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July 22, 2014

Renegade Rendering

Okay, I have a confession to make.

I adore Charles Krauthammer. I just finished reading his book Things That Matter. He does not know me from Eve, but I adore him. I adore him because he uses the wonderful mind that God gave him to think things through and then he uses the skill of communication to share it with others.

He has gotten me thinking as well.

And it seems to me that we are at a tipping point in our nation.

It used to be that if you obeyed the law, you had absolutely nothing to fear. You lived in peace. You were free to work on your own little patch of the American Dream. You did not have some nosy supervisor looking over your shoulder, telling you where and when you could do something with what was yours. You, the free and responsible citizen, got to choose and the story was yours to write.

Now, every one is looking over their shoulder and wondering when the next shoe will fall. Not because they are involved in neferious acts, but because the big nose of government pokes into every crevice of enterprise.

You cannot even be confident in a court that what is clearly law will be enforced.

Once we sail into waters without regard for laws - we enter that place on the map whose gate reads “abandon all hope, ye who enters here”.

Which brings me to the most troubling development of all - but I will let Charles tell you: “[Obama’s] gross executive usurpation disdains the Constitution. It mocks the separation of powers. And most consequentially, it introduces a fatal instability into law itself. If the law is not what is plainly written, but is whatever the president and his agents decide, what’s left of the law? … This president is not only untroubled by what he’s doing, but open and rather proud. As he tells cheering crowds on his never-ending campaign-style tours: ‘I am going to do X – and I’m not going to wait for Congress.’ That’s caudillo talk. That’s banana republic stuff. In this country, the president is required to win the consent of Congress first. At stake is not some constitutional curlicue. At stake is whether the laws are the law. And whether presidents get to write their own.”

The fabric of our constitutional framework is being shredded, bit by bit. The cost of allowing it to continue is incalculable. If we cannot trust and honor our laws, what do we have?

How can law enforcement function if laws are disregarded?

Where is justice to be found?

I know it seems laborious, but we must work with one another. We must stand together. We must come back to our senses and THINK about taking the law seriously. To disregard it so flagrantly imperils us all.

Psalm 119:165 New International Version (NIV) 165 Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

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