Radio Broadcast 17 July 2005 Talking Points
Series: Is Freedom Christian

Topic this week – Liberty – A Biblical and Practical
look at the subject of liberty.

CW – Before we begin today we are going to update the
subject of runaway judges, which our first two
broadcasts had some information about.

Ford – Remember the song that goes “this land is your
land, this land is my land?”

CW – Yes I do.

Ford – Well were going to have to change the words to
“this land was your land, this land was my land. We
now have a judge in Carroll County Maryland telling
commissioners to either build condos or go to jail. As
if the Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain for
private projects, was not bad enough, this latest is
almost beyond belief.  In the face of a lack of water
and utilities, Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway is
threatening county officials that if they don't okay a
massive condo project he’ll put them in prison.

CW – That sounds pretty incredible. Tell me more.

Ford - Circuit Judge Galloway says if the planning
commission does not approve a 254-townhouse project in
a badly congested region, despite a shortage of water
and a petition signed by 600 residents he will lock
them up. 

CW - "What is the point of having commissioners if a
county is going to be run by judges?" 

Ford – You’ve got me. --James Madison said "Government
is instituted to protect property of every sort.
...[T]hat alone is a just government which impartially
secures to every man, whatever is his own." This judge
has established his own unjust government.
	The project, called the Eldersburg project was
rejected last year because there are inadequate
facilities to handle it. But Circuit Judge Michael M.
Galloway ordered commissioners to OK the site plan for
this rental complex. Local roads are congested,
schools are surrounded by portable classrooms, and the
water supply is so stretched, officials have cut back
on development, but the judge still wants them to
The local residents do not want the project either.
The only people who want it are the developer and the
judge. This is one more of those cases where people
need to look and see what the judge is getting out of
all this. 
CW - Judges are becoming too powerful in this country.
Most seem out of touch with what is good and right for

Ford - In this case, a judge has once again
overstepped his authority and is attempting to become
a legislator. If he wanted to legislate he needed to
resign and run for office. For the sake of their
citizens I hope the board unanimously ignores the
judge. I don’t think there is anyone the judge can go
to enforce the ruling. All the bench warrants in the
world are not going to have the board arrested.
Sheriff’s run for election too. No one will lift a
finger to jail the board, when the voters are so upset
about the injustice.  

CW – Our democratic republic has worked because it has
a built in "balance of power." When this balance gets
seriously out of whack, the whole system is

Ford – I take some comfort in the reality that history
shows that "...Power abused is ultimately power
lost!.." I wish judges like that all that they
" Thomas Jefferson said that “One single
object...[will merit] the endless gratitude of the
society: that of restraining the judges from usurping

CW – You wrote an article on the London bombing where
you speculated whether or not the terrorists returned
to England might be involved. Has there been any
developments on that?

Ford – As you know, I justified the speculation based
on other Taliban participants who have been returned
only to go back to their murdering ways. Since I wrote
the article Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Bob
Maginnis, military analyst and Pentagon advisor, has
asked the same question. He said The men released
“were confirmed Al Qaeda killers, [and he] really
questioned their release."
CW – I heard they had four suspects in mind now…

Ford – Three of the actual bombers have been
A 22-year-old Shahzad Tanweer, an avid cricket fan who
worked in his father's fish and chips shop; 
Mohammed Sidique Khan, the married father of an
8-month-old baby, and Hasib Hussain, 19, believed to
have carried out the bus bombing. 
But this does not mean our released terrorists are not
involved in it. These are just the people who died in
the explosions. Terrorism continues because the minds
behind the killings get other people to do their dirty

CW – Well, if the father of an 8 month old baby, the
husband of a wife went off to willingly give his life
like that, it certainly shows he was unfeeling toward
his family and without a concept of what it means to
be responsible.

Ford – Islam is a selfish and violent religion. It is
not about liberty, the subject of today’s program. It
is about slavery. The people who say they are
practicing Islam and it is nonviolent have no
connection with Islam’s history or the founder of
Islam, who was himself a sly and devious man, as well
as violent.
	Let me tell you something else about these fellows.
They come from the Leeds area. Leeds England has been
presented in the media as a model of peace and
cooperation. If you believe that then you have to
ignore that was where the  so-called "race riots" took
place in 2001. Asian and Muslims youth clashed, and if
memory serves me right that was when an Anglican
priest had to barricade himself in his house with his
family to keep the Muslims out.   From what I heard
about these riots, no one ever seemed to have figured
out why the two groups were fighting each other.  
Were the "Asians" Pakistani teens clashing with teens
from some other Middle Eastern country?    Apparently,
no police officer or clergyman wanted to know the

CW – Back to out subject. You claim Christ brings us
liberty along with salvation don’t you? We need to get
on with discussing that.

Ford – I like the Scripture in Isaiah (61:1-3) that
says: The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because
the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto
the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the
broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,  and the
day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that
mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to
give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for
mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of
heaviness; that they might be called Trees of
righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that he might
be glorified.
You know our Lord Jesus Christ quoted from the first
part of that passage when He announced His earthly
ministry in the synagogue of His hometown of Nazareth
(Luke 4: 16-21). But He stopped speaking with the part
about proclaiming the acceptable year of the Lord,
telling the people that this day the Scripture was
fulfilled in their ears.

CW – Yes, I have heard it said that if He had not
stopped at that point we would have immediately gone
into the End Time events instead of into the Age of
Grace called the Church Age.

Ford – It is true our Lord came only to fulfill the
first portion of Isaiah’s statement but I find it
fascinating how in it He once again affirmed the
principle of liberty in the announcement of His divine
purpose on earth. From the beginning of Creation, God
has been concerned with man’s liberty. God gives every
one the liberty to either choose to come to Him for
salvation, and then whether or not to serve Him. 
Because God gives men such liberty it stands to reason
that He approves of men being able to exercise liberty
in the other parts of their lives.

CW – There are lots of different forces in the world
that want to take away men’s liberties. And, there has
always been movements to keep people enslaved. If what
you say about God’s interest in liberty is true, then
you should be able to demonstrate it even from the
beginning of Creation.

Ford – I can. God saw perfect liberty requires that
men be able to take charge of their environment. So He
made man to be His representative on earth. Since God
gave liberty to men when He gave Adam the authority to
name the animals. He also made them free in the Garden
of Eden to take charge of how the garden would be
tended. Only one restriction was placed on Adam, and
that was that he would not eat of the tree of the
Knowledge of Good and Evil. And, even with that He
gave Adam the liberty or freedom to choose whether he
would obey or not.

CW – People have always had the liberty to either obey
God or not. But I had not thought of the freedom of
choice as an endorsement by God for liberty.

Ford – I am not the first to think this way. Thomas
Jefferson in his Summary View of the Rights of British
America, August 1774, said "The God who gave us life,
gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force
may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."
	The Ten Commandments are also an endorsement of

CW – People always criticize it as being full of “thou
shalt nots.” How is that an endorsement of liberty?

Ford – Founding Father John Adams said "If 'Thou shalt
not covet' and 'Thou shalt not steal' were not
commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable
precepts in every society before it can be civilized
or made free." 

Ford – Lets take the Ten Commandments and I will
demonstrate the liberty that is given in each of them:
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. – This
commandment gives a person complete liberty to worship
the One True God freely. 
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. –
This commandment frees people from the slavery of
idolatry and bondage to demonic forces.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in
vain. – This command frees BELIEVERS from being
hypocrites in the world.
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. – This
command gives us the freedom to have one day in seven
for worship, rest, and meditation.
5. Honour thy father and thy mother. – This command
frees us from guilt concerning our conduct toward the
ones who brought us into the world and cared for us
when we were children.
6. Thou shalt not kill. – This command delivers us
from blood guilt and the emotional pain that can haunt
a person for a lifetime. It also protects our mind
from dwelling in hatreds.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery – This commandment
frees us to be faithful to our spouses and to enjoy
the most intimate relationship possible between humans
without distraction.
8. Thou shalt not steal. – When one takes what belongs
to others it not only makes them smaller in their own
eyes, it also deprives someone of something they might
need. Guilt keeps people looking over their shoulders
as well. Obeying this commandment frees people from
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy
neighbour. – This frees people to have good
relationships with their neighbors.
10. Thou shalt not covet. – When people are not busy
desiring what belongs to others they are free to enjoy
all God blesses them with. 

CW – If the Ten Commandments give so much liberty, why
are so many people wanting to do away with them?

Ford -  There a lot of people who are haters of God,
so they violate the first commandment and yield
themselves servants of Satan. The Devil hates the Ten
Commandments because he wants to bring people into

CW – You just said the Supreme Court Justices are
servants of Satan.

Ford – The Bible says that to whom you yield
yourselves to serve his servants you are.

CW – Well, let’s just hope that the new justices we
are about to get will believe in following the
Constitution instead of rewriting it.
Ford – I would not put too much hope in our getting
good Supreme Court Justices.

CW- Why not?

Ford – Seven of the nine justices on the Supreme Court
were nominated by Republican Presidents and look at
what we’ve got!
William H. Rehnquist was nominated as Chief Justice by
President Reagan.
John Paul Stevens was nominated by President Ford.
Sandra Day O'Connor; President Reagan nominated her as
an Associate Justice.
Antonin Scalia was nominated him to the Supreme Court
President Reagan 
Anthony M. Kennedy; Reagan also nominated him to the
Supreme Court.
David Hackett Souter; President Bush nominated him to
the Supreme Court.
Clarence Thomas, President Bush nominated him. He was
not Bush’s first choice. The Democrats launched a
smear campaign to keep him out. And he is probably the
best of the lot.
Only Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer were
nominated by a Democrat. President Clinton, and their
evil record speaks for itself.
	The liberals try to control who gets on the courts
since they cannot succeed in taking away liberty by
dominating the legislature because they have failed to
get enough of the popular vote. So they are going
about underhandedly trying to get their way through
subversion and manipulation, and the Republicans
either collude or give in to them. I think many
Republicans are really not what they seem, otherwise
they would not accommodate the liberals.
I do not have any confidence that things are going to
work out any better than they have in the past.
	I had thought that the nomination of Justice Roy
Moore of Alabama would be a good choice for the next
Supreme Court judge, but you know, I really do not
think the stonewallers in Congress would ever allow a
man who is moral and upright and believes in the
strict literal interpretation of the Constitution to
get into office. Since the idea occurred to me some
others have come out and said they thought he would
make a fine justice as well.

CW – You are right. They do not want a man who is
moral and upright.
I do not think we will ever see Roy Moore or any man
like him get the nomination.
It seems we are in trouble. We are in trouble with God
as a nation, and our liberty is in jeopardy.

Ford – Yes we are. Recent legislation has made it
possible for people like you and I to even be put in
jail, if we support our political position too
strongly, at what they have determined to be the wrong
time before an election. They don’t want any more
groups, not controlled by a political party, like the
“Swift Boat Veterans” being able to tell the truth
about candidates. 
Benjamin Franklin said  “Without Freedom of Thought
there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such
Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech." 

CW – I have been paying attention to these people
calling conservative Christians, American Taliban.
That is part of the attack on liberty.

Ford – Democracies don't have their freedoms taken
away from them by some external military force. 
Instead, they give their freedoms away, politically
correct piece by politically correct piece.   The
liberals in Congress, their friends the silent
colluders and traitorous judges are giving those
freedoms away to those who have shown they abhor
freedom and will take it from you once they are in
One sage historian (Arnold Toynbee I think) noted:
"22 out of 23 great civilizations died not from
invasion from without but from decay from within --
there were no drums beating or armies marching when
these great civilizations met their end -- their end
came in the quiet and darkness of the night when their
people no longer cared". 
History dooms those who do not learn, to repetition.
If US liberals have their way, their political
manipulations with the lack of Christian morality and
resolve on the part of the average citizen will lead
this nation to a similar end.

CW -  The Liberty Bell Inscription says "Proclaim
liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants
thereof." Some people in power are making a mockery of
that. Do you have a last word before I close the

Ford – Yes. Thomas Paine, who was certainly no
Christian, saw the truth about evil’s hatred for
America when he said:
"This new world hath been the asylum for the
persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from
every part of Europe.  Hither have they fled, not from
the tender embraces of the mother, but from the
cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of
England, that the same tyranny which drove the first
emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still."
	His words are still true today. The liberty we have
as Americans is a shadow of the liberty we have in
Christ Jesus our Lord. 
	There are powers at work seeking to affect both by
corrupting the minds of our people through many
outlets like the National Education Association, The
National Endowment for the Arts, and pornography on
television disguised as freedom of speech.
	In addition to that the courts and politicians have
clouded what it means to be a citizen and who is
entitled to the rights of citizenship while at the
same time they have worked to limit the ability of
people who truly love America to speak the truth about
what is going on

CW – Concludes with speech speaking about biblical
admonition not to remove the landmarks.

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