As history has proven time and time again, it does not take long for man to stray and begin craving their own power. We are living in a time where we are dangerously close to losing the Republic we were so preciously given.
Over the years, many Presidents have pushed and tested the limits of their authority. In many cases, Congress stepped up, did their job, and kept the president from overreaching. Many believe today’s Congress, one controlled by the opposition party no less, has stepped aside and been more gracious to the current president’s unprecedented power grab than his own party was.
Out of fear of media criticism, GOP leaders in the House and the Senate have turned their backs on their constituents, deserted their promises to the citizens, and abandoned their sworn duty to defend the Constitution. Choosing power and political standing over liberty, they have allowed an administration to violate the Constitution again and again without any opposition. They have refused to use any tools given to them by the founders to stop an out of control president. Instead of doing what is right, they are chomping at the bit to win the presidency in 2016 and use the unconstitutional powers they allowed Obama to usurp.
The 17th Amendment revised the senate electoral process, putting senatorial candidates directly on the public ballot. As a result, many senators now go to Washington to represent special interests, major campaign donors, and their own self-interests instead of their state.
Despite what current Congressmen claim, the legislative branch was not designed to be able to pass laws effortlessly. Gridlock, something today's politicians avoid like the plague, was part of the design. The filibuster purposely gave the minority party bargaining power in the Senate. The founders knew with every piece of legislation passed, someone’s freedoms and liberties are lost. They did not want it to be easy.
Today, many believe the Supreme Court as the ultimate, unchangeable authority. At one time the Supreme Court upheld slavery. (see Dreadful Scott Decision) They were wrong. Congress overruled them.
As addressed in Is Justice Blind?, the Supreme Court has deserted their charge of blind justice and have begun down the dangerous road of legislating from the bench. Chief Justice John Roberts completely disregarded his job and role when voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act in 2012. As the bill was written, Roberts agreed it was unconstitutional. But instead of voting against it as he should have, he rewrote it so it would be considered constitutional. When the Supreme Court redefined marriage in 2015, they themselves were being unconstitutional. (see What Is Love?) They should have sent the matter back to the states as instructed in the 10th Amendment. Once you have justices legislating from the bench with no accountability, the separations of powers is gone.
It’s not just that we have wandered from the original intent of the federal government, progressives have successfully transformed the government into their own god complete with a Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
The President has assumed the role of “Father”, imposing demands among his people through executive orders that extend way beyond his authority. He demonizes Congress, the Supreme Court and citizens if they dare not bow to his desires. Believing he is the ultimate authority, he has decided which laws he will enforce and which groups of people he will enforce laws on.
Congress is the “Son”, following the commands of the “Father” regardless of their political affiliation. They are completely willing to allow themselves to be sacrificed for the will of their “Father”, believing the ends justifies the means.
The Supreme Court is filling the role of “Holy Ghost”, supporting the desires and wishes of the “Father" and confirming the actions of the “Son” with no regard or respect to the Constitution. They work on the conscience of the people, determining what is right and wrong, such as abortion, gay marriage, and mandatory health care.
This new god spreads its religion with its own ministers and evangelists. The priests of the new church wear lab coats instead of pastoral robes, pushing their agenda of single payer health care, global warming (see The Science Is Settled II), abortion (see Suffering In Utopia), and evolution (see Gorilla Warfare and Leap Of Faith) through propaganda and distorted scientific studies. The evangelists preach daily in every mainstream media paper, magazine and television news network. (see Yellow Journalism: The Birth Of Fake News)
Just as God provided what the Jews needed in the desert, so the government does likewise. God did it so the Jews would learn to depend on Him for their needs. The government’s goal is identical. God did it for their good, not His. Yet,He still gives us free will and allows those who refuse Him to live with those consequences. The government claims to do it for the people, but uses it as a power grab to control the populous. They do everything to remove free will, punishing those who reject the new church.
As frustrating as this is, we must remember that we, as with the Jews all those years ago, must reject the New Trinity and rely totally and completely on God. While we can still fight and demand freedom, liberty, and integrity from our government officials, we must refuse to replace God with them.
That’s my 2 cents.
January 7, 2016
Just a little over a year after the states ratified the Constitution of the United States (see Constitution Day), it was time to put the revolutionary idea into practice. On January 7, 1789, citizens throughout the young country cast their first ballots ever for their national leaders, including the newly designed office of President. General George Washington won easily. Since then, through corruption, greed, pride, power, and sin, the original intent for the U.S. Government has gone drastically off course. To see how far we've gone, we must exam where we started.
While formulating the national governing body, the Constitutional Convention delegates reviewed and contemplated many forms of current and former governments. Following the structure God gave the Jewish people in Deuteronomy, it was decided that America would have a republican form of government “of the people, by the people and for the people.” It would consist of three separate but equal branches including a leader, judges, and representatives. One branch would write the laws, one branch would interpret the laws and one branch would enforce the laws. Checks and balances were given to each branch granting them the right, ability, and duty to keep the others restrained.
Controversy soon arose in the Legislative branch regarding how many Congressmen would be chosen per state. More inhabited areas suggested representation based on population with Edmund Randolph’s Virginia Plan. Realizing this would give densely populated states all the power, scantily settled areas countered with William Paterson’s New Jersey Plan, calling for equal representation from every state. With neither side willing to yield, several delegates worked together to produce the Connecticut, or Great, Compromise. Proposing a lower and upper chamber, it is the basis of our Congress today. The House of Representatives is comprised of members from each state based on the state’s population. These local representatives are voted on by the people and represent local interests. The closest government officials to the people, they are voted on every two years. This allows the public the ability to quickly discard any representative who is not doing his job. The Senate contains two congressmen from each state, originally elected by state legislatures, to represent the interests of the state.
Seeing an opportunity to permanently control the House, the South demanded slaves be counted in the state's population, giving them the advantage and securing votes for their cause. Northern states challenged this, arguing since slaves were not represented in Congress, they should not be counted. Again, delegates were at an impasse. Another compromise was made referred to as the 3/5ths Rule. Every five slaves would be counted as three people. It in no way suggested Negros were less of a human. It was in every way the pro-abolition North trying to prevent slave states from exploiting Negros to dominate the House, preventing any possibility of abolishing slavery in the future. As part of the deal, slave owners had to designate their slaves as property and pay taxes on them. As slavery was a very divisive topic, it was agreed to postpone any disruption in the practice until 1808. At that time the importation of slaves could be terminated. (see Inalienable Rights)
The House was granted power of the purse, or federal funds. Only they can propose legislation which generates revenue i.e. taxation. They also determine where the money goes. This was by design to separate powers as well as give the legislative branch a specific check and balance on the President. If a President begins to go beyond his authority, the House can reign him in through the budget. That is, if the Speaker of the House chooses to do so.
Once laws are written, the Executive Branch was given the responsibility to enforce them. Headed by the highest office in the country, it was also given the job of overseeing the country’s administrative matters and dealing with foreign affairs. After spending years fighting a war to break from the King, there was little desire to set up a monarchy or dictatorship here. The Executive Branch was designed with the concept that the leader and his appointed advisors would be equal to the other two branches of government. The President has power over the military as the Commander in Chief to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” but to avoid a tyrannical president, only Congress has the ability to declare war. The Constitution also requires Congress approve treaties and other foreign documents the President agrees to so as to prevent the president from grabbing ultimate power. Likewise, the President was given the veto to reject bills passed by Congress. (see Views And Vetoes)
When deciding how to address this leadership role, the Senate considered calling George Washington upon his election, “His Highness the President of the United States.” A most humble man, Washington declined the elaborate designation and opted instead to simply be referred to as Mr. President. It was Washington who also set the precedent of serving only two terms, one that was kept until progressive Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt took office. (see The Man Who Refused To Be King) Others have run for a third term, but FDR was the only one to succeed in obtaining it, largely due to being in the midst of World War II. He left the country in such disarray upon his death in his 4th term that a Republican Congress quickly passed the 22nd Amendment limiting the President to only two terms in office. Democrat support was contributed to them wanting to prevent a Republican President from obtaining the power FDR did.
The third branch of the government, the Supreme Court, is the Judicial branch. Their job is to interpret laws and determine their Constitutionality. Personal desires are to be left at the door and decisions regarding laws are instructed to be made strictly on what the Constitution allows. According to the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights, any topics not specifically addressed in the Constitution are to be referred to the individual states. If a ruling is made that seems incorrect, Congress always has the power to write laws to supersede court rulings. They also have the ability to impeach a judge who is abusing his or her power. (see Libel Laws And Fake News)
THE NEW TRINITY