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Monday, May 16, 2016


Ben Kinchlow issues dire warning to voters before November


On almost every news channel today, we see both positive and negative reports of the current presidential nomination process. While the final candidates have not yet been selected, we are seeing the nominating process of the American electoral system in play.
The uniqueness of our American way of life is clearly demonstrated in the celebration of the sovereignty of the individual. America was founded and formulated on this principle: “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
In a monarchy, the king or queen is sovereign, not the individual. In totalitarian societies, the dictator is sovereign, and in socialist and communist societies, the state, not the individual, is sovereign.
However, in a democratic republic, such as we have in America, the individual has the ascendancy, not the government. The framers of the U.S. Constitution understood that the sovereignty of the people must be respected, and they defended it in the foundational documents of this radical new society. This is why the Bill of Rights was appended to the Constitution.
Today, it is evident that we have drifted away from an understanding of the basis of American greatness, the sovereignty of the people. We have veered away from the concept of the individual being the repository of rights and responsibilities in a free society. Instead, we have come to view certain groups as having sovereign rights.
We have also drifted away from an understanding of the origin of these rights. The writers of the Declaration of Independence knew and, therefore, stated, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness.”
Our rights do not come from the government; they come only, expressly and directly from the Creator of the universe, the Lord God.
Because the Creator made us in His own image, no human being has the right to rule over another human being without their expressed consent. That is why the Declaration of Independence goes on to say, “Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.” There is a very specific reason those who work in the government are called “public servants.”
As you debate whether or not to vote in the upcoming presidential election, remember: The Founding Fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence, established the Constitution and amended it with the Bill of Rights – all to ensure that this society of sovereign individuals, designed by God to be free and self-directed, would never be under the heel of some master or tyrant.
Our government was constructed in such a way that the sovereign people – us – would willingly and voluntarily surrender a limited measure of their sovereignty to their representatives. These representatives would then govern wisely and responsibly in accordance with the wishes of the governed. Consider the current mindset of our leaders, the absolution of our traditions and laws, our renegade judiciary, our economic and international standing and our children’s future.
Then, if, as a Republican, you decide not to support the likely presidential candidate (Trump) and decide to stay home and not vote, just remember: Failure to vote for one candidate is essentially a vote for the opponent; and if it doesn’t work out the way you want, you’ll only have yourself to blame.


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