It seems there are many government officials who saying they will not enforce this law or that, saying it is the will of the people (or of people they think will vote for them). Of late, it seems that state governors are the ones at the news conferences saying they will not enforce this law or that. I thought it was not right when presidents dictated laws to be enforced or not as their highest priority once in office (or dictated new ones). I recalled that dictators dictate. But that has continued, and now it seems it has trickled down to governors to imitate. Oh well, nothing I can do about that except turn a deaf ear.
I came out of church after my night prayers this evening, and saw the elderly couple sitting in lawn chairs across the street from the church, and I recalled some announcements I had read. So, I went and confirmed, yes, these were volunteer security people, watching the church. I can’t imagine these people taking any physical actions against security breaches, but I imagine they were told to watch and call the police if something looks wrong. And then I thought about the government officials ANNOUNCING they will not enforce some laws, and I wondered. If someone attempted to desecrate our church, would that be a law our government officials choose not to enforce? What if these two nice elderly people were attacked? Oh well, they were in the wrong place??? I now see the evils of not enforcing laws, as they are required to be enforced, as a great evil of government officials. They are not dictators of this country; they were elected to enforce laws, or take legal steps to change them.
Until it hits close to home, however, sometimes we can’t see evils affecting someone else. Laws are meant to be enforced, no matter how much you may not like them. If you don’t like them, take efforts through the legal process to change them.
Listening to the Bible in a Year broadcasts each day, over and over again I hear how the Jewish people didn’t obey God’s laws, and He let the evils they chose happen to them. They had the freedom to choose good and obey His laws, but if they chose evil, He didn’t stop them. And disasters befell them. Today, no one is stopping government officials, who were elected to enforce laws and protect people, from not doing their defined jobs. Few are suing them.
I will stand up and be counted; I will support any legal effort to stop dictating by government officials. And I will begin a list of elected (or wanting to be elected) officials who I hear saying they will not enforce laws --- ANY laws, even ones I don’t like. And I will make note of government officials who re-broadcast threats they saw on “the dark web” and don’t do anything to stop those threats from happening; these same officials are often the ones who fired someone for a comment they didn’t like in the person’s diary or other personal papers. None of these will get my vote. Government officials are not doing their job if they don’t take actions to stop --- and to punish --- those who threaten or promote harm to others, even “on the dark web”, even during “peaceful” riots.
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If this sounds like a rant, yeah, I'm sorry. I may not have much hair left, but some things can still get my dander up.
In addition to the actions I noted above, perhaps more importantly, I will pray for all those people mentioned. Jesus, I trust in You.