Excavations will be taking place at the biblical Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem, leading to unprecedented public access to the site of a miracle performed by Jesus Christ.
The Israel Antiquities Authority, the Israel National Parks Authority and the City of David Foundation announced the project on Tuesday, according to Fox News.
“The Pool of Siloam’s excavation is highly significant to Christians around the world,” Pastor John Hagee, the founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel, told the outlet.
“It was at this site that Jesus healed the blind man,” Hagee said, referring to the miracle described in John 9, “and it is at this site that, 2,000 years ago, Jewish pilgrims cleansed themselves prior to entering the Second Temple.”
A small section of the pool has been excavated and made public, but the new project seeks to go beyond that, according to Ze’ev Orenstein, director of international affairs for the City of David Foundation.
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“One of most significant sites affirming Jerusalem’s Biblical heritage — not simply as a matter of faith, but as a matter of fact — with significance to billions around the world, will be made fully accessible for the first time in 2,000 years,” Orenstein told Fox News.
“Despite ongoing efforts at the United Nations and Palestinian leadership to erase Jerusalem’s heritage, in a few years’ time, the millions of people visiting the City of David annually will literally be able to walk in the footsteps of the Bible, connecting with the roots of their heritage and identity,” he said.
“Some discoveries are theoretical. This one is an undeniable. It is proof of the story of the Bible and of its people, Israel.”
Mike Huckabee discussed a U.S. Supreme Court case, Brunson v. Adams, which has the potential to overturn the 2020 election results, removing President Joe Biden, middle, and Vice President Kamala Harris, right, from office. (Steven Ferdman / Getty Images ; Win McNamee / Getty Images)
Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee published a piece recently calling attention to the case Brunson v. Adams set to be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
What the plaintiff/appellant, Raland Brunson of Ogden, Utah, and his three brothers seek is nothing less than the removal of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris from office, arguing members of Congress failed to fulfill their constitutional duty on Jan. 6, 2021 by not reviewing allegations of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
“Sit down; I guarantee this Supreme Court story is real,” Huckabee wrote.
“The Supreme Court has agreed to a hearing for a case that could conceivably — PLEASE consider this the longest of long shots — overturn the election of 2020, throw out all the legislators who voted to certify the results and leave them ineligible to run for office ever again, even for town dogcatcher,” he explained.
The case is set for oral argument on Friday, Jan. 6, the second anniversary of the Capitol incursion.
The argument the Brunson brothers make in their lawsuit is that 388 lawmakers named in their court filing took an oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Yet, they “purposely thwarted all efforts to investigate [allegations of fraud in the 2020 election], whereupon this enemy was not checked or investigated, therefore the Respondents adhered to this enemy.”
The Brunsons recounted in their petition to the Supreme Court, “On January 6, 2021, the 117th Congress held a proceeding and debate in Washington DC (“Proceeding”). This Proceeding was for the purpose of counting votes under the 2020 Presidential election for the President and Vice President of the United States under Amendment XII.”
“During this Proceeding over 100 members of U.S. Congress claimed factual evidence that the said election was rigged. The refusal of the Respondents to investigate this congressional claim (the enemy) is an act of treason and fraud by Respondents,” the brothers continued.
“A successfully rigged election has the same end result as an act of war; to place into power whom the victor wants, which in this case is Biden, who, if not stopped immediately, will continue to destroy the fundamental freedoms of Brunson and all U.S. Citizens and courts of law.”
So the Brunsons are targeting the process itself that took place during the certifying of the election on Jan. 6, 2021, not trying to prove the election was rigged or stolen.
Huckabee noted: “The argument in this case is that by not looking into serious allegations of election fraud, those who voted to confirm the results of the 2020 election broke their oath of office and are ineligible to run for any elected office again. To give you an idea of the scope of the potential fallout, Kamala Harris is in that group, and so is Mike Pence.”
In a commentary piece last month, Tim Canova — a constitutional law scholar and professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law in Florida — offered his assessment as to why the Supreme Court took up the case, which had been dismissed at the federal district court level in February without doing to trial.
“It seems astounding that the Court would wade into such waters two years to the day after the Congressional vote to install Joe Biden as President. But these are not normal times,” Canova wrote.
He pointed to the criminal referral by the Jan. 6 committee for President Donald Trump and the FBI’s collusion with Twitter and Facebook to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story during the 2020 election, in violation of the First Amendment, as examples of the unusual season the country is passing through.
“Supreme Court Justices may well see these approaching storm clouds and conclude that the Court’s intervention is necessary to prevent larger civil unrest resulting from constitutional violations that are undermining public trust and confidence in the outcomes of both the 2020 and 2022 elections,” Canova contended.
Huckabee tempered expectations about what the Supreme Court might actually rule in the case, questioning if they would truly overturn the 2020 election.
“Even if a majority of the Justices found merit in this case, would they be willing to do something this huge?”
Huckabee concluded, “But you know the saying, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Source
I have to agree with Huckabee – this does sound WAY too good to be true. But GOD is in control so we must wait to see what HE does!
The Gateway Pundit reported Friday that House Republicans discovered how Pelosi’s staffers deliberately weakened security at the U.S. Capitol for Jan.6 and ordered a cover-up. Steven A. Sund, the Capitol Police chief on that fateful day, not only confirms her culpability along with the rest of the Democratic leadership, but also how his own agency and the intelligence community let the Capitol attack happen.
The Washington Post acquired an advance copy of Sund’s book “Courage Under Fire,” which will be released on Tuesday. He unveils his perspective on what happened, who he most blames (not Donald Trump), and why America still remains vulnerable to a similar attack.
Sund also reminds America that Pelosi utilized him as a scapegoat and forced him to step down as Police chief. We all know now she was just trying to obfuscate her own responsibility for the attack.
From the Post:
“The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and even his own agency’s intelligence unit had been alerted weeks earlier to reams of chilling chatter about right-wing extremists arming for an attack on the Capitol that day, Sund says, but didn’t take the basic steps to assess those plots or sound an alarm. Senior military leaders, citing political or tactical worries, delayed sending help.”
Sund said he was never warned about those red flags the FBI, DHS and his own intelligence unit had received: plots for protesters to come armed, attack Capitol tunnels and be willing to shoot police.
“Three days before Jan. 6, in anticipation of large crowds, Sund had asked that the National Guard be placed on standby. But his request was batted down by the two sergeants-at-arms hired by Senate and House leaders; Sund says he later learned the two believed that Pelosi would never allow it.”
“Sund resigned a day after the riot when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) publicly called for him to step down over the department’s inability to secure the Capitol.”
Sund writes that senior leaders in his department failed, too: The “biggest intelligence failure was within my department,” he wrote.
“Starting on Dec. 21 and continuing to Jan. 5, the Capitol Police intelligence division had received emails and tips that carried frightening warnings about plots for Jan. 6. Intelligence collected on Dec. 21 revealed that prospective rallygoers were discussing how to coordinate an attack using the Capitol’s underground tunnel system, and attaching a map of the complex. They urged burning down the homes of Pelosi and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).”
“Sund reserves his greatest outrage for those Pentagon leaders, recounting a conference call he had with two generals about 2:35 p.m., 20 minutes after rioters had broken into the Capitol and as Vice President Mike Pence and other lawmakers scurried to hiding places.”
“Sund writes that Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt told him he didn’t like the optics of sending uniformed Guard troopsto the Capitol but could allow them to replace police officers at roadside checkpoints. Listening incredulously and trying to explain that he needed help to save officers’ lives, Sund said, he felt both “nauseated” and “mad as hell.”
“He warns that many flaws in his agency’s power structure — in which congressional leaders’ political concerns can overrule the chief’s security judgments — remain.”
“He recommends that congressional leaders empower future Capitol Police chiefs to execute their own security plans alone, rather than having to report to a three-member Capitol Police Board made up of the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms and the architect of the Capitol, a cumbersome structure that he says makes it impossible for the chief to act independently.”
To wrap this all up, not only did the Democrats and the Deep State blow multiple opportunities to prevent the January 6th riot, but the Capitol is still no safer than before. An incredible dereliction of duty that should never be forgiven nor forgotten.
Instead of conducting a real investigation and rectifying the security failures, Democrats along with RINO quislings Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger put together a kangaroo court against their number one enemy, Donald Trump. Of course, a true investigation means Pelosi and her party would have to accept responsibility so they needed a distraction.
The Gateway Pundit, House Republicans, and Trump were all correct on the real truth behind the January 6th riot. The only question remaining is did the Democrats, the Deep State, and even Sund’s own department actually want the attack to occur. SOURCE
And the Washington Post jumped on this story? <pinching myself to make sure I’m awake!>
Amber Lavigne at Biscay Pond, Maine, on June 27, 2022. She learned school officials secretly were helping her 13-year-old daughter transition to living as a boy. (Courtesy of Amber Lavigne)
Studies suggest breast binders can cause back pain, shortness of breath, chest pain, skin problems, and rib fractures.
When Lavigne expressed concern to school officials for “this heinous act, they expressed grave concern,” she told board members.
Her daughter had turned 13 just a month before.
“She’s a minor child—my minor child!” the mother said, fighting tears throughout her three-minute opportunity to speak at the meeting. “And under no circumstances should she have been provided a chest binder without the knowledge of the parents.”
The school won’t release notes from meetings between the social worker and the child, Lavigne told board members.
A worker “at the school encouraged a student to keep a secret from their parents!” Lavigne said. “This is the very definition of child predatory sexual grooming. Predators work to gain a victim’s trust by driving a wedge between them and their parents.”
Voice quavering, Lavigne demanded that all employees with “knowledge of the secret be immediately terminated from their positions,” and “that our child’s records be released to us. Laws, policies, and parental trust were broken.”
A wedge was driven between the child and her parents, Lavigne continued.
“Consider for a moment if this was your child,” she said. “What would you do? No other parent should have to go through the trauma and distress that this has caused my family.”
Since the meeting, Lavigne has told The Epoch Times by text message that she plans to file a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission.
Lavigne and her lawyer declined to speak further with The Epoch Times, citing plans to file a lawsuit.
The Epoch Times reached out to the Great Salt Bay Community School, CLCSS AOS 93, and the school board members for comment. Calls and emails were not returned.
The staffer who was coaching her daughter’s transition to living publicly as a boy wasn’t alone in the secret, Lavigne said. Other school officials also took part, she alleged, by hiding from her the child’s use of male pronouns at school.
The school also posted a statement on its website, saying some individuals had spread “rumors and allegations” online to “try and divide our community.” The statement never said what issue it addressed.
The Great Salt Bay Community School Board’s statement also claimed it made decisions based on Maine law, but never specified what these decisions were.
“When administrators receive concerns from parents and/or students about potential issues in school, the Board has specific policies and procedures in place that must be followed when addressing those concerns. Those policies comply with Maine law, which protects the right of all students and staff, regardless of gender/gender identity, to have equal access to education, the supports and services available in our public schools, and the student’s right to privacy regardless of age,” the statement reads.
Maine lawmakers now are considering a state educational rule that would allow social workers and school counselors to keep secrets about children from parents.
Chapter 117 of Maine’s Department of Education guidelines would make conversations between school counseling staff and children confidential to parents. Chapter 117 is not yet law.
In November, parental rights activist Alvin Lui predicted to The Epoch Times that Maine could soon allow social workers to provide breast binders to students without parental consent.
What Lavigne says happened to her daughter shows how gender activists can influence children, Lui said. They may lie to parents to get children to commit to permanent body alteration. They may urge pronouns, then binders, then hormones, then surgery, he added.
“All they’re trying to do is to put you off as long as they can, so that it can move your child through the train,” Lui said.
Maine parental rights advocate Shawn McBreairty promoted a fundraiser for Lavigne’s case on Twitter. The GiveSendGo account has raised $1,241 of the $2,000 goal “to help Amber and her family with her initial legal retainer,” he told his audience on Twitter.
In another post, McBreairty noted that six of Maine’s most influential news outlets didn’t cover the school’s attempt to transition the child without the mother’s knowledge.
That’s how “you know the sexual grooming is real,” he said.
In a written interview with The Epoch Times, McBreairty said he expects Maine’s government to draw out Lavigne’s case to make it expensive.
“If Ms. Lavigne and her legal team decide on what legal grounds they could sue the school, I would think, in a morally sound and legitimate legal system, they would easily win,” he wrote.
‘Irreparably Broken’ Schools
The case could be a turning point for the United States, as parents realize public schools are “irreparably broken,” McBreairty said. He touts school choice as a solution.
America’s public schools now want to “separate the minor child from their parents,” he said. If students go there, they run the risk of getting indoctrinated into radical gender beliefs, he warned. He said parents must either “fight like hell” to recapture schools, or remove their children before it’s too late.
What happened to Lavigne’s daughter easily could happen elsewhere in the state, he added.
Licensed clinical social worker Christopher McLaughlin was elected for a three-year term that began in July to serve on the Hermon School Committee in Maine. He has publicly said he won’t warn parents about children questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation. He added that even if a child might be in danger because of the behavior they exhibit in their new gender identity, he would never tell parents.
McLaughlin also works as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine in Orono and at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.
“It is not ever my role, regardless of where I am practicing, to out that kid to their parent, even if there are safety issues present,” McLaughlin said in a Zoom meeting McBreairty uploaded to Rumble.
McLaughlin leads the Maine chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
“If it can happen in little Damariscotta, Maine, a town of some 2,500, where the school board is dominated by Democrats, it can happen anywhere,” McBreairty wrote to The Epoch Times. “When will you take your children’s education as seriously as their lives?” Source
Many of my readers know that I was a Christian activist while our children were in school. The Lord made a way for me to effect change in the schools.
I must tell you that if I was currently a parent of school age children – I would most likely be arrested for totally losing my cool at PTA meetings and meetings with administrators.