Gary has always loved America. His love for this country was instilled in him by his father, uncles, and grandfather. His grandfather came here from Japan to be a strawberry farmer in the northwest. His father and uncles fought bravely for our country even though their parents were detained in a war relocation camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor.As long ago as the 1970s, Gary felt concerned about the direction of the country. He felt something was happening to cause what he saw as America’s slow decline but wasn’t sure what to do about it. It wasn’t until 2001 that Gary started to understand what he calls “the connection between the decline of America and the expansive growth of the federal government.”
Unable to sit by watching America’s founding principles being swept away, Gary took action. Along with two other friends, Gary co-founded Freedom Congress, an organization dedicated to educating citizens about the importance of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.“Our collective conclusion was there needed to be a voice in the public forum directing the discussion of current affairs to the founding documents which created the freest, most prosperous nation on earth. The Bible lays the foundation for the precepts upon which the United States of America was built, Gary says. He believes in the truths of the Bible and he believes the Founding Fathers did too.
Gary’s homegrown organization has flourished after its humble beginnings. With a weekly email newsletter highlighting new articles by contributors such as Mychal Massie, Oliver North, Chuck Norris, Michael Youssef, and others, and conventions (when funding allows) held to bring together speakers like General Jerry Boykin and former Senator Jim DeMint, Gary’s goal is to give lay people information about how to get involved and change the political tide.For this reason, we are delighted to name Gary Terashita as a Guardian of the Republic for the work he is doing in his community.
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