FGGAM Shares a Biblical Worldview Everyday:
“The Biblical worldview says there is a God—One who is personal, powerful and caring—who created the world and everything in it. It states unequivocally that man is created in God’s image, living in essence as God’s co-regent over creation. Mankind—born and unborn, rich and poor, able and disabled—has intrinsic worth. Almighty God is a sovereign God, ruler over nations, states, empires, and governments. He is to be worshiped and obeyed through the precepts and principles revealed in His infallible Word. He not only exists, but He is sovereign over all of history according to His wisdom and purposes, and He is intimately involved in every aspect of life.”
Franklin Graham, “A Biblical Worldview in Today’s Culture”
I wanted to share with you this note from Dr. Guy Clark of Stop Predatory Gambling New Mexico. Guy has been in the fight for many years to to reign-in gambling in New Mexico.
Good news! Senate Memorial 25 died in Senate Rules Committee without a hearing. I know we got some calls and emails into committee members. I’m sure that FGGAM generated a lot of those. It was late in the session when it was assigned to the committee, and they may have decided that a battle would just take too much time when there wasn’t much time left in the session. They took a beating last session and seemed reluctant to stick their necks out again.
Last year the racetracks pushed two bills, HB 101, and HB 199. HB 101 was an omnibus bill, including Online gambling, expanded hours, increased numbers of slots, and alcohol on the gambling floor. We hit it hard and the tribes blasted it as well, and it never made it out of the first committee. HB 199 was a “stealth” bill, never saying “Online” anything, but was called an “Advance Account Wagering” bill, meaning you could set up an account at a track, deposit money in the account, and use that to make bets anywhere in the state via telephone or other “electronic means.” Of course that meant Online betting. The tribes were slow to pick up on that, but I spelled it out to them and they got on it. It died in the second committee.
Whatever the reason, it is good that Senate Memorial 25 failed. If it had passed it may have gotten one of the super-committees to say good things about Online gambling which could have given a boost to an Online gambling bill in the 2023 session. That won’t happen now, thanks to some good work from our people.
Stop Predatory Gambling New Mexico appreciates all the help you give our effort to reign-in predatory gambling in New Mexico.
Crime and Lack of Electricity Remain Serious Problems for New Mexico
This is what the state should be focused on! CRIME AND THE LACK OF ELECTRICITY! AND THE END OF KILLING GOD’S BABIES!!! Thank the LORD for the strong core of folks like, Jim Townsend, Bill Sharer, Rod Montoya, Gail Armstrong and many others that put people first! I have not heard anything from the Governor on this! Have you? The Governor obviously dropped her mask mandate after her legislative agenda went up in flames and her buddy resigned. If you heard anything about God’s babies during the session let me know please!
From NM State Rep. Jim Townsend:
It is time to address the electrical issues before us, we must make a decision. Power outages appear imminent in the greater Albuquerque service area. Renewables although very useful and helpful can not meet the demand all the time especially when the sun is set and wind is not blowing. We must have a strong always available economically viable electrical generation alternative now. Waiting any longer, putting our largest population in peril would be irresponsible and willfully negligent of the Legislature, Governor and PRC. We have no excuses.
From Charles Stanley:
Did you know God “wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4)? He wants each of us to live in such a way that we influence others for their spiritual good.
Jesus used two words—salt and light—to illustrate our mission. Salt, which flavors and preserves, permeates the food on which it is sprinkled, causing a significant difference in flavor. Christians are to function the same way, by spreading the appeal of Christ as we interact with people. However, Jesus warns that the “saltiness” of our life will decrease if ungodly habits and chronic sin render us “tasteless” (Matt. 5:13).
What is Really Going on Here? Election Lawsuit Filed Against NM GOP Candidate for Gov. Jay Block
Politics sure can be dirty! I do not like this signature business of elections. Remember what happened in the Albuquerque Mayoral race? Mayor Keller and Sheriff Manny Gonzales both were questioned about possible fraud in their signature gathering. A lawsuit filed in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe alleges Republican gubernatorial contender Jay Block failed to get enough signatures for a spot on the ballot in the June primary. BUT! A letter from the Secretary of State’s Office says Block qualified to be a candidate for the office of governor. My friends tell me that Jay Block is a very honorable man. Why the signatures? Why can’t people just run for office? Get the government out of it. I know that is simple, but I am just a simple man. I got an email from a very nice man complaining how the GOP treated Karen Bedonie in her attempt to get on the GOP ticket. From my understanding Bedonie is now running as a Libertarian.
Let the Will of the People go forth and stop all the political red tape.