Senate GOP Plans
Strike to End Anti-Life Filibuster
they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot
succeed; for you will make them turn their backs when you aim
at them with drawn bow. Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength;
we will sing and praise your might (Ps 21:7-13).
Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) set into motion a process (some have
called it the "nuclear option") to end the Democrat
filibusters now blocking confirmation of two of President Bush's
key judicial nominees. The "option?" Change Senate
rules to require a simple majority vote to end filibusters over
- The Constitution
gives the President the responsibility and authority to appoint
federal judges with the Senate's "advice and consent."
Senate Democrats have unjustly resorted to filibusters to prevent
the President's nominations from receiving an up-or-down vote
on the Senate floor.
- The Senate, in
order to get its daily work accomplished, has authority to change
the Senate rules. Any new rule requires only a simple majority
vote to enact the change.
- As of today,
Democrats have succeeded in their conspiracy to stonewall the
confirmation of Miguel Estrada and Patricia Owen to the federal
bench for two full years.
- Political timidity
has kept Senate Republicans paralyzed until now (hear Paul Weyrich's
Real Audio commentary at rtsp://rslb.eonstreams.com/tfcf/weyrich-SB-360-05May03.rm
- Experts predict
that the Democrats, pro-abort activists and the liberal media
will cry bloody murder if Republicans use this option.
- These tactics
of stonewalling have been liberal's "dress rehearsal"
for when the President presents any conservative candidates for
the U.S. Supreme Court.
America is at
a crossroad. Either conservative judges will be confirmed and
bring more balance to the federal bench, or liberal activists
judges will continue to tyrannize. Praying Christians must be
engaged, NOW, in what will be a grueling battle in the
war for America's soul.
ONE BATTLE WE MUST WIN!
Join us in Persistent, Prevailing Prayer:
Lord, Thank You for moving our Senators
to action. GRANT them SUCCESS! May they use their God-given power
for righteousness sake! Prevail in confirming God-fearing Appointees
(Ex 18:21-22a; Josh 1:9; 1 Sam 2:9-10).
GIVE President Bush the COURAGE & WILL to appoint God-fearing
nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. May You, Lord, win their
confirmations. In Jesus' Name, Amen (2 Sam 10:12; 1 Chr 22:13;
Ps 12:1-5; 21:11-12; Pr 26:20-28; Jas 3:17).
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