2014-01-23 What’s all the fuss about?

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com


January 23, 2014

This is a letter to our friends –

What’s all the fuss about?

Our “Bill of Rights” consists of the first ten amendments to our Constitution.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

With American citizenship goes the concept that you are under no authority but God’s (“the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”). The age-old conflict in life, is caused when someone or something, gets into the line of authority between you and God. Then you are no longer free.

Human nature is such that authority over others is addictive, there is never enough! Our founders understood that. They made it crystal clear in our founding documents that ”We the people” have formed a civil government to serve us in protecting our liberty under God from those who would attempt to usurp authority.

The ONLY way you can lose that liberty is to choose to surrender it! You do that by permitting something or someone to get into that line of authority. Those who would deny God’s authority over our civil government, churches, and families must offer an alternative.

“In proportion as Americans let go of faith in the absolute power of God, they have accepted the belief in an all powerful State. This is true of peoples or nations, for their idea of God determines the form of their civil, political, religious and social institutions.”

[Verna Hall, Preface to “The Christian History of the Constitution …” Sept 17, 1980]

Our Constitution does not determine what is legal for “We the people.”

Rather – Our Constitution specifies what is legal for the governing of the U.S.A. The Supreme Court is NOT the ultimate authority for what is legal, you are! The line of authority:

God > you > Constitution > Supreme Court. “We the people” created the Constitution which created the Supreme Court.

If you are being governed by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” you are enjoying liberty under God. I believe you are obligated to defend the Constitution which “We the people” created to defend that liberty from those who oppose it.

Treason “In the United States, is confined to the actual levying of war against the United States, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” [Webster, 1828]

There is much evidence of treason in our civil government. If those we elect to defend our Constitution fail to do so, I believe we are obliged under God, to replace them.

If those addicted to power resort to force to retain authority, each of us must choose whether to submit, or to defend our line of liberty under God.

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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/