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Natural Law and the Constitution
from The Bunker
The founders chose a republic and the three branches of government. Each branch designed to watch over the other. Limiting the power and dividing it. The federal government was always intended to have minimal influence over the citizen and the states. The original ten amendments, the Bill of Rights were passed to ensure that some form of Natural Law would be written into our Constitution. The right to free speech, the right to a free press, the right to associate, the right to protect oneself and property, the right to own property, the freedom of religion, the right to be secure in our own home and papers, freedom from unwarranted search and seizure. Basically, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were codified in the Bill of Rights. A government that governs least, governs best.
from The Bunker
The founders understood that the theory on Natural Law and Natural Rights were an ideal to be strived for. Detractors are quick to point out that humans are not a perfect species, that the history of man is violence and oppression to other humans. In the twentieth century Deomocide (Murder by government, not including wars between nations) has consumed over one hundred and seventy million human lives. Man’s inhumanity to man usually begins with an overarching centralized government. The Ten Commandments are a set of ideals, rules to live by. They are not discarded simply because humans fail to comply with every standard. A de-centralized government with power in the hands of the people, including Liberty and individual Freedom, has provided wealth and prosperity to the American citizen. Since the nation has been deprived of the philosophy of Natural Law a centralized government has grown. As Liberty and Freedom are eroded, prosperity and wealth have decayed. It is what the founders feared.
I get the impression that there are many people who have forgotten what large responsibility voting really is! We have an obligation to use this wonderful privilege, and so many throw it away. Many tell themselves their vote doesn’t really count. Considering the widespread fraud, I can understand that viewpoint, but if enough HONEST people cast their vote, then it IS possible to overcome the fraud, and elect a reasonably decent candidate despite the cheating, lying and stealing of the opposition.
In 1961, the newly elected John F Kennedy made a statement in his inaugural address: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” I was young at the time, but thought I vaguely understood his meaning. I’ve thought I understood it all these years, and it finally hit me… I really didn’t understand. But I think I do now. Perhaps it’s not exactly what he meant at the time, but it sure does seem to fit today’s voting population.
When you go to the poll to cast your vote, are you voting for the candidate who can give you all kinds of goodies? Or are you voting for a candidate that will open up doors for opportunities, for you, for your children, your grandchildren? Do you want a candidate who will give you pretty words, and promise you the moon, and take away any hope for a better tomorrow? Or, would you prefer a candidate whose actions speak volumes about the content of his character? One who doesn’t brag on his/her quiet moments, but whose heart has proven his or her worth.
When you go to vote on Tuesday, assuming you haven’t already voted like we have, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself before making such an important decision…one that will affect every man, woman, and child in this country.
1. Who would you trust with your family’s life savings? Would candidate A, or candidate B, be more trustworthy to manage your business that you spent years building up?
2. Who would you trust to be on your side in a fire fight? Who do you believe would have your back (watch your six) when push came to shove?
3. Who would remember the U.S. Constitution, follow the guidelines laid out by the Founders? Enforce the laws of the land, and allow citizens the freedoms to grow as individuals, and as a nation?
There have been threats of riots, death threats, and vulgarities towards the ‘right’….always coming from the ever tolerant ‘left’. This doesn’t make for a strong, united country, but will be dealt with should the need arise. The fear of losing ones food stamps seems to be a common theme. That would be the ‘what are you going to do for me’ crowd. Obviously, the future of their children mean nothing to them. The blatant selfishness has become so rampant in this country, it’s no wonder that many people have become so pessimistic, they believe their vote won’t count.
What it boils down to, this election really isn’t about us. No, we are just passing through. What this election is really about is our children, and their children, and their children. Will there be a UNITED States of America in 100 years? Or will we be just a footnote in a dusty history book? This truly IS the most important election of our lifetime!
8 And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore[a] do not go after them.
9 But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”
10 Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.
13 But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.
14 Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer;
15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.
16 You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.
17 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.
18 But not a hair of your head shall be lost.