2013-12-30 Spring of 2014

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com


December 30, 2013

This is a mail-merge letter to our friends –

Spring of 2014

Most readers will not get around to reading this until “next year”! So, let’s look ahead.

January through June will be wall to wall politics. We will be deceived, lied to, threatened, pushed and shoved! There will be a Winter Olympics diversion in mid-stream.

Traditionally, low information voters pay little attention to the spring primary elections. As a result – The following November, they are left with a choice of candidates that were selected by those who voted in the spring primary elections.

May I share my thoughts and suggestions, please.

The Constitution leaves the voting rules to the respective states. Local authority is a good thing. The Democrat party is dominated by power manipulators who recycle that power through the U.S Treasury (tax dollars) in order to buy what authority is for sale. Thus, never try to outspend a democrat.

The Republican party is waging an internal conflict between those who oppose Democrat power and want it for themselves (“progressives”) and those who want less government involvement and more individual responsibility (liberty).

This is creating a dilemma. If liberty-loving Republicans fail to win spring primaries, they are very likely to sit out the November elections as they did two in 2012. Who can blame them?

RINO Republicans like Boehner and McConnell will look you straight in the eye and point to all the “conservative” votes they have cast. They will send you to their websites to read about their love for smaller government and individual liberty. Yet they have led a neutered GOP legislature that compromises principle and opposes strong winning positions (Ted Cruz & Mike Lee). Rino’s set the Democrats up to win, then shrug and say truthfully, we voted against them, but they won. Rino Republicans are consistent in one thing, They never vote to return authority to the people.

A few early suggestions

· Resolve to become informed about those on your primary ballot (from City Council to U.S. House and Senate).

· Make yourself responsible for this task. Ask like-minded friends. Chat with local candidates. Follow trusted commentators with a track record (Limbaugh, Beck, Drudge, …).

· Every candidate needs funds. Pick your shots. Many groups offer to collect funds for a cause or a group of candidates. I suggest sending funds directly to the candidate.

· I am no longer going to support progressive Republicans (“Democrat light”).

One last point

Typically opponents of true conservatives will encourage multiple conservative candidates to oppose a liberal in the primary. That splits the conservative vote and nominates the Liberal. This time around – I suggest – Do not permit yourself to be “played”. Work hard for the right candidate!

I will have more to say next spring.

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Ben Gilmore 1929-2023

On March 30, 2023 Ben Gilmore, the co-founder of ACHStudyGroups (co-founded with his wife Fran), went to be with the Lord in Glory.

A Memorial: https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/BenGilmore/