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Speak Principles

Guest Essay by Ben Gilmore All men are sinners.  Agree quickly and take the subject back to Biblical principle.  Else, your opponent will put you in the position of defending a man’s sin.   I urge readers not to defend Donald Trump.    Rather – defend the principles his presidency will enhance.   The trap […]

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About the November Ballot

Guest essay by Ben Gilmore In 1960, I walked my first precinct.  Because of those years and this column, about this time in the election cycle I receive requests for my thoughts.  Perhaps this “broadcast” response will be enough for everyone. Your vote is sacred—As with all of your choices, you hold the ultimate responsibility.  […]

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Rogue Authority

Guest essay by Ben Gilmore All authority comes (ultimately) from God. Thus, “authority” (direction, regulation, control, restraint) contrary to authority delegated by God does not exist. It might be called rogue authority. Laws (rules of action) made by such rogue authority should be considered no law at all. In the Bible, King David had the […]

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Fools

Guest essay by Ben Gilmore A story – My guide and I saw a shepherd following his flock down the road.  I asked, “Isn’t the shepherd supposed to walk in front and lead his sheep?”  My guide replied, “That isn’t the shepherd. That is the butcher.” I am in awe of any shepherd who can […]

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Nudge, Push, Shove, Shoot

Guest article by Ben Gilmore “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” [Edmond Burke] “   …a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”—George Washington, General Orders, 1776  Last weekend in Washington, American vets were contending for Liberty on […]

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Now – The bad news

by Ben Gilmore Why share bad news? In my last column I predicted a Republican sweep at all levels across the nation. I added that, unless we take advantage of the opportunity as a society, to turn back from our rebellion against, “the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”, the situation could become seven […]

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Fundamental Orders of Connecticut – January 1639

by Ben Gilmore Big doors swing on little hinges.  John Locke was only seven years old.  He is called “The Philosopher of American Liberty.” So we cannot credit “the world’s first written Constitution” to his influence.  What then was the root inspiration for the citizens of three settlement villages along the Connecticut River in the […]

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