Maddi Gillel

Someone once said, “When the government fears the people there is freedom, when the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Tyranny is also a catch -all phrase for the ‘isms – communism, Nazism, Marxism, fascism, etc.  So with liberty and tyranny loosely defined, what is anarchy?  Anarchy is when there is NO LAW.

Where would you say we were?  I agree – TYRANNY.  The federal government has by-passed the states (in violation of the 10th amendment) and has now taken over areas that were forbidden to the Federal Government under the Founders’ formula: land, schools, air, water, energy, health, welfare, city finances, city beautification, sewage disposal, electricity, thermal power, intra-state commerce, industrial production, local police problems etc.

Do you fear the government?  Think of the following Federal (or federally condoned) programs: IRS, OSHA, EPA, NEA, ATF, UN, Public Schools (state schools), Medicare, Medicaid, federal judges, federal courts, martial law, government lands, BLM, ACLU etc.etc.etc.

The closer government is to the people, the more we can have a voice in what government does.  The family is the foundation of a society and the place where problems should be solved first.  The federal government is too far away and to unwieldy to try to solve problems, which is why the constitution was designed to keep government close to the people (family, local and state).

What is to be done then, to help bring things back into balance?  Do everything we can to strengthen our families, no matter how difficult, or inconvenient or expensive.  God set up families to be the basic unit of our society and we are to take this blessing seriously.  As we do so, we can more confidently ask God to help our country.

  • Nathan
    Posted at 21:39h, 29 November

    I think a big part of the solution precedes government. It lies in educating people (and I’m not limiting that to formal education) about true principles of government. Only then is there enough popular impetus to combat the inertia of growing government. That’s why organizations like UFI are so important—it’s been an important part of my personal education. Thanks for the good work.

  • julie jarvies
    Posted at 05:18h, 30 November

    agree – tyranny and another well-written and timely article! thanks Maddi! and while we’re strengthening our family, we should serve to strengthen other families by doing good continually – instead of wringing our hands, waiting and worrying about the state of our country when it seems one is powerless to change the situation.

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