Senate GOP Plans Strike to End Anti-Life Filibuster

Though 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).

Today, Majority 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 Presidential appointments.

  • 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:// ).
  • 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.

Please 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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