American citizens are increasingly fed up with their government, observing shocking waste of taxpayer money, and bureaucrats regulating and limiting freedoms.
At a recent FACE sponsored “Lessons in Liberty”, Dr. Gai Ferdon presented a synopsis of the federal government budget process. Dr. Ferdon disclosed that many Americans are aware that our national debt is now almost $20 trillion, but most are shocked to know that funds designated to discretionary spending items include defense spending, while mandated budget items include many entitlement programs (including anti-poverty programs). The President’s proposed budget for FY 2017 is $4.2 trillion, but with projected tax revenues at only $3.6 trillion. No debt relief is on the horizon.
As this debt-fueled budget moves our country towards socialism, we sink deeper in dependence and despair.
What is the antidote? We must return to the Christian idea of man and government.
As Americans and Patriots, we must incorporate the same sense of government that was apparent among churches of the first century. These local, self-governing bodies were, in fact, little republics, all decisions being made by the congregation. Thus were the ideas of Constitutional liberty and government planted.
How is the structure of Constitutional liberty and government built?
First, let us return to the Christian home where the foundations of character and self-government are laid.
Secondly, families form churches where God’s principles and precepts are taught.
Thirdly, we must lay Christ as the bedrock of all sound knowledge and learning by establishing schools (and home schools) with a Biblical curriculum to educate and prepare our future citizens and leaders.
Will left-leaning leaders mandating progressive socialist fiscal policies keep us free? Or will true liberty with Christian self-government remain as the heart of our American Republic?