I am a citizen of the sovereign state of Idaho and of the United States of America. I love and respect ALL people as having been created in the image of God. That being said not all of you are behaving like children of God. Each of you have taken the oath to support the US Constitution which is the heart of “We the People”.
IDAHO. Article 3. Section 25. “I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Idaho, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of senator (or representative), according to the best of my ability.”
CONGRESS. Oath since 1884. “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
The problem simply stated is that as individuals and acting collectively, you have not been faithful to your oaths. Now this may offend the hell out of you, but the proof is all too plain for anyone to see. You have placed the desires of your own hearts, the clamor of special interests and lobbyists and the demands of your party far above the call of the Constitution and “We the People…” The only time you pretend to listen to us is when you need our vote. Then you tell us what a great job you and your party are doing for our state or our nation and it’s always a lie!
Idaho, while having a balanced budget amendment, still uses over 35% in federal funds to make this bit of magic happen. Balancing a budget using your neighbor’s money is not an accomplishment. It is a disaster. Loving your neighbor as yourself, does not include picking their pocket. BTW the US Government is broke therefore you are defrauding the citizens of Idaho, violating our Constitution and fueling the National Debt.
Collectively, those of you in Congress have stabbed the American people in the back. You have the power of the purse and it is your job to control the financial state of our nation. Not only have you allowed the spending to continue unabated, piling debt upon debt, but you have allowed government agencies to regulate and tax the people beyond any reasonable measure. The list of unrestrained financial and regulatory abusers is long – IRS, EPA, NSA, BLM, USFS, ATF, FBI, DHS… All these unelected agencies you have funded and you have not constrained them by law.
The results are over $19 Trillion dollars of US National Debt and a total of almost $65 Trillion dollars of total debt and liabilities. This is over $200,000 per person in the US and there is no end in sight. This is not a great job, this is a disaster of historical proportion.
So here is the bottom line. You may feel secure in your position and power at this time. When this country and our state goes off the proverbial cliff – you will be the ones to blame! Your fellow citizens whom you have betrayed will be coming for their proverbial “pound of flesh” and they will be looking for you! Human beings are nothing if not consistent over time. Look at any revolt over time and what happened to the people in power who abused their people. It has never been a Godly response.
You have been given a sacred trust and you have failed. You have betrayed your oath to the Constitution and a nation. May God have mercy on your souls.
“If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the Law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:26-31