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Monday, October 27, 2008


"If your child enters a classroom at any public school wearing a "T" shirt that says, "Jesus Saves" and shows a picture of what people accept as a likeness of the Lord Jesus, or the cross, "What would happen to your child?" The child is sent home to change, or worse, suspended, because the courts have ruled that this is a form of “intimidation” of other folks who are “non-believers”.
If that is true…………….and it is, then….

When is a sign NOT a sign?
by Pastor Ed Anthony BTh. (Retired)

I took the Obamasia’s advice and voted early. (That is what Minister Farrakhan called him) Saturday morning past, my wife and I went and filled out our paper ballots and had them counted by the machine. I like the system we have for voting in Escambia County. I even commented to the pole workers that I wish the rest of the state could get their act together as well as Escambia County. The machine keeps a count and then there is a paper trail if a recount is needed. I also like the people conducting the poling. The pole workers were ready to help folks understand what they needed to do, they were knowledgeable, courteous, polite and it was a very smooth operation. A salute and commendation to Mr. Stafford and staff for a job well done. Thank You!

Upon entering the courthouse, clearly marked by signs and arrows, we encountered a very pleasant lady giving directions and answering questions for people entering the building. (Not all were there to vote) She told my wife and I what cards and form of I.D. we would need once we were up stairs.

Once out of the elevator, we encountered the only “fly-in-the-ointment” of the entire process. As we turned the corner to go down the hall we encountered several adults and several older teenagers standing in the hall. It was impossible to NOT notice the yard-size signs emblazoned on their “T” shirts advocating “Obama/Biden ’08”, complete with facial pictures of the two candidates. As my wife and others approached the people wearing the “T” shirt-Signs, they would step back, form a gauntlet and everyone would have to pass between the “yard-signs” worn as “T” shirts. To some more gentle folks, this could be very intimidating. (This is the reason for the below listed Florida Statute.) It insures that our “secret ballot” process is free from fear of reprisal and revenge for not voting in compliance with one party or another. Let some brave soul go into that same hallway and try to put up a “Vote McCain/Palin sign and let me know how that turns out for you. This is what all the wars were fought for and why every veteran put his life on the line; so we could ALL vote our conscience, without fear. My wife and I have traveled across much of the former Soviet Union, and across much of Central America, both under communist rule and post communist rule and as practicing Christians we don’t let this conduct bother us. But this is America, a free nation, a nation of laws and this type of activity is NOT, and should NOT be tolerated. There were several people out on the sidewalk, over 100 feet away, conducting their free-speech rights in accordance with the law. So It can be done. I am sure this was a violation of the Florida Statute shown, word for word, below.

The reason I was able to hold my peace till I could write this letter is because I am NOT surprised by this behavior by the supporters of Obamasia. His entire campaign has been shrouded in a fog of smoke and mirrors. It has been one half truth (All lie) after another; deflection of questions with an attitude of “Don’t worry about it, trust me, I got the “change we need” in the bag,” answers. This is the same attitude, talk and tactics used at poling places across many of the former Soviet and South American nations. Their voting is “supervised.” The US Constitution says our voting will NOT be supervised, but guarded.. It is plain that these people’s “T” shirt activity violates the spirit of the law, if not in fact the letter of the law. Will some law enforcement agency step forward and protect EVERYONE’S civil rights,...equally?

Now, because of Marxist attitudes seen in the Obamasia, and hearing him expound his Marxist philosophy, some “blunt” questions were put to “Babbling Joe Biden,“ by a TV station in Orlando. The TV station is now officially being black-listed. When asked a question about being a Marxist, Joe answered the way a Marxist would answer, now the Obamasia’s campaign is responding just like a Marxist camp would respond. They will attempt to shut off, and intimidate. Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Acorn, refusing to produce a valid Birth Certificate, et al, have been the major influences and factors in this man’s political education and understanding all of his life. This is WHY the campaign is run the way it is run. His whole understanding and world view is though the rose colored eyeglasses of Marxism. Starting with his mother the “political platform is Marxism - the practical plan is re-education and brainwashing - the activities are organize for revolt and rebellion - the goal is the overthrowing of the US Constitution and subversion of freedom and liberty to bring ALL people under one system of CONTROL. Socialist are nothing more than Communists with bow-ties, trying to placate the Bear, in hopes that he eats them last. Remember, “All that is needed for evil to win, is for good men to do nothing!”

“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” James 4:17 KJV

I knew that to bring this to the attention of Mr. Stafford would only have placed him in the position of having to incur the wrath of the local NAACP over some trumped up foolishness about people’s first Amendment rights to free speech. I simple asked for a copy of the Florida Law copied below, to which he immediately gave me the copy requested. (I do not know if he was even aware of what was taking place in the hall outside his office. Everyone was very busy inside, so I do NOT fault him or his staff)

Florida Statute 102.031(4)
No person, political committee, committee of continuous existence, or other group or organization may solicit voters inside the polling place or within 100 feet of the entrance to any polling place, or polling room where the polling place is also a polling room, or early voting site.
The term "solicit" shall include, but not be limited to, seeking or attempting to seek any vote, fact, opinion, or contribution; distributing or attempting to distribute any political or campaign material, leaflet, or handout; conducting a poll; seeking or . attempting to seek a signature on any petition; and selling or attempting to sell any item.
The Supervisor or the Clerk may take any reasonable action necessary to ensure order at the polling places, including, but not limited to, having disruptive and unruly persons removed by law enforcement officers from the polling room or place or from the 100 foot zone surrounding the polling place.

BTW, I did NOT vote for Senator McCain so much as I voted against Barack Hussein Obamasia! You’re allowed to do that in America! Florida, You can’t afford to sit this one out. Again, look to James 4:17 people.

Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776:
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."