Thoughts on how an ordinary citizen can make a difference by strengthening faith in God, family, and country.
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.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
God-given Right to Govern
The topic of discussion for this Freedom Friday is the principle of liberty that the God-given right to govern is vested in the people. God gave mankind agency and the responsibility to govern self. People have the divine right to govern themselves and exercise the power to select and/or depose their leaders. The leaders should understand that they are merely servants and are responsible to represent the will of the people as a whole. Some of our leaders in Washington appear to believe that they have a right to "their" seat in Congress. We must make sure that they understand that it is not "their" seat but the "people's seat." When an elected or appointed official misuses the authority of the people and forms an abusive type of government, the people have the authority to "alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government…." (Declaration of Independence).
I am a grandmother who is concerned about the direction our country and world are headed and what my grandchildren will inherit. I want to do my part to bring peace on earth and sanity to our insane world.
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.