Well, I’ve heard that the thee things you’re “not supposed to talk about” in church are sex, finances, and politics. Figured I might as well break the ice…
In Article II, Section I, Clause XII, of the United States Constitution it says that the President is sworn
“to the best of [his/her] Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
I’ve done a lot of research (starting in 2007) and I haven’t found a candidate that has a better track record of doing that, and a commitment to that, more than Ron Paul. The biggest thing all of them trip over is the bill of rights, which severely limit the power and scope of the federal government. The biggest one I believe is being trampled all over is Amendment X which says:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
This means that the Federal Government is not authorized to do ANYTHING not expressly written in the constitution. Naturally, the federal government has gone way way beyond this and has completely distorted this basic right that we have been guaranteed since our country’s inception.
I had the pleasure of reading the book “The Rage Against God” by Peter Hitchens. It was interesting because the author had an extensive knowledge of the Soviet Union. The USSR was essentially trying to replace God with the State. The state (the government) grew and grew and provided more and more for the people. and as we’ve discussed in church, if the government is giving you everything, what is the use the church? and more importantly, what is the use of God?
This is where I learned the immense danger of having a large government. I believe it’s obvious in the old testament that God desires as little government as possible (see Judges) and this is for good reason, the government is the most dangerous entity in our lives. They have the power to literally force us to do anything and they routinely carry this out.
I cannot say we are a “Christian nation” by any means, however, I do believe that the founders of this nation were not stupid. They just ran away from a repressive government and they never wanted that to happen again.
I believe that we as Christians have a moral obligation to uphold the principles of individual liberty that have been granted to us by God himself and are protected by the Constitution. And thus, this is why I would encourage anyone to vote for Dr. Paul, because I believe that he will help protect the liberties that God granted us. This, I believe with all my heart, is the best thing for the church and for the non-believers. It gives us the freedom to do what we are called to do, rather than relying on the Government to do it for us.