The banks, car companies, the health care system, the institution of public education. Virtually everything is controlled to one degree or another by the government.
The question is - how much authority does the federal government have?
Well, considering that America's public educational system has been controlled by liberals, of course, "liberalism" is just a cloak for the underlying philosophy/philosophies that were slipped underneath it (socialism and soon to be communism), in order to give socialism and communism appeal, but hardly have people had a choice in either appealing to or rejecting socialism and communism; as they have been forced to learn and accept the Statist forms of philosophy that are socialism and communism in our schools, and this for more than 50 years, and within that time span literally millions of kids have went through the public school system learning things that are opposed to the free-market system and Capitalistic society, they have been fed atheism and the philosophical underpinnings of Darwinism, Marxism and every form of humanism that leads to the decay, and eventual ruin of any society. The underlying theme of these philosophies is to redefine what we term the "general Welfare" to mean wealth redistribution. In this way, the federal tax on peoples personal incomes becomes steeply graduated over time as a means to create 'despotic inroads on the rights of property.' The reason for this is quite easy to understand, because, taxation, when it is in the hands of fallen creatures it is used as a device where political order where the state is the god of its citizens. Of course, we would not be having this problem had the sixteenth amendment not been ratified, as it nullified the tax limiting effects of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. The sixteenth amendment thus, gives unlimited taxing power to the federal government.
There are positive aspects to taxation, but never when the government becomes the god of the people. As one of our Founding Father's said long ago...
The power to tax involves the power to destroy; [and] the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create; there is a plain repugnance in conferring on one government a power to control the constitutional measures of another...
So, the point here being, the state cannot save no matter how much it taxes in order to fulfill its dream of a Utopian Paradise on earth.
The state has failed to heed the Bible's warnings: Psalm 127:1 (ESV) - "Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain"
There are numerous questions that need to be answered in order to solve the crisis that America now faces, such as: How did our government become so big that it now controls many banks, car companies, and the health industry? What is the government spending the money on that they are taxing the people for?
Both questions correlate to come up with precisely the same answer, and it starts with our young people in our high schools, colleges and major universities. These are either state or federally financed educational institutions, not only that, but they are controlled by left-wing individuals in the NEA (National Education Association) which define the terms on which the curriculum provided to the students is based.
Take now, your hard-earned money, and in turn the government raises your taxes in order to support programs that benefit the philosophies that are taught in our schools that weaken the family unit through such teachings as diversity training (encourages acceptance of homosexuality), sex education at earlier and earlier ages and grade levels (which encourages children to question their parents values, which for many are Christian parents/homes) and thus, you get children who think they have a license to commit fornication and that are not ready or prepared mentally and financially to raise children, but ... this is what the federal government wants you see. Through the arbitrary actions of despotic judges ruling from the bench, they have legalized the murder of unborn children, and this in turn, strengthens and supports Planned Parenthood's big business of death to the unborn, then there is Darwinism in science class, which teaches children that they came from apes and encourages them to believe that they "don't" have a Creator.
I was reading in some of the writings by Jonathan Wells, Ph.D., in his book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, and he has done some tremendous research into the matter; he wrote that Ernst Haeckel, one of the earliest and most prominent eugenicists, and whom was a backer and proponent of Darwinism justified abortion on the grounds that babies before birth are lower forms of animals - in other words, to define them of less worth than persons outside the womb. Also, Darwin regarded white Europeans as more highly evolved than other races.
If you study the history of Planned Parenthood, the founder of which is Margaret Sanger, you will find that her agenda was based on the very same beliefs as those of Charles Darwin, one quote of hers that sticks in my mind is this one - "We don't want the word to get out that we want to exterminate the black race." - Margaret Sanger. Very similar to that, anyhow.
Of course, nowadays, it (abortion) is being used as not targeting a particular race of people, but people on a broad spectrum worldwide, all on a superstition that more people is "bad for the planet," linking their alarmist agenda to try and give abortion a "positive" tone. I guess one could say, if Darwin had not come along, we maybe could have avoided the Jewish Holocaust, and the greatest, the most horrid Holocaust of all, the Abortion Holocaust. Since 1973, there has been over 50 Million unborn children murdered in their mothers wombs, and with each year that passes over Million more precious lives are added to that number, and if Obama has his way, which, he most likely will, that number will increase to nearly double if not triple the Million number in the event that he passes the most pro-abortion bill ever introduced to Congress, the "Freedom of Choice Act."
When you factor in taxes, a percentage of your income is figured in your federal income taxes to help support the Nazi organization Planned Parenthood, with various other private bureaucracies that contribute to the organization, some, of which is disguised under Medicaid, yet ... the organization is tax-exempt, and therefore, do not have to give an account for their earnings. So, what money they do earn from out-of-pocket volunteers, the government and private bureaucracies they use to continue the support for their industry through publication of brochures, textbook curriculum, videos and various other programs to persuade young people into dangerous lifestyles, fornication, promiscuity, and murdering their unborn children.
A good book that I recommend reading on this subject is George Grant's book titled "Grand Illusions", it is a history of Planned Parenthood.
Margaret Sanger; Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and others are all prime examples of those who were determined to believe that they were "all-sovereign". Indeed, the injustices they committed and were committed to, were a clear indication of a man-made-god mentality, and the result being millions of innocent people being slaughtered over a desire for raw, brute power.
In recent news, I read an article written by Michelle Malkin in which she cited the New York Times warning about what they call a "whacky scientist" who had turned Christian, Dr. Francis Collins and the New York Times was worried about his "public embrace of religion" but the trouble was, they let the real whack-job off the hook, one who embraces his own views, and some very disturbing ones at that. John Holdren, Obama's director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and co-chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, co-authored the innocuously titled "Ecoscience" in the 1970s with population control extremists Paul and Anne Ehrlich.
Holdren is one who believes in compulsory, or coerced (forced) abortions. What you can glean from his views, is that he is one whom this thread defines. He is another Darwinist who rejects the greater, overarching Authority.
I think you can get a basic idea of what I'm trying to point out here, but I'll try to simplify it a bit.
When one like those I've mentioned Darwin, Hitler, Margaret Sanger, Stalin, and John Holdren reject authority from above, and being fallen creatures at the same time injustices, or abuse of authority and is the case most of the time, will occur. They will take taxation to the extreme, they will advocate for the departure from, and rejection of traditional values, marriage, gender roles, they will advocate for, and try to justify injustices such as the murder of unborn children by deeming them of "less" worth than human beings who have been given the gift of life. They will advocate for euthanasia. The will encourage the passage of bills that will legalize life-destroying substances, such as John Holdren who wanted to poison all public water systems in order to make women infertile and unable to bear children.
This is why it is very important that we work to get education out of the hands of those who reject an overarching authority, and think that they are "sovereign" on the issues of life, values, and so forth.
Only God is sovereign,friends, and He has delegated to man only so much authority, which means the government is limited as to certain actions that they can take. If the government rejects God's All-Sovereignty, then we must reject the government's judgment.
I will explain in future posts what the government's purpose and duty under God is.
God bless you!