Founder of Illinois Conservative.com and Co-founder of the Illinois Conservative Action Network.
The Enemy Within
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero (Ancient Roman Lawyer, Writer, Scholar, Orator and Statesman)
Pastor, Lecturer, Author, Educator and Co-founder of Illinois Conservative Action Network.
Dr Phil Stringer, an internationally recognized Minister and scholar, is Pastor of Ravenswood Baptist Church of Chicago. He is an active Bible Conference speaker, having spoken at over 325 churches, camps, Christian schools and colleges covering forty- six states and a number of foreign countries including Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, Syria, the Philippines, the Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad, Suriname, Guatemala, South Korea, and Grenada.
He is a frequent speaker at Civic and Conservative events on topics related to Current Events and America’s Christian Heritage. He has appeared on over 30 radio and television stations.
Dr. Stringer is the former President of the Landmark Baptist College (Haines City, Florida) and is currently a visiting professor for Asia Baptist Bible Seminary (Manila, Philippines), Landmark Baptist College (Manila, Philippines), Midwestern Baptist College (Pontiac, Michigan), and Dayspring Bible College (Lake Zurich, Illinois). He serves on the Advisory Councils for First Light Baptist Mission, the Graceway Bible Society of Canada and the Dean Burgon Society.
As an author he has published more than a dozen books, He has also written 22 college course curriculums including: U. S. History I, U. S. History II, World History I, World History II, The Christian Philosophy of History, Marriage and the Family, Christian Evidences, Bible College Administration (editor), Spiritual Leadership and The Life of Paul plus a number of others on Christian and Biblical subjects. In addition, he has written several high school curriculums on World History, Current Events, U. S. History, and Baptist History and Government. He has also written one elementary school curriculum on U. S. Presidents.
“It is my firm belief that most of our social, economic and political problems stem from our departure from the principles on which this nation was founded. Unless we return to those principles future generations are destined to live under the yoke of tyranny and deprivation. During my lifetime I have watched the steady progress of socialism as it crowds out liberty and freedom. I fear that unless this course is reversed, and soon, America is destined to follow in the footsteps of other illustrious nations whose former greatness is little more than a faded memory today.” ~Jerry McDaniel
Jerry McDaniel is a former Pastor, entrepreneur, business owner, and corporate trainer. Educated in Theology and Business Management, for most of his career he was engaged in a variety of professional training positions as an independent consultant, minister and corporate trainer. Politically, he is a Constitution fundamentalist.
With special training in hermeneutics, the science and methodology of interpreting texts, his approach to our founding documents is somewhat different than the majority of writers and bloggers. The common practice in studying the Constitution is to approach it from a legalistic point of view, taking into account changes imposed by court cases and Supreme Court decisions.
His approach is to apply textual criticism to the founding documents in an effort to determine the intent of the Framers. His goal is to let them speak for themselves without twisting their meaning to fit his personal social or political preferences. He often reviews court cases and judicial opinions, however, his guiding principle is Article Six of the U.S. Constitution which declares the Constitution itself to be the Supreme Law of the Land trumping actions of the Judicial, Legislative and Executive Branches of government.