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Rev. Bill McGinnis is an Internet Christian minister, writer and publisher. He is Director of LoveAllPeople.org, a small private think tank in Alexandria, Virginia, and all of its related websites, including InternetChurchOfChrist.org,CommitteeForTheGoldenRule.org,CivicAmerican.com, and AmericanDemocrat.net. His agenda is to help maximize the happiness and well-being of all people. His blog is located at http://revbillmcginnis.blogspot.com

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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 10, 2006
Congress Can Overrule The President On Any Decision - Including Our Policies On Iraq. A two-thirds vote in both houses overrides a Presidential veto, and the President must then obey and implement whatever law Congress has passed, on penalty of impeachment if he fails to do so.
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 10, 2008
Sarah Palin Broke The Ethics Law In Alaska, And Can Be Impeached I might be wrong, but this is the way I read the facts, the law, and the Alaska state constitution.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Unregulated Capitalism Harms The Country These Six Ways Unregulated profit-seeking corporations cannot be trusted to protect the Public, because their main objective is to make profits, not to be a do-gooder for the Public. Whenever profit-making conflicts with the Public interest, profit-making wins! Thus they become Predators on the Public, not Protectors of the Public.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 12, 2008
"Yes We Can" - the poem, based on a speech by Barack Obama From a speech by Barack Obama and a video made from it. Plus links to the video and to an MP3 made of its soundtrack. From a speech by Barack Obama and a video made from it. Plus links to the video and to an MP3 made of its soundtrack.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 18, 2006
Human Life Begins At The First Heartbeat, During The Third Week After Conception. Therefore, the "Morning-After" Pill and similar soon-after-conception methods of birth control are not prohibited by the Bible.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 14, 2007
The Teachings Of Martin Luther King Can Guide Us All Today. He was the unquestioned leader of the American Civil Rights movement during our period of transition from racial segregation to integration, and his leadership steered us safely through the changes without the kind of catastrophic violence we might have had otherwise.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 26, 2006
The Martin Luther King Speeches: Why Can't We Copy Them? Copyright legalities not yet properly decided.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Paul Laurence Dunbar Website Releases New Version Of Dialect Poem "An Ante-Bellum Sermon" Converted To Near-Standard English, With MP3 Readings
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 17, 2006
A Christian Prayer For Protection, by St. Patrick, Presented on St. Patrick's Day The Lorica, or Breastplate, Of Saint Patrick - Text and MP3 File, Public Domain
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Fox News Network Forces The Bill Clinton/Chris Wallace Interview Video Off YouTube.com Hides behind their self-serving interpretation of the Copyright Laws
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Walt Whitman's Anti-War Poem, "Come Up From The Fields, Father," With Reading On Public Domain MP3 Written during the Civil War, applies just as well today.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 3, 2007
Proposed Cause Of The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse: Resonant Frequency From Freight Train Passing Below A freight train passing under a bridge ramp created an oscillating wave of pressure on a resonant frequency with the bridge. This pressure wave was then amplified greatly by its resonance with the bridge structure, causing the bridge to shake apart, almost explosively
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 12, 2008
The Qur'an Forbids Terrorism. (The Koran Forbids Terrorism.) Therefore, Terrorists Are FALSE MUSLIMS, not Entitled To Enter Paradise Or Share In Any Of Its Rewards.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 6, 2008
Barack Obama's Victory Speech - Complete Video, Complete Text As Actually Delivered This is the complete video and the complete text of President-Elect Barack Obama's victory speech given at Grant Park in Chicago -- as he actually gave it -- at the end of the day, Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The actual text delivered was somewhat more gracious and complete than the prepared text provided by the Obama campaign. See it here . . .
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2008
Sarah Palin Would Allow Israel To Drag Us Into War With Iran. In her interview last night with Charles Gibson, Sarah Palin clearly showed that she would not oppose Israel if it decided to attack Iran, and thereby drag the United States into yet another war . . . even a likely World War III.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 7, 2006
A Summary Of Golden Rule Ethics: The Underlying Rule For All Right And Wrong Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 5, 2006
Supreme Court Case Little v. Barreme Proves That Laws Of Congress Always Outrank Inherent Executive Powers Presidential Power Never Exceeds Congressional Power. Tail Does Not Wag The Dog
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 16, 2009
Flight 1549 - Miracle On The Hudson : A Hopeful Metaphor For The USA In 2009 President Barack Obama (Captain Sullenberger) will skillfully guide The United States and its people (the airplane and its passengers) through the present economic and political crisis to a safe landing. President Obama will be ably assisted by the other members of his administration (the Flight Crew), by Congress (the official rescue boats and their official crews), and by his millions of individual strong supporters.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 14, 2006
How To Steal The Next Election Using The Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine, Or Others Like It As described in a Princeton University report released Sept. 13, 2006
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 19, 2006
A Plan For The Immediate Impeachment Of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld Based on the U.S. Constitution and the Parliamentary Procedure of the House of Representatives
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Martin Luther King Is For Everybody, Not Just Black People; His Powerful Ideas Can Guide Us All Today. "Letter From The Birmingham City Jail" Now Public Domain, With MP3
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 18, 2006
The Essential Teaching Of Jesus: "Love All People As Yourself" And we do this best by following the Golden Rule: "Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 22, 2006
Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class - And What We Can Do About It Review (With Commentary) Of Thom Hartmann's New Book
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 2, 2006
The Final Speech Of Martin Luther King, Followed By His Assassination, Happened Thirty-Eight Years Ago This Week Lessons of the "Mountaintop Speech" can guide us all today. You can read and hear this speech, as delivered by Dr. King, from links in this article.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 13, 2006
Alito: Rubber Stamp For Unlimited Presidential Authority? The Most Important Danger With Samuel Alito On The Supreme Court Is That He Might Become A Rubber Stamp For Unlimited Presidential Authority, Under The Unitary Executive Theory.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Copyright Law Does Not Cover Photographs Which Merely Copy Paintings (And Other Photographs) Which Are Now Public Domain The Corporate Media falsely claim ownership of Public Domain photographs which really belong to all people. They want you to think these images belong to them, not to you. Any claim of copyright on such photographs is false and perhaps also fraudulent.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 22, 2006
Samuel Alito Is A Trojan Horse For Christian Conservatives. He looks good to them outside, but disaster lies within.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 17, 2007
A Plan Of Action For Self-Defense Against Armed Attacks On Groups Of Unarmed People, Such As The Virgina Tech Massacre There is strength in numbers. If the people who are attacked do not fight back immediately, the attackers will kill whomever they please.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 16, 2006
Torture Of Prisoners Is An Obvious Sin Which No Christian Should Ever Support Christian Scriptures forbid torture in every case.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 29, 2008
John McCain: "Looks Like An Angry Dog Barking At The Postman" Watching Sen. McCain on TV recently, a thought popped into my mind: This guy looks just like an angry dog barking at the postman. He's almost jumping up and down, agitated, with bulging eyes. "Arf! Arf! Arf!" he goes, but to no effect.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Reply To Iran President Ahmadinejad's Letter To Americans 11/29/06 I do believe that my comments here will represent the views of many other patriotic Americans who are also seeking truth and justice.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 25, 2006
Prosecution Of Christian In Afghanistan Violates The Qur'an, Which Says There Must Be "No Compulsion In Religion." The best outcome, with benefit for all people, would be for a high Islamic court to rule that the case should be dismissed because true Islamic law permits freedom of religion.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 9, 2007
In Memoriam - Paul Laurence Dunbar The first African-American poet to achieve national and international recognition. Died February 9, 1906.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2006
The Samuel Alito Confirmation Should Be Thoroughly Debated In The Senate, Not Simply Given A Quick Rubber-Stamp Approval Presidential Power Is The Biggest Issue To Decide
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Any Person, Military Or Civilian, Who Violates A Federal Criminal Law Becomes A Criminal Subject To Prosecution Even If The President Himself Gave The Orders To Commit The Crimes
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2008
On Tuesday When You Go To Vote, Just Stay In Line Don't let them steal it once again, Just stay in line. The time is now, the place is here, Just stay in line.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 27, 2006
Does True Islam Require Freedom Of Religion, Or Not? Can we move toward peaceful co-existence among all religions, or will militant Islam become an increasing threat to all non-Muslims?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 24, 2006
We, The People Of The United States Of America, Have The Legitimate Authority And Responsibility To Govern Ourselves - free from domination by the Neo-Conservatives and their deregulated corporate accomplices.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 31, 2006
A New Mothers Day Song - Words And Music Public Domain
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 5, 2007
Under Senate Rules, Democrats Can Force Consideration Of Any Resolution With A Simple 51-Vote Majority Any "motion to consider" made during the first two hours of the legislative day is non-debatable and therefore cannot be filibustered. A simple majority is all that it needs to pass.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Inherent Presidential Power Is Always Subject To The Inherent Congressional Powers To Make Laws And Enforce Oversight Congress may impose upon the President whatever limitations it may choose, under its Inherent Powers to enact all Federal laws.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 18, 2006
The Bush Power Grab: How did it get this far? And why hasn't it been stopped before now? And what about Samuel Alito?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 16, 2006
The Torture Issue Alone Is Sufficient To Justify Impeachment Of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld for "conspiracy to commit torture," in direct violation of existing United States law.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 11, 2006
What Bush Did Wrong On 9-11 Bush redefined terrorism from criminality to war, and transformed the criminal Islamist extremists into Holy Warriors For God.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The Birth Of Jesus As described in Luke 2:1-20 (KJV) With MP3 Reading - Free, Public Domain This is the traditional, most authoritative version used throughout the English-speaking world.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 18, 2007
US Senate Votes To Oppose Bush Troop Surge in Iraq 56 Votes In Favor Of Proceeding To Consider The Anti-Surge Resolution, 34 Opposed
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 20, 2006
The "Direct Proposition To Impeach," A Way For Any One Congressman Or Delegate To Bring Bush Impeachment To The Floor Of by-passing all Committees, and impossible to stop
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2010
A Simple Plan To Deradicalize The Islamic Terrorists And Their Sympathizers FIRST AND FOREMOST: Restrain Israel, and prevent the Israelis from continuing their multiple atrocities against the Palestinians. Then attack the false religious theories which seem to justify Islamic terrorism
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Prayer For The New Hampshire Primary Election, Jan. 8, 2008 Everyone has a stake in this election; and everyone should be hoping and praying that it turns out well.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Prayer For A Good Election In The United States - November 7, 2006 We pray that You will lead our hearts to peace, And help us live together in Your world.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 10, 2006
It Is Never Necessary For People To Sin, Even In Politics Or In A Just War Fearful people do not need to bomb apartment buildings or torture their prisoners. Oppressed people do not need to murder innocent civilians. Policy makers do not need to lie.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 16, 2007
The Two Most Serious Charges Against Alberto Gonzales First, that he deliberately lied when he said that he was not involved in any discussions about the firings of the United States Attorneys; and second, that he violated Title 18, Section 595 of the United States Code, which prohibits him from using his official authority for the purpose of affecting Congressional elections.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 29, 2006
Terrorists Are False Muslims, Not Entitled To Enter Paradise Or Share In Any Of Its Rewards The Quran Forbids Terrorism For Any Reason
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 4, 2006
Declaration Of Independence, With MP3 Reading For Fourth Of July See how it still applies today, to our King George Wannabees
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 7, 2006
Bush-America Seems Prosperous Only Because We Are Running Up The National Debt Bush-America seems prosperous only because we are running up the National Debt. Bush has increased our National Debt by 2.508 trillion dollars, or 44%, since he came into office only five years ago.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Fortress Israel: A Plan For Long-Term Peace A Realistic Plan For Peace In The Middle East
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 19, 2007
The U. S. Occupation Is The Main Cause Of Sectarian Violence In Iraq None of this would have ever started if the United States had not destabilized Iraq by overthrowing Saddam and putting the Shiites in control of the government.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 17, 2006
Grounds For Impeachment Of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Others: The Federal Crime Of Conspiracy To Commit Torture As Defined In United States Code 18-2340A(c)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 13, 2007
A Prayer For Gov. Jon Corzine of New Jersey, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident on April 12, 2007.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Some Clarifications For The Feingold Hearings, Regarding The Powers Of Congress And The President In Iraq And Elsewhere Congress can always over-rule the President on any matter, with a two-thirds majority in both Houses. And the President must faithfully administer and enforce every Law of the United States, as it is written, whether he agrees with that Law or not.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Common Article 3 Of the Geneva Conventions Prohibits Cruel Treatment And Torture Of United States Military Detainees It's not about "underwear on your head," as some cynical pro-torture commentators would have you believe.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 1, 2006
If Bush Orders The Bombing Of Iran Without Congressional Authorization, The Military Must Disobey. Unconstitutional Orders Must Be Disobeyed, Even If They Are From The President Himself.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 4, 2008
Kentucky Derby: Predictor Of Obama vs. Clinton? Does The Kentucky Derby Predict Obama Over Clinton In Both Indiana And North Carolina, Followed By Clinton's Forced Withdrawal From The Race? Maybe so, if you read the signs in a certain way.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 28, 2006
Senate Must Save The Constitution, Protect Checks and Balances, Stop The Bush Power Grab, And Defeat Samuel Alito Alito's Unitary Executive Theory goes completely against the Constitution and our system of Checks and Balances, which have protected us from Tyranny for all these years.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Free Course-Authoring Software Seeks Wide Acceptance Among Teachers And Students Study Hall - Computer-Assisted Instruction - Public Domain
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 2, 2006
What If President Bush Is A Continuous Political Liar, Who Cannot Stop And Cannot Help Himself? And what if the Vice President is also suffering from this same problem with the truth? What do we do then?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 10, 2006
A Framework For Understanding And Opposing Religious Extremism In The World Political And Religious Opinion Regarding Relgious Extremism And The Problems It Creates
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 26, 2007
A Prayer For Elizabeth Edwards Wife of Presidential candidate John Edwards, recently diagnosed with "incurable" cancer.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Judge Alito should answer abortion questions directly
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Samuel Alito Would Transfer Authority From Congress To The President, Radically Changing The Government "Unitary Executive Theory" Is The Basis PRESIDENT WOULD ACQUIRE MASSIVE POWER, CONGRESS WOULD LOSE
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 29, 2006
The Senate Should Postpone The Samuel Alito Vote For One Week To Increase Awareness Of The Unitary Executive Theory The Public, the Media, and the Senate Republicans are all asleep and not yet informed about this Theory and the danger it presents.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 5, 2006
National Council Of Churches Calls For U.S. To Shut Down Guantanamo Prison, Now Asks "Who Would Jesus Torture?" Says, "this chapter in our nation's history is a moral disgrace and must end."
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 22, 2007
A Unified Congress Trumps The President Every Time. Congress can remove the President and anyone else in the Executive Branch; but the President cannot remove any Member of Congress or anyone else in the Legislative Branch.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 22, 2007
Congress Should Order Bush Not To Increase Troop Levels In Iraq, Not Merely Send Him A Powerless, Non-Binding Message If Congress Really Believes It Is Not In The National Interest To Send More Troops, It Has The Constitutional Authority -- And The Moral Responsibility -- To Stop Him From Doing It.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 28, 2006
The One Reason Why All Americans Should Oppose The Nomination Of Samuel Alito He Would Tear Down Our System Of Checks And Balances, Giving Far Too Much Power To The President
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 16, 2006
Sending More Troops Into Iraq Is Like Pouring More Water On A Gasoline Fire. It will never work, and it only makes things worse.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The Phony Brown Pickup Truck vs. The Genuine Coakley Car In The Massachusetts Senate Race The car is unpretentious, sure to see. It's no Mercedes glowing in the dark, But faithful, true, and always starts when cold. It gets you where you really want to go. VOTE COAKLEY FOR U.S. SENATE!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 2, 2008
Barack Obama is a devout Christian -- not a Muslim -- who prays to Jesus every night. Christian, not Muslim; prays to Jesus every night.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 11, 2006
It Is Simply Not True That Judge Alito Cannot Comment On Issues Which Might Come Before The Court The ethical canons have been misinterpreted.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 2, 2007
Senate Opponents Of The War In Iraq Should Defeat The Warner Resolution Because It Supports "Staying The Course." The national discussion of the War in Iraq is forming into two clear sides: those who believe it can succeed with minor adjustments; and those believe it can never succeed, no matter what we do. There is no real middle ground.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 4, 2006
The President Has No Inherent Power Which Permits Him To Violate FISA Or Any Other Law Duly Enacted By Congress If Bush Wants To Conduct This Surveillance, Congress Must Change The Law. See LITTLE v. BARREME, 6 U.S. 170 (1804)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 9, 2006
Who Says That Judge Alito Cannot Provide Specific Answers To Questions About Presidential Power vs. Congressional Power? If Alito is asked such questions, and refuses to answer forthrightly and completely, the Senate should simply not consent to his appointment.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 26, 2006
An Open Letter To Senate Democrats: Don't Give Up So Soon. Samuel Alito Still Can Be Defeated After Alito withdraws, Bush can nominate a reasonable candidate, not a Unitary Executive mole in the Court.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 3, 2006
John Negroponte, Porter Goss, The Generals, Senate Republicans And Others Must Be Faithful To Their Oaths Of Office They Must Not Break The Laws And Violate The Constitution Just Because President Bush Tells Them It Is Legal To Do So
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Last Chance To Reject Samuel Alito And Hold Back The Bush Executive Power Grab I urge you to do whatever you can, at this late hour, to block the Alito nomination
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 23, 2006
The Dubai Ports Deal: Another Scenario For Bush Impeachment Let's hope Bush is dumb enough to oppose Congress on this one.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 20, 2006
The "Nuclear Option" Is A Bluff. They Cannot Really Do It! The Senate must follow its own rules, or else anything it does in violation of its own rules could be nullified by the Supreme Court.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The Iraq Study Group Reports That Sixty-One Percent Of All Iraqis Approve Of Attacks On U. S. Forces So why do we stay in a country where most of the people want to kill us?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 21, 2006
Defeating The Confirmation Of Samuel Alito - The Way It Can Be Done We need a full and open debate in the United States Senate.

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