Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Progressives Declaring War

Tyrants always have a problem with religion, whether it's the Democrat Administration in Washington, Vladimir Putin in Moscow, or the Kims of North Korea. If God the Creator holds ultimate authority, then the dictators cannot. "No one can serve two masters: for either you will hate the one, and love the other; or else you will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon [earthly power]", Jesus said. In our present age, technology has given terrible powers to earthly authorities, and we can be tracked and monitored all day, every day. The temptation to seize final, total control is irresistible to tyrants. 

We are seeing brazen and evil dictates emanating from the federal government, and they're focused particularly on people of faith.  By trying to force the Catholic church to provide birth control and abortion services in their hospitals, Obama and his Democrat minions are declaring war on all believers. If they can force anyone to violate conscience and religious principles they can force you, too. Their dictates run contrary to the Constitution and every ideal of American liberty. We are all Catholics now, essentially. Mobs are being mobilized through unions, political activist cells, and media generated hysteria to accomplish so-called "democratic" goals, but they are demonic. President Obama is a flagrant abuser of people, process, protocol and every tradition of the Presidency and our government.

We are being tested as never before, and we have a glorious opportunity to distinguish ourselves in this conflict.

Our American Republic

Civilization began growing as soon as people figured out how to counteract the mob mentality. Laws, morals, and faith in friendship made private property possible; which always motivates individuals to specialize and produce. Kings were a solution for several thousand years, but monarchies create problems. Sophisticated and educated people crave self-government, and Americans have been the most successful at it, until now. We are in grave danger, however.

America is not a democracy, and it never was. Pure democracy cannot work. The ancient Greeks - who created the first democratia - discovered that the common people can quickly become a dangerous mob. Far too often the Greeks found themselves dispatching military forces to wreak havoc on an ally or enemy in the heat of anger; but when the sun rose the next morning they would realize their grave mistake. Ships or runners would be dispatched with counter-orders. Sometimes it was too late and they committed mass murder.

The Romans adored all things Greek, and tried democracy also. It failed. But being eminently practical and smart, the Romans came up with a brilliant modification, the res publica, which we translate as republic. In this system, representatives are elected by small groups to meet with other elected representatives of other groups; thus providing a buffer from the mob, and time. The representatives can deliberate with reason and calmness while the mob cools off.

The Roman Republic failed because they never discovered the necessity of separation of powers. Our Founders created the three separate branches of government, the legislative, judicial, and executive arms. This creates checks and balances to power. Obama - the executive - and his mob rule party are now furiously attacking the judicial and legislative arms of government. This is pure tyranny, and our nation as we've known it cannot survive if he succeeds.

God Wants Us To Rule Ourselves

The ancient Israelites succumbed to fear and called on God to appoint a king over them.
From 1 Samuel 8:1:
When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders... But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice. So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel.  They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”

But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD.  And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.  As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”

Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. He said, “This is what the king who will reign over  you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.  Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”
But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”

The Israelites didn't want to take responsibility for fighting their battles, and over time, it cost them dearly. There were many bad Israelite kings who harmed the nation.

Our system of self-government can be said to represent the will of God. How dare we allow it to be corrupted!

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