Why do we have governments? Just to protect us? From whom? Foreign invaders? No, that can’t be right because our government is encouraging hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to come across our borders with impunity. They are not punished at all for violating our sovereign borders. They are rewarded by our government, and our Border Patrol is punished instead.

In a recent reading of the Declaration of Independence, I noticed again the ageless beauty and profound truth of those words.

It clearly states that governments are instituted among men to secure the rights given by our Creator, among them, the rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Our Declaration goes on to say that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. Have you consented to all this? I haven’t!

It also reminds us that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it . . . Notice that it says “form” of government, not the government itself. The form has to do with how the government is structured. For We the People, that would be the three branches of Government, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.

The question for us today is: Is our government securing the rights God gave us?

Is it protecting our livelihood or is it taking what we work hard to earn and giving it to others through welfare programs and the support of the said illegal aliens?

Do we have more and more freedoms today, or less and more restrictions? Can we breathe free, or are we masked and hidden?

I seem to recall that recently some kind of new world order promised people that they wouldn’t have to work, or buy their own house, that medication and education would be freely provided for them and that they would be happy!! All of this accomplished by the government!

What pompous promises!

I believe a serious re-reading of our Declaration Of Independence is in order . . . Lest we Forget

(C) Patricia Holloway Smith