"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Abraham Lincoln.
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master." (George Washington)"

Who or What is the BTEAM!

The BTEAM was started back in 1979 with a few dedicated individuals that feared our country was drifting from its founding in to a path of the unknown, they created the BTeam.  Back then we did not have the internet, emails, text messaging, Facebook, FreedomTorch, Twitter, Linkedin, or cell phones. All we had was ourselves and our FAITH. We have been driven by a passion to protect this country from those that have chosen to destroy her. Our passion is rutted in our God, our Founding Principles and the laws from both. If the battles before us are not put on the agenda of every citizen in the United States, then there will be not a United People to defend her.

Christianity addresses itself to every aspect of life - the home, school, community, business and politics - as well as to the church. It involves everything we do and is a way of thinking, speaking, and behaving.

Our Christian belief requires that we become involved in government and bear witness to the truth that our nation became great because of our faith in God. The very foundation of our nation was built upon Christian principles as we launched ourselves as: "One Nation under God."

Today many are working to deny our Christian origins, to defy God and thus, however unwittingly, to destroy our nation. To remain a great nation we must have Christian leadership at every level of government. Paul wrote: "To aspire to leadership is an honorable ambition." He described Christian leaders as above reproach, faithful to their wives, sober, temperate, courteous, hospitable and good teachers, not given to drink or brawling, or a forbearing disposition, avoiding quarrels, and not lovers of money. No one can meet those standards through mere human wisdom and power. Only Jesus was perfect and pure. But we Christians must involve ourselves politically to seek out individuals who approach Paul's description of a Christian leader and are willing to live and lead by faith in Christ, then work hard to elect them to office.

Unfortunately, there are too few Christian leaders in government today. As a result, we are experiencing a devastating erosion of moral standards in our nation. This deterioration is typified by an absence of ethics in government, a glorification of sex and violence, and increase in drug and alcohol use, accompanied by rising crime rates, and a proliferation of socialism. The latter has progressed to the point that millions of individuals are relinquishing responsibility, initiative, and self-respect to the government and relying on government rather than on God.

My personal philosophy is based on a deep belief in God and in exercising common sense in government.

It is best described in the words of President Lincoln, who in 1859 wrote the following in a letter to his brother:

             "You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift.

                 You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.

                 You cannot help the wage earner, by pulling down the wage payer.

                 You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by encouraging class hatred.

                 You cannot help the poor, by destroying the rich.

                 You cannot establish sound security, on borrowed money.

                 You cannot keep out of trouble, by spending more than you earn.

                 You cannot build character and courage, by taking away mans' initiative and    independence.

 You cannot help man permanently, by doing for them what they would and should do for themselves."

 "I believe Christians must become involved in politics as elected officials, candidates, and campaign workers, to strengthen and preserve our great nation by insuring that it remains 'one nation under God.' Christians have stayed aloof from politics for too long. When prayers are banned from schools, preachers of the gospel are denied freedom of speech, and our moral standards have reached the lowest levels, surely it is time for Christians to act!"

Leo Berman, City Councilman, Arlington, Texas

I talked to Leo about his statement?