Conscience, Jabs, and States Rights

Do you want an indication of a person’s politics and worldview? Ask them this question: do our rights come from God or from government?

What do they believe about conscience, and freedom of religious expression? In the face of federal mandates and power grabs, what about state’s rights? For example, section 3 of the Pennsylvania Declaration of Rights states:

"No human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience."

Why can’t employees say no to a shot and be allowed to keep their jobs? Why can’t parents say, ‘No, we decide what’s best for our own children’? Where’s the push-back against increasing government intrusion and control?

Pastor Randy White from dark blue New Mexico, has been an advocate for religious freedom. He recently stated what used to be obvious:

“There should be one and only one vaccine exemption necessary: I don’t want it.”

But that’s not enough in today’s totalitarian states of America. Courts, Democrats, and complicit Governors are making decisions for us. In public schools, the will of educators trumps parental rights in too many cases, and now they plan to mandate shots for kids.

Responding to the FDA’s claim that the new vaccines are safe for children age 5 – 11, Dr. Ben Carson opposes the O’ Biden administration's push not only to vax the adult population but young children as well. Carson, renowned for his innovative surgeries to save the lives of children, is former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

I’d say he’s qualified. In an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Carson explains:

"Do we want to put our children at risk, when we know that the risk of the disease to them is relatively small, but we don't know what the future risks are? Why would we do a thing like that? It makes no sense whatsoever,"

He believes this amounts to a "giant experiment," rightly arguing that there is no sufficient data to determine long-term risks posed by the shots.

But according to the CDC and their own Covid-19 Response Team, only 94 children between the ages of 5-11 have died of COVID. To be clear, this is only 0.00012 percent of total COVID deaths through mid-October, 2021. Facts matter.

However, Dr. Eric Rubin, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, expressed the concern about possible severe shot side effects that cannot yet be measured. His conclusion?

"We're never going to learn about how safe the vaccine is unless we start giving it; "That's just the way it goes."

Children, students, employees, health-care workers, firefighters, the military; the global socialists sure aren’t letting this crisis go to waste. But as we might expect, more and more lawsuits are bring filed and courts will see these issues debated.

Writing for The Blaze, Daniel Horowitz states how obvious it has become that the majority of Democrats believe the government — federal or state — can control your body, regardless of the evidence. Like many of us, he has been disappointed by some of the decisions of Supreme Court Justices, even those once thought to be conservative.

Horowitz states:

"An American does not have a right to breathe freely without a mask and live a functional life without taking a risky injection, but those with gender dysphoria have a right to force a hospital to perform castration. Also, an individual has a right to insurance coverage for abortion but not for ivermectin or lifesaving COVID treatment. This is the America we now live in."

Most court-watchers felt that the justices would at least uphold religious liberty exemptions from vaccine mandates based on endless case law.

Since our founders established a system in which all three government branches were accountable to the people, they would most likely be astonished today that the people for which the Constitution was written have done little to oppose the massive growth, recklessness, and unchecked power of the United States government.

Using Executive Orders and mandates, Joe Biden has way too much power at his disposal. The three branches of government are no longer equal and tragically, a handful of justices now dictate public policy, overpowering the citizens they were appointed to serve. Our founders realized the human heart is wicked, and they had the insight to place checks and balances on government.

They were rightly concerned the fed might seize powers from the states. And today, they have done just that. Thomas Jefferson was one of many who warned that the courts could gain power little by little, advancing like a thief “until all shall be usurped from the states.”

We truly do not give these men enough credit for their wisdom and foresight.

The current state of church and nation, however, goes beyond constitutional issues, health, or even medical tyranny. Souls, truth, and righteousness are on the line, and our children are watching. Our freedoms will not last if the majority of Christians, pastors, and concerned citizens remain casual observers, too busy to either know what’s really happening or to do anything about it.

Let’s encourage each other in Christ to be active, effective soldiers and servants of our great God and King because regardless of what people think, all authority and power comes from Him. The prophet Isaiah stated:

For the Lord is our judge, The Lord is our lawgiver, The Lord is our king; He will save us— (Isaiah 33:22) To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him? He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless (Isaiah 40:18, 23).

It’s true we may have reached a point of no return as a nation, but that does not mean we the people should give up the fight for faith, family, and freedom. Be informed, not overwhelmed. Boldly and respectfully, challenge and resist deception, indoctrination, and tyranny. Help rally the remnant of true, Bible-believing Christians to put on the armor of God and stand your ground.
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