Answering a Reader’s Question—“Who should rule over the people? The state or federal government?”
Neither the federal or state governments should rule over the people. All religions, including Darwinism and secular humanism, have a form of government. Governments from the Judeo-Christian perspective are only tools that serve according to the will of the people.
The people are the sovereigns under God over government. They elect like-minded representatives who have the duty to prevent government authoritarian types from violating the ten Bill of [unalienable citizen] Rights laws. Each amendment is clearly written with a specific purpose, but when modified by lawyers on the Supreme Court, without being constitutionally approved by the citizen sovereigns, it is treason, the crime of betraying one’s country’s foundations. As intentionally written, the Bill of Rights falls well within the tenor of Scripture and the Declaration of Independence that established the states.
States established the federal government and agreed to support its very limited but important purposes, providing for a common defense and arbitrate fairness between the states in accordance with the citizens’ Bill of Rights. The powers not explicitly given to the federal government by the federal Constitution belong to the people in the states. The states have their own constitutions and the people institute what to them seems appropriate for their state, their specific county and community government.
In order to prevent collusion and government monopoly, the principle of separation of powers (legislative, administration and judiciary) applies at each of the four levels of government—federal, state, county and local community. The constitutional concept of citizen sovereignty under God over government emanates at and from the local community level for the entire nation.
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” (CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776, the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America).
~ D. Norris