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“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.

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2 “It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God… Abraham Lincoln

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

4 The Foundations of a Godly Nation The God of the Bible The Teachings of the Bible Religious Freedom Freedom of Speech and Assembly Marriage and Family Christian Education Free Enterprise Government “Under God” The God of the Bible The Teachings of the Bible Religious Freedom Freedom of Speech and Assembly Marriage and Family Christian Education Free Enterprise Government “Under God”

5 “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” George Washington Farewell Address, 1796 George Washington Farewell Address, 1796

6 “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 George Washington Inaugural Address April 30, 1789

7 “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 John Jay First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

8 History of the United States Noah Webster 1832 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.”

9 "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." Calvin Coolidge 30th President of the United States Calvin Coolidge 30th President of the United States

10 Evangelical Christians & The 2012 General Election 26% of voter eligible pop. 55 million 60% voted 33 million ( 25% of entire vote cast ) Eligible but Unregistered 10 million Registered: Did Not Vote 12 million 26% of voter eligible pop. 55 million 60% voted 33 million ( 25% of entire vote cast ) Eligible but Unregistered 10 million Registered: Did Not Vote 12 million

11 Oregon Evangelicals & The 2014 Primary Election Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life George Barna, Oregon Elections Division, PSU Center for Population And Census 30% of Oregon population 1,191,000 76% are eligible to vote 905,000 71% are projected to register 643,000 45% are projected to vote* 289,000 (* of registered) Registered: Not Voting 354,000 Not Voting 616,000 Eligible: Not Voting 616,000 30% of Oregon population 1,191,000 76% are eligible to vote 905,000 71% are projected to register 643,000 45% are projected to vote* 289,000 (* of registered) Registered: Not Voting 354,000 Not Voting 616,000 Eligible: Not Voting 616,000

12 Oregon Evangelicals & The 2014 General Election Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life George Barna, Oregon Elections Division, PSU Center for Population And Census 30% of Oregon population 1,191,000 76% are eligible to vote 905,000 72% are projected to register 652,000 72% are projected to vote 469,000 (of registered) Not Voting 183,000 Registered: Not Voting 183,000 Not Voting 436,000 Eligible: Not Voting 436,000 30% of Oregon population 1,191,000 76% are eligible to vote 905,000 72% are projected to register 652,000 72% are projected to vote 469,000 (of registered) Not Voting 183,000 Registered: Not Voting 183,000 Not Voting 436,000 Eligible: Not Voting 436,000

13 "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." Franklin D. Roosevelt 32 nd President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt 32 nd President of the United States

14 “The future of this republic is in the hands of the American Voter” Dwight D. Eisenhower 34 th President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower 34 th President of the United States

15 Oregon Objectives The Vision to Restore Oregon “Under God” written in our Hearts The “Value Your Vote” Campaign Implemented in every County 100% Christian Voter Registration and Turnout …in every County God’s People Awakened, Voting, and More Christian World View Candidates Elected to local, state, and federal office The Vision to Restore Oregon “Under God” written in our Hearts The “Value Your Vote” Campaign Implemented in every County 100% Christian Voter Registration and Turnout …in every County God’s People Awakened, Voting, and More Christian World View Candidates Elected to local, state, and federal office

16 Our Objective For the May 20 Oregon Primary Non partisan Voter Registration in Evangelical Churches in every County before April 29 Voter Registration cutoff Christian Voter Guides in every Bible believing church Pulpit and bulletin encouragement to Vote our values Non partisan Voter Registration in Evangelical Churches in every County before April 29 Voter Registration cutoff Christian Voter Guides in every Bible believing church Pulpit and bulletin encouragement to Vote our values

17 In Every Oregon County Present “Value Your Vote” Campaign to – Every Evangelical Ministerial Association – Christian Men’s and Women’s Groups – Christian Office Holders – Bible-Believing Churches & Ministries Call for 100% Voter Registra. & Turn Out Present “Value Your Vote” Campaign to – Every Evangelical Ministerial Association – Christian Men’s and Women’s Groups – Christian Office Holders – Bible-Believing Churches & Ministries Call for 100% Voter Registra. & Turn Out

18 A Strong “Call” From Our Pulpits To Vote!

19 “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 Samuel Adams Father of the American Revolution

20 “Silence in the face of evil is in itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Pastor and Theologian in Nazi Germany

21 Restore America is a nonprofit Christian ministry that depends on contributions 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 2225 Lake Oswego, OR (931) P.O. Box 2225 Lake Oswego, OR (931)


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