The newspaper recently published an article about President Barack Obama announcing a $500-million package of legislative proposals and executive actions.
Obama signed 23 executive actions aimed at circumventing congressional opposition. It is my concern, and should be of all American people, that our president continues to abuse the executive powers of his office and continues to attack and dismantle our Constitution and the foundations of this country at the taxpayers’ expense!
Officials in all three branches of government swear an oath to uphold the Constitution. What about the check of power by the other two branches?
When reading this article I cannot help but think how God’s word applies. The Founding Fathers established the three branches of our government, deriving separation of powers – Isaiah: “For the Lord is our judge, The Lord is our lawgiver, The Lord is our King; He will save us.”
The fathers also knew it was necessary to separate and check power so a wicked branch could be held accountable by the other two – Jeremiah: “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?”
Founding Father and educator Noah Webster had this to say: “The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”
Thomas Hughes | Marco Island