There is certainly no limit to the tyranny of an Executive who has both the ambition and opportunity. There is certainly enough to show how a once freer America has been subdued. This has come primarily through three key Executive powers in this country: the Treaty-making power, the abuse of executive orders, and the ascendancy of government-by-emergency.
Christian Reconstruction has taken some underhanded criticism from Michael Horton and the guys at the White Horse Inn radio, and we have responded to them in the past via the Gary DeMar show podcast. We recently received a real shock, however, when we heard an excerpt of popular preacher Alistair Begg blasting away at Christians for getting involved in politics. His rant – full of wonderful rhetoric – aimed at some vague monster but at least once singled out those Christians who want to “reconstruct” society. His arguments reiterate the same feelings as Horton and gang, but take the rhetoric to an astronomical level.
Upon the whole, we are too apt to charge those misfortunes to the want of energy in our government, which we have brought upon ourselves by dissipation and extravagance. —”Candidus” At a conference several years ago, during a Q&A panel discussion, a gentleman asked (paraphrasing), “At what point did things go wrong in America?” He […]
The curse of the Total State is something of a package deal. Samuel’s warnings in 1 Samuel 8 were meant to deter the people from breaking God’s laws revealed in Deuteronomy 17—lusting for a “king like other nations.” Just like the king forbidden in those laws—the king who has a standing army, a large treasury, international […]
Originally published in 2013 when Obama bombed Syria, this discussion is every bit as relevant now that Trump has done it, too. Bottom line: the problem is not with the man in office; the problem lies in the Constitution which actually allows this. On this, even the more freedom-loving founders were agreed. *** As I […]