Checks and Balances
As this current administration continues to ignore the legitimacy and necessity of checks and balances between Congress, the Supreme Court and the Executive Branch, the foundational repository of government of, by and for the people is in jeopardy.
The latest example of strategy that threatens our way of life is that of bypassing the Congress and going forward with gun control regulations.
No single man is intelligent enough to make policy for a nation. The reason we have the three branches of government is to prevent regulations and policies inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States. We have a frightful state of affairs developing that is pushing the American people to the brink of civil disobedience, with just cause.
The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States are religious documents. Neither would exist without the world view that all legitimate law has its roots in God. Individual freedom is not humanistic in origin. Freedom is nonexistent in a totalitarian or statist government, in whatever form.
The highest court of appeal in our form of government is the people. The collective intelligence of a nation far exceeds a president and the other 544 members of government superintended by the people to represent them. It is the duty of the Congress to impeach a president that forgets his place and his granted powers.
To quote George Washington’s first annual message to Congress (Jan. 8, 1790): “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies … No man should scruple, or hesitate a moment to use arms in defense.”
Dwight M. Creech
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