Please pray that the Governor will sign this as well!
by Steven Ertelt
An Arkansas state House committee approved a ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
The House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee on Tuesday approved the 12-week abortion ban on an 11-5 vote. An according to an AP report, “panel had approved the restriction by a voice vote earlier, but House Speaker Davy Carter sent it back to the panel after Democrats objected to the way it was handled.”
Now the full House will vote on the measure, along with another one that bans abortions after 20 weeks.
The Arkansas Senate voted in January for the bill that would ban virtually all abortions in the state. The measure would ban abortions at the point when a unborn child’s heart starts to beat.
At 22 days into pregnancy, before most women know they are pregnant, unborn children complete the development of their heart to the point that a heartbeat begins and the bill would stop abortions at that point. Read the rest at Arkansas House Panel OKs Ban on Abortions After Heartbeat Begins | LifeNews.com.
This is nothing more than intimidation by the federal government, ignoring laws and violating the trust of the people. This video needs to be shared far and wide. The reason for the raid will shock you! The tactics that are used are determined to instill fear. hat tip to my friend D for this post!
I am truly sorry to say that this is happening in my state!
More good news for Arkansans!!!
For me and my state this is one bit of good news! God bless!
This looks like a very good choice for the office! I will support him. Early voting: May 7-21 * Primary: May 22
Your vote does make a difference, please get out and vote!
The times that we are in are hard on everyone and they are most likely going to get harder. Every church is thinking about what they can do to help and reach out to those in need. One of the ways to do that is to feed the children. This is one of the things that we are doing in our church. This is not something that every church is equipped to do. We are fortunate that our building was once a school and many of hook ups were already there.
Pastor Kendrix and members of the congregation worked for years to restore and update all the facilities. It gave us a wonderful opportunity, but it takes a lot of work. All of the work is volunteer and many of the supplies are as well. Please keep us in your prayers, for the continued ability to reach out to children, and even adults in need in the community. And if you happen to be in the area, please stop in for a visit. If you live in the area and need a church, we will welcome you. I have included a link to the church website on the blogroll, and on my favorite Christian sites. I am also including it below. God bless!
I got a comment from someone who understands the problems with this and some of the questions that need answers. I am posting the comment with permission and the hope that there are others out there who also understand the problems.
This is a act that is a act brought upon by the clean water activist in the country. My name is not enclosed for privacy however I run cattle near these farmers on this area of the red river it will not only exclude them of there natural rights to there land and it’s resources but set back logging production and the natural gas that supplies much of the needed money in the Economy for this small community. However do to commits and letters sent into the u.s. game and fish “which is a different branch than Arkansas game and fish commission” has set the dead line back on it to may of this year
Questions that needed to be asked
•after the Yellowcheek darter has been on the endangered list for almost 10 years why is it such a up roar now?
• why must the cattleman in Arkansas and hunter and fishers leave the natural rights to fish or hunt or graze there land?
•why isn’t the dam in greers ferry taken into review to see if they can help without making the average land owner suffer for this?
•why is cattle two catagories of harming this species won’t other natural animals still stir water and drink from these same rivers are cattle can not?
• who will pay for the bridges and fences needed to keep cattle out?
There are a lot of good questions here, but I would like to point out a few other things. The farmers and ranchers who will suffer, are just the beginning of the suffering. It spreads out from here to all of us that eat food or transport food. It makes it scarcer and it drives the price up because of this. How many people are going to have to make drastic changes in their diet because of this? How many people are going to go hungry, or worse, because they can not afford to feed themselves or their families. If you think that being able to provide for yourself or your family is important, you had better start paying attention and perhaps start asking some hard questions about what the government intends for our future. And whether you consider yourself a patriot or not, is beside the point. This is about our ability to survive.
Please Meet With Us
February 22, 2012, 6 to 8 P.M.
Petit Jean Electric Cooperative
270 Quality Drive
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will have a public meeting for their proposed designation of the Yellowcheek Darter to the endangered species list. This affects the following five counties in Arkansas: Cleburne, Pope, Searcy, Stone and Van Buren. This covers approximately 87,000 acres directly adjacent to the habitat streams of the Yellowcheek Darter. You must protect your property rights at all costs and not sign up for ANY GOVERNMENT PROGRAM. The following documents cover the details the U. S. Fish and Wildlife would like for all property owners to sign up for:
Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Programmatic Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
(The first three links here are undergoing maintenance and should be available by February 18.)
The Federal Register lists the Proposed rule change for adding Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace. For Arkansas it is only the Yellowcheek Darter.
Additional sites show the government caused the problem with the Yellowcheek Darter when they constructed Geer’s Ferry Reservoir.
The historic range has been impacted by the construction of Greer’s Ferry Reservoir and channel alterations in the Archey and South Forks. Further, the construction of Greer’s Ferry Reservoir has resulted in the permanent loss of habitat due to inundation and cold-water releases from the dam.
Additional information on the Yellowcheek Darter
Click here and
Securing the blessings of liberty,
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting five public workshops in February on its proposal for cost-cutting changes at its parks, according to a news release. Please see the announcement below for information on the Army Corps of Engineers public workshops being held in February.
If anyone in Secure Arkansas can attend any of these meetings near you, please do so and let us know what occurs at the meetings. If you are a Secure Arkansas director, please make it a point to attend one of these meetings because we simply cannot afford not to. We must be there. This will pertain to Agenda 21.
The Corps’ Little Rock District is considering changing operations at 29 parks, including closing 13 campgrounds, four partial campgrounds, four day-use areas, one partial day-use area and nine boat ramps.
The district’s operation and maintenance budget has been cut by about $17 million this year, the news release said. The already-proposed recreation changes will reduce costs by an estimated $1.9 million annually.
Also under consideration are ideas to shorten the season at many parks and reducing the frequency of trash pickup, cleaning and mowing and other maintenance work. The district expects to hire fewer temporary park rangers and contract park attendants as well.
There will be no group presentations during the workshops, but members of the public are invited to talk individually with Corps representatives. Workers will also accept written comments at the workshops.
Workshops will be held at:
Lake Nimrod, Lake Dardanelle and Toad Suck Ferry and Murray pools of the Arkansas River, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 14, Russellville Project Office at 1598 Lock and Dam Road in Russellville
Ozark Lake, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 16, Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative at 1811 W. Commercial St. in Ozark
Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 21, Mountain Home Project Office at 324 W. Seventh St. in Mountain Home
More information about proposed changes to specific recreation areas is available on the website of the Corps’ Little Rock District.
Securing the blessings of liberty,
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012
School Choice Week in Arkansas – Four Special Events
“We have a moral and societal obligation to give our children the opportunity to succeed in school, at work, and in life. We cannot meet that obligation unless parents are empowered to select the best schools of their children. I encourage everyone who wants to see a transformation of American education to get involved in National School Choice Week.” ~ Bill Cosby
by Laurie L M Lee: We need a “regime change” in Arkansas Education. While Arkansas spends over $3 billion per year on education and we have the most amazing teachers and best school facilities, Arkansas is ranked 50th by Heartland Inst. for progress in learning and 37th in Academic Standards. WE NEED OPTIONS.Arkansas’ education system specifically its structures, its policies and its operational guidelines are failing our children. According to the U of A Ed Policy more than 25% of our students are NOT proficient in reading or math upon completion of the 8th grade and it gets worse from there. Over 50% of Arkansas high school graduates have to go through remediation before taking their first college level course.
Education Week published a report last week grading states on educational policy and performance, Arkansas received a (D) in over all achievement K-12; (F) in spending and a (C-) in chance for success.
As of June 30,2011 Arkansas public school districts and ESC had outstanding loans and bonded indebtedness totaling over $3.5 BILLION, and increase of over $1billion in just 4 years. Arkansans spend the lions share of our general budget on education and the results are dreadful.
I am asked frequently how people can become more involved and help with issues in our state.