“It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.” —U.S. Supreme Court in American Communications Association v. Douds, 339 U.S. 382, 442.
[Above is one of the many quotes in my series of booklets, America, Christianity, Liberty & Truth.]
Remember, elected officials, appointed officials, hired government employees are all supposed to be OUR SERVANTS whose DUTY is to DEFEND OUR RIGHTS, not take them from us (which they have NO authority to do); when they do so, they are guilty of HIGH TREASON (which describes about 95% of them).
Congress cannot by legislation alter the Constitution (Eisner v. McComber).
Neither can Congress or the Supreme Court "reinterpret" the Constitution according to modern liberal, socialist, or any other notions.
“On every question of construction of the Constitution let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” —Thomas Jefferson
The Constitution must be interpreted in light of the Common Law (U.S. v. Wong Kim).
“The U.S. adopted the Common Law of England.” (Taylor v. Port; State v. Simon)
“The Christian Religion is part of the Common Law.” (Lofft’s English King’s Bench Reports, 327)
Truth is ammunition, but most Christians are content to walk around with empty magazines and empty bandoliers, being "conscientious objectors" in the battle of Good against Evil (an option that God NEVER offered) and they don't even carry the Sword of the Spirit, the True, undiluted, Full Counsel of the Word of God, but believing it to be "too sharp", "too offensive", and "too divisive", they have "redesigned" it and removed all things that they think may offend any sinner (or enemy of God), and have turned it into a feather duster; even though Christ (the Rock of Offense and Stone of Stumbling) said, "If you are not with Me [in MY DOCTRINE, in MY AGENDA—the unchanging Doctrine and Agenda of the Father] you are against Me"—and even though God commanded, "Ye who love the Lord hate evil" and "the fear of the Lord is to hate evil". There is no middle ground. As I have written elsewhere: You don't need to ask the Devil for permission to obey God! (and you certainly should not apologize for what God commanded; anyone who does so is a disgraceful, dishonorable son).
If you don't love what God loves and if you don't hate what God hates, you do not love God (and you certainly do not fear Him, that is, respect / honor Him through obedience, and you do not fear His Judgment in your rejecting His unchanging Standard of Morality and unchanging Plan) then you are under a humanistic pseudo-spiritual delusion. Scripture says that if you don't keep God's Commandments, then you don't even know God and the Truth is not in you. Jesus said, "I am the... Truth..." and called the Holy Spirit "the Holy Spirit of Truth". Can a person be a Christian if he does not know God, and if Christ / the Holy Spirit are not in him? Jesus said "My sheep know My Voice and follow [obey] Me, ...the voice of a stranger they will not follow". Christ said "Think NOT that I am come to destroy the Law... I am not come to destroy the Law... not one jot or tittle shall pass from the Law". The Law is not for salvation, it never was, that notion is an irrelevant smokescreen. We do not obey to become our father's children—but because we are. Every tree is known by its fruit.
It is we who are to conform to what God commanded, without compromise, without being ashamed of or apologizing for the Thoughts, Ways, Decrees, and Commandments of our Father. Those who do so will be ashamed on the Day of Judgment and Christ will deny them; even as they have denied Him. Denying Christ is not denying that you know His Name or denying that you claim to be a follower of His—it is denying His Doctrine: remaining silent when He would not have remained silent, in the face of evil rising up in Christendom. Why is evil rising up...? —because the salt has lost its nature / identity through corruption. Most "Christians" may have a "form of godliness"—but deny the power thereof (that is, have an outward semblance of it—superficial lip-service, but reject its reality, its real force, what God declares it to be; they go through some outward rituals but reject the notion of God's inward Presence and ownership and demands on them).
[Wearing a hat that says "WWJD?" does not qualify as "confessing Christ", since the average "Christian" doesn't even know "What Jesus Would Do"—because Jesus would not base His Decisions concerning what He would do on whether or not the world would like it or not, and what Christ would do HAS NOT CHANGED in the past 2,000 years, and never will—and since even if the average "Christian" knew "What Jesus Would Do", the average "Christian" would not do it! Every tree is known by its fruit.]
Salt preserves meat because it kills bacteria (remember that concept about "hating evil"...?). Salt must remain segregated ["Come out from among them and be ye separate"] from the environment around it (salt is by nature hydrophilic, that is, it absorbs moisture from the air, along with any bacteria / pollutants in the air), otherwise it will no longer be salt but a polluted bastard "salt-like" solution... which, if it so becomes, Christ says if the salt has "become moronic" (mørainø from møros, from which we derive our word "moron"; which is what the Greek word means, "moronic, dull, stupid, insipid" which was too loosely translated into English in the whole phrase, "lost its savour", which fits well into the analogy, but loses the force of the meaning of what Christ actually said—but He was NOT talking about "flavour"...! and salt was not used chiefly as a flavoring but as a preservative) wherewith shall it be salted again, or rather, made salt (halidzø, whence we derive our word "halide", of which chlorine is one, as in sodium chloride) again? (a rhetorical question implying that it cannot be so made again, not talking about salt itself, but about the degeneration of God's people) — "it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men"; which is what is happening to Christendom...! In Hebrews 5:11 the Apostle actually uses an insult to convict the hears, in calling them "dull of hearing", though the Greek word nøthros translated as "dull" (meaning "lazy" or "stupid") would more properly, literally mean, "bastardly" (which shows that the meaning of bastard in Scripture does not refer to a child conceived/born out of wedlock, but from a mixed union; a half-breed). God says that if we sin (commission or omission) and are without chastisement from Him, we are not His sons, but bastards (nothos, from which nøthros is derived).
[I use the Norse character "ø" to represent the Omega (capital = / lowercase = ) or the Greek long o (as in hope); all other os in Greek words that I mention are Omicrons or the Greek short o (as in hop). This use of ø does NOT represent the sound of the Norse letter, but is the only o variant that email / the internet recognizes, which is easy to distinguish.]