Skip to comments.How the Constitution Crisis Will End
Posted on 03/21/2012 9:07:25 AM PDT by harpu
What happens when leaders put themselves above the law.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg must have missed the memo about Egypts radical Islamist transformation over the past year. Since Hosni Mubaraks government crumbled under heavy pressure from the United States, Islamic extremists have been assaulting Coptic Christians, raping their wives and daughters, and burning their homes and churches to the ground. In September, terrorists ambushed Israels embassy, prompting a late-night emergency evacuation in September. In January, Islamist hard-liners, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, won 72 percent of the seats in Egypts parliament. They refuse to recognize the State of Israel and have threatened to dissolve the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.
Yet, despite the transparent nature of Egypts Islamic revolution, liberal elites in the West continue marching along in total darkness, fantasizing about what rights the new Egyptian constitution might guarantee for homosexuals and women. These blind guides act as if a piece of paper will prevent the Muslim Brotherhood from implementing tyranny and enforcing sharia law, and will usher in a new era of Western-style freedom and peace in Egypt.
It is a very inspiring timethat you have overthrown a dictator, and that you are striving to achieve a genuine democracy, Ginsburg said while visiting Cairo in February. She lavished praise on Egypts recent parliamentary elections, saying they were free and fair.
After that, she proceeded to trash the United States Constitutionthe very document she is sworn to support as one of just nine sitting justices on the United States Supreme Court.
I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012, Ginsburg told her foreign audience. Egypt needs a more recent document to work from, she believes, like South Africas constitution. South African law guarantees citizens the rights to housing, education and health careall high-ranking items on the liberal agenda. South Africas free speech clause, on the other hand, is much more restrictive than the U.S. Constitution and could be used by oppressors as an easy excuse to squelch any expression deemed to be controversial.
It really is a great piece of work, Ginsburg said, referring to the South African document. As for Americas Constitution, its just too old, she told her Egyptian interviewers.
Of course, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hardly the first progressive to call for a more flexible constitution that can be periodically adjusted to accommodate a radical leftist agenda. But its still shocking to hear a Supreme Court justice, of all people, insult the supreme law of the United States in front of a foreign audience.
On the other hand, in todays upside-down world, if youre a Supreme Court justice with a hankering to bash the U.S. Constitution, what better place to receive a warm reception than in Cairo? Cairo, remember, is where President Obama spoke in 2009 about Islams proud tradition of tolerance. British-American colonialism, on the other hand, denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims.
If only those old documents, like the Constitution and the Magna Carta, would have guaranteed more rights for Muslims. Think of the peaceful and cooperative spirit there would be between Anglo-Saxon nations and the world of Islam!
During a February interview, President Obama was asked to respond to critics on the left who say he hasnt been the transformational political figure he promised to be. Whats frustrated people, the president said, is that I have not been able to force Congress to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008. Well, you know, it turns out that our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes (emphasis added throughout).
If it werent for that old document, in other words, wed be much further along in our radical transformation of America!
The president has long desired to cast off the restraints of the U.S. Constitution. During a 2001 interview, many years before he became president, Mr. Obama criticized the document as being a charter of negative liberties. He said, It says what the states cant do to you, says what the federal government cant do to you, but it doesnt say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf.
This administration isnt even trying to conceal its contempt for the Founding Fathers and the rule of law. But then again, why should it? Most Americans are far too busy watching reality shows and sports events to take note of whats happening. And then theres the liberal mediaan establishment chock full of progressive thinkers.
The New York Times, for example, rushed to defend Justice Ginsburgs subversive remarks in Egypt. It referred to how popular Americas constitution used to be around the world. In 1987, for example, Time magazine estimated that out of 170 countries in the world at the time, more than 160 nations had written charters modeled directly or indirectly on the U.S. version.
But oh how times have changed in just one generation. Today, the supreme law of the land is losing its international appealand even here in America, in the case of liberal progressives.
There are lots of possible reasons, the Times explained. The United States Constitution is terse and old, and it guarantees relatively few rights. The commitment of some members of the Supreme Court to interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning in the 18th century may send the signal that it is of little current use to, say, a new African nation. And the Constitutions waning influence may be part of a general decline in American power and prestige (February 6).
The ignorance here is stunning. America is besieged by all kinds of problems and evils. Its stature and influence among nations has been massively diminished. And yet, rather than view the Constitution as a way to solve our problems, many of our leaders now see it as part of the problem!
The Supreme Rule of Law
When the American Framers wrote the U.S. Constitution, they intended to prevent abuse of power by carefully defining the specific responsibilities and narrowly restricting the administrative powers of all three government branches. The highest authority of the land wasnt any particular branch of government or elected official.
It was the United States Constitution.
This supreme law concept, of course, is firmly rooted in the pages of your Bible. There is just one lawgiver, Scripture says, who can save and destroy (James 4:12). It is the Eternal God, the Prophet Isaiah wrote. God is our righteous judge and king (Isaiah 33:22).
When ancient Israel rejected God as king and insisted on having a human king like the nations around it, God outlined specific instructions for the Israelite monarchy in Deuteronomy 17. These earthly kings, for example, were expressly prohibited from multiplying livestock, silver and gold for themselves (verses 16-17).
Gods law, in other words, put certain limitations on the exercise of human power. Leaders were to be subject to a higher powerGods royal law, as summed up by the Ten Commandments!
Notice verses 18-19 in particular: And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them. God actually commanded the leaders to write out the law and to study it every day! They were the ones, after all, primarily responsible for administering Gods governmentfor making judgments based on Gods holy law.
When Israels leaders feared God and obeyed His commandments, the entire nation prospered! On the other hand, Israels history teems with tragic examples of what happened when leaders acted like they were above the law. When lawless leaders took the helm, the people of Israel turned to every imaginable evil and idolatrous act. This always led to anarchy and divisioneventually captivity and slavery.
The Curse of Lawlessness
In his 1999 essay No Law Without Order, historian Paul Johnson wrote, The essence of the rule of law is its impersonality, omnipotence and ubiquity. It is the same law for everyone, everywherekings, emperors, high priests, the state itself, are subject to it. If exceptions are made, the rule of law begins to collapsethat was the grand lesson of antiquity.
America today has utterly failed to learn this grand lesson. This is why those who should be enforcing the Constitution are instead working, actively and openly, to undermine the very law on which America was established!
And yet, even though this spirit of lawlessness now permeates the highest levels of government, most people today, even those who know America is headed in the wrong direction, simply cannot conceive of this republic ever ending in anarchy, captivity or slavery.
God says this is exactly whats coming!
Isaiah 3, for example, perfectly describes our lawless society. Its a prophecy for our dayit applies to the people of America and Britain primarily. Isaiah prophesied that in the latter days, childish leaders and unjust judges would help to accelerate the stunning downfall of our once mighty nations.
Strongs Concordance defines the word judge in Isaiah 3:2 as one who pronounces sentence, governs, defends, executes and reasons. The prophecy says God has taken away these kinds of leadersthe God-fearing, law-abiding, wise and prudent ones. Hes taken away judges who render true justicebecause of our many sins.
Sin, or lawlessness, is the cause!
Behold, the Lords hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear, it says in Isaiah 59:1. God isnt that far away from any one of usif we would just turn back to Him and submit to His laws. But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear (verse 2). Because of the sins of our people, God has hidden His face. What a terrifying reality!
Our hands are defiled with blood and our feet pursue after evil, the prophet continues. Our thoughts are on evil continually. We speak lies and perverseness. No one calls for justice or defends the truth. Our trust is in vanitynot God (verses 3-4, 7).
We have become so steeped in sin that we despise the rule of lawwhether it is Gods law or the law of the land.
And so we continue on, groping in the dark like a blind man (verse 10). The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness (verses 8-9).
Truer words could not have been written about 21st-century America.
Colonial America, on the other hand, was very different. As Johnson wrote in his essay, [T]he colonists were determined, God-fearing men, often in search of a religious toleration denied them at home, who brought their families and were anxious to farm and establish permanent settlements. Thus took shape the economic dynamo that eventually became the United Statesan experiment designed to establish the rule of God on Earth.
What a lofty proposition! What a noble goal! The rule of God on Earth. No wonder George Washington said the foundations of our national policy had to be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality.
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports, Washington said during his famous farewell address.
Since those words were spoken, however, our sins have multiplied greatly. We are evolving all right, as my father wrote in No Freedom Without Lawevolving into anarchy!
Righteous Judgment Is Prophesied!
Study the rest of Isaiah 59. Compare it with Hosea 4:6, where God says, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
All of these progressive ideas and this modern knowledge, to paraphrase what Herbert W. Armstrong wrote in the August-September 1970 Plain Truth, yet virtually no happinessjust accelerating troubles, problems, evils. Its like being stranded on a raft in mid-ocean. Water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.
Yet, despite this widespread political, social and economic turmoil man has brought upon himselfbecause of blatant hostility toward God and the rule of lawthere is good news ahead for America and the rest of the world. Isaiah alludes to it at the end of chapter 59, where it says the Redeemer shall come to Zion!
Jesus Christ will soon return to rule this Earth! And it is for judgment that Jesus came into this world, it says in John 9:39. Jesus Christ is coming back to this Earth to administer righteous judgment based on the rule of Gods law.
He is coming to establish the rule of God on Earth!
Dozens upon dozens of Bible prophecies describe this soon-coming millennial reign. Revelation 11:15 says when the seventh trumpet sounds, the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. In the book of Daniel, Jesus Christs coronationwhich takes place in heaven just before He returnsis described in chapter 7, verses 13-14. In that same chapter, the prophet adds that God will give His Kingdom to the saints of the Most High and they will possess that Kingdom forever and ever (verses 18, 22, 27).
Yes, the resurrected Jesus Christ is the only leader truly qualified to bring obedience, peace and prosperity to this rebellious, sin-drenched planet. Hes the only ruler capable of firmly establishing and permanently upholding the rule of Gods law over all the Earth.
That just and righteous reign is much nearer than you might think!
Today would suit me just fine.
LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED.
I do believe we are in the mist of a war being waged between good and evil in heaven right now. It has been prophesied in the Bible that these things will come to past in the end times and I believe you and I are living in those last days.
What - the idea of checks & balances? the words? the ink?
How can this woman be taken seriously is beyond me...
Is this photo real?
Of course it is! I Photoshopped it myself! :)
Actually, I used The Gimp.
I have to admit, I also liked the way it came out as it looks pretty real.
I make quite a lot of these silly images, as they not only relieve stress (for me), but they send a message, sometimes to the great irritation of JimRob and others - but usually to the tremendous annoyance of the fuzzy-thinking left... :)
Ridicule is a great weapon, and one the Alinskiites use with great effect against strong Conservatives at every turn.
I am returning the fusillades of scorn and ridicule in my own graphically enhanced way.
Feel free to post this or any of my images wherever you like.
They usually are not, however unadulterated images.
you can bet your ass I just stole that
Have at 'em!
Post far and wide...
Ridicule the fools!
I have more where that came from...
familiar with the one of Myth with the multipe mouths ?
I’m damn smart and have an idea