What posts have gone before?
- PART 1: We spoke of my personal goal for good government. Is it the same goal you might have? Perhaps.
- PART 2: We considered the primary obstacle to good government.
- PART 3: We reviewed the defensive components of a strategy for good government.
PART 4 reviews the offensive components of a strategy for good government. Whereas PART 3 focused primarily upon the individual citizen’s refusal to take part in harmful activities, PART 4 focuses on joint action. Because our government has the form of a representative democracy, we must work together to keep it under control.
The Components Of A Strategy For Good Government: The Offensive Components
As we lay out the offensive components of a strategy for good government, please keep this in mind. In a free society, the individual citizen makes choices for him or her self. In a free society, government officials have limited power. Government officials can only do what the law permits them to do. Citizens, however, can do anything that the law does not restrict them from doing. In a free society, the law restricts us from infringing upon the rights of others. In a free society, government enforces laws which discourage us from infringing upon each others rights. In addition, government arbitrates our differences so that we can exercise our rights with minimal disruption to each others lives.
On the other hand, in a totalitarian society, the reverse is true. Government officials are only restrained by the edicts of those officials above them, and citizens can only do what the government permits them to do. In a totalitarian society, the law — to the extent it exists — is only for show. Hence, to have a free society, our laws must actually limit the power of government officials.
Exercise Control Of The Executive Branch
In the last election, the Republican Party won the presidency. So President-Elect Donald Trump is now in the process of nominating his cabinet. Fortunately, many of people Trump wants to appoint are Constitutional Conservatives. Most of the others at least appear competent. Hence, we must pressure the senators representing our state to approve Trump’s nominations (especially the Conservatives).
Restore the Constitution
What is the primary means rogue government officials have used to escape constitution restraints? They nominate and appoint judges who are willing to say the Constitution says what they want it to say. Trump has promised to appoint judges who are Constitutional Conservatives. We must work to hold him to that promise, and we must work on our senators to approve the appointment of genuine Constitutional Conservatives.
One Person, One Vote
The Democratic Party is notorious for subverting the election process. Instead of clean and honest elections, what Democrats want is a system that makes it as EASY as possible to vote. An honest election is clearly more important than making it easy to vote. If someone is not willing to register to vote, come to the polls, present a photo ID, and then vote, why should the rest of us care if they vote? They obviously don’t care.
To reform the system, Conservatives should pressure Republicans to use their majorities in both the House and Senate and their control of the presidency to at least fix the obvious. Ensure every state and locality:
- Cleans up its voter rolls. Only American citizens should be allowed to vote, and no one should be voting in more than one locality.
- Puts into place a system that ensures only properly registered voters can vote.
- Verifies each registered voter only votes once.
We need to keep the obvious in mind. If the vote is not honest, what good does it do to make certain that minorities can vote?
Does it make any sense to just assume that an election will be honest? Don’t Democrats want us believe the Russians would steal an election for Trump? Then why would Democrats want us to believe that Democrats, Republicans or a third-party would not steal one for themselves?
Send Illegal Aliens Back To Their Own Country
The presence of millions of illegal aliens in this country clearly shows just how willing Democrats are to cheat and steal an election. Because they expect the folks from the war-torn areas in the Middle East to vote for them, Democrats are eager to bring these people into our country. They are even willing to ignore the fact that some of these people are terrorists.
Some, of course, will say that those folks from those war-torn areas in the Middle East are just refugees, that it does not make any sense to compare them to illegal aliens. That ignores the fact that Democrats would love to classify all the illegal aliens entering this nation as refugees of some sort. They want them to vote, even if they vote illegally. If our politicians respected the law and were willing to do their jobs, we would not have millions of illegal aliens in this country. It does not serve the national interest, but it does serves their personal interests.
If we want to preserve our language, culture, and system of government, we have to get immigration back under control. Instead of putting them on welfare, we must insist that the people who immigrate to our country love America and want to become Americans.
Rebuild Our Communities
After the American Revolution, the thirteen colonies needed a national government to perform functions the United Kingdom had provided for, primarily national defense and the regulation of interstate commerce. Hence, the framers wrote our Constitution, a document that gave the Federal Government a few specific powers. These are enumerated in Article 1, Section 8.
When the thirteen colonies adopted our Constitution, America had a few large cities, but most of the population lived in small communities. They saw government primarily as a local activity, and they saw state government as a referee between local governments. Non-profit associations (especially churches) and local local government assisted parents in the education of children and took responsibility for charity. Because of their good works, non-profit associations and local governments provided the means for everyone to find their niche in society. Because of churches and local governments, the majority of people felt they had a place where they belonged, where they could contribute back to the community that sheltered them something of value.
Consider this proverb.
Proverbs 22:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
For a different perspective, here is another translation.
Proverbs 22:6 Good News Translation (GNT)
6 Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.
That proverb is not just talking about educating a child in the Bible. It is about helping someone find their calling.
What has God called each of us to do in this life? Government has no way to resolve that question for us. What government officials do is keep us from hurting each other. People with such powers may be good at bossing us around, but being bossed around will not help us find our calling. To find our way — to find out what God has called us to do — we need the help of our family, friends, and neighbors; not politicians. We need the help of the people in our churches and our local communities.
Unfortunately, instead of exercising self-restraint, state officials and Federal politicians have contrived to set up a welfare state. For the sake of money and power, they they have weaken our churches and disrupted local communities with innumerable health, education, and welfare programs. If you don’t know your neighbors well, that’s one reason why.
To Be Continued
What will Part 4 be about? What Specifically Can We Do?