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VOL. 4, NO. 16 Nov. 01, 2002

The Elections of 2002: We Can Still Have an Impact!
How do YOU score on the following pre-election quiz?


  1. What are the most important words at issue in these elections?

  2. Who are the most important officials we are selecting in these elections?

  3. Why are these officials so critical in these elections?

  4. How can we respond when election day is almost upon us, and many have already voted?


  1. "We the people," the phrase with which our Constitution begins. This election is one of the most critical in all of American history in determining whether "we the people" will begin to reclaim our courts, our Constitution, and our culture. Humanistic forces during the Twentieth Century have ripped from our hands the power of self-government granted to us by God and the U. S. Constitution, and we the people must mount an effective counter-attack.

  2. Federal judges. Although the U. S. Constitution vests the immediate selection of federal judges in the President and Senate, we elect the President and Senate, thereby determining the composition of the federal bench.

  3. Because the "Imperial Judiciary" has been the vanguard of the Humanistic campaign against our culture. Thanks to liberal/activist judges and their liberal/activist co-conspirators in the U. S. Senate, we the people now face a Culture War in which the culture is in collapse, the Constitution is in crisis, and the courts are in chaos:

    • The "Gang of Ten" Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have refused to allow the entire Senate to vote on a number of President Bush's judicial nominees. The Senate as a body has acquiesced in this power-grab by failing to alter Senate rules to prevent such blatant autocracy. These actions violate Article II, Section 2 of the U. S. Constitution, which specifically vests the power of "advice and consent" re: such nominations in the whole Senate, not in a small Committee, and certainly not in 10 out of 100 Senators.

    • The "Gang of Ten" has come dangerously close to violating Article VI of the Constitution, which prohibits any religious test from being imposed as a qualification for national office. The radical liberals have consistently assaulted, and denied Senate consideration to, judicial nominees of orthodox religious faith whose philosophical and Constitutional values are pro-life, pro-family (as traditionally defined), and pro-morality. "Abortion rights" have become the ultimate litmus test by which a judicial nominee passes or fails in the Committee.

    • Similarly, liberal/activist forces have come dangerously close to violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, applied to the states by the Fourteenth Amendment. If those of orthodox views are denied even a minimally fair opportunity for public office, and judicial decisions continue to bludgeon orthodox values, government officials are placing their official imprimatur on Humanist values. And Humanism has been recognized as a religion even by the U. S. Supreme Court (Torcaso v. Watkins, 1961). By these acts, anti-orthodox forces are breaching, if not bulldozing, the "wall of separation between church and state" so dear to the anti-orthodox heart.

  4. Whether or not you have already voted, there is a three-step program for reclaiming our courts, our Constitution, and our culture, in which we should be involved:

    • Education: Utilize the excellent judicial information presented by Phyllis Schlafly on our Eagle Forum home page as well as our Court Watch web site to be informed during the post election lame-duck session of Congress as well as when new terms begin in January, 2003;

    • Supplication: Prayer is the one constant activity in which God's people can engage. Indeed, the principle of national prayer is ordained by God for His people in 2 Chronicles 7:14 and illustrated in the great "national prayers" of the ninth chapters of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Daniel. The Divine command to pray for our leaders is reiterated in such New Testament passages as 1 Timothy 2:1-2. The 2002 elections are surely in need of our most impassioned and incessant prayers.

    • Participation: If you have not voted, VOTE! If you have voted, encourage your friends and acquaintances to be sure that they do likewise. And use this time to commit yourself to our continuing campaign in the Culture War, regardless of the outcomes of the 2002 elections.

The Elections of 2002: We Can Still Have an Impact!

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