The Constitution Under Fire

Chris

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The Constitution Under Fire
By Dr. Jerry Newcombe

By God’s grace, the American experiment has lasted for 232 years now, since the Constitution went into effect on April 30, 1789. Every political leader that is sworn in agrees to uphold the Constitution.

But now in our day of rampant political correctness, of Marxist revisionism, of “eggshell plaintiffs,” of “safe spaces,” of “hate speech” (which is often just the other guy’s opinion), even the Constitution has recently been labeled as “harmful.” It might offend someone.

Case in point. Recently, Ophelie Jacobson of Campus Reform approached students at the University of Florida to ask them what they think about the Constitution. Their responses, as seen in this video, were mostly negative.

Here were some of their comments on the U.S. Constitution:

– “Absolutely terrible. Needs to be redone immediately.”
– “I think it needs a lot more reform for the changes that happened since then.”
– “I think we just need to update it on like—more equality, equity, stuff like that.”
– It’s the product of “all old white men.”
– “It should have been made by a group of diverse people.”
– “The time period, you know, was rich, old white men; and that’s exactly what that document says and stands for and vouches for.”

No wonder so many of them were willing to sign a petition to abolish the Constitution!

Furthermore, even the keepers of the Constitution in Washington, D.C. have contributed to this negative view. On 9/224/21, The Federalist reported: “Over the summer, the National Archives issued ‘harmful content’ warnings on all its collections of online documents, including Founding-era documents like the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.”

Why would they do this? The Federalist explains that the warnings “allegedly protect against documents that ‘reflect racist, sexist, ableist, misogynistic/misogynoir, and xenophobic opinions and attitudes; be discriminatory towards or exclude diverse views on sexuality, gender, religion, and more.’”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) want the National Archives to remove these “harmful negative alerts” from our founding documents.

This is getting ridiculous. If these views prevail, the Marxist attempt in America to “tear it all down” and start over might well succeed. May it never be.

The Constitution has brought unparalleled political freedom and prosperity. Marxism has brought unparalleled misery and death. People don’t clamor to get into Marxist countries like China or Cuba or Venezuela. But they do risk their lives to get into the United States. That’s not despite the Constitution and what it represents. It’s because of it.

But many forces today, because they love power (and often the perks that come with that power) are willing to undermine the Constitution, so they may gather unto themselves more control. This does not bode well for the future of our republic.

Thomas Sowell warns, “It doesn’t matter what rights you have under the Constitution, if the government can punish you for exercising those rights. And it doesn’t matter what limits the Constitution puts on government officials’ power, if they can exceed those limits without any adverse consequences.”

This point is reminiscent of a warning from the father of our country.

As Dr. Peter Lillback and I noted in our 2006 book, George Washington’s Sacred Fire,

“Washington asserted that human depravity could ultimately destroy the Constitution, even with the checks and balances it possessed. In his proposed Address to Congress in April 1789, he described how the Constitution, with all of its wisdom, could ultimately come to naught by the depravity of the people and those who govern them, since the Constitution in the hands of a corrupt people was a mere ‘wall of words’ or a ‘mound of parchment.’” (p. 220).

One of the geniuses of the Constitution is the way its principles were built by men who acknowledged the sinful nature of man. I believe that because it was based on a correct anthropology – one that recognizes our innate selfishness – that the Constitution has been so durable.

James Madison, a key driving force behind the Constitution, learned well from his teacher, Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon, the devout Presbyterian who was the president of Princeton, who taught Madison what the Bible says about man’s corrupt nature.

Madison said, “All men having power ought to be distrusted.” Therefore, the founders separated power, explicitly, so that we would have liberty rather than tyranny.

I agree with William Gladstone, the distinguished 19th century Prime Minister of England, who declared, “The American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.”

Why this constant attempt to tear down those things which are right in our world? The Constitution of the United States is one of them. We have our work cut out for us to convince many fellow Americans of that truth.

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mattfivefour

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If these views prevail, the Marxist attempt in America to “tear it all down” and start over might well succeed.
And it probably will. The reason being
“(George) Washington asserted that human depravity could ultimately destroy the Constitution, even with the checks and balances it possessed. In his proposed Address to Congress in April 1789, he described how the Constitution, with all of its wisdom, could ultimately come to naught by the depravity of the people and those who govern them, since the Constitution in the hands of a corrupt people was a mere ‘wall of words’ or a ‘mound of parchment.’”
Or, as John Adams put it: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." And the vast majority of Americans are no longer moral and religious. Still, God has placed us here at this time to proclaim the gospel to increasingly deaf ears in order to bring out the last of those who will be saved. Let us be found faithful at His coming in the clouds. After that, it is too late to show we truly love Him.
 

TimeWarpWife

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Most people used to come here for freedom. If the Haitians I've heard interviewed are any indication, the reason people are now coming here isn't for freedom, but free stuff the Communist Democrat government is giving them ~ free healthcare, free money (welfare), free food (EBT cards), free housing, free education, etc. :furious
 

biblegirl

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As several of our founders have noted, our Constitution was designed for a moral, God fearing people. As a nation, we have lost that Godly foundation, and are now degenerate in pretty much every way possible. Our system of government simply cannot withstand the turmoil and corruption that ensues from a debased society. This is why I believe God has allowed such lawlessness and chaos to overtake the country. As much as I have prayed we would turn back and be restored as a nation, that does not seem to be happening. Now my prayers are that God will look after His faithful remnant, and help us reach everyone possible with the Gospel of Christ while there is still time to do so.

As a side note, my husband and I went to a Fair on the Square event in our hometown today. There were huge crowds milling about just looking at the booths and enjoying food and drinks from the concession stands. Suddenly, we began to hear loud chanting and looked over to see a parade of about 60- 70 young people marching in line to the courthouse at the center of the fair. They were pro-abortion demonstrators from the nearby university carrying ugly signs and shouting in strident voices, obviously trying to get as much attention as possible. Thankfully, the Fair crowds pretty much ignored them.( Later, I saw on the internet that today is 'Safe Abortion Day.' ) These young people were very self-righteous and condescending in their manner. They totally believe they have the right to kill unborn babies, and had an obnoxious disregard for the people who just wanted to enjoy a pleasant day at a fair. It seems more and more folks have this type of attitude nowadays, and that does not bode well for our country.
 

Batman

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The greatness of America has been the intertwined Constitution, checks and balances, the establishment of a free republic, and government of the people, for the people and by the people........the domestic enemies are everywhere and some know they are and others would fight tooth and nail that they are not........but they are everywhere and and growing. The framers left us a great Federal and State governmental system but the idiots of today are working toward socialism, marxism, globalism and a whole bunch of other isms and things that will destroy the America they gave us.
 
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