Read Task Force’s Recommendations to Re-Open AL Businesses

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth and Rep. Danny Garrett of The Alabama Small Business Commission Emergency Task Force and Subcommittee to Reopen the Economy held a press conference today.  They highlighted their recommendations to the Governor to re-open businesses in Alabama. We heartily agree with the report’s statement that “Alabama’s economic vitality is critical to the health and prosperity of her citizens and will play a major role in the eventual defeat of COVID-19.”   We encourage Governor Ivey to immediately reopen Alabama to the greatest extent possible . 
 
Of utmost importance in these times is the protection of Alabamian’s rights under the U. S. Constitution – rights emanating from God.  We pray for our leaders as they continue to respect our civil liberties, which are not luxuries to be enjoyed just in the good times.  They are essential to who we are as a state and as a nation.   We extend our continued prayers to our Governor and all those in authority over us as they move swiftly and advisedly to reopen our economy and enable us to protect both lives and livelihoods. 

See the link to the complete report from the Alabama Small Business Commission Emergency Task Force and Subcommittee to Reopen the Economy at the bottom of this post. The committee report proposes that the following businesses would be required to adhere to strict guidelines including social distancing practices and safety protocols. 

Open Immediately:
1. Retail Businesses
2. Restaurants
3. Close Contact Services, (Barbershops, nail and hair salons,  tanning salons, tattoo parlors)
4. Child Care Facilities

Open May 1st:
1. Medical/Health Services
2. Casinos, Racetracks, Planetariums
3. Exercise Facilities
4.  Beaches (recreational activities: exercising, walking, fishing)

Open May 15th 
1. Beaches (to sit in chairs or tents in groups of 10 or less but only with people you are already staying with)
2. Some athletic events

“Reopen Alabama Responsibly” Recommendations

Five-time Olympic Medalist Shares: Easter Sunday in the Soviet Union and in the United States

Easter Sunday in the Soviet Union and in the United States
 

Fifty Easters ago, I was in the USSR, a godless state. Sightseeing tours included Christian churches turned into museums. The tour guide adamantly proclaimed in the “museum” that Christianity is a “myth.” 

On that Easter weekend, 1970, a VIP tour of Lenin’s tomb was arranged for the foreign athletes visiting to give figure skating exhibitions. At age 16, already a Christian by choice, I stood in Lenin’s stone tomb in Red Square staring at the Bolshevik revolutionary’s preserved body. He had been dead for decades. Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead and conquered sin and death on Easter, which was illegal to celebrate in the atheist USSR. That State was god. As history records, the socialist enactment is a cult of death. Eyewitnesses are historically recorded observing the tomb of Jesus  empty on Easter Sunday. Jesus is alive! He is Risen! Lenin is still in his tomb, deader than a door nail.

The tour bus passed through the squares where the Bolshevik Revolution was fought. On either Good Friday or Easter Sunday the tour guide in the godless USSR explained that “the blood that was shed during the Bolshevik Revolution was shed to save mankind.” My blood shivered and my mind quaked at her proclamation. I knew that only the Blood of Jesus Christ, the Perfect Son of God, was sacrificed and shed to save mankind.

A propagandist for the USSR and its atheist system of socialism-communism captured my attention on the almost empty plane ride back to New York from Moscow. He smoothly explained that socialism-communism was the perfect system for mankind. 

His propaganda swirled in my head as shiny illusions. I wanted to believe everything the nice man said. What a perfect way to live. The State provides and controls everything, and everyone will have everything they need, and everyone will be equal. He was certain that socialism-communism would one day rule the entire world, and the United States. 

By the time the plane reached New York after this most profound Easter weekend, I knew the man on the plane was wrong! I had been to his nation. I had observed the poverty, the bread lines, the lack of products in common stores, the intense control of its people, the bottomless void when God is declared illegal—-the severe oppression was felt physically. The faces of all the people were hardened with deep sadness—the real face of socialism-communism.

I wanted to kiss the ground of the United States when I saw the American flag outside the plane window before landing in New York. I was free. The man who propagandized me was not. He did not understand liberty or its power under the principles and reverence of the Judeo-Christian God. 

I was an individual created by God. The atheist Soviet Socialists were forced to live in the State collective–the herd. 

I knew that churches in the United States would always remain open. Judeo-Christian God, worshiping God, and celebrating Easter would never be declared illegal. The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly. 

Half a century later, in America, my beloved land of liberty, this Easter weekend 2020 almost all churches have been ordered closed. Pastors have been threatened with arrest or permanent closure of their churches if they do not obey the State and its influential doctors. These doctors may mean well and are working from appropriate concern, but they have succeeded in acting like man-gods who can conquer all death and are terrorizing citizens. They have powerfully influenced policy to shut down an entire nation, its businesses (except the State chosen ones), schools, its churches and synagogues. The imposition of social distancing should be called inhumane social isolation. 

Americans have a choice to make on Easter Sunday and in the days, weeks and months to come.  Will Americans continue to give up their liberties? Will we become a Democrat Socialist collective herd, or will we remain individuals who promote and preserve life but do not fear death under a system of liberty? 

Lenin’s body remains enshrined and on display in his stone cold tomb in Red Square, Moscow. Lenin is still deader than a door nail. The Marxist ideology that he spawned into being is alive with a foot in the door of America. 

Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. He is alive! Will the Christian ideas that spawned liberty and the value of the individual die this Easter, 2020, and end up in a museum as only a myth?

Judeo-Christian principles are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, declared a MIRACLE by various American Founders.  One Founder of the United States declared, “Miracles do not cluster.”  

It is for freedom that Christ set us free!

Janet Lynn is a Five-time U.S. Figure Skating Champion (1969-1973), Olympic Bronze medalist 1972 and World Silver medalist 1973. She is in the U.S. and World Figure Skating Halls of Fame and is proud to be a Homemaker.

Join Lt Gov Ainsworth This Sunday to Ring The Bell For The Resurrection

A MESSAGE FROM LT. GOVERNOR AINSWORTH

Join me in celebrating the hope, unity, and love shared among all Alabamians during this difficult time by ringing your church bell or a bell at your home this Easter Sunday at noon.
We CAN stand together in unity – even as we’re staying apart.

Matthew 28:6 proclaims the hope that lives with the resurrection of Christ – “He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.”

Share this post to help us get the word out!

#RingForTheResurrection

The World Is Quarantined Just Like During The First Passover

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Friends,

What is God doing at this time in history worldwide in this Passover week and how would he have us as His people respond?

On Passover night, all Jews in Egypt were on lockdown because of the plague of the First Born. In fact, the very term Passover – meant that the plague Passed Over the Jewish households. This year too, the nation of Israel will all be in total lock-down – for the first time since the plagues. https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/148293/all-of-israel-to-fall-under-full-curfew-as-soon-as-passover-begins/

Watch this as soon as you can because I believe you will want to share it with family and friends. The messengers are from Alabama and are directors of JH Ranch in California which reaches teenagers from across the nation. Don’t miss the short clip after the prayer.

Blessings,
Eunie Smith, President

AL Run-Off Election Moved to July 14th

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
As a team at Eagle Forum, we are praying for the citizens of our state and nation as we experience this COVID-19 world pandemic together.  We want to encourage you to stay strong and practice sensible measures to keep you and your family safe.  Please follow us on Facebook for Coronavirus updates and miscellaneous posts to inform and amuse you while you hunker down in your homes.

AL RUN-OFF ELECTION IS JULY 14th

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Gov. Kay Ivey is using powers granted to her under the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955 to postpone the state’s upcoming primary runoff elections.

“The ability to hold free and fair elections is an inherent right as citizens of the United States and the great state of Alabama, but the safety and wellbeing of Alabama citizens is paramount,” she said.

The elections, which were set to take place on March 31, are being pushed back to July 14. Read more.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA UP FOR VOTE IN THE ALABAMA SENATE THIS WEEK

Rumor has it that the Alabama Senate will take up the debate on “Medical Marijuana” this week.  Below are a few reasons Eagle Forum opposes this bill.  If you agree with us please contact your Senator today and ask them to vote “NO” on SB165. The vote could be as early as Tuesday.  The Marijuana lobby is here in force and is working hard to pass this bill.

A FEW THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER:

1. Is it smart to have legislators approve medications rather than scientists?

2. Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug, the same class as heroin, LSD and peyote.  Schedule 1 is the most restrictive drug class!  It is on that list for 3 reasons: 1.) High potential for abuse, 2.) Has currently no accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S. 3.) Has a lack of safety for use under medical supervision.

3.  It’s against Federal Law:  Our legislators took an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution and our laws.  By supporting this legislation they are breaking their oath. 

PROBLEMS WITH SB165

1.  “Medical grade cannabis” is never defined.  This is a glaring problem.  What percent of THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant)  is allowed under this law?  3%, 6% 9%, or more?   What is the ratio between THC and CBD  (Cannabidiol- is the non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant that is not typically associated with euphoric or “high” feelings.)  This is crucial information to know and to be regulated.

2. Doctors may qualify to prescribe “medical marijuana” just by taking a 4 hour class and exam (not to cost more than $500.)  Marijuana contains at least 750 chemicals, among which are some 104 different cannabinoids.  Marijuana is a drug with idiosyncratic effects.  Unlike minimal or moderate use of alcohol and tobacco, the use of even a small amount of marijuana affects a person’s mental functioning in a variety of predictable and unpredictable ways. Since marijuana is not an FDA approved drug, interactions with other prescribed drugs are unknown.  A four-hour class does not instill confidence that this is anything more than a large scale medical experiment.  

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:
1.  Vote “NO” on SB165.  Call your senator today-leave a message for him/her to vote “NO” on medical marijuana. 

2.  Keep medical marijuana in a clinical setting in Alabama where it can be studied and the results can be carefully documented and evaluated which can then lead to actual FDA approval and safe usage.

3.  Expand Leni’s Law and Carly’s law to include more research in a clinical setting for children with complicated neurological disorders. 

Tucker Carlson Makes the Case For Passage of (VCAP) Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act 

Tucker Carlson Makes the Case For Passage of (VCAP) Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.

Tucker explains the bill failed in S. Dakota but Alabama has introduced a similar one called VCAP.  All you need to know about the Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act (VCAP) can be found here.

This bill will be on floor of the Alabama House and Senate soon.  Call your representative and senator now and leave a message for them to Vote “YES” on VCAP!