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Richard Houchen

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Stop Warrantless Spying

To all My Face Book Family you know how important OUR 4TH Amendment is yet the NSA feels IT HAS THE RIGHT to infringe on that right by gaining access to our phone conversations, our conversations on Face Book, or E-Mails, and now they have the capability to see you and what you are doing on the I Phones and new generation televisions that have cameras installed. WE ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE A "BIG BROTHER" NATION. I never thought that I would see the day that our right to PRIVACY would mean NOTHING TO THE GOVERNMENT and THIS ADMINISTRATION. Please take the time to read and then SIGN THIS PETITION AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.

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I (We) Support And Will Defend Our American Constitution

U.S. judge orders landmark California cross taken down Hon. Larry Alan Burns, District Judge Suite 1410 Courtroom 14A (14th Floor - Annex) Mr. Daniel Mach, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Mr. David Blair-Loy American Civil Liberties Union, San Diego, & Imperial Counties A judge on Thursday ordered that a war memorial cross atop a San Diego mountain be removed from federal property in 90 days but said the ruling would be put on hold if it is appealed. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns wrote that "it's time for finality" in the case, 22 years after another judge ordered the 43-foot cross atop Mount Soledad to be taken down. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2011 that the cross violated the constitutional separation of church and state. After the Supreme Court declined review, the case went back to Burns to consider possible alternatives. Burns rejected arguments that Congress may eventually agree to transfer the land to a private party. "If a transfer were underway or were imminent, or there was a strong prospect of a transfer, the question would be more difficult," he wrote in a five-page ruling. Burns said he believed the cross doesn't represent a government attempt to promote religion but acknowledged that the appellate court ruled differently. Attorneys for Defense Secretary Charles Hagel, who is named as a defendant, didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment on whether the government would appeal. Charles LiMandri, an attorney for the Mount Soledad Memorial Association, said Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has signaled that the group backing the cross could return directly to the nation's high court if it disapproved of Burns' ruling. "Unless the U.S. Supreme Court denies review or takes it and finds it unconstitutional, that cross isn't going anywhere," LiMandri said. "At that point, we'll go to Congress. We're not giving up." The American Civil Liberties Union represented the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America and several local residents to challenge display of the cross. "We support the government paying tribute to those who served bravely in our country's armed forces," said Daniel Mach, director of the ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief. "But we should honor all of our heroes under one flag, not just one particular religious symbol." The cross, which offers sweeping ocean views from San Diego's La Jolla area, was used for Easter celebrations in the early 1900s and became a memorial to Korean War veterans in the 1950s. For more information of this issue you can Google up Federal Judge Larry Burns has Ordered the Mt Soledad Cross taken down. You can also see the Memorial with the tributes and photos posted on the wall that encircles the Cross. I FULLY UNDERSTAND that the Jewish Faith does not recognize the Cross or Jesus but what I DON'T UNDERSTAND if the issue is that there is not A STAR OF DAVID AT THE SITE THEN WHY NOT PUT ONE NEXT TO THE CROSS FOR I AM SURE THAT THERE ARE JEWISH MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS WHO ARE ON THE WALL THAT ENCIRCLES THE MEMORIAL. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME AND GOOGLE UP THE SITE I NOTED SO YOU CAN SEE THE BEAUTY OF THIS MEMORIAL AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT. TO MY JEWISH VETERAN BROTHERS, THIS MEMORIAL HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A SPECIFIC RELIGION IT IS A MEMORIAL NOT A STATEMENT AND I AM SURE IN ISRAEL THERE IS A MEMORIAL TO YOUR FALLEN IN YOUR STRUGGLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND TO THOSE WHO WERE MURDERED IN THE HOLLOCOST AND I AM SURE THAT THERE WERE CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE DIED ALONG SIDE OF YOU AS I WOULD GLADLY DO FOR WE ARE AS ONE IN GOD.

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Close Our Borders Now

Letter to Dr. James Currie (28 January 1786) Lipscomb & Bergh 18:ii. NOTE THE DATE: 28 JAN 1786 We took the liberty to make some enquiries concerning the ground of their pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation. The Ambassador [of Tripoli] answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Muslim Man who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise. THE ABOVE WAS STATED IN 1786 NEED I SAY MORE? WE HAVE BEEN AT WAR WITH THESE BARBARIC ANIMALS FOR CENTURYS AS FAR AS THAT GOES YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL THE WAY BACK TO 732BC WHEN MOSES LED HIS PEOPLE TO THE PROMISED LAND AND WHAT TOOK PLACE THERE WHEN THEY TURNED THEIR BACKS ON GOD.

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