New Lisbon WI – A government without a people is no government, but a people without a government are still a people.
The Scriptures state (Romans 13) that the civil government’s purpose is to reward the good and to punish the evil; to carry the sword as a terror to evil doers. They are to administer justice.
In 1776 our founding father realized that there was no longer any justice in the government of Great Britain over the colonies of America. Rather than sit an things would hope that things would become better, they petitioned, were rejected, then rebelled.
They revolted to “secure the blessing of liberty” for themselves and us. Some of them lost a great deal because of their actions. However, they did not simply bow to the king on the throne because he was the king on the throne. A position is only respected in as much as the one that holds it demands respect.
Just because a man is the president does not exempt him from being a part of We, the people. In fact he is to be the most honorable and upright of all the citizens. The president, not Walter Cronkite, should be the most trusted man in America.
If Edward Snowden was right in what he did, then he should be praised, and all those who lied to the public, and spied on the citizens of this nation, should be removed from office. If the government begins to act unjustly, then they begin to act like Julius Caesar, who set himself as total dictator over his nation. He crossed the Rubicon, the river that you may not cross and go back. A general who passed over that river with his army was at war with his people. Once it was crossed the civil war began.
We know what happened at the end of that civil war. Octavian became a dictator.
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott