"Don't divide your life
you can do by yourself
that require My help."
this tidbit came nearing the end of today's devotional, just this morning in Jesus Calling...The point being, in all things, keep the Almighty Present! Don't do one single thing without help, without thought, without prayer, without continually connecting to the One Who Knows All Things.
And it made me think about what Chris Matthews said only a few days ago, when essentially mocking the Americans who still believe where this nation's true foundation comes from -- and the unwavering connection to our God given rights along with the free-exercise thereof:
“Well you know what the Republicans say in their platform?” Matthews asked during his show “Hardball” on Thursday night. “The right to bear arms precedes the Constitution. It’s a god-given, sort of theological right. They treat this like religion.”
“I don’t know how to explain it,” Matthews bemoaned. “It’s a sort of essential religious notion to them.” (and THANK YOU, to the Daily Caller, for this clip/link)Yes, Chris Matthews --- it's called Nature's Law, and proclaims God as the True Authority over our lives, and as such, as not only the Divine Providence that guides us as individuals, but when Nature's Law works collectively, it's purpose is to protect the will of it's free people in THIS country. And further -- that our natural rights and the natural law in place does, in fact, precede all other things...especially, and notably, man-made rule or government.
AMERICA is intended to be all about the people GOVERNING themselves; that good self-government provides the foundation, just as a mighty faith in God, provides the ROCK itself. One by one, step by step, stone by stone -- we are a fortress when unified and living in integrity with certain and absolute Truths. Chris Matthews, apparently, is either ignorant to our founding principles, the Spirit of Nature's Law altogether (and how it works), or to that which we call God, Itself, and encompassing all of It's Authority and Reign, being Creator of all things large and small.
From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Proclamation of January 23, 1776:
"It is a maxim that in every government, there must exist, somewhere, a supreme, sovereign, absolute, and uncontrollable power; but this power resides always in the body of the people; and it never was, or can be, delegated to one man, or a few; the great Creator has never given to men a right to vest others with authority over them, unlimited either in duration or degree."
UNALIENABLE rights, is where it's at, people.
William Blackstone describes it like so:
"Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man that they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislation has the power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture."
As then, Skousen, author of The 5000 Year Leap, goes on to explain: "In other words, we may do something ourselves to forfeit the unalienable rights endowed by the Creator, but no one else can TAKE those rights from us without being subject to God's justice. This is what makes certain rights UNALIENABLE. They are inherent rights given to us by the Creator."
And here's a short list of examples of Certain UNALIENABLE RIGHTS not articulated in the Declaration of Independence, when it broadly exclaims, "that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" ----
The RIGHT TO SELF-GOVERNMENT -- and this, probably being the most important, for this gives personal power to respond to all things in keeping with one's very ability to strive to live a life beholden to certain virtues; to be of sound mind and well educated; to live in accordance with a natural, lawful nature, respective of all things, being fully aware that to have and live in a life of integrity, and grace, and faith, begets a pure and unconditional love for our fellow man and an unimaginable gratitude of life itself, and BEGINS in all ways with the INDIVIDUAL. But let's continue....
The RIGHT to BEAR ARMS for SELF-DEFENSE. enough said.
The RIGHT to FREE SPEECH
The RIGHT to FREE PRESS
The RIGHT to a FAIR TRIAL
The RIGHT to enjoy the fruits of ONE'S LABORS
The RIGHT of FREE ASSOCIATION
The RIGHT of FREE CONSCIENCE
The RIGHT to Life and Liberty and Property and Production -- all gallivanting around our individual right in the PURSUIT of Happiness -- ALL EXISTED long before man realized the need to protect such things. These things are ALL pre-existing conditions!
Which now causes me to pause, in order to recognize something else -- the individual DUTY to protect and preserve that which the Creator has bestowed upon us, as a people, as caretakers: Life itself, this earth and all of its inhabitants. Surely, if we frame everything we do, individually and collectively, making an inquiry with conscience first, then how can we fail at nearly anything ventured from this day forward? In other words, "Don't divide your life into things you can do by yourself and things that require My help."
We are living a life in the dark. The reason, the understanding, the knowledge of our founding fathers is no where to be found in keeping with the utmost respect. It is lost on people like Chris Matthews, clearly. And it may as well be considered a thing lost to the whole, if the growing unpopularity of the truth, our truths, continue.
As the heading to Chapter 13 of The 5000 Year Leap, duly notes: "A Constitution Should be Structured to Permanently Protect the People from the Human Frailties of their Rulers."
And therein lies the rub.
I awoke to more definitive news coming out of the Trump Administration of plans to tweak Obamacare by the stroke of the pen, by Executive Order -- and even Senator Rand Paul was pleased? Tweeting: "This will be a great plan & a big deal for millions of Americans. I’ve been working with @realDonaldTrump for months on this. Details soon!..
4:55 AM - Oct 10, 2017
and all this girl can say is 'ugh' -- as much as the news naturally excites me, as it finally opens the free market healthcare system to competition (the missing link all along)...this move characterizes the natural law of Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right axiom to a capital T. [Isn't there a Hippocratic Oath for Law Makers to do no harm, to uphold and protect America's Constitution, with a hand on the Bible and all?]
This is not how America was supposed to operate.
Oh, yes indeed, this fortress in which we live -- it has a lawn out back....And we cannot flip from one administration to the next in a perpetual game of bad-mitten, lobbying and lobbing the birdie back and forth at one man's whim after another, thereby usurping the law itself. How many times has an unconstitutional action been justified simply because it was for a "good cause.?" Answer: too many.
We mock our foundation, and our Constitution, every day we allow this kind of nonsense to proceed, no matter how worthy the cause, how grand the payback, how fresh the air, or how wonderful it makes us all feel.
It is wrong.
And it is no way to run a true republic.
Somebody turn on the lights!
Oh to have the true freedom to try, buy, sell and fail, is what remains truly at stake when we allow government to take the place of all of our needs and control all of our days and decisions; this is where the little birdie gets stuck in the proverbial net that we call government dependency. It wasn't meant to be this way; our decisions, our days, were intended to live under a Higher Power, leaving only a small, essentially unseen power delegated -- more like, relegated -- to government. ALL limits were placed on what government cannot do... by our Constitution.
From John Fiske, an American and historian:
"If the day should ever arrive (which God forbid!) when the people of the different parts of our country shall allow their local affairs to be administered by prefects sent from Washington, and when the self-government of the states shall have been so far lost as that of the departments of France, or even so closely limited as that of the counties of England -- on that day the political career of the American people will have been robbed of its most interesting and valuable features, and the usefulness of this nation will be lamentably impaired."
And we are there.
Here, there, and everywhere.
It would seem, that We the People have let it all go.
Welcome to the new world, right Columbus?
America -- now, lamentably impaired -- being an unconscionable, corruption of our foundation, of that which always was, and ever will be, the reign of natural law, enumerated or not, into Law, as Divined by God and written by our founders. Our beautiful Constitution may as well begin, 'wee the little people.'
And then again,
maybe this girl is just being over dramatic.
What do you think Harvey -- any thoughts on self-government? Here's the latest...
While this is a good quote from Jimmy Kimmel: “I’m not defending Hillary Clinton. Her campaign did take money from what turned out to be a high-profile man who has been accused of sexual harassment multiple times. But not just one of them, by the way—she took money from two of them: Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump.” However, Kimmel -- you left out the chronic sexual harasser she was married to, Bill Clinton; pretty sure there was a little monetary benefit exchanged there over the years. just sayin'
And speaking of which, anything?
What say you, Hillary?
Please, do tell, speak of self-government or anything else that may come to mind....
After five days of ignoring the Weinstein reality, Hillary finally broke her silence to say (through a spokesman): "I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior." ["The statement made no mention of returning contributions from Weinstein"...also noted in the CNN post.]
Hypocrisy IS Hillary's kingdom, and she is president.
oh this is getting old.
Hill, Bill, Harvey...Matthews and Jimmy and Jolie... Trump and Judd....frantically fill our days leading us back to the dark ages sometimes; while Washington mocks everything our founders ever intended and constructed, with their ever-firm reliance upon the people to keep it so, in duty and delight, in morning, noon, and night.
If there ever was a time to take heed in the words,
"Don't divide your life
you can do by yourself
that require My help,"
May God bless America.
and think that's all this girl has left to say for one day.
Make it a Good Day, G