"Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain. I will proclaim the Lord’s decree. He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father. Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery. "Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him." Psalm 2
I wish there was a more positive way to greet you today but the tragic truth is we woke up this morning in post-Constitutional America, thanks to the misjudgment of the Supreme Court of the land. You and I are significantly less free than we were just 24 hours ago. The Health-Care ruling combined with the ruling against the Arizona Immigration Law, we have crossed the border from America to Ameritopia. Constitutional law was weakened and lawlessness further encouraged.
The ruling upholding the healthcare law handed the Federal Government more power than it has ever had over the lives of individual Americans – you and me. And, thanks to this ruling, the IRS will be the enforcement agency charged with making sure you comply with this new law. Oh joy!
Ironically, I purchased pocket-sized copies of the Constitution to hand out to you Sunday. I will still give them to you so you can read them and become more aware of just how bad these rulings were. Today was a victory for a larger more powerful intrusive government and a big loss for those who believe in interpreting the Constitution according to original intent.
Lest you think I am unsympathetic toward those who have health-care needs and will benefit from this ruling, I assure you I am sympathetic. In fact, it is precisely because I care about people and have given my adult life to serving them that I grieve over this Healthcare ruling. Whatever short-term benefit might be gained by those folks, will be a long-term destruction of the quality of healthcare and the freedom to make decisions about your own healthcare interests.
This healthcare law is not really about healthcare. It is primarily about giving the government massive new amounts of power over our lives. Now that they have control over your health they have control over your life because they now have power to control your behavior.
Most of the things you do can somehow be linked to your health – what you eat, what you don’t eat, how much you sleep, how much you don’t sleep, how much you weigh, how much exercise you get or don’t get, how you drive, and how you raise your children – for example.
Fortunately, the Founding Fathers are dead or this would have put them in their graves. This is the very scenario the Founders envisioned when they wrote the Constitution to protect the God-given rights of the American citizens against their government.
If you have not been politically active or if you have not been well informed in political issues going into this election cycle, now is the time to jump in with both feet. This approaching election was already the most important one in our lives. Now it becomes absolutely crucial as our last hope to get rid of this dangerous expansion of government power.
Here are some excellent websites to find factual news and information from a conservative perspective:
There is one thing left to do if you are concerned with this very questionable ruling by SCOTUS - do your best to make sure conservatives win the White House, the Senate and add to their majority in the House.
1) Make sure you are informed on the issues.
2) Make sure you are registered to vote.
3) Make sure all your families and friends are registered to vote.
4) Go to Freedomworks.com and see how you can help organize a grassroots network to help elect conservatives.
5) Pray daily for our nation and the election