What does the term “Guardians” mean in the title of the book?

To answer this question, I’m going to paste an excerpt from the book. Before I do that, let me explain how my novel came to be.

When I was living on the estate that’s depicted at the beginning of the book, I picked up an autobiography by Benjamin Franklin in an old mill in Milford, PA.  While reading it, I had a strong feeling/premonition/sense that a non-politician, a billionaire businessman, was going to run for and become the President of the United States. This feeling was so strong, that I began to write my first novel, RETURN OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS’ GUARDIANS.

As I researched, one issue was key. I wanted to have a Return of The Founding Fathers and it was important to me that it be biblically correct. My belief in needing this as part of the plot was unwavering.

As life took me on different paths, I found myself in Texarkana, Arkansas where an acquaintance persistently invited me to attend her church, called “Church on The Rock.” This is where I met Pastor John. After several meetings, I went home and prayed to be shown how the Founding Fathers were protected, in a way that I could understand.

I was grateful to receive my answer almost immediately. I said to myself, could this be true? I needed to verify. I needed to do research. The odds against this made it seem impossible . . .  so my research began.

To my amazement, I found clear verification of the thoughts that had come to me that day.

I’ll end this post with excerpts from Chapter 61 of RETURN OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS’ GUARDIANS to demonstrate how I presented some of this information in my novel.

In this scene, the president, a one world government person at the end of his second term, is trying to keep a true American patriot from becoming the next President of the United States. These excerpts offer insight about the term “Guardians.”

Excerpts from Chapter 61:

McAllister waved his right hand. “Let’s take, for example, archangels. Everyone knows that the Catholic religion talks about archangels . . . Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raquel. Most people don’t realize that they’re also part of Judaism, Islam, and most other Christian religions. They transcend all religious beliefs.”  . . .

“evidence that the original Founding Fathers were also aided by archangels.”

“They have copies of letters from Washington, himself, along with Franklin, Jefferson and Adams. They really believe this.” . . .

“I was skeptical, too.”

“I’ve never heard that theory, so you’ll have to fill me in. You say they have evidence that this type of thing happened when the country was founded?” . . .

“Yes, . . .  he also told us about a letter that Washington wrote to his brother. They believe Carnegie has it. And it’s actually the only copy of it known to exist. In the letter, Washington, himself, wrote that he was visited and was under the protection of Michael, the Archangel. He outlined an incident that happened before anyone had even heard of him, just outside of what’s now Pittsburgh. He wrote that a horse was shot out from under him in a battle and he was flying through the air when the Archangel visited him. Although the incident isn’t widely known, it is well documented. Several witnesses saw four gunshot holes in Washington’s coat that night.”

The president and McAllister had been together for years and this was the first time McAllister had seen fear in the president’s eyes. They were large and white and his voice had an uncharacteristic squeak. “I’m aware of that incident, but I’ve never heard of the letter, or of this explanation.”

“That’s because Washington wrote two letters. One became public and the other stayed in the family until Carnegie paid a huge, undisclosed sum for it. And there’s more. There are other incidents. They have actual letters from Franklin and Jefferson documenting some of them.”

McAllister broke eye contact with the president. He stood and paced in a large circle. “Franklin wrote three letters to his wife referencing help from the Lord. In one, he documented a time when he was in England as an ambassador trying to negotiate peace between England and the colonies. After many frustrating months of trying to maintain open communications and negotiations, Franklin said he was visited by Archangel Gabriel in a dream. He claimed that Gabriel said she would be with him and stay with him to maintain the Lord’s work, and she told him that from that day forward he was to ‘Speak ill of no man.’”

Nate stopped and turned toward the president. “When Franklin woke, he felt optimistic about the day, and the story goes that he put on his Manchester velvet suit and went to the Privy Council that was held in the room called the Cockpit because during the reign of King Henry the Eighth they had staged bloody cockfights there.

“Franklin didn’t know that news of the Boston Tea Party had just surfaced, and some blamed him for speaking ill of the new taxes, so the ministers decided to make an example of Benjamin Franklin, and all rebellious provincials.”

McAllister pulled a sheet of paper from the briefcase he had leaned against the side of the couch. “Let me read you the exact account.”

It was Saturday, January 29, 1774. The Privy Council was packed to the rafters ‘and in all probability was preconcerted,’ Franklin later wrote. One of Franklin’s friends in London wrote an account for the Pennsylvania Gazette saying they seemed ‘ready to crucify him.’

Prime Minister Lord North arrived late and found the room so crowded, even he had to stand for the spectacle.

Franklin was about to face the Solicitor General of the Lord North Ministry, Alexander Wedderburn, ‘a nasty and ambitious prosecutor,’ whose reputation was as offensive as they came.

Wedderburn had his marching orders – to destroy the character of Benjamin Franklin.

For near an hour, Alexander Webberburn unleashed a torrent of verbal hell.

Franklin indignantly described himself standing in the Cockpit. He seemed shocked that no one, not a single one of the 36 lords present, called for the Solicitor General to return back to the original reason the hearing was scheduled; ‘they seemed to enjoy highly the entertainment, and frequently burst out in loud applauses.’

Wedderburn’s voice bellowed while he was pounding the council table until (according to Jeremy Bentham) ‘it groaned under that assault.’ Furthermore, Wedderburn continued, ‘Hutchinson had been the victim of Franklin’s unscrupulous schemes to incite rebellion.’

Franklin described in a letter how a spirit of calmness came over him as he remembered his dream. It was said that, ‘Benjamin Franklin stood right there, motionless for the full hour, taking Wedderburn’s abuse along with the howls and laughter of the spectators.’ Edward Bancroft noted, ‘The Doctor was dressed in a full suit of spotted Manchester velvet, and stood conspicuously erect, without the smallest movement of any part of his body.’

Shortly thereafter, ‘Dr. Franklin left England, a fully-converted rebel to the cause. He never looked back nor second-guessed his feelings which seemed to have changed completely during the one hour verbal beating he took in the Privy Council.’

Franklin wrote that years later he had a dream early in the morning, again of Archangel Gabriel. Later that day, September 3, 1783, the peace treaty ending the American Revolutionary War was signed. Benjamin Franklin was there, of course, and was one of the signers for the newly-recognized United States of America. Friends noticed he wore the same Manchester velvet suit that he had worn the day he had been abused by Wedderburn before the Privy Council. They asked him why. Franklin smiled and said, ‘To give it a little revenge.”

Viewing the pictures of the Archangel Gabriel and then Franklin, the first thing that stood out were the colors. Those depicted in pictures over the centuries of Gabriel were the same colors Franklin wore that day in the Privy Council, and when he signed the treaty.    . . .

“When we did some research, this all checked out, so we had some of our people speak with different pastors about archangels. It seems that Gabriel is a messenger of God, sometimes depicted as a female, and her role is one of communications and being a mediator. She’s the patron saint of broadcasting, telecommunications, diplomats, messengers and the postal service. She brings good news and has power and strength unseen. Apparently she gets her strength for others through diplomacy.”

Malik was beginning to see where McAllister was going. “Do you mean to tell me that Franklin took on the traits of this Archangel Gabriel?”

“I can’t deliver a conclusion. I can only convey the facts, and speaking with our actuaries, the odds of things lining up like this is close to zero.”

“Like what?”

“Oh, I know it sounds strange, but if Gabriel is the patron saint of postal workers, clerics and diplomats, just think about it. The Post Office department was created in 1792 and Benjamin Franklin was the first postmaster general. And he was the diplomat sent to England and France to represent the colonies. And we’ve uncovered the same association with Washington and Archangel Michael.”

Malik sat motionless, staring at the ceiling.

“Another example . . . similar traits are endless, but think of this one. Washington usually wore blue and white and many pictures also show him wearing red. It’s recorded that in 1774, “While Washington attended the daily session of Congress, he chose an unusual form of dress — his old red-and-blue uniform from the French and Indian War.”8 Of course he had on a white shirt. Many people don’t even realize that the colors of our flag were chosen, in part, to honor Washington. Pictures of the most powerful archangel, Michael, also show him in red, white, and a “deep blue cloak of protection”9 with an energy that is royal blue.

“There are lots of examples of this one. Washington was dressed in red, white and deep blue in that well-known painting, The Prayer at Valley Forge, by Arnold Friberg. And Washington crossing the Delaware, Washington’s Vision, even the earliest portrait of Washington, all show him dressed in the colors of Michael. Then there are paintings of the Archangel Michael by Verrocchio in the 1400s, ‘The archangel mentioned in 1Thessalonians 4:16 as calling souls for the Last Judgement is by tradition, Michael,’10 and he’s dressed in red white and blue in a Swiss painting dated about 1500 and the painting, Victory over Satan; and he’s in red, white, and blue in a book of hours dated about 1325.

“I was never aware of it, but now I see that even the famed painting of Betsy Ross showing the flag to Washington shows the uncanny match in the red, white and blue of the flag and the attire of Washington as he’s standing there looking at it.”

McAllister picked up the paper again and began reading aloud. Washington spoke about being visited by visions on more than one occasion. These are the words of Washington himself, as told by Anthony Sherman.

Something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I.11

Sherman went on to describe three visions Washington said were conveyed to him by the female vision, who was most likely Gabriel. Then she said, “Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted; Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful is the third, but in this greatest conflict the whole world united shall not prevail against her.”12

Washington later described the three perils as what might be interpreted today as large wars.

Washington’s account concluded, “With the words the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown to me the birth, progress, and destiny of the United States.”13

“I presume there are also other accounts?” Malik said softly.

“Yes. They also have a document written by Jefferson about the signing of the Declaration of Independence.”

After setting the scene in Philadelphia, McAllister relayed Jefferson’s account as best he could, and when he got to the part where Jefferson recounted, “Then a man rose and spoke,” it was almost as if he were there. He could hear the man say “Sign the parchment! They may turn every tree into a gallows, every home into a grave, and yet the words of that parchment can never die . . . sign it, as if the next moment the noose is around your neck, for that parchment will be the textbook of freedom, the Bible of the rights of men forever!”14 The man, he told Malik, disappeared and was never identified.

After that story, the oval office was silent, not a word was spoken for over a minute. The president continued to stare. He actually had been aware, even before Nate’s stories, that angels were depicted, not only in Christian Bibles, but in the Hebrew Bible and in the Qur’an. But active here on earth? Now?

President Malik was somber. “Don’t repeat this to anyone right now.”

McAllister nodded and the oval office lingered in stillness.

David Burke


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