Manasseh is now king of Judah; Judah is doomed. “And he built altars in the house of the Lord, of which the Lord said, In Jerusalem will I put my name. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord.” II Kings 21:4&5. KJV. In my Bible, in the margin by this Scripture I wrote, “Where were the Priests?” Perhaps they felt, “He is king and he can do as he wants; we can’t stand against the King.” Somebody forgot to tell John the Baptist; he told the king, “It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother’s wife.” This led to John being decapitated.
In former President George W. Bush’s book, Decision Points, he states on page 178, “ I disagreed strongly with the Court’s decision, which I considered an example of judicial activism. But I accepted the role of the Supreme Court in our constitutional democracy. I did not intend to repeat the example of President Andrew Jackson, who said, ‘John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it!’ Whether presidents like them or not, the Court’s decisions are the law of the land.” George W. Bush couldn’t have been more wrong. Our constitutional republic was set up with three equal branches of government, the executive, the judicial, and the legislative. None of these can tell the other what they may do. Further, while military commanders are subject to the orders of their civilian authorities, no military man, be he a five-star General of the Army or a buck private is obligated to obey an unlawful order. In fact one must refuse an unlawful order regardless of his station in life. Of course to do so may cost you your head as it did John the Baptist, or your job as it did General Douglas MacArthur. Thus most take the position that Bush took, it’s the easy way out.
If the president sees that a Supreme Court decision is “judicial activism” then he ignores it and it becomes the House of Representative’s job to resolve the matter by impeaching the president or the court justices, whichever they see as wrong. Of course if the president is of one political party and the House (and the Senate) of the other he runs the risk of being removed from office for political reasons rather than constitutional ones. Thus we see that no form of government is any better than the people running it.
Further, on page 389, George Bush says, “It gave me solace to know that the next president would be able to rely on the advice of these two wise, battle-tested generals. In our own way we continued one of the great traditions of American history. Lincoln discovered Generals Grant and Sherman, Roosevelt had Eisenhower and Bradley. I found David Petraeus and Ray Odierno.” Yes Lincoln had Grant and Sherman. Perhaps the jury is still out on Petraeus and Odierno but Roosevelt’s good fortune was not Eisenhower and Bradley but MacArthur and Patton.
Roosevelt also had Marshall who won a Nobel Peace Prize but never commanded troops in Battle, and later as a Cabinet member he went to China and was completely snowed by the monster Mao Tse-Tung. How many millions were murdered at the hands of Mao and Stalin? And if Patton had his way at the end of World War II we would have moved on to Moscow and removed the communist threat there and then gave Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek the necessary support to remove Mao and the communist there. Then there would have been no Korean “police action” and no Vietnam War.
Today we have such terms as “gay” and “homophobic.” Homosexuals are not gay, they are sexual perverts. I do not object to these sexual perverts because I fear them, (I am not homophobic) I object to them because they are an abomination in the eyes of God..
That being so, my concern is not with sodomites, spineless presidents and such like, my concern is: “where (are) the priests?” The preachers? Christians?
We have the tea party; we have the NRA railing against the enemies of the 2nd amendment; we have people railing against Obamacare, illegal immigration, even the printing presses rolling out more unconstitutional money, but why aren’t our pulpits and Christian printing presses railing against this war on the family, this debauchery which is called “gays.”
Fact is, the churches have done just what Truman and Bush did; took the easy way out. Problem is it is not a way out but a way to absolute destruction. In the organized churches of America today we have people contending for all kinds of important (?) issues such as the proper mode of water baptism, the rapture (ugh!), whether the book of Revelation is Preterist, Historical, Futurist, or Idealist-Symbolic. Perhaps we should take up the old fuss between the Amish and the Mennonites as to whether buttons are worldly and we should wear hook and eyes instead. One thing the issues before the churches today do is keep them busy and they don’t have to honestly face any issue that really matters.
Where are the priests? That’s where they are: contending for issues that don’t matter but are in fact utterly ridiculous. They tell me it is now unlawful to speak against homosexuals in Canada. Where is John the Baptist? How come we don‘t hear of all these preachers being arrested? The whoremonger, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had more backbone that most preachers of today. I must stand against sin, and whether it is legal or not does not enter into my thinking about the matter. I preach the truth. A lack of truth led to the flood in Noah’s day and it will end with fire raining from the sky in our day. That’s the END!