ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
September 6, 2020
This is a letter to our friends –
Nothing exists without
a set of laws to govern it.
“Meaning of law.-Law, in its most general and comprehensive sense, signifies a rule of action; and is applied indiscriminately to all kinds of action, whether animate or inanimate, rational or irrational. Thus we say, the laws of motion, of gravitation, of optics, or mechanics, as well as the laws of nature and of nations. And it is that rule of action, which is prescribed by some superior, and which the inferior is bound to obey.” [Blackstone’s Commentaries]
Laws set limits. Stay within those limits – peace and growth. Step outside those limits – chaos!
For example – God made David the King. He gave David a king’s authority. David’s hormones got out of hand and he sent for Bathshiba. She came to him as she should, when the king sends for one of his subjects. BUT – When David propositioned Bathshiba, David had stepped outside the authority God had given him. Bathshiba was free to decline. She did not. Result – chaos.
Our Constitution sets limits for the government of the United States. Amendment 1
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
“Or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” It appears to me that any law passed by Congress concerning how religious citizens worship is to be considered “no law at all”. Furthermore, the Court has interpreted the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment as protecting the rights in the 1st Amendment from interference by state governments.
“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; … ”
We have been dumbed down! Time to pay attention.
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