Constitution Day? Now what’s that?

ThidConstitution2SMOnce again Constitution Day passed with nary a mention — and small wonder. To draw attention to a day that honors the Constitution might lead to citizens actually reading it. And this is something government officials would likely discourage. You see, while they have long praised the Constitution with their words, they have just as long ignored its authority with their actions. If citizens were actually aware of the principles contained in the Constitution and knew the limitations it placed on the federal government they might begin to ask embarrassing questions.

Can’t have that.

The Constitution authorizes the federal government to perform 35 specifically enumerated tasks. These tasks are delegated to the government by the people of the United States. Anything beyond those 35 actions is prohibited. At least that’s what Thomas Jefferson said. I seem to recall he knew a thing or two about the Constitution and its intent. Anyway, he said…

“Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated [in the constitution].”

But the Obama administration disagrees. Obama has appointed “Czars” (an office not authorized by the Constitution) to oversee various aspects of the government. These “Czars” dictate policy (an action not authorized by the Constitution) that carries the weight of law. Many of these dictates are contrary to the Constitution. Just a few examples include:

Once was the day when politicians at least pretended to respect the Constitution. This current batch apparently doesn’t see the need. They make no secret of their disdain for the document nor try to hide their intentions to ignore its limitations. They clearly consider themselves above the law and beyond being accountable to the people.

Fortunately there is a move afoot to stop viewing Washington, D.C. oligarchs as having any legitimate authority. There are alternatives — Constitutional alternatives.

Hope you had a good Constitution Day.

Thideology News of the Day

SketchPadThid2Every day the news reveals new and inventive assaults by the federal government of the United States on American liberty. Elements of the government are dead set on taking over health care — regardless of the desires of the citizenry and despite the clearly documented failures of similar systems in the U.K. and Canada. But this government is busy, not quite satisfied to assault one liberty at a time. Oh no, this government has employed a multi-pronged attack. Consider…

And that’s just the two items I ran across this morning. However, there is some good news and some really good news…

The Good News

Many Americans are not taking these assaults lying down. They are rising up, proclaiming their liberty in the face of those who would tyrannize us, and refusing to quietly submit to the illegitimate “authority” of government bureaucrats.

The Really Good News

God is in control.

Take heart in knowing that the federal government will not exercise one ounce of power that God does not allow. It may yet be unpleasant — but it’s not out of God’s control. Remember, God allowed Israel to be captured by Babylon. He allowed the destruction of the Temple. But this He did for the preservation of His people. God may yet allow the destruction of the United States as we know it. He may allow tyrants to take control and rule a once free land. But He has promised to preserve His people. He has promised to save His church.

Make no mistake, God is in control. He is sovereign — a term described at monergism.com like this:

[God’s sovereignty] simply refers to the fact that all things are under His rule and control, and that nothing happens in this Universe without His direction or permission. He is a God Who works, not just some things, but all things after the counsel of His own will (see Eph. 1:11). God’s purpose is all- inclusive and is never thwarted (see Isa. 46:11). Nothing Takes Him by Surprise.

The monergism website has a lot to say about God’s sovereignty and provides this nice overview of how scripture testifies of God’s sovereignty over every aspect of life on earth:

  • God is sovereign over the entire universe: Ps 103:19; Rom 8:28; Eph 1:11
  • God is sovereign over all of nature: Ps 135:6-7; Mt 5:45; 6:25-30
  • God is sovereign over angels & Satan: Ps 103:20-21; Job 1:12
  • God is sovereign over nations: Ps 47:7-9; Dan 2:20-21; 4:34-35
  • God is sovereign over human beings: 1 Sam 2:6-7; Gal 1:15-16
  • God is sovereign over animals: Ps 104:21-30; 1 Ki 17:4-6
  • God is sovereign over “accidents”: Pr 16:33; Jon 1:7; Mt 10:29
  • God is sovereign over free acts of men: Ex 3:21; 12:25-36; Ez 7:27
  • God is sovereign over sinful acts of men and Satan: 2 Sam 24:1; 1 Chr 21:1; Gen 45:5; 50:20

What an incredible encouragement this should be.

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