On Wednesday, GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took to the floor of the Senate for 10 hours and 30 minutes to filibuster the renewal of Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The controversial section, which is used by the National Security Agency to justify its bulk collection of Americans’ data, is set to expire at the end of the month.
Paul held the floor from 1:18 p.m. to 11:49 p.m. on Wednesday. Politico noted that by extending his filibuster to the brink of Thursday, Paul prevented Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) from filing cloture on a bill that would extend the Patriot Act.
Pastors from all over the city led prayers over various topics from Marriage to Business, to Media and more. Together we prayed out loud a prayer of repentance – chilling in it’s scope. While I have attended the day of prayer events in the past and even called people to join in — this time there was something different in the air. I don’t know if people realize how much trouble we are in as a nation, but they seemed to. There was a spirit of humility in the air, a sense of urgency to get it right, a calling that we must beseech the Lord for His grace and mercy in this time. We have failed to do the things necessary to protect this nation in this hour. We do not know if there is time to turn things around, but we do know the solutions are beyond our abilities. We will need the intervention of the Lord God Almighty every step of the way.
This one is in Bartlesville – Find one near you!
National Day of Prayer – Bartlesville
5/7/15 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Voice of the Martyrs Auditorium
God’s Warning to America — Members of Congress hear a hard-hitting speech by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn about God and America at the U.S. Capitol the day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about same-sex marriages.
The RCSC is an independent organization of current members of the Republican National Committee (RNC). It meets regularly in conjunction with the meetings of the RNC to discuss issues of importance to the Republican Party and its Members. The Steering Committee is currently made up of a majority of the members of the RNC. The RCSC voted to approve submission of this Amici Curiae Brief to the Court.
This Brief makes the argument, with substantiated facts, that traditional marriage and families are essential for a free society to thrive. Changing the definition of marriage would promote societal instability, be detrimental to children, and increase the need for intrusive government programs and intervention.
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SB 707 will be voted on the Oklahoma House soon. SB 707 directs the State Board of Education to develop requirements a student must meet to earn a high school diploma as well as designating an assessment to determine college readiness.
Last year we were successful abolishing Common Core with the passage of HB3399, which mandated that the state prepare new standards for English and Math to replace the Common Core standards adopted in 2010. SB 707 (by Ford and Mazzei in the Senate) in essence bypasses HB3399 and jumps ahead to establishing an assessment standard before the revised standards are written and adopted. What assessment will we get? ACT? I certainly hope not.
After hours of credentialing delays we finally had a vote on the state chair and vice chair races. Randy Brogdon was elected chair in a runoff race with Pam Pollard and Estela Hernandez was elected vice chair over John T. Lewis.
The State Convention is THIS SATURDAY April 11th at Crossroads Church, 8901 S Shields Blvd, Oklahoma City, 73149.
If you haven’t registered and paid your Delegate fee, you CAN still register and pay the morning of the Convention from 7:00 –
9:00 a.m. Please come early.
Please bring a Photo I.D. ( i.e. driver’s license) with you.
Follow title link above to see Nathan Dahm’s Endorsement and more or visit OKgrassroots article here >>>
Below is my report from the meeting with the Credentials Committee members and others earlier today. I would say the Credentials Committee meeting but the official Credentials Committee meeting was never called to order and no official business was conducted. Instead, we got to hear State Chairman Dave Weston explain how the convention will be organized and openly discussed how registration, check-in, rules, and how credentials will be handled at the convention.