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Voting in elections is a citizen's duty. However, sometimes the issues being voted upon, or
the slate of candidates being offered, may not present clear choices to the public. PHTP will
assist the voters by offering a venue for local candidates to present themselves for questions
and answers. On the state and federal levels, PHTP will be offering material online and in its
bimonthly meetings covering issues of note. Exciting speakers are planned to present their
knowledge of subjects that affect all of us either directly or indirectly, such as health care,
taxes, immigration, federal regulations, and legal decisions.
Education begins with elementary and secondary schooling. In these times, when the Pledge
of Allegiance is often missing from our schools, we need to develop ways of instilling
patriotism in the next generation. We need to be aware of what is being taught our children,
and how we can expand that knowledge and provide our children with a well-rounded view of
the United States and their role as citizens and future voters. Included in this is the
understanding of the founding of our country, the contents of the Constitution and the Bill of
Rights, and the structure and function of government at its various levels.
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present
or a compliment to please an individual--or at least that he ought not so to do; but 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, The Writings of Samuel Adams, Harry Alonzo Cushing, editor (New York: G.P.
Putnam's Sons, 1907), Vol. IV, p. 256
A "must read" for every Patriot.
Lion of Liberty, Patrick Henry
by Harlow Giles Unger
As reviewed on Amazon.com:
In this action-packed history, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger unfolds the epic
story of Patrick Henry, who roused Americans to fight government tyranny-both British and
American. Remembered largely for his cry for "liberty or death," Henry was actually the first
(and most colorful) of America's Founding Fathers-
* first to call Americans to arms against Britain
* first to demand a bill of rights,
* and first to fight the growth of big government after the Revolution.
Henry's words continue to echo across America and inspire millions to fight government
intrusion in their daily lives.
Asbury Park Press, 9/19