Here it is another Sabbath and my thoughts ran towards justice and how it is dealt with in our nation and in no small part by our "churches". I'll address the nation and we can see how a "tolerant church" is silent and how we now hear from the Media Talking Heads, to include those on the right, of our nation's "two systems of justice". This definition of two systems of justice is not possible as justice is something we possess or we don't. For example: currently anyone who is considered either a "conservative" or a "Trump supporter" is dealt with in a different manner by the Media and in large part by our Department of Justice and this includes even our local courts. An example of this has been in how the riots and looting that have occurred over the last year and some months have been dealt with by the Media and our Government. To be truthful we must recognize we do not operate nor live under a system that seeks justice. In fact we live in a system that supports injustice. The provided definitions are from the Webster's 1828 English Dictionary.
The definition of injustice.
Injustice: Iniquity; wrong; any violation of another's rights, as in fraud in contracts, or withholding what is due, It has particular reference to an unequal distribution of rights, property or privileges, among persons who have equal claim.
2) The withholding from another merited praise, or ascribing to him unmerited blame.
These definitions when applied to our Government and our Media highlight the simple understanding that we live under an unjust form of Government that is supported by a dishonest Media. We might look at the particular point in the definition that specifies "fraud in contracts". Our Constitution is a contract that 'We The People' entered into with our States and our States entered into with our Federal Government. The States entered into a "contract" with the Federal Government under the U.S. Constitution. We can certainly see that our Federal Government has not only ignored their contract with the States and the People, but continues to breach the contract (Constitution) and then perpetrates fraud on the People by lying to them about it's goals and intentions through legislation. This is shown clearly by the words written and signed as a contract in our U.S. Constitution to include our Bill of Rights which is made up of the first 10 amendments to that contract or our U.S. Constitution. It is worth one's time to read the Constitution and the "Bill of Rights" and then as one reads the first 10 Amendments ask yourself which of these is our government upholding?
We would not tolerate, as individuals, doing business with a company or person that blatantly ignored and broke a contract to provide us a service. Yet as Americans we have been taught by the Media and even our churches to be "tolerant" of evil. So we tolerate unlawful or lawless behavior by our Government. We might take a look at 1Corinthians chapter 5 to see how Paul dealt with "lawless" behavior. Another definition worth providing is of the word Lawless:
Lawless: not subject to law; unrestrained by law; as a lawless tyrant, lawless men.
Interesting how lawlessness has become 'tolerable' by some. Now we know that for those who demand lawful behavior from our Government that they become the targets of those who practice lawlessness. The hypocrisy is obvious if one only has "eyes that see or ears that hear". This behavior has infected our churches and naturally bled over into our Government at all levels. There is no way Americans can expect or receive justice when we are being "ruled" by the lawless. We've all seen the old westerns where the town sheriff is in the pocket of the wealthy crook who runs the town. We end up rooting for the little guys who have suffered injustice to overcome the lawless ones and put justice back in it's rightful place. Not so anymore, now we tolerate evil and lawlessness which leads to more injustice. Justice cannot exist with injustice. We've read in the Scriptures that "the light has no part in the dark" or in other words that holiness has no part in sinful behavior. These are opposites just as you cannot have something that is cold at the same time it is hot. Impossible.
So lets look at the word "tyranny".
Tyranny: Arbitrary or despotic exercise of power; the exercise of power over subjects and others with a rigor not authorized by law or justice, or not requisite for the purposes of government. Hence tyranny is often synonymous with cruelty and oppression.
We should be seeing a common thread here and recognize this thread has turned into a chain of bondage for the people of America. Our founders in the Declaration of Independence noted that "mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves...." One wonders how long this "suffering of evil" will continue in our Nation before we demand our State Governments hold our Federal Government accountable to their contract. It is for certain things will not get better until the People of our Nation force our Governments to return to the lawful behavior within the limits of our State and Federal Constitutions.
New Hampshire's Constitution in the Bill of Rights First Part in the 10th Amendment specifically puts the responsibility of maintaining a lawful rather than lawless Government on the People. If anyone is not familiar with this writing regardless of one's State of residence it is worth reading. The language is clear and specific about the Citizen's obligations and in saying this on who has the overall authority to "repair or replace" a broken or corrupted Government. It is not accidental that these provisions were put in place by our Nation and States during the formation of our Government.
As the signers of our Declaration of Independence so eloquently agreed when they put pen to paper, "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
Semper Fi, Jerry