Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Covenant For Detroit: Restoring God In Our Lives by Akindele Akinyemi


God is trying to tell the leadership in the City of Detroit to do one thing.

Get out of the way or else.

Detroit's leadership is on its way out. Even God is fed up. Therefore, he struck the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center with lightning yesterday as a warning for those who are not following his Word.

This is why we need to implement the Covenant for Detroit. As I mentioned before the Covenant for Detroit are based on nine steps to improve government.


1. Fiscal Responsibility: A balanced budget/tax limitation proposal and a legislative line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out- of-control Mayor/City Council, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses.


2. Reclaiming Our Streets: A REAL anti-crime package including stronger truth-in- sentencing, good faith exclusionary rule exemptions, and cuts in wasteful spending to fund prison construction and additional law enforcement to keep people secure in their neighborhoods and kids safe in their schools.


3. Encourage Personal Responsibility: Work with state lawmakers to discourage illegitimacy and teen pregnancy by prohibiting welfare to minor mothers and denying increased benefits for additional children while on welfare, cut spending for welfare programs to promote individual responsibility.


4. Real Family Preservation: Child support enforcement, tax incentives for adoption, strengthening rights of parents in their children's education, stronger child pornography laws, and an elderly dependent care tax credit to reinforce the central role of families in the City of Detroit, shared equal parenting rights which equals to children needing both parents.


5. Educational Reform: Repeal the tax credit in the Michigan Constitution to allow Universal Tax Credits for parents and children in Detroit, expansion of theme based charter schools, private scholarships for children in failing public schools, prayer in schools, replace multiculturalism with patriotic education, encourage private sector participation in math and science education, fighting adult illiteracy with private based programs that will create job readiness.


6. Detroit Restoration : A S500 per child tax credit and creation of Detroit Dream Savings Accounts to provide middle class tax relief.


7. Job Creation: Small business incentives, capital gains cut and indexation, neutral cost recovery, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis and unfunded mandate reform to create jobs and raise worker wages.


8. Citizen Legislature: A first-ever vote on term limits to replace career politicians with citizen legislators in Detroit. Also, vote City Council by districts and place term limits on each council member. Mayor of Detroit should have term limits.


9. Senior Citizens: Provide tax incentives for private long-term care insurance to let the elderly in Detroit keep more of what they have earned over the years.


From a faith based perspective there are many churches in our community that has compromised with the enemy for a few pieces of silver. Meanwhile, our congregations are getting spiritually robbed, economically poorer and mentally drained from the permanent neurosis that continues to cripple the City of Detroit.

The Covenant for Detroit is a tool that will help recenter on God from Whom all our liberties come. We will elect a judiciary that understands the centrality of God in American history and reasserts the legitimacy of recognizing God in public life.

There is no attack on urban culture more destructive and more historically dishonest than the liberal's relentless effort to drive God out of Detroit’s public square. The 2002 decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that the phrase “under God” is unconstitutional represents a fundamental assault on our American identity.

When a handful of judges can ignore history and decide they can overrule the culture of 91 percent of Detroit, how can the judiciary, including the Supreme Court, maintain its moral authority? It can’t. The Court itself begins each day with the proclamation, “God save the United States and this honorable Court.” This phrase has been used for almost two hundred years. It was not adopted as a ceremonial phrase of no meaning; it was adopted because justices in the 1820s actually wanted to call on God to save the United States and the Court.

For most Detroiters, the blessings of God have been the basis of our liberty, prosperity, and survival as a unique country.

For most Detroiters, prayer is real and we subordinate ourselves to a God on whom we call for wisdom, guidance, and salvation.

For most Detroiters, the prospect of a ruthlessly secular society that would forbid public reference to God and systematically remove all religious symbols from the public square is horrifying.

Yet, the voice of the overwhelming majority of Detroiters is rejected by a media-academic-legal elite that finds religious expression frightening and threatening, or old-fashioned and unsophisticated. The results of their opposition are everywhere.

Our schools have been steadily driving the mention of God out of American history (look at your children’s textbooks or at the curriculum guide for your local school). Now Detroit Public Schools are in a multi-million dollar deficit as well as children going to school in unsafe conditions. Did I fail to mention that when you remove God from DPS only 24% of our children graduate?

Our courts have been literally outlawing references to God, religious symbols, and stated public appeals to God (prayer).

Liberals has been inventing law and grotesquely distorting the both our State Constitution (with this false petition drive called Reform Michigan Government Now) and the U.S. Constitution to achieve a goal that the Founding Fathers would have found to be a fundamental threat to liberty.

The battlegrounds for removing God from public life are the classrooms, courts and government. We, as Detroiters, must set the record straight. God comes first in our lives, our family lives and should be the centerpiece of our very existence. When we forget about God and allow decadence into our homes and government God sends a message to remind us that the days are very near for change.

No longer we need a Mayor, Detroit City Council or Wayne County Court system that has failed their constituents. God is trying to tell us something. The people who work for the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building got the message. Will Detroit get the message on August 5, 2008 when we have the ability to vote for the following people...


Carol Banks, who is running against Anti-Charter School hater State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott. Carol Banks is working hard in District 3 to bring families together by representing accountability, integrity and trust for her constituents.




Carol Weaver, who 16 other candidates are running against her in District 7 because of her strong stances on educational policy and families. A REAL family woman.


Denise Monroe Hearn, who is running for State Representative in District 12 in Southwest Detroit. Her stance on environmental quality, health care and fighting adult illiteracy should have people realizing that she is the only qualified candidate in this race.





Sheila Dapremont, who is running for State Representative in District 6 against Fred Durhal and Ajene Evans. This fierce grassroots operator is moving mountains by bringing government to the people.

And I cannot forget Monique Baker McCormick, who is running for District 7 for Wayne County Commissioner against carpetbagger Burton Leland who do not live in the district. Proof of this is right here on video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=IBMxpVxdK1g).

All of them embrace the Covenant for Detroit. All of them embrace God in the public square. All of US should support candidates as well as platforms that embrace God, family and prosperity. We cannot continue to vote name recognition and no longer sit and wait for government to take care of us. God is calling on each and every one of us to take action.

4 comments:

RightMichigan.com said...

Uh-oh. You said "God." You're not allowed to say "God." Not unless you're using it with a hyphen in some form of profanity or another. I'm afraid this simply won't be tolerated. Especially not in Frankenmuth.

--Nick
www.RightMichigan.com

Wes Thorp said...

The Covenant for Detroit is relevant for every city in this state. Changed hearts, though, is the answer and that happens only one way. Revival in Detroit and the rest of Michigan is the only real answer.

Wes
www.dailygrit.com

Paul S. said...

Those liberals have been trying to create a secular government ever since they wrote those infamous words, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...".

We need to overturn the First Amendment and send a clear message: all Buddhists, Jains, Taoists, agnostics, atheists are second-class citizens. After our government is officially theistic, we need to then move on to officially recognizing Christians as being superior to Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, and the Bahai Faith. Those who do not recognize Jesus as the only way to Heaven shall be second-class citizens too.

We shall not stop there. The Catholics have it all wrong, so they too must be regarded as inferior. Clearly Protestantism is the only way for America.

It shall go on and on until finally the government at last embraces the ONE TRUE religion -- the Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism.

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