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December 22, 2017

This is a letter to our friends –

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It is a time to be joyous and bask in the goodness of the Christmas season. Truly the national mood this year is warmer than it has been in years. “Merry Christmas” is once more politically correct!

It is on my heart to point out some things to think about in the weeks ahead. So save this message for later and bask on!

With the help of Congress, and particularly the Republican Senate, the President has achieved his first major legislative victory in a year of effort. That effort involved tirelessly working the phones, one-on-one with lawmakers. The “Art of the Deal” pushed to its max.

The result – GOP Lawmakers all smiling and joining Trump in a victory lap. These are the very same lawmakers that could have joined together and done the very same thing last January! Why do you suppose they waited until late fall?

Some likely held out until they could “extort” goodies for themselves, their donors’ lobbies, or perhaps even their constituents! A few surly must have held out for principle. Large numbers were held back by “leadership” (Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan) defending the political establishment status quo by threatening committee assignments.

So – Why now? The swamp desire to defend the status quo establishment wagon has not changed. A few weeks ago the grass roots were so angry they were ready to challenge every incumbent. Throw out the whole lot and try a new bunch!

I believe it is designed to sweeten the public mood going into the primary elections next spring. Make voters believe there has been a true change of heart and thus, no need to support a primary challenge to an incumbent who may have been a career-long RINO until just now. Once the incumbent has won the primary it becomes a clear choice (Democrat or Republican) in November. Either way the primary turns out, it will be a GOP landslide in November. The RINOs who get reelected can go back to being RINOs (Senators for a six year term!).

Consider all this as the state primary elections come up. Each state sets its own primary date. Primary elections will be all through the spring. Winter Olympics in February, will be a diversion. PLEASE rise to the challenge. Primary elections are the key for supporting principle. November elections determine who holds the power.

Not long ago many of us were afraid the country was lost. An army of faithful, scattered, unseen intercessors prayed through what seemed hopelessness into the light that is the public mood today. Let us not touch the glory that belongs to God for answered prayer. Keep praying and asking for guidance this spring. “Ye have not because ye ask not!” “Ask and ye shall receive.”

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ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com

www.ACHStudyGroups.com

December 10, 2017

This is a letter to our friends –

Merry Christmas!

It is great to hear the President make “Merry Christmas” socially acceptable again! I have noticed more stores and clerks begin using it.

I received a Christmas present from the President of FACE the other day. It was in the form of a stirring endorsement of my on-line Principles course –

“The Principles of American Government on-line course

“Every student, and every parent, should grasp the opportunity-of-a-lifetime to study with masterful teacher Mr. Ben Gilmore. His three-month course, "Principles of American Government," expands the mind and heart to embrace the full counsel and providence of God. The student will gain a whole, comprehensive Biblical mindset to apply to all of life and in all learning. The understanding of natural and revealed law, of eternal principles that supply wisdom for living, and of God’s hand in human history, together comprise an education that must be the foundation of all education for every Christian.

“What a benefit for so little a commitment of time. Don’t miss this opportunity!” [Dr. Carole Adams]

The format the Lord seems to have given me for the course is taken directly from primary books published by FACE and authored by Verna Hall & Rosalie Slater. Built upon that is 60 years of evangelical and political activist training and exterience.

Portions of the course have been incorporated into the newly published book, “Nation Makers – the Art of Self-Government” published by FACE (Foundation for American Christian Education).

Fran and I want to wish you and yours wonderful Christ- & Family-filled Christmas holiday and celebration. –

As well as a joyous and prosperous 2018. – – –

Regarding that – Things to keep in mind –

Many voters pay little attention to the spring primary elections that select the choices you will have in the crucial November elections, The left and the media do their best to help you neglect the primary elections and let them select the names on your November ballot. Please be suspicious of every candidate running for re-election. The few good ones will make themselves known to you – as will the swamp critters – If you pay attention. A good place to start – Ask, “Where do you stand on guns, abortion, and family values?”

That done – Turn your attention to the challengers. Go to a few local rallies. Invite them to coffee, challengers are hungry for exposure. Volunteer if you are able. Remember – primary elections determine the issues. November elections determine who is in the majority and chairs powerful committees.

Regarding contributions – Every conflict in the news is used by someone as a fund raiser! I choose to give only to the candidate’s official campaign fund. Then, if he chooses, he can contribute to the party funds.

DRAIN THE SWAMP!

These columns are archived since 12/10/09

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