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GODLESS
the radical right
A RETORT 
TO ANN COULTER
 


 
“They were a political company of Jesus
with patience a little less than Chinese.”
 
Preface

Suffice it to say that Ann Coulter wrote a book about which this author takes issue.
Ms. Coulter’s book:
Godless: The Church of Liberalism
Crown Forum, 2006, New York
Read at your own peril.







Table of Contents 


Part I.
The Abuse
            
                         	Apostate in Chief

                          	Shame on dubya

			Mourning the Christian Soul
                                		of  george w bush

			Abuse of the Christian Religion

                  		Misleading the World
			
			The Torah Truth

                           	"war on terror"

			Make Peace
			
			Peace with Saddam

                           	The OJ Factor
				OJ Simpson Mentality
				OJ and War

			Ramsey Clark, Esq.
 
Table of Contents 


Part II.
The Solution

                  	American Destiny
			American Heritage Revisited

                         	Christian Privilege

                    	"A New Day Dawning" 
  
                              	"Roadmap to Peace"

		

Afterword

Abu Ben Adhem

About the Author

Glossary

Acknowledgements

Picture Credits

 
Table of Contents

Appendices 


Constitution of the State
   				of Massachusetts
 
William Temple
Archbishop of Canterbury
 
Lady Godiva
 
The Arab Nation

Mandatory Palestine
 
Gamal Abdel Nasser





 



Make straight
the Way 
of the Lord

 




Jews are forbidden by the Torah, 
explicitly by the Talmud, to proclaim 
or maintain any type of sovereignty
prior to the eternal redemption.
************************** 

Dedication
Dedicated to getting
 the corruption out
of the U.S. government 

-- one apostate at a time.
 
Jean M. Temple, MBA (Ms.)
 

Ms. Temple traces her roots to Lady Grenville-Temple, Lady Godiva, and the Archbishops of Canterbury father and son Frederick and William Temple.
 
Archbishop William Temple is the 
Father of the modern ecumenical movement. 
  





Foreword


This book is a challenge to the apostates 
of the radical right 
who are so self-righteous and self-engrossed
 that they are misleading the world.
 
There is nothing Christian 
about American foreign policy.
 
We are a godless nation.
 
Signed, sealed and delivered,
Jean M. Temple, MBA (Ms.)
MarvelousMom(codename:GraceUnlimited) 
 

Premises

i.	Godlessness comes in all colors of the rainbow including black and white,  Ms. Coulter's colors.

ii.	Godlessness is not the heritage to which Americans are born.

iii.	Godlessness is a plague on America that has resulted from abandoning Christianity.
 
 

 

  	ArgumentYou can stop reading Ann Coulter's book when you reach this statement: "Environmentalists' energy plan is the repudiation of America [sic] and Christian destiny, which is Jet Skis, steak on the electric grill, hot showers, and night skiing." (p.7)Ms. Coulter confuses her own, and the elitist radical right's, chauvinism for American destiny and Christian privilege. American destiny has as a concept two distinct aspects:    for the individual there is the              American dream;   for the nation there is the              Christian heritage              that results from our               Christian roots. Both aspects of this concept have been deeply and dangerously eroded.  This erosion has been more a result of the egotism of the radical right than of anything liberalism has done or failed to do. However, egotism cuts across the entire political spectrum and is responsible for what passes as a cultural elite -- the coulter, o'reilly, reagan, kennedy prism through which we are all forced to view the world. It is not difficult to lump the patron saint of liberalism in with the apostate icons of the radical right for the kennedys enjoy "Jet Skis, steak on the electric grill, hot showers, and night skiing" as much as does Ms. Coulter. In fact, Ms. Coulter and Teddy Kennedy have been on the slopes together -- the slippery slopes of irresponsible ramblings. Ms. Coulter's flagrant abuse of the Christian religion is what many would call "false values." She never subscribes to the fundamental message of the Christian faith: Love the Lord thy Godwith all thy heart,mind and soul; and thy neighbor as thyself. Ms. Coulter's view is:Above all else,love thyself. Her view results in loud obnoxious rantings of the sort put forth by Limbaugh, O'Reilly, and their ilk that are anything but principled and respectful. Ms. Coulter has succeeded in writing the sort of screed that puts in book form the tactics of the right to lifers -- slam the phone in your ear, shout you down, get in your face in an extreme show of verbal force, and ultimately shoot you and burn your clinic because they cannot rationally discuss a scientific phenomenon like when does a fetus become a baby. Just getting warmed up myself!!! 		

 
Part I.

The Abuse
            
                         	Apostate in Chief

                          	Shame on dubya

				Mourning the Christian Soul
                                	of  george w bush

				Abuse of the Christian Religion

                  		Misleading the World
			
				The Torah Truth

                           	"war on terror"

				Make Peace
			
				Peace with Saddam

                           	The OJ Factor
					OJ Simpson Mentality
					OJ and War

				Ramsey Clark, Esq.
 

 
APOSTATE IN CHIEF
 

dubya's response to 911 was analogous

to throwing gasoline on wildfire

Main Entry:   scoundrel 
Part of Speech:   noun 
Definition:   bad person 
Synonyms:   bad egg, bad news, bastard, black sheep, blackguard, caitiff, cheat, creep, crook, dastard, good-for-nothing, heel, imp, incorrigible, knave, lowlife, maggot, mischief-maker, miscreant, ne'er-do-well, prick, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scalawag, scamp, sleaze ball, slime bucket, thief, vagabond, villain, wretch



 
Who's in charge here? 
"No one well-grounded in the Christian faith 
can behave as dubya has without abandoning 
  that faith."
 
Apostate in Chief 

“What you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say.”
J. Wendell Herron, Superintendent of Carrollton High School, Carrollton, OH  1960’s.


Apostate in Chief george w bush is responsible for the maimings and deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. His actions have exposed him for what he really is -- someone who proclaims loud and long his Christianity while his behavior declares him to have abandoned the Christian religious beliefs -- love thy neighbor; thou shalt not kill. 

His first 'convert' to Apostasy was Tony Blair [also pronounced 'bliar'] who was accused by his own priest of 'moral surrender' prior to the launch of the criminal assault on Iraq.  Christianity does not condone behavior that is characterized by the statement: 

"We will kill whoever
we damned well please."

The so-called Coalition of the Willing ought better to be known as the coalition of those willing to commit moral surrender -- the coalition of the apostates of the Christian faith.  Some of them think they are being called as apostles.
 
What part of 'thou shalt not kill' does the radical right not understand? 
 
Shame on dubya
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

 
Shame on dubya
 
Mourning the Christian Soul
of george w bush

A DAY OF MOURNING 
FOR THE CHRISTIAN SOUL
OF george w bush  
 
With the death of Kamis Obeidi 

clearly on the hands of the 

usofa and the illegal construction 

they call a court: 



The Pan Arab Union For Peace hereby declares 

tomorrow, June 22, 2006 

a day of mourning for 

the Christian soul of george w bush. 



He is 'dead to rights' in this world -- and the next.
 
Abuse of the Christian Religion


"In My Father's house are many mansions;
  if it were not so I would have told you." 


Leaders of the radical right:
 
-- Billy Graham	  	sat in the White House
                            	holding Barbara Bush's hand
                           	while the first bombs were dropped
                            	on Iraq 1991

-- Jerry Falwell	  	counseled with Begin the night
                           	before Iraq nuclear reactor was
                           	bombed out of existence

-- Pat Robertson	 recently declared that the usofa
                               	should assassinate Hugo Chavez
                               	President of Venezuela

-- Robert Tilton		 prosecuted and thrown off the
                              	airwaves for bilking little old ladies

-- Reverend Moon	had himself coronated as the
                                  'King of Peace' in the US Senate 

 
-- David Duke		 bilked little old ladies out of thousands 

-- Phyllis Shlafly	reputation for dissing i.e. disrespecting
other women 



Godmother of the Fundamentalists
 
mothermary of the godless radical right

It is an anomaly how people who talk so much about Christianity could practice it so little. 

My own explanation for this is that fundamentalist Christians are the kindergartners of the Christian faith but there is so much more to say than that. Fully half of the ministers when challenged are not themselves sure of their faith. 






One catholic priest consoled himself by saying: 

"The Bible says:   'the poor ye shall have always with you.'" 

When confronted with: 

"Christ said:  'whatsoever ye do to the least of them, ye have done it even unto Me'" 

the priest replied: 

                   "Oh, but that's a hard word." 


We are a godless nation that wants easy answers; hence we were led down the primrose path prior to the criminal assault on Iraq.

There were no Iraqis cheering us on; there were
no weapons of mass destruction; and there was no case for war.
 
Misleading the World


How the godless radical right 
is misleading the world. 

One faction of the radical right, and what some think is the brains of the outfit, is the zionist-jew-christian, hereinafter referred to as the ZJC -- the vietcong of the Middle East.
 
Misleading the world is the mission of the ZJC.
 
They have succeeded in creating three major myths about Jews and Palestine:
 
1)  The Jews must be compensated by the
      Arabs for what the Germans did.
 
2)  Zionism is the saving grace that covers
      for Hitler.
 
3)  Zionism is the fulfillment of the Scriptures
      regarding the gathering of the diaspora
      jews to the land that the Lord God gave
      them and is a sign of the end times. 
 

The Torah Truth



T H E   T O R A H   T R U T H
Issued By: THE CENTRAL RABBINICAL CONGRESS OF THE U.S.A. & CANADA

A recent political declaration, published as a full page advertisement 
in the New York Times on Monday, Jan. 19, '98, by a group of rabbis, 
expressed opposition to the peace process in the [M]iddle [E]ast, 
particularly to the return of land to Arab control.  It further dec- 
lared as a matter of Halacha(Jewish Law), that Israel must remain firm, 
"undaunted by world opinion", and "not to cede one inch of land".
**********************************************************************
It is incumbent upon us to refute such statements in a manner and forum 
that will undo the repugnant impression of rabbis intent to shape Jewish 
Halacha into a sword of conquer and conquest.
**********************************************************************
Any call -- in the name of Halacha -- to retain Jewish control over the 
[W]est [B]ank territories, is not only sacrilegious in its 
counterfactual interpretation of Halacha -- but plainly heretic.  The 
very fundamental tenets of Judaism are being inverted for unworthy and 
misguided political purposes.
**********************************************************************
Jews are forbidden by the Torah, explicitly by the Talmud, to proclaim 
or maintain any type of sovereignty prior to the eternal redemption.
**********************************************************************
Having violated this principal by the declaration of independence 50 
years ago, [t]he Zionist entity compounded this violation of Torah and 
Halacha by capturing additional territories and turning the [M]iddle 
[E]ast into a powder keg -- increasingly dangerous to its very own 
people.
 


It is a sad commentary that a call to hold on to the territories is done 
in the name of "Saving Jewish Lives", when in reality, many thousands of 
young Jewish lives have been sacrificed on the alt[a]r of capturing 
these lands.  It is a mockery of logic to present a so-called Halachic 
argument to an entity that by definition, existence and conduct -- is a 
total contradiction to every facet of the Jewish Halacha.

Torah Judaism has opposed all forms of Zionism from the very beginning, 
and has made its stand known very publicly during the years.  While we 
must now specifically rebut an instance of politicized and erroneous use 
of Halacha as a "rabbinic ruling" against surrender of land to Arab 
control, we remain faithful to the Torah teaching against any form [of] 
Jewish sovereignty prior to the eternal redemption.

Stray and errant proclamations not withstanding, Jews will remain 
forever faithful to Torah and Halacha.  May divine blessing and guidance 
illuminate the quest for truth--for those who truly seek it.

CENTRAL RABBINICAL CONGRESS OF THE U.S.A. & CANADA
85 Division Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211 -- Tel. (718)384-6765-6 
"war on terror"
 
The so-called war on terror ought more accurately to be called the war on the poor, and it was declared by Ronald Reagan when he decided that ketchup was a vegetable. To feed school children ketchup and call it a vegetable for the purpose of scamming the nutritionists was the beginning of the end for well-meaning concern for the well-being of our nation's youth. 

You may think this innocuous until you realize that that slippery slope led to starving to death the babies of Iraq (3 to 5 thousand babies per month and this went on for YEARS) even while the Clinton's were peddling Hillary's book called It Takes a Village. 

Christian people do not starve to death their neighbors -- or their neighbors' babies. 
 
We are a godless nation. 
Case in point -- a full 30% of New York city is 'food challenged' i.e. they are hungry, and yet huge bags of food are thrown out as garbage every day of the week. This despite an effort to "rescue food" by such organizations as City Harvest and Share our Strength. 

A small incident of personal experience --a famous coffee shop/bakery put out for trash three huge clear plastic bags filled with small lunch bags, each lunch bag containing a piece of fruit -- apple, banana or orange, a bag of chips, and a pastry. These were leftovers from a tour group and were arguably the finest food of that type America has to offer. But rather than finding a use for these lunch bags -- charity, the homeless, or even their own fruit supply -- the bags were thrown out as garbage -- an outrageous abuse that speaks volumes about the chauvinism of the elitist radical right.
 
Make Peace



The scene was that of Ron and Nancy Reagan preparing to board a helicopter which was idling in the background and a slew of reporters trying to get "one last question" answered -- so one reporter shouted something to the effect:
 
           "Mr. President -- what about Iran and Iraq?"
 
Reagan raised his 'hi-five' hand salute and with a huge grin said:
 
           "Let them kill each other off over there."
 
And that was and is the true foreign policy position of the godless radical right.
 
One million casualties later [the Iran/Iraq War], it became a known fact that the duplicitous Mr. Reagan had armed Iraq overtly and had armed Iran covertly [as in 'let's you and him fight'].
 
Reagan was never prosecuted. 
 
Peace with Saddam




January 7, 1996
 "Make peace with Saddam
   and that's an order,"
            the Word of the Lord
 
From that date to this I have continually presented this message -- first to Clinton/Christopher/Albright and more recently to Bush/Rice/Bolton.
 
Ten and a half years but no ears.
 
"Those who have ears to hear let them hear." 

 
OJ Simpson Mentality

 "Liberals love America 
  like OJ loved Nicole." 


This is troublesome not for what it says but for what it implies.
 
OJ Simpson did not love Nicole Brown and ergo Ms. Coulter would have us believe that liberals do not love their country.
 
What it implies is that the radical right regards what OJ did to Nicole as a form of love -- and OJ himself will vehemently deny that he did not love Nicole.  To rape a woman on the first date to insure that she will marry you is an act of violence.  It is about domination not love.  

And that brings us to another of Ms. Coulter's untenable statements:  that man was given dominion over the earth ergo anything we do is within bounds.
 
OJ was not held socially responsible for killing Nicole and the godless radical right accepts no responsibility for killing off animal species, rivers, natural habitats or any other aspect of the environment over which they have dominion.
 
Domination bears with it a certain responsibility.  But the godless radical right holds neither themselves nor OJ responsible to the greater society.
 
There is a Christian phrase Ms. Coulter does not utter -- stewardship.
 
[Ms. Coulter strikes me as the kind of person who will eat the icing but not the cake.  Present her with an elaborate dessert and she will say "Oh, I'll have just a little taste of the icing" and she wastes the entire elaboration as OJ wasted Nicole.  For God's sake, girl, get a brain.]
 
OJ and WAR


 "The godless radical right loves war
 the way OJ loved Nicole."


 
The godless radical right does love war.  And the opportunities OJ took to assault, humiliate, and force Nicole Brown are synonymous with the way the warmongers have used war to criminally assault, humiliate, and force other countries and peoples.
 
Men like OJ enjoy seeing the results of their brutal domination -- black eyes, cowering, fear of physical abuse, and even bloody bodies.
 
The godless apostates such as Coulter and dubya, et al.  enjoy seeing the damage they can inflict -- at the touch of a button so to speak -- especially corpses.
 
It is reported that over 100 people have died by interrogation -- the same fate as Nicole Brown.
 
dubya pumped his fist in the air as tons and tons of bombs were dropped on Iraq March 20, 2003.
 
We are a godless nation thanks to the godless radical right and OJ who not only got away with murder but got the children also -- a grievous circumstance if ever there was one.
 
And what did the godless radical right do to the children of Iraq they had orphaned -- sent them teddy bears.
 
Ramsey Clark, Esq.
 
 
Unassailable -- friend to all

"I believe that everyone has the right to counsel -- someone gets in trouble they have a right to have an attorney represent them. . . .  We can't do it all, but we do what we can."  quote from a community meeting in NYC January 2006.

PRICELESS




Has Ms. Coulter ever listened to what Ramsey Clark has to say?
 
Has she ever considered his role in the implementation of the Civil Rights Act?
 
or is that her reason for 'sideswiping' him?
 
Part II.

The Solution




                  	American Destiny
			American Heritage Revisited


                         Christian Privilege


                         "A New Day Dawning" 
 
 
                         "Roadmap to Peace"



 


 
American Destiny 
American Heritage Revisited

dubya’s “presidency” reminds me
of buying things on sale
“for the baby to grow into” –
most notably a snowsuit
that was two seasons too big.  
The baby
looked as funny in it as dubya in
his ‘flight suit.’ 
How the rich “bought” dubya the Presidency
 In 1980, when Ronald Reagan “won by a landslide” three times more people did not vote or voted for someone else as voted for Reagan.  How could this be described as a landslide?  Well it is only the 25% of the electorate who are rich or well-off whose votes count these days.  The “silent majority” is more silent than ever.
 The Rich Zip Code 10021 in Manhattan is home to the top level politicos who have a vested interest in keeping the 25% in power.  Upper Eastside New Yorkers in the 10021 zipcode are the highest level contributors – to BOTH parties – Republican AND Democrat.
 Reagan’s “landslide” simply meant that many more rich people voted for him than for Jimmy Carter.  Not at all surprising given that Carter was a humble man, a peanut farmer, a Christian, while Ronald Reagan was a “bloviator,” as Warren Harding used to call himself, in the worst tradition of “puffing himself up,” and the first person ever to campaign on a platform of more wealth for the wealthy.
 Part and parcel of the war on the poor has been to disenfranchise the poor and that had already occurred prior to the 1980 election.  What was termed by the media as Carter’s “malaise” had taken its toll most heavily on the poor. 
 “Absent a Quorum at the polls
 there IS no duly-elected government.”
This observation was offered up prior to the 2002 election and it was confirmed that indeed there was no quorum (67%) of voters at the polls in 2002 but the powers that be brushed aside the truth of the matter and conveniently substituted a statement by dubya – the ‘illegitimate president’ – that 50% of the electorate was all that could be expected at the polls. 
The solution in the 2002 election – and now – is to conduct a massive voter registration campaign and require a quorum at the polls for the election to be valid.  This is the first level of how American destiny is dependant on revisiting our heritage.  Participatory democracy requires that all voters are active and participating.
 Bill of Rights.
 The so-called war on terror has devastated the rights of all Americans to be free.  Restoring the Bill of Rights will require a steely determination that the rich will resist tooth and nail.  They have seen to it that everyone in our society is in uniform – 
 Chauvinism.
 The radical right is afflicted with chauvinism. 
Chauvinism --	zealous and aggressive patriotism
or blind enthusiasm for military glory*

 
Chauvinism is shorthand for narrowmindedness, which brings to mind a story of Molly Ivins fame in which she wrote of Ross Perot:
“His mind is only half an inch wide.”
Perot reportedly called Ivins and laughingly said:
“You’re wrong Molly; my people say my mind
 is only quarter of an inch wide.”

Thank God for Ross Perot’s sense of humor; his fellow Texan dubya has none – and his mind is non-existent.
You are either “for us” or “against us”
and if you are “against us” 
you are unpatriotic. as per dubya

“The highest form of patriotism
is dissent.”  Thomas Jefferson
 

 
Strategy of the godless radical right
Put everyone who is willing to commit moral surrender into a uniform –
“don a uniform any uniform; you’ll be glad you did.”  
Give those in uniform, via the uniform itself, authority over those not in uniform – thus the local park sweeper orders others to take their backpacks off chairs, put their feet down and sit up straight.  His backup is the park security officer in a police-like uniform and the security officer has a direct line to the local police.
A free country?
Only if you want to be put in a mental and symbolic straightjacket – even in the park!  
“You gotta have Park.”
as NYC Parks Commission says.
 
Personal incident:  
One security officer, upon hearing my objection that I was entitled to two chairs since the woman wanting my second chair no doubt had two or more complete homes, summarily and physically dumped my backpack on the cement.
 

Christian Privilege

"Christ died that we might have Life
  and have it more abundantly."

No verse of the Bible is more misused than this verse.  There are those such as Robert Tilton who dwell on material gain via Christianity -- a 'believe and you will get rich' mentality that tries to convince people that Christianity is synonymous with living "the good life."
 
This is where abuse of Christianity and erosion of the American Dream coincide -- for the American Dream is not what it once was.
 
People used to dream of "the good life" as working, living, and enjoying life in relative prosperity -- "work hard and you will achieve your dream."
 
"The good life" these days, thanks to the godless radical right, is synonymous with "get rich quick" and the erosion has been twofold:
1)	win the Lottery and/or
2)	attack those who have what you lack and re-
appropriate their assets as your own -- ergo, 
corporate raiders, warmongers, and, most recently, 
eminent domain scoundrels -- not to mention 
11million illegal aliens.
 
Which brings us to our Christian heritage, our Christian roots.
  
Much can and has been made of the fact that when the Christians landed, the Native Americans were already here.  And the purchase of the island of Manhattan for $24.00 in essence robbed the Indians of their own heritage and changed their destiny forever.
 
 
"A New Day Dawning" 

The fact that the radical right is attempting to re-establish a Christian outlook for our society is proof positive that they are not only apostates themselves but also the children of apostates. 

At what point Christianity lost its way is material for another book but suffice it to say that the current right wing has yet to find the truth of our Christian heritage. 

To point them in the right direction may bring about a renaissance, which is the point of my own efforts: 


        "A New Day Dawning"

in which Christian Democratic Socialism holds sway in the form of a new third party -- the party of the people. 

One look at the Constitution for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts makes it clear that the so-called 'separation of church and state' was not what it is now being interpreted to be: 

Article II. 
It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe.
 [emphasis added] 

Article II. The governor shall be chosen [annually]; and no person shall be eligible to this office, unless at the time of his election, he shall have been an inhabitant of this commonwealth for seven years next preceding; [and unless he shall at the same time, be seised in his own right, of a freehold within the commonwealth of the value of one thousand pounds; and unless he shall declare himself to be of the Christian religion.]




I challenge you to count the number of occurrences of the word Christian in the Massachusetts Constitution reprinted in part in an appendix hereto. [View the Massachusetts Constitution in its entirety at:  http://www.mass.gov/legis/const.htm]
 
Anyone who needs more proof than that for the fact that we are a Christian nation has a 'plank' for a brain and should pray to be given 'the mind of Christ.' [especially Ms. Coulter and Teddy Kennedy] 
 
 'Roadmap to Peace' 

For those who still haven't a clue as to the reason for 911 consider this -- striking a deathblow to militaristic capitalism.
 
The strike was first to the World Trade Center, the cathedral built to economic excess and exploitation; and then to the Pentagon for as Helen Keller [bless her soul] in her book THE STORY OF MY LIFE, 1903, observed:
 
"Militarism . . . is one of the chief bulwarks
of capitalism, and the day that militarism is
undermined, capitalism will fail.”
 

When I challenged the powers that be with:
 
"If you don't know where you are going
any road will take you there."
 
they came up with a so-called 'roadmap to peace' in the Middle East.  The only problem is that the roadmap was drawn up by the ZJC and goes nowhere, by design.
 
 "There will be no peace in the Middle East until Palestine is restored."  Vanessa Redgrave 1980

 
 
What is the straight and narrow road to peace in the Middle East?
 
1)  Dissolve the Knesset
2)  Repatriate the Palestinian refugees
3)  Form a new government that is truly
       a democracy
 
 
"I say a few words to America -- 
  America will not live in peace
  until peace reigns in Palestine."  OBL


 
"Until Palestine is restored 
 we are all Palestinians."
Pan Arab Union For Peace
MarvelousMom(codename:GraceUnlimited)
 
Afterword
"It is easier for a camel 
   to go through the eye
  of a needle 
  than for a rich man 
  to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven." 

It is my own personal belief that those
 who love their fellowman
 (see Abu Ben Adhem)
 are more righteous than those
 who would flaunt Christianity;
 but the Bible declares: 

    "all thy righteousness is as filthy rags" 

and 
"at the name of Jesus
 every knee shall bow
 and every tongue confess
 that Jesus Christ is Lord." 

Christ did not commission His followers to maim and kill those who are not yet Christians. 
"Go ye into all the Earth and preach the Good News of the Gospel." 

The Good News -- 
     "Christ has died 
       Christ is risen 
                        Christ will come again" 
says nothing about
       "Jet Skis, steak on the electric grill, hot showers, and night skiing." 

That, my friends, is an ostentatious lifestyle –
not Christian privilege.
 
Abu Ben Adhem
ABU BEN ADHEM 
by James Henry Leigh Hunt 
(1784-1859) 


ABU BEN ADHEM (MAY HIS TRIBE INCREASE!) 
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, 
And saw within the moonlight in his room, 
Making it rich and like a lily in bloom 
An angel writing in a book of gold. 

Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold; 
And to the presence in the room he said, 
"What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, 
And, with a look made of all sweet accord, 
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." 

"And is mine one?" said Abu, "Nay, not so," 
Replied the angel. Abu spoke more low, 
But cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee, then, 
Write me as one that loves his fellow-men." 

The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night 
It came again, with a great wakening light, 
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed; 
And, lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. 

Author's Note: The above selection is written in imitation of an oriental fable.
 




About the Author
  
Ms. Temple is founder and executive director
 of the Pan Arab Union for Peace,
 inspired in part by the Arab Nationalism
 of Gamal Abdel Nasser.
 
She is an MBA graduate of Ohio University. 
 
 
 
 
Glossary
 
Anomaly -- 	an odd, peculiar, or strange condition,
situation, quality;  an incongruity or 
inconsistency*
 
Apostasy -- 	a total desertion of or departure from 
			one's religion*
 
Apostate -- 	a person who forsakes his religion*
 
Apostle  -- 	any of the early followers of Jesus who 
			carried the Christian message into the 
			world; a pioneer of any reform 
			movement*
 
American Destiny  -- 	America is pre-ordained to be a
					great nation
 
American Dream –	America affords everyone the 
chance not only to make a living
but to prosper
 
American Heritage --	those items/ideas of profound 
					value that come down through
					the history of America to all
					citizens such as “participatory
					democracy” to name just one
 
Baby -- 		an infant or very young child*
 
Christian -- 	exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of 
Jesus Christ; Christlike; decent; 
respectable; human; not brutal; humane; 
a person who exemplifies in his or her life 
the teachings of Christ*
 


Christian Privilege --	special status in the realm of
					the spirit; eternal life by the 
					blood of Christ
 
Chauvinism --	zealous and aggressive patriotism
or blind enthusiasm for military glory*
 
Dominion --	the power or right of governing
and controlling; sovereign authority*
 
Egotism --	excessive and objectionable reference
to oneself in conversation or writing; 
conceit; boastfulness; selfishness; self-
centeredness; egoism*
 
Fetus --		The unborn young of a viviparous
vertebrate having a basic structural 
resemblance to the adult animal*		
 
Godlessness -- having or acknowledging no god
  or deity; atheistic; wicked; evil; sinful*
 
Scamming --	a confidence game or other fraudulent
scheme, esp. for making a quick profit; 
swindle; to cheat or defraud with a scam*
 
Screed --		A long monotonous speech or piece of
Writing*
 
Self-righteous --	smugly moralistic and intolerant of 
				the opinions and behavior of others*
 
Self-engrossed --	wholly absorbed in one’s self
 
Steward	--	a person who manages another's property
or financial affairs; one who administers 
anything as the agent of another
or others*

Stewardship --	the position of steward*

Zionism --	Jewish movement that arose in the late
19th century in response to growing anti-
Semitism*
 
Zionist -- 	relating to or characteristic of a supporter
 	of Zionism*


*definitions taken from the www.dictionary.com website
 



Acknowledgements

The special help and spiritual sustenance for this book came from the Divine.  No less important are the efforts of the
human – Daniel C. Girard, Esq. who has believed in me and
represented me;  Lally Weymouth and Tina Brown who provided incentive to publish; and of course, Ann Coulter who wrote such trash that I had no alternative but to respond – hence this “retort.”

Jean M. Temple, MBA (Ms.)

New York, New York  
September 5, 2006
 
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Ms. Temple
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APPENDICES
 
Constitution of the State
   of Massachusetts
 
William Temple
Archbishop of Canterbury
 
Lady Godiva
 
The Arab Nation

Mandatory Palestine
 
Gamal Abdel Nasser 
 
CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.
 

PREAMBLE. 
The end of the institution, maintenance, and administration of government, is to secure the existence of the body politic, to protect it, and to furnish the individuals who compose it with the power of enjoying in safety and tranquillity their natural rights, and the blessings of life: and whenever these great objects are not obtained, the people have a right to alter the government, and to take measures necessary for their safety, prosperity and happiness. 
The body politic is formed by a voluntary association of individuals: it is a social compact, by which the whole people covenants with each citizen, and each citizen with the whole people, that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good. It is the duty of the people, therefore, in framing a constitution of government, to provide for an equitable mode of making laws, as well as for an impartial interpretation, and a faithful execution of them; that every man may, at all times, find his security in them. 
We, therefore, the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the goodness of the great Legislator of the universe, in affording us, in the course of His providence, an opportunity, deliberately and peaceably, without fraud, violence or surprise, of entering into an original, explicit, and solemn compact with each other; and of forming a new constitution of civil government, for ourselves and posterity; and devoutly imploring His direction in so interesting a design, do agree upon, ordain and establish the following Declaration of Rights, and Frame of Government, as the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
PART THE FIRST
A Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Article I. All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness. [Annulled by Amendments, Art. CVI.] 
Article II. It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship. [See Amendments, Arts. XLVI and XLVIII.] 
Article III. [As the happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality; and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community, but by the institution of the public worship of God, and of public instructions in piety, religion and morality: Therefore, to promote their happiness and to secure the good order and preservation of their government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require, and the legislature shall, from time to time, authorize and require, the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious societies, to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the institution of the public worship of God, and for the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality, in all cases where such provision shall not be made voluntarily. 
And the people of this commonwealth have also a right to, and do, invest their legislature with authority to enjoin upon all the subjects an attendance upon the instructions of the public teachers aforesaid, at stated times and seasons, if there be any on whose instructions they can conscientiously and conveniently attend. 
Provided, notwithstanding, that the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious societies, shall, at all times, have the exclusive right of electing their public teachers, and of contracting with them for their support and maintenance. 
And all moneys paid by the subject to the support of public worship, and of the public teachers aforesaid, shall, if he require it, be uniformly applied to the support of the public teacher or teachers of his own religious sect or denomination, provided there be any on whose instructions he attends; otherwise it may be paid towards the support of the teacher or teachers of the parish or precinct in which the said moneys are raised. 
Any every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good subjects of the commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law: and no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law.] [Art. XI of the Amendments substituted for this]. 
Article IV. The people of this commonwealth have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves, as a free, sovereign, and independent state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not, or may not hereafter, be by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in Congress assembled. 
Article V. All power residing originally in the people, and being derived from them, the several magistrates and officers of government, vested with authority, whether legislative, executive, or judicial, are their substitutes and agents, and are at all times accountable to them. 
Article VI. No man, nor corporation, or association of men, have any other title to obtain advantages, or particular and exclusive privileges, distinct from those of the community, than what arises from the consideration of services rendered to the public; and this title being in nature neither hereditary, nor transmissible to children, or descendants, or relations by blood, the idea of a man born a magistrate, lawgiver, or judge, is absurd and unnatural. 
Article VII. Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men: Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require it. 
Article VIII. In order to prevent those, who are vested with authority, from becoming oppressors, the people have a right, at such periods and in such manner as they shall establish by their frame of government, to cause their public officers to return to private life; and to fill up vacant places by certain and regular elections and appointments. 
Article IX. All elections ought to be free; and all the inhabitants of this commonwealth, having such qualifications as they shall establish by their frame of government, have an equal right to elect officers, and to be elected, for public employments. [See Amendments, Arts. XLV and XLVIII, The Initiative, sec. 2.] [For compulsory voting, see Amendments, Art. LXI.] [For use of voting machines at elections, see Amendments, Art. XXXVIII.] [For absent voting, see Amendments, Art. LXXVI.] 
Article X. Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty and property, according to standing laws. He is obliged, consequently, to contribute his share to the expense of this protection; to give his personal service, or an equivalent, when necessary: but no part of the property of any individual can, with justice, be taken from him, or applied to public uses, without his own consent, or that of the representative body of the people. In fine, the people of this commonwealth are not controllable by any other laws than those to which their constitutional representative body have given their consent. And whenever the public exigencies require that the property of any individual should be appropriated to public uses, he shall receive a reasonable compensation therefor. [See Amendments, Arts. XXXIX, XLIII, XLVII, XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2, XLIX, L, LI and XCVII.] 
Article XI. Every subject of the commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws, for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property, or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly, and without delay; conformably to the laws. 
Article XII. No subject shall be held to answer for any crimes or offence, until the same is fully and plainly, substantially and formally, described to him; or be compelled to accuse, or furnish evidence against himself. And every subject shall have a right to produce all proofs, that may be favorable to him; to meet the witnesses against him face to face, and to be fully heard in his defence by himself, or his council at his election. And no subject shall be arrested, imprisoned, despoiled, or deprived of his property, immunities, or privileges, put out of the protection of the law, exiled, or deprived of his life, liberty, or estate, but by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land. 
And the legislature shall not make any law, that shall subject any person to a capital or infamous punishment, excepting for the government of the army and navy, without trial by jury. [See Amendments, Art. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2.] 
Article XIII. In criminal prosecutions, the verification of facts in the vicinity where they happen, is one of the greatest securities of the life, liberty, and property of the citizen. 
Article XIV. Every subject has a right to be secure from all unreasonable searches, and seizures, of his person, his houses, his papers, and all his possessions. All warrants, therefore, are contrary to this right, if the cause or foundation of them be not previously supported by oath or affirmation; and if the order in the warrant to a civil officer, to make search in suspected places, or to arrest one or more suspected persons, or to seize their property, be not accompanied with a special designation of the persons or objects of search, arrest, or seizure: and no warrant ought to be issued but in cases, and with the formalities prescribed by the laws. [See Amendments, Art. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2]. 

Article XV. In all controversies concerning property, and in all suits between two or more persons, except in cases in which it has heretofore been otherways used and practiced, the parties have a right to a trial by jury; and this method of procedure shall be held sacred, unless, in causes arising on the high seas, and such as relate to mariners' wages, the legislature shall hereafter find it necessary to alter it. [See Amendments, Art. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2]. 
Article XVI. [The liberty of the press is essential to the security of freedom in a state: it ought not, therefore, to be restrained in this commonwealth.] [See Amendments, Art. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2.] [Annulled and superseded by Amendments, Art. LXXVII. 
Article XVII. The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination to the civil authority, and be governed by it. 
Article XVIII. A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of the constitution, and a constant adherence to those of piety, justice, moderation, temperance, 12 industry, and frugality, are absolutely necessary to preserve the advantages of liberty, and to maintain a free government. The people ought, consequently, to have a particular attention to all those principles, in the choice of their officers and representatives: and they have a right to require of their lawgivers and magistrates, an exact and constant observance of them, in the formation and execution of the laws necessary for the good administration of the commonwealth. 
Article XIX. The people have a right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble to consult upon the common good; give instructions to their representatives, and to request of the legislative body, by the way of addresses, petitions, or remonstrances, redress of the wrongs done them, and of the grievances they suffer. [See Amendments, Art. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2.] 
Article XX. The power of suspending the laws, or the execution of the laws, ought never to be exercised but by the legislature, or by authority derived from it, to be exercised in such particular cases only as the legislature shall expressly provide for. [See Amendments, Arts. XLVIII, I, Definition and LXXXIX.] 
Article XXI. The freedom of deliberation, speech and debate, in either house of the legislature, is so essential to the rights of the people, that it cannot be the foundation of any accusation or prosecution, action or complaint, in any other court or place whatsoever. [See Amendments, Art. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2.] 
Article XXII. The legislature ought frequently to assemble for the redress of grievances, for correcting, strengthening and confirming the laws, and for making new laws, as the common good may require. 
Article XXIII. No subsidy, charge, tax, impost, or duties, ought to be established, fixed, laid, or levied, under any pretext whatsoever, without the consent of the people or their representatives in the legislature. 
Article XXIV. Laws made to punish for actions done before the existence of such laws, and which have not been declared crimes by preceding laws, are unjust, oppressive, and inconsistent with the fundamental principles of a free government. 
Article XXV. No subject ought, in any case, or in any time, to be declared guilty of treason or felony by the legislature. 
Article XXVI. No magistrate or court of law, shall demand excessive bail or sureties, impose excessive fines, or inflict cruel or unusual punishments. [See Amendments, Art. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2, and CXVI.] 
Article XXVII. In time of peace, no soldier ought to be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner; and in time of war, such quarters ought not to be made but by the civil magistrate, in a manner ordained by the legislature. 
Article XVIII. No person can in any case be subject to law-martial, or to any penalties or pains, by virtue of that law, except those employed in the army or navy, and except the militia in actual service, but by authority of the legislature. [See Amendments, Art. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2.] 
Article XXIX. It is essential to the preservation of the rights of every individual, his life, liberty, property, and character, that there be an impartial interpretation of the laws, and administration of justice. It is the right of every citizen to be tried by judges as free, impartial and independent as the lot of humanity will admit. It is, therefore, not only the best policy, but for the security of the rights of the people, and of every citizen, that the judges of the supreme judicial court should hold their offices as long as they behave themselves well; and that they should have honorable salaries ascertained and established by standing laws. [See Amendments, Arts. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2, and The Referendum, III, sec. 2, LXVIII and XCVIII.] 
Article XXX. In the government of this commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them: the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them: the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them: to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men. 
PART THE SECOND
The Frame of Government. 

The people, inhabiting the territory formerly called the Province of Massachusetts Bay, do hereby solemnly and mutually agree with each other, to form themselves into a free, sovereign, and independent body politic, or state by the name of "THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS" 

Chapter I. 
THE LEGISLATIVE POWER. 
SECTION 1. 
The General Court. 

Article I. The department of legislation shall be formed by two branches, a Senate and House of Representatives: each of which shall have a negative on the other. 
The legislative body shall assemble every year [on the last Wednesday in May, and at such other times as they shall judge necessary; and shall dissolve and be dissolved on the day next preceding the said last Wednesday in May;] and shall be stiled, The General Court of Massachusetts. [See Amendments, Arts. X, LXXII, and LXXV.] 
Article II. No bill or resolve of the senate or house of representatives shall become a law, and have force as such, until it shall have been laid before the governor for his revisal; and if he, upon such revision, approve thereof, he shall signify his approbation by signing the same. But if he have any objection to the passing of such bill or resolve, he shall return the same, together with his objections thereto, in writing, to the senate or house of representatives, in whichsoever the same shall have originated; who shall enter the objections sent down by the governor, at large, on their records, and proceed to reconsider the said bill or resolve. But if after such reconsideration, two thirds of the said senate or house of representatives, shall, notwithstanding the said objections, agree to pass the same, it shall, together with the objections, be sent to the other branch of the legislature, where it shall also be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of the members present, shall have the force of a law: but in all such cases, the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays; and the names of the persons voting for, or against, the said bill or resolve, shall be entered upon the public records of the commonwealth. 
[And in order to prevent unnecessary delays, if any bill or resolve shall not be returned by the governor within five days after it shall have been presented, the same shall have the force of a law.] [See Amendments, Arts. I, XLVIII, LIV, LXIII, sec. 5, and XC, sec. 1.] 
Article III. The general court shall forever have full power and authority to erect and constitute judicatories and courts of record, or other courts, to be held in the name of the commonwealth, for the hearing, trying, and determining of all manner of crimes, offences, pleas, processes, plaints, actions, matters, causes and things, whatsoever, arising or happening within the commonwealth, or between or concerning persons inhabiting, or residing, or brought within the same, whether the same be criminal or civil, or whether the said crimes be capital or not capital, and whether the said pleas be real, personal, or mixed; and for the awarding and making out of execution thereupon. To which courts and judicatories are hereby given and granted full power and authority, from time to time, to administer oaths or affirmations, for the better discovery of truth in any matter in controversy or depending before them. [See Amendments, Art. XLVIII, The Initiative, II, sec. 2, and The Referendum, III, sec. 2.] 
Article IV. And further, full power and authority are hereby given and granted to the said general court, from time to time, to make, ordain, and establish, all manner of wholesome and reasonable orders, laws, statutes, and ordinances, directions and instructions, either with penalties or without; so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to this constitution, as they shall judge to be for the good and welfare of this commonwealth, and for the government and ordering thereof, and of the subjects of the same, and for the necessary support and defence of the government thereof; and to name and settle annually, or provide by fixed laws, for the naming and settling all civil officers within the said commonwealth; the election and constitution of whom are not hereafter in this form of government otherwise provided for; and to set forth the several duties, powers, and limits, of the several civil and military officers of this commonwealth, and the forms of such oaths or affirmations as shall be respectively administered unto them for the execution of their several offices and places, so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to this constitution; and to impose and levy proportional and reasonable assessments, rates, and taxes, upon all the inhabitants of, and persons resident, and estates lying, within the said commonwealth; and also to impose and levy, reasonable duties and excises, upon any produce, goods, wares, merchandise, and commodities, whatsoever, brought into, produced, manufactured, or being within the same; to be issued and disposed of by warrant, under the hand of the governor of this commonwealth for the time being, with the advice and consent of the council, for the public service, in the necessary defence and support of the government of the said commonwealth, and the protection and preservation of the subjects thereof, according to such acts as are or shall be in force within the same. 
And while the public charges of government, or any part thereof, shall be assessed on polls and estates, in the manner that has hitherto been practiced, in order that such assessments may be made with equality, there shall be a valuation of estates within the commonwealth taken anew once in every ten years at least, and as much oftener as the general court shall order. [See Amendments, Arts. XLI, XLIV, XCIX and CXII.] 
[For the authority of the general court to charter cities and establish limited town meeting form of government, see Amendments, Arts. II and LXX. 
For power of the general court to establish voting precincts in towns, see Amendments. Art. XXIX. 
For additional taxing power given to the general court, see Amendments, Arts. XLI and XLIV. 
For the authority of the general court to take land, etc., for relieving congestion of population and providing homes for citizens, see Amendments, Art. XLIII. 
For the power given the general court to provide by law for absentee and compulsory voting, see Amendments, Art. XLV, Amendments, Art. LXI and Amendments, Art. LXXVI. 
For the power of the general court to determine the manner of providing and distributing the necessaries of life, etc., during time of war, public distress, etc., by the Commonwealth and the cities and towns, therein, see Amendments, Art. LXVII. 
For provisions relative to taking the vote on emergency measures, see Amendments, Arts. XLVIII, The Referendum, II, and LXVII. 
For new provisions authorizing the general court to provide for the taking of lands for certain public uses, see Amendments, Art. XLIX. 
For provisions authorizing the general court to take a recess or recesses amounting to not more than thirty days, see Amendments, Art. LII. 
For new provision authorizing the governor to return a bill with a recommendation of amendment, see Amendments, Art. LVI. 
For the power of the general court to limit the use of construction of buildings, see Amendments, Art. LX. 
For new provisions relative to the biennial election of senators and representatives and their terms of office, see Amendments, Art. LXIV. 
For new provisions that no person elected to the general court shall be appointed to any office which was created or the emoluments of which were increased during the term for which he was elected, nor received additional salary or compensation for service upon recess committees or commissions, see Amendments, Art. LXV. 
For the power of the general court to prescribe the terms and conditions upon which a pardon may be granted in the case of a felony, see Amendments, Art. LXXIII.] 
Chapter I, Section II. 
The Senate. 
Article I. [There shall be annually elected, by the freeholders and other inhabitants of this commonwealth, qualified as in this constitution is provided, forty persons to be councillors and senators for the year ensuing their election; to be chosen by the inhabitants of the districts, into which the commonwealth may from time to time be divided by the general court for that purpose: and the general court in assigning the numbers to be elected by the respective districts, shall govern themselves by the proportion of the public taxes paid by the said districts; and timely make known to the inhabitants of the commonwealth, the limits of each district, and the number of councillors and senators to be chosen therein; provided that the number of such districts shall never be less than thirteen; and that no district be so large as to entitle the same to choose more than six senators. [See Amendments, Arts. XIII, XVI, XXII, LXIV, LXXI, CXII, CI and CIX.] 
And the several counties in this commonwealth shall, until the general court shall determine it necessary to alter the said districts, be districts for the choice of councillors and senators, (except that the counties of Dukes County and Nantucket shall form one district for that purpose) and shall elect the following number for councillors and senators, viz.: -- Suffolk, Six; Essex, six; Middlesex, five; Hampshire, four; Plymouth, three; Barnstable, one; Bristol, three; York, two; Dukes County and Nantucket, one; Worcester, five; Cumberland, one; Lincoln, one; Berkshire, two.] 
Article II. The senate shall be the first branch of the legislature; and the senators shall be chosen in the following manner, viz. there shall be a meeting on the [first Monday in April], [annually], forever, of the inhabitants of each town in the several counties of this commonwealth; to be called by the selectmen, and warned in due course of law, at least seven days before the [first Monday in April], for the purpose of electing persons to be senators and councillors; [and at such meetings every male inhabitant of twenty-one years of age and upwards, having a freehold estate within the commonwealth, of the annual income of three pounds, or any estate of the value of sixty pounds, shall have a right to give in his vote for the senators for the district of which he is an inhabitant.] And to remove all doubts concerning the meaning of the word "inhabitant" in this constitution, every person shall be considered as an inhabitant, for the purpose of electing and being elected into any office, or place within this state, in that town, district or plantation where he dwelleth, or hath his home. [See Amendments, Arts. II, III, X, XV, XX, XXII, XXIII, XXVI, XXVIII, XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XLV, LXIV, LXXI, LXXVI, LXXX, XCII, XCIII, XCIV, XCV, C,, CI and CIX.] 
The selectmen of the several towns shall preside at such meetings impartially; and shall receive the votes of all the inhabitants of such towns present and qualified to vote for senators, and shall sort and count them in open town meeting, and in presence of the town clerk, who shall make a fair record, in presence of the selectmen, and in open town meeting, of the name of every person voted for, and of the number of votes against his name: and a fair copy of this record shall be attested by the selectmen and the town clerk, and shall be sealed up, directed to the secretary of the commonwealth for the time being, with a superscription, expressing the purport of the contents thereof, and delivered by the town clerk of such towns, to the sheriff of the county in which such town lies, thirty days at least before [the last Wednesday in May] [annually]; or it shall be delivered into the secretary's office seventeen days at least before the said [last Wednesday in May]: and the sheriff of each county shall deliver all such certificates by him received, into the secretary's office, seventeen days before the said [last Wednesday in May]. [See Amendments, Arts. II, and X.] 
And the inhabitants of plantations unincorporated, qualified as this constitution provides, who are or shall be empowered and required to assess taxes upon themselves toward the support of government, shall have the same privilege of voting for councillors and senators in the plantations where they reside, as town inhabitants have in their respective towns; [and the plantation meetings for that purpose shall be held annually on the same first Monday in April], at such place in the plantations respectively, as the assessors thereof shall direct; which assessors shall have like authority for notifying the electors, collecting and returning the votes, as the selectmen and town clerks have in their several towns, by this constitution. And all other persons living in places unincorporated (qualified as aforesaid) who shall be assessed to the support of government by the assessors of an adjacent town, shall have the privilege of giving in their votes for councillors and senators in the town where they shall be assessed, and be notified of the place of meeting by the selectmen of the town where they shall be assessed, for that purpose accordingly. [See Amendments, Arts. XV and LXIV.] 
Article III. And that there may be a due convention of senators on the [last Wednesday in May] [annually,] the governor with five of the council, for the time being, shall, as soon as may be, examine the returned copies of such records; and fourteen days before the said day he shall issue his summons to such persons as shall appear to be chosen by [a majority of] voters, to attend on that day, and take their seats accordingly: provided nevertheless, that for the first year the said returned copies shall be examined by the president and five of the council of the former constitution of government; and the said president shall, in like manner, issue his summons to the persons so elected, that they may take their seats as aforesaid. [See Amendments, Arts. X, XIV, LXIV, LXXII and LXXV.] 
Article IV. The senate shall be the final judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of their own members, as pointed out in the constitution; and shall, [on the said last Wednesday in May] [annually,] determine and declare who are elected by each district, to be senators [by a majority of votes; and in case there shall not appear to be the full number of senators returned elected by a majority of votes for any district, the deficiency shall be supplied in the following manner, viz.: The members of the house of representatives, and such senators as shall be declared elected, shall take the names of such persons as shall be found to have the highest number of votes in such district, and not elected, amounting to twice the number of senators wanting, if there be so many voted for; and out of these shall elect by ballot a number of senators sufficient to fill up the vacancies in such district; and in this manner all such vacancies shall be filled up in every district of the commonwealth; and in like manner all vacancies in the senate, arising by death, removal out of the state, or otherwise, shall be supplied as soon as may be, after such vacancies shall happen.] [See Amendments, Arts. X, XIV and XXIV.] 
Article V. Provided nevertheless, that no person shall be capable of being elected as a senator, [who is not seised in his own right of a freehold within this commonwealth, of the value of three hundred pounds at least, or possessed of personal estate to the value of six hundred pounds at least, or of both to the amount of the same sum, and] who has not been an inhabitant of this commonwealth for the space of five years immediately preceding his election, and at the time of his election, he shall be an inhabitant in the district for which he shall be chosen. [See Amendments, Arts. XIII, XXII, LXXI, XCII, CI and CIX.] 
Article VI. The senate shall have power to adjourn themselves, provided such adjournments do not exceed two days at a time. [See Amendments, Arts. LII and CII.] 
Article VII. The senate shall choose its own president, appoint its own officers, and determine its own rules of proceedings. 
Article VIII. The senate shall be a court with full authority to hear and determine all impeachments made by the house of representatives, against any officer or officers of the commonwealth, for misconduct and mal-administration in their offices. But previous to the trial of every impeachment the members of the senate shall respectively be sworn, truly and impartially to try and determine the charge in question, according to evidence. Their judgment, however shall not extend further than to removal from office and disqualification to hold or enjoy any place of honor, trust, or profit, under this commonwealth: but the party so convicted, shall be, nevertheless, liable to indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment, according to the laws of the land. 
Article IX. [Not less than sixteen members of the senate shall constitute a quorum for doing business.] [See Amendments, Arts. XXII andXXXIII.] 

Chapter I, Section III. 
House of Representatives. 
Article I. There shall be, in the legislature of this commonwealth, a representation of the people, [annually] elected, and founded upon the principle of equality. [See Amendments, Art. LXIV.] 
Article II. [And in order to provide for a representation of the citizens of this commonwealth, founded upon the principle of equality, every corporate town containing one hundred and fifty ratable polls, may elect one representative: every corporate town, containing three hundred and seventy-five ratable polls may elect two representatives: every corporate town containing six hundred ratable polls, may elect three representatives: and proceeding in that manner, making two hundred and twenty-five ratable polls, the mean increasing number for every additional representative. [See Amendments, Arts. XII, XIII, XXI, LXXI, XCII, CI and CIX.] 
Provided nevertheless, that each town now incorporated, not having one hundred and fifty ratable polls, may elect one representative: but no place shall hereafter be incorporated with the privilege of electing a representative, unless there are within the same one hundred and fifty ratable polls.] 
And the house of representatives shall have power from time to time to impose fines upon such towns as shall neglect to choose and return members to the same, agreeably to this constitution. 
[The expenses of travelling to the general assembly, and returning home, once in every session, and no more, shall be paid by the government, out of the public treasury, to every member who shall attend as seasonably as he can, in the judgment of the house, and does not depart without leave.] [See Amendments, Art. XXXV.] 
Article III. Every member of the house of representatives shall be chosen by written votes; [and for one year at least next preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of, and have been seised in his own right of a freehold of the value of one hundred pounds within the town he shall be chosen to represent, or any ratable estate to the value of two hundred pounds; and he shall cease to represent the said town immediately on his ceasing to be qualified as aforesaid.] [See Amendments, Arts. XIII, XXI, LXXI, XCII, CI and CIX.] 
Article IV. [Every male person, being twenty-one years of age, and resident in any particular town in this commonwealth for the space of one year next preceding, having a freehold estate within the same town, of the annual income of three pounds, or any estate of the value of sixty pounds, shall have a right to vote in the choice of a representative, or representatives for the said town.] [See Amendments, Arts. III, XX, XXIII, XXVI, XXVIII, XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XLV, LXXVI, XCIII, XCIV, XCV, and C.] 
Article V. [The members of the house of representatives shall be chosen annually in the month of May, ten days at least before the last Wednesday of that month.] [See Amendments, Arts. X, XV and LXIV.] 
Article VI. The house of representatives shall be the grand inquest of this commonwealth; and all impeachments made by them, shall be heard and tried by the senate. 
Article VII. All money bills shall originate in the house of representatives; but the senate may propose or concur with amendments, as on other bills. 
Article VIII. The house of representatives shall have power to adjourn themselves; provided such adjournment shall not exceed two days at a time. [See Amendments, Arts. LII and CII.] 
Article IX. [Not less than sixty members of the house of representatives, shall constitute a quorum for doing business.] [See Amendments, Arts.XXI and XXXIII.] 
Article X. The house of representatives shall be the judge of the returns, elections, and qualifications of its own members, as pointed out in the constitution; shall choose their own speaker; appoint their own officers, and settle the rules and orders of proceeding in their own house: They shall have authority to punish by imprisonment, every person, not a member, who shall be guilty of disrespect to the house, by any disorderly, or contemptuous behavior, in its presence; or who, in the town where the general court is sitting, and during the time of its sitting, shall threaten harm to the body or estate of any of its members, for any thing said or done in the house; or who shall assault any of them therefor; or who shall assault, or arrest, any witness, or other person, ordered to attend the house, in his way in going or returning; or who shall rescue any person arrested by the order of the house. 
And no member of the house of representatives shall be arrested, or held to bail on mesne process, during his going unto, returning from, or his attending the general assembly. 
Article XI. The senate shall have the same powers in the like cases; and the governor and council shall have the same authority to punish in like cases. Provided that no imprisonment on the warrant or order of the governor, council, senate, or house of representatives, for either of the above described offences, be for a term exceeding thirty days. 
And the senate and house of representatives may try, and determine, all cases where their rights and privileges are concerned, and which, by the constitution, they have authority to try and determine, by committees of their own members, or in such other way as they may respectively think best. 
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William Temple 
Archbishop of Canterbury
 
William Temple
Archbishop of Canterbury 
 

GRACE
a moment of truth 
that changes your perspective
 
GraceUnlimited
a new way of thinking  
W I L L I A M   T E M P L E
WILLIAM TEMPLE, Archbishop of Canterbury
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY (6 NOV. 1944)
Temple's admirers have called him "a philosopher, theologian, social teacher, educational reformer, and the leader of the ecumenical movement of his generation," "the most significant Anglican churchman of the twentieth century," "the most renowned Primate in the Church of England since the English Reformation," "Anglican's most creative and comprehensive contribution to the theological enterprise of the West." One of his biographers lists him (along with Richard Hooker, Joseph Butler, and Frederick Denison Maurice) as one of the Four Great Doctors of the (post-Reformation) Anglican Communion.
 In 1931, at the end of the Oxford Mission (what is known in many Protestant circles as a Revival Meeting), he led a congregation in the University Church, St Mary the Virgin, in the singing of the hymn, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross." Just before the last stanza, he stopped them and asked them to read the words to themselves. "Now," he said, if you mean them with all your heart, sing them as loud as you can. If you don't mean them at all, keep silent. If you mean them even a little and want to mean them more, sing them very softly." The organ played, and two thousand voices whispered: 
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an offering far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
For many who participated, it was a never-forgotten experience. 

"If King Henry VIII had had his way these Temples would have had the Throne of England" 


Lady Godiva


 
 



Lady Godiva
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Lady Godiva by John Collier, ca 1898
Godiva (or Godgifu) (c. 990? – September 10, 1067) was an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in England in order to gain a remission of the oppressive toll imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name "peeping Tom" for a voyeur comes from versions of this legend in which someone called Tom saw her ride and was struck blind. 

 
The Arab Nation

 
The Arab League

The Arab League is the informal name of the League of Arab States, a voluntary association of independent countries whose peoples are mainly Arabic speaking. Its stated purposes are to strengthen ties among the member states, coordinate their policies, and promote their common interests.

The Arab League was founded in Cairo in 1945 by Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan (Jordan, as of 1950), and Yemen.  

Countries that later joined are: Algeria (1962), Bahrain (1971), Comoros (1993), Djibouti (1977), Kuwait (1961), Libya (1953), Mauritania (1973), Morocco (1958), Oman (1971), Qatar (1971), Somalia (1974), Southern Yemen (1967), Sudan (1956), Tunisia (1958), and the United Arab Emirates (1971). 

The Palestine Liberation Organization was admitted in 1976. Egypt's membership was suspended in 1979 after it signed a peace treaty with Israel; the league's headquarters was moved from Cairo, Egypt, to Tunis, Tunisia. 

In 1987 Arab leaders decided to renew diplomatic ties with Egypt. Egypt was readmitted to the league in 1989 and the league's headquarters was moved back to Cairo.
 http://www.arab.de/arabinfo/league.htm
 
  
Arab States
Algeria
Bahrain
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea*
Iran*
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
Palestine
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
*Eritrea and Iran are not members of the
Arab League but are included in the Arab Nation
because they are more Arab than Western. 
Mandatory Palestine 
the ONLY borders acceptable for restored Palestine  
Note that the entire area of Palestine is designated
 as “Area Remaining for Jewish National Home [sic]”
No wonder there has been no peace – zionist designs are
 on the entire Arab World. 
 

Gamal Abdel Nasser
President of Egypt
14 November 1954 – 28 September 1970
“BRAVO”