THE CAPITOL HILL PRAYER ALERT
September 29th, 1999
"Let everyone who is Godly pray to you while you may be found" (Psalm 32:6)
Unborn Victims Of Violence Act
Rep. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) bill, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 2436), is scheduled for a vote on Thursday, September 30, by the House. This bill is intended to protect the life of the unborn from acts of violence to the pregnant mother (specifically excluding abortion). Many in the pro-life movement believe that the energy and effort behind this bill should be
directed toward stopping all forms of violence to the unborn, including (obviously) the ultimate violent act of abortion. Others, however, feel this bill would be a landmark pro-life victory by recognizing the rights of the unborn. To read about both positions, click on:
Creator of All, how You love children! You are a Father to the fatherless.
We repent for the shedding of innocent blood. Cause Congress and the Church to put an end to all forms of violence to the unborn. (Ps 68:5; 89:26;
103:13&14; Is 26:20&21)
National I.D. Creeps Closer To Reality
To stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S., Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act in 1996. Under this law, beginning October 2000, federal agencies will accept only identification forms that conform to federal standards. To help states comply with the new requirements, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the Department of Transportation has released its guidelines for a federally mandated driver's license. Anyone applying for a state driver's
license must have their Social Security Number encoded on that license; a system to check the applicant's identification prior to the issuing of the license must be in place; and only federal standardized documents will be accepted as identification to receive a driver's license. In other words, state driver's licenses will be used as national ID cards by the federal government. This makes a mockery of personal freedoms as well as the Tenth Amendment to the Bill of Rights. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) has a provision in the Senate version of the Transportation appropriations bill that will repeal the national ID. The House version has no such provision, but members of both the House and the Senate are working together to conform the two versions. For more information on this important issue, click on:
Almighty Lord, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just. (Ps 7:9)
Linda Tripp Sues White House & Defense Department
On Monday, September 27, Linda Tripp filed a lawsuit against the White House and the Defense Department alleging they had violated her civil rights in disclosing her confidential records to the news media. Ms. Tripp believes that members of the Clinton Administration improperly disclosed her personnel
files, FBI files and security files in retaliation for her role in the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. In July, Ms. Tripp was indicted in Maryland on charges of illegally taping a phone conversation with Ms. Lewinsky and for
disclosing the tapes' contents to Newsweek magazine. Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group, has argued that political pressure from the White House caused this indictment to be brought.
Lord, we ask for You to bring JUSTICE to this matter. You are the Supreme Judge of all things. Let not man be the judge in these matters, but let TRUTH
prevail. (Ezra 7:25 & 26; Job 8:3; Ps 7:6)
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