Meeting the Challenges of 2009
by Brigitte Gabriel
Would Barack Obama be the President-elect if hundreds of thousands of new volunteers and online donors had not flocked to his campaign?
Perhaps, perhaps not. He had a lot of things going for him, things beyond his control, such as the high disapproval ratings of President Bush that motivated many Americans to want change.
But his ability to capitalize on massive “people power” ensured that he didn’t squander those advantages that were not within his control.
As I described to you in the first message of this four-part series, this year ACT! for America won some satisfying victories.
Had I never launched ACT! for America we wouldn’t have won any of these victories. Had you not signed up for our emails we wouldn’t have won any of these victories. Had those of you who forwarded our emails not done so, we wouldn’t have won any of these victories. Had those of you who made contributions not done so we wouldn’t have won any of these victories.
In other words, together we capitalized on the level of “people power” we had, and it paid off. We made the most of our opportunities.
In fact, here’s some very encouraging news. Over the past two weeks since the election, nearly twice as many people signed up to lead local chapters compared to any other two-week period this year!
The new year will bring us new opportunities, new challenges, and new threats – and we must do everything we can to maintain and even build on our momentum so we can meet these challenges.
Shariah-compliant finance is coming at us like a runaway train. The Islamic lobby is going to have more access and influence in our government than ever before. Efforts to suppress criticism of radical Islam and shut down anti-terrorism programs deemed “anti-Muslim” are likely to accelerate. Al Qaeda is buzzing with talk of a new terrorist attack.
We just can’t afford to sit still.
Yesterday I listed four priorities we have for 2009 that will empower us to meet the challenges and threats we face: (1) hiring a lobbyist; (2) launching a daily radio commentary; (3) producing a national security curriculum for high schools; and (4) expanding the reach of our “Citizens in Action” training seminar.
Even if we are only able to achieve one or two of these priorities, this time next year we’ll be joyously talking about how ACT! for America successfully met numerous challenges and made remarkable progress in rolling back the Islamofascist threat.
Each one of our 2009 priority projects requires new financial support beyond what we already receive. We’re working on several possibilities to raise the needed funds, but I need your help to reach our goals.
I know economic times are challenging right now. Indeed, there isn’t anyone I’ve talked to who hasn’t been hurt by what’s happening in our economy.
But if we don’t move ahead and tackle threats like shariah-compliant finance, well, I shudder to think what we’ll be grappling with a year or two from now.
So here’s my proposal to you.
I’m assuming you’d still like to find that “unique” gift this holiday season for those you love. And that, like all of us, you’re going to take extra care to find that special gift at the best price you can, so you can stretch your gift-giving dollars.
That’s why I’m going to do something we’ve never done before.
In the past, we’ve always made an autographed copy of my books available for a contribution of at least $100.
But for this holiday season, for a contribution of only $50, I will send you a personally autographed copy of my New York Times best-selling book They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.
That’s only half what we’ve always asked for in the past – because we know how hard so many of you have been hit by the financial crisis.
Take advantage of this special offer to get a copy for yourself or give it to a special someone who you want to become really well-informed.
To make your contribution online, simply click here. It’s safe, simple and secure. If you prefer to mail us a check, click here to print off a reply form.
Make a contribution of $90 and I’ll send you two autographed copies of my book. Or, if you have three people you’d like to give it to, make a contribution of $125 and I’ll send you three autographed copies.
If you want to help us with a contribution but just can’t afford $50 right now, make a contribution of at least $15 and I’ll send you an ACT! for America lapel pin. That’s a special offer as well, as we usually offer the lapel pin for a contribution of at least $35.
In the words of our Founding Fathers, “these are the times that try men’s souls.” These are the times that test and strengthen our character. Thankfully, as difficult as things now appear they’re not yet as trying as the times our founders faced. We still have so much to be grateful for.
But we can’t afford to forget that our radical Islamist enemies not only welcome but thrive on chaos and confusion. They’re hoping we get so caught up in the economic challenges facing us that we’ll forget about them. They’re hoping we won’t see them using Shariah-compliant finance to exploit America’s financial challenges and uncertainties. They may very well launch a major terrorist attack in the very near future, calculating that a nation coping with economic distress led by a new President, inexperienced in foreign policy, will lack the will to respond. And without question they will accelerate their efforts to infiltrate every level of our government to manipulate public policy in their favor.
So I appeal to you, please don’t set this aside. Please act today by clicking here to make your contribution online, or clicking here to print off a reply form to mail with your check. Any contribution of any size will help us continue to make the most of the opportunities we have, meet the challenges ahead, and not squander the gains we have made.
You and I can’t control what happens on Wall Street. But together we can control whether or not there is an organization that will stand up to the schemes, threats and demands of radical Islamists.
Together we can make a stand against shariah-compliant finance and every other tentacle of cultural jihad. Together we can become a powerful voice that demands our government do what is necessary to protect us from Islamic terrorism and not kowtow to political correctness.
Together we can. Together we will.
Thank you for everything you have done and everything you will do to ensure a safe and free America for all of us.
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