Archive for August, 2012

My Thoughts on Proper Governance

Posted: August 18, 2012 by sjdixierose in Uncategorized
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by Shirley Jean Dobler

I can not in good conscious support a philosophy based on covetousness and theft. It is offensive to me when people look to government as they would to God, as if dancing before the golden calf. I feel that the slaughter of the innocent and particularly partial birth abortion is immoral, compared to which “water boarding” is a spa treatment.

I cannot in good conscious support elected representatives who propose legislation that is a violation of the constitution and it does not matter to me whose “side” they are on.

The proper responsibility of government is to provide a frame work of justice when life, property or liberty is violated and to help protect our borders. So it only follows that I do not believe you can “provide for the public good” by violating rights of law abiding citizens to life, liberty and pursuit of property.

Sir William Blackstone, quotes about Constitution: ”The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual’s private rights.”

To me a campaign promise to only tax the rich is immoral. People should be taxed equally and it would be a VERY small amount if government was constrained from doing things it should not do. Taxation should be a fee for services rendered. Government should provide infrastructure and make sure the playing field is safe and that the rules are fair (like for instance, interstate commerce)

Alabama, Declaration of Rights Article I Section 35, quotes about Constitution: “That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.”

We are the people, and we should all take the time to read and reread our constitution and other freedom documents and understand the principles upon which our nation was founded.

John Adams 2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence wrote this on June 28, 1813, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson. “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”

It is the responsibility of We the People to hold politicians and government in check, and not give up core values and principle for entitlement programs or any other enticement.

John Hancock, first Signer of the Declaration of Independence
“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” –History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.

The government does not create wealth, whatever comes from the government has to be taken from those who create. I believe it is immoral and stupid to continue punishing those who provide jobs and keep the economy moving. The parable of the talents comes to mind. Matthew 25: 14-29

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
From the Ten Cannots by The Reverend William John Henry Boetcker originally published the in 1916 in a leaflet entitled “Lincoln on private property.” One side had words by Abraham Lincoln, the other side had the “Cannots” that Rev. Boetcker wrote. It was republished by the Inside Publishing Company in 1917 and 1938. Rev. Boetcker lived from 1873 to 1962, was raised in Erie, PA and ordained in Brooklyn, NY. “We reach the Outside from the Inside” from: http://www.dkgoodman.com/cannot.html

Restoring our Foundation

Posted: August 10, 2012 by sjdixierose in Uncategorized
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We must restore our foundation.

“..and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand..” Matthew 7:25-26 (NKJ)

Our problems are rooted in the fact that we, as a nation, have turned to the godstate and away from God.

How can we reclaim and restore what has been lost?

1. We must take a stand on the principles of godly government which means NOT supporting anyone no matter which party they represent when their actions and views are contrary to that.  Big government is by definition, ungodly government because it takes over the responsibilities of church, family, and individual.

2. NULLIFY the national, no longer federal government by taking a stand at state levels.

3. Support conservatives and root out the national socialists at state level where, because they are closer to we the people, it is easier to know them and to make an impact.

We must educate, teach and convert concerning our inalienable rights, our Christian roots and the concept of proper government according to Romans 13… no king but King Jesus.

We would need volunteers to research candidates in their states and localities and we would have them sign a pledge to nullify any and all unconstitutional actions by the federal government. We can work with other groups like the tea party, citizens united, freedom works etc….

We could have pledges for voters to only vote for candidates who meet the criteria of a Godly government candidate in words and deeds in every other situation write in none of the above. There will never be ANY change in the leftward march as long as we fall in line for the establishment. NEVER… they are laughing at the enablers.

We MUST restore our foundation or it does not matter who is in office… we will continue down the road to serfdom. The political paradigm will continue to be pushed farther and farther left.

We the people must understand the PROPER role of the different levels of government, civil, church family and individual. Even most Christians do not understand that government has taken over the dominion of God.

This would be a long term project and I cannot do this by myself, but I believe it is the only way to reclaim and restore our nation.

shirley jean