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Remember the cost of freedom

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 6:25 am | Randy Thomasson


WATCH: U.S. Founding Father John Adams’ 1776 inspired speech in favor of Christian liberty for the founding of the USA (from the 2008 HBO mini-series, “John Adams”)

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 remember 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?

Ask yourself, what are you willing to do (which will not require the shedding of blood) to recover the Constitution they gave you, and to publicly represent the moral standards God gave you?

“Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor”
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John and Abigail Adams

“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] the new Jerusalem, of equal importance to mankind.” 
John Adams, 2nd U.S. President, on July 1, 1776

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

Will Bakersfield honor Creator God on police vehicles?

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10:38 am | Randy Thomasson
Bakersfield city councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan, founder of the “In God We Trust” campaign

June 6, 2019 update — Bakersfield City Council approves “In God We Trust” on police and fire vehicles! See more on this significant win on SaveCalifornia.com’s Facebook page.

Did you know “In God We Trust” was first engraved on coins in the United States of America in 1864? 

And despite legal challenges by atheists, the federal appellate courts have upheld “In God We Trust” as completely constitutional (as they should — a no-brainer).

On April 2, Pastor David Vivas of Delano (a city near the north border of Kern County) spearheaded the Delano city council’s approval of “In God We Trust” on the sides of police vehicles. The city council approved the idea and decals are being designed now.

There are more than 100 California cities and counties that already have “In God We Trust” prominently displayed either on one, some, or all of their local government buildings. Our national motto on police vehicles is as constitutional as “In God We Trust” on our money.

Then, on May 22 in Bakersfield, Pastor Angelo Frazier and City Councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan led the way to put a vote for “In God We Trust” on city police vehicles on the June 5 Bakersfield city council agenda. Atheists, who hate “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency, spoke against it.

TAKE ACTION

Right now, your voice of support for “In God We Trust” is needed so Creator God’s Name can be publicly honored. SaveCalifornia.com makes it simple to take action:

It’s easy for you to email the 7 Bakersfield city councilmembersWithout revealing where you live, simply click this link to send a pre-written email (which you can edit), reading:

Please vote YES to approve “In God We Trust” decals on the sides of police vehicles in the City of Bakersfield. It’s our national motto, it’s on Bakersfield city buildings, and it’s a much-needed message in our culture today. People young and old will benefit, as will our public servants who are sworn to uphold the law for the good of everyone. Please vote in favor of this worthy proposal to honor our national motto, which, in turn, honors the Creator of us all. Thank you.

And if you live within the city limits of Bakersfield, please also call the city council main phone number at 661-326-3767. You can easily leave a brief voicemail, saying, “This is for all seven councilmembers,” then deliver the rest of your message, saying “Councilmembers,” (then read the pre-written message or use your own words). You can also call during the week to leave live messages with city staff (which could be more complicated). Please do what you can to stir up more calls of support in Bakersfield, in church congregations and from others who share your values. Remember, the city council will vote on June 5.


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, 
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments,
For this is man’s all.
For God will bring every work into judgment,
Including every secret thing,
Whether good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14

‘In God We Trust’ to go on police cars in California

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 10:40 am | Randy Thomasson

Why do we have crime and corruption in our society? Ultimately, it’s because of people who don’t fear their Creator and Judge. This is why most crimes happen when a perpetrator thinks no one is watching.

So rejoice that a California city has approved “In God We Trust” for police cars!

On April 2, the City of Delano, which is one of 136 California cities and counties that already have “In God We Trust” on their main buildings, voted to also display the United States of America’s national motto on the sides of police vehicles in their 53,000-population city, just inside the northern border of Kern County.

The driving force behind the council vote to honor God on police vehicles was Delano pastor David Vivas. “I’ve read where law enforcement agencies in other states have done this,” said Vivas, who teaches at World Harvest International Church. “As a patriotic American, I believe this is appropriate to have these decals placed on police vehicles.”

The movement to place “In God We Trust” on government buildings began in 2001 with Jacquie Sullivan, a Bakersfield, California city councilwoman. In 2002, the Bakersfield City Council voted to require all government buildings to display “In God We Trust” somewhere on each building. Then, with Jacquie’s vision, the “In God We Trust” movement “took off.”

“There are 136 cities and counties in California that are displaying ‘In God We Trust’ in their council chambers,” Sullivan said. Her website lists 683 local governments nationwide that unashamedly and prominently display our national motto honoring God.

Stop and think of the advantages of honoring God on police vehicles. Morality is doing what’s right in God’s sight despite opposition or when you know no one’s looking. But God’s always watching, right? But what’s going to sensitize people to remember this spiritual fact? See how “In God We Trust” on police cars is a stellar anti-crime and anti-corruption reminder for both gangs and cops?

If you agree that belief in, fear of, and love for God is the ultimate crime-prevention program, please urge your city councilmembers to vote to display “In God We Trust” in city council chambers (it’s easy: just email them and attach Jacquie Sullivan’s website). If “In God We Trust” is already being displayed, ask that it also go on police vehicles, like in Delano. This is as constitutional as our paper money and coins.

“Delano made history and this will set precedence for other law enforcement agencies in California who may have been thinking of doing this,” Vivas said. “Not everyone believes in God, but we can all be patriotic as Americans in being supportive of our national motto.”

Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”
Revelation 14:6-7