Cumberland University Hosts Dr. Ming Wang
At 7:00 pm, on Monday, March 24th Cumberland University has graciously offered to host Dr. Ming Wang in Baird Chapel for our next meeting. He will share his story and his unique insight into why freedom in America is so important. Be sure to attend and please bring a friend. Baird Chapel is located in the west wing of Memorial Hall (Clock Tower building) on the Cumberland University Campus in Lebanon.
Dr. Ming Wang, a Harvard and MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude) and one of the few cataract and LASIK surgeons in the world who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics, will present a talk "Appreciating Freedom in America - Living through China's Cultural Holocaust".
Dr. Wang is currently the only surgeon in the state who performs 3D LASIK (ages 18-60), 3D Forever Young Lens surgery (ages 40-65) and 3D laser cataract surgery (ages 60+). He has performed over 55,000 procedures, including on over 4,000 doctors. Dr. Wang has published 6 textbooks and a paper in the world-renowned journal "Nature", holds several U.S. patents, and founded the Wang Foundation for Christian Outreach to China and the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.
Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Ming--a teenager at that time--faced the devastating fate of being deported by the Communist government to the poorest parts of China where he, along with millions of other Chinese youth, would be condemned to a life of poverty and hard labor. Ming learned to play the Chinese er-hu violin as a way to avoid deportation. A chance meeting with a visiting American professor helped Ming come to America, so in 1982 with $50 and a Chinese-English dictionary in his pocket, he arrived here in the U.S. Today, Dr. Wang is the director of the internationally renowned Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center, the founding president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce and a co-founder of Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group. He will describe his Chinese Bible project, which may help recruit for God's kingdom a quarter of the human population.
Describing his 16-year journey with faith and science, Dr. Wang will tell the powerful story of the amniotic membrane contact lens, a breakthrough biomedical technology to help restore sight that he has invented, and how faith and appreciation of freedom here in America has inspired and helped him overcome difficulties and find a synergy of faith and science and develop new technologies to help restore sight in the blind.
Having suffered through and survived China's Cultural Holocaust, Dr. Wang is deeply troubled by the direction towards dead-end socialism that America is heading today. Because he has "been there, done that," and knows that socialism does not work. He will talk about his "Great American question," namely, why was the idea of freedom able to take root in America over two hundred years ago, yet was not able to take root in many parts of the world even in the 21st century today? Dr. Wang will share his feelings on the importance of protecting our freedom!
NEW IRS Regs. Target Conservatives
The IRS has admitted to targeting Tea Party and Conservative groups with harassing questions and delays in 501c(4) non-profit approvals. To correct the problem, the agency now seeks to make these actions legal with new legislation that removes tax exempt status from grass roots organizations that simply share the voting record of elected officials with their constituents amongst other restrictions. Visit http://goo.gl/klPBcw to read an excellent Washington Times article about the far reaching powers they seek with this new legislation.
The IRS is soliciting comments on their proposed new regulations which will effectively kill the ability of Tea Party 501c(4) groups to be involved in the political process. We MUST stop these regulations from being implemented. Time is short as the window for public comment closes on February 27, 2014. Use this link to go to the comments section of the IRS website to leave comments: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=IRS-2013-0038-0001
Here are some suggested comments from Tea Party Patriots you can copy and paste with your submission:
"As an American citizen and taxpayer, I am appalled by the proposed new rules (IRS REG-134417-13) that would codify the discriminatory and unconstitutional targeting of conservative 501(c)4 organizations that has occurred over the last three to four years. The IRS itself has admitted that targeting occurred, and the Inspector General corroborated this in his report. Now, under the guise of "fixing" what was broken, the agency seeks to make its illegal activities, legal. As a voter and a citizen, under these new rules, I will no longer be allowed to simply tell my fellow Americans how our elected representative voted, i.e. how well the representative represented them, if I am a part of a 501(c)4."
If you want even more in depth coverage of the issue, visit the TaxProf Blog here: http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/01/the-irs-scandal-10.html