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The Importance of Local Self-Government

America's Founding Fathers intended that the Federal Government be limited in power.  They devised a system of checks and balances, with three separate, but equal, branches of government. 

This was because they believed the Bible doctrine that man is a fallen creature and sinful at heart.  They knew that for sinful rulers, "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."  They sought to prevent unlimited power in Federal Government.

The three branches of the Federal Government were to be the legislative branch (Congress), the executive branch (the President) and the judicial branch (the Supreme Court).  Congress would make laws, the President would enforce laws and the Supreme Court would interpret laws as to their constitutional (or unconstitutional) nature.

In the mind of our Founding Fathers, there was to be no such things as judges "legislating from the bench."  Nor was there to be any such thing as "Presidential Executive Orders."  Yet, both of these perversions of the Constitution flourish today.

Patrick Henry, in the summer of 1798, expressed his grave concern that the Federal Government might, in time, war against the sovereign authority of the States.  He was proven right in the Civil War and many times since then.

The Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, for example, took away the right of the State Legislatures to elect two Senators to represent their State in the U.S. Senate.  It moved it to a popular vote. 

But the people already had the right to elect representatives to the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Seventeenth Amendment took away from the State Legislatures any voice in the U.S. Congress.  It was a move that weakened States rights.

It was a move away from a Constitutionally Federated Republic to a pure democracy.  The problem with a pure democracy is that the more heavily populated areas of the nation now have more say in government than the less populated, rural areas.

The folly of this can be seen in many ways.  Take, for example, the Public Transportation system of California.  The California legislature passed a law requiring every county to establish and maintain a public transportation system. 

Most big cities such as Los Angles and San Diego already had a public transportation system.  But now smaller, less populated areas were forced to allocate scarce funds for a public transportation system that was not really needed and would hardly be used.

Another example is that the local militia (all able-bodied, male citizens) has now been reduced to a National Guard.  While supposedly a State-run military unit, it is in reality under the control of the Federal Government and often sent overseas to fight (rather than be kept at home as a purely defensive, local militia).

The firearms that every able-bodied man was to keep in his home for quick access was intended by our Founding Fathers to be a military grade weapon.  But now, law-abiding citizens are being attacked by legislation making it illegal to own military grade guns.

National police forces (such as the BATF, DEA and FBI) are now overshadowing local police departments in authority.  Whereas local police departments have to answer to their local governments for their actions, federal police forces can act with impunity.

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Scripture Songs I - KJV Bible Songs  

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Tulip Gems is a Calvinistic Baptist web site that honors Jesus Christ and provides a free Hyperinflation Survival Guide.  We offer free Bible Articles on several subjects, including Bible Nutrition , Creation Science versus Evolution Passover , The Great Commission and Tulip Calvinism

Which Bible can we trust? Which Bible is the most accurate? Why KJV only? Read our Which Bible series of articles for answers from both Scripture and history (including a Rebuttal of James White's book, The King James Only Controversy).

We also offer a well-documented Vietnam Veteran Story that illustrates the mercy of God.  The Vietnam Veteran Story, found on our Combat Vet page, comes from published accounts of Vietnam Veterans experiences, as well as this Vietnam Veterans experiences, told first hand.  

Concerned about inflation leading to hyperinflation? Some say buy silver and gold coins. Others say it is evil to own silver and gold coins. What does the Bible teach us? Tulip Gems offers an Hyperinflation Survival Guide which provides a Biblical basis for ownership of silver and gold coins as an hedge against the horrors of hyperinflation.  Links to online vendors are also provided. 

Will out of control government spending lead to hyperinflation, and possibly to a new world currency? Will a new world currency lead to the Mark of the Beast (666)? Will the Rapture occur before the Tribulation (Pre-Tribulational Rapture) or will the Rapture occur after the Tribulation (Post-Tribulational Rapture)? For Biblical answers, visit our
Mark of the Beast Explained page.

Will America come under nuclear attack? What does the Bible say? For reliable information on what to do in a nuclear attack, read our
Survive Nuclear Attack page. While many Calvinists shy away from Bible prophecy, we don't. For those who want Biblical guidance about the future, check out our Hyperinflation Survival Guide, Mark of the Beast Explained and Survive Nuclear Attack pages. Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke often about the events leading up to His Second Coming. Where our Good Shepherd leads, we may safely follow.

Who is Jesus Christ? Why KJV only? Why Home School your children? Jesus Christ is Lord and the KJV Bible is the Preserved Word of God in English.  Finally, Scripture gives us compelling reasons to Home School our children. One very important reason is to lead them to Our Passover Lamb. We recommend Christ-centered Home Schooling Curriculum.

George Theiss is a combat veteran of Vietnam who now follows Lamb of God.  He and his wife Christy have been married 39 years. They have 8 children.

 

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