Sunday, July 19, 2009


Another wonderful Lord's Day. It was great to have the Scott Works family visiting in our services at TLBC from Ontario, California. I preached on "Noble Characteristics" and the outline for the sermon can be found as usual click here.

For a discussion group on Landmark Church Truth click here.

For a discussion group on the 5 Points of the Doctrine of Grace click here.

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Yours Truly,
Larry Killion
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Sunday, July 12, 2009


My sermon today was on "Isaiah's Vision and Call to Service" click here to see the outline.

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, July 05, 2009


See our church website click here for the latest sermon outline. I preached this morning on "Let Us Bless Him Always". We had another fine day at church and STILL have leftovers from the 4th of July church picnic and TEA party.

The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

We had a wonderful time at TLBC today. It was so good to be able to enjoy the air conditioned facilities rather than roasting in the sun on the State Capital Steps. Plus we had the casual fellowship, fun and food with dear friends. I read an artile about "The Imortal Fifty-six" from the July 09 issue of The Baptist Challenge. click here Young Jacob read a poem written today by Brother Ronnie Wolfe click here and I read a letter to the President from Samuel Hackwell that I will post here below along with some pictures of the day. Oh, yes - I am STILL the undefeated world champion in horse shoes and am now the retired and undefeated world champion in Mexican Golf. I lost my title in Washer Toss to Meana Leena pictured below. FYI: Just because our TEA Party is more casual than most, does not mean that we are not as fired up about the political abuse that is being heaped upon us.

To: The President of the United State of America and to all members of Congress.
From: Samuel Hackwell, A Voice for the Movement.

Dear Mr. President, Hear! O hear the petitioning voice of millions upon millions of Americans who stand united.

Our grievances and afflictions are too much for American citizens to endure without complaint and without action. We, the citizens of the United States, are seeing our sacred rights restricted and revoked. We are seeing our freedoms and our liberties – which were bought and paid for by the blood of our noble Patriots – limited, denied, and taken. We are seeing our Constitution – the precious pearl of our government – being cast down and trampled upon by the calloused and hurried hooves of beastly indifference and irreverence. We are seeing our hard-earned tax money squandered in the amounts of hundreds and thousands of billions of dollars, totaling trillions.

We are groaning under this heavy hand of tyranny and oppression. We therefore imploringly stretch forth our hands towards the highest councils of our nation and demand redress of these abuses and usurpations of our rights, our liberties, and of our freedoms. For too long Mr. President, politicians have used party affiliations and social issues to divide us as a nation. But let the unmistakable rumblings from the Giant of Silence, who is now gathering its forces, organizing, and raising its voice that will be heard as well as felt, be a clear warning of what you have stirred and awakened.
This Tea Party Movement – the largest grassroots movement in the history of this country – is only the beginning! The participants have come from every political party – we are Independents, we are Republicans, we are Democrats, we are from all parties and from no party at all, and we are all ablaze with the passion of protection of our freedoms, of our rights, and of our Constitution!

We stand united. We stand united in principle and in purpose. We stand united against the undisciplined spending, waste, and corruption. We stand united against the unconstitutional bail-outs and soaring deficits. We stand united against the abuse of governmental power and its unrestraint. We stand united against the ever-expanding government and its ever-expanding intervention. We stand united against the drift to Socialism – whether in whole or in part. We stand united against the injustice and the blatant disregard of our rights as citizens. We stand united against the dismantling and desecration of our Constitution. We stand united against the lack of real concern for the future of America. In whole, we stand united against the self-righteous attitudes and the coercive maneuvers of big government imposing standards that most Americans DO NOT approve of! Our rallying cry to you is that this nation’s greatness cannot be maintained when the freedoms and liberties of its people are unconstitutionally denied and taken by the government. We stand united against the government when it abuses its proper role.

Your grievous governmental interventions and meddling are taking us down dangerous and destructive paths. Political economist Frederick Bastiat once said of this, “It is impossible to introduce into society... a greater evil than this; the conversion of the law into the instrument of plunder.” (The Law, Bastiat, p 12) We want so desperately to work freely and fairly together, but we ask you, how tight will these oppressive chains become? The inescapable consequences of your overzealous federal agencies (many of which are unconstitutional), are killing this nation.

Your programs and policies reach way too far into our future. Sadly, it is not only us, but it is our children, and our children’s children as well, who will find themselves enslaved and bound to the relentless servitude of national debts and programs and policies that have been so forcefully shackled upon us.

Demonstrably, in your rampant pursuit of progress and power, you have shown us little mercy and given us virtually no say in these matters or in our future. No president in the history of this nation has ever squandered so much of this nations wealth, plundered so much of its future, and diminished so much of its Constitutional greatness in such a short period of time. Clearly, you have overstepped your bounds and at times carelessly abused your powers and your privileges.

Mr. President, you must never forget your place. You are nothing more than a servant unto this people. It would be well to remember that the Federal government itself holds absolutely no power or authority to do anything its people do not bestow. We must remind you that the Constitution clearly explains that the primary function and role of government is to secure the rights and freedoms of its people – the heart and soul of this great nation – and anything more than this is usurpation and oppression.

By constitutional decree, you simply cannot meddle in areas where government is strictly prohibited. So contrary to any personal agenda or campaign slogan, the truth is, “No,... you can’t!”

History can teach us many things. A wise person, and a wise nation, will listen to those who have already worn out both their soles (spelled s-o-l-e) and their souls (spelled s-o-u-l) treading the paths of experience through trials and tribulations. These great forebearers have already born great pains, learned great lessons, and can thereby teach us great wisdom. President Herbert Hoover once said of the Great Depression, “Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement [!] Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves. Recovery can be expedited and its effects mitigated by cooperative action... The best contribution of government lies in the encouragement of the voluntary cooperation in the community.”(Memoirs of Herbert Hoover, Vol 3, The Great Depression, 1929-1941, pg 429-430)

We believe in this “voluntary cooperation.” We believe in serving our neighbors as well as serving our country. We believe our government owes us nothing and we do not seek to receive that which we have not earned. We believe the happiest and most productive people on earth are those who enjoy the most freedoms and liberties. We therefore believe the absolute best policy is to leave private industry (and our private lives as well) with their freedoms and privileges of setting their own course, solving their own problems, and operating and conducting themselves with little to no governmental intervention or control.

The American free enterprise system was designed to work best when left to its own inspiration, determination, and by the sweat of its own brow and by the labor from its own hands. Thomas Jefferson once declared, “A wise and frugal government shall leave [men]... free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it had earned. This is the sum of good government.” (Jefferson, Thomas, First Inaugural, 1801)

It is not you Mr. President that makes this nation great; although the Office has its place. It is not America’s soil; although by the richness of its harvest it is considered to be the world’s breadbasket. It is not America’s industry; although it produces the major part of the world’s best products and services. It is not America’s government itself; although it is the Ensign to all nations and to which all others are compared. No, it is America’s people. It is their ingenuity. It is their strength, their courage and their hard work. It is their sacrifice and their passion. It is their charity – the most charitable country in the history of the world. But above all, it is their love. It is their love of freedom, of liberty, and of justice.

It is the people and their love of goodness and of God that makes this nation so great. We are the people of this great nation and we hereby stand today like the patriots of old who stood at the harbors of Boston. We stand united and unwilling to allow our being unfairly taxed, unfairly treated, and unfairly represented. We are seeing a tide of unconstitutional abuse of governmental power, which has been intrusive and oppressive to our lives and we say it must stop. We are seeing a pilferage of our fortunes and of our properties; and we are seeing a shameful dishonoring of our sacred honor.

We therefore plead with the captains of our country for justice and for freedom, and we demand that you turnabout your invading ships from our shores. Mr. President you must stop and listen to the people. You must listen to the voice of those who have gone before and of those who are here now. Many of your ideals, feelings, and agendas ARE NOT in line with the majority of the people of this nation. You cannot simply strong-arm us into submission by one-sided solutions and then force us to do all the sacrificing. Admittedly, we are at a unique time in our history, a time of great crisis and great opportunity. Indeed, we are faced with tremendous challenges and almost endless problems that need to be solved. But there is hope. There are solutions. America is still great and can still have a great future. America alone stands as the worlds great hope for freedom. Freedom is the very foundation and by which everything else seems to rest. Freedom is truly what America stands for and what we are so willing to fight for.

We believe in making America strong again. But you must free us so that we can make these great things happen! We must be free to protect ourselves, free to organize, free to think, free to speak, free to write, free to work and produce, free to create, and free to give.

Stop trying to control us and everything about us. Stop trying to make every decision for us. Stop trying to be something you are not. Stop trying to subject us to your will and to every whim of your doctrine and your philosophy. Fulfill your oath and “faithfully execute” your office and obligations as President by doing all you can to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” for that is all we ask of you and nothing more. Let there be no mistake about it, we need good government. We need honorable, moral and ethical leaders who will sustain and be integral parts of such governments. Leadership must strengthen American freedom not weaken it.

We need order and we need law. But for the most part, we, as American citizens, can do so much more if government would just get out of our way! Respectfully Sir, our message to you, and to any governmental body or person who performs outside of Constitutional bounds, is clear and our pledge is the same: Get out of our faces! And let us again be happy in our pursuits of self-reliance and self-regulation. Get out of our fortunes! And let us again be prosperous and charitable. Get out and stay out of our lives! Let us again be free. It is to this end we stand. We stand in defense of our Constitution, of our rights, and of our freedoms. Let this be the mark of the beginning of a new voice, a new energy and a new force. And may God bless all of us in seeing that true freedom rings again.

Respectfully written and submitted by, Samuel Hackwell. Delivered from the steps of the Washington State Capital building in Olympia Washington on July 4, 2009.
Samuel Hackwell

Friday, July 03, 2009

Tacoma TEA Party July 4th, 2009

I looked around for a TEA party in Tacoma and couldn't find one. So....

Our little church is having a church picnic that day so I decided to take some TEA :) and let THAT be MY Tea party. :)

Noon to 4pm SAT

Here is the church website:

We are just going to eat, sing some songs, blow some bubbles, and maybe play a game of washer toss or horse shoes etc. I may read a short article about the men that signed the Declaration of Independence and a letter to BO. U R welcome to come by if ya like.

Larry My First Book:

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Went to the Y this morning and also signed up for a twelve week program starting 9AM Friday there. Picked up Mom for Prayer Meeting tonight. Good Meeting. Looking forward to the First Friday Fellowship at 7PM Friday night at TLBC 11102 Yakima Ave. So. Tacoma, WA. 98444. To see our church website click here. We are also planning a church pic nic on Saturday the 4th from around Noon to 4PM. I think I will take some TEA too in case anyone wants to make it a TEA party to protest against all the taxes that are coming down upon us. I saw that there were no TEA parties planned in Tacoma yet so put my name down as willing to have one on the TEA Party Website. click here

If you are interested in forcing BO to prove that he is a natural born citizen (a Constitutional requirement to run for President) which he has never done: click here.

With the national debt already out of control, President Obama has added 78,000 new government jobs to the federal payroll since he took office. Obama’s increase in the number of government employees will add hundreds of millions of dollars to our debt. If history is any measure, these jobs will never be eliminated. They will simply add to the mountains of debt we are leaving our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Government spending is filled with pork earmarks like this: The National Institutes of Health will pay $2.6 million in U.S. tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

In case you are not aware of it, here is what our present politicians are doing to us. They:

  • passed a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it.
  • are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying.
  • consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected.
  • want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others.
  • punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not.
  • admit to using the financial hurt of millions as an opportunity to push their political agenda.
  • run up trillions of dollars of debt and then sell that debt to countries such as China.
  • want government controlled health care.
  • want to take away the right to vote with a secret ballot in union elections.
  • refuse to stop the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into our country.
  • appoint a defender of child pornography to the Number 2 position in the Justice Department.
  • want to force doctors and other medical workers to perform abortions against their will.
  • want to impose a carbon tax on your electricity, gas and home heating fuels.
  • want to reduce your tax deductibility for charitable gifts.
  • take money from your family budget to pay for their federal budget.

We are Taxed Enough Already