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          "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" (Galatians 4:16)

    Tue, Feb 11th - 12:06PM

    Beware Of Amendments



    Beware Of Amendments

     

     

    Is it wise for Christians to seek to amend the US Constitution to settle moral issues, such as abortion, same-sex marriage, etc.? For over a century various amendments have been added to the US Constitution (sometimes unlawfully) which sound noble or even practical but in their application actually increase the powers of the federal government and infringe upon the liberties of the people and the States. Consider a few examples: The Thirteenth Amendment does not abolish slavery or involuntary servitude, it merely limits slavery or involuntary servitude to a punishment and leaves the identification and definition of what merits involuntary servitude or being categorized as a slave to the discretion of the US government and provides justification for unlawful imprisonment and concentration camps. The Fourteenth Amendment nullifies State sovereignty and leaves the protection and interpretation of liberty and property to the discretion of a central government which must sacrifice liberty for the sake of unity and to protect itself from insurrection in a coerced union. The Fifteenth, Nineteenth and Twenty-sixth Amendments leave electoral qualifications to the discretion of the US government, changed voting from a civic responsibility into a civil right, and the last sentence of each amendment increased the power of the US government. The Sixteenth Amendment was a socialist dream come true and enables the federal government to further control and manipulate the individual and the masses. The Seventeenth Amendment removed an important safeguard against mob rule and centralised despotism and we now have a majoritarian democracy (mob rule) representing the will of the majority that disregards the rights of the individual, trusts the wisdom of mobs, and entrusts charismatic personalities with unchequed power. The Eighteenth Amendment further centralized US power and increased the police powers of the US government.

     

    We need to be more critical of proposals to amend the US Constitution.

     

    -Arnold J. Saxton



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    Sun, Feb 2nd - 9:48PM

    What is wrong with the Fourteenth Amendment?



    What is wrong with the Fourteenth Amendment?

     

     

     History provides numerous examples demonstrating that respecting local self-government increases the importance of the individual and keeps a union secure while denying local self-government necessitates the sacrifice of liberties to secure the union and guard against insurrections from within and attacks from without. (e.g., the Roman Empire) Is history repeating itself? The US government steadily absorbs all of the political life, routinely exercises powers that are not constitutionally mandated, usurps States' rights and defrauds their sources of revenue, and liberties are often sacrificed for the sake of unity and to protect the US government against the possibility of insurrection. Keep in mind that the meaning and application of the Fourteenth Amendment is left to the discretion of the US government. For example, the Fourteenth Amendment is currently interpreted to protect the "right" of a mother to kill her unborn child even though when the 14th Amendment was written US law defined an unborn child as a person and the words "nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws" (Section 1) were said to be included in the Fourteenth Amendment to keep abortion from being legalized. Consider just a few examples of the negative repercussions of the Fourteenth Amendment:

    · The Fourteenth Amendment makes a US citizen a citizen of the State wherein he resides by virtue of his US citizenship instead of the citizen of a State being a US citizen by virtue of his being a citizen of a State that is part of the Union, and leaves the qualifications and requirements of citizenship to the discretion of the US government, thus changing the United States of America into the United State of America and further enabling the US government to manipulate the masses. (Consider Article IV and Section 2 in particular)

    · In the discussions of the First Amendment the word "religion" was often used to mean a single denomination. The First Amendment prohibited the US Congress from establishing a single national denomination or ruling in religious matters through a state church ("establishment of religion") and forbade the separating of Christian principles and values from the public sphere and allowed basic Christian principles and values to be present throughout society ("... nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof."). For over a century-and-a-half this was the only way in which the religion clause of the First Amendment was interpreted because that is what it says. US restrictions against Christians and religious groups influencing government and government decisions, and US requirements that God, religion, and Scripture must be kept out of government are based on interpretations of the First Amendment in relation to the Fourteenth Amendment.

    · What is meant by "militia" in the Second Amendment? "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials." (George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788) The purpose of the Second Amendment was to prevent governmental oppression. "A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." (George Washington) "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves from tyranny in government." (Thomas Jefferson) Today the Second Amendment is often interpreted to mean either the right of the State to a National Guard (organized militia), even though the US Constitution already provided for that, or the right of people to hunt animals for food, which makes even less sense, as a result of interpreting the Second Amendment in relation to the Fourteenth Amendment.

    · The Biblical worldview sees God as the present ruler of the earth and human government as ordained of God to protect the rights of the people and punish criminals; in His special grace God saves sinners and in His common grace God uses human government to protect the good against evil. The pagan concept of man and government, of which socialism is a modern version, sees man (corporate man, the state) as sovereign and sees the individual as a mere servant of the state whose value is determined by his usefulness to the state. The view of property and liberty held by a nation or an individual is determined by who is recognized as the ruler of the earth by that nation or individual. The Humanist worldview, which now dominates most public school curriculums, most modern scholarship, and US government, deifies man, does not recognize absolute principles or truths, sees Christian culture and Bible truths as old-fashioned, restrictive, and irrelevant, and means that the strongest men (or the government) dominate home, school, culture, and church. The view that Satan rules the earth, a view held by many modern Christians, sees Christians as isolated and Christian culture as a counter-culture, makes Christian culture and Christian influence irrelevant and insists that everything must go from bad to worse, limits Christian influence and responsibility to soul winning and church activities, and supports and adopts the Humanist worldview. The Christian worldview sees God as the present ruler of the earth and the Holy Bible as the final authority in all areas of human existence, sees Satan as a defeated foe, sees Christian culture as leavening all areas of life and blessing mankind, sees self-governing Christians as influencing and dominating home, school, culture, and church, sees Christians as commissioned to subdue the earth and build godly nations through evangelizing and discipleship, and expects blessings for a nation that is obedient to the Word of God. The Fifth Amendment and other constitutional protections are interpreted in relation to the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment leaves the protection and interpretation of liberty and property to the discretion of a central government which must sacrifice liberty for the sake of unity and to protect itself from insurrection in a coerced union.

    · The Fourteenth Amendment necessitates the increase of the power of the US government with the additions of government programs that are not constitutionally mandated. In the story "Gulliver's Travels," by Jonathan Swift, Gulliver was a giant compared to the people of Lilliput who were about 6 inches tall, but many tiny threads made it impossible for Gulliver to move. Excessive legislation and excessive taxation tyrannize in the same way, which is an important reason that limited constitutional government is essential and big government is dangerous.

     

     Consider that the Fourteenth Amendment is often used to correct wrongs and injustices, whether genuine or perceived, that were actually the direct or indirect result of federal intrusion or responses to federal intrusion, thus influencing the masses to depend on the US government to solve problems by expanding federal power and increasing federal intrusion in order to correct problems that could have been prevented or overcome through limited constitutional government.

     

    The Fourteenth Amendment is law of the land even though it was never ratified by the States and therefore is not legally part of the US Constitution, which is another good reason for States need to secede.

     

    -Arnold J. Saxton

     



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