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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Myron Blaine letter: Constitution protects people

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    protects people
    Judge Andrew Napolitano (no relation to Janet Napolitano, director of DHS) said a person’s opinion of Obama’s [inaugural] address probably depends on what side of the political aisle you’re on. “If you believe in his vision of a federal government that can right any wrong and regulate any behavior and make everybody equal, then you celebrated the speech yesterday. But if you believe that the Constitution not only constitutes, not only creates the government, it restrains the government, then you didn’t like what you heard yesterday,” said Napolitano, adding that Obama is “the champion at trying to get around the Constitution.” Some say the founding fathers could not foresee the technology we have today and the progress we’ve made in science and medicine, and therefore some of the Constitution is “outdated.” I believe they did not have to foresee anything, because they knew that the hearts of men can be deceitfully wicked and corrupt; the lust for power is so great that many succumb to it, as they did then and do now.
    They further recognized without the influence of the teachings of the Holy Bible and a belief in and the Presence of God in their lives, they too would have succumbed to the idolatry of power and gain, and they therefore made a constitution to protect the people from any who in the future would threaten Freedom even from within the government. The Constitution is as current as today’s newspaper. So is God.
    Myron Blaine
    Hannibal

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