Delaware Pro-Life Convention Information

Delaware Pro-Life Convention Information

Agenda:

Keynote:
Pastor Luke Robinson – Warns of Black Genocide by Planned Parenthood

Luncheon:
Byron C Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, – Exposes Premature Birth Link to Abortion

Banquet:
Phil Klein, Esq., former Kansas City Attorney General – Suing Planned Parenthood for 107
Offenses

Outstanding sessions by prominent pro-life personalities: Debbie Vinnedge, Paul Byrne, MD,
and more….

Sign up information at the link above.

Congress Considers Giving Governors Control of Armed Forces in Domestic Disasters

Congress Considers Giving Governors Control of Armed Forces in Domestic Disasters – National Constitution Center

Congress is considering whether to give governors authority over all U.S. military forces in their states during terrorist attacks and domestic disasters.

The discussion comes on the heels of a report by the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves, which suggested that the nation’s governors be given authority over active duty troops in their states during catastrophes, Stateline.org reported Thursday.

The proposal is opposed by the Pentagon, which says giving governors authority beyond their state’s National Guard troops is unconstitutional and “invites confusion” over military command during emergencies.

But having the governors oversee their National Guardsmen and the president commanding active duty troops “places the nation at risk of a disjointed federal and state military response to a catastrophe,” the report concluded, according to Stateline.org.

This would be a mistake. As the quote above points out, this would violate the military chain of command and the Constitutional concept of federalism. (It’s not just about spreading powers out to local government, it’s about reserving powers to their proper positions. Catholics discuss this as the principle of subsidiarity.) Governors have police forces and the National Guard at their disposal at times of crisis. The fact that some Governors failed to use these resources properly in past crises doesn’t justify abrogating the President’s role as Commander-in-Chief. I would hope this proposal is defeated.

Hopefully, this is true

JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Well, This Would Be Nice

Stratfor, an independent private intelligence firm, argues that not only have we destroyed Al Qaeda as an effective force, we’ve also isolated Iran in the Arab world to the point where they can either play along with us or be the target not just of us, but also the rest of the Middle East. (Stratfor is not a Republican apologist organization, having criticized Bush at many points in the past.) The money quote from their analysis:

The president’s primary goal in 2008 is simple: reaching an arrangement with Iran. Ideally, this would be a mutually agreed upon deal that splits influence in Iraq, but we have already moved past the point where that is critical. Al Qaeda, the reason for being involved in the region in the first place, is essentially dead. The various Sunni Arab powers that made al Qaeda possible have lined up behind Washington. Iran and the United States may still wish to quibble over details, but the strategic picture is clearing: a U.S.-led coalition is going to shape the Middle East, and it is up to Iran whether it wants to play the role of that coalition’s spear or its target. And the Bush administration has the full power of the United States — and one long year — to drive that point home.

While I hope this is true, I’m also not sure Iran would necessarily care about being isolated. Ahmadinejad doesn’t strike me as the most stable guy over there. But, we should all hope Stratfor is correct.