Skip to comments.The Only Legitimate Purpose of Government
Posted on 10/21/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by Guido2012
The only legitimate purpose of government is to secure the rights that you already have as a free-willed creation of God. For over 200 years, we have forgotten what the Founders wrote about the purpose of government in the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose is not to control us and keep our elected officials in power, although that is exactly what it has become in practice. The purpose of government should always be to secure our rights! Government is not to be an agent of control over our lives. Instead, government is to be a defender of our rights- a defender of the way of life we have chosen for ourselves, and to assure that nobody interferes with it.
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According the Declaration of Independence, the primary, legitimate purpose of government is to secure our rights. That begs the question: What is a right? The Democrats tell us that rights are things like abortion, a guaranteed job, or a free cell phone, but thats impossible since the government doesnt give out rights, it dispenses goodies. A right is something you deserve merely by being a unique creation of God (See Declaration of Independence above). It is part and parcel of your humanity. In other words, if you are breathing air and have a pulse, you have rights human rights or natural rights as they are sometimes called. Recognition of these human rights is a recognition of our unique and special status in a world of created creatures. The one thing that separates many conservatives from atheists and leftists, philosophically, is this recognition. Atheists and leftists dont recognize mankinds unique place in Gods creation, and therefore reject any notion that mankind is superior to any other plant or animal. This is why they see no contradiction in laws that protect endangered plant and animal species, yet allow killing of unborn humans. Conservatives, on the other hand, recognize that mankind was created to have dominion over all other creatures, and that his natural state is freedom. For much of history, however, freedom has been the exception, not the rule. Apart from Americas 200+ years of history, there are few examples where mankind has been free to enjoy his natural God-given rights, unbridled from despotism, dictatorship, and tyranny.
We are a self-governing nation. That is we the people govern ourselves through the system of government the Founders gave us. Thats the good news. The bad news? According to John Adams, our Constitution was made for a moral people, and wont work for any other kind. Benjamin Franklin said, Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. When we the people becomes we the immoral,then we get the intrusive government we deserve because we dont have the self-discipline to restrain ourselves from bad behavior. We get Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, Janet Napolitano, and Kathleen Sebelius running our lives. They spy on us, they monitor everything we do and say, they search us without our permission when we travel, they tell us how much of our money we can keep, they tell us how to raise our children and what they will learn, they tell us what we can eat, they determine the quality of health care we have, and they mandate how we run our businesses. The Declaration states that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
How did we consent to give them this much control over our lives? Part of the answer is in Ben Franklins quote above. We are so corrupt, we have need of masters, and unfortunately the masters we have chosen are more corrupt than we are. The other answer is that we have ignored why we are supposed to have government in the first place. For over 200 years, we have forgotten what the Founders wrote about the purpose of government in the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose is not to control us and keep our elected officials in power, although that is exactly what it has become in practice. The purpose of government should always be to secure our rights! Government is not to be an agent of control over our lives. Instead, government is to be a defender of our rights- a defender of the way of life we have chosen for ourselves, and to assure that nobody interferes with it. In order to do this, the government, by definition of its purpose, must exercise as little interference as possible with its citizens. Instead, it must protect us from others who would interfere with the exercise of our rights. Read that loud and clear. The only legitimate purpose of government is to secure the rights that you already have as a free-willed creation of God. All other purposes of government are illegitimate! If we want to be free, we must repent and return to the only legitimate purpose of government, to the exclusion of all other duties we have asked it to perform. We have no choice but to pursue this course, because abandoning this choice leaves us $16 trillion in debt with no future, devoid of a moral compass, and tyranny on the doorstep.
and to settle disputes by means of the law courts.
WRONG!... The givernment is not meant to secure rights that the givernment has not given..
It cannot do it.. Givernment can only secure or take away or modify... privileges IT HAS GIVEN..
Rights given by “God” (a generic God) is no business of the givernment..
It is NONE OF THE GIVERMENTS BUSINESS...
CLUE: IF the givernment can secure rights it can also take them away... those rights then belong to the givernment..
THIS makes rights then PRIVILEGES and not rights at all..
Thats WHY? the teachers Unions STOPPED teaching Civics in public school long ago as a required subject....
The reason: to blur the meaning of rights and privileges.. to ensure DESPOTS could be elected..
VOILA!.. Barack Obama.. Barney Frank.. Chris Dodd.. Bill Clintoon.. Lyndon Johnson.. James Carter.. etc.. and almost the name that should not mentioned.. the Hildebeast.. we’ve lucked out so far...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable 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 - Declaration of Independence, 1776
Who to believe, who to believe...
The government is not empowered to provide rights but they are empowered to secure mans inherent God given rights from government interference. Changing the word secure to the word protect may help you understand.
A review of America's history and the Constitution will also add considerably to your knowledge. The Federalist Papers and Anti-Federalist papers also provide more detail. I personally recommend a book titled "The Original Argument" as a means of understanding the Federalist Papers.
[ The government is not empowered to provide rights but they are empowered to secure mans inherent God given rights from government interference. ]
The Constitution was written down to LIMIT FEDERAL GIVERNMENT....
NOT to empower it.. Are you dyslexic?.. Duuuugh!...
Note: There is no need to empower any givernment, standing armys and various policing activity’s do that.. no Constitution/charter is needed.. The problem with givernment is not empowering it the problem is with limiting its inherent empowerment..
THATS the genius of the United States Constitution.. it limits federal givernment.. This problem was not recognized by many States in their charters.. SO some States HAVE(now) DOUBLE the problem.. An out of control federal givernment and an out of control State givernment.. and in some cases triple the problem, out of control local givernments..
The problem is in controlling(limiting) the scope and power of any givernment not in empowering it.. AMerica and americans are at RISK OF NOT KNOWING THIS.. ALL Europeans are ignorant of this knowledge.. Which is WHY Europe is FUBAR..
America had better get wise quickly.. Both Obama and Myth Romney do NOT know this.. The only one that DOES KNOW THIS is Ron Paul.. Not that ALL of his solutions are wise.. but he knows this..
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