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Father, give our President wisdom on how to make policy.

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, IFA shared an important article about ESG – a new ideology that seeks to tie the ability to operate a business to one’s participation and adherence to approved values of the left. A control mechanism meant to eradicate conservative values by shutting them out of the marketplace. If you missed that article that explains ESG in detail, click here. The story below is one such example of punitive action that is taken under the ESG model. Another such example is the announcement that the MLB All-Star Game would be moved from Georgia because of the recent passage of the election reform laws in that state. Be praying about this trend and the insidious purpose behind it.

From Breitbart:

President Joe Biden’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has paused a highway widening project in Houston, Texas, citing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as legal justification.

In what could be a first for any administration in this context, the Biden administration is using its federal powers to pause the Texas DOT plan to widen Interstate 45. The administration is doing this as a test to address what it calls a history of “government-driven racial inequalities.”

This comes after complaints from local activities during the federal DOT’s intervention period. The proposed plan, known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project, is proposed to widen I-45 at three different sections.

The Texas DOT’s completed environmental review of the project in February found it would have a significant impact on the surrounding communities the highway currently runs through. It would reportedly displace a substantial number of black and Hispanic communities, including schools, places of worship, and more than 1,000 homes and businesses.

Biden’s transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg, claims he will make what he calls “systemic racism” the centerpiece of his time at the department, consistent with Biden’s Executive Order 13985.

Title VI is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs that are receiving federal financial assistance.

Federal officials involved in this could eventually allow the project to take place. Politico reported, “the action to freeze it at all, and in particular DOT’s use of civil rights laws to underpin that decision, has buoyed activists on the ground and surprised even seasoned regulators in Washington.”

Permanently blocking this project could pose an uphill battle for the administration. Many lawyers say the administration will have to prove that widening the highway route in specific areas is intentionally discriminating against minority groups. Others note the Biden administration could try to persuade courts to agree that because the highway’s widening affects more minorities than whites, it should be considered a Title VI violation even with no evidence of discriminatory intent.

If the federal DOT would be able to successfully bock the start of this project, countless other federally funded programs could be deemed illegal.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), a Democrat who represents the Houston area, joined local officials to challenge the project. In her complaint, she urged holding off on the expansion, including starting on contract solicitation until the federal DOT has time to review the plans, including the civil rights and environmental concerns. Jackson Lee said, “I think this project is the poster child for [the administration’s] policies.”

Fred Wagner, former general counsel at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), said, “This is a big deal … It just doesn’t happen very often.”

(Excerpt from Breitbart. Article by Jacob Bliss. Photo by Canva.)

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Meg
April 11, 2021

Lord almighty we ask you to Expose the enemy. May all citizens of the United States of America be disgusted by the childish politics we’re seeing from our current federal administration!!!
We absolutely ask that every citizen we treated fairly and equally always. But that all nonsense be put to a halt by your authority Jesus.
We love you Jesus. We thank you that you see it all and nothing escapes your justice!!! Amen

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Kim
April 7, 2021

Father, I pray the over-reach of our government will be stopped, and ask for your wisdom to each of us as citizens in our responses to these controlling actions – very alarming to us. Naming this action as a stand against racism is just a means of taking control. Please help the state of Texas to stand strong, the nation is watching their example. Open the doors for Texas to do as YOU are leading them to do. Provide for those who will be impacted by the expansion, dear Father, in terms of their homes, and personal space – protect their rights, and assets. Bring truth and information to light so that we can know how best to pray.

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C J
April 6, 2021

Almighty God and Everlasting Father,
As Your chosen elect and Ekklesia, we take up our rightful place in the prayer arena of battle. Just as David offered himself to You and challenged Goliath, we pray this day for someone whom You can use to turn the tide in America. We faithfully take up our cross and battle the forces that wish to overthrow our great nation. We take action as Your Word advocates: “Fight the good fight “ (1Tim.6:12). “Endure hardness as a good soldier (2Tim.2:3 KJV). “Resist the devil” (James 4:7). “Take…the sword of the Spirit” (Eph.6:17)
Father, engage those who are outraged by this perverted administration and help us to overcome this evil, fake administration with modern-day David’s. All authority over devils is derived from the total victory of the cross. Jesus, You had total victory over the cross, death, hell, and the grave. Hallelujah! Let our testimony be the force to overcome this evil in our nation. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Rev.12:11).
Jesus, we KNOW that You kicked in the devil’s teeth and stripped him of the keys to hell and the grave. Your Word in Colossians 2:15 says, “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”
Lord God, we take up the mighty weapons of God. We warfare in the Heavenlies, praying always, with all prayer and supplication, in the name of Jesus. We attempt the impossible, knowing that You, God, will muster all the resources of Heaven to bring America to total victory!
Matthew 19:26 NLT
[26] Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”
Lord, create in us an attitude to triumph in victory over the enemy, in Word and deed! In the authority and power of Jesus’ name, we make these requests and supplications in the Name above every name: Jesus! Amen.

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    Mrs D
    April 6, 2021

    GREAT prayer! Thank you for giving voice to GOD’s Word today!

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Carol
April 6, 2021

We that do not agree with the way our government is being mis-managed are not powerless! FIRST, AND MOST IMPORTANT, WE HAVE PRAYER! TELL GOD DAILY ABOUT OUR PROBLEMS, AND WATCH HIM MOVE ON OUR BEHALF! We have economic power: STOP SPENDING MONEY ON ANYTHING OR ANYONE THAT GOES AGAINST YOUR VALUES! We have a voice to continue to speak TRUTH/FACTS to all that will listen! SPEAK UP LOUDLY AND OFTEN TO ALL WHO WILL HEAR YOU! We have the 2nd Amendment! Never give up that right! And we still have our votes! Learn about the candidates and vote all who do not support your values OUT OF OFFICE! ACTIVELY CAMPAIGN AGAINST THOSE WHO OPPOSE YOUR VALUES AND OUR COUNTRY!

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Randy
April 6, 2021

I wonder what the other portions of the Texas (a state coming against Biden admin policies) study shows on loss of or saving of lives, all races, by the proposed widening. Or allowing parents to travel more efficiently to be with their children or ……..

Bipartisan president for all Americans…..

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Curtis Guhl
April 6, 2021

Thank you Father for bring to light your justice and our outcome. Seeing that we lack the foresight to know outcomes as seen in abortion let us turn from our sins.

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Rochelle
April 6, 2021

Father God,
I ask You to remove an illegitimate administration in Jesus name. Amen.

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Lisa
April 6, 2021

I am a Native Houstonian myself but have lived in Spring for the last 34 years. I have mixed emotions of the way they are expanding I-45, but it does need to be done. I haven’t figure out the need to parallel another freeway. what this article does not state, is that these people are suppose to be relocated. Most likely these new homes will be A LOT better than the ones they currently live in now. But when does the President of the US get involved in state highway projects. I have also heard that a train that goes to Hobby Airport may get completed with this infrastructure project.

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    LC
    April 7, 2021

    Punishing Texas is, I believe, part of the reason Biden has opened the floodgates of illegal immigrants on our border. He could not care less about the problems this is creating with our border towns, in terms of finance, infrastructure, healthcare, crime, etc. It’s not in his backyard, so he doesn’t care. His only concern is how this is going to increase the power and control of the Democrats over a state that opposes them.

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P. Goodman
April 6, 2021

Eminent Domain has-been around a long time and is seldom challenged successfully. In fact the government rarely challenges itself. Now the government can limit the expansion or progress of your state if they are not in good standing with the current government’s policies, political view or opinion. Eminent domain has never seemed fair but it has been legal. This may not be a true case of eminent domain but rather of Washington trying to teach Texas a lesson. I hope that’s not the case and maybe Tx does need to amend their plans to protect communities. But in the past, governments federal or otherwise rarely protect communities in the case of expansion and eminent domain. I wonder does the Federal govt plan to intervene like this in Democratic held states also? Often when it comes to widening highways, the blue collar and poor communities are often those within the closest geographical distance. Time will tell.

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    EAN
    April 6, 2021

    I believe your first theory is more likely. Biden’s decades of ‘service’ proves everything he has done is to further his position and power. He is a perfect example of a charlatan.

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Penni Bulten
April 6, 2021

My first reaction to this was to question why would Former Acting President Biden do this in an urban area, even if it is Texas? Many large cities at least lean Democratic. I wonder if Former Senator Harris has anything to do with this. It also reminded me of this from C.S. Lewis:
Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.”

Heavenly Father, the Founding Fathers chose to add a Bill of Rights for a reason that is becoming more and more evident. Cause state governors and legislators to stand for what is right and defend the people of their state from statist policies that hurt everyone (except the elite and their puppets) equally.

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    Angela W
    April 6, 2021

    Love the way you respectfully and accurately titled Biden and Harris:
    “Former Acting President Biden” and “Former Senator Harris”. I can’t acknowledge them as my president and vp either. Thieves and posers, and only a matter of God’s timing before justice is served. I pray that they humble themselves under God’s mighty hand, repent, and make Him Lord of their lives.
    🙇🏽‍♀️👀👂🏽👆🏽💞

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Tari
April 6, 2021

Father, please stop any and all Biden Backlash against conservative states, I pray in Jesus’ Name! Please remove the scales of deception off the people in our nation. We are the United States, ONE NATION UNDER GOD. This is who we are. May this truth go out like a roar and open many blind eyes!

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Nancy
April 6, 2021

Lord we wait on you and continue to pray for you to remove this illegitimate President, his administration, and the destruction they are attempting to bring on our land.

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    EAN
    April 6, 2021

    Amen. Standing in agreement. Remove the illegitimate in Jesus’ name.

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Sheryl Dawson
April 6, 2021

I lived in Houston for 40 years and have spent many hours on I45! One does not move a major highway that enables the population to travel throughout a state. It is there for the benefit of all businesses and citizens! Businesses and the communities around it flock to be near the transportation arteries. They choose to be there knowing that in the future they could be impacted by the very growth of the communities that would demand further widening of those crucial arteries. If widening is stopped the movement of entire the population is stopped. When blood flow is impinge by a clogged artery, death occurs. So too is an economy killed by lack of free flow of people and goods that course along its freeways! Stop the widening and there is no freedom of movement, no growth of communities, and no opportunity zones. How convenient for the perpetrators of the Great Reset. Kill a city, kill a state, amd kill the people.

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    Lisa
    April 6, 2021

    I am a Native Houstonian myself but have loved in Spring for the last 34 years. I have mixed emotions of the way they are expanding I-45, but it does need to be done. I haven’t figure out the need to parallel another freeway. But when does the President of the US get involved in state highway projects. I have also heard that a train that goes to Hobby Airport may get completed with this infrastructure project.

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      Sheryl Dawson
      April 6, 2021

      I do not know all the details but I know there is a big train project from Dallas to Houston as well but it may be completely separate. The point is that stopping the project effects ALL the population and businesses so the greater good is to have access for all people and those impacted should be compensated for their move and I am sure they are.

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