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Put on love and logic and visit our Election Center

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:58 pm | Randy Thomasson

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Everywhere you look, you see bad news about the consequences of America embracing liberal ideas and abandoning God. But did you ever think how people with moral values have been swept up by some liberal ideas too?

Look at this election. If everybody who said the word of God was true, or better yet, that the Bible is their standard for life, voted — can you imagine the good government that would result?

Or if people with moral values actually knew how to vote and didn’t get distracted, can you visualize the bad politicians — and even the bad judges — that could be swept from office?

But the liberal philosophies of pleasure-seeking (resulting in sloth) and self-centeredness (resulting in lack of love) have weakened what used to be called the “moral majority” in America.

Because twenty or thirty years ago, there were a lot of moral Americans who remembered what duty meant.  But many of those old timers have died off.

So for the sake of our generation and future generations, it’s high time for you and I regain an ethic of love and logic — to love God and our neighbors, and to understand the technological and historical opportunities we have to make a difference.  For it is hypocritical to complain about bad news if we refuse to vote wisely or help others to do the same.

This ethic of love and duty is especially needy this election, when evil wants to take more territory and when the opportunities to do good are among the highest in California history (because of low-voter turnout).

So please…grab your sample ballot and visit our Election Center. Then, to make an immediate difference, share with your friends how you’re voting

Why we won for parental rights (AB 1444 vetoed)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:54 am | Randy Thomasson

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and does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

We’re celebrating a significant victory for parental rights.  Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed AB 1444, the mandatory kindergarten bill!

Now I want to you understand why this happened. Then you can apply the same principles to winning more victories for what’s right in God’s sight.

First, this victory was earned. This bad bill wasn’t vetoed because of “fate” or because the governor was studying the Bible. No, there were simply more phone calls to Jerry Brown opposing the elimination of a parental right than phone calls in support of AB 1444. We

The pro-family opposition campaign was initiated and led earlier this year by the California-based Family Protection Ministries and HSLDA. Once AB 1444 passed the Democrat-controlled State Legislature, SaveCalifornia.com stepped in to help and “poured it on.” Thank you to everyone who called and gave of yourselves.

Second, this was a window of opportunity to be seized for good. Informed Americans know that the diabolical Islamic army ISIS took over Iraq because Obama had foolishly pulled out U.S. troops — thus leaving a vacuum for them to exploit.

Similarly, but with completely opposite values (because we love God and people), SaveCalifornia.com exploited the absence of Democrat “sacred cows” (abortion, “LGBT” agenda, environmentalism, etc.), which weren’t part of AB 1444.

No, AB 1444 was about mandatory kindergarten, pure and simple. On one side, the teacher unions said they know what’s best for children; on the other side, parents said, no way, these are our children and we decide. And I knew that if another parental right fell, liberals won’t think twice about killing off more.

In the end, Jerry Brown, who’s already given too much to the teacher unions, who’s well aware he’s running for reelection, and who’s old enough to remember when parental rights were the standard du jour in America, sided with fathers and mothers. See the 5 reasons why Brown was “open” to a veto.

This is an important and sweet example that victory must be earned. We expect this in sports, in war, in business, in education, in romance, and in the real world. Likewise, in politics, whatever side works harder will win. If you did anything to oppose AB 1444, you are part of this victory!

If you’re celebrating this wonderful win for parental rights, I invite you to pursue more victories in the present election. It is well worth your time to help a good candidate win, so that they’ll vote right all the time. If you called Jerry Brown to urge his veto of AB 1444, please call a good candidate in your area today. On the phone, schedule yourself to volunteer for just 1 hour at their campaign office. It’s that easy.

This election is a historic opportunity for moral conservatives. Liberal voters across America are depressed! In June, complacency and apathy resulted in only 25% of California’s registered voters actually voting — a record low.

As I’ve written before, a low voter turnout — which is also expected in the general election now upon us — means a greater opportunity for pro-family victories. When you vote and vote wisely, and work to generate as many good votes as you can in your community and from among your friends — you can win!

When you understand that the AB 1444 victory was earned and that all victories require your participation, then you will grow as a people-loving difference-maker, and avoid the non-productive, fatalistic thinking of a mere spectator.

Thank you again to everyone who called and donated to SaveCalifornia.com in this important battle. We seized the day and families are the victors!

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi, ESPN’s “greatest NFL coach ever”

Blessed be the Lord my Rock,
Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle—
Psalm 144:1 NKJV

Stop the squashing of parents’ rights

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8:22 pm | Randy Thomasson

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ACTION: Call Governor Jerry Brown’s office at 916-445-2841. Leave a message
that you want him to “Veto AB 1444, mandatory kindergarten. Let parents decide!” 

Forcing parents to hand their young children over to the government is not a good thing. But that’s exactly what the mandatory kindergarten bill on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk would do. AB 1444 forces all kids into kindergarten (public school, private school, or homeschooling), instead of leaving this a parent’s option under current law.

Who does mandatory kindergarten hurt? Parents — who decide for any reason that it’s best for their child to delay formal education until 1st grade.

Consider these parents and their children:

A girl who’s doing well emotionally and developmentally at home and whose parents don’t want to interrupt this with forced “government school care” or don’t wish to begin other formal education just yet.

A boy with a soft, sensitive personality who doesn’t yet know how to handle conflict with other kids. His parents want him home with them for another year to work with and better prepare him.

A father or mother who doesn’t like what’s taught in government schools and wants more time to consider their family’s education choices.

Along with our home school organization friends, SaveCalifornia.com has been publicly urging the veto of AB 1444. We have a chance because this is a parental rights issue, there’s no money in the state budget for it, and Governor Jerry Brown is iffy about it.

Time is short. Will you help us work aggressively to preserve parental choice on kindergarten, protect the integrity of the home, and halt the government’s replacement of parents?

ACTION: With AB 1444 going to Gov. Brown, SaveCalifornia.com needs your help today to expand our pro-parental rights and “veto AB 1444″ message all this month of September to:

1. The mainstream media
2. Local talk radio shows
3. Pro-family activists
4. The desk of Jerry Brown

Will you join me in standing up for the rights of parents to decide what’s best for their own children? Will you please help SaveCalifornia.com work to defeat AB 1444? Your tangible gift of $10, $100, or $1,000 will empower us in this specific battle. Please join us now to pursue a veto of this attack upon the family.

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Then, after making your donation, please call, email, or fax Jerry Brown by following these steps.

Thank you for helping protect children and families!