Thursday, October 02, 2014

Government for who?

7/7/2014

Our forefathers created a system of government unlike any the world had seen at the time. It was based not on oppressive monarchs and kings. It was and continues to be based on freedom and responsibility of each and every citizen. This freedom and responsibility has been threatened almost daily by a form of government today that has changed from the time of our forefathers.

The Bible, in Mark, Chapter 2, says, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” Now substitute the word “government” for “Sabbath” and you will understand perhaps where our forefathers were heading when they created our form of government. Government is to serve its citizenry, not the other way around.

Our forefathers created a system of government unlike any the world had seen at the time. It was based not on oppressive monarchs and kings. It was and continues to be based on freedom and responsibility of each and every citizen. This freedom and responsibility has been threatened almost daily by a form of government today that has changed from the time of our forefathers.

The Bible, in Mark, Chapter 2, says, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” Now substitute the word “government” for “Sabbath” and you will understand perhaps where our forefathers were heading when they created our form of government. Government is to serve its citizenry, not the other way around.

Our government in recent years has been good at mandating various programs that threaten to take away choices that we have taken for granted. We now have such programs as the Health and Human Services mandate, which essentially says we are to get and accept only these specific services in our health care whether we oppose those things or not based on our personal views. Holding such a position on this or any issue that is contrary to what our government, or the current culture, defines as the “standard” can result in criticisms, or worse, investigation by the media, the courts or any number of an alphabet soup list of bureaucracies.

When we as a society do not stand up and realize that our freedoms and responsibilities as citizens are being taken away, then we will lose them. If muscles are not used on a person, they become atrophied and wither away. If we do not stand up and say “No more!” to our government through the power of the ballot box and vote, then our freedoms will also atrophy and wither away.

In Kansas, we the citizens have an opportunity on Aug. 5 to begin to change away from an essentially out-of-control government. You as a citizen have the right to vote. Use it. Our forefathers on July 4, 1776, did not risk all they had to have a silent majority of the citizens sit back and let someone else do all the hard lifting. Vote on Aug. 5 in the primary election. Vote again on Nov. 4 in the general election.

Your vote will ensure future Fourth of July observances will continue to celebrate freedom and individual liberties for everyone.

David Gittrich,

Wichita

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