Did a misinterpretation of the First Amendment result in terrorists creating anarchy in the streets of the USA?
Terrorism – The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).
Anarchy – noun absence of authority, breakdown of administration, chaos, confusion, discord, disobedience, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disregard, indiscipline, insubordination, insurgence, interregnum, irresponsibility, lawlessness, licentia, misgovernment, misrule, mob law, mob rule, nihilism,political disorder, rebellion, revolution, riot, sedition, tumult, turmoil, unruliness, uprising (Source HERE)
The Chicago Tribune on August 23, 2017 reported in an article titled, Black-clad anarchists storm Berkeley rally, assaulting 5, used the word anarchists. In the Charlettesville tragedy, the word terrorists were used. (Source HERE)
If you compare the reasons why the police did not react to control either scenarios, you may wonder what the difference is in terrorism and anarchy.
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
. Where there is no vision — That is, no prophecy, the prophets being anciently called seers; no public preaching of God’s word, called prophecy, Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 14:4, &c. Where the people are destitute of the means of instruction; the people perish — Because they want the chief means of salvation; but he that keepeth the law — He does not say, he that hath the law, or he that hath vision, which the rules of opposition to the preceding clause might have given us reason to expect he would have said, but he that keepeth it; to teach us, that although the want of God’s word may be sufficient for men’s destruction, yet the mere having and hearing, or reading of it, is not sufficient for their salvation, unless they also keep, or obey it. (Source HERE)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
In Other Words
The authors did not want the Government to establish a national religion that required any person to be a member of only a certain religious faith instead of a faith of their choice. However, they did not state there is no God. Rather, they believed God provided them with the vision for the Constitution of our nation as evidenced in the words on US Currency, In God We Trust.
Just having words of law, is not sufficient for if we do not keep, or obey the laws. Ae vision Absent the vision and guidance of God in the end, the nation will perish in time.
In My Opinion
Both our Police and Government have lost their vision and understanding of the First Amendment. The result of both terrorism and anarchy is evident in the riots in the streets instead of peaceful assemble, as the police stand by and allow anarchy ratheer than maintain order. Without order, there can be no means to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
“yet the mere having and hearing, or reading of it, is not sufficient for their salvation, unless they also keep, or obey it.”
In my opinion, when the Supreme Court misinterpreted the First Amendment to absent God being a part of the vision of our nation. The result is what we now see and hear in the news, and it does not make for “happy is he.”
Regards and goodwill blogging.
If interested in my opinion of how and when the present anarchy began, read a series of previous posts of the why in a previous series of posts HERE.