"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

"Defeat is optional."
~ Ben Gilmore

"Prayer gives God the legal authority to act."
~ Ben Gilmore


2017–07-04 I couldn't say it better

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Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

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July 14, 2017

This is a letter to our friends –


The word, “healthcare” was not in the English language at the time our nation was founded.

Rather, it was understood that “life” was given by God, not granted by government. Further, “liberty” was necessary in order to obtain things to sustain life. Such things could not support an individual life until they were exclusively private “property.”

To explain – By virtue of being given life you are entitled to the things necessary to support it. The apple in the woods belongs to everyone in common. That apple cannot nourish you until you remove it from the state nature left it in (you pick it up). Just looking at it doesn’t nourish you. Only when it is exclusively yours can it nourish you.

Our declaration says, All men, “… are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable 1 Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness — …”

The meaning and intent if the phrase, “Pursuit of Happiness”, has prompted lots of debate. Obviously, it means pursuit within, “the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” The founders were familiar with John Locke’s frequent phrase, “life, liberty, and property.” I have heard that was the phrase in the original draft. Because of the slavery issue “property” would create more discord.

If good health is part of your “pursuit” – have at it. I do not find anything in America’s founding documents that promise or entitle you to a successful “pursuit” at everyone’s expense. Thus public financed healthcare is outside the authority “We the people” granted our government.

The current healthcare debate was lost the first time “repeal Obamacare” was amended to “repeal and replace Obamacare.” Politicians who want to buy votes with other people’s money can bicker on and on. The only true solution to the healthcare debate is “repeal Obamacare.”

“BUT” – say those who want to bicker, “That leaves millions without healthcare. They will die!” Few even remember the days when there was no public involvement in healthcare. We no longer even think about the market for insurance those millions will create! Nor do we remember the charities that stepped in to help the helpless. All at a far more reasonable price!

Uprooting the pure evil embedded in the “swamp” will take a lot more than one election cycle. Establishment Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and Mitch McConnell were just reelected for 6 years! I predict next year’s election will purge several Democrat and a few RINO Republicans from the Senate. The House races, I believe, will be a GOP landslide. House and Senate leadership will likely move significantly right. The voting public’s level of awareness has shifted well beyond that of the TV pundits.

Some may ask why not change leadership now? There is a simple answer in the mechanics. Unless the Republicans can all agree on a single candidate they will split their vote and the Democrats with a single candidate can win leadership offices. RINO legislators would rather lose than move to the right. Their Democrat friends take care of them. They must be purged in Republican primaries next spring.

1 “unalienable” or (?) “inalienable” – an unresolved debate!

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