CommentsThank you for the comments. I've been away from my main computer these last few days, attending Restoring Freedom and Restoring Love down in Dallas/Arlington, helping with the Cruz campaign and then celebrating the victory.
I, too, believe that the Constitution is a great document that elected representatives should be made to adhere to. I am pushing that line extremely hard. And make no mistake. A small government guy winning the election is only the beginning.
NOW the tough stuff begins. Now the snake pit that exists inside the Beltway threatens even the most stalwart defender of Constitutional Government. Now is the time for us to stay involved and not allow a good man to be sucked in and under. I've had a teeny, tiny taste of what faces these people when they go to Washington....I've served on local council. I was always the NO girl, and it gets old and tiresome. Nice people (well, I hope I am!) long to just say YES to something. That's what we do out in the competitive world of business (say yes to growth, yes to ideas) and in the voluntary world of churches and charities (say yes to helping, contributing, building, etc.).
But it is not on our job description to say yes when we are entrusted with safeguarding fundamental liberties and defending and upholding the Constitution.
Apologies to you commenters. I think I've just got a great article idea here! :-) Have a great day, and thanks for your interest and action.
Posted by Janet Thompson on 08/02 at 11:11 AM | #
Thank you, Janet! you have touched on a subject that many Christians seem to think is the purvue of the Government, not the church. The church is to love the sick and take care of them. The government is to police the lawbreakers. (Rom 13:1-4). The government does not do a good job when it tries to do the social work of the church.
Posted by Paul Kressin on 08/01 at 08:07 PM | #
I have no idea why my tax dollars or at least a portion thereof are going to a FOREIGN country to fight ANY illness. That is why they have governments. If the receiving governments are unable to garner sufficient funds to fight the chosen cause of the hour tough. Tell me, what has ANY foreign country done for us lately in the way of "assistance". Did the U.K. send monies to the U.S. to help with Katrina? Did Canada send monies to help us with the mid-western wildfires? Has Mexico ever given us one single Peso for anything?
My personal opinion, screw them all. We can continue to support our allies in every way EXCEPT financial or militarily. Hell, MOST of those we have helped over the past 236 years hate us anyway; so what are we losing if we cut them off....NOTHING.
As for the well mannered "Christian" asking you to continue to throw good money after bad, tell him to feel free to send as much of his own money as he wants, but leave TAX dollars out of it. The same goes for the opportunistic "reporters/journalists" (and man do I use that term loosely).
OK, bleeding hearts, go ahead, let me have it.
Posted by AJ on 08/01 at 04:54 PM | #
The reality that we are unwilling to face is that paper money without the backing of gold is being printed. Only the respect for our bill paying efforts is holding up the dollar (said from a nonacademic background, so feel free to correct me).
As individual budgeting goes, when there is no more money, no more can be spent without going into debt. It doesn't matter how beautiful, loving,or necessary the expense is, it must be foregone. Then, somehow we must attack the monstrous debt that has been laid on our shoulders by you know who. NO MORE UNBALANCED BUDGETS. I notice that "our" Congress hasn't passed a budget even yet. They've given up?
Posted by JGC on 08/01 at 11:58 AM | #
Janet, The answer is in Constitutional government. All these “handouts” from DC are ILLEGAL.
If there is any doubt in that, READ the Constitution and if that is not clear enough, read the words and letters of those who formed this union.
“But the Supreme Court has declared that it is legal for DC to take from the productive and to give that money to whomever they wish”.
Yes, but those “Supreme” Beings have also declared that any treaty supercedes the Constitution and that they may decide a case based on the laws of some other nation. Those self same “Supreme” Beings have declared that they have found a “penumbra” in the Constitution.
REALLY! And I suppose they can find “Penumbras” in all other contracts. NO!, A contract CAN NOT be changed without the approval of all under that contract, so their vain imaginations are therefore NULL and VOID.
moonglo, "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion nor prohibit the free exercise thereof"
That "Separation of Church and State" is NOT in our Constitution, that clause is in the Soviet "Constitution".
The very first act of the Government was to set up the area to be used for prayers ON GOVERNMENT property and the first education "manuals" were Bibles "bought and paid for" (printed) by the government.
Posted by JohnMinn on 08/01 at 11:34 AM | #
As long as there is an endless supply of tax money flooding the government it will always find a way to spend all of it and more. The government must be starved.
Posted by young on 08/01 at 12:21 AM | #
I always thought that there was a separation of church and state in our constitution.Our government should not be able to pick and choose religious organizations to give money to.Especially to help foreign countries get religion[even if the teachers are american].
As far as small government, I do not know but the following would help:
The president should have to go before a small panel and obtain approval or denial to write executive orders to keep him in check and help stop possible corruption in executive orders.
The president should not be able to obtain more than 12 czars that report directly to him or otherwise.
A law should be passed that forbids a president to declare martial law before calling for an emergency session of congress to obtain approval or denial to do so. Why? Because martial laws suspends the united states constitution, congress and the senate for a period of six  months and gives TOTAL POWER to the president to do as he wishes.100%...
There are many ways to make this a greater country but it will not happen as long as we have people like obama in the oval office that has absolutely no respect for our constitution or laws and think the american people are idiots.
I am 75 years old and for the first time in my life I can see that a huge portion of americans have just about given up hope for a better future, partly due to barack obama's negligence of his oath to office and the american people.
When they have no job, no home, no food, hope has a way of eventually fading away. we need a few hero's that can stand up for america and try to make things right once again.
Lets start with Mitt Romney. It is a good start!!
Posted by moonglo on 07/31 at 10:07 PM | #
So you’re in favor of smaller government?
Posted by Janet Thompson on Aug 1, 2012 at 09:05 AM
Live free or die. If our churches and charities do not live free of Uncle Sam, they will die
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