Prouder, stronger and better….”It’s morning again” and yes it is almost morning as I write these slogans/quotes of President Ronald Reagan, reflecting on the slogans of the bygone era of the Reagan Presidency. President Reagan may not have been a perfect President, but for all his faults, defeats, and failures, he was a man who believed in this nation and believed it was nation under God. Today in history on February 4th, 1985, President Ronald Reagan gave a speech at the Annual Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters. Some of the remarks that struck me during that speech…
All of you, all of the people in this room are doing your part to fill the world with God’s work and make more gentle man’s life on Earth. Like St. Peter and his brother, St. Andrew, you’ve been good and faithful fishermen, and you’ve fought the good fight — for prayer in the schools and against abortion and for freedom in the world. You know, perhaps better than I, that you have never let us down.
I still believe the government is the servant of the people and not the other way around.
But all of these things I’ve mentioned are pretty revolutionary. All of these things — learning to control the government, limiting the amount of money it can take from us, protecting our country through a strong defense — all of these things revolve around one word, and that word is “freedom.” And as Jefferson said, “The Lord who gave us life, the God who gave us life gave us liberty also.
On January 30th, 1984, President Ronald Reagan delivered this speech at the Annual Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters at the Sheraton Washington hotel.
I know what I’m about to say now is controversial, but I have to say it. This nation cannot continue turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the taking of some 4,000 unborn children’s lives every day. That’s one every 21 seconds. One every 21 seconds.
We cannot pretend that America is preserving her first and highest ideal, the belief that each life is sacred, when we’ve permitted the deaths of 15 million helpless innocents since the Roe versus Wade decision — 15 million children who will never laugh, never sing, never know the joy of human love, will never strive to heal the sick or feed the poor or make peace among nations. Abortion has denied them the first and most basic of human rights. We are all infinitely poorer for their loss.
So much of what he spoke about from January 30, 1984 and yet again on February 4th 1985, are issues that we are still fighting today. Some would even say at a greater disadvantage, against an adversary that has grown in power by corrupting a great many to their cause through deceit and bribery. So keep in mind as we continue to campaign for the right to life, our God given freedoms, free markets and fiscal responsibility. How very true this statement: “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.”~President Ronald Reagan.
Morning Again Campaign Video
2013 was a year of first as a collective for the ladies of the Last Civil Right, and what a busy year we had. The year started off with an offer to lend our talent for sharing the truth and nothing but the absolute truth in the manner that we are best at and that’s through our written words shared by our numerous friends, and fellow supporters for christian/conservative causes. We started the year off with a surprising and truly blessed invitation to join Star Parker’s CURE network at a press conference in Washington D.C., on gun control and second amendment rights called The Never Again Campaign. Below is a video and picture documentary of the year with TLCR ladies on the road.
Read more on the Never Again Campaign regarding Gun Control at: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/03/01/never-again/
The very next month, March of 2013 we were invited to speak at the New Jersey 2nd Amendment Society by Frank Fiamingo.
Follow-up blog regarding that wonderful event with our fellow freedom patriots in New Jersey at: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/03/25/the-ladies-of-the-last-civil-right-taking-their-voices-to-the-streets/
Gun Control became a hot subject long before the tragedy of the Newton Ct. school shooting in 2013, and the Last Civil Rights ladies were hot on the trail of the congressional caucus for this fundamental right with some of America’s brightest advocates and experts in the field of gun rights. Kuuleme Stephens attended Tea Party and speaking engagements in Arizona. Shannon Wright covered the state of New Jersey regarding their on-going and continuous battle for gun permits, licenses and carry rights. Babette Holder-Youngberg attended Tea Party and rallies in Illinois that year as well as following the Illinois state legislation debates and votes for the concealed carry law. We have a few blogs here on gun control, but one that may be of interest is the one where I used information from Professor Gary Kleck and Rob Young. Rob Young is a survivor of a famous school shooting, Cleveland Elementary playground shooting to be exact, that blog is located at this link: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/04/02/a-lone-survivors-voice-amongst-the-cacophony-of-gun-control/
I would also recommend the blog featuring some interesting data from a renowned handgun crime expert and professor Gary Kleck. http://thelastcivilright.org/2012/12/27/second-amendment-duel-on-americans-right-to-bear-arms/
The Last Civil Rights Ladies answered the invitation to lend our media voices again in Washington D.C. with CURE, this time for abortion and specifically the Gosnell atrocity in the Planned Parenthood abortion industry.
If you didn’t catch our detailed writings on the Gosnell press conference and legislative briefing you can read more at this link: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/05/18/planned-parenthoods-deliberate-decimation-of-the-black-community/
This is a video from CURE of Catherine Davis speaking at the Congressional briefing after the Gosnell press conference which the ladies of The Last Civil Rights group also attended.
During the year we attended many events in our respective states individually as well. After the Gosnell press conference, Pastor Shannon Wright attended the @Large Conference, while Kuuleme and Babette attended the Tonya Reaves Memorial and call for justice by the Black Pro-life activists and pastors in Chicago, IL. Walter B. Hoye, Pastor Ceasar LeFlore, Pastor Alveda King, Connie Eller, Zina Hackworth, Letitia Wong, Thomas Duane Smith, Dr. Eric Wallace, to name a few with CURE’s support being Represented by Lonnie Poindexter in attendance so many others from around the nation. Tonya Reaves is the 24 year old woman that died from a botched late term abortion in Illinois in July of 2012.
In September of 2013 Babette attended the Black Conservative Summit by Freedom Journal, in St. Charles, IL. Kuuleme Stephens wrote an article for TLCR relating to the fact that because of the name of the summit some felt it was racist due to the name of the summit, you can read more regarding that at this link: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/08/11/the-black-conservative-summit-is-it-racist-to-have-one/
You can also find a great number of videos and audios to the summit at: https://www.youtube.com/user/wmg2005/videos
We wrapped up our year of traveling at a CURE policy summit and Gala Award Dinner in Washington, D.C. The policy summit had to be one of the most outstanding and informative events that the ladies as agreed as a group to have the great fortune to have been invited to attend as guests. We did an extensive blog and have numerous pictures so I won’t repeat those here, but will share again some of the highlights for us at the Summit.
For your viewing pleasure of speeches from Star Parker’s CURE Policy Summit and Gala, at this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/StarParkerForFreedom/videos?flow=list&view=0&live_view=500&sort=dd
To find out more about Star Parker’s Urban Cure, please feel free to visit the site: http://www.urbancure.org/about.asp
And the Last Civil Rights photos from the 2 day policy summit can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/TheLastCivilRight/photos_stream
We thank all our readers for taking the time to read our blogs, share them and especially for their support. We look forward to another busy and active year in 2014, and as always we promise to keep you posted and informed right here. God Bless you all and have a Happy New Year! See you in 2014.
Babette Holder/Kuuleme Stephens/Pastor Shannon Wright/Atarah Golden and all the ladies of The Last Civil Right past, present and future.