BETHLEHEM

BACK TO THE BASICS!

We have been informed of a horrible event in Mexico. Mormon missionaries stationed in that country to assist the people living there recently suffered the loss life of families. At least nine people were killed which included wives and children. One of the drug cartels in Mexico was responsible for this tragedy. The new president of Mexico had campaigned on the premise of hugs not guns would be the way to stop these cartels. That hasn’t worked out very well. Our President, Mr. Trump, has the right idea. He said these violent criminals need to be wiped off the face of the earth.


The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “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.” Our Founding Fathers knew and believed in the importance of faith for the survival and blessings of God on this new nation. Our history as a people and nation show the abundance of God’s intervention for the good of this country. Primarily beginning with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1947, we can see how God has withdrawn His hand from the USA.

  

That decision eliminated all previous decisions based on the precedence of the importance of faith in the historical and continual well being of our nation. One of the fruits of that decision was what we know as Roe vs Wade. Of course that is the decision to make it legal for a woman to abort her preborn baby. Then over the decades since there have been more anti biblical decisions which reject God’s standard of righteousness.


Now we are seeing unelected bureaucrats and judges carrying the anti God mentality to extremes. One recent decision was made which is a clear violation of the Second Amendment. Problem is; these judges are the ones who get to say what the Constitution really means. A federal judge Wednesday overturned a new Trump administration rule that protected the freedom of conscience of health care workers who are opposed to procedures such as abortion, suicide and gender-change procedures on religious or moral grounds.

  

The Department of Health and Human Services finalized the new rule in May, saying it protects “individuals and health care entities from discrimination” on the basis of conscience and fulfilled President Trump’s “promise to promote and protect the fundamental and unalienable rights of conscience and religious liberty.” U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who was nominated by President Obama, ruled HHS exceeded its authority.


Folks, this has got to stop. The Constitution gives us the method to put people in office who will continue our God given rights as specified in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. In fact every government official must swear to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. At one time that oath was confirmed with a hand placed on the Bible. From what I hear, that has changed to giving prospective office holders the right to place their hands on any book of faith they desire.

  

Regularly scheduled elections at the local, state and national level give us the opportunity to put people in office that will continue our centuries old tradition of honoring God and His righteousness in laws and public policy. I have been opposed to term limits for many years as my belief in the purpose of regular elections. Now, I have changed my mind about this. I now favor term limits for federal officials. My proposition is 2 four year terms for Senators and 3 two year terms for members of the House of Representatives.


Please feel free to use the Comments section to let me know how you feel about this also to give me some ideas you might have to get this country back on the right track.