Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Coming Face of America?

UPDATE October 11, 2007

'God' restored to U.S. flag certificates

Officials reverse policy after public outcry, Republican protest

Declares the headline from (click here to read the entire story)

It seems that Stephen T. Ayers, acting Architect of The Capitol changed the rule after “public outcry and protest from House Republican leaders”.

Ayers said in a statement;

"The Office of the Architect of the Capitol is a service organization. Flying the flags over the Capitol is an important constituent service for members of Congress. When one of our services or policies doesn't effectively serve members of Congress or the American public, it needs to be changed immediately."

The old rule said: "Personalized dedications are permitted, but limited to three hundred (300) characters. Please keep in mind, political and/or religious expressions are not permitted on the flag certificate."

The new rule, posted today, includes only the first sentence limiting the length of the dedication.

It’s nice to have a small victory for the little guy.


Nancy Pelosi, dhimmi in Syria, religious censor at home in America.

What is a dhimmi? Click here to find out.

According to a news story from (click here to read the story) an Eagle Scout from the Dayton, Ohio area requested that a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol be sent to his grandfather and the certificate inscribed with the message:

"In honor of my grandfather Marcel Larochelle, and his dedication and love of God, country, and family."

After the flag was sent, the Eagle Scout and his father contacted the office of their U.S. Representative Michael Turner, because they noticed the word "God" was left off the certificate that’s included with the flag.

Apparently, the Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, refuses to allow the inclusion of the word God on the certificates.

Representative Turner and more than 100 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week. The letter said in part;

"The Architect's policy prohibiting "God" from appearing on certificates for flags flown over the U.S. Capitol puts at risk our religious freedoms and heritage.”

In response to the letter, Pelosi said the policy was adopted because "people were asking for statements that not only were religious, beyond using the word God, but political as well." She said the official policy is to send a certificate that lists nothing beyond the date the flag flew over the Capitol and the name of its recipient. She said that members of Congress who request flags on behalf of constituents can "add whatever they wish" to the certificates, "whether it is a political statement or a religious statement."

She also said; "It's not about being anti-religion. It is just about what the architect thought was appropriate for him to proclaim in a certificate."

Oh really? Is the Architect of the Capitol now an official religion policy maker? Is he now the official religious censor? Nancy Pelosi apparently thinks he is.

Representative Turner said he’ll continue collecting more signatures for his letter asking Pelosi to overturn the policy, he said; "if the speaker and the architect continue to implement their censorship program, we will drop legislation to compel the architect to return to granting inscriptions permitting the acknowledgement of God."

Turner said members of Congress review the appropriateness of messages that constituents request with the flags, and their discretion should be sufficient.

Turner also said;

"We have the responsibility for these common sense issues that might arise with flag inscriptions and this one is basic, the architect has decided the word 'God' is offensive. This rule should not be allowed to stand."

And he is right, on both points.

Nancy Pelosi defended this censorship and yet last Sunday she claimed that she prays everyday for President Bush. Yeah, right.

If you recall, Pelosi took a trip to the middle east in March/April 2007. She met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, West Bank, and with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.

The picture above was taken on Tuesday April 3, 2007 when she attended muslim services in the Ommayad Mosque in Damascus.

Notice the headscarf she wore. She willingly chose to cover herself up in perfect submission to allah. But she will deny Americans their chance to glorify both God and country in writing, on a simple certificate.


I’m not.


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