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CitizenLink: Congress Debates Counting Illegal Aliens

This is an important issue. It is not correct to grant illegal immigrants political power through representation. I am not advocating they don't have human rights, but being illegal, they should remain outside the political process. This sort of counting only confuses the issues, divides the nation, and weakens our government's ability to solve the border security and illegal immigration problems. It has to stop.
Who is counted determines how many representatives states will have.

As Congress considers several immigration bills, the debate this week centered on whether illegal immigrants be counted when it comes to establishing the number of representatives each state has in the U.S. House.

Especially in border states where illegal immigration has skewed the census significantly, House seats hang in the balance.

Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., said the numbers in the House should be based on those who are citizens of the United States.

"People who are in our country illegally or…

Good News for Life in Colombia: US Pro-Abortion Groups Rejected

U.S. pro-abortion groups are not satisfied with the millions of babies murdered domesticly, and continue their campaigns promoting the culture of death around the world. CitizenLink had good news from Colombia in yesterday's email.
The highest court in Colombia rejected an effort by US-based pro-abortion organizations to push their agenda in Colombia, according to Human Life International.

The US-based Women's Link Worldwide, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Catholics for a Free Choice had joined forces in an attempt to overthrow Colombia's constitutional protection of pre-born children.

The Rev. Tom Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, said the groups sought to have the Constitutional Court of Colombia remove any mention of abortion from the nation's penal code.

The ruling means abortion continues to be against the law in the South American nation.

"Copyright (c) 2005, Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secure…

Rocky Mountain News Notes Cuban Military Numbers

Cross posted on RedState. Latino Issues is a Finalist for Best Latino Blog, 2005 Weblog Awards. Vote Now.

The CO Rocky Mountain News highlighted some numbers in last weekend's edition, regarding the Cuban Military.
49th Anniversary of Cuba's so-called revolutionary armed forces.
300,000 at the peak of the island's troop strength during the early 60's.46,000 active troops in Cuba today.If we are going to highlight the Cuban numbers and anniversaries, let's make sure we are fair and celebrate all of the horrid, inhuman, and violent numbers Castro has to celebrate. Hat tip to The Real Cuba.
3 years since the date when Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a Cuban prisoner of conscience and a real Christian, was sent to jail. He is now reported to be seriously ill and suffering from chronic gastritis and hypertension.
25 year prison term - imposed on Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet after an unfair trial in 2003 for his non-violent advocacy of human rights - are deteriorating.43 years ago Castro&…

Student Suspended for Speaking Spanish, No Written Policy

It seems to me there are two issues in this Spanish speaking student suspension case. First, the boy evidently speaks English fluently, so this is not an integration issue--he is speaking the language. I can't fault him for answering the other boy in the Spanish, when the question was asked in Spanish.

Second, I don't see a problem with setting a policy that says students should only speak English while in School. This would have NOTHING to do with discrimination or race, and everything to do with language education by immersion! Anyone who teaches language will tell you that immersion is absolutely necessary for full mastery of a new language. I personally would not punish this sort of infraction with such severity, but this by no means indicates racism.

But, in this case, there was no written policy. Big mistake.
Zach's father, Lorenzo Rubio, a native of Veracruz, Mexico, who has lived in Kansas City for a quarter-century...

"went to the principal and said, 'My son,…

Vote for Latino Issues: Best Latino blog for the 2005 Weblog Awards

Hey Everyone,

Don't forget that you can vote daily. I want to remind my daily readers to not forget to head on over to the weblog awards web site, and vote for me again!

Wizbang: Passenger shot by air marshal in Miami

Wizbang has breaking news of a shooting of a passanger who claimed to have a bomb.
An air marshal aboard American Airlines Flight 924 from Medellin, Colombia to Miami has shot a passenger who claimed to have a bomb and tried to flee from the plane on to the jet way.The reports seems to indicate he is alive, wounded, but not dead. Reader's comments on Wizbang are allready betting on the chances that this individual is muslim. We'll see.
MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- A person was shot and wounded on the Jetway to an American Airlines passenger jet that was at the terminal at Miami International Airport, an airline official said. A federal official told CNN that the passenger was shot by a federal air marshal, who felt the passenger was acting in a threatening manner. A senior administration official added that the passenger claimed to have a bomb in his carry-on luggage. An air marshal told the passenger to stop, and he did not, the official said, adding that the marshal fired after the…

Fair is Fair: The logic of civil unions and same-sex marriage

Great commentary yesterday by Albert Mohler, at Beyondthenews.com.
Carol Sarler wants to enter into a civil union with her adult daughter. Nothing incestuous or lesbian, mind you. She just wants the tax savings and other benefits that come with civil unionsEveryone in society, regardless of faith, needs to see the consequences of destroying marriage--a most important social pillar. The costs of ignoring it's importance are going to be much more than economic, and they will be devasting!
If marriage can mean something other than the union of a man and a woman, it can mean virtually anything.

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7th Medical Organization Recognizes Abortion-Cancer Link; Int'l Group of Obstetricians, Gynaecologists Finds Significant Risk Increase

It's good news that more medical organizatinos are recognizing the link between abortion and breast cancer. True choice involves being informed, and knowing ALL the truth about abortion. While we are on the subject, check out this site. It has good information on abortion and related subjects.

This came from US Newswire:
Contact: Karen Malec of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, 877-803-0102 or response@abortionbreastcancer.com HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- MaterCare International issued a statement this week acknowledging a "significant increase in breast cancer risk after induced abortion," announced the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. It's the seventh medical organization to recognize that abortion raises risk, independently of the effect of delaying the birth of a first child (a known breast cancer risk). The statement was issued just days after the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published a review of 10 prosp…

Did you vote for me today! What are you waiting for!

Don't forget you can vote every day, and I am in the finalist list for best Latino blog! So, click here and give me another vote!
I also wanted to share my own personal recommendations for some of the categories in the 2005 Weblog Awards:Best Blog:Captain's Quarters.
Best New Blog: No endorsementBest Group Blog: For sure my vote goes to Redstate.Best Humor Blog: I'm not familiar, but on a friend's recommendation, I'm going with Hog On Ice.Best Liberal Blog: Right!
Best Conservative Blog: No endorsementBest Media/Journalist Blog: No endorsementBest Military Blog: One more time, on a friend's recommendation I'm going with Sgt Hook

Best Canadian Blog: My vote goes to A Northamerican Patriot
Best UK Blog: No endorsementBest European Blog: Stefania of Free Thoughts.Best Asian Blog:No endorsementBest Middle East/African Blog: No endorsementBest Australia/New Zealand Blog: No endorsementBest Top 250 Blog:No endorsementBest Top 251-500 Blog: I'm going w…

Just Discovered: The Old School House Magazine

Because I was a homeschool student, I thought I would point you all out to this magazine I just discovered, and intend to subscribe to.
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is approx 200 pages, full color, gloss, and packed with support and fun! Contests and a multitude of product reviews abound, as do excellent columns like Creation Answers with AiG's Ken Ham, Resource Room for special needs homeschooling with Christine Field, Diana Waring's HisStory column, our Finishing the Race (High School) department, and Show and Tell – where readers share their own detailed methods and curriculum choices. And don't forget our lengthy Teachers' Lounge where homeschool parents hang out and talk homeschooling! Jennifer Igarashi chats each issue as well, and Dr. Ruth Beechick drops in from time to time. Keep up with mainstream news with Zan Tyler and Amelia Harper.It sounds like a comprehensive resource for parents who are teaching at home. This could be a good gift for Christmas as well, f…

Latino Issues Weblog Awards Finalist -- AD YOUR VOTE

I've been out of town, so I just realized I am a finalist for the 2005 Weblog Awards. If you haven't added your vote for me, click here and vote for Latino Issues for best Latino blog. For those of my readers that have already voted for me, thank you!

I would also love to read about why you voted for Latino Issues, so make sure to post your comments here. This would also be the time to post suggestions and comments about the blog itself, and how I can do better.