not have adequate due-process protection. Some important information you will get from listening to the show includes the Hotline number:  (916) 857-9600

On our show today we discuss the biggest threats to the family, how to protect yourself from the over-zealous social workers and most importantly, how to protect our religious freedom.

Brad Dacus is our guest.  He served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas, School of Law. For the next five years, Mr. Dacus coordinated religious freedom and parental rights cases throughout the Western states. In 1997, Mr. Dacus founded Pacific Justice Institute, where he serves as President and continues to defend religious liberties and parental rights. The Pacific Justice Institute has a network with hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys and handles more cases on the West Coast than any other organization of its kind.

As an added bonus, we give details on the show for how to get a copy of the book, “How to Prevent Alzheimer’s” go to Pacific Justice.org  “A family without faith is headed for a disaster”  – Brad Dacus

Children

This is a photo of my family in Washington DC at the Silver Diner.  A lot of restaurants are learning that people care about the nutritious value of their food as much as the taste.   This is an example of a restaurant that has decided to specialize in things like gluten free recipes, grass fed beef and nitrite free bacon.  Pictured in front: Daughter in law, Emily; First born Son, John; Last Born Son, Philip; Back row: Daughter, Susanna; me and Bernie.

This is a photo of my family in Washington DC at the Silver Diner. A lot of restaurants are learning that people care about the nutritious value of their food as much as the taste. This is an example of a restaurant that has decided to specialize in things like gluten free recipes, grass fed beef and nitrite free bacon. Pictured in front: Daughter in law, Emily; First born Son, John; Last Born Son, Philip; Back row: Daughter, Susanna; me and Bernie.

A lot of people like the new Pope, my mother included. Whether one is Catholic or not, he is respected as the leader of a large segment of the world and his words carry weight. The purpose of this newsletter is to study how his words impact our perception of families.

The reason some show disdain for larger families is because of their fear that as taxpayers, they will be forced to subsidize larger families. As governments continue to grow, this anti-family philosophy will eventually cause more harm to those who have larger families. Our words can either be supportive or judgmental; helpful or hurtful. Continue reading

Who Killed the American Family

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Who Killed the American Family? That’s the title of the book we discuss with author, Phyllis Schlafly on today’s episode. Phyllis invited me into her radio station to delve into the details of what has ruined the peace and serenity of the family for our entire country.

Don’t think you are spared just because you are doing fine. We’ve all been affected in one way or another. If you are a taxpayer or live on the planet with other people, you are affected.

Who’s going to teach the next generation?

Who’s the Baby’s Daddy?

It's hard to have sympathy for those purposefully attempting to bring a baby into the world with a complete stranger and then complain because the baby looks like her daddy.  Ohio Sperm Bank Mixup

It’s hard to have sympathy for those purposefully attempting to bring a baby into the world with a complete stranger and then complain because the baby looks like her daddy. Ohio Sperm Bank Mixup

This story turned out to be the perfect way to give some unwanted publicity to the gamete selling industry. In case you missed the story, two women, living a aberrant lifestyle tried to prove they could bear children and made an offer to purchase genetic material from the same anonymous donor. Due to an error in reading the handwriting, they were sold material from Donor # 330 instead of Donor # 380. The results proved that it’s not a good idea to try to fool mother nature. The mother is now trying to sue the vendor for the hardship she has incurred from the fact that her child has some of her father’s features.

One goal of feminism is to prove the interchangeability of the genders. If women are trying to make a point that there is no difference between men and women, they run into a few difficulties.

The idea that gender is interchangeable fails abruptly when it comes to bringing children into the world. Women cannot reproduce without men and men cannot reproduce without women. That’s a biological fact.

This presents a problem for those who want to normalize perversion. Some want to pretend to be married and exert themselves attempting to mimic a natural family. To make up for the obvious biological roadblock, these people have turned to fertility clinics to buy the missing parts from strangers. Continue reading

The Family Project

This was taken at the wedding for our daughter.  (Standing) - Our two other daughters, Susanna and Cathryn; my parents, Marylin and Gordon; Bernie and I flank the bride and groom, Amanda and David; next to me are two of our four sons, Matt and Philip. (Sitting Left) Our son, John with his wife and three girls, (Sitting Right) Our son, Ben with his wife and four children.  There's a very special sense of completeness that happens when everyone is together and safely ushered into safe relationships.

This was taken at the wedding for our daughter. (Standing) – Our two other daughters, Susanna and Cathryn; my parents, Marylin and Gordon; Bernie and I flank the bride and groom, Amanda and David; next to me are two of our four sons, Matt and Philip. (Sitting Left) Our son, John with his wife and three girls, (Sitting Right) Our son, Ben with his wife and four children. There’s a very special sense of completeness that happens when everyone is together and safely ushered into safe relationships.

Our morality is not our own private business. The decisions we make for ourselves affect many others all along the chain. It is impossible to achieve stability without a commitment. Unfortunately, even a commitment is not a guarantee that anything will be permanent, but at least it shows a good faith effort.

The purpose of this publication is to help you make the connection between the break-up of the home and the costs to the taxpayers. Certainly, we can’t oversimplify by pretending the problem will be fixed just by letting people know they should get married and stay married. Continue reading

Girl Scouts

This photo was taken of me when I was a Brownie.  You can tell it was from the 60s because the Brownies don't wear white gloves anymore.

This photo was taken of me when I was a Brownie. You can tell it was from the 60s because the Brownies don’t wear white gloves anymore.

I used to be a Girl Scout. Before that I was a Brownie. For decades, it was part of being a girl in America. Yet, today’s Girl Scout is not your grandmamie’s club. In an effort to change with the “political correctness” of the culture, the Girl Scout organization has embraced ideology, such as abortion and lesbianism, making the club oppositional to the values that made our nation great.

If you have a daughter or granddaughter who would like to be in a girls’ club that promotes the values of service to God and Country, there is a better way. We don’t have to take all this “politically correct” perversion of values…and we shouldn’t. We owe it to the next generation to not allow them to be bombarded with the philosophies that work against healthy, God-honoring families. Continue reading

Feed the Children

This is a photo from when I chaired the Committee on Poverty during the time while I was in the House of Representatives.  It was a lot more comfortable when I had my hand on the faucet, able to promote the good ideas and deflect the bad ones.

This is a photo from when I chaired the Committee on Poverty during the time while I was in the House of Representatives. It was a lot more comfortable when I had my hand on the faucet, able to promote the good ideas and deflect the bad ones.

This month marks five years since I was propelled to national fame for promoting the concept that parents should feed their children. Looking back, I wouldn’t have understood the vitriolic nature of those pushing socialism on our country without having gone through this experience. Thousands of small-minded individuals flooded the phone lines, e-mail boxes, voice mail boxes trying to harass and belittle anyone who would criticize their program. Yet, truth is still the mightiest sword of all and the experience proved to be educational. Instead of backing down, I became more convinced than ever that there is something very ungodly about what they are doing to destroy families.

We all understand that children need to have food and water among other things. Parents perform these functions and in most cases this plan works reasonably well. Many baby pictures prove that parents enjoy feeding their children just as much as children enjoy being fed. It becomes a time of bonding, building trust and a time to talk and transmit values. Continue reading

Robert Andrews – Fixing the Family in Modern America

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Wonder why the country is not getting better?  Listen tonight for the answers!  Our guest, Robert Andrews will share with us the problems and the solutions for the decline of the family in our country.  Robert Andrews, shares with us some wonderful stories of families that have been through difficult times and how we can win back the hearts of our children.

Robert Andrews is a graduate chemical engineer who has been a college campus evangelist, high school chemistry teacher and basketball coach, church teaching elder, church planter, national conference speaker and certified business and family coach. You can read Robert’s weekly Gospel Parenting blog at www.gospelparenting.com

Dr. Jennifer Morse on Marriage, Family and Economics

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Join us for a discussion of marriage and children with Dr. Jennifer Morse, head of the Ruth Institute.

Dr. Jennifer Morse is one of the nation’s foremost economists.   She is also the Senior Research Fellow in Economics at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

Author of Smart Sex: Finding Life-long Love in a Hook-up World, (2005) and Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesn’t Work (2001), recently reissued in paperback, as Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

Dr. Morse served as a Research Fellow for Stanford University’s Hoover Institution from 1997-2005. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester in 1980 and spent a postdoctoral year at the University of Chicago during 1979-80. She taught economics at Yale University and George Mason University for 15 years. She was John M. Olin visiting scholar at the Cornell Law School in fall 1993. She is a regular contributor to the National Review Online, National Catholic Register, Town Hall, MercatorNet and To the Source.

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