Federalist Papers # 51
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. James Madison
The people of the United States discarded the Divine Right of Kings notion in the late 1700’s, which led to an eight-year revolution against a tyrant. Between 1861 and 1865, Americans fought a bloody civil war to liberate a people from the abhorrent, aristocratic, peculiar master/slave incongruous-institution embedded within a free nation. We rejected the evil, Master-Race doctrine and with great courage fought WWII in the 1940’s, to prevent the total inhalation of my Jewish brethren and set a continent free. Why, in 2008, did many Americans cast off their citizenship and embrace the idea that unelected Masterminds should rule over every aspect of our lives? How did we revert to irresponsible, cowardice, surfs? Is it too late to uphold our Constitution, which secures the blessings of liberty for our posterity and ourselves?
I am convinced this November’s general election is the most important since 1860. Jesus foretold, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; any city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” (Matthew 12:25, NASB) The division in America resembles that, which separated free and slave states. We who promote individual freedom and less government intervention are separated from those who demand government to provide for all aspects of their lives, not realizing that a life of dependence on man-guided institutions leads to voluntary slavery.
God granted Americans the wonderful blessing of liberty. We have a duty to protect it. But how long will we waiver between two opinions (I Kings 18:21, NASB). To keep freedom, we must embrace individual responsibility, respect private property, and preserve life at all stages. Crafty, indoctrinated, pedigree holding, enemies of freedom reside in our Constitutional Republic. They believe in a utopian, centrally controlled, socially engineered, mastermind regulated world. They suppress individual liberty to benefit the collective. They reduce regular folks to useful farm animals, beholding to bureaucratic shepherds. This country will not, survive half government-dependent and half free. It will become either a tyranny where mediocrity is the norm, or a restored, limited structure where individual liberty and personal responsibility are valued and unlimited opportunity promoted.
America must have this debate. This election must resolve it. Do we remain the nation God created based on the exceptional, foundational, self-evident truth that all men are created equal and all have value in God’s eyes? Or, should we submit to the indoctrinated who claim they know what is best for all mankind to serve the greater social good? They claim to guarantee equal outcomes (goods, services, income, housing, vacations, transportation, energy, and sustenance) for everyone. These lying social engineers promise to take care of people. Many have tried this fantasy – see Plato’s Republic, from 380 BC, for example.
If we honestly assess where we are, the course set for us and our trending direction, then we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We passed the second year since affordable health care became law. Under OBAMA CARE, I question, which Federal government powers remain restrained by the United States Constitution? Millions beseeched Congress to reject OBAMA CARE, or slow the process so we could learn its contents. Comrade Pelosi told us, “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” We protested, called, wrote letters, and transmitted e-mails. The Washington, DC masterminds heard us. They ignored us. The law’s passage coupled with our representatives’ deafness created a condition where the Supreme Court may rule that the United States Constitution allows the Federal government to force US citizens to purchase federally regulated health care. Should the Court render this decision, nothing will restrain the Federal government from pursuing whatever ends it justifies. We may fall asleep on June 30, 2012 assuming that we may yet see our country perpetually free from this mischief, only to wake July 1, 2012, to a new reality. One Justice’s vote may transform all citizens into subjects – servants to the regulatory masterminds. We want to understand why government must alter the more than 200-year fundamental relationship between the Federal government and US citizens. We must prevent this. But how?
America has been moving toward a dependant-regulated society and away from an individualistic, morally responsible, common-sense grounded, limited government for over one hundred years. To avoid a terrible calamity, we must unlock the shackles of tyranny this November. We shall either, as Abraham Lincoln foretold, “Nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.” (Abraham Lincoln’s Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862) If we repent of the covetous-desire to be cared for all our days, if we will turn from this childish dependency, if we choose to vote for liberty, God may once again shed His grace on our country.
Joshua challenged the nation of Israel to, “Choose for yourselves this day who you will serve.” (Joshua 14:15, NASB) Americas must choose. We can let self-proclaimed mastermind elitists dominate, control, and enslave us in a perpetual state of bondage, or we can throw off these crafty liars, and be free, responsible, sovereign citizens. As for me and my house, we choose to serve the Lord of Glory, to preserve and defend His precious gift of liberty.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”