Thideology news of the day

Unconstitutional

typewriter5.jpgThe United States Constitution authorizes specifically what the federal government may do. Anything not specifically authorized by that document is prohibited and reserved for the states and the people. The Bill of Rights specifically prohibits Congress from taking certain actions — and the very first prohibition on Congress in the Bill of Rights reads this way:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Yet congress habitually engages in behavior both not specifically authorized and specifically prohibited as if there were no limits on their authority. This story details how congress has put on the “fast track” legislation that prohibits the free exercise of one’s religion and abridges the freedom of speech — the first two prohibitions listed in the very first Amendment.

If you don’t think the passage of such a bill will radically impact the church in America then you need to go back and read this story again.

We’re letting them get away with it

This commentary reveals that “We the people” are largely to blame for this congressional power abuse because we’ve allowed ourselves to be enamored with give-away schemes to the point that we’ve come to accept any level of governmental intrusion into our liberty because the government “takes care of us.”

Ron Paul urges Americans to wake up

Texas congressman and potential 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul warns us of accepting governmental power abuse as normal and legitimate.

Some are waking up

This story reveals how 34 states have taken a stand against one federal attempt at power abuse. Hopefully more states will join in. Hopefully more abuses will be identified and resisted.

Bumper sticker of the day

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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