to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You
give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cumin. But you have
neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy
and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without
neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain at a gnat
but swallow a camel (Mt 23:24 NIV).
The change to
the Senate rules proposed by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist
(R-TN) last week, if adopted, would end Democrat filibusters
that have prevented the Senate from voting to confirm President
Bush's judicial appointees. Extraordinary prayer will enable
the change to happen.
- The Democrats
have threatened to "shut down the Senate" if Sen. Frist
proceeds with his plan to change the Senate rules.
- The Constitution
gives the Senate full authority to establish its own rules. In
1975, when Democrats held the majority, some of the very Senators
leading today's filibusters used the "nuclear solution"
(a simple majority vote) to significantly change the Senate rules
- The elaborate
checks and balances in our system, and thus the gridlock they
produce, can often be good. Yet the filibuster was not intended
to prevent our Senators from fulfilling their Constitutional
duty to vote on judicial nominees.
- Sen. Frist will
have to proceed with caution. Terrorist-like threats from
the Democrats to "close down the Senate then blame the Republicans"
have succeeded in the past. Public support for arcane parliamentary
procedures takes a great deal of education and time. This could
be a long, drawn out battle that takes months to accomplish change
If balanced, conservative
judges are not confirmed to the federal judiciary, our children
will live under ever-increasing judicial tyranny. If Americans
continue to allow Godless judges to impose immorality upon America
under the guise of "law," God will have to act for
He will not be fooled. He will deal with America as He deals
with all apostate nations (Dt 8:19-20; Ps 9:17).
Please Continue to Pray:
Lord, Thank You for stirring
our Senators to action. GRANT them SUCCESS!
May they use the power You gave them for righteousness! PREVAIL
in these & every vote to confirm God-fearing Judges (Ex 18:21-22a;
Josh 1:9; 1 Sam 2:9-10).
May Your People urgently pray for Godly judges to be appointed
to the courts at every level, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Grant the President & our Senators COURAGE & WISDOM to
appoint & confirm only such men & women. In Jesus' Name,
Amen (2 Sam 10:12; 1 Chr 22:13; Ps 12:1-5; 21:11-12; Pr 26:20-28;
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