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Ladies and gentlemen, the holiday season gives us the opportunity to give our blessings and many thanks for the birth of our savior and all he has done for us in the past and forever into the future. Without him we are nothing. We need his blessing on and guidance for the new leadership coming in for our country in 2017. We, as the people of this nation, need his guidance to help us make the right decisions and helping us in contacting our elected officials to let them know what we desire them to do for us. When making these decisions we need to remember to do what is best for all, not just ourselves.
Just a couple of months ago we lost a very good man in our local area. He was a staunch supporter of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. He attended most of our If You Believe meetings. If he was not at our meeting those of us who knew him knew he was working to preserve our rights as citizens of this great nation. His name was Dale Terry. He was the local chapter leader of the John Birch Society. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the John Birch Society its main objective is to uphold the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. Their motto is “Less government, more responsibility, and – with God’s help – a better World.” Losing Dale is a big loss to us locally and nationally. He was a very humble and intelligent man who worked tirelessly for his fellow man. I feel very blessed to have known him. His wish was to see our government officials, at all levels Federal, State and Local, abide by their oath of office and support that oath to the fullest. We know Dale is resting and is at peace with our Lord.
I know his shoes will be hard to fill but I, Roger Garner, have been asked to take Dale’s place as chapter leader of the local John Birch Society and I have accepted. I would like to extend an invitation to attend meetings with us as well as attending the If You Believe meetings. Our goals are quite the same. We know we need God to help us do the right thing and need his guidance to get it done.
As we look into the New Year we are hoping for some changes. We really need to be very thankful for our first responders, our police, firemen and EMS responders. We also need to not forget what our people in the U.S. Military are doing for us. They are willing to put their lives on the line for our rights and freedoms. Please don’t take these freedoms and rights for granted. There are powers in this country and outside this country trying to take them away from us. Let us pray our new elected officials make the right decisions on how to handle this challenge.
One of those decisions is to support our local first responders and our military. They need us every bit as much as we need them. The news media has been raking many of our first responders over the coals for breaking the law. Yes they have some questionable people in their ranks but we must remember the vast majority of them are there for we citizens and not themselves. Please support them.
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May God bless us and give us a very blessed New Year.
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