The preamble of the U.S. Constitution says: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.”
Whatever is ordained must be maintained if it is to be sustained and ultimately retained. Our Constitution is only as strong as the knowledge of it and the action to maintain it by the people who are responsible for it.
We Are the Government
The three branches of our government—executive, legislative and judicial—are referred to as the separation of powers. Each branch, according to our Constitution, has been assigned its allotted power and authority.
When each branch functions in its allotted power and authority as designed by our Founding Fathers, the rights of the people are protected and the nation flourishes.
To the degree that any of the power and authority is forfeited by any of the branches because of the irresponsibility of the people to hold their elected officials accountable (and consequently, the irresponsibility of their elected officials to act accountably), to that degree, the rights and authority of the people are relinquished.
The rights and authority of the people directly correlate to the allotted power and authority of the three branches of our government, which can only be held in check by knowledgeable, and therefore responsible, people.
The failure or success of our government begins and ends with “we the people.” The bottom line is that we are a government of the people, by the people and for the people. That means what we have is what we’ve allowed.
We are the government!
It’s Time to Take Back What Satan Stole
Benjamin Franklin made this profound statement: “A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights that God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny (unlawful rule) begins.”
The future of America is in the hands of those who act or those who watch. What America will look like tomorrow, next week, next month or next year will be decided by those who engage or those who stand on the sidelines as spectators.
If you love your country and value your freedom, the one place you don’t want to be is on the sidelines, and the one person you don’t want to be is a spectator.
Well, it’s time for us to wake up, learn what our responsibilities are, get off the sidelines and take back what Satan, because of our ignorance, has stolen.
It’s time for the body of Christ to once again become the Army of God and fulfill its Christian civic responsibilities.
Dave Meyer is Joyce’s husband and vice president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. His passion is to share about this country’s rich Christian heritage.