The Daily Jot

When might doesn’t make right

When governments get too big and too powerful, the rights of citizens suffer. Every society in history has seen it and America is no exception. The government of the people, for the people and by the people is turning into a government of the government, for the government and by the ruling elite. Technology and bureaucracy are used to censure dissent as well as invade the privacy of every citizen. If you don’t agree with COVID policy, you are marginalized and censured. If you want to buy a gun, you are tracked in the system. There are many other ways to oppress your rights, like through an army of Internal Revenue Agents. The government is not yours, it’s its own. Day by day it is taking away your rights.

As an example to demonstrate how powerful the government is, Joe Biden announced an executive order to bypass Congress and the Constitution to create a universal database on gun owners through a nationwide background check. On March 14, Biden said, “my executive order directs my Attorney General to take every lawful action possible to move us as close as we can to universal background checks without new legislation.” In addition, he has unilaterally increased “red flag” law enforcement. His concept is for parents, teachers, police officers, health providers and counselors to turn in people to the court system that they think have violent tendencies so that their firearms can be confiscated.

Biden also wants to use the executive order to promote “safe storage for firearms, something every responsible gun owner agrees with.” This certainly will encourage more invasion of privacy if a person is suspected of not storing their guns safely. Finally, Biden’s executive order takes steps to “hold the gun industry accountable.” He wants the gun industry treated similarly to tobacco companies for marketing guns to citizens “by using military imagery.” Biden’s budget calls for $17.8 billion to further regulate the firearms industry, create gun trafficking strike forces, enforce background checks and implement the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. This is in addition to the 87,000 new IRS agents that Biden signed last year. Yes, Republicans voted to repeal that jack boot action, but not with a veto-proof majority.

These actions taken by Biden thumb their nose at the Constitution and Congress, which is supposed to make the laws and set the budget for the Executive Branch to manage. Trouble is, government has gotten so big that Congress, or even the people, cannot rein it in. So it does what it wants, when it wants and justifies it using any means it wants. Things are way out of control. For example, as a responsible gun owner, I do not agree with the FBI or ATF using a search warrant generated by a school board member who is angry with me for not supporting his LGBTQ+ sex agenda on school children to check whether my guns are safely stored, and confiscating my guns for evidence one way or another until I’m medically evaluated. See where this can go? We all need to figure out how we, as Peter said in Acts 5:29, “Obey God rather than men.”

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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