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By Greg Evensen

It’s time to cut through the nonsense and in so many words, when the sides are drawn it’s time to get down to “nut cuttin’.” (So, you raise walnuts?) You may blink a couple of times and your mouth may drop slightly when you read this, but then I’m writing this for those of you who still do not grasp the ultimate end game, here.

We have been under intellectual anesthesia for a hundred years in America. I have covered the reasons why, among hundreds of others, in recent op-ed pieces. Many of my superbly talented colleagues at NVW have done the same thing, and most of them with far greater eloquence and research than I have offered. What it really boils down to though is this. Your government, in absolute conspiracy with the Federal Reserve, credit monopolies, the “legal system” and the military/corporate and industrial network, has CONSPIRED to steal your republic and totally rip your liberties from your mind and body.

Hundreds of thousands of documents, memoranda, official government reports, testimony in and out of court, tax trials, whistle-blower interviews, eye-witness accounts, books by ex-government special agents, armed forces officers and pilots, former FBI and BATFE investigators, legislators and high ranking diplomats, have all confirmed what the rest of us have reluctantly accepted as the greatest battle in our lives.

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LCSUN

ALBUQUERQUE â?? The New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens has asked state and federal officials to investigate a University of New Mexico student who is accused of tearing down a Mexican flag.

Peter Lynch, 30, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of criminal damage to property after tearing up a Mexican flag on campus last month. He has admitted tearing down the flag but said he was acting out of patriotism because the Mexican flag wasn’t accompanied by an American flag.

“This was a hate crime that can no way be hidden under the color of patriotic,” said John Moya, president of the Albuquerque LULAC Council.

Lynch said those who say he acted out of hate are “trying to make themselves out to be the victims, when in fact the American flag was the victim.”

The incident stemmed from miscommunication. The Mexican flag, put up for Mexican Independence Day, was never supposed to be left flying by itself. When the Army ROTC went to retire the U.S. and state flags on the evening of Sept. 14, they left the Mexican flag because they thought its owners would take it down. That didn’t happen.

Army ROTC students who were supposed to raise the U.S. and state flags on the following Monday forgot to do so.

Lynch, an Air Force veteran, complained to university officials. When nothing was done, he pulled down the flag, ripped it apart and handed it over to the Air Force ROTC office.

Campus police later charged Lynch with misdemeanor criminal damage to property. If convicted, he could face up to six months in jail and up to a $500 fine.

Veterans and others have defended Lynch’s actions as protecting the flag, not an act of racism.

Lynch, whose jury trial is scheduled for Nov. 19, also is accused by the student group El Centro de la Raza of using racial slurs against Mexicans. Someone identified as Peter Lynch called Mexicans “wetbacks” on an Internet posting in July.

Lynch’s attorney, Tony D’Amato, has denied that his client has made any racist comments.

“If there’s any message about this case, it’s that it is only about the American flag,” D’Amato said after Wednesday’s arraignment.

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WZZM13

A Latino student group is rallying against what they call free speech violations at Michigan State University.

About 30 representatives from Chicanos y Latino Unidos (CLU), along with members of several other organizations, met for about a half hour earlier this week on the steps of MSU’s Hannah Administration Center to “challenge the university into having them take a stand about … what the difference is between freedom of speech and hate speech, fighting words and violent speech,” CLU President Gabriela Alcazar said.

Specifically, CLU wants MSU officials to disallow another student organization - Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) - from hosting speakers who “speak against minorities” and “instigate and threaten people and insult people,” said Alcazar, 20, who originally is from Imlay City.

“There’s a point where they don’t have the right to say the things they’ve been saying,” said the international relations and social relations and policy major. CLU wants the university “to begin drawing a line and not keep covering everything with freedom of speech.”

MSU’s chapter of YAF has made news for various events, including an anti-immigration forum last year during which violence broke out.

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“This is a dry run against free speech in America by the Islamists and the illegal aliens who are now becoming one and the same,” said Savage in August. “It’s the same organizational structure. â?¦ I am the target of this dry run. They want to see how far they can get in silencing a voice of freedom in the United States of America. They want to see which, if any, governmental agencies will stop them.”

WorldNetDaily

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today condemned nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Michael Savage, whose program originates in city by the bay, for “hate speech.”

It was the board’s second attempt at a resolution to condemn Savage for his criticism of illegal aliens in the U.S.

In August, a single vote by a member whose grandfather emigrated from China seven decades ago halted a similar resolution in its tracks.

The previous vote was 9-1, with third generation San Franciscan Ed Jew turning in the veto vote, after getting up and affirming Savage’s First Amendment right to express his opinion.

Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval had introduced the resolution in August to condemn the radio talker. After the vote, he called for the tally to be rescinded and the proposal sent to committee, which essentially is a polite way of letting the issue die.

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Choctawhatchee High School administrators told junior Robbie Carrillo (left), sophomore Michael Trevino and a female student to remove their shirts Thursday because of safety concerns. They were later allowed to wear them as long as they donâ??t incite violence.

T-shirts spark controversy at Choctawhatchee High School
NW Florida Daily News
September 13, 2007

FORT WALTON BEACH â?? â??They canâ??t deport us all.â?

Three Choctawhatchee High School students of Hispanic descent wore T-shirts emblazoned with that phrase Thursday to support their heritage.

But fearing the shirts could incite violence, school administrators ordered them to remove the shirts or face suspension.

Although administrators eventually allowed the students to wear their shirts, the incident raises questions surrounding student rights.

At what point does a political message become offensive? And what First Amendment rights do students have regarding their clothing?

For the students, wearing a T-shirt that expressed their solidarity with Mexican-Americans shouldnâ??t have raised a red flag.

â??They donâ??t want us to have pride,â? said junior Robbie Carillo. â??Theyâ??re using their point of view to make us take off the shirt.â?

Okaloosa County School District attorney Jeff McInnis said there is line between student rights and safety.

â??While students are at school they certainly have certain rights of express, but not if the expression is disruptive to the educational environment of the school,â? he said.

Carillo and sophomore Michael Trevino, children of military personnel, say they werenâ??t considering any of those issues when they went to school Thursday.

Instead, they were responding to negative remarks toward Hispanics that they say they hear in school frequently. The two boys and an unidentified female student decided to make a silent declaration of their Mexican-American pride.

â??We hear what people are saying, and itâ??s not all true and we are good people,â? Trevino said. â??Itâ??s a political statement.â?

â??If I had a Mexican flag shirt I would wear that, but I donâ??t have that. I have this shirt,â? added Carillo.

The students only got to third period before a faculty member complained and the boys were asked to remove the shirts. The decision was related to safety concerns, said Choctaw Principal Cindy Massarelli.

â??If they wear the T-shirt, they identify themselves as an illegal alien, whether they are or not,â? Massarelli said. â??We know thatâ??s an issue in the community right now.â?

Massarelli also said that more than one student wearing a certain image or slogan could be perceived as a gang.

Students should not be identified as anything other than Choctaw students, she said.

â??It definitely has nothing to do with race. We donâ??t want them to be singled out,â? she said.

The boys disagreed that by wearing the same shirt, they were forming a group.

â??Theyâ??re just trying to break us up,â? Carillo.

Carillo said the shirts did not seem to offend other students.

However, he said he is bothered when other students wear clothes with upside down crosses and confederate flags.

After talking with district personnel, Massarelli allowed the students to wear their shirts as long as they donâ??t incite violence.

â??If they want to wear them, weâ??ll probably allow them to wear them,â? Massarelli said. â??We probably will only let the parents know of our concern for safety.â?

Trevinoâ??s mother, Grace Pevey, supports her sonâ??s statement and wishes she hadnâ??t encouraged him to remove his shirt.

â??Heâ??s making a statement that heâ??s a Mexican-American but heâ??s being looked at discriminatorily,â? she said.

Click on the to read the many comments the locals added at the end of the article.

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They must have gotten an earful. I tried to call the Superintendent several times but I could never get through.

NBC17

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C â?? A North Carolina High School that came under national attention over their rule that prohibited students from wearing items with the American flag, or any flag from other countries, has lifted the ban.

Superintendent Dr. L. Stewart Hobbs, Jr said they have lifted the ban on flags and â??from this point on, all dress code changes will be made at the school board level.â?

Hobbs said the county has a dress code policy in place and says individual school dress codes are not allowed.

He adds that principals cannot make a policy that exceeds the board policy, “The principal acted in good faith and said no flags.”

According to Hobbs, the policy all stems from information from law enforcement of gangs wearing foreign flags as gang symbols and the board does have a policy to prevent gang signs in schools.

He said they are just as patriotic as other Americans flying the flag over the school, saying the pledge and have planned to have Constitution day at the school next week.

Under the previous rule, students at Hobbton High School were not allowed to wear items with flags, from any country, including the United States.

The board will be meeting with school attorneys to look into the issue further.

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He wants to get rid of Michael Savage and the US military, and have taxpayers pay for green cards and citizenship.

Canada Free Press

San Francisco Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval, latest, self-appointed, hitman in strategy aimed to silence Americaâ??s talk show radio, is the same Sandoval mired in election corruption.

In some corners, election corruption earned the supervisor the nickname of Gerardo `Scandoval�.

Sandovalâ??s payment of at least $10,000 to his wife, Amy Harrington for work on his re-election campaign in 2004, continued to dog him into his unsuccessful race for city assessor-recorder.

Eric Jaye, the campaign manager for incumbent city Assessor Phil Ting, whom Sandoval was trying to unseat, called the payment â??highly unusualâ?.

â??Campaign reporting documents filed after last Novemberâ??s supervisorial election show Sandoval paid Harrington for unspecified campaign work. There is no anti-nepotism provision in local campaign finance law. Sandoval is one of two people challenging Ting in the Nov. 8 election. The other candidate is Ron Chun, a tax lawyer who once worked in the assessorâ??s office.â? (San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 25, 2005). â??The campaign finance reporting statement in which the $10,000 salary owed Harrington showed up was for the Oct. 17-Dec. 31, 2004 reporting and wasnâ??t available for public review until after the November election. A later report, filed this year, showed that Harrington had gotten paid.â?

San Francisco Pooh-Bahs like Sandoval are trying to force taxpayers to pay for immigrantsâ?? green cards and citizenship and in trying to hoodwink their own constituents have introduced a resolution condemning national radio talk-show host Michael Savage for what they brand as his â??defamatory languageâ?¦against immigrants.â?

Sandovalâ??s resolution is ostensibly in response to Savageâ??s July 5 Savage Nation broadcast, when a talker commented on a group of student activists who had announced they were fasting in support of changes in immigration policy.

â??I would say, let them fast until they starve to death,â? quipped Savage, â??then that solves the problem.â?

Why Sandoval waited to strike until well over one month later is nobodyâ??s guess, least of all the millions of listeners now rushing to the radio giantâ??s side.

A practicing attorney, Sandovalâ??s parents emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in 1951.

This is the same Sandoval who said on Wednesday that â??many media outlets are using this as an opportunity to slander the Muslim community and, unfortunately, even black African-Americans as a wholeâ? when the Black Muslim bakery in Oakland was raided by police after some of its people were implicated in the recent murder of a reporter that was investigating them.

This is also the same Sandoval who told Fox News that the United States should not have a military, an insult unprecedented to Americaâ??s courageous troops in harmâ??s way and fighting words to the millions of patriots who see Michael Savage as their leader.

Savage supporters inundated the San Francisco Examiner website in a story siding with Savage.

â??Hey Sandoval, we are not outraged at Michael Savage because we agree with himâ?¦check the polls on immigration, lame-o,â? one Savage supporter posted.

â??If we had more Michael Savages and less milk toast leaders we wouldnâ??t be in this situation,â? leveled another. â??They are taking over and bringing our country down to a 3rd world level. Thank God for the Michael Savages and the other true AMERICANS.â?

In typical democratic fashion, Sandoval told the Examiner that he intends to hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall Tuesday just before the entire Board of Supervisors votes on his resolution against Savage.

Tar and feather pots will be ready to greet Sandoval when he arrives on city hall steps.

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Savage (Voice Only)
Savage (Voice Only)

To prove what a far left radical loon Sandoval is watch the following starting at 2:45. This guy is an embarrassment to the Democratic party.

Idiot SF Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval Says USA Doesn’t Need A Military

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Single vote halts resolution condemning ‘hate speech’

WorldNetDaily

A single vote by a San Francisco Board of Supervisors member whose grandfather emigrated from China seven decades ago has halted in its tracks a proposal to condemn as “hate speech” radio personality Michael Savage’s criticism of illegal aliens in the United States.

The vote tonight was 9-1, with 3rd generation San Franciscan Ed Jew turning in the veto vote, after getting up and affirming Savage’s First Amendment right to express his opinion.

Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval had introduced a resolution condemning the radio talker, and after the vote called for the tally to be rescinded and the proposal sent to committee, which essentially is a polite way of letting the issue die.

“For the record, I do not agree with comments allegedly made by Mr. Savage, but the First Amendment gives him the right to make those comments,” Jew said.

Sandoval responded with a personal challenge to Jew. “If this commentary was directed at the Chinese-American or the Asian community you would not be resorting to this rigid formalism on your part,” he said.

Michael Savage, on his show tonight, said he wants people to urge authorities to arrest illegal immigrants, because he is being targeted in a “dry run” to see how far illegal aliens can go in silencing free speech.

“This is a dry run against free speech in American by the Islamists and the illegal aliens who are now becoming one and the same,” he said. “It’s the same organizational structure â?¦ I am the target of this dry run. They want to see how far they can get in silencing a voice of freedom in the United States of America. They want to see which, if any, governmental agencies will stop them.”

“Guess what they learned so far?” he continued. “That not only will no governmental agency stop them in their attempts to kill free speech, they will aid them in their attempts to kill free speech. We have lost our freedoms already.”

“Lady Liberty has been hog tied. She is being raped by the illegal aliens. She is being raped by the landlords who are using the illegal aliens. Lady Liberty is there in bindings screaming for us to release her,” he said.

Savage noted another protest is scheduled tomorrow by the illegals.

“I would hope that my own government would be interested enough to go out to the station tomorrow, logically assuming that most of them are here illegally â?? after all this was illegal aliens protesting today, stirred up and fomented in a mob action by a supervisor who supports Hugo Chavez, an enemy of America,” he said.

“You don’t have to be a Sherlock to put two and two together. They’re enemies of the state, they’re enemies of the people and they’re enemies of me. But they’re here illegally … they’re criminals,” he said.

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NC Times

This newspaper’s two commentaries of July 11, “Fallbrook protest taps anti-Catholic bias,” by Bill Donohue, and “Rendering unto Caesar,” by Joe Sheffo, require an unemotional and reasoned response.

Once again, the illegal immigration controversy in both articles has been couched in inflammatory terms to tap into the reader’s emotion. A concerned American citizen exercising his or her First Amendment right by protesting the day labor hiring site at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fallbrook is portrayed as “disgraceful,” and, of course, the ever-effective “succumbing to anti-Catholic bigotry.” Who could ever listen to what a bigot has to say? Indeed, the tactic is as old as politics itself: Smear the messenger and the message becomes at best invalid or at worst an outright lie.

To manipulate and inflame public opinion, those with a political agenda speak in hyperbole, and so any generally innocuous activity can be hyped into outrageous intolerance, nativism, racism and every other sort of morally bankrupt position one can hold. This emotion-baiting cleverly takes the focus off of the reason for the protests —- the arrogant disregard for established law.

What is occurring at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fallbrook is a confrontation between the rule of law and the flouting of the law —- a steppingstone toward anarchy. It appears that the administration of St. Peter’s is interpreting our nation’s immigration law through the lens of what it sees as a higher moral mandate under the umbrella of helping the poor and disadvantaged. This of course is a core tenet of Christianity, but there is a world of difference between giving temporary, loving charity and facilitating the systematic, flagrant violation of established law.

If St. Peter’s has a system in place whereby they can confirm the legal status of those individuals who congregate on their property seeking work, fine. If not, the law of averages guarantees they are aiding and abetting criminal activity. As a moral guidepost within the community, St. Peter’s should lean to the side of caution and not do anything that may jeopardize its integrity and adherence to the law. This would be true of any house of worship, be it Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu or Buddhist. The protests occurring at St. Peter’s Church are not motivated by Catholic bias but by a desire to see the laws of our nation adhered to by all people.

A newspaper can paint a concerned American citizen who loves their country as a bigot very easily, but they can’t look into the heart. Only God can do that. Speaking of God, it may be helpful for Father Edward Kaicher, Bill Donohue and Joe Sheffo to remember the biblical admonition from Romans 13:1-2, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”

In this case, there is a clear distinction between Christian charity and lawlessness.

Oceanside resident Dan Noval is a retired deputy with 23 years of service for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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Mercury News

Latino college students who spent a week fasting to call attention to the Dream Act are demanding the firing of radio host Michael Savage for saying on the air: “Let them fast until they starve to death.”

About two dozen young people from across the state - including four from San Jose - are also demanding apologies from 350 radio stations throughout the country that air the program, “The Savage Nation.”

“The comments were full of hate,” said Cesar Juarez, 21, a San Jose State University student who took part in the fast that began July 2 and ended Monday.

The demands were made Thursday during a news conference outside San Jose City Hall that evolved into a rally, with several participants chanting in Spanish “Que lo saquen” or “kick him out.”

Savage, whose real name is Michael Alan Weiner and whose program airs from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays on San Francisco’s KNEW-AM (910), could not be reached for comment.

The corporate spokesman for the Oregon-based Talk Radio Network, , which syndicates Savage’s show to nearly 8 million listeners, also didn’t return several phone calls.

Also backing the students are 51 organizations from across the region - including anti-war, immigrant-rights and faith groups - who say Savage went too far by suggesting the students should die.

Savage made the statement on his July 5 show - three days into the fast meant to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would help undocumented students attend college through loans and create a pathway toward citizenship.

“I would say, let them fast until they starve to death, then that solves the problem,” Savage said. “Then we won’t have a problem about giving them green cards because they’re illegal aliens.”

During the segment, Savage played an interview by a reporter with a fasting student, who said the Dream Act would help people who are working in restaurants, but want to be engineers.

Savage said the United States doesn’t need such people and they should take their talents back to their own country: “Go be an engineer there. Go make a bomb where you came from.”

The talk-show host, known for his harsh and provocative political rhetoric, also has called gay parenting “child abuse” and women who wear burqas hateful Nazis “who would like to cut your throat and kill your children.”

Although the comments were made last week, the students waited to hold their protest until Thursday so as not to veer attention away from their hunger strike. They said they also needed time to regain their strength.

“All we’re trying to do is get an education,” said Alba Cardenas, 22, who attends San Jose State University under a California law that allows undocumented students to pursue public higher education if they pay for it themselves.

David Ginsborg, of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Silicon Valley, said people like Savage, who have a national, public platform, should have a sense of responsibility.

“There is no room in our nation’s living room for such hateful speech,” Ginsborg said. “To suggest that children of God, regardless of their origin, should starve to death merely because they sought education and to better their lives should be an affront to all people of faith.”

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Anti-Illegal Immigration Groups March In July 4 Parade.
Freemont, Calif.
ABC7 News, July 4, 2007

Several of our Groups participated in a local Independence Day Parade held in Niles, California. The Groups included “The East Bay Coalition for Border Security”, “The Castro Valley Minutemen”, The Redwood City Border Coalition” and the “Minutemen Civil Defense Corp”. All our groups came together under the Banner of the “Golden Gate Minutemen”.

The City of Fremont was dead-set against us participating because they considered us inappropriate for such an American tradition. Instead, they allowed in every other group from every corner of the Globe, but shunned the “Minutemen”. Fearing a discrimination lawsuit, they gave in and allowed us to walk in a Parade in the Country we were born in…

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Family Security Matters

A blogger called the 309-115 vote against federal funding of the Fairness Doctrine a â??historic vote for freedom of speech.â? A columnist called it â??A big victory for radio broadcast freedom.â? But it was nothing of the sort. Even if the amendment from Rep. Mike Pence were to pass the Senate, it would do absolutely nothing to stop a Democratic president and Congress from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. It was a political maneuver that has confused many people.

The Pence amendment to the Financial Services Appropriations bill, as AIM points out in a new special report, accomplished nothing¯except to allow several dozen liberals to claim they are not interested in re-imposing the Fairness Doctrine.

Some stories about what happened were extremely misleading. TV Week reported that the House voted to â??ban the Federal Communications Commission from reviving the Fairness Doctrine, which required broadcasters to offer competing viewpoints in a balanced manner when presenting controversial issues.â? But the â??ban,â? as Pence acknowledges, is only temporary.

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Muslim prayers in school debated
San Diego Union Tribune
July 2, 2007

OVERVIEW

Background: The U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines say students can pray at public schools during school hours by themselves or with fellow students. However, ?teachers and other public school officials may not lead their classes in prayer, devotional readings from the Bible or other religious activities.

What’s happening: A substitute teacher claimed that Carver Elementary School in San Diego was indoctrinating students into Islam, and that a teacher’s aide led Muslim children in prayer. An investigation failed to substantiate the claims, but the allegations have thrust Carver into a nationwide debate over prayer in schools.

The future: Carver, which has set aside a 15-minute break to allow time for students to pray, is considering alternative prayer accommodations. Religious and civil rights groups are monitoring developments.”

A San Diego public school has become part of a national debate over religion in schools ever since a substitute teacher publicly condemned an Arabic language program that gives Muslim students time for prayer during school hours.

Carver Elementary in Oak Park added Arabic to its curriculum in September when it suddenly absorbed more than 100 students from a defunct charter school that had served mostly Somali Muslims.

After subbing at Carver, the teacher claimed that religious indoctrination was taking place and said that a school aide had led Muslim students in prayer.

An investigation by the San Diego Unified School District failed to substantiate the allegations. But critics continue to assail Carver for providing a 15-minute break in the classroom each afternoon to accommodate Muslim students who wish to pray. (Those who don’t pray can read or write during that non-instructional time.)

Some say the arrangement at Carver constitutes special treatment for a specific religion that is not extended to other faiths. Others believe it crosses the line into endorsement of religion.

Supporters of Carver say such an accommodation is legal, if not mandatory, under the law. They note the district and others have been sued for not accommodating religious needs on the same level as non-religious needs, such as a medical appointment.

Islam requires its adherents to pray at prescribed times, one of which falls during the school day.

While some parents say they care more about their children’s education than a debate about religious freedom, the allegations â?? made at a school board meeting in April â?? have made Carver the subject of heated discussions on conservative talk radio. District officials have been besieged by letters and phone calls, some laced with invective.

The issue has drawn the attention of national groups concerned about civil rights and religious liberty. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Anti-Defamation League, American Civil Liberties Union and the Pacific Justice Institute are some of the groups monitoring developments in California’s second-largest school district.

Among the critics is Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel with the nonprofit, Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center devoted to â??defending the religious freedom of Christians.â?

He said he’s â??against double standards being used,â? such as when there is a specific period for Muslim students to pray and not a similar arrangement for Christians.

Carver’s supporters noted that Christianity and other religions, unlike Islam, do not require their followers to pray at specific times that fall within school hours, when children by law must be in school. Amid the controversy, the district is studying alternatives to the break to accommodate student prayer.

Capitalizing on what it considers a precedent-setting opportunity created by the Carver situation, the Sacramento-based Pacific Justice Institute has offered to help craft a districtwide â??Daily Prayer Time Policy.â?

In a letter, the religious-rights organization urged the district to broaden its accommodations to Christians and Jews by setting aside separate classrooms for daily prayer and to permit rabbis, priests and other religious figures to lead children in worship on campuses.

A lawyer representing the district said those ideas would violate the Constitution’s prohibition against government establishment of religion……

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How Do You Say “Equal Time” In Spanish?
News Blaze
June 30, 2007

Leftist politicians keen on reinstating a “Fairness Doctrine” clearly have their sights set on Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity and other right-wing luminaries.

But once liberals open that particular can of worms, they may be less than thrilled at what comes crawling out.

For instance, Mexican DJ and former illegal alien Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, native of Mexico, broadcasts from a Spanish language radio station in Los Angeles and is a strong advocate for illegal aliens.

Not satisfied with merely invading America himself, Piolin apparently believes that any Latino who wants to should be able to come to America, at will, without regard to U.S. borders or immigration laws.

Piolin’s disdain for the rule of law even motivated him to travel from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., in order to deliver what were alleged to be one million letters from amnesty supporters. Unfortunately for the politically naive DJ, the letters were all signed by illegal aliens and were in Spanish.

Even more embarrassing for Piolin many of the boxes containing the “one million letters” he boasted so proudly of turned out to be empty.

After S 1639 was defeated in the U.S. Senate on June 28, Piolin’s distress was palpable, leading the DJ to shed alligator tears from behind his live microphone while on the air.

The impact of Piolin’s on-air histrionics with his base audience (mostly illegal aliens) is unclear.

However, it is obvious that he did provide scores of millions of patriotic, English speaking American citizens with a round of belly laughs and material for party toasts that are still being enjoyed in more sophisticated circles.

But back to the issue: How would a liberal “Fairness Doctrine” impact Spanish language stations like the one on which Piolin spews his pro-illegal alien, anti-American propaganda and race baiting?

Would that radio station be forced to provide equal time to a commentator who would remind his audience that illegal aliens do not belong in America and should, by law, be deported?

Would the inflammatory rhetoric used by Piolin to drive illegal aliens to the streets in order to demand non-existent “rights” be offset by a voice(s) of reason that would encourage young Latinos to stay in school?

In other words, before acting hastily, liberals need to answer a crucial question: How do you say “equal time” in Spanish?

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