Monday, December 28, 2009

This site no longer updated, but...

Hi! As you probably can notice, this website has not been kept up for some time now. After moving to Ohio last year and becoming enrolled in a Christian school, I no longer had the time to do the research and write the updates which would have been necessary to continue making this site a quality blog.

I have continued my work leading the Young Christian Leaders' Alliance. God has been extremely gracious to us as our ministry still meets roadblocks, yet still overcomes them through Him.

To keep up to date with our organization, the best way is to register as an online member at our main page, Read and contribute to our new cooperative blog, view our monthly newsletter, and interact with likeminded young believers with a heart for Biblical reformation.

Getting involved in the YCLA is now much easier than ever. You can participate in Operation Pi - a project creating/identifying prayer groups in schools, BEAMS - a leadership training outreach, or the development of Answers Clubs - a vision to create clubs showing the truth of the Biblical perspective on Creation. You can host church events like Lead the Lemon. You can even become a full voting member from nearly anywhere, through a simple process!

As you view this site, give praise to the Creator of it all. Enjoy the history, philosophy, and logical ramblings. Have fun discovering the beginnings of the YCLA. And, it might be good to take some things with a grain of salt; while I stand behind all the main ideas of these writings, I have also learned a lot since I posted many of them.

Most importantly, please continue to pray for our ministry and all others which uphold the Light and support the Worldviews Revolution in people's hearts and minds.

God bless!

-R. Josiah Magnuson
YCLA President /

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sign the petition against revisionist history!

I received the following note in an email from Heather Osborne, the leader of the Marion County [Florida] Teenage Republicans. This is an easy (and great!) issue to take action on, so please do so!

Dear friend,

A group of young Americans here in Marion County are concerned about the opening of the new Visitor Center in Washington D.C. scheduled to open in December and have begun to collect signatures for a petition to Congress. Designers of this $621 million "Shrine to Political Correctness" have deliberately omitted historical and/or religious aspects and facts about America's heritage. By this bold yet somewhat subtle action, certain Congress members are attacking not only historical truth and accuracy but also are attempting to stifle public religious influence.

Fortunately, we live in a country where "We the People" have a voice. If you are 18 years or older, please click here to find out more information concerning this issue and to sign the Visitor Center Petition; and, regardless of your age, please ask your family and friends to sign the petition also. This issue does affect our future. Thank you in advance for your support!

Best Regards,
Heather Osborne

Bob Conley on the Federal Bailout

My fellow patriot,

Everywhere I go on the campaign trail, people continue to ask me about my position on the Wall Street bailouts. This indicates a high level of frustration with our elected representatives in Washington, including my opponent Lindsey Graham (R), who voted to transfer over $700 Billion hard-earned tax dollars from the Middle Class to the nation’s top-tier financial power brokers.

I have said repeatedly that I would not have voted for any of the bailouts. Such plans amount to corporate welfare and go far beyond what is permitted by the U.S. Constitution and the intent of the Framers.

For every bailout, the wallets of American workers are picked three times: their tax dollars, higher inflation, and a devalued dollar. Meanwhile, they struggle with higher energy, food and healthcare costs while trying to cope with stagnant wages, job losses, and mounting personal debt.

I do not believe these bailouts were necessary to rescue the national economy or rebuild confidence in our financial system, as Lindsey Graham claims. Wall Street firms and banks were already taking corrective measures of their own by selling off their assets, scaling down operations, moving out of risky lines of business, and merging with each other — doing what troubled companies have always done when faced with a crisis.

Federal government interference with these self-correction mechanisms amounts to the socialization of Wall Street losses, while profits remain in private hands. This accelerates the dangerous trend whereby the rich get richer and too big to fail, while the rest of us get poorer and are forced to fail.

Far from restoring confidence in our institutions, every bailout diminishes confidence and makes recovery take much longer. American workers live by the rules, and they expect Wall Street and Washington to do the same. When they see their own government transfer their tax dollars to reward those who have broken the rules, not only is confidence shattered, but trust for their elected representatives is irretrievably lost.

South Carolinians and voters across the nation will have the opportunity to take corrective measures of their own on November 4. Changing the corrupt environment in Washington requires new leadership that understands the proper role of government, respects the Constitution, and allows the free market to determine true value.


Bob Conley

p.s. -- My campaign is making progress with only a handful of volunteers. But taking down one of the nation’s leading liberty-robbing neocons, who has a warchest of $3.8 Million to spend against me, is a formidable undertaking. This is not a lost cause. I am just 9 points behind in the polls. Please consider making a donation to our effort. Together, we can have the voice of Ron Paul in the U.S. Senate!

Feel free to contact my campaign office: call toll free at 877-479-1466 or send an email to We need need your support.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Jerome Corsi Arrested Investigating Obama

(from World Net Daily)
The government of Kenya is holding WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi in custody after police picked him up at his hotel just prior to a scheduled news conference in which he planned to announce the findings of his investigation into Barack Obama.

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YCLA Update

Pressing needs right now:

1. We need at least four more Answers Magazine subscriptions (so we can finish the current list of 10). Please subscribe today! Email me at for more info.

2. We need a good subtitle for our YCLA site heading. The two best I could come up with are: "Serving and Inspiring Activist Youth for Principle" and "Creating and Mobilizing a Team of Biblicist Young People." Please let me know what ideas you have.

3. I have thought about it and have decided it would probably be best to have the advancement system in the Handbook be a part of a new program under the YCLA which could be called "BEAMS." It tenatively stands for "Becoming Energetic And Mobilized Servants." I'd like to have something in there which connotes principle, though (so comments are welcome)! It would also be great to have money to purchase new cards and literature, etc. for the purpose of the new operation.

Good opportunities coming up:

1. My siblings and I are going to be able to attend Kingsway Christian School here in Ohio. There is a good attitude of focus and excellence there and there should be some receptiveness to the YCLA idea. :-)

As well as a lot more! Please keep praying for us. Thanks!

-R. Josiah Magnuson

Monday, September 29, 2008

Ron Paul Endorses Chuck Baldwin (Finally)

Mostly due to increasing pressure for an endorsement from the Libertarian campaign of Bob Barr, Ron Paul has now officially endorsed Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin for President! Please read more on his Campaign For Liberty site blog article.


From Josiah

Two Congressional Victories!

Wow! We recently had a couple of wonderful events in Congress.

First, Americans will now be allowed to get oil from the oceans off our own country. Nancy Pelosi's efforts to supposedly "save the planet" have evidently been defeated. :-p The ban on offshore drilling was not renewed, and will expire October 1st (this coming Wednesday). Sen. Jim DeMint described it as an "energy freedom day for America."

Also, perhaps even better, the socialistic plan to "bail out" the American economy for $700 billion dollars was unexpectedly defeated today in the House!!!! In reality, the goal of this bill had been to buy out the banks and mortgage institutions, giving control over all commerce to the Federal government. The vote was 205 for, 228 against. The plan had been supported by President Bush and both major party presidential candidates.

However, the vote immediately caused the stock market to plunge toward a large crisis, so we might be seeing interesting days ahead for the economy. If I had any advice it would be for everyone to get their assets into precious metals and/or other tangible investments they can trade or use to provide things for themselves they can trade with. In other words, cash and other "funds" are not going to be dependable much longer. There have been people saying similar things for a long time, but it is different when it is actually occuring right before our very eyes!

The best thing about the economic problems is that people will begin needing to look to Something Greater than their pocketbooks to provide for them. And in America, it would truly be a great benefit for us to do so.

-R. Josiah Magnuson

Baldwin not being represented in "voter guides"

The following is an abridged email from the official Chuck Baldwin campaign.

Across the country there are voter's guides being published by various organizations. Far too often these guides are incomplete and inaccurate. One example is the American Family Association's 'Voter's Guide' . Another example of bias is where a variety of candidates are listed, but not Chuck! We need your help to reach these groups to show them that everyday people are interested in all of the candidates, and in true information about them, not merely canned campaign rhetoric.

Please take a few moments to contact them letting them know they have 1) misrepresented John McCain's voting record on the issues and 2) ignored the only truly pro-life, pro-secure borders, pro-second amendment candidate: Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin!

You may want to add an email like the one below and send it to their contact form.

Dear Mr. Wildmon and the AFA,

I'm wondering how you concluded that John McCain is a pro-life, pro-2nd amendment , immigration- reform candidate?

Does it matter to the AFA that McCain supports federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research?( (

Regarding illegal immigration, McCain worked with Sen. Ted Kennedy to craft a pro-amnesty bill. ( (

McCain has been rated "abysmal" on the illegal immigration issue by pro-secure borders group NumbersUSA. (

McCain worked hard at the state and federal levels to clamp down on private ownership of firearms. In fact, he received a rating of F- from Gun Owners of America (

Are you doing any research on these issues or is it simply a matter of knighting him the Christian, conservative's choice because he's a "Republican"? I see no mention of the FEC-registered candidate for president who is 100% pro-life, pro-2nd amendment and anti- amnesty : Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin. (

Christians are being deceived by your blackout on a viable candidate for president. To make matters worse, you're asking them to send you money to help you deceive them. Please explain this issue.

That is a sample email that you could send to the AFA. Please also contact OpenSecrets at We know that there are many more online guides, and promotional websites that have incomplete lists of the candidates this year. Let us know where these are as you see them! Email the campaign anytime at .

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Handbook Complete!

The new YCLA handbook is now officially complete. Please check it out. Also, take a look at the abridged version (19 pages), which is of course much more practical for printing out from online than the unabridged one (71 pages)! :-)

-From Josiah

Mike Peroutka has new radio show

Just a short note, please, to let you know that we are doing a daily, live, call-in radio show on station WTHU in Thurmont, Md., a Christian station. The time every day is 11 a.m. to Noon (EST). The call-in phone number is 301-271-2188. The Web site address is: To hear our program, just go to the site and click on the words "Listen Now" in the upper-right-hand part of the Web site page.

John Lofton, Editor of Web site, is my co-host. And we will frequently be joined by Pastor David Whitney of the Cornerstone Evangelical Evangelical Free Church in Pasadena,=2 0Maryland. David is also the Senior Instructor at "Institute On The Constitution" at

So, please, do call-in. We'd like to hear from you. And send this notice to your email friends. Also, please: Pray that this program will honor God's Word and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks. And may God bless us all -- as He does when we obey Him.

For God, Family and the Republic,
Michael A. Peroutka

We're Moving

My family is moving to Ohio as of this next week. I might not be able to post very much here in the next few months, but I'll try to. Please keep praying for us! :-)


Sarah Palin and "Feminists for Life"

The following article was published in August, but it is excellent and very much still-applicable. And, I had to post it since it is by Doug Phillips (most of us, if we posted something like it, would be in hot water!). -From Josiah :-)

By Doug Phillips / The Vision Forum
[highlighting emphasis added]

He is elderly ; she is young. He has a poor record on abortion; she is pro-life. He is a man; she is a woman. And by picking 44-year old mother and pro-life feminist Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, John McCain has made a politically strategic choice aimed at softening conservatives and evangelicals.

Mrs. Palin, a long-time member of “Feminists for Life,” is the mother of five children ages 7, 13, 17, and 19, and a four-month old Down’s syndrome baby born on April 17 of this year. She returned to the office of governor three days after giving birth to her child.

Despite the misleading statements on the right-to-life issue made at the Saddleback Church by candidate McCain, the Senator has a longstanding pro-abortion track record on matters of judicial appointments, stem cell research, funding for Planned Parenthood, and more. By selecting Palin, McCain hopes to soften his bad record on life and appeal to conservatives. By selecting a woman, he hopes to present Republicans as the party of inclusion and change. What does the Bible say about this issue? Bill Einwechter offers some important thoughts.

The selection of a feminist, pro-life mother of five with four children, seventeen and under, including a newborn Down’s syndrome baby, to fulfill the post of vice president is with out precedent in American history. What Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro was unable to accomplish for the feminist cause in 1984 may now be handed as a fait accompli to America through the hands of evangelicals and conservatives. After decades of Christian leaders fighting against the feminstic vision of the working supermom, Republicans are now showcasing the vision in the most high profile election in the world.

At this point, Americans must consider the real possibility that the United States may have a mother of young children serving ultimately as commander-in-chief of the military and chief executive over one of the most influential nations in the world. Today, our friend Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America offered a press release in which she declared: “Here is a woman of accomplishment who brings a fresh face to traditional values and models the type of woman most girls want to become.”

I respectfully disagree with part of that statement. I am confident that Mrs. Palin is a delightful, sincere, thoughtful, and capable woman with many commendable virtues. But in fairness, there is nothing “traditional” about mothers of young children becoming career moms, chief magistrates, and leading nations of three hundred million, nor is this pattern the biblical ideal to which young women should aspire. At a time when motherhood and marriage is so under attack, the mess age Republicans are sending is this: Winning political elections is more important than the following proposition given by the Lord: “That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, [To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed” (Titus 2:4-5).

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy Constitution Day!

Hi! Today is the 221st anniversary of the signing of the great United States Constitution. Hurray! :-) I was blessed to be able to get on WORD (the local talk show station) this morning to mention the Liberty In Law message and quote Thomas Jefferson for the occasion.

I updated the site a good bit here this evening, as well as the site. The LIL site I think is now ready to be fully promoted. Praise the LORD!

I got several good emails today, including one from Ohio and one from Texas, of people who are interested in helping with possible new YCLA chapters in those states. Those are good states to do it in, too, because we already have other contacts in them who would probably want to join. Please pray for these opportunities to work out.

Also, I finished up the first complete draft of the Handbook the other day. It is 71 pages long, and would probably have to be published as a book rather than being printed out from online by those using it (which was our intention), so I created a simpler abridged version of only 19 pages, with just the basics. It should work for this purpose well.

That's all for now, folks!

-R. Josiah Magnuson

Monday, September 08, 2008

New YCLA Handbook (Beta)

The new YCLA handbook is now online for feedback. Please check it out and let me know what you think! Email Thanks! -Jos

Baldwin-Castle Campaign Revs Up

Chuck Baldwin's site has just been re-done - I think it's pretty good (but still needs some work of course), with great new pictures too! Check it out at

The JBS Presidential poll currently shows Baldwin leading. There are also other signs that freedom-oriented people are beginning to lean away from Bob Barr and towards Chuck Baldwin. I hope that it this trend continues, because it represents the success of the message of Liberty In Law.

The following is an excerpt from a recent email from the Baldwin campaign:

The campaign is starting to focus on people who are sympathetic to our message. These groups include but are not limited to truckers, homeschoolers, gun owners, students, and veterans. We are currently setting up teams for each type of group. So if you are interested in volunteering your time to one of these groups, please contact us specifically by emailing , providing your name, a main phone number, state, and group you want to work with! It would also be useful if you have a skill or resource you can let us know about! We'll get back to your emails with details! If you can't email, please call our campaign number at 1-866-99-BALDWIN, and leave a message on box 6, the special information section.

From Josiah :-)

P.S. Please take time if you can to read Chuck Baldwin's take on McCain's VP choice Sarah Palin at this site. I thought about doing my own post on this subject, but Baldwin says it much better than I could!

Ron Paul's report on the Rally For the Republic

Dear friends,

What a thrilling week we've just had - three days of wonderful events, culminating in the great Rally for the Republic on September 2, which C-SPAN2 covered in its entirety. Americans got to hear more truth in our one day in Minneapolis than in decades' worth of standard political conventions.

I hope you were as impressed with the speakers and the performances as I was. The day reaffirmed for me that the movement on behalf of our philosophy is blessed with brains, talent, and nerve.

If you missed it, we'll be making the whole thing available soon. In the meantime, you can watch whatever speakers you'd like to see right here.

Now it's time to turn to the hard work of the Campaign for Liberty. We have our work cut out for us. Our economic woes are being foolishly blamed on the free market. The federal government is taking over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as those of us with any sense feared it would. We face the looming prospect of still more wars: with Iran, Russia, and now Pakistan.We need to inject some sanity into these debates.

Right now, though, I wish simply to thank you for all your sacrifices and hard work. Just when I think I cannot be any more amazed by your commitment to our ideas, you go and surprise me again. I deeply appreciate your devotion to our cause.

Remember one of the most important things our presidential campaign proved: there are millions of us out there. If 1.2 million Americans voted for our ideas in a Republican primary, think of how many more there must be.

We are not alone. We know that now. And when it comes to energy, creativity, and enthusiasm, our side wins hands down. I know these will be our secret weapons as we keep up the fight in these dark times to restore our republic, and to see peace and prosperity transformed from a campaign slogan into a way of life.

Please, recruit one more person to the Campaign for Liberty today.

With my deepest gratitude,