Government tyranny, idolatry, and God's law.
"Treason doth never prosper"
Sir John Harington, an English writer once wrote, “Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason”. Is this still relevant today, in modern society? What is treason? Does it only occur among average citizens, or can a central government be just as guilty of such a charge? Treason is defined as; The betrayal of one's own country by waging war against it or by consciously or purposely acting to aid its enemies. Notice that it states “waging war against one’s own country” It does not say, one’s government. Now, at first glance, war against a nation’s government would seem unlawful, and the majority of the time, it is 100% unlawful, or treasonous. But what about an instance, where the government has been infiltrated and a “Manchurian Candidate” of sorts, makes his/her way to a top government position, elected or otherwise appointed? Can a government entity commit acts of treason? Can a government act in such a way, that it proves to be detrimental to the citizens on multiple levels, even if the citizenry supports such action at the time? It is natural to think, that our government will always have we the people’s best interests at heart. Human nature however, has shown us that power given to a group or individual, can and will be abused if not kept in check. That is why our Constitution has a system of checks and balances, because you can not allow any level of power to go unchecked, or it will be taken advantage of. James Madison once said, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary”. Our founding fathers understood that power given to government, would eventually be abused, and that restrictions had to be imposed on the Federal Government, in order to prevent such an overreach by our elected officials. Enter the US Constitution, its purpose, to restrain the government, not the citizenry. George Washington could have very easily created a foundation for a monarchy, in which he would rule. But, his belief in a higher power, something greater than any individual or state, or country, would lead him and others to acknowledge basic human rights given to us by God, with the idea that divine rights cannot be taken away by mere a mortal or mortals. It was this kind of thinking, and the humble approach to governing, that lead to what we know as the United States of America.
History repeats itself
One argument that seems to be common, is the assumption that a government that is elected to act on the behalf of the electorate, is somehow immune to corruption and abuse. Take a look at Adolf Hitler circa 1933. The so called, mainstream media, likes to throw a fit everytime someone mentions the word Nazi, when referring to government corruption, intimidation, and spying over the last 7 years or so, but they like to throw around Nazism and Adolf Hitler when it comes to excoriating those candidates that they fear most, like Donald Trump or Ted Cruz. The Nazis are very relevant when it comes to modern day corruption of elected officials. On February 27th 1933, the Reichstag building which was the home of German Parliament, was burned as a result of a fire started by the Nazis. The blame for the incident, was directed at the communists, in order to draw attention away from those responsible and to create outrage. This caused much anger, and frustration on the part of the German people. Then, on March 23rd 1933, newly elected members of German Parliament (Reichstag), gathered in the Kroll Opera House to consider “Hitler’s Enabling Act”, also known as , “Law for removing the distress of the people and the Reich”. This proposed plan would give dictatorial powers to then Chancellor, Adolf Hitler, in order to correct the damage that this artificial crisis had caused. This is a great historical event to show us the vulnerability of democratic elections, and the pitfalls that exist even in representative government, where people elect their leaders. The holocaust and the murder of millions of jews, was legal in Nazi Germany, but that just goes to show you that legality is relative, especially when your leaders are mass murdering psychopaths.
The need for God in a representative government
George Washington once said, “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action”. Many in America do not know that the Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution allow for the citizenry to abolish the Federal Government, if said government transforms into a tyrannical regime. Anyone that takes up arms against the government is seen as a traitor, because at first glance the action appears unlawful. But, if the government has overstepped its authority, and is beginning to exercise powers that the Constitution does not allow, then it becomes the duty of patriots, to stand up to that tyranny, whether it involves peaceful protest, a redress of grievances or taking back what belongs to the people, sometimes while armed to the teeth. Some would see these patriots as terrorists, and would support taking them out with violence or by making arrests. We have forgotten who we are, and where we came from. Universal law (God’s law) trumps everything else. God is the moral standard, and that is why we have a country based on God’s law, and not a version of man made law, which is often up to debate, can be changed at the drop of a hat, and is purely subjective. When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty. When government tries to remove God, and fill that void with a modern day equivalent of a golden calf. Exodus 32:1-4, The people assembled about Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him” We are guilty of this today, because we have kicked God out of our schools and our government, and we have asked the state to take the place of almighty God. If we do not humble ourselves before God, he will surely do it for us. Current statistics show more and more that people are shying away from God and religion, and this separation from our creator is the reason why society is in a death spiral.
We need to hold our government accountable for its actions and we need to be engaged in the political process. Those of us that do not stay educated on the issues, or refuse to vote, are doing an extreme disservice to ourselves and to our fellow Americans. This republic will only survive if we maintain an informed electorate. If we lose that, then we lose our liberty and freedom.