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CBN NewsWatch: March 7, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, March 7: Ukraine president urges prayer ahead of referendum, Potential GOP hopefuls address CPAC, and Few uninsured Americans signing up for Obamacare, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

CRISIS EN THE UKRAINE, WHY

THE SITUATION IS CAUSING

FEAR FOR JEWISH PEOPLE IN

THE COUNTRY.

PLUS, CONSERVATIVES GATHER

FOR THEIR CAUSE.

HOW SOME OF THE G.O.P.'S

BIGGEST STARS ARE APPEALING

TO THESE VOTERS.

AND WHY SOME ARE SAYING THAT

OUR NATION NEEDS TO SPLIT

APART TO STAY TOGETHER.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

LIVING IN FEAR IN THE

UKRAINE.

GOOD EVENING, I'M LORI

JOHNSON.

IT'S THE STORY FROM UKRAINE

THAT YOU AREN'T HEARING

ABOUT, JEWISH PEOPLE THERE

ARE AFRAID THE CRISIS IN

THEIR COUNTRY COULD LEAD TO

PERSECUTION, AND MANY OF

THEM ARE CONSIDERING

LEAVING.

SO SOME GROUPS ARE STEPPING

UP TO HELP THESE JEWS IN THE

MIDST OF THE TURMOIL.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: WHILE THE

IMAGES OF RUSSIAN TROOPS,

PROTESTS AND BARRICADES

DOMINATE THE NEWS, BEHIND

THE SCENES ANOTHER DRAMA IS

PLAYING OUT.

THE JEWS ARE AFRAID.

ALL ACROSS THE UKRAINE THERE

IS A FEAR, NOT A PANIC, BUT

THERE IS A FEAR THAT THEY'LL

BE BLAMED FOR A LOT OF THE

PROBLEMS THAT ARE TAKING

PLACE IN THE UKRAINE RIGHT

NOW.

Reporter: THE JEWISH

PEOPLE IN UKRAINE KNOW THEIR

HISTORY AND HAVE A REASON TO

FEAR.

NEARLY A MILLION UKRAINIAN

JEWS WERE KILLED DURING THE

HOLOCAUST, AND MORE THAN

30,000 OF THEM IN AN

INFAMOUS MASSACRE IN KIEV IN

1941.

NOW ONCE AGAIN THEY SEE

FOREIGN TROOPS ON THEIR

SOIL.

WHEN THEY SEE AN INVADER

COMING IN WHO HAS A HATRED

FOR JEWISH PEOPLE.

THEY BECOME AFRAID.

Reporter: MICHAEL

SERVES WITH TWO

ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE

HELPED MORE THAN 130,000

JEWS IMMIGRATE FROM THE

FORMER SOVIET UNION TO

ISRAEL SINCE 1991.

HE SAYS NOW MANY MORE OR

LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT TO GO

TO THE JEWISH STATE.

WE HAVE 15 FULL-TIME

WORKERS AND HUNDREDS AND

HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS THAT

ARE WORKING WITH THE JEWS

THAT ARE SCATTERED ALL

ACROSS THE UKRAINE.

AND WE BROUGHT OUT TENS OF

THOUSANDS FROM THERE.

AND RECENTLY WE HAVE SEEN

THE PEOPLE ASKING FOR

ASSISTANCE.

AND THAT NUMBER HAS DOUBLED

SINCE ALL OF THIS HAS GONE

ON.

AND THEY'RE CALLING DAY AND

NIGHT, ASKING FOR SOMEONE TO

HELP THEM TO KNOW HOW TO

IMMIGRATE TO ISRAEL.

Reporter: HE SAYS

DESPITE THE CRISIS, PROPHECY

IS BEING FULFILLED.

IF YOU PULL BACK FROM ALL

OF THIS AND YOU LOOK AT WHAT

REALLY IS TAKING PLACE FROM

A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE,

WE'LL WATCHING PROPHECY COME

TO PASS BEFORE OUR VERY

EYES.

GOD PROMISED THERE WOULD

COME A DAY WHEN THE JEWS

WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK TO

THEIR OWN LAND.

Reporter: HE SAYS IT IS

TIME TO PRAY FOR THE

UKRAINE.

I BELIEVE THAT IF

BELIEVERS ALL OVER THE WORLD

WOULD BEGIN PRAYING FOR THE

UKRAINE, THAT GOD WOULD HELP

THEM IN THE SITUATION THEY

ARE IN.

AND PRAY THAT GOD WOULD

SPREAD THAT THROUGHOUT THE

NATION AND RIGHTEOUSNESS

WOULD REIGN ONCE AGAIN OVER

THAT LAND.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS.

A MILITARY BASE IN CRIMEA

IS UNDER SIEGE BY RUSSIAN

TROOPS.

MEANWHILE, MANY ARE SEEKING

TO SEPARATE FROM UKRAINE AND

JOIN RUSSIA.

OVERNIGHT THE CRIMEAN

PARLIAMENT VOTED TO BECOME A

PART OF THE RUSSIAN

ORGANIZATION.

UKRAINE'S INTERIM PRIME

MINISTER IS WARNING THAT IF

THE REFERENDUM PASSES, THE

WORLD WILL NOT RECOGNIZE

IT.

RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE STILL IN

CRIMEA.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DEMANDING

RUSSIAN FORCES RETURN TO

THEIR BASES AND ALLOW

INTERNATIONAL MONITORS INTO

CRIMEA.

WELL, UKRAINE'S INTERIM

PRESIDENT, O OLEKSANDR

TURCHINOV IS AN EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIAN.

HE TELLS THE BILLY GRAHAM

ASSOCIATION THAT,

QUOTE,"GOD'S HAND ABOUNDS IN

THE MIDST OF THE CRISIS."

HE ASKED PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR

US SO THAT PEACE WOULD

RETURN AND PEOPLE WOULD BE

ABLE TO LIVE PEACEFULLY.

YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO THE

COMPLETE INTERVIEW AT OUR

WEBSITE, CBNNEWS.COM.

THE OBAMACARE INSURANCE

MARKET PLACES ARE FAILING TO

SIGN UP UNINSURED

AMERICANS.

THAT'S THE FINDING FROM TWO

NEW SURVEYS.

THE "WASHINGTON POST"

REPORTS ONE SURVEY SHOWS

ONLY 10% OF UNINSURED

AMERICANS HAVE SIGNED UP.

AND NEARLY 90% OF THOSE WHO

BOUGHT INSURANCE ON THE

OBAMACARE EXCHANGES SAID

THEY WERE JUST SWITCHING

FROM AN EXISTING PLAN.

THE OBAMACARE ONLINE PROCESS

DOES NOT ALLOW APPLICANTS TO

SAY WHETHER THEY'RE

UNINSURED.

MARCH 31st IS THE DEADLINE

TO SIGN YOU WER UP FOR

INSURANCE.

THIS WEEK THEY DECIDED

PEOPLE CAN KEEP THEIR

INSURANCE PLANS, EVEN IF

THEY DON'T MEET THE

REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW.

FOR MORE ON THIS NOW, WE

TURN TO KEN BLACKWELL WITH

THE FAMILY RESEARCH

COUNCIL.

THANKS FOR JOINING US, KEN.

LORI, GOOD TO BE WITH

YOU.

Lori: THE PRESIDENT

ANNOUNCED INSURANCE CAN KEEP

COSTUMERS ON POLICIES THAT

DON'T COMPLY WITH OBAMACARE

FOR TWO MORE YEARS.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEHIND

THAT MOVE?

EVERY DAY MORE AND MORE

PEOPLE ARE FINDING OUT THAT

OBAMACARE IS UNWORKABLE,

UNAFFORDABLE, AND HAS FALLEN

OUT OF FAVOR WITH ANYONE WHO

HAS TRIED TO WORK HIS OR HER

WAY THROUGH THE SYSTEM.

WHAT WE SEE NOW IS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION RATCHETING UP

THEIR POLITICAL GEAR TO MAKE

SURE THAT THEY CAN RETROFIT

THE OBAMACARE IMPLEMENTATION

SCHEDULE IN A WAY THAT

COINCIDES WITH A FAVORABLE

OUTCOME FOR THEM, MEANING

THE DEMOCRATS, ON THE

POLITICAL SCHEDULE.

SO THIS IS AN EFFORT TO

DELAY CONSUMER MALCONTENT,

MISCONTENT, AGAINST

OBAMACARE DURING THE NEXT

ELECTION.

Lori: DO YOU THINK THE

VOTERS WILL BE FOOLED BY

THIS TACTIC COME NEXT

NOVEMBER?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

THE HORROR STORIES WE ARE

HEARING IS NOT MADE UP BOY

THE OPPOSITION PARTY OR MADE

UP BOY CONSERVATIVES.

MORE AND MORE DEMOCRATS,

MODERATES, LIBERALS ARE

FINDING THAT IT JUST DOESN'T

WORK.

AND YOUNG PEOPLE ARE

STARTING TO, MORE AND MORE,

HOLD THEIR NOSES TO A HEALTH

CARE PLAN THAT IS GEARED TO

TAKE OVER ONE-FIFTH OR

ONE-SIXTH OF OUR ECONOMY,

DEPENDING ON YOUR

CALCULATION, AND RADICALLY

AND FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM

THE WORLD'S BEST HEALTH CARE

SYSTEM THAT NEEDS SOME

FINE-TUNING BUT DOESN'T NEED

RADICAL TRANSFORMATION.

Lori: SUPPOSEDLY THE

GOAL WAS TO OFFER AFFORDABLE

INSURANCE TO THE UNINSURED,

BUT NOW WE FIND OUT ONLY

ABOUT 10% OF UNINSURED

AMERICANS HAVE SIGNED UP.

WHY DO YOU THINK THAT'S SO?

WELL, UNINSURED AMERICANS

DIDN'T LEAVE THEIR BRAINS AT

THEIR FRONT DOOR.

THEY CAN DO THE MATH.

THEY KNOW THAT IT'S NOT

WORKING.

THEY KNOW THAT OBAMACARE HAS

BEEN FILLED WITH BROKEN

PROMISES.

THE LEADING PROMISE IS THAT

YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOCTOR IF

YOU WANT TO.

WELL, THAT HASN'T HAPPENED.

THIS IS A MESS.

AND IT'S A MESS THAT I TEND

TO BELIEVE IS A DELIBERATE

CALCULATION TO CREATE SUCH A

MESS OF THINGS THAT THE ONLY

SOLUTION -- ONLY TIMELY

SOLUTION WOULD BE TO MOVE TO

A ONE-PIER SYSTEM OR A

GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED

SYSTEM, WHICH JUST WON'T

WORK.

Lori: KEN BLACKWELL,

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING

US TODAY.

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

Lori: MORE THAN A DOZEN

POTENTIAL G.O.P. CANDIDATES

FOR PRESIDENT WILL AUDITION

AT THIS WEEKEND'S C-PAC

CONFERENCE OUTSIDE

WASHINGTON.

IT IS A KIND OF POLITICAL

SPRING TRAINING TO DECIDE

THE BATTLE STRATEGY FOR THE

COMING ELECTIONS.

AS JOHN WAGGI EXPLAINS,

CONSERVATIVES ARE UNITED

AGAINST THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, BUT DIVIDED

BETWEEN THE TEA PARTY AND

THE REPUBLICAN

ESTABLISHMENT.

Reporter: CONSERVATIVES

CLEARLY ARE UPSET AT

REPUBLICAN LEADERS FOR

GIVING UP WITHOUT A FIGHT

AGAINST WASHINGTON'S DEBT

CEILING HIKES.

BUT OPPOSITION TO THE OBAMA

AGENDA IS THE SUPER GLUE

THAT HOLDS THE MOVEMENT

TOGETHER.

IF THE LAST FIVE YEARS

HAVE TAUGHT US ANYTHING

ABOUT OUR LIBERAL FRIENDS IS

THAT TE THEY DON'T GET

ACCOUNTABILITY.

Reporter: AND MANY ARE

APPALLED BY THE VACUUM OF

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S

FOREIGN POLICY RETREAT.

NO ONE TRUSTS US, NO ONE

LISTENS TO US, NO RESPECTS

US, AND NO ONE FEARS US.

Reporter: ON THE

DOMESTIC FRONT, THE SPEAKERS

TOOK AIM AT OBAMACARE AND

THE I.R.S. TARGETING OF

RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL

CONSERVATIVES.

FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR

MIKE HUCKABEE CALLED THE

I.R.S. A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

AND SAID THE COUNTRY SHOULD

PUT IT OUT OF EXISTENCE BY

ADOPTING A FLAT TAX.

AND HE BLASTED THE WHITE

HOUSE FOR STRONG-ARMING

ISRAEL.

AND WE NEED TO CHANGE THE

POLICY THAT HAS MADE IT SO

THAT WE SPEND MORE TIME

PRESSURING ISRAEL TO STOP

BUILDING VETERANS IN THE

LAND THAT WAS GIVEN TO THEM

BY ABRAHAM THAN WE PUT

PRESSURE ON THE IRANIANS TO

STOP BUILDING BOMBS THAT ARE

POINTED TOWARDS US.

THAT, MY FRIEND, IS IN SAN

THEITY INSANITY.

I KNOW IT AND YOU KNOW IT AS

WELL.

Reporter: AND THEY ARE

DIVIDED OVER WHO SHOULD LEAD

THEM, A RED MEAT

CONSERVATIVE LIKE TED CRUZ,

OR A PROVEN WINNER IN A DEEP

BLUE STATE LIKE GOVERNOR

CHRIS CHRISTIE.

WE HAVE TO CONTINUE

TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE'RE FOR

AND NOT TO RAIL OF WHAT

WE'RE AGAINST FOR ONE SIMPLE

REASON: OUR IDEAS ARE BETTER

THAN THEIRS, AND THAT'S WHAT

WE HAVE TO STAND UP FOR.

Reporter: THEY WILL GET

TO WEIGH IN ON WHO SHOULD

LEAD THEM WITH THE

PRESIDENTIAL STRONGHOLD.

Lori: OUR DAVID BRODY

IS AT C-PAC, AND HE'LL BRING

US A COMPLETE WRAP-UP.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT HIS FILE

AT "THE BRODY FILE" AT

CBN.COM.

50% OF AMERICANS AGED 18 TO

33 SAY THEY ARE POLITICAL

INDEPENDENTS, AND MORE

LEANING DEMOCRATIC.

WHILE 34% LEAN REPUBLICAN.

THEY ARE ALSO LESS ATTACHED

TO ORGANIZED RELIGION, AND

LESS LIKELY TO BE MARRIED.

64% DO NOT CONSIDER

THEMSELVES RELIGIOUS, WHICH

IS THE HIGHEST FOR ANY AGE

GROUP EVER MEASURED.

WELL, IT WAS A SYMBOL OF

HOPE FOR MANY AFTER THE 9/11

ATTACKS, AND NOW IT IS AT

THE CENTER OF A LEGAL

BATTLE.

THE WORLD TRADE CENTER CROSS

WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AT THE

MUSEUM THIS YEAR.

BUT A GROUP OF ATHEISTS IS

SUING TO PREVENT THAT FROM

HAPPENING.

DALE HURD HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: IT IS CALLED

THE MIRACLE CROSS, FORMED BY

TWO BEAMS FROM THE WORLD

TRADE CENTER.

THE NEW MUSEUM WANTS TO PUT

IT IN ITS BUILDING, AND MOST

PEOPLE THINK IT IS A GOOD

IDEA.

I LOST MY DEAR FRIEND,

AND 10 OTHER SIGNS.

THIS WAS NEVER MEANT TO HURT

THE ATHEISTS.

Reporter: BUT ATHEISTS

SAY THEY WERE HURT.

THE LAWYER FOR THE ATHEISTS

SAY THE PLAINTIFFS WERE

SUFFERING PHYSICAL AND

EMOTIONAL PAIN AS A RESULT

OF THE CROSS, INCLUDING

INDIGESTION, DEPRESSION,

HEADACHES, AND ANXIETY.

IN COURT, THEIR LAWYERS SAID

THE ARTIFACT SCREAMS

CHRISTIANITY.

HE WENT ON TO PROPOSE A

PLAQUE BE INCLUDED IN THE

MUSEUM THAT WOULD READ

ATHEISTS DIED HERE, TOO.

WE HAVE A DEFINITE

RELIGIOUS OBJECT.

IT IS NOT AN HISTORICAL

ARTIFACT.

Reporter: BUT A PANEL

OF JUDGES ASKED, WHAT IS THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CROSS

AT THE 9/11 MUSEUM AND

RELIGIOUS OBJECTS IN OTHER

PUBLIC MUSEUMS.

THEY ARGUED RESCUE WORKERS

HAD A HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE

AFTER 9/11.

THEY TOOK SOME COMFORT IN

THIS PROJECT.

AND HE ARGUED THAT A PLAQUE

FOR ATHEISTS MIGHT SOUND

NICE, BUT IT IS NOT

JUSTIFIED.

MUSEUMS DON'T CENSOR

HISTORY.

THEY DON'T MAKE UP HISTORY.

THEY TELL HISTORY AS IT

HAPPENED.

AND THE CROSS IS PART OF THE

HISTORY.

AND THE PLAQUE IS NOT.

Reporter: THE 9/11

MUSEUM IS SLATED TO OPEN IN

MAY.

THE ATHEIST CASE WAS THROWN

OUT BY A U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE

LAST YEAR, BUT THE ATHEISTS

FILED AN APPEAL.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Lori: COMING UP, HOW

THIS WINTER'S WILD WEATHER

HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON SMALL

BUSINESSES.

Lori: HIRING ACROSS

AMERICA WAS UP IN FEBRUARY,

BUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

ALSO ROSE SLIGHTLY.

THE LABOR DEPARTMENT

RELEASED THEIR MONTHLY JOBS

REPORT TODAY.

IT SHOWS EMPLOYERS ADDED

175,000 JOBS LAST MONTH.

THAT WAS MORE THAN EXPECTED,

ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE

BRUTAL WEATHER SEEN IN MUCH

OF THE COUNTRY.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE KICKED

UP TO 6.7%, UP FROM A

FIVE-YEAR LOW OF 6.6% IN

JANUARY.

EXPERTS SAY THE INCREASE IN

UNEMPLOYMENT IS LIKELY DUE

TO MORE PEOPLE LOOKING FOR

JOBS.

DESPITE THE LATEST JOBS

REPORT, THE WINTER WEATHER

HAS MADE IT TOUGH FOR MANY

SMALL BUSINESSES.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: IT'S BEEN ONE

OF THE WORST WINTERS IN

YEARS.

ICE AND SNOW, TRAFFIC STUCK

ON FROZEN ROADS, AND SOME OF

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES

CHICAGO HAS EVER SEEN.

ALL THOSE HARSH CONDITIONS

HAVE HURT BUSINESSES.

G.M. AND FORD REPORT U.S.

SALES DECLINED LAST MONTH AS

FRIGID TEMPERATURES AND

SNOWSTORMS POUNDED MUCH OF

THE NATION.

NOBODY COMES OUT.

IT IS JUST THE SNOW.

THEY'RE AFRAID TWO WEEKS

BEFORE IT, AND IT TAKES TWO

WEEKS FOR THEM TO COME BACK

OUT.

Reporter: WHILE

INDUSTRY ANALYSTS SAY

DEALERSHIPS IN WARMER

WEATHER STATES FARED WELL

THIS WINTER, THOSE AFFECTED

BY THE COLD AND STORMS ARE

OFFERING MORE DISCOUNTS TO

UNLOAD INVENTORY, WHICH

MEANS GOOD DEALS FOR

CONSUMERS.

BUT THE AUTO INDUSTRY ISN'T

ALONE.

AIRLINES ARE ALSO TAKING A

BIG HIT.

ABOUT ONE MILLION FLIGHTS

CANCELLED THIS SEASON,

COSTING AIRLINES AS MUCH AS

$500 MILLION.

BUT SOME BUSINESSES ARE

HEATING UP.

ROOFING CONTRACTORS ARE

SEEING A BOOM.

AND THANKS TO POTHOLES, CAR

REPAIR SHOPS CAN BARELY KEEP

UP WITH BUSINESS.

OUR BUSINESS IS THROUGH

THE ROOF.

IF I COULD GET MORE HOURS

OUT OF MY GUYS, I WOULD.

Reporter: AT ACE

HARDWARE, SALES OF

SNOWBLOWERS, SHELVES AND

OTHER COLD-WEATHER PRODUCTS

ARE UP 175%.

AND WINTER-WEARY AMERICANS

ARE LONGING FOR WARMER

DAYS.

JETSETTER SAYS BOOKINGS FOR

WARM DESTINATIONS ARE UP

38%.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Lori: UP NEXT, THE

SUCCESSION IN THE U.S.?

MEET THE MEN AND WOMEN

BEHIND THE 51st STATE

INITIATIVE.

Lori: A NEW SUCESSION

MOVEMENT IS GAINING STEAM IN

AMERICA.

FRUSTRATION OVER A FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT THAT IS TOO BIG

AND OUT OF CONTROL IS

LEADING SOME CONSERVATIVE

RURAL AMERICANS TO WANT TO

CREATE STATES OF THEIR OWN.

DAVID BRODY BRINGS US

TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT.

David: THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA, COMPRISED

OF 50 STATES.

BUT, WAIT A MINUTE, WHAT IF

THE MAP LOOKED LIKE THIS?

A 51st STATE CALLED

JEFFERSON, MADE UP OF

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND

SOUTHERN OREGON.

OR HOW ABOUT A NEW STATE

CALLED WESTERN MARYLAND OR

NORTH COLORADO?

THESE ARE REAL MOVEMENTS

GAINING TRACTION WITH

VOTERS.

JEFFREY HAIR RUNS THE 51st

STATE INITIATIVE IN

COLORADO, AN EFFORT TO FIGHT

AN OUT OF CONTROL

LEGISLATURE TRYING TO RAM

BIG GOVERNMENT POLICIES DOWN

THE THROATS OF VOTERS.

IT IS THE TALK OF TOWNHALL

MEETINGS.

I HAVE SEEN CHANGES

HAPPEN, PARTICULARLY OVER

THE LAST 10 TO 15 YEARS IN

THIS STATE THAT CONCERN ME.

PREDOMINANTLY LEFT VERSUS

RIGHT BUT IT IS ALSO URBAN

VERSUS RURAL.

David: AND THAT'S THE

CRUX OF THE ISSUE, RURAL

AMERICANS ACROSS MANY STATES

FEEL THEY'RE JUST NOT BEING

HEARD.

THEIR LAUNDRY LIST IS LONG.

AND AT THE TOP, GUN CONTROL

LAWS.

WE ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH

RURAL COLORADO.

THERE IS AN ATTACK ON RURAL

COLORADO.

AND IT IS NOT JUST WITH THE

GUN CONTROL LAWS.

IT IS ON SEVERAL OF THE

OTHER BILLS THEY PASSED.

David: INDEED, IT IS.

THE GOVERNMENT MANDATES

COVER RENEWABLE ENERGY AND

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES THAT

RESTRICT OIL AND GAS

DRILLING, AND CONTROVERSIAL

SOCIAL ISSUES LIKE GAY

MARRIAGE.

ORGANIZERS WANT TO CREATE

NORTH COLORADO, AND THAT

IDEA WENT TO VOTERS IN 11

COUNTIES THIS PAST FALL.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S

NECESSARILY THE WAY TO MAKE

SOMETHING HAPPEN WITHIN THE

AREA THAT YOU LIVE.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO WORK

WITHIN OUR ELECTORAL

SERVICES.

David: THE SO-CALLED

SUCESSION MOVEMENT HERE HAD

MIXED RESULTS.

SOME COUNTIES APPROVED IT,

AND OTHERS DIDN'T.

BUT THE ORGANIZERS OF THE

51st STATE INITIATIVE SAY,

HOLD ON A MOMENT.

THIS TYPE OF MOVEMENT TAKES

TIME.

EDUCATION TAKES TIME.

PEOPLE HAVE A HARD TIME

SAYING, I WANT TO LIVE IN

THE SAME STATE, EVEN THOUGH

THEY LIVE IN THE SAME

HOUSE.

IT IS HARD TO SAY I'M GOING

TO BE A NEW COLORADOAN, OR

I'M GOING TO LIVE IN THE

STATE OF LIBERTY.

David: AND THAT CAN BE

FELT IN STATES LIKE ARIZONA,

MICHIGAN, AND IN WESTERN

MARYLAND, WHERE THOUSANDS

HAVE SIGNED SUCESSION

PETITIONS.

ONE WEBSITE READS, "WE

INTEND TO EXERCISE OUR RIGHT

OF SELF-DETERMINATION AND

SELF-GOVERNANCE TO BETTER

SECURE OUR RIGHTS TO LIFE,

LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF

HAPPINESS."

IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO

LISTEN OR TAKE OUR NEEDS

INTO CONSIDERATION, MORE IN

ACCORDANCE OF HOW WE WISH TO

BE THE GOVERNED, WE ARE

SEEKING A DIVORCE.

David: ACTIVISTS WANT

TO COME TOGETHER IN THE

STATE OF JEFFERSON IN

CALIFORNIA.

THEIR FLAG REPRESENTS TWO

"X"s, REPRESENTING THE

FEELING OF BEING DOUBLE

CROSSED.

WE NEED PEOPLE WHO WANT

TO GO OUT INTO YOUR

NEIGHBORHOODS, YOUR

CHURCHES, SKO ARE AR YOUR

JOBS, AND EXPLAIN THIS TO

PEOPLE AND GET SIGNATURES OF

SUPPORT.

David: THE LAST TIME A

STATE ACTUALLY GAVE UP

TERRITORY WAS IN 1820, WHEN

MAINE SPLIT FROM

MASSACHUSETTS.

SINCE THEN ADDITIONAL

EFFORTS HAVE BEEN

UNSUCCESSFUL.

THE FIRST STEP IS GETTING IT

PASSED BY THE STATE

LEGISLATURE, AND THEN ON TO

THE U.S. CONGRESS.

THIS IS A VALID

CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS THAT

OUR FOUNDING FATHERS

SPECIFICALLY WROTE IN THE

CONSTITUTION.

IF THEY DIDN'T WRITE IT INTO

THE CONSTITUTION TO BE USED,

THEN WHY DID THEY WRITE IT

IN?

David: BUT SUPPORTERS

HAVE AN UPHILL BATTLE.

THE MEDIA WILL NOT BE THEIR

FRIEND.

THE DANGER IS ONCE THE

OUTSIDE MEDIA STARTS TO GRAB

HOLD OF IT, THE ATTENTION IS

ON THE DIFFICULTY, THE

ALMOST IMPOSSIBILITY OF IT

HAPPENING.

David: STATE SUCESSION

PROPONENTS WILL KEEP

FIGHTING BECAUSE THEY SAY

THE DISMISSIVE ATTITUDE OF

STATE LEGISLATURE BODIES

MUST END.

I SIGNED THE SORT OF

ARROGANT DISMISSIVE TO BE

FURTHER PROOF OF HOW

DISCONNECTED THE URBAN IS

FROM THE RURAL.

David: MOVEMENTS LIKE

THIS IN COLORADO AND OTHER

STATES COULD BE JUST THE

BEGINNING.

THIS IS A NATIONAL

PROBLEM.

David: IT'S CALLED

VOTER DISCONTENT, WHERE THE

PEOPLE SAY THEY'VE HAD

ENOUGH, AND THEY'RE CRYING

Lori: UP NEXT, HOW A

RETIRED BASEBALL SCORED IN

HIS COMMUNITY.

Lori: FORMER NEW YORK

YANKEE RIVERA IS SCORING

BIG, BOUGHT NOT ON THE

FIELD.

HE IS CELEBRATING THE NEW

CHURCH HE BOUT AN BOUGHT

AND REBUILT WITH HIS OWN

FUNDS.

THE CITY SOLD IT TO HIM FOR

$1, AND HE INVESTED

$3 MILLION, CREATING THE

"REFUGE OF HOPE CHURCH."

IT IS HEADED BY HIS WICH,

CLARA.

HE CALLS IT A PRIVILEGE TO

FULFILL A DREAM THAT GOD PUT

IN THEIR HEARTS.

THIS IS ON A DIFFERENT

LEVEL.

THIS IS TO HELP FAMILIES, TO

BRING PEOPLE CLOSE TO THE

LORD.

MY JAW DROPPED.

IT IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF

LOVE AND CARE AND ATTENTION

THAT HAS BEEN POURED INTO

THIS CHURCH.

Lori: THE MAYOR CREDITS

HIM WITH TWO SAVES,

PRESERVING A KEY PART OF THE

CITY'S HISTORY WHILE PLAYING

A ROLE IN ITS FUTURE.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

REMEMBER YOU CAN E-MAIL YOUR

COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS AT

NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

TIME.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND,

EVERYONE.

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