"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

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2015-05-27 Principles

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com

www.ACHStudyGroups.com

May 27, 2015

This is a letter to our friends –

Principles

You have no choice! You will submit to be directed, regulated, controlled, and restrained (i.e. governed)! If not by a man’s laws, then by God’s laws. If by man’s law – either by another man (slavery), — or by yourself (anarchy). Either way you will be governed by a tyrant! “… Choose you this day whom you will serve. …” [Joshua 24:15]

The only way to be free is to be governed by God’s law of liberty. That is the foundation upon which rest the “Principles of American Government:” Principles of American self-government; principles of American family-government; principles of American church-government; and principles of American civil-government.

We must make choices every day. “When we choose an action, we choose a consequence.” [Harry Conn] What is involved in our choices? From “outside” there is force and manipulation. From “within” is our own will and appetite. To be properly self-governed our will and appetite must be submitted to our reason, and our reason must be submitted to God. [see Proverbs 16:3]

How does that work in real-life practice? I believe it requires that we train-up our reasoning ability. To a great extent, it appears to me, reason has been trained-out of our present society. For more than four decades, my God-given passion has been to teach biblical principles of American government.

If someone has not studied and meditated upon principles, he only has opinions. Without sound principles, who is to say my opinion is any better than yours? If American government is ever to be salvaged, it appears to me that we must have a core of people in the future, who understand the principles upon which American government rests. That is my passion.

The next online course in “Principles of American government” (PAG) begins on June 8. There is still time to join this class. Please contact me to discuss it (see letterhead).

The course lasts for three months. Class meets at 9AM (PT) M & W for 75 minutes. Homework commitment is 4-5 hours per week. More details are on our web site (see letterhead).

"Help us, our Father, to show other nations an America to imitate… the America that loves fair play, honest dealing, straight talk, real freedom and faith in God."

[1948 U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall]

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