Monday, November 10, 2008

Deja vu to you too

We are not a nation of laws!

We are a nation founded on the principle of freedom and liberty.

Laws constrain freedom, and liberty. Want to see a nation of laws? Go look at the USSR. look at communist China, look at Cuba.

I am so tired of hearing "high-powered" pundits reminding us we are a nation of laws.

We were not, until we started getting career poli-tic-ians into office across this great nation.

It appears to my military mind, that we have enjoyed freedom and liberty for perhaps too long, and now we disdain it.

We want laws telling our neighbor he has to mow his lawn; that he cannot have a wood burning furnace in his house; he cannot smoke in his back yard.

We want laws telling us how fast we can drive our vehicle on the open highway; telling us we have to buckle our seat belt, or wear a helmet.

I guess that is what happens when you grow to disdain any freedom or liberty you may have been born into.

Then there are the elites, whose family's have been able to amass wealth prior to all these modern laws being written, and now they believe they have a God-given mandate to order our lives aright.

And like good little sheeple, we follow right up to the slaughter house, trusting that these men (generic) know what is right for us.

Lest we forget:

7. And the LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them...

9. Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall solemnly warn them and tell them of the procedure of the king who will reign over them."

10. So Samuel spoke all the words of the LORD to the people who had asked of him a king.

11. And he said, "This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen {military draft?} and they will run before his chariots.

12. And he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.

13. He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers.

14. And he will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves, and give them to his servants.

15. And he will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards, and give to his officers and to his servants.

16. He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys, and use them for his work.

17. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.

18. Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day." (I Samuel 8, NASB).

Yeah, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

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