By Dr. John Cooper
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” ~Ronald Reagan
Last week, Jim Larson, Leader of the Christian TEA Party in Reno, on the east edge of Paris, used historical quotes to show how important being a Christian was historically in Politics and as a witness in court…
As you read these Statements, please note that in the days of the Colonies and the early church time that it was required of each person to be a Christian.
Justice Joseph Story: “Infidels and pagans were banished from the hall of justice as unworthy of credit.”
A court rejected a witness who declared his disbelief in the existence of God. The presiding judge remarked that he had not before been aware that there was a man living who did not believe in the existence of God; that this belief constituted the sanction of all testimony in a court of justice: and that he knew of no cause in a Christian country where a witness had been permitted to testify thout such a belief.
Delaware Constitution: Elected officials must sign: “I,_____________, do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.”
Massachusetts Constitution: “Any person chosen governor, or lieutenant-governor, counselor, senator, or representative, and accepting the trust, shall before he proceed to execute the duties of his place or office, take, make and subscribe the following declaration, “I______________, do declare, that I believe the Christian religion, and have a firm persuasion of its truth.”
Northwest Ordinance, Article III: “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”
Thomas Jefferson: “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have lost the only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?”
Supreme Court: “No free government now exists in the world unless where Christianity is acknowledged and is the religion of the country…..Its foundations are broad and strong and deep….it is the purest system of morality, the firmest auxiliary, and only stable support of all human laws.”
I believe that the Congress should be composed of BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS. I believe that THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH meant for the State to stay out of God’s business. Remember in history the Church was controlled by the State. The Clergy was paid by a tobacco Tax.
We are in a fight today for our First Amendment Rights. We are close to having a Government controlled Church. I feel that there are some good men for us to vote for. Ralph Hall, our District 4 U. S House Hose of Representative has said he will fight for, we the people. Ralph said, “Our country owes a debt of gratitude to the TEA Party patriots who serve as a megaphone to the frustrations of all Americans”. He said that the passion for Liberty and freedom of the TEA parties are an encouragement to him. Ralph will fight for and represent WE THE PEOPLE well. Another friend of mine is Erwin Cain. Erwin is our candidate for the Texas House of Representatives, Texas District 3. Erwin lives in Hopkins County and will be a Fiscal Conservative in Austin and he will represent us well. Another friend in Bowie County, George Lavender, who is a candidate for the Texas House of Representatives. He is a member of the Bowie County Patriots, and as a Christian Conservative who is a Fiscal Conservative also, He will do a good in Austin. For Senator in our area I like Dr. Bob Deuell for Texas State Senate because I know that he will represent WE THE PEOPLE. I really like our Attorney General Greg Abbott because he is not afraid of the Washington socialist liberals.
Dr. John Cooper
For United States House of Representatives, 4th District of Texas
(May God Bless America by voting out the liberal socialists who are destroying the American Dream)
Author: John Cooper
Dr. John Cooper is a professional land surveyor at Cooper Land Surveying, Inc., business owner and sales consultant, he prepares every survey according to the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying standards. He graduated from Luther Rice Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry Degree preparing him for a long tenure in working with people.