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I received this email today.  What are your thoughts?

Wall Street letter of Outrage!!!

 (If you didn’t see this, she really hits the nail on the head . I hope everyone reads this and realizes just
how Socialist this country is becoming . Like Alisa, we should all be outraged) .

This letter was sent to the Wall Street Journal on Aug. 8, 2008 by Alisa Wilson, Ph.D. of Beverly Hills, CA.,
in response to the Journal article titled, “Where’s The Outrage?” that appeared July 31, 2008.

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Really. I can tell you where the outrage is. The outrage is here, in this middle-aged, well-educated,
upper-middle class woman. The outrage is here, but I have no representation, no voice. The outrage is
here, but no one is listening, for who am I?

I am not a billionaire like George Soros who can fund an entire political movement.

I am not a celebrity like Barbra Streisand who can garner the attention of the press to promote political
candidates.

I am not a film-maker like Michael Moore or Al Gore who can deliver misleading movies to the public.

The outrage is here, but unlike those with money or power, I don’t know how to reach those who feel
similarly in order to effect change.

Why am I outraged? I am outraged that my country, the United States of America , is in a state of moral and
ethical decline. There is no right or wrong any more, just what’s fair.

Is it fair that millions of Americans who over-reached and borrowed more than they could afford are now
being bailed out by the government and lending institutions to stave off foreclosure? Why shouldn’t these
people be made to pay the consequences for their poor judgment?

When my husband and I purchased our home, we were careful to purchase only what we could afford.
Believe me, there are much larger, much nicer homes I would have loved to have purchased. But, taking
responsibility for my behavior and my life, I went with the house we could afford, not the house we could
not afford. The notion of personal responsibility has all but died in our country.

I am outraged, that the country that welcomed my mother as an immigrant from Hitler’s Nazi Germany , and
required that she and her family learn English, now allows itself to be over-run with illegal immigrants and,
worse, caters to those illegal immigrants.

I am outraged that my hard-earned taxes help support those here illegally. ..that the Los Angeles Public
School District is in such disarray that I felt it incumbent to send my child to private school...that every
time I go to the ATM, I see “do you want to continue in English or Spanish?“... that every time I call the
bank, the phone company or similar business, I hear “press 1 for English or press 2 for Spanish.” WHY?
This is America , our common language is English and attempts to promote a bi- or multi-lingual society are
sure to fail and to marginalize those who cannot communicate in English.

I am outraged at our country’s weakness in the face of new threats on American traditions from Muslims.
Just this week, Tyson’s Food negotiated with its union to permit Muslims to have Eid-al-Fitr as a holiday
instead of Labor Day. What am I missing? Yes, there is a large Somali Muslim population working at the
Tyson’s plant in Tennessee . Tennessee , last I checked, is still part of the United States . If Muslims want
to live and work here, they should be required to live and work by our American laws and not impose their
will on our long history.

In the same week, Random House announced it had indefinitely delayed the publication of The Jewel of
Medina, by Sherry Jones, a book about the life of Mohammed’s wife, Aisha, due to fear of retribution and
violence by Muslims. When did we become a nation ruled by fear of what other immigrant groups want? It
makes me so sad to see large corporations cave rather than stand proudly on the principles that built this
country.

I am outraged because appeasement has never worked as a political policy, yet appeasing Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad is exactly what we are trying to do. An excellent article, also published recently in the Wall
Street Journal, went through over 20 years of history and why talking with Iran has been, and will continue
to be, ineffective. Yet talk, with a mad man no less, we continue to do. Have we so lost our moral compass
and its ability to detect evil that we will not go in and destroy Iran ’s nuclear program? Would we rather wait
for another Holocaust for the Jews—one they would be unlikely to survive? When does it end?

As if the battle for good and evil isn’t enough, now come the Environmentalists, who are so afraid of
global warming that they want to put a bag tax on grocery bags in California; to eliminate Mylar balloons; to
establish something as insidious as the recycle police in San Francisco. I do my share for the
environment: I recycle, I use water wisely, I installed an energy-efficient air conditioning unit. But when
and where does the lunacy stop? Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the map, the California economy is
being over-run by illegal immigrants, and the United States of America no longer knows right from wrong,
good from evil. So what does California do? Tax grocery bags.

So, America , although I can tell you where the outrage is, this one middle-aged, well-educated,
upper-middle class woman is powerless to do anything about it. I don’t even feel like my vote counts
because I am so outnumbered by those who disagree with me.

Alisa Wilson, Ph.D. Beverly Hills, California

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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Yes, outraged and voiceless. I think that is how many of us feel.



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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • I know I'm pretty outraged myself.  I feel this country is OUT OF CONTROL....really not feel...IT IS OUT OF CONTROL!



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      Linni wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Ohhhhhhh I agree with ALL of you! i am outraged too!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • A very good letter!



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      Nmgirl98 wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Come on down to my part of the country - Southern New Mexico - where a Vietnam Veteran almost died because the emergency room he went to was backogged with illegal aliens coming in with sniffles and coughs.  This hero had to be transferred to an Army hospital an hour away - without the benefit of even getting to be triaged for his shortness of breath and numb arms.  Thank God he got there just in the nick of time.

      I love this part of the country.  I really do but there are times I really want to move away.



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      Linda S Fitzgerald wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I am more than outraged!  Since everyone I meet or talk with is astounded at what is happening; my question is “how in the world did this man & his minions get elected?”

      There are things we can do; but it will take an army - one that does the praying (the “lifting up of the arms“) and one that takes action.

      Here’s a link I found on Twitter.  I encourage you to visit & consider how to be part of this movement.  Your comments appreciated.

      [Link Removed] 

      Much love,

      Linda S. Fitzgerald


      Lf@awomensplace, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Susan Sullivan wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • This whole situation is so frustrating.  I’m outraged wondering if there’s really any way out of this mess besides on our knees...which might be my solution but selling that to this heathen country would be like selling air conditioners to eskimos.  So much for one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.



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      Linda S Fitzgerald wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • As I said before - if so many are outraged, how did this man get elected?  I meet folks daily who are too ashamed to say they voted for him; but I know they did because of how they spoke BEFORE the election.  I’m having a difficult time separating their personhood from a decision to elect a man who is a radical socialist or worse.  A vote for him was a vote for George Soros!!!  Off & running!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I’m not trying to stir the pot here but our problems started long before this President or the previous President. Obama should only be held accountable for the lemonade he’s making with the lemons he was left with.
      I agree that those of us in the middle have no voice but I can say for sure that my life does not mirror that of anyone who lives a jet set life or makes tons of money. I for one am uncomfortable with someone making decisions for me that has no clue of how I live.
      Is Obama ALL right? Heck no! But he’s not all wrong either. Instead of us complaining about what is wrong with our leadership let’s  write letters to our President and Congress. Action in that direction will get things done much faster. I always believed in taking it to the source who can fix, correct or listen to my issue vs someone who can’t.



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      Wittymom wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Vikki, Thank you for putting into words my exact thoughts and feelings. Include letters to your local representatives as well as to Congress and the President.



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      3sa wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I agree mostly with Vikki.  I think that what we Americans do most is Complain about everything.  Please start listing what YOUR solutions are, which I heard none of in this letter or email.  Just complaints.

      President Obama has been in office one month, President Bush eight years....we Americans are spoiled rotten and no President will be able to Please everyone, ever.

      I think it’s High Time to Stop all the Complaining and just do you part, whatever that is.  Life goes on, and only for as long as GOD wills it.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I don’t have all the answers nor pretend to have them all. But not writing letters to people in office is not going to help either. We all need to stand up together and make our voice’s be heard. No one (but us on here) hears us unless we all do something.
      I acknowledge Obama said no earmarks. But all officials trying to be elected make promises they don’t keep. Is it right? No! But why are we now holding them accountable?
      It doesn’t matter if we all agree with the politics. We do all agree change is needed and needed now. We need to stick together on this and be heard!



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      Mztracy wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I am also with Vicki.
      These problems started way before January 2009.

      I am still shocked the anyone voted bush in, twice. My question, how did that man get elected!??  

      Obama has been in office a whopping 2.5 mos and now all the problems are his?? Please people wake up and come together. It gonna take a hell of a long time to fix what bush and his cronies did to our country!!

      Get real...

      BTW, my first and only post to this...so no baiting as i am not coming back in!! estatic



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      UK Girl wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • You should write and be concerned - look to us in the UK - we have no voice at all.
      We are over run with immigrants illegal and legal due to over 40 years ago signing up with the European Common Market - don’t even get me started on that ..

      At the moment we are printing money - yes printing money to pump into our economy to make us feel safe about our worthless pound they have given it a fancy name the Bank of England’s Quantitative Easing scheme .... I read the financial section I know the journalist and still I can’t understand it ..

      Shout - scream and write but don’t be complacent - that is the real sin ..



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I agree.... we need to scream!
      I think our officials (all of them) have a lot to gain by NOT working together. Unfortunately it is not in OUR best interests.
      We need to stand up and ask why are you not focusing on the problems and why are you focusing on who did what?

      Annie you are right. You are allowed to complain and should be loudly! Also I am not personally directing my comments at you. I live in a state of Republicans and find it very interesting on what they are saying.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Ok Annie... how is the stock looking today?



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Well that is a bright spot for the moment!!!!

      Here’s a question....

      Why do you suppose the gov’t officials want us to fight with each other about who is right or wrong?
      Do you think they want us to fight each other so we lose focus on what they are doing?



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      UK Girl wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • The key thing that everyone forgets ...

      You pay their wage ... you pay for them - so you can shout at them you can scream to them because sooner or later they have to knock on your door to continue with getting their pay cheque ...  

      NEVER FORGET THAT..............  

      Plus don’t let them try this new con trick Quantitative Easing scheme .... we all know what it means no matter how fancy the word.

      As I type a Chinook with our “President ” is flying over my office I so wish some days I had an ground to air missle under my desk ...



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • LOL! Vicki not trying to make light of your plight (hmmmm) but I sense some aggression that maybe some shoe shopping will help ease....

      My sister is all doom and gloom and while I get that there is huge problems I refuse to believe that it’s a train light at the end of the tunnel.



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      UK Girl wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I’m fine I have a new painting of Dolly Parton ..so Gordon lives another day ha ha  

      No in all seriousness we do forget we pay their wage and they are accountable to us - so we have a voice we just don’t exercise it enough or in the right way ..



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • You‘re right about that. We tend to think “what’s the use” and we shouldn’t. I love the new Dolly pic too!



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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • We have every right to complain.  Didn’t all those who disliked Bush..complain?  ABsolutely!!  No difference here. All the crap that is in this stimulus package is ludicrous.  It has nothing to do with stimulating the economy and everything to do with Congress and their own personal agendas.  You say we need to offer solutions.  There are plenty of intelligent people who have offered and do have great solutions but Congress would rather stomp this country into the ground than LISTEN to anyone’s solution.  I have written letters to my congressmen and will continue to do so.  Why would writing a letter to them do any good?  There needs to be more protests and accountability.  Obama is doing exactly what I said he would do....taking us on a road to socialism.  And personally ..the people who I come into contact with on a daily basis that LOVED OBAMA and VOTED FOR HIM...aren’t saying too much these days.  I guess all the “hype” is over and now..they have no clue what they voted into office or what really is happening..other than some think they are getting a check in the mail.  I’m not making this up...I have heard it over and over with my own ears and I work in a financial institution.  

      Yes...I’m outraged...at all of Washington. I say up the standards for even holding a public office.  Maybe you might get some decent people in there...who won’t lie, cheat, or steal.



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      3sa wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Vikki didn’t you hear the due to the reccession and cut backs the light at the end of the tunnel has been temporarily turned off to save on electric.....no ETA when it will be turned back on!!!!!!!

      Good thing we can still dance in the dark!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • LOL!!! that is too funny.....

      Thx for the much needed laugh in this post!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • MC you‘re right that we need to elevate our standards and expectations of who is in office.
      Unfortunately I don’t think enough people raise their voice to make us be heard. And isn’t that really what the problem is?



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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Exactly....as a country so many have settled for what is fair to themselves other than what is morally right and good.



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      Inakika wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I won't get in to the hows and whys and the political crap. But I will say I am PROUD that I voted for President Obama and I stand behind my decision 100%. He has a HUGE mess to clean up, a mess that he alone did not make.



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      Tamra wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Pres O did indeed inherit a mess, but he and Congress are making matters worse.  The criticism here, and elsewhere, is based on what he’s actually done, not what someone else did last year or the 7 years before that.  Let’s be real here.

      I had such high hopes for new ideas and change.  I truly wanted things to be better, and I still want that.  But look at what’s happening.  Every time Pres O makes an announcement, the Dow plummets over the cliff.  Consumer confidence is ridiculously low, and when he speaks, fear looms larger.  The public overall is not being reassured by anything that is occurring in our federal gov’t these days.  Why is that?  

      So far, nothing’s better, only worse.  I, personally, am not suffering, and I know very few who are.  Houston and Texas are still ok.  We have every reason to dance WITH THE LIGHTS ON!  Ha!  But I am not so heartless that I don’t care about those who are hurting in other parts of the nation.  

      The deceptions that have come out of this administration in just 51 days is unbelievable.  Pulling troops out of Iraq?  Well, give or take 50,000.  I bet the families of those 50,000 are wondering what happened to Obama’s campaign promise.

      And, oh yeah, what about the promise of complete transparency?  So passing legislation with only a few hours to read over 1000 pages is considered full transparency?  Guess Evelyn Wood reading courses are selling like hot cakes in DC.

      Not to mention the deceptions that have already been posted here before me.

      I am quickly losing my optimism.

      Lord, hear our prayer.....



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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I’m more mad at Washington as a whole.  No I didn’t vote Obama and I do know positive things cannot happen overnight.  But...so far...he is doing exactly what he said he wasn’t going to do.  I am willing to give a chance to prove me wrong but I’m not seeing it.  All of the crap didn’t start with Bush...but the Clinton era.  Not to mention we had 911....and look what that did to our economy.  Our interest rates are as low as they were after that....and it took all of the 7 years of the Bush administration to build back interest rates where people could at least earn some money...only to have some of the thieves of Wall Street to take it right out from underneath them.  

      I’m really going to look into the American Tea Party.....
      Oh and I heard this the other day...haven’t had time to research it or confirm it but Obama wants to take your mortgage interest deduction away on your income taxes.  Like I said I have not confirmed nor researched that but if that is true....we are all screwed.  

      Heck...why even own a home if that is the case?  Let’s all just live in fricken tents.  Be nomads.  We‘re heading that way....



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      Tamra wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • If he’s doing a great job, why is the public’s confidence in him so weak?  Why does the stock market fall when he makes his announcements?  (Please know I’m looking for understanding, not conflict in asking this.)



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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I didn’t mean to post that...it had something else attached and it didnt’ work.



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      Tamra wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Annie, how fuuny!  “Real” is just too scary, huh!

      But at the same time, it’s true, and sorta depressing.  What will become of us?

      Along the lines of scary, I have to mention something heavy on my heart.

      I received an email today that was almost terrifying.  Have you heard of Pastor David Wilkerson of Times Square Church in NYC?  Supposedly he had visions of a horrible incident in NYC in the fall of 2001, and even had his parishoners making hoards of sandwiches through the night on 9/10/2001.  

      He has once again said he believes something catastrophic is about to happen.  He now says he feels the same thing he felt leading up to the attack by radical Islam. In an “URGENT MESSAGE” dated March 7, 2009, Wilkerson said:  

      “AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE – EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US.”  

      Now, I am not saying he is all knowing, but it sure makes me stop and think.  Even Joe Biden said we would be attacked in the first 6 months of the Obama Administration.

      For those in NY, I worry about you.



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      Linda S Fitzgerald wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • It’s the “road to socialism or worse” that is my greatest concern.  The assault on the Constitution which this man swore to uphold.  The assault on freedom of speech; the 2nd amendment; embryonic stem cell research, etc. ad nauseum.  If we allow this to go on, we will be led the same road as the Germans were in 2 major wars in the last century.  I still believe that the American people - as a whole - will not stand by and let it happen.  There is sooooo much anger over what is happening.  A few days ago, I saw a young man in the parking lot of a shopping mall who was scraping his “Obama 08” sticker off the back windshield of his car.  As I walked by, I asked why he was doing that.  His answer was that he was “ashamed” to have it on his car.  I was a few cars away and told him I had left the 1st political sticker I ever put on my car - on the back since I was proud of the man I supported during the campaign.  

      When he asked me who that was, I replied “Fred Thompson!”
      When I pulled out of the lot, he was still scraping the Obama sticker off his back window.

      I thought that was very telling.  We can do something. . . we can vote the liberal congress persons who are supporting the supplanting of our precious US Constitution, out of office.  My only hope is that we will not have moved too much further down the road of socialism by 2010.

      BTW - where do you think the money for all these “stimulus” & “bailouts” is coming from?  The Treasury is simply printing more money.  If you and I did that in our basements - we’d be arrested!

      Anybody for bringing handcuffs to the party?



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      Tamra wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Maryclark, I think the home mortgage interest deduction would only be taken away from those whose AGI (income) is above a certain ceiling amount.  Obama says he only wants to hurt the rich with his tax proposals.



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      Darla5 wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • I got that email also. I have followed David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz for years. It does make you stop and think. He said also what many have said that we should be stocking up on food and supplies.

      We all have our beliefs about politics and religion.  FOR ME... it is pretty simple. I think the churches of this nation have to stand up and say enough is enough. It is still the greatest country on this earth but we have gotten away from God Bless America. We have tried to take him out of everything and look what  our country is becoming.

      When God was taken out of the schools, well so many Christians just said ok and put their children in private school. ( I was one of those children). The list is endless.

      I personally believe that if God does not judge America then he will have to raise Sodom and  Gomorrah from the ground and apologize and I don’t see that happening.

      There is a saying... IF you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. I think for any kind of change to happen it has to start at home.



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      Darla5 wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • HERE IS THE EMAIL THAT TAMRA WAS TALKING ABOUT AND I  RECEIVED IT ALSO.

      David Wilkerson

      A respected pastor, best-selling author and founder of a major ministry to teens predicts an imminent “an earth-shattering calamity” centered in New York City that will spread to major urban areas across the country and around the world – part of what he sees as a judgment from God.

      David Wilkerson, author of “The Cross and the Switchblade,” a book about his ministry to troubled New York street kids that was later made into a movie starring Pat Boone, tells readers of his blog this weekend that he is “compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message” about his prediction.

      “An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen,” he writes. “It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble – even the godliest among us.”

      Wilkerson’s vision is of fires raging through New York City.

      “It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires – such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago,” he explains. “There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting – including Times Square, New York City.  What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression.  We are under God's wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

      Wilkerson is the founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, where he launched a ministry to gang members and drug addicts in 1958. He is a highly regarded mentor to other pastors in evangelical circles and travels the world holding conference for other Christian ministers.

      His work in New York in the 1950s and 1960s led to the formation of Teen Challenge – a nationwide ministry to reach out to people with life-controlling habits. Teen Challenge has grown to include 173 residential programs and numerous evangelism outreach centers in the United States, and 241 centers in 77 other countries. The program claims a recovery rate of 86 percent.

      The story of Wilkerson’s first five years of ministry in New York is told in “The Cross and the Switchblade,” a book he co-authored in 1963. The book became a best-selling phenomenon and more than 15 million copies have been distributed in over 30 languages.

      “God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations,” claims Wilkerson. “He is destroying the secular foundations.”  

      Wilkerson urges everyone to stockpile a 30-day supply of food and other necessities to deal with the catastrophe he foresees.

      “I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off,” Wilkerson concluded in his message. “I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you choose.”  [End]



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