Tuesday, October 11, 2011

some thoughts to think on

I randomly read both these articles this morning. I strongly urge you to especially read the Davy Crockett piece. It is a compelling time in American history.

Leigh Bortins on the role of government in Practicing Dialectic: Ron Paul & Israel
But I do know that he wouldn’t expect our government to use other people’s money to help his cause. He would ask volunteers to do so. He would ask his church to do so. He would ask his community to do so. He would think that Christians know that the role of government is limited: that it occasionally needs to strengthen others but mostly needs to lead its citizens to do well with the talents God gave them in the area in which He purposed for them to serve.

U.S. Congressman, Colonel Davy Crockett on the role of government in Not Yours to Give

The people have delegated to Congress, by the Constitution, the power to do certain things. To do these, it is authorized to collect and pay moneys, and for nothing else. Everything beyond this is usurpation, and a violation of the Constitution.

“ ‘So you see, Colonel, you have violated the Constitution in what I consider a vital point. It is a precedent fraught with danger to the country, for when Congress once begins to stretch its power beyond the limits of the Constitution, there is no limit to it, and no security for the people. I have no doubt you acted honestly, but that does not make it any better, except as far as you are personally concerned, and you see that I cannot vote for you.’ "

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