Former Congressman Allen West did some reflecting on Constitution Day. He asks the question of what is happening to the rule of law in America. Remember, the United States is a Constitutional Republic. Under the Obama administration, it was becoming more like a constitutional monarchy. Congress has also contributed to the problem by not exercising their powers of checks and balances.
As Written By Allen B. West:
“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” — Psalm 11:3 (New International Version)
At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Franklin was queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention, a lady [Mrs. Powell] asked Dr. Franklin “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.” Franklin replied, “A republic . . . if you can keep it.”
Yesterday, September 17, 2017, was a very special and memorable for our nation — another great milestone. I had the pleasure of spending it with Pastor Cody Anderson, his wife Amy and the congregation of Faith Center Fellowship in Meno, Oklahoma.
Meno is a small town of 200 just west of the northern Oklahoma city of Enid. How humbling, and honorable, to spend the 230th anniversary of the signing of our U.S. Constitution with 400 true, patriotic, American Christian Constitutional conservatives.
However, are we truly living up to the challenge issued to us by Benjamin Franklin on that famed day 230 years ago in 1787? Is it time we examine ourselves based upon the inquiry that King David, the author of Psalms, made?
I found it very interesting that, as I drove back down from Meno on I-35 south to Dallas, I didn’t hear a single mention of Constitution Day on Fox News, as I listened in on my Sirius/XM radio. I bounded back and forth between Fox News and The Message, a Christian music station, and heard nothing at all.
One would have thought it was a perfect match, Constitution Day and Sunday; after all, our first freedom is our freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof. But the progressive, socialist left would try and tell you that you only have a freedom of worship — and that’s limited to the defined walls of a place of worship.
I remember when I was speaking on a college campus and a chucklehead student actually thought I was violating the separation of church and state. I asked the student what backed up that analysis, and she arrogantly answered, “The U.S. Constitution.”
Oh boy, howdy, I was just tickled … I pulled out my Cato Institute pocket Constitution and asked her to show me. Yep, you know the rest of the story; this is how illiterate our students are, and this was a political science class!
At least President Trump made mention of Constitution Day in his weekly address; this would have been a perfect occasion for a tweet, too. As reported by the Washington Examiner, “President Trump urged Americans in his weekly address to defend, protect and promote the “birthright of freedom” ahead of the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
“Let us recommit ourselves to our founding principles and rededicate ourselves to our glorious heritage. We have inherited a birthright of freedom. We must defend it dearly, protect it jealously, and promote it proudly as one nation under God,” Trump said in his weekly address, published Friday.
“We must rise to the task of self-governance, prove worthy of the sacrifices made to carve out this magnificent nation, and we must give our loyalty to our republic and its citizens in all that we do.” Sunday marks “Constitution Day,” and Trump praised the founders for creating a constitutional system that “protected our liberties by enshrining the rule of law………
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