Tag archives: John Boehner

It’s Still Just Me”

by Rob Schwarzwalder

January 5, 2011

Today John Boehner became Speaker of the House of Representatives. As the cheers and hoo-rahs poured forth from the House floor and the visitors’ gallery, the new Speaker smiled and said quietly, “It’s still just me.” Then he began his formal speech.

In an era when government has grown to almost imponderable proportions and pretense, it is nice to have someone in a senior leadership position who remembers where he is from and that political power is, however long in life-years, objectively very brief.

There are scores of new Members of Congress. Around the nation hundreds of new state legislators are being sworn-in as well. There is much to celebrate about this: The transfer of partisan power whose peacefulness we take for granted; a recent election that gave much cause for social conservative rejoicing; and the prospect of a more serious commitment to constitutional governance.

Yet —- as Isaiah 40 reminds us —- in God’s sight, “nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales … He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.”

In other words, political power is fleeting. When politicians recognize this —- as it seems John Boehner does —- a humbler, wiser, less arrogant government might well ensue. This will be especially true if the new Speaker, and all public servants, recall God’s words about where true power lies:

To whom then will you liken Me, that I would be his equal?” says the Holy One.

Lift up your eyes on high

And see who has created these stars,

The One who leads forth their host by number,

He calls them all by name;

Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power,

Not one of them is missing. (Isaiah 40:25-26)

FRC Action Webcast: A National Townhall on Health Care Reform

by Krystle Gabele

September 11, 2009

Here’s the full program of last night’s FRC Action webcast:

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Participants:

  • Tony Perkins, President, FRC Action
  • Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
  • House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio)
  • Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)
  • Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State
  • Doug Johnson, National Right to Life Committee
  • Bishop Harry Jackson, Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church
  • Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow in Human Rights & Bioethics, Discovery Institute
  • Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel
  • Mark Kellen, M.D., President, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
  • Kathryn Serkes, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
  • Dr. David Prentice, FRC Senior Fellow for Life Sciences, FRC
  • David Christensen, Senior Director for Congressional Affairs, FRC
  • Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President, FRC Action

Resources mentioned:

Tonight: FRC Action to Host National Townhall Webcast on Health Care Reform

by Jared Bridges

September 10, 2009

Here’s the press release fro FRC Action with information on tonight’s live webcast on health care reform:

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Thursday, September 10 at 8:30 pm ET, FRC Action, the legislative lobbying arm of Family Research Council, will host a special one hour “National Townhall on Health Care Reform” Webcast. FRC Action President Tony Perkins will be joined by Congressional leaders and policy experts to discuss the moral, ethical, and financial dangers of President Obama’s health care plan.

Webcast viewers will be able to:

* get their questions answered.

* dissect the dangers inherent in the President’s proposed plan.

* and examine the life and death implications this will have for themselves and their loved ones

Who: Tony Perkins, President, FRC Action

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH)

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State

Doug Johnson, National Right to Life Committee

Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow for Legal Studies, Family Research Council

Bishop Harry Jackson, Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church

Wesley J. Smith, renowned ethicist

Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel

Dr. David Prentice, Senior Fellow for Life Sciences, Family Research Council

Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President, FRC Action

Where: www.frcaction.org/webcast

What: “National Townhall on Health Care Reform”

When: Thursday, September 10 at 8:30pm ET

Register for the webcast here.

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