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July 4, 2015

To help you enjoy your Independence day I give you a sampling of freedom quotes.

 

“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”

Thomas Jefferson

 

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

Thomas Paine

 

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Benjamin Franklin

 

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

George Washington

 

“In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

"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

 

On a final note, I want to encourage you with this: even though it would appear that our culture is undergoing a serious moral decline. The gospel is, and never has been, chained. Christ continues to build His church! Therefore let us be bold and unashamed of His life transforming gospel!

Your partnership in spreading the greatest news, of the greatest King, and His kingdom, has never been more essential. God continues to change hearts through His gospel, and nowhere does it seem more urgently needed than in the political culture. 

With God's help and your partnership, I am committed to doing all that I can.

I leave you with this passage from the New Living Translation from 1 Timothy 2:1-6:

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5 For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity-- the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.

 

May God richly bless you and your family with His grace, and peace in the true knowledge of Him.

 

Sincerely,

Jason Palermo

State Minister,

Capitol Commission, Arkansas

jason.palermo@capitolcom.org

https://www.facebook.com/CapComAR