THE FUNCTIONS OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT

THE FUNCTIONS OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT

by Michael Peroutka

There is a God.  Our rights come from Him. The purpose of civil government is to protect and secure God given rights.

This is the American View of Law and Government.  It is also the Christian View.  It is set forth very concisely and precisely in our Declaration of Independence. 

Under this Christian, American view, civil government is charged with two principle functions.

First, civil government is responsible for protecting the integrity of our borders.

Secondly, civil government is duty bound to administer the justice system.  However, in making and enforcing laws, civil government is required to follow God’s law as the ultimate standard to determine the validity of all earthly laws.

This ultimate standard which limits what civil government can do is referred to in the Declaration of Independence as “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”.

Although it was drafted and signed many years ago, the Declaration is still valid today. It is still the law of the land.  Because it sets forth the principles upon which the validity of the Constitution and all statutes depend, the US Code refers to the Declaration as the Organic Law of these united States.

The Declaration is not void or invalid because it is old or because it acknowledges the Creator God as the Source of life and law and liberty.  On the contrary, its principles are fresh and alive and vital.  And both the knowledge of these principles – and their vitality in the hearts of Americans, are fundamental to the future of freedom.

Despite what we hear repeatedly today, the redistribution of wealth is NOT a function of government.  There exists no valid authority for civil government to feed, clothe, or shelter anyone.  

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