End Of Day Report

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

We Need You! 

Please help American Values make the most of our generous year-end, matching gift opportunity! There are only three days left in 2015. 

In the last couple of weeks, I have been in multiple meetings and on conference calls strategizing for 2016 with leaders representing every facet of the conservative movement. While I can’t divulge the details of those meetings, I have been reminded again that it doesn’t really matter what your number one issue is. 

If you want to see abortion-on-demand ended in America. . . 

If you want government regulations on your business and family rolled back. . . 

If you want our borders secured. . .

If you want America to be feared by our enemies and respected by our friends. . . 

If you want the attack on religious liberty and the effort to erase the evidence of our Judeo-Christian heritage stopped. . . 

2016 may well be the year that settles all these issues. 

We know Obama is going to try to “squeeze every ounce of change” he can as his time in office winds down. The left hopes to continue all these attacks on our values. Supreme Court vacancies loom on the horizon. 

American Values is in the middle of all these fights, and your support is the only thing that keeps us going. There is no better place for you to invest your money now as we prepare for the battles ahead. 

Stand with me today. Help us defend our values. 

Four Stars For Honesty 

Actor Samuel L. Jackson is no shrinking violet when it comes to sharing his thoughts about current events. He had a lot to say recently about the 2016 campaign, which was exactly what you might expect from a Hollywood liberal. 

But his remarks about the San Bernardino shootings were also very revealing. Here’s what Jackson said during a recent interview:

“I can’t even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino — I was in Hawaii — how much I really wanted that to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims, because it’s like: ‘Oh. . . It’s here. And it’s here in another kind of way.’

“Now, okay, it happened on an Army base and it happened somewhere else. But now? It’s like they have a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbor, friend, whatever in another way. And they become the new young black men.”

Well, I have to give him four stars for honesty.

But his candor raises this disturbing question: How many other leftists in the country — from the White House to the mainstream media — share Jackson’s hope that terrorist attacks are carried out by white men instead of Muslims? 

As the first reports of the shooting in San Bernardino were coming in, the media quickly jumped to conclusions by rushing to tell us where the nearest abortion facility was located. For days President Obama seemingly tried to blame the attack on workplace disputes, just as he did with the Fort Hood massacre. 

In a world where people are being routinely blown up by Islamists, crucified by the Islamic State, where jihadists turn children into bombs, where radical Muslims gun down U.S. soldiers not on foreign battlefields but in Texas and Tennessee, why do people hope that “crazy white dudes” are responsible for these atrocities? 

This delusional racism is blinding the left from facing reality and doing what is necessary to protect our country. And they have the audacity to accuse conservatives of being racists!

Jackson will be even more upset when he learns that the imam of the mosque attended by the San Bernardino killers is under investigation by the FBI. 

Roshan Abbassi initially told reporters that he barely knew Syed Farook. But authorities are reportedly looking into dozens of text messages exchanged between Abbassi and Farook around the time of the terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

A Victory In Utah 

In the wake of undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby body parts, a number of states moved to cut off taxpayer funding to the nation’s largest abortion business. Planned Parenthood sued at least half a dozen states and, unbelievably, it has prevailed in federal court in virtually every case. Until last week. 

Federal Judge Clark Waddoups initially blocked Governor Gary Herbert’s order terminating Planned Parenthood’s contracts with the state of Utah. But after hearing the state’s case, Judge Waddoup removed his injunction and ruled against Planned Parenthood, declaring “These are the types of decisions that should be left to elected officials and not managed by the courts.”

Finally, common sense prevails!

Of course, Planned Parenthood is appealing the decision. But why does this group — or any other for that matter — think it has a right to taxpayer dollars? Obviously, elected officials should be able to change state contracts.

The left is determined to use the courts to force its agenda on the country. Whether it is restricting religious liberty, redefining marriage or demanding taxpayer funding of abortion, the left is abusing our legal system to rig the political process and achieve its fundamental transformation of America.

This is one reason why it is so important for men and women of faith to be involved in the political process. While the judiciary is an independent branch of government, it is composed of individuals nominated and confirmed by our elected officials. 

Your vote for president and your two U.S. senators determine the judges who sit on our federal courts, including the Supreme Court. And with four Supreme Court justices currently 77 years old or older, the next president could easily change the ideological balance of the high court. 


End Of Day Report

Monday, December 28, 2015

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

Ready To Get Squeezed? 

As the calendar counts down to 2016, most Americans are focused on New Year’s Eve parties. Some of us are focused on the campaign to end the Obama era. 

But what is Barack Obama thinking about? He’s thinking about how much more he can do to forever change America. 

In a recent email to his left-wing supporters, Obama offered a preview of what we can expect in the remaining days of his presidency: More assaults on our values and more attempts to end run Congress — as if the past seven years weren’t enough. 

Here’s how Obama put it: “I’ve got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I’m still in office. And that’s what I intend to do.”

There was nothing in his message about reaching across the aisle to work with conservatives in Congress. No, he’s going to “squeeze every ounce of change” he can. Allow me to translate: He’s going to twist the Constitution like a wet rag. 

What can we expect? More demands for tax increases. More job-killing regulations. More radical judges appointed to the federal courts. More bizarre interpretations from federal bureaucrats forcing extreme social agendas on our children. More politically correct policies putting our country at risk. 

Are you ready to be squeezed even more? 

I think the American people have been squeezed enough! I promise we will do everything we can in the weeks and months ahead to end the Obama/Clinton nightmare. 

ISIS Threatens Israel 

Over the weekend, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released his first message to the West in nearly seven months. It was promoted by ISIS as an “alternative Christmas broadcast.” 

In addition to urging Saudis to rise up against the ruling house of Saud, al-Baghdadi promised that ISIS would soon attack Israel and establish an Islamic state in Palestine. He said:

“Jews, soon you shall hear from us in Palestine which will become your grave. The Jews thought we forgot Palestine and that they had distracted us from it. Not at all, Jews. We did not forget Palestine for a moment. With the help of Allah, we will not forget it. . . The pioneers of the jihadist fighters will surround you on a day that you think is distant and we know is close. We are getting closer every day.”

Israel is taking threats from ISIS seriously. ISIS fighters have been approaching the Golan Heights to the north, and they are in the Sinai Peninsula to Israel’s south. The Islamist supremacist group is also competing with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. 

Baghdadi also brushed off the latest offensive by Russia, the U.S. and Iraqi forces, claiming that the caliphate “is doing well” and is purified by war. 

The latest CNN poll suggests many Americans agree that ISIS is doing well. Only 18% of Americans say the U.S.-led coalition is winning the war on terrorism, while 40% believe the terrorists are winning. That’s a record high for the terrorists. 

Meanwhile, only 17% of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Obama Administration to protect the country from terrorism. That is a record low. 

End Of Day Report

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

We Need You! 

Please help American Values make the most of our generous matching gift opportunity!

Franklin Graham is sounding the alarm, urging more men and women of faith to engage in the culture war. American Values is on the front lines, fighting for faith, family and freedom. 

Please stand with me today. Help us defend our values. 

Graham’s Call To Arms 

An extraordinary statement was issued yesterday by a renowned leader of Christian evangelicals, Reverend Franklin Graham. His statement should be considered as a thunderclap to the Republican Party. 

The GOP is already at loggerheads with its more populist economic supporters in the Tea Party. It has been unable to recreate the kind of message that Ronald Reagan delivered, which brought millions of blue collar workers to the party’s banner. 

Its relationship with social conservatives has been strained over bad judicial nominations, the lack of real resistance to the revolutionary change in the definition of marriage and, most recently, the funding of Planned Parenthood. More and more lifelong Republicans are calling themselves conservatives first and Republicans second — if at all. 

And now Franklin Graham, driven over the edge by the omnibus bill, which significantly increased spending and failed to defund Planned Parenthood, has announced that he too is leaving the GOP. Here is his statement: 

“Shame on [Congress] for passing such a wasteful spending bill last week. And to top it off, funding Planned Parenthood! A Huffington Post article called it ‘a big win for Planned Parenthood.’ I call it a big loss for America. After all of the appalling facts revealed this year about Planned Parenthood, our representatives in Washington had a chance to put a stop to this, but they didn’t.

“There’s no question — taxpayers should not be paying for abortions! Abortion is murder in God’s eyes. Seeing and hearing Planned Parenthood talk nonchalantly about selling baby parts from aborted fetuses with utter disregard for human life is reminiscent of Joseph Mengele and the Nazi concentration camps! That should’ve been all that was needed to turn off the faucet for their funding.

“Nothing was done to trim this 2,000 page, $1.1 trillion budget. This is an example of why I have . . . declared myself Independent. I have no hope in [any party] to do what is best for America.”

That’s where the vast majority of the media commentary stops. The message the left-wing media wants to send to Christian conservatives is, “Stay in your pews and stay out of the voting booth. Even Franklin Graham is giving up on politics.”

But that is not what Reverend Graham is saying at all. Here is the next and most important part of his message: 

“Unless more godly men and women get in this process and change this wicked system, our country is in for trouble. I want to challenge Christians, even pastors, across the country to pray about running for office where they can have an impact. We need mayors, country commissioners, city council members, school board members who will uphold biblical values.”

Do not misinterpret Franklin Graham’s message. He is NOT recommending that anyone abandon the public square, politically or culturally. He is emphatically calling for men and women of faith to get off the sidelines and aggressively ENGAGE in the culture war! He goes on to state that he will be traveling the country and leading rallies urging men and women of faith to action. 

Graham wants more Christians to engage in the battle. This is the only hope the country has. 

End Of Day Report

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

We Need You! 

Please help American Values make the most of our generous matching gift opportunity! 

2015 was an unbelievable and unpredictable year, with many disappointments along the way. I’m no prophet, but I expect 2016 will be just as unpredictable with many battles in the good fight for life, faith and family. American Values needs your support to stay on front lines fighting for our values. 

Day by day, we are grinding our way toward our year-end fundraising goal, but we still have a long, long way to go, and time is running out. I know the Christmas holiday is nearly here. Many folks are probably traveling now, and that may explain the drop in donations this week. But we MUST close this gap.

Please support American Values today when your support will be doubled. 

Obama Appeases The Ayatollah, Again 

During negotiations over the Iranian nuclear deal, the Obama Administration did whatever was necessary to appease the ayatollah’s demands. Many on the left hoped that by negotiating with Iran, the regime might moderate its anti-Western attitudes, curb its belligerence and open up to world trade.

Instead, Iran has banned U.S. products and test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, clearly violating U.N. sanctions.

Members of Congress, including many who supported Obama’s nuclear deal, are now demanding that the president respond to these illegal missile tests. After all, something’s not right here: If Iran’s nuclear program is truly peaceful, why is it testing missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads? 

Meanwhile, in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Congress moved quickly to address weaknesses in our immigration system by closing a number of obvious loopholes in the visa waiver program. This program allows foreign individuals to enter the United States with minimal scrutiny.

But the Iranians objected, claiming that changes intended to keep America safe amounted to new sanctions on Iran, in violation of the terms of the nuclear deal. 

I’m not making this up, folks. Iran just fired off two nuclear-capable missiles, and now it is lecturing us about sanctions violations! 

Evidently, there is no limit to the Obama Administration’s appeasement. Rather than telling the ayatollah to take a hike, Secretary of State John Kerry reassured the Iranian regime that the new law intended to keep terrorists out of the country will in no way impact travel from the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism.

This kind of insanity is why a majority of Americans, for the first time ever, believe that the government is failing to protect us from terrorism. 

Please help American Values stay in the fight for commonsense solutions in Washington. 

End Of Day Report

Monday, December 21, 2015

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

Hillary’s Trouble With The Truth 

There was a Democrat debate over the weekend. Did you notice? Many pundits commented on the fact that the timing of the debate — competing with the newest Star Wars movie and the last weekend of Christmas shopping — seemed designed to keep viewership low and to protect Hillary Clinton’s status as the Democrat front runner. Not surprisingly, Saturday’s debate had the lowest ratings of any debate — Democrat or Republican — held in 2015. 

The candidates talked a lot about GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. In fact, it was a comment about Trump that got most of the post-debate attention.

Hillary Clinton claimed that ISIS was using Donald Trump’s rhetoric for its recruiting videos. PolitiFact checked out her claim and determined there was no evidence for it, and labeled her remark “False.”

Once again, Hillary seems to be having trouble with the truth. Remember her comments about landing in Bosnia under sniper fire? How about her leaving the White House “dead broke”? How about her immigrant grandparents? And who can forget her comments about the Benghazi video.

But in its own way, Hillary’s comments on Trump and ISIS are very revealing about the left. To many on the left, virtually anything we say or do that exposes radical Islamists is an excuse for recruiting more jihadists. 

For example, Barack Obama says that the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is a major terrorist recruiting tool. We’re told that ISIS doesn’t represent Islam. So, if we capture terrorists and detain them in a secure prison, Muslims should be thanking us, right? 

Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the Palestinian stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Israeli settlements. We were told an obscure video was responsible for the Benghazi attacks. Now we’re being told that Donald Trump is a major terror recruiter because of his proposal for a pause in Muslim immigration. 

There is one thing that does demonstrably contribute to jihad and that is the large global infrastructure of radical mosques and madrassas teaching young Muslims that the only way to please Allah is to kill infidels. Yet that is the one thing that the left refuses to acknowledge. 

Last night I reviewed the most recent, disgusting ISIS recruiting video. It is so filled with hate that I will not share a link to it. But I must concede that American politicians are being used in the video. 

You won’t see pictures of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. But Bill Clinton, John Kerry and Barack Obama are featured prominently as symbols of America’s decadence and why Muslims should unite against us. 

Religious Liberty In The Crosshairs 

Having succeeded in forcing every state in the union to recognize same-sex marriages, you’d think that the radical homosexual rights movement would be content. No way. 

As we have reported in the past, the brute force of the federal government is being brought to bear against local school districts that still think boys and girls should change and shower in separate facilities. Now there are reports that the left is moving against the religious exemptions of private Christian colleges and universities.

According to the Washington Post, more than 50 private schools have applied for exemptions, based on the tenets of their faith, to the government’s interpretation of federal regulations as it relates to gender identity in student housing and other facilities. Eight left-wing senators, along with the Human Rights Campaign, are calling on the Obama Administration to crack down on these exemptions. 

We warned repeatedly that the fight over the meaning of marriage wouldn’t stop with just a redefinition of marriage. The right of religious institutions and religious business owners to adhere to their faith was also at risk.

Earlier this year, one gay rights advocate told business leaders, “We are at a crossroads. . . we will fight religious exemptions for two or three years or have a protracted twenty year struggle on our hands.” In other words, the left has set a goal to crush all legislative and legal efforts to protect our First Amendment religious rights within “two or three years.” 

2016 Update 

Here are the latest updates on the race for the White House:

  • Senator Ted Cruz is expanding his lead in Iowa.
  • Senator Lindsey Graham suspended his presidential campaign today.
  • Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has reportedly slashed staff salaries and is redirecting all his efforts into Iowa.
  • And as Donald Trump continues to dominate national polls, a new study suggests his support could be underreported. 
  • End Of Day Report

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

    To: Friends & Supporters

    From: Gary L. Bauer 

    Another Bad Deal 

    A budget deal has been reached in Washington. It is a mammoth bill, at least 2,000 pages long. I am sad to report that I don’t see what our side got out of it. 

    It is pretty clear, however, what Obama, Pelosi and Reid got. I won’t ruin your Christmas by going through all the gory details, but I’ll just mention two. 

    Planned Parenthood gets full funding. So, too, does the Syrian refugee program, even as the administration continues to insist that no changes are needed to ensure that there are no jihadists among the refugees.

    Here’s the bottom line: Congressional leaders faced a choice. One option was to risk a government shutdown, which the media would blame on us. The second option was to risk alienating the conservative base of the party, and, incidentally add more fuel to Donald Trump’s candidacy, which is driven by its disdain for the D.C. establishment. 

    The leadership decided that between these two unpleasant options, it was a better bet to risk alienating the conservative base than to have the media convince the American public that Republicans were shutting down the government at Christmas time. 

    I think their calculation is wrong. 

    What’s Wrong At Wheaton? 

    There is a constant drumbeat from the left and in the media that Muslims are the victims of a bigoted America. I think a more accurate description is that ever since the morning of 9/11, Americans of all faiths have been put upon, their routines upset and their lives endangered because of threats from Islamic supremacists. 

    By the way, there was another hate crime in New York recently. What, you didn’t read about it? How about this one? Or this one? In every case, the victims were Jewish. 

    According to the FBI’s own statistics, Jews are far more likely than Muslims to be victims of hate crimes in America. But you would never know that from the media or the Obama Administration’s constant lectures. 

    Even though in the world we live in, Christians, Jews, Yazidis and other religious minorities are routinely victimized by radical Islamists, America’s elites are all in on the notion that Muslims are suffering in America. And it’s not just the elites in Washington. 

    A few days ago, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a professor at Wheaton College, announced that she was going to show her solidarity with American Muslims by wearing the hijab through the Christmas season. 

    There has been no word on whether Dr. Hawkins ever thought of wearing the Star of David in solidarity with Israeli Jews who are being hacked to death on the streets of Jerusalem or threatened with a second Holocaust from the radicals in Iran. 

    There has been no word on whether she offered to wear a cross in solidarity with the Christians being beheaded or crucified by ISIS. 

    No, the heart of this professor, at one of the premier Christian colleges in America, is breaking over the alleged ill-treatment of American Muslims. 

    I suspect that when word got out, Wheaton may have heard from more than a few alumni because yesterday the college announced that she was being put on administrative leave. 

    While Dr. Hawkins has freedom of expression, which those of us who live in non-Muslim majority nations still enjoy, she does not have a right to fuzzy theology at a Christian university. And her theology is indeed fuzzy. 

    In her public statement, Dr. Hawkins asserted that the God of the Bible and the god of the Koran are one and the same. 

    That cannot be true unless we believe God is a god who can’t make up His mind. As Wheaton’s administration pointed out, the God of the Bible is of a completely different nature than the god of the Koran. The relationship of the God of the Bible to man is a completely different relationship than that of the god of the Koran to mankind. 

    Dr. Hawkins has been placed on administrative leave so that she can clean up her theology. If she can’t, then the parents who have saved so long to send their kids to Wheaton would be more than justified in finding another institution for their children and their hard-earned dollars. 

    Obama’s Failure 

    Here’s the latest evidence of the utter failure of the Obama Administration: According to the Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans (52%) now say that the government is failing to reduce the threat of terrorism — its lowest rating ever since 9/11. And 57% of Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of the issue. 

    Protecting the country is the government’s first responsibility. On that score, the American people overwhelmingly agree that Barack Obama is a failure. 

    And it’s not just Obama. Americans have watched our leaders refer to jihadi attacks as “workplace violence.” 

    They have read about the failures of our immigration system to check the social media posts of people coming into the country. They read about thousands of children walking across our border. (If little kids can walk in, who else is getting in?) 

    They have concluded — rightly so — that politically correct policies have created systemic failures across the entire federal government! 

    Not surprisingly, Pew finds that Republicans have a 12-point advantage over Democrats on the issue of terrorism, which has surpassed the economy as the nation’s top concern. Republicans also have the advantage on gun control, the economy and immigration. 

    Eight years ago, Barack Obama stopped Hillary Clinton from getting to the White House. It looks like he just might do it again — although this time inadvertently. 

    End Of Day Report

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    To: Friends & Supporters

    From: Gary L. Bauer 


    One hundred forty of you responded to my appeal on behalf of American Values yesterday. It was the best day of giving we have had so far this month. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    American Values really needs 16 more of those days. While I deeply appreciate the generous support from that faithful 140, I know that thousands of people who receive this daily report have never invested in our work. 

    Every day I get messages telling me that the “End of Day” report is the best news and commentary they read. Messages like this one from Herb in Florida:

    “Gary, I want to thank you for your ‘End of Day’ report. This is the ONLY email I read every word every day.”

    And this one from Kirsten in California:

    “For way too long I intended to email you to say ‘Thank you’ for your faithfulness to deliver current, up-to-date information on what’s going on in our nation and around the world. Your commitment to keep us in the loop is greatly appreciated.”

    Thank you, Herb and Kirsten!

    Of course, American Values does much more than just a daily commentary. We also get thousands of emails a year telling us how much our “insider” work in the halls of power in defense of life, faith and family mean to people all over America. 

    Each day members of Congress, top government officials and media commentators ask for our advice, counsel and research. I am able to fulfill these requests because of the professional staff we have put together — men and women who stand and fight for our shared values. 

    None of this would be possible without your generosity.

    If you cannot afford to give, there is no need to apologize. I understand how difficult things are in Obama’s economy. 

    But I must humbly ask those of you who appreciate our work to step up and help keep American Values going. 

    Thank you, my friends. 

    Debate Recap 

    Last night’s GOP presidential debate certainly featured its share of arguments and insults, and the occasional good discussion of policy. But, ultimately, I did not see any clear winners or losers. 

    Three candidates appear positioned to go the distance — Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. It is easy to see how any of them could become the party’s nominee. 

    Dr. Ben Carson is a wonderful man and certainly an extraordinarily gifted surgeon. But events in Paris and San Bernardino have seemingly eclipsed him, and it was evident at times last night that he is struggling to overcome his soft-spoken demeanor and project the confidence of a war-time leader. 

    Gov. Chris Christie is trying to claw his way into the top tier. The path for Christie is a surprise showing in New Hampshire, where he recently won the endorsement of the Union Leader,one of the state’s leading newspapers. 

    Beyond that, nothing happened last night that changes the current state of play. The top tier candidates remain in the top tier, while those struggling to break through will have to continue to look for opportunities to connect with the voters.

    The New “Gotcha” Question 

    The latest “gotcha” question that is really irritating me is a point being made by the left-wing media (and even Jeb Bush). The purpose of the question is not to inform anyone, but to shutdown debate. It goes something like this: “You know there are more than 6,000 Muslims serving in the United States military. Don’t you think they are patriots?” 

    The fact that Muslims are serving in the military is somehow supposed to counter those criticizing radical Islam. 

    I am sure that of the Muslims serving in the American military, the overwhelming majority of them are patriots. But they are not greater patriots than anyone else serving in the military. 

    More importantly, there have been several examples of Muslims wearing the uniform who turned out to be traitors. The most notorious example is Major Nidal Hasan who killed 12 fellow soldiers, a civilian doctor, an unborn baby and wounded 31 soldiers and a civilian police officer in a jihadist attack at Fort Hood. 

    The military was unable to figure out that he was a Muslim supremacist. When evidence emerged that Hasan was an extremist, the military could not overcome political correctness to deal with him before he spread so much death and suffering among his fellow soldiers. 

    Nidal Hasan may be the most notorious Muslim traitor, but he is by no means the only one. Just this week, a former National Guard soldier pled guilty to plotting a massacre at the Joliet Armory. 

    In 2003, Sgt. Hasan Akbar threw a grenade into a tent, killing two officers and wounding 14 others. There have been cases in Iraq and Afghanistan where Muslims we worked with, after presumably checking for signs of radicalism, turned against us and shot our soldiers in the back.

    The point is simply this: We are at war and no branch of our government, from the military to our immigration offices, appears able to discern between the Muslim who is peaceful and supports us in this war and the Muslim supremacist waiting for the opportunity to wage jihad against the infidels. 

    That is why prudence and common sense suggest that we need a time out on immigration from predominantly Muslim nations until we can strengthen the procedures that can distinguish the jihadists from the peaceful Muslims. 

    “Keep God First” 

    This week I told you about how left-wing bureaucrats were forced to retreat and reinstate Christmas in one Brooklyn school. Yes, even in a liberal enclave like New York, victories are still possible!

    Here’s another example of how the radical secularism of our cultural and political elites is out-of-touch with most Americans. I want to share with you a few remarks from Alabama running back Derrick Henry, when he accepted this year’s Heisman Trophy: 

    “I just want to talk to the kids that are looking and watching this on TV today. . . Always keep God first. Always pray. Don’t be afraid to pray. He always hears your cry.

    “If you have dreams, go chase them. . . And God will be there every step of the way. I am a living testament, man. . . I never thought I would be up here. But God is good. And I get on my knees every night and thank Him for everything. So keep God first. Always pray. And always chase your dream.”

    Amen to that!