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Why I refuse to say ‘Happy 4th of July’

Saturday, July 3, 2021, 8:25 pm | Randy Thomasson
For 50 years, conservative commentator Paul Harvey was heard noon weekdays on the ABC Radio Network. He presented his historical lesson, “Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor,” in 1975.

In the fight for meaning, proving we are neither animals nor merely advanced blobs of evolutionary ‘goo,’ I’m remembering “Independence Day” for what it’s really all about.

More than a day of food, fun, friends, and fireworks, I want Independence Day to remind me of what it actually stands for: freedom from sinful, unbiblical tyranny, for which our United States founding fathers fought. They wanted King Jesus, not King George the Third!

So, I don’t say “Happy 4th of July,” because I believe it diminishes the value of the day. Further watering down Independence Day’s significance is “Happy 4th” or “Happy 4th of July weekend.” It makes no sense to me.

I mean, would you say “Merry December 25th”? How about instead of “Happy Birthday,” we said “Happy (month, day)”? No, we know that purpose, meaning, and the intrinsic value of persons blow away calendar days, three-day weekends, and the carnality of the flesh.

To help you grasp Independence Day and the challenge for us to have the same moral, active, sacrificially-loving worldview as our founding fathers, who voted for the Declaration of Independence on July 2, 1776, enjoy watching the late, great conservative radio commentator Paul Harvey, who, in 1975, presented “Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor”, saying:

“Our founders had everything to lose and nothing to gain — except one thing … They learned that liberty is so much more important than security that they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, and they fulfilled their pledge. They paid the price, and freedom was born.”

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.
U.S. founding father and 2nd U.S. president John Adams’ letter on July 3, 1776

2.1 million signatures filed

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:28 am | Randy Thomasson

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When the final signatures for the recall of Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom were turned in with California county registrars of voters on March 17, the Recall Gavin Newsom campaign reported 2,117,730 total signatures were filed. What a historic civic achievement.

Hypothetically, if there’s a 75% validity rate, this means 1,588,297 valid signatures, which would be 92,588 valid signatures above the minimum number needed, which is 1,495,709 valid signatures. So I’ll bet money this will be on the ballot this fall.

I want to remind you how important it is to vote your values. Remember the 2003 California recall election when many conservatives chose social-liberal Arnold Schwarzenegger over rock-solid conservative Tom McClintock? Don’t vote for personality or non-policy issues, but vote for someone who’ll consistently veto every bad bill (most all of them) passed by the Democrat-controlled State Legislature.

At this time, your main “Republican” choices are (there are other minor candidates), according to the public-policy records of “On the Issues” are: Ric Grenell, a homosexual “married to a man” (no legislative record); two half-conservatives: “Moderate” Kevin Faulconer, and Doug Ose, a “Moderate” who leans conservative; and “Hard-Core Conservative” John Cox. Will moral conservatives rally around one candidate to replace Newsom to represents their values? If so, the math says that candidate can win the necessary plurality on the second question on the recall ballot, even with 30-35% support.

“‘Choose wise, understanding, and knowledgeable men from among your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.’ … Then I commanded your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the stranger who is with him. You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small as well as the great; you shall not be afraid in any man’s presence, for the judgment is God’s.”
Deuteronomy 1:13,16-17

March 17 recall petition deadline

Monday, March 8, 2021, 8:49 pm | Randy Thomasson

Great news — the Recall Gavin Newsom campaign believes it has enough raw signatures to produce the required 1,495,709 valid signatures. I believe it too.

But to be extra safe in this cheating and stealing era of loose vote-by-mail ballots, why not keep getting new signatures until the March 17 deadline?

Thank you for how you’ve signed and circulated petitions! There’s a recall leader in every county in California. Please ask your county coordinator what is the final day you can hand in signatures. Because wouldn’t 2.1 or 2.2 million total signatures be good “insurance”?