"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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August 11, 2016

This is a letter to our friends –

Principles

Without a proven set of principles you have only your opinion. Who is to say your opinion is better than another’s? A month from now (Wednesday, 9/7/16 at 9AM) we will begin the next online course in “Principles of American Government”. (PAG)

Amplifying: “The cause, source, or origin of uniquely American forms of direction, regulation, control, and restraint in families, churches and civil government”. i.e. American exceptionalism.

I write that to show that this is not an academic course on constitutional mechanics. This course teaches the sound principles upon which our unique American culture is founded.

I find only three human organizations created by the God of the Bible – family, church, and state. Each is governed by principles. Within those principles is peace and growth. Outside of them is chaos.

What was common knowledge at our founding has been lost over decades through false teaching and apathy. If America is to be restored to her foundations, there must be a core of leaders and followers who understand and honor American exceptionalism!

To this cause I am dedicated, as is the PAG course. Our interactive classes (We use Skype video) are usually half teens and half adults and seniors. Seniors are especially welcome. Their experience adds depth for the youngsters. Those interested in participating should contact us.

Please see the ACH web site (letter head above) for student comments and a syllabus.

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