Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Congress Makes No Law From Which It Is Not Exempt

Congress Shall Make No Law ...
In our historical context we think of the king as being the absolute ruler, the one who makes the rules and by extension one who can exclude himself from the rules he imposes on others. Israel was unique because any monarchy that might arise (notwithstanding that the scriptures sternly warned the nation against the dangers of monarchy) was to be a limited monarchy, limited by the rule of law. Indeed, even in our own day -- even in a nation founded on the rule of law as opposed to the rule of lawmakers -- our duly elected officials routinely exempt themselves from the burdens they impose on others. As Madison warned, such every such government eventually degenerates into tyranny
Just another thing that must stop if this nation is to be saved.

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