ENDOWED BY OUR CREATOR?
I�ve just returned from 4 days on the streets in Jackson, Mississippi, fighting abortion with Operation Save America. Despite what you read in the press, OSA is a group of God fearing, Christ honoring, and patriotic Americans. They are not a street mob, as many would have you to believe, but faithful, gentle Christians who hate what is happening to America.
Many took vacation from work to stand on the streets in Jackson and defend Truth. Young families, older grandparents, faithful Pastors, and sold-out Christians made up the �unruly mob� that lived out their Faith in the streets. Standing against the scourge of abortion is a good thing, despite what some churches, church leaders, and government officials might say.
If you are a regular reader of my commentaries you know that I am not a conspiracy nut, or obsessed with the New World Order, although I believe both elements are at work in our nation. I leave the exposing of those forces up to other, more qualified writers. Make no mistake; however, something is seriously amiss in America. Unless you have been where I have been, and seen what I have seen, please don�t write me off as another black-helicopter guy. Trust me, America is in serious trouble. We are about one short step from a police state.
As I have traveled around America defending Christian values, I have seen a lot of things that disheartened me, but nothing that reached the level of the police in Jackson.
Please don�t stop reading, and forget what it is you have heard about OSA. I was there. I saw it first hand.
The U. S. Constitution is almost worthless in America. Although our political leaders like to speak about it, very few of them follow it. The Declaration of Independence is the mission statement for America. The Constitution is the bylaws by which government will be restrained. The Constitution was written to put limits on the government, not controls on the people. The Declaration of Independence states:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. � That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed�..
The purpose of government, as expressed by our founders, was to protect our God-given rights. It is crucial to understand this premise found in the Declaration, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. Our rights come from our Creator, not from government. If the government can give rights, then it follows that it can take rights. If God gave us the rights, then only God can take the rights. The purpose of government is to make sure your rights are protected. God is the restrainer of tyrannical government. Acknowledging God keeps our leaders honest. The belief that there is an ultimate authority to which they are personally accountable keeps the power-hungry in check. But if God is no longer over government, to whom are our leaders accountable? America is teetering on the edge of tyranny.
What happens if God is removed from the picture? What happens if America and American law becomes secularized? What happens when they tell us that there is separation of church and state and we must keep our Faith to ourselves? What happens when �One nation under God� no longer acknowledges God? If God is not acknowledged, and government becomes the granter of rights, then who keeps an eye on �government�? If God is the granter of rights, then government must answer to God. If there is no God, then the government is god, and government determines what rights we have.
This was never more apparent than last week in Jackson, Mississippi.
This is not a police-bashing commentary. I honor the men and women who defend our streets, but unfortunately, in this godless culture in which we live; government has become the ultimate authority. Whatever �they� say is the law, is the law, regardless of what the Constitution says. Policemen now defend the law; they no longer defend the Constitution. To wit:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. --1st Amendment.
Pastor Ed Martin is in his mid 60s and has given his life to defending the unborn. This gentle, God-fearing Christian man is nearly penniless, having spent all he has in defense of the unborn. This loving, grandpa like man was arrested for carrying an eight foot cross on the sidewalk in Jackson. You must look at this picture. He was arrested for �failing to obey a lawful order.� How is that order lawful when it flies in the face of his Constitutional rights? See, lawenforcers determine what Pastor Ed�s rights are. They don�t like the cross, so it is illegal.
Dr. Patrick Johnston a family practitioner from Ohio was arrested for holding a sign. Look at this man�s family. Do they look like a mob to you? What was he arrested for? You got it. �Failure to obey a lawful order.� If government gives rights, then government can take them. God endowed Dr. J with the right to hold those signs on the streets of America, and God�s �lawful order� is above the Jackson police.
Selective lawenforcement, that is what is going on in America. See, abortion is wrong because �our creator� endowed all of us with the right to life. No �lawful order� can take that right away.
�Lawful orders� is another term for selective justice. The police officers give an order, enforce it, and then look for a law on the books that they can use to justify their �lawful order.� I couldn�t care less if it is lawful. Is it Constitutional?
The pagans showed up to disrupt the event. Look at these pictures! Police watched them beat on a car with pipes and clubs (look at this!) and did nothing because �it was private property and no one had filed a complaint.� They watched it happen and did nothing!!
During an outdoor worship service in the park, the anarchists invaded and disrupted things by feigning homosexual acts, gyrating on the stage, with open-mouthed same-sex kissing during a church service! Look at this! OSA had a �lawful order� to use the park. Police watched, and did nothing to defend our Constitutional rights. �They�re just kids� one officer chortled when shown video of lewd, simulated sex, as parents tried to shield the eyes of children. No need for a �lawful order,� I guess.
I could go on with horror stories, but for a full accounting of the events visit Minutemen United, or OSA. Police confiscated (stole) over 60 signs as evidence. Check out how powerful the messages on these signs are. No wonder they didn�t want the citizens to see them!
Here is the problem. Unless you are out on the streets you will never realize how evil our government has become. Christian police officers enforce ungodly orders because it is �the law.� �Just doin' my job� they say as they steal property from the citizens they are sworn to protect. Reminds me of a great line from �Cool Hand Luke�:
�Just doing my job, Luke� said the boss man as he locked Luke in the �hole.�
�Callin it your job, don�t make it right, Boss,� was Luke�s reply.
As frightening as the thought is, martial law will be easy to enforce in America. Christian churches and Christian pastors encourage their flocks to follow unconstitutional, ungodly, �lawful orders,� while �Christian police officers,� arrest and steal property from peaceful men and women who are only living out Proverbs 24:11, which is their God-given right.
We have removed God from the equation. Government is no longer accountable to God, but rather, to themselves. The law is what they say it is. God is dead. The law is now God.
I�m an optimist by nature, and by choice, but I am sorry to say that hard times are coming to America. Unfortunately, the most surprised people will be the Christians. Hiding in the safety of our churches, bowing to the separation of church and state, we have become oblivious to the anti-Christian tyranny rumbling for our door. Truth faileth�it is lying in the streets.
Allow me to close with this scripture from Isaiah 59:15 �and he who departeth from evil makes himself a prey.� If you are teaching your children Truth, then you are setting them up for big-time trouble in America. One worldview will win and one will be punished. If we teach our children that much of what America practices is sin, and most of America disagrees with what we are teaching our children, then our children will pay a horrible price.
God is dead. Government is god! Now follow this �lawful order.�
Yep, we have been endowed by government with what they determine our rights to be.
have retreated in cowardice, sheep for the slaughter. Our kids will
have hell to pay.
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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen United www.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.
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As frightening as the thought is, martial law will be easy to enforce in America. Christian churches and Christian pastors encourage their flocks to follow un-Constitutional, un-Godly, �lawful orders,� while �Christian-cops,� arrest, and steal property from peaceful men and women...