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How I overcame ‘Hernia Hill’

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 9:10 pm | Randy Thomasson

Sometimes, the most powerful story of perseverance is your own.

Like that impossible situation you determined to take on…
Or that amazing opportunity where you gave your all…
Or that crucible where you did what’s right, despite temptation or opposition.

For me, learning about perseverance started on “Hernia Hill.” It was an incredibly steep hill I faced many times running on the cross-country team in high school.

That hill was dreaded by every guy on the team, including me. But oh, the goodness that awaited just beyond the peak as “Hernia Hill” descended to flat land — the coveted finish line!

During one race, I ran my best and found myself in second place just before the steep incline. Pressing ahead in pain when my body was telling me to quit, I pushed myself past my opponent and won, setting a school record.

At the time, I didn’t realize the impact that conquering “Hernia Hill” had on me. I could have quit when it looked impossible. I could have walked away when it got too hard.

Thankfully, I didn’t.

That young story of perseverance helped build in me the fortitude that I would eventually need to work in Sacramento for pro-family values, and ultimately the leadership of SaveCalifornia.com.

To be bold and persistent. To stay the course when it gets hard. And to do what’s right for our side — no matter the outcome — and despite opposition from enemies of the moral and Biblical values you and I hold dear.

Yes, the lessons then prepared me to live out of my comfort zone. Like lobbying politicians at the State Capitol; debating liberal opponents on local and national TV; working on a slew of challenging issues impacting moral values and our freedoms in this state.

I hope as you reflect on your times of perseverance — your own “Hernia Hill” — you will recall the magnificent endurance you learned, and how it helped you be a stronger person today.

Because we both know that perseverance is absolutely required by moral patriots such as you and me.

And just as you have persevered so many times, like I persevered in cross country, SaveCalifornia.com has been persevering for children and families in California since 1999.

THANK YOU for being a part of who we are and what we do. Thank you for allowing me and our Team to work FOR you and your family, and AGAINST the radical Left that desperately wants to silence our voice for Godly values and remove our freedoms.

Together, let’s keep persevering for all that is good and right and true. Let’s keep running the race and fighting the good fight in California. Thanks again!

P.S. It’s an honor to represent your voice and your values in the fight for what’s right in California. As we persevere on behalf of your family values, we would be honored to receive your generous support. Your tax-deductible gift to SaveCalifornia.com will give a voice to your values, and provide bold representation on key issues impacting your family. Together, let’s make sure our voices are heard, not silenced! Give your gift here.

Blessed is the man who endures temptation;
for when he has been approved,
he will receive the crown of life
which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

James 1:12

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations,
knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Roman 5:3-4

Get this through your head: Freedom is not free

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 5:56 pm | Randy Thomasson

Do you remember that when our U.S. founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they pledged “our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor”?

Do you realize that John Adams said that the price of liberty was “a great expense of blood,” and that 25,000 Americans died to purchase the United States of America for you?

What are you willing to do (which will not require the shedding of blood) to recover the Constitution that they gave you, and to publicly represent the moral standards that Creator God bestowed upon you?

“Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor”
WATCH Paul Harvey | READ Rush Limbaugh, Jr.

“The object is great which we have in view, and we must expect a great expense of blood to obtain it. But we should always remember that a free constitution of civil government cannot be purchased at too dear a rate, as there is nothing on this side of Jerusalem of equal importance to mankind.” John Adams, 2nd U.S. President, on July 1, 1776, as quoted by David McCullough

July 3, 1776 letters from John Adams to his wife, Abigail Adams: “The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in states as well as individuals. And the new governments we are assuming, in every part, will require a purification from our vices and an augmentation of our virtues or they will be no blessings. The people will have unbounded power. And the people are extremely addicted to corruption and venality, as well as the great.” Source

“It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.” Source

Correction from the Father of our Country

Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:42 pm | Randy Thomasson

Gilbert_Stuart_George_WashingtonA strong Christian, George Washington was first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the “father of his country.”

In the midst of the American civil war between liberals and conservatives, the immoral and the moral, and now a new schism among Republicans dumbing down the meaning of “conservative,” the Father of our County has much to teach us about good government:

GOOD GOVERNMENT SPRINGS FROM THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION BASED ON THE BIBLE
“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

SECOND TO THE BIBLE, THE WRITTEN WORDS AND ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND (NOT JUDGES)
“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”

THE PEOPLE (OR THE PEOPLE’S ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES) ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN AMEND THE CONSTITUTION (NOT JUDGES)
“The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.”

JUDGES THAT STRIKE DOWN THE PEOPLE’S WRITTEN LAWS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL THEMSELVES
“Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.”

HAVING A STRONG (NOT IMMORAL) MILITARY IS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID WAR
“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. … To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.”

THE MORAL SPLIT BETWEEN PARTIES MEANS WE ARE NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN NATION
“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.”

PRESERVING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS A TOP PRIORITY OF GOOD GOVERNMENT
“I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.”

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ANOTHER TOP PRIORITY
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

NO ELECTED OFFICIAL OR PUBLIC SERVICE SHOULD CUSS
“The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.”

HONESTY IS A VIRTUE WE SHOULD DEMAND AND EXPECT IN ELECTED OFFICIALS
“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

A PUBLIC OFFICIAL MUST PROMOTE THE PUBLIC’S GOOD ABOVE HIS OWN
“I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.”

TRUE CHRISTIANITY DOES THE RIGHT THING IN GOVERNMENT
“I am persuaded, you will permit me to observe, that the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction.”

A GODLESS PEOPLE CANNOT SHAPE OR MAINTAIN GOOD GOVERNMENT
“Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.”

Quotes of Founding Father George Washington, 1st U.S. President (1789–1797)

WashingtonFebruary22BannerWASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY TIMELINE:
> February 1732 – George Washington is born. The Julian “old style” calendar, which was used at the time, marks his birth date as February 11.
> 1752 – The Gregorian “new style” calendar is adopted, putting Washington’s birthday on February 22.
> 1789-1797 – Washington’s birthday is celebrated on both days while he is president.
> 1885 – February 22 is designated as a federal holiday to honor Washington’s birthday.
> 1968 – Congress passes the Monday Holidays Act. Existing federal holidays will now be observed on Mondays, to give government workers three day weekends. After much debate, Congress rejects combining Washington’s and Lincoln’s into one Monday called “Presidents’ Day.” The bill goes into effect in 1971. Source
> The bill went into effect in 1971 and deemed that “Washington’s Birthday” would be moved from February 22 to the third Monday in February. Source