Christianity and the Constitution

There’s a book I’d like to recommend:  “Christianity and the Constitution – The Faith of our Founding Fathers,” by John Eidsmoe, 1987, Baker Book House Company, ISBN 0-8010-5231-9.

I’d like to share with you an excerpt from the Dedication:

“This book is dedicated, in the words of the Mayflower Compact of 1620, to “the glorie of God and advancemente ye Christian faith.” That Americans may better understand, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” which are the only sure foundation for the God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; so that with a “firm dependence on the protection of Divine Providence,” we may, in the words of the Preamble to our Constitution, “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

When read in context, it is impossible for any rational human being to deny that the United States of America is a Christian nation, founded solidly on Christian principles.  Even its tricameral structure of government is pattered after the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.  The emphasis of the Constitution was to fully respect the rights of the states and of the people, just as God only knocks at the door – he never barges in.

People like this Brit and Obama himself, along with all others who want to eradicate Christianity from our Christian nation do not understand the basic concept of respect.  Thus, they’re barging in.  Atheists, like Muslims, will not stop until they’ve accomplished their goals, what have nothing to do with respect, but with domination and eradication of all who refuse to buy into their rhetoric.

Our Time of Reckoning Is At Hand

If any of you might be thinking “our time of reckoning is at hand,” you’d be right.

The American People need to come to grips with something, and they’d better get it real quick, before their government takes away something they granted a long time ago.

Owning and carrying (that’s the “keep and bear” part) is NOT a “privilege.”  We do NOT have a “Bill of Privileges.”  We have a Bill of RIGHTS.

The Second Amendment, number two in the ten Amendments in our Bill of RIGHTS, reads as follows:  “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the RIGHT of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” (emphasis mine)

In February of 1982, the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the United States Senate, 97th Congress, Second Session, published document 88-618 0, entitled The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Report.  Therein, you will find such quotes as:

“In my studies as an attorney and as a United States Senator, I have constantly been amazed by the indifference or even hostility shown the Second Amendment by courts, legislatures, and commentators.”

“James Madison would be startled to hear that his recognition of a right to keep and bear arms, which passed the House by a voice vote without objection and hardly a debate, has since been construed in but a single, and most ambiguous Supreme Court decision.”

“Thomas Jefferson, who kept a veritable armory of pistols, rifles and shotguns at Monticello, and advised his nephew to forsake other sports in favor of hunting, would be astounded to hear supposed civil libertarians claim firearm ownership should be restricted.”

“No fewer than twenty-one decisions by the courts of our states have recognized an individual right to keep and bear arms, and a majority of these have not only recognized the right but invalidated laws or regulations which abridged it. Yet in all too many instances, courts or commentators have sought, for reasons only tangentially related to constitutional history, to construe this right out of existence. They argue that the Second Amendment’s words “right of the people” mean “a right of the state” — apparently overlooking the impact of those same words when used in the First and Fourth Amendments. The “right of the people” to assemble or to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures is not contested as an individual guarantee. Still they ignore consistency and claim that the right to “bear arms” relates only to military uses. This not only violates a consistent constitutional reading of “right of the people” but also ignores that the second amendment protects a right to “keep” arms. These commentators contend instead that the amendment’s preamble regarding the necessity of a “well regulated militia . . . to a free state” means that the right to keep and bear arms applies only to a National Guard. Such a reading fails to note that the Framers used the term “militia” to relate to every citizen capable of bearing arms, and that the Congress has established the present National Guard under its own power to raise armies, expressly stating that it was not doing so under its power to organize and arm the militia.”

Indeed!

“In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions concerning the Second Amendment. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. In dicta, the Court listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment.  In McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 3025 (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government.” – Wikipedia’s entry on “Second Amendment to the United States Constitution,” Dec 25, 2012.

The problem with the Supreme Court of the United States of America is that they are SO bogged down these days in precedent and legaleze from the many thousands of decisions rendered by them and the lower courts with respect to firearms, that they’re unable to see the forest through the trees.  It’s a VERY SIMPLE forest, people, and it looks like this:  “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” (emphasis mine)

Thus, when the Supreme Court “listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment,” were they infringing on “the right of the people to keep and bear arms?”

Hell yes, they were!  Just as were the “many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms.”  Put simply, U.S. Supreme Court, Congress, and Mr. President, what in the hell do you think “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” means, anyway?  Here’s a clue:  “infringe: 1
: to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another ”

By definition, ANY “prohibition” or “restriction” is an infringement.  Therefore, it logically follows, by definition, that any ruling by the U.S. Supreme court which upholds an “prohibition” or “restriction” is also an infringement.

So, was the Supreme Court’s “Heller ruling which indicated that “traditionally lawful purposes” was restricted to “self-defense within the home” an infringement?

You bet your ass it was.

And was the Supreme Court’s “MacDonald” ruling which limited the powers of local and state governments an infringement?

No, of course not.  The reason it wasn’t an infringement is simple:  Our Founding Fathers, the ones who both founded this country, creating our Constitution and it’s Bill of Rights, NEVER wanted to EVER AGAIN see American citizens at the mercy of their government.  Instead, they wanted American citizens to know, understand, and act upon just one thing:  That the United States of America is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people.

This is why I founded RYOC – Run Your Own Country!  It’s not our government’s country.  It’s OUR country!  WE THE PEOPLE are the ultimate authority in this great nation of ours, and it’s up to US to ensure our nation remains on the narrow path, the one upon which our Founding Fathers sent us, the one which lead to the greatest nation on Earth, and the only one which will get us out of this mess we’re in today.

How do we do that?  Simple, and it takes just two steps:

First, stop drooling over politicians’ rhetoric.  Look at their voting record, instead.

Second, vote ALL those who fail to adhere to our Constitution, the law of our land, out of office.  Obama, H. Clinton, Pelosi, Steinfein, and Reed come to mind as the WORST offenders on this point.  They just need to go.

That’s it!  Continuing education, however, is critical.  If you haven’t read our Constitution lately, please do.  An initial read should take you no more than ten minutes.  You can read it, as well as the other documents upon which our nation was founded, at the Library of Congress’ website, here:  http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html  Also, take a look at that Congressional Report.  It was written thirty years ago, but it was never more applicable at any time between then and now than it is today.

Good luck, and God Bless!

World Domination 101 via the 47%

World Domination 101:  Obama’s no fool, but he’s no Bobby Fischer or Gary Kasparov, either.  He’s admitted in public and on video multiple times that he he wasn’t born in America and that he’s a Muslim.  He’s openly given $1.5 billion American Dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood, and given the meteoric rise in our deficit, from $9 Trillion to $16 Trillion, I suspect he managed to siphon off at least $1 Trillion of that to Islam.

I’m a Christian, but I don’t view other world religions with distaste, as they’ve never given me any reason to do so.  Except Islam.  It’s the only religion which mandates its followers either convert or kill infidels (unbelievers), as well as lie to do so.  Only socialism has resulted in more deaths, worldwide, than Islam.  Obama is both Muslim and a socialist, but not the latter in any sort of pure form.  He’s got his own brand of world-wrecking idealism, and if humanity ever manages to dethrone him, the history books will likely record it as Obamanism, right up there with Naziism, Fascism, Communism, Marxism, etc.

I haven’t a clue as to what’s been happening on Congress, why they haven’t impeached him for at least one of the several felonies (high crimes) he’s committed while in office, or any of his dozens of misdemeanors.  The only answer I’ve received was from John Boehner’s office, and they said they won’t start impeachment proceedings because they can’t possible get the 2/3 vote required.  Personally, I think they need to impeach him anyway, if for no other reason than to bypass the uber-liberal mainstream media who refuses to report Obama-wrongs.

I haven’t seen 2016, yet, but I’ve watched Agenda, and that alone ID’d all the players from the late 1800s on, and connected all the dots, all of which lead to Obama.  This problem isn’t just within our own borders.  It’s worldwide, and has existed for more than a century.  It has resulted in two world wars and dozens of smaller skirmishes.  More than a billion humans are dead as a direct or indirect result of this sickness, and three times that many have been harmed, most often physically (maimed).

I say “sickness,” because that’s what it is, and all the major players, including Obama, Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Khrushchev, Emperor Sh?wa (Hirohito), Ahmadinejad (Iran), Putin, Chavez, and al-Assad (Syria), have one thing in common:  They’re all megalomaniacs (narcissistic personality disorder).

But they’re not the real problem.  They’re only the symptom of a far greater problem.  The real problem lies with the 47% who are either too lazy, stupid, ignorant, or idealistic to understand what’s going on.  These idiots mis-educate our youth, rewrite history, fail to properly report the news, and otherwise keep at least 47% of us secluded from reality.

It’s very frustrating to see otherwise intelligent people, friends for many years, get that deer in the headlights look before pressing the Obama lever at the polls.

In The End Times, We’re Still Saved By Grace, Through Faith

It may very well be the beginning of the end times.  I actually find a lot of comfort in that, not because I look forward to it, but because in spite of it I know where I, my son, and my ex stand with God.  Thus, no matter what happens, we are temporal here on this Earth, passing away sooner or later, but will reign with God forever.

That doesn’t keep me from fighting against it, though.  A lot of the Jews didn’t resist socialistic oppression and mass genocide common to socialism during WWII because they honestly believed the prophesied Messiah would rescue them.  When that didn’t happen, a large percentage of the survivors left the faith.

I believe our trust, hope, and faith in God should be as if everything were up to him, but that we need to fight as if everything is up to us.  That’s what David did, and God made him the head of all clans which followed!  The human side of Jesus descended from his line, as well.

Sorry, Islam, but illegitimate children such as Ishmael do NOT carry God’s covenant.  The proper lineage is Abraham (via his wife Sarah) … David … Jesus:

“And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!”  Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac.  I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.  And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.  But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” – Genesis 17:18-21

Ishmael’s mother was Hagar, who was not Abraham’s wife.  Hagar was Sarah’s handmaiden.  So, no dice — God did not establish his covenant through Ishmael.

Don’t go around wailing, gnashing your teeth, and killing people, though, as I’m not descended from them, either.  Most Christians are adopted into the Christian faith.  We become sons of God, brothers with Christ, not because of our lineage, or anything we’ve done, but because of God’s invitation all all peoples from all nations, an invitation made possible by the ultimate sacrifice for sin, a sacrifice good for all time, that of Jesus’ death on the Cross.  Our ONLY action is accepting God’s invitation, in faith of His plan for our lives.  “Ye are saved by grace, through faith.”

God’s grace, our faith.  It’s that simple.