How about President Bush and his policies of Pre-emtpion and Obscuration? St. Augustine, where are you now?
The impression that you get from most Americans is that every other political system, or system of governance in the world is either flawed or in some way inferior to the American system. Americans idolize their constitution and its democratic republic which promises freedom, individual rights and justice for all [men].
To most Americans it was if God called James Madison Jr., Benjamin Franklin and the other signers and creators of the American Constitution up on Mt. Sinai, where God with his own finger wrote the articles and amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
Then God, if you were to believe some, apparently informed this august and collegial pre-incarnate America body to spread the Gospel of Democracy throughout the world, at least that is what most Americans would have you to believe. It was not sin or manÂs inhumanity to man that God was interested in preventing or stopping, God was more interested in stopping socialism, communism, dictatorships, plutocracies, autocracies and any other form that differed from the divinely crafted American system that was inspired and handed down by the Almighty.
But is it true that our political system with all of its beautifully constructed laws and statutes are aligned with the Universal Laws that were put in place thousands if not millions of years before America was ever founded?
Let's consider Isaiah Chapter 1
1 The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
A Rebellious Nation
2 Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth!
For the LORD has spoken:
"I reared children and brought them up,
but they have rebelled against me.
3 The ox knows his master,
the donkey his owner's manger,
but Israel does not know,
my people do not understand."
4 Ah, sinful nation,
a people loaded with guilt,
a brood of evildoers,
children given to corruption!
They have forsaken the LORD;
they have spurned the Holy One of Israel
and turned their backs on him.
5 Why should you be beaten anymore?
Why do you persist in rebellion?
Your whole head is injured,
your whole heart afflicted. `````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Laws of Nature...Laws of any State or form of goverance.....vs. ..the Eternal Laws that govern the Universe!
1). Not everyone agrees, but some of us believe that there are universal laws that govern the universe. It is not that farfetched then to believe that the laws and social mores that are adapted in the animal, human or biological kingdoms ought to coincide with the universal laws in order for any and all of the above to derive the optimum benefit and to peacefully co-exist.
2). Can one honestly say that the laws and policies of the United States of America even, are in line with Universal Law? Or, on the other hand could one argue that the United States like too many other nations, groups and organizations have devised laws that were created strictly to inure to their own benefit and to provide them with an advantage in deference to all else in the universe.
3). And given that the laws and policies that we have created go against the grain of Universal Law, then as a result we are witnessing and creating self-induced problems ourselves given that we are also a nation that is out of synch with Universal Law. Other than the United States, someone, some thing, some group of people or nations can operate in defiance of Universal Law and at the same time be in full compliance with the subset of Laws that they have selfishly created for their benefit which they also tried to force upon others.
4). And the end result is what we have now, a planet that is out of whack, resources unevenly distributed, class stratification, war, disproportionality, poverty, excess and an ecology and an atmosphere that is to some extent also out of whack.
5). It is not only America that believes that its own set of Laws or its form of governance is superior to any other Law or form of governance (even to the Law of the Universe) however, America is one of its most egregious offenders!
I don't know how to get some Americans to understand that they need to move into a Universal mindset and away from an Amero-centric self-serving and survivalist mindset. There is more to life than America, the god that is failing! To be guided by such narrowly focused and self-serving principles limits not only Americans but the world, and places America in conflict with other nations and the Universe!
America, atop the current world order (for nearly the last 75 years) had the opportunity to lead and to help to reshape the world and the world's inhabitants in righteous and true justice. But instead, America chose to substitute its own laws and policies in lieu of Universal Law in an effort to force the world to comply with western-style governance, which would assure America its place at the top of the food chain. And what appears to be right in the eyes of most Americans, the spreading of western style Democracy, is in fact a poor substitute and a bastardization of the higher moral law of the Universe.
And as a result, on a daily basis America experiences the hubris from practically every corner of the world. And the anger that is being expressed is not being expressed against God, nor is it against Satan that is unless you consider America to be Satan as many people and nations of the world do. The anger is being expressed towards America and many on the planet are seeking God's help with regard to America. The question is, does America have enough bombs to fend off the whole world for it would appear that America is heading in that direction? America has truly reached nadir!
Finally, We must remember the injunction of the ancient prophet Isaiah, who reminded us that our ways are not God's way, and our thoughts are not God's thought. But as high as the heavens are above the earth, are God's ways above our ways, and God's thought above our thoughts.
And as God spake to me not to long ago, he said:
Ought to Be,
Different Passions for Different People!
Patriotism to God's providential and universal laws must supersede blind loyalty or patriotism to any manmade imitation, Super or HyperState!
When one has been shaped or acculturated in a society that has preached (not always practiced) liberty and justice, from day one!
When one has been taught to pledge allegiance to a flag from childhood that is supposed to stand for 'liberty and justice for all', one can easily recognize why so many Americans are aghast at a President and an administration that has violated all of these ingrained, supposedly American principles!
Where is the justice in Iraq given America's ongoing misbehavior? In Iraq, America is as much a terrorist-nation as any other so called terrorist-nation or terrorist-group! President Bush's obscuration, has done incredible and irrepairable damage to the United States and the psyche of America's citizens.
From my point of view Mr. Bush is a traitor and estranged from the principles that we have been taught from childhood(Rising to the level of Attila the Hun or Benedict Arnold)! He seems to feel that misleading the citizens of America in order to destroy other people and nations of the world, is a laughing or trivial matter!
A military General on television last night said it best; forget about all of the reasons that you have been told about why we went into Iraq. He said that we engaged and remain in Iraq for two reasons only, politics and economics, both of which America is vested, in hopes of benefiting the United States of America! Poor Iraqi's have to stand by and watch while an invading behemoth, who accuses Iraqi's freedom-fighters of being terrorists, takes over their homeland, in order to benefit America!
Peace & Grace,
Rev. C. Solomon