On May 2, 1778, when the Continental Army was beginning to emerge from its infamous winter at Valley Forge, Commander-in-Chief George Washington issued the following:
The commander-in-chief directs that divine service be performed every Sunday at eleven o'clock in those brigades [in] which there are chaplains; those which have none [are] to attend the places of worship nearest to them. It is expected that officers of all ranks will by their attendance set an example to their men. While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not
to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian. The signal instances of providential goodness which we have experienced, and which have now almost crowned our labors with complete
success, demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of gratitude and piety to the Supreme Author of all good.—
The Writings of George Washington, JC Fitzpatrick, ed., Wash. DC: US Gov't Printing Office, 1932, Vol. XI:342-343, General Orders of 5/2/1778
On May 12, 1779, in a speech to the Delaware Indian Chiefs, Washington coached them:
You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are. Congress will do every thing they can to assist you in this wise intention.
The Writings of George Washington, JC Fitzpatrick, ed., Wash. DC: US Gov't Printing Office, 1932, Vol 15, p.55.
The main components of the George Washington Coaching Program are:
You are a victim of educational malpractice. You need to experience the education that produced Americans like George Washington and Samuel Adams. It's never too late to start.
You have been brainwashed, and are held captive by a religious cult.
Learning new facts is not enough; you must risk and take action. You must change patterns and habits. You learn best by teaching others.
You need someone to nag you. You need someone to encourage you. You need someone to hold up a mirror so you can see yourself. You need someone who can point out your blind spots.
Ideally, in theory, you're getting all this in your local church, where other members are all committed to becoming extraordinary Christians of virtue and social impact, and your Pastor is also a Coach, empowering you to become everything God created you to be.
Realistically, statistically, you're not.
We will be happy to share our educational program with you without charge. You can access the homework assignments and pursue them on your own.
This won't do you much good.
Everything in our program is already available without charge on the Internet. If you really wanted to become an extraordinary American, an extraordinary Christian, and an extraordinary human being, you already know the next step. The door is already open.
But you're not going through the door. You're not systematically learning, growing, and becoming the next George Washington, or even the next you.
This is because you need a coach.
You don't need an expert or guru. You don't need a Pope or shaman. You just need another human being who's on the same road, headed to the same destination. Someone who has made the same commitments you have.
The purpose of George Washington Coaching is not just to give you the homework, but to create a network of like-minded people that can encourage you.
- You can sign up for one of three levels of coaching.
The Free Version is a blog which is found here. There's no real coaching here. It's just a daily summary of the homework assignments. Reading these assignments is better than nothing.
- A minimal level of coaching is The Basic Program. Each day you will receive an email reminder and a link to the readings of the day. The linked webpage contains audio files of the readings plus commentary which you can listen to while following along in the written texts. The combination of audio and visual learning enhances comprehension. This program is for those who need a
nudge to get working each day. The daily webpage also contains links to an extraordinarily large number of resources from thousands of pages in the George Washington Coaching archives, as well as numerous other helpful sources from around the Internet. The cost is one dollar per day.
- The Full Coaching Program gives you access to
- MP3 downloads of the daily readings and commentary to burn to CD so that in addition to listening while you read the texts, you can listen in the car while you drive to and from work, while you do chores, exercise, or relax.
- Unlimited email Q&A.
- Weekly live teleseminars, with replays available.
- Monthly one-on-one coaching calls consisting of laser-focused work on the obstacles to your progress. These calls provide more rigorous accountability. These calls jump-start you when you're stalled, and throw you into warp speed when you're already making progress.
- Access to the Discussion Forums, where other full (paying) members pool ideas on how to apply the principles we're learning and concrete, practical ways to influence culture.
- We urge you to compare the features, benefits, and outcomes of George Washington Coaching with Prison Fellowship's Centurions Program, which costs $2,000 per year.
- The cost of the full George Washington Coaching program is approximately three dollars per day.
During the next year you will read through the Bible in Chronological Order. The first verse in the Bible is John 1:1. Each day we will give you the assigned reading which will take you through the Bible in one year.
You will be given two or three really easy no-brainer questions about the day's reading.
We want you to set up a blog to record your answers. You can make your blog private or public. Public accountability is not a bad thing.
- Interest in People
- Motivation of Others
- Work for Quality
Property and civilization are not secure in the absence of these character traits, no matter how powerful "governments" are. Where these traits are cultivated and rewarded, "archists" are unnecessary.
In addition to reading the assigned portion of the Bible, you are expected to spend a minimum of 90-180 seconds per day meditating on Godly character traits, using guidelines we specify, with the goal of developing these traits in your own life. A partial list of required traits appears in the box on the right. Meditating on these character traits will transform you into an extraordinary Christian.who
is working for Theocracy and 100% pure laissez-faire capitalism. You simply agree to allow us to "brainwash" you by listening to our "anarchist" audio meditations.
Success experts like Brian Tracy say you should read for an hour a day in your chosen field to be successful (that's more than a dozen books a year). George Washington read the Bible for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. Your "chosen field" was
chosen for you by God: to be an extraordinary human being. If you can't read just five of the most important books in the history of Western Civilization next year, you'll never be a success in the human race.
You must be willing to become the person your family, friends, and co-workers most admire by the time you finish this program, even if you don't think that's possible.
You must be willing for your family, friends, and co-workers to see you trying to make radical changes in your life.
You must be willing to admit that if you are not already the most admired person that your family, friends, and co-workers know when you begin this program, that this is your own fault. (This is a requirement because many people subconsciously refuse to make a commitment to radically improve their lives because then they will have to admit that they weren't without fault all along. Better to just stick with
the status quo (they think) than to admit their own shortcomings by resolving to improve them.)
You must agree in advance that when you complete this program you will volunteer to be a mentor or coach to at least one other person each year for as long as you are able to do so. We will show you how to make a substantial commission every time you sell our home-study program to people in your church, at work, or in your neighborhood. Enroll two acquaintances in a George Washington Coaching program, and
your program is free. After that, each enrollee brings you some income to invest in your growing ministry.
We ask that you commit in advance to donate (to religious or charitable causes) a minimum of 10% of any windfall profits that accrue to you as a result of undertaking our program.
The Bible promises that if you meditate on God's Commandments (the basis for the character traits you will be studying) you will prosper:
Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This book of the Law shall not depart out of thy mouth: but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou
mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
And keep the charge of the LORD your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn;
1 Kings 2:3
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
Click here for more promises.
On the other hand, you may lose everything. In our day the "Bill of Rights" means nothing. You may become the object of government surveillance. The FBI or other government intelligence agencies may open a dossier on you and members of your family. Your participation and public affiliation with an
"anarchist" website may lead to IRS harassment in the form of an audit or other legal inconveniences. You may be deemed an "enemy combatant." If your job required you to take an oath or sign a statement indicating your support of the U.S. Constitution, you may lose your job because you visit
"anarchist" websites. Your house or place of business may be searched and your assets "forfeited."
We cannot be responsible for these eventualities.
You have to make the decision: will you be approved by the government, or will you be approved by God?
The Five Books You'll Read This Year
1. The Bible
The Bible is the most important book in the history of Western Civilization. It is also the book more people own but have never read. Yet these same people have dogmatic opinions about the nature of the Bible and what it says. Because you are a victim of educational malpractice, and lack a colonial American education, you may have erroneous pre-conceived ideas about
the Bible that close your mind to the conclusions to which we are trying to lead you. You may doubt our credibility and reliability to the point where you will not be persuaded by anything we say about the Bible. Therefore we will require you to read four (4) other works which are widely regarded as being among the most important in the history of Western Civilization. Reading these four works, in addition to the Bible, will
re-create a colonial American education in just one year. These four credible, reliable, and time-honored works will abundantly confirm our "anarchist" and "Theocratic" interpretation of the Bible and the human condition. We will show you how to download these works for free from the Internet.
Success experts like Brian Tracy say you should read for an hour each day in your chosen field to be successful (that's more than a dozen books a year). George Washington read the Bible for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. Your "chosen field" was chosen for you by
God: to be an extraordinary human being. If you can't read just four of the most important books in the history of Western Civilization next year, you'll never be a success in the human race.
2. "The Westminster Standards"
At a time when the total population of America was only four million people, it is estimated that some five million copies of the "Westminster Shorter Catechism" were available in the colonies. Historian Richard Gardiner writes:
The Westminster Catechism was not only a central part of the colonial educational curriculum, learning it was required by law. Each town employed an officer whose duty was to visit homes to hear the children recite the Catechism. The primary schoolbook for children, the New England Primer, included the Catechism. Daily recitations of it were required at these schools. Their
curriculum included memorization of the Westminster Confession and the Westminster Larger Catechism. There was not a person at Independence Hall in 1776 who had not been exposed to it, and most of them had it spoon fed to them before they could walk.
It takes approximately 11 minutes per day to read through the Bible from cover to cover. It only takes a couple of minutes to read through the Westminster Catechisms and Confession. They were written around 1645 and the drafters unequivocally opposed "anarchism." But they believed that God is God, and denied that the State is God, a necessary first step on your road to becoming a "Vine
& Fig Tree" anarchist.
Many people today believe that the government produces wealth. Others want the government to redistribute wealth ("spread the wealth") to special interests. Such people wouldn't even entertain the idea of abolishing the government, much less actively work toward that goal. "The government can give us whatever we want if we just vote the most generous and compassionate politicians into
office." Adam Smith would be appalled at such ignorance and immorality. Smith taught ethics at the University of Glasgow and wrote a Theory of Moral Sentiments.
In the same year as the Declaration of Independence was written (1776), Adam Smith wrote a book entitled An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations,
widely regarded as the first treatise on capitalism. Capitalism is unquestionably one of the most important features of Western Civilization. Capitalist nations enjoy health and prosperity. Capitalism is the opposite of socialism. Socialist nations can't spread the wealth, they can only spread the poverty. Socialism -- government intervention in the economy -- is not just inefficient and wasteful, it is immoral.
Smith's book is not easy reading. A more recent treatise is: Capitalism
by Prof. George Reisman. We will assign Reisman's text. Consistent socialism is maximum government. We believe consistent capitalism is anarchism, the absence of government force. Prof. Reisman disagrees with us, but his book will help us prove our point with credibility and impeccable logic.
America became the most prosperous and admired nation in history because it was a nation "Under God." In short, America was a Christian Theocracy. Today the word "theocracy" conjures up images of Islamic terrorists and mullahs. People think of "theocracy" as a police state governed by priests. This is inaccurate. The
word "theocracy" comes from two Greek words, theos, meaning "God," and a Greek word meaning "rule." A theocracy where God rules is a nation "under God." America has always been known as "one nation Under God," and therefore America has
always been a Christian Theocracy.
But there are good theocracies and there are bad ones. A nation can be attempting to be a Christian Theocracy and do a very poor job of it. We do not believe that a good Christian Theocracy is a police state. We believe a good Christian Theocracy is one where all the priests and princes have resigned and gotten real jobs where they serve others.
A Christian Theocracy seeks to give God all the glory. It's hard to see that God rules when the State claims to be the Messiah.
Americans today have been misled by the myth of "the Separation of Church and State." This mythical idea -- not found anywhere in the Constitution -- has come to mean the separation of God and State, with God being separated into the private world of fantasy and imagination, and the State having omnipotent
power in public, "the real world."
|In 1892 the United States Supreme Court unanimously declared that America was "a Christian nation." The Court went back to the discovery of North America by Columbus, and summarized all the official legal charters and documents that acknowledged our duty to God and
created the American Theocracy, the most prosperous and admired nation in history.
||In 1989 the Court said, "This Court squarely has rejected the proposition that the First Amendment is to be interpreted in light of any favoritism for Christianity that may have existed among the Founders of the Republic.
"May have?" America is no longer a nation under God. As a result, America -- once prosperous and admired -- is now bankrupt and despised.
The great conflict in Western Civilization today is whether our world will become
||an Islamic theocracy,
||an atheistic theocracy (where man thinks he is his own god, but the omnipotent secular State wields total, crushing power),
||or whether America will again be a "City upon a Hill," persuading the world to become a peaceful, global Christian Theocracy -- the kind described by the Prophet Micah.
The fourth reading assignment will be the history of Christian Theocracy and "Western Civilization."
Hundreds of years before Christ, the prophet Daniel spoke of the first Christmas, Christ's coming in the days of the Roman Empire. That empire was destroyed, and Christian Theocracy began growing. The Emperor Justinian began Christianizing the Eastern Roman Empire, and in the West kings like Alfred and Ethelbert made the 10 Commandments the
basis of new legal systems. The "Common Law" began, with a Christian foundation, and eventually found its way into the Constitution of the United States, "a Christian nation." No one book adequately chronicles this history, so we will read from a number of books that try:
Excerpts from these books are freely available on the Internet. Only one of the authors agrees with our anarchist conclusions, but their arguments lead to our conclusions if consistently held.
There are two stories that need to be told:
The first is how Christianity destroyed the slavery and paganism of the Roman Empire and brought "Liberty Under God," the foundation of "Western Civilization" (476 A.D.- 1517 A.D.).
The second story is the story of America, and how
• Calvinism created America (1517 - 1787)
• America apostatized into an atheistic empire (1789 - 2012)
• and -- hopefully -- how America repented and became an anarchist-theocracy (2012 - ????).
To begin this second story, we will assign the reading of the Supreme Court's opinion in the 1892 Decision Holy Trinity Church vs. The United States and all the historic legal documents cited by the Court.
- Four months into the program we will be taking a detailed survey of all participants to monitor their progress. We will determine the chief continuing objections to becoming an anarchist (if any). The fourth text will be assigned based on the individual answers.
One of the most popular objections to undertaking the task of abolishing an atheistic dictatorship by working to persuade archists to repent (resign) is the belief that Christ is going to return "any day now," and "you don't
polish brass on a sinking ship." Christians are soon going to be "raptured," many believe, so why work against the tyranny of "The New World Order" or invest energy in a defense of "Liberty Under God?" Those voicing such objections will be assigned the reading of an 1876 book entitled The Parousia:
This book is simply a catalog of all New Testament prophecies concerning "the second coming." The result of looking at all the evidence will be a "paradigm shift."
Other objections will be prescribed an appropriate remedy on an individual basis.
- In order to succeed in the program, you must agree to give up 1 hour of "the mainstream media" each day:
- 1 hour of "American Idol," or
- a half-hour of the CBS Evening News and a half-hour reading the sports section of your favorite newspaper, or
- 2 half-hour sit-coms, or
- 1 hour of escapist fiction, romance novels, or
- 1 hour of computer games, off- or online, or
- 1 hour of Rush Limbaugh, Opie and ____, or other "drive time" radio as you commute to work (Those enrolled in the Full Coaching Program have access to MP3 downloads of this home-study program to burn to CD so you can listen in the car while you drive to and from work), or
- any combination of 1 hour's worth of the mainstream media each and every day. Cut it out.
You will substitute in its place 35-45 minutes of our daily reading program, 5 or 6 minutes answering no-trick questions, and a few minutes of prayerful thought.
• 20 minutes in the morning, 20 in the evening.
• 15 minutes for breakfast, 15 minutes at lunch, 15 minutes after dinner.
• Any way you choose.
The Free Version
Registration for the Free Program begins on George Washington's Birthday, February 22, 2012. You can sign up here:
Each day your knuckles will be rapped with a stick by an ugly school marm, and you will be frog-marched into study hall to read the educational curriculum that made Americans extraordinary, and made America the most prosperous and admired nation in history. No charge for this extraordinary opportunity.
Details on registration for the coaching programs will be here on George Washington's Birthday, February 22, 2012. Watch for the sign-up sheet, and enroll quickly -- slots are limited.