“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” –President James Madison
More than not, when making people aware of the important issues of the day, it seems that I find myself saying the same things over and over again. The reason for this is that the people in this country fail to address the issues of which they are made aware. Scandal after scandal, lie after lie by many of the same corrupt politicians continue on. Yet, over and over again, I go to the same Word of God and the same US Constitution in pointing out the way to bring about resolve if the people are willing to respond.
The church today does not preach out against sin (1 Timothy 5:20), and today’s conservatives try to cover for their favorite politicians in an attempt to justify themselves (Luke 16:15). This is why we have corruption within both institutions.
Addressing crime within both institutions, both try to find the good, as they call it in every person that is guilty of committing the crimes, the church today in overlooking judgment (Romans 7:21), and using the grace of God as an occasion for the flesh, and the conservatives follow in close pursuit not caring enough to want to know the difference (Galatians 5:13).
They use unwarranted excuses, as they strain at the gnat and swallow the big camel (Luke 11:42), such as “everyone can make mistakes,” “nobody’s perfect,” and “who are we to judge” this is when it comes to those who are responsible for destroying our Christian heritage and our Constitutional Republic (Article 4, Section 4, US Constitution).
Taking it a step further, I believe that, without a shadow of a doubt, the administrations that Americans have approved of the most, have been the ones that have deceived and have destroyed the most (John 10:10).
In all of this, they forget the price paid for their freedoms (John 3:16). For if they did remember, they would have zero tolerance for crime in any institution such as the Church and the government.
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” -Psalm 94:16
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” -Patrick Henry
How do you deal with corruption in the Church and in the government? First, read Matthew 18:17.
Second, read the US Constitution. As a matter of fact, when perusing the United States Constitution, it is pretty amazing as to how many times one can run into a provision that shows the power that “We the people” hold when it comes to dealing with corruption within the walls of government.
How is it, I ask, that the American people have believed that those who are to serve “We the people” are somehow given congressional immunity, or given a pass to break the law at will when it comes to the crimes that have been committed against them (Hosea 4:6).
Americans have been taught a bastardized version of the US Constitution, which at length has formed an illegitimate government.
“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.” –James Madison
Americans have been accepting of corruptions self-investigations compelled by, overseen by, and executed by, those investigating themselves, which is nothing more than the fox in the chicken coop. However, when indictments are not handed down and injustice prevails, it all comes as no surprise. This should not be tolerated or accepted by any American.
Our forefathers left it to common sense when it comes to what Americans are to do concerning corruption within government and its representatives.
“Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.” -Amos 5:15
That is all one has to do is to look to the Constitution and apply what the instructions layout to do (James 2:14-26). They are not above the laws that they are to uphold.
Starting with the Declaration of Independence”
“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, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly, all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Then the preamble of the United States Constitution…
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
“Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.” -Isaiah 51:4
IMPEACHMENT, noun Hinderance; impediment; stop; obstruction.
- An accusation or charge brought against a public officer for maladministration in his office. –Websters 1828 Dictionary
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 5:
The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6:
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.
Judgment in Cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 – in part:
Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
Article 2, Section 6:
“In Case of the Removal of the President from Office…”
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8:
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Article 2, Section 4:
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Article 3, Section 1:
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour,
Article 3, Section 3, Clauses 1 & 2:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason.
Article 6, Clause 2 & 3:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
So, what this all comes down to is this: According to the gratitude which you have for those who sacrificed their all to give you the freedoms in which you have today, will be to the degree that you tolerate corruption within both the Church and the government (2 Corinthians 5:15; 1 John 4:10). Corruption ends, when the people, out of gratitude, lawfully bring corruption to an end (Isaiah 26:9), and that in honor of the sacrifice by living for what they died to give, freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17).