"If you will not stand and defend your God-given liberty, you will be a slave to one who opposes it!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Take God out of anything and it dies!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"People do not make wars; governments do."
~ Ronald Reagan

"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
~ John F. Kennedy

"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy."
~ George Washington

"Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
~ Abraham Lincoln

"Unless enough individuals take dominion of the principles that guided our founders, our efforts to repair and rebuild will be futile!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
~ General George S. Patton

“I would rather be optimistic and disappointed than pessimistic and correct.”
~Ben Gilmore

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2015-03-17 Bring back the cleche

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March 17, 2015

This is a letter to our friends –

Bring back the cleché

In these days of “sound-bite” learning, we would do well to bring back some of the old clechés. I have in mind – I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend with my life your right to say it!

In these days of politically correct speech – liberty of speech is eroding. More and more often, speech counter to the “social norm” is subject to censure or even punishment.

The next step beyond societal control of speech is control of thoughts.

Have you considered the laws against “discrimination”? If an employer chooses not to hire a person, how can anyone truly know his reason for doing so? Yet he can be charged with “discrimination” and must defend himself.

Love the sinner” is ok – BUT – “Hate the sin” is politically incorrect. Homosexuality is clearly a wrong lifestyle choice. If we loved the sinner, we would warn him/her of the danger. Doing so will draw wrath. Such wrath is used to intimidate others from joining the chorus. Thus society loves the sinner, but lets them believe it is somehow ok.

This 85 year old man has learned that it only takes a little yeast to leaven the whole loaf.

My right to speak my thoughts freely, is protected by our Constitution – but – that right is not granted by the Constitution. It is my private property which is a gift from the Creator God.

I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend with my life your right to say it.

Will you do the same for me?

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