Some mistakenly think there is no other remedy for the political tyranny we are experiencing except by Constitutional Convention. But it is not necessary for us to dangerously tamper with the Constitution our founders penned by inspiration of prayer and their extensive knowledge of Biblical truth. We have had a remedy since our nation’s beginning. It was won by the blood of patriots.
The Constitutionally valid method is nullification, a peaceful civil disobedience to bad law. Thomas Jefferson described nullification as “the rightful remedy”. Simple, but effective. The concept is not new. For an early example, read Exodus 1:15-21. (A side note: Almost half of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence had seminary degrees.)
No private or public education in early America was complete without a thorough study of the Bible. Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero observed that “No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration,” and the greatness of our founding fathers is evidenced in the fact that the document they created has endured longer than any other constitution in history.
So impressive was the young nation’s ability to compete on the world stage, both economically and militarily, the government of France commissioned author and historian Alexis de Tocqueville to investigate. He wrote extensively on how amazing and exceptional America was in the 1830s. The unabridged original version of his epic Democracy in America, tells the story, free of subsequent efforts to revise history to fit a progressive agenda.
Historian de Tocqueville was impressed that America’s churches were functioning the way they were divinely intended: feeding the poor, taking care of orphans, widows and elderly, building hospitals for the sick, and schools to teach our children. The quote, “America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great,” has resonated with Americans for decades. The churches in early America once administered most all social programs, and were much more efficient at it than our current day government bureaucracies.
If one studies God’s original design for justice in government, found in the books of Exodus and Numbers, it becomes obvious that early America was designed to thrive under the same type of government God intended for Israel. The Levites were instructed to teach the people how to live righteously in society from the grassroots up, not from the top down. They taught individuals to be “self governed”. But like Israel, eventually America too became corrupted.
Government was instituted of God to serve its ordained and very limited purpose: to protect the righteous and punish the wicked. Thus the source of the enumerated powers of government listed in our Constitution, and the broad scope of unalienable rights listed in, but not limited to, the Bill of Rights, was of God, not of men.
The early American church served its distinct and uniquely ordained purpose. Both the government and the church were heavily dependent on each other. A study of the early church reveals that it served as the conscience of the government, and of the people. The church actually held politicians accountable, and provided social programs through the benevolence of the people, which Scripture reveals is God’s design for His church and His people in society.
God warned Israel against a King, or any centralized government. But Israel insisted that they wanted a King. So God, never wishing to violate man’s free will, allowed a King. It did not turn out well for Israel. God’s perfect design for an earthly government was lost, and not rediscovered until our founders chose God’s way in the establishment of America’s founding principles.
For the last 227 years we have been blessed with God’s perfect form of government, albeit now seriously corrupted. But the seeds of God’s government are still present and salvageable! It’s expectation of recovery is the reason we are still the most blessed and prosperous nation in history. But if we continue to tamper with His design, we will go the way of Israel, and God’s form of government will once again be lost in the annals of history.
We would do well to listen to Benjamin Franklin’s famous response to a Mrs. Powell, who asked the question, “Well Doctor, what have we got; a republic or a monarchy?” His response, “A republic if you can keep it.” Will we?Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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