Is it true, that politicians are passing Bills to spend tax funds on religious rather than government issues? Are politicians on the wrong path of rendering?
The Supreme Court of the USA has interpreted that the First Amendment of the Constitution: “In the words of Thomas Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect a wall of separation between church and state.”
Purpose of This Post
To present a series of posts to tell the truth to explain why and how politicians are pursuing a different wrong path by spending time and rendering tax funds on enabling government programs that hinder free choices of religion that deter the path of the Preamble of the Constttuion…
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. (proverb 4:26)
and let all thy walls be established; so as to walk on steadily, constantly, uniformly, and not be easily moved out of the ways of religion and truth. (Excerpt Gills Commentary)
President Jon F. Kennedy, September 12, 1960
I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference.
I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish, where no public official either request of accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body sees to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials
`What’s My Point?
Government administers and regulates justice and public services of police, fire, safety, and basic infrastructure needs for roads, water, food and energy.
Religion administers and teaches people spiritual wisdom to live in peace, love and brotherhood and to help people in need during times of tragedy or bad luck.
Both government and religious personnel basically provide paths of services to help people to help themselves.
The right path of wise governing, or religion, is for both entities to follow steadfast separate paths to help people help themselves. Not to enable people to believe government should do what it is not supposed to do and vice a versa.
In other words, when people believe that the only path to accomplish wisdom and love is government instead of God, all paths lead to government instead of this belief: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s”
The result is what has happening in politics today in the USA. Our Nation is 22 trillion dollars in debt, and leaning toward Socialism instead of a Republic,
History has recorded that in time numerous failures of socialist governments as a result of bankruptcy, super inflation of currency’s, and including immorality, as well as failed leadership.
In My Opinion
The USA Constitution is basically a choice to follow a path to freedom to enable citizens to help themselves according to this idiom, “The Lord helps those who help themselves.”
When politicians are elected leaders to represent their constituents. They have specific sworn duties to uphold laws and enact legislation to benefit their local or national issues that pertain to governing in accordance to State of Federal Constitution just laws and regulations for the common good.
Religious clerics provide moral leadership to ad mister and teach followers a path leading to spiritual wisdom and love.
The USA type of Government is Republic which differs from a Theocracy or Monarch, Socialistic Communism, or Democracy. While not perfect, we know from history that a Republic is better than Socialism.
The problems in the USA is government over time made decisions to take control of services that are funded by taxes that have become so excessive for taxpayers to afford without borrowing. And, in some instances the taxes prevent religions services to no longer be affordable for citizens who to make free will choices to send their children to religious schools.
While John F. Kennedy beliefs in separation of church and state is absolute, what is not absolute is when government provides services which interfere with people to make free will choices to peruse their religious beliefs
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Politicians should be representatives and administrators who render to government matters.
Religious Clerics should be representatives and administrations who render to God’s matters.
Which entity is following the steadfast path or jumping over the walls is the question?
In my Next Post
I will give an examples and reasoning why politics and religion have crossed paths instead of following a steadfast separate path as envisioned by founders and John F, Kennedys above statement of beliefs and another statement he made.
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”
Or in other words, explain how government has ventured down the wrong path by engaging in services using tax payer funds that are not steadfast to the Constitution, and absolute to the wall of separation of church and state.
Read the Source Link below.
Regards and good will blogging.
Preamble of the Constitution
Separation of Church and State
Types of Governments
Render unto Caesar
Ask not what your country can do for you.
USA National Debt
Gils Bible Commentary