Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WHENCE OUR GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM?

In Exodus 18, we see Moses acting as the lone leader of Israel and the sole arbiter of individual’s sins.

Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, told him that he needed to adopt “governmental subsidiarity,” by which the people would govern themselves in a sort of hierarchy, or tier-structured system.

"Subsidiarity" is the idea that a central authority should only perform those tasks that cannot be performed effectively at a more immediate or local level.

As the "power structure" moves away from the local level, it is "diluted" until all that is left for those at the top to do is to provide national defense, negotiate international treaties and trade agreements, and insure the rule of law (from which we derive the third brance of govenrment: the Judiciary).

They started in groups of ten families, roughly the equivalent of a local neighborhood.

Then there were to be groups of 50, analogous to a city or county commission.

After that, groups of 100 would be formed, something like state legislatures.

Groups of 1,000, the next tier, would serve as a national legislature.

Moses would serve as a chief executive and Erin and Joshua would serve as his “cabinet.”

Does that system look familiar?

It is the Biblical system of governance after which the United States of America is ordered, And very deliberately so.

You liberal/progressives can jump up and scream, pout, thrash about, be horrified or just sit in denial, but that won’t change a thing.

The government of the United States was conceived as an imitation of the principles of government laid out in the Bible.

I know how you hate that.

Too bad.

That’s where it had its origins, and that’s the end of the matter…like it or not.

If you had any semblance of the “open mind” you so often accuse conservatives of not having, you might learn something from that and be the richer for it.

I will not hold my breath.

The system into which we have been evolving since FDR has been, and is, a system modeled more closely to the Marxist idea of turning the whole process around and putting the essence of power, not in the hands of the people, but in the hands of a hopefully benevolent centralized government.

This system would look like this: The President rules over the Senate, which rules over the Congress, which is also ruled by the Supreme Court and all of whom rule over the people.

One-by-one, in small increments, our nation has moved toward the latter, abandoning the former.

We do so at our peril.

It will take only one despotic character elected to the presidency to suddenly, for the “good” of society as a whole, complete the turn-around and make us into a nation that is no longer a shining example to the world of “liberty and justice for all,” but a totalitarian nation, ruled from the top down.

We may have already found that character.

I, for one, will not sit idly by and let him,.and his liberal/progressive supporters complete the reversal.

13 comments:

Z said...

Good point (and scary), Joe: "The President rules over the Senate, which rules over the Congress, which is also ruled by the Supreme Court and all of whom rule over the people."

sounds like the trappings of a dictatorship to ME.
Obviously, you're so right about FDR, the hero of the Left. And so right about the Biblical model.
Would that the left understood this better and could see clearly why we want our country back.
When they wake up, it'll be too late, God forbid.

Mark said...

Don't you think Obama knows this and intentionally has worked hard on doing the very opposite of the Biblical model? After all, he is anti-Christian, Pro-Muslim, and a Marxist, which is the definition of anti-God.

Ducky's here said...
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Ducky's here said...

Our government was based on the tribal texts of a bunch of goat herders?

Of course they had all the answers back there several thousand years ago.

I heard Glenn "He's Psycho" Beck expounding on this. You buying the delicious freeze dried food and some gold, Joe?

Lone Ranger said...

Once again, Ducky nails it. Because the ancients did not have microwave ovens, they must have been stupid goat herders.

Immutable Truths About Liberals #21. The only way liberals can build themselves up is by tearing others down.

Leticia said...

Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, told him that he needed to adopt “governmental subsidiarity,” by which the people would govern themselves in a sort of hierarchy, or tier-structured system.

That's what we need today. Not some narcissist dictator running the whole shebang.

selahvtoday.typepad.com said...

Glad you're not sitting still, Joe. I do believe some of America is waking up. Hopefully they'll all be awake by 2012.

Joe said...

Z: I think his heart is as despotic as they come.

Mark: You nailed it!

Ducky: Nope...no freeze dried food and no gold.

I used to use freeze dried food when I taught back-packing.

LR: I think it's time to re post the immutable truths about liberals.

Leticia: Too late. We already have the narcissist running things.

SelahV: It's a hope...a little dim, right now...but still a hope.

Xavier Onassis said...

Some ideas are just too idiotic to waste time refuting.

Joe said...

XO: Yeah...I've noticed that about yours.

Joe said...

Ducky: "Our government was based on the tribal texts of a bunch of goat herders?"

1,000 times better than a bunch of liberal/progressives.

tapline said...

Joe, I re-opened my camp this last weekend, before that I tended the graves of my relatives gone before me....Everything is a smoke screen. Look at the price of gas, foodstuffs, essentials that we need to survive!! NO ONE is talking about what is happening to our country...The president is on vacation....It's like the Emperor is fiddling while Rome burns......While at camp a neighbor gave me a DVD called "Agenda" It should be required reading by everyone who is concerned about that is happening to this country.....stay well..

ablur said...

It goes back to Woodrow Wilson.

Once well positioned in the center on the scale of despot to anarchy. It appears we are moving closer to despot every day.