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  1. 2. “ It is the duty of nations , as well as of men , to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God… Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865
  2. 3. ...and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865
  3. 4. “ A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do.” Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States
  4. 5. “ We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.” Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States
  5. 6. “ In ye name of God, Amen. We...having undertaken, for ye glorie of God, and advancemente of ye Christian faith , …doe…covenant & combine our selves togeather into a civill body politick…” Mayflower Compact November 11, 1620 © 2002 DCA, Inc.
  6. 7. “ Whereas we all came to these parts of America with the same end and aim, namely, to advance the Kingdome of our Lord Jesus Christ , and to injoy the liberties of the Gospell thereof with purities and peace, and for preserving and propagating the truth and liberties of the gospell.” Constitution of the New England Confederation - 1643
  7. 8. “ The judicial laws of God, as they were delivered by Moses…are to be a rule to all the courts in this jurisdiction…” New Haven Colony Charter 1644
  8. 9. “ We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government... James Madison Fourth President of the United States
  9. 10. … the capacity of each and all of us, to govern ourselves , to control ourselves … according to the Ten Commandments…” James Madison Fourth President of the United States
  10. 11. “ Whereas the glory of Almighty God and the good of mankind is the reason and the end of government, and therefore, government itself is a venerable ordinance of God …” Great Law of Pennsylvania April 25, 1682 .
  11. 12. “… there shall be established laws as shall best preserve true Christian and civil authority, in opposition to all unchristian, licentious and unjust practices.” Great Law of Pennsylvania April 25, 1682
  12. 13. “ The origination and descent of all human power is from God… first, to terrify evil doers; secondly, to cherish those who do well; … Government seems to me to be a part of religion itself -- a thing sacred in its institutions and ends…” William Penn in Frame of Government 1682
  13. 14. “… every person shall have and enjoy the free possession of his or her faith and exercise of worship toward God… so long as every such person useth not this Christian liberty to licentiousness…he or she shall be protected in the enjoyment of the aforesaid Christian liberty by the civil magistrate.” Fundamental Constitutions of Pennsylvania - 1682
  14. 15. John Adams 2nd President of the United States “ We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”
  15. 16. “ Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams Signer of The Declaration of Independence
  16. 17. “ Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” George Washington Farewell Address, 1796
  17. 18. “ No truth is more evident…than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.” Noah Webster 1828 © 2002 DCA, Inc.
  18. 20. “ The propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained.” George Washington Inaugural Address April 30, 1789
  19. 21. “ God Who gave us Life, gave us Liberty. Can the Liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these Liberties are the Gift of God?” Engraved in stone on The Jefferson Memorial
  20. 22. The purpose of civil government is not to pursue a secular and ungodly course, but to bring order on the earth, to further God’s purposes, not fallen man’s
  21. 23. Our destruction, if it come at all, will be from…the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence . Daniel Webster Secretary of State for three Presidents
  22. 24. Evangelical Christians And The 2000 General Election <ul><li>26% of the adult pop. 52 million </li></ul><ul><li>53% of these Voted 27 million </li></ul><ul><li>(26% of entire vote cast) </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible but Unregistered 11 million </li></ul><ul><li>Registered: Did not Vote 14 million </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>26% of the adult pop. 52 million </li></ul><ul><li>63% Voted 33 million </li></ul><ul><li>( 28% of entire vote cast ) </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible but Unregistered 10 million </li></ul><ul><li>Registered: Did Not Vote 9 million </li></ul>Evangelical Christians And The 2004 General Election
  24. 26. <ul><li>26% of the adult pop. 52 million </li></ul><ul><li>40% Voted 21 million </li></ul><ul><li>( 25% of entire vote cast ) </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible but Unregistered 10 million </li></ul><ul><li>Registered: Did Not Vote 21 million </li></ul>Evangelical Christians And The 2006 General Election
  25. 27. <ul><li>26% of the adult pop. 52 million </li></ul><ul><li>63% Voted 33 million </li></ul><ul><li>( 26% of entire vote cast ) </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible but Unregistered 10 million </li></ul><ul><li>Registered: Did Not Vote 9 million </li></ul>Evangelical Christians & The 2008 General Election
  26. 28. <ul><li>26% of the adult pop. 52 million </li></ul><ul><li>42% Voted 22 million </li></ul><ul><li>( 26% of entire vote cast ) ( 11 million fewer than in 2008 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible but Unregistered 10 million </li></ul><ul><li>Registered: Did Not Vote 20 million </li></ul>Evangelical Christians & The 2010 General Election © 2002 DCA, Inc.
  27. 29. 2006 General Election Demographics <ul><li>Population 300,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Voter eligible 69% 207,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered to vote 70% 145,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Turnout 57% 82,650,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Unregistered 30% 62,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Did Not Vote 62,350,000 </li></ul>
  28. 30. &quot;If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government...  The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box.  Unless citizens perform their duties there, such a system of government is doomed to failure.&quot; <ul><li>Calvin Coolidge </li></ul><ul><li>30th President of the United States </li></ul>
  29. 31. Voting…Is Our Minimal Citizenship Responsibility A “Stewardship” and a “Duty” as “Salt” and “Light” Christians
  30. 32. “ Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty , as well as privilege and interest of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” John Jay First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1745-1829
  31. 33. “ Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote...that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” Samuel Adams Father of the American Revolution
  32. 34. History of the United States Noah Webster 1832 “ When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting…let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty.”
  33. 35. “ If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.” Noah Webster History of the United States, 1832
  34. 36. Bible believing Christians in the 2000 Oregon Gen. Elec. <ul><li>20% of the Adult Pop. 496,000 </li></ul><ul><li>63% of these Voted 312,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible but Unregistered 106,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered: Did not Vote 78,000 </li></ul>
  35. 37. Bible believing Christians in the 2000 Washington G. Elec. <ul><li>20% of the Adult Population 797,000 </li></ul><ul><li>63% of these Voted 502,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible but Unregistered 170,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Regis. but DID NOT VOTE 125,000 </li></ul>
  36. 38. Multnomah County <ul><li>Population in 2001 665,810 </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible to Vote 517,335 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered to Vote 359,159 </li></ul><ul><li>Votes Cast in 2001 Prim. 86,805 </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Linn received 46,460 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13% of Registered Voters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9% of those Eligible to Vote </li></ul></ul>
  37. 39. The Power of Our Vote!
  38. 40. The Power of Our Vote!
  39. 41. Oregon Voter Demographics!
  40. 42. May 20th Oregon Primary Election Demographics, Projections , & Goal
  41. 43. 2008 Oregon Gen. Election Demographics, Projections , & Goal
  42. 44. “ The people who say they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying they are unfit to live in a free community” Teddy Roosevelt 1858 - 1919 26th President of the United States
  43. 45. &quot;As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.  In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged.  And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.&quot; William O. Douglas   Associate Supreme Court Justice   1939 – 1975  
  44. 46. “ Freedom from fear and injustice and oppression will be ours only in the measure that men who value such freedom are ready to sustain its possession--to defend it against every thrust from within and without” Dwight D. Eisenhower Commander of Allied Forces Europe in World War II
  45. 47. &quot;Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.  The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressman and government officials, but the VOTERS of this country.&quot; Franklin D. Roosevelt 32 nd President of the United States .
  46. 48. “ The future of this republic is in the hands of the American Voter” <ul><li>Dwight D. Eisenhower </li></ul><ul><li>34 th President of the United States </li></ul>
  47. 49. Christians Must Register and Vote in Greater Numbers... if America is to be Restored
  48. 50. “ The people who say they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying they are unfit to live in a free community” Teddy Roosevelt 1858 - 1919 Twenty Sixth President of the United States
  49. 51. “ The people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” Samuel Adams – Signer of the Declaration January 19, 1796
  50. 52. Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Psalm 127:1
  51. 53. History of the United States Noah Webster 1832 “ When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting…let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty.”
  52. 54. Our Duty is to Govern Ourselves Under God’s Authority <ul><li>Self Control / Self Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Galatians 5:23, a fruit of the indwelling Spirit of God </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voting! </li></ul><ul><li>Electing Godly People to Govern </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration as a Nation “Under God” </li></ul>
  53. 55. It is we Christians who hold America’s future in our hands and it is our vision or lack thereof that will determine the nation’s course.
  54. 56. Controlling Our Destiny As A Nation “ If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.” President James Garfield - 1881
  55. 57. Let not your children have reason to curse you for giving up those rights and prostrating those institutions which your fathers delivered to you. Rev. Matthias Burnet 1749 - 1806
  56. 58. If we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together...
  57. 59. ...no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity. Daniel Webster 1782 - 1852
  58. 60. “ The time has come to turn back to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America” Ronald Reagan
  59. 61. “ All of us who acknowledge a belief in our Judeo-Christian heritage must reaffirm that belief and join forces to reclaim those great principles.” Ronald Reagan
  60. 62. Restore America Objectives <ul><li>The Vision to Restore America Under God Implemented in Every State </li></ul><ul><li>100% Voter Registration and Turnout amongst Christians in Every Election </li></ul><ul><li>Informed, Principled and Sustained Involvement in Civil Government by Christians Throughout America </li></ul><ul><li>God’s People Awakened, Voting , and America Restored… “Under God” </li></ul>
  61. 63. 2010 Northwest Objectives <ul><li>Restore America Ambassadors in every Bible-believing church in the Northwest </li></ul><ul><li>100% Voter Registration and Turnout amongst Christians in OR & WA </li></ul><ul><li>God’s People Voting , and more Christian World-View Candidates Elected to Local, State, & Federal Office </li></ul>© 2002 DCA, Inc.
  62. 64. 2010 Tennessee Objectives <ul><li>Restore America Ambassadors in every Bible-believing church in the State </li></ul><ul><li>100% Voter Registration and Turnout amongst Christians in every county </li></ul><ul><li>God’s People Voting , and more Christian World-View Candidates Elected to Local, State, & Federal Office </li></ul>© 2002 DCA, Inc.
  63. 65. TN Voter Demographics!
  64. 66. Oregon Objectives <ul><li>The Vision to Restore Oregon “Under God” written in our Hearts </li></ul><ul><li>The “ Value Your Vote” Campaign Implemented in every County </li></ul><ul><li>100% Christian Voter Registration and Turnout … in every County </li></ul><ul><li>God’s People Awakened, Voting, and More Christian World View Candidates Elected </li></ul>© 2002 DCA, Inc.
  65. 67. In Every Oregon County <ul><li>Present “ Value Your Vote ” Campaign to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every Bible-Believing Ministerial Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian Men’s and Women’s Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian Office Holders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bible-Believing Churches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call for 100% Voter Registration/T.O. </li></ul>© 2002 DCA, Inc.
  66. 68. In Every Tennessee County <ul><li>Present “ Value Your Vote ” Campaign to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every Bible-Believing Ministerial Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian Men’s and Women’s Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian Office Holders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bible-Believing Churches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call for 100% Voter Registration/T.O. </li></ul>© 2002 DCA, Inc.
  67. 69. Long Term Objectives <ul><li>A Renewed Understanding of America’s Christian History and Founding Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Informed, Principled, and Sustained Involvement in Civil Government by Christians Throughout America </li></ul><ul><li>100% Christian Voter Registration & Turnout In Every Election </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Christian World-View Candidates to Public Office </li></ul>© 2002 DCA, Inc.
  68. 70. “… the sons of Issachar; men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsman were at their command .” I Chronicles 12:32 © 2002 DCA, Inc.
  69. 71. Our Goal For the 2012 November Election Highest Christian Voter Turnout in American History
  70. 72. <ul><ul><li>Calling for Christian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voter Registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turnout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the November 8 th General Election </li></ul></ul>Nationwide E-mail And Social Network Campaign
  71. 73. <ul><li>Non Partisan Voter Registration in America’s Churches for 5 consecutive Sundays </li></ul><ul><li>From Sept. 11 th through Oct. 9th </li></ul><ul><li>Pastors calling for 100% Voter Registration & Turnout of Voter Eligible church members </li></ul><ul><li>Bulletin Inserts and Voter Registration Cards </li></ul>“ Value Your Vote ” Sundays
  72. 74. Call To Action <ul><li>Present the “ Value Your Vote ” Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>To Pastors and Christian Media </li></ul><ul><li>To Social Media Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Tea Party Leaders and Members </li></ul><ul><li>To Christian Organizations, Ministries, & Denominational Leaders, Nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Via Internet, Email, Blogs, and Christian Radio </li></ul>© 2002 DCA, Inc.
  73. 75. <ul><li>State & National Organizations & Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Denominations & Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Radio & TV Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Colleges & Universities </li></ul>Partnerships
  74. 76. <ul><li>Public Service Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Talk Show Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Broadcast Assns –Networks Emphasizing the need to VOTE </li></ul>Christian Radio
  75. 77. What You Can Do <ul><li>Join the “Value Your Vote” Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Present the Campaign to your pastor, business, and fellowship groups </li></ul><ul><li>Work for 100% Voter Registration and Turnout in your Church for Nov. 2nd </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for the Restore America Updates, Alerts, and Commentaries </li></ul>© 2002 DCA, Inc.
  76. 78. You are the salt of the earth; …You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck measure, but on the lamp stand; and it gives light to all who are in the house…. © 2002 DCA, Inc.
  77. 79. … Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16 © 2002 DCA, Inc.
  78. 80. &quot;As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.  In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged.  And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.&quot; William O. Douglas   Associate Supreme Court Justice   1939 – 1975  
  79. 81. But the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action. Daniel 11:32
  80. 82. “ Action by the citizen in person...constitutes the essence of a Republic.” Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States 1743-1826 © 2002 DCA, Inc.
  81. 83. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7
  82. 84. “… that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address 1863
  83. 85. The Cost of Freedom
  84. 86. The Hell Ship Jersey <ul><li>British prison ship in New York Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>8-12,000 American prisoners died from starvation, torture, drowning, dysentery, typhoid, smallpox, yellow fever, and food poisoning without medical attention </li></ul>
  85. 88. What You Can Do <ul><li>Join the “ Value Your Vote ” Campaign at www.restoreamerica.net </li></ul><ul><li>Become a ‘Patriot Leader’ using your email and ‘ social networks ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your friends to do the same </li></ul><ul><li>Work for 100% Voter Registration and Turnout in your Church for the 2012 Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for our Commentaries, Updates and Alerts at www.restoreamerica.net </li></ul><ul><li>Pray! … Believe God and VOTE Your Values! </li></ul>
  86. 89. “ All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Sir Edmund Burke 1792-1875
  87. 90. Restore America is a nonprofit Christian ministry that depends on tax deductible contributions from churches and concerned citizens who wish to preserve the Godly Heritage passed on to us by our Founders and all who have given their lives to protect it. P.O. Box 147 Grimsley, TN 38565 (931) 863-5885 [email_address] www.restoreamerica.net
  88. 91. Restore America is a nonprofit 501 c3 Christian ministry that depends on tax deductible gifts from concerned citizens who wish to preserve the Godly Heritage passed on to us by our Founders and all who have given their lives to protect it. P.O. Box 147 Grimsley, Tennessee 38565 (931) 863-5885 www.restoreamerica.net
  89. 92. The Foundations of America <ul><li>Marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Free Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Government </li></ul>

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