"Your Voice for Traditional Families"

The Agony of Defeat!

LFF Action Commentary
June 21, 2010

The Louisiana              2010 extraordinary session of the legislature concluded at 6:00 PM  Monday with the final Sine Die'.  House Speaker Jim Tucker, as chronicled on the front page of today's Advocate, stood his ground to Senate President, Joel Chaisson, handing an ambitious Chaisson a major defeat on his Private Attorney Contingency Fee Bill, SB 731.  This contingency bill would have assisted Louisiana's Attorney General in litigating the States' interests in the Gulf Oil leak.  Had Chaisson accepted the House amendments, the "B. P. Specific" and "Limited Legal Fees" measure would have become law.
Be sure to read the Advocate story:  "Funds Seal Budget Deal".

This was by far LFF Action's most successful legislative session in 12 years!  Full report pending!

Let Us Pray!

LFF Commentary
June 21, 2010

"Neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon Thee.” (2 Chron 20:12).  This was one of the confessions that was made at Memorial Hall at the Louisiana State Capitol on Monday as lawmakers, pastors, and intercessors joined Representative Regina Barrow, Senator Sharon Broome, and Governor Bobby Jindal  for a Prayer Vigil concerning the Deepwater Horizon Oil Explosion.  Both ends of the political spectrum joined together to ask God’s hand to move where man’s efforts have failed. Mr. Earl Taylor’s booming rendition of “Amazing Grace” reverberated through the hall and was a fitting ending to a very intense yet successful legislative session. Pastors Dino Rizzo, Apostle Lloyd Benson, Bishop Ricky Sinclair, Bishop Raymond Johnson, and Pastor Dennis Blackwell led in prayers for the bereaved families, for our government officials, for the environment, for the people and businesses of the Gulf Coast, and for solutions to this economic and environmental crisis.

Governor Jindal read Psalms 146. His office is expected to issue a state-wide Declaration of Prayer first thing in the morning asking Louisiana to set aside Sunday, June 27th to petition Heaven for our coast and its families.

Nationalizing "Standard!"

Heritage Foundation
June 7, 2010

States (like Louisiana) are being pushed to “voluntarily” adopt national education standards and tests.

It all began when the Obama administration used its $4.35 billion Race to the Top competitive grant fund as an incentive for states to adopt standards under development by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry chose not to apply for this funding because of the provision requiring adoption of national standards.  Now other states are expressing concerns as well.  If the Obama administration has its way, states might not have a choice in the matter.

National standards proponents see this new federal as the answer, but proponents are wrong to conclude national standards would improve American education. Here’s why:

Misconception #1: National standards are necessary so parents can understand how their children compare with other children across the country.

Misconception #2: National standards would make American students more competitive with their international peers.

Misconception #3: National standards are necessary because state standards vary in quality.

This we do know, what works in education begins and ends with parents, not the federal government.  For a more detailed explanation of the misconceptions and solutions click the links above.

New Orleans Federal Judge to Obama:  "Arbitrary & Capricious"

Read the full article here!

June 22, 2010 | Volume 12  | Issue 24|

In This Issue


Nathaniel Greene wrote to General Washington, "God grant we may never be brought to such a wretched condition again.

-Nathaniel Greene

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Last week we asked, should lawyers hired by the State Attorney Generals Office on BP litigation get contingency fees?  10 percent said "give them 25 percent", 20 percent said "give them 10 percent as amended" and 70 percent said "don't allow it."

This week's question:

Should the Obama White House "Stand Down" on the Deep Water Drilling Moratorium as ordered by Judge Martin Feldman?

YES or NO?

Click here to answer!

The Government Plan?

The Patriot Post
June 21, 2010

"Obama is dreamer in chief:  He wants to take us to this green future 'even if we're unsure exactly what that looks like. Even if we don't yet precisely know how we're going to get there.' Here's the offer: Tax carbon, spend trillions and put government in control of the energy economy -- and he will take you he knows not where, by way of a road he knows not which. That's why Tuesday's speech was received with such consternation. It was so untethered from reality. The gulf is gushing, and the president is talking mystery roads to unknown destinations. That passes for vision, and vision is Obama's thing. It sure beats cleaning up beaches." ~Columnist Charles Krauthammer


Tony Perkins
Family Research Council

June 22, 2010

In the 100 years of Father’s Days, not one President had ever used the occasion to push a political agenda. Until now, the White House issued a proclamation Sunday honoring U. S. dads, proving that nothing is sacred, not even fatherhood.  The President couldn’t resist a shout-out to his homosexual base, marring what should have been a powerful acknowledgement of the family’s importance in American life. Recognizing that “nurturing families come in many forms,” President Obama intentionally included “two fathers” in that list, an obvious overture to the rich homosexual donors who have been driving much of his legislative agenda lately. In an age when 24 million children are growing up without a father at home, the President’s focus should be on the relationship of fathers to their children, not to their partners. This detour to promote homosexuality injects division into an issue that demands the attention of every community and political party. This administration is chipping away at the family with laser-like precision.  It made the same overture to homosexuals last month on Mother’s Day. Sadly, the real victims of this agenda are the children, who, social science shows, do best with a married mother and father. Kids need the influence of both genders, and no two people, however loving they may be, can fill the void that’s created when you intentionally deprive them of a mom or dad.  The breakdown of the family has created an opening for the Left to barge in and seize on those weaknesses. That’s why it’s so important for America and churches, in particular to renew their commitment to strengthening and upholding marriage.  Read Tony Perkins' full article from the Family Research Council here.

Family Facts is a weekly combo publication of Louisiana Family Forum, "Your Voice for Traditional Families" and LFF Action, "Writing the Next Chapter in Louisiana History."


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