August 2014

Dangers in the Constitution

As viewed from Biblical Law by James Jester

The Constitution of the United States has long been regarded as the document that protects our God-given Rights. It is a well-known fact of history that the Constitution would not have been ratified by the states without some protection of these Rights. The result was the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. The people reasoned, what good is a Constitution without some guarantee? They had just fought a tyrannical government and did not want their new centralized government to become too powerful. As the actor, Mel Gibson, asked in his movie, The Patriot, “What difference does it make if we have one tyrant a thousand miles away, or a thousand tyrants one mile away?”

The Preamble introduces the Constitution as a Trust, with the words, “to Ourselves and our Posterity.” It was designed for no one else. Many

Founders knew that the new Constitution would only work for Godly men and understood that if the ungodly came to power nothing would stop them.“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”Evidently, John Adams (and others) knew something that most today do not. Were they aware that this document had loopholes in it? Are our God-given Rights really guaranteed? Can the Constitution contradict and violate these Rights? Could it be that immoral and irreligious people now run our country? It is obvious today that very evil people do run this government for there is no limit to what they have done or can do. Neither is there any accountability or punishment found in the Constitution for evildoers. There are at least four ways that the Constitution allows the “fearful taskmaster” that George Washington warned us about.

The One Room Schoolhouse of Yesteryear

By Ed Sommerville

There was a time in America that the one room schoolhouses were the only schools available in small towns and rural America.  Their schoolteachers were very dedicated to do the job they were chosen to do.  During the cold winter, the only heat was a wood or coal stove in the room.  She as well as her students had to find their own way to school regardless of rain or snow.  There was no such thing as a thermostat at that time so it was necessary to add wood or coal during the day.  She would have to teach all grades through 8th and prepare for the next day’s lessons.  Would you say these conditions were desirable for these young children to receive a good education in a schoolhouse that only cost a few hundred dollars?

Now a little over one hundred years later we have what it takes to get a good education.  We have built multimillion dollar schools with central heating and air conditioning and millions of dollars in school buses to take them to school in any weather, along with all the comforts imaginable.  They have state of the arts in electronics along with gymnasiums, cafeterias and some with swimming pools.