|English: Illustration of the Parable of the Unjust Judge from the New Testament Gospel of Luke (Luke 18:1-9) by John Everett Millais for The Parables of Our Lord (1863) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
A pastor provided me a scripture that is appropriate to this amendment and the issues we are facing in Gloucester County, VA.
The Virginia Constitution was written for us to limit the government intrusion into our lives. Have you ever read the Constitution of the United States? How about the Constitution of Virginia?
Article 1 Section 7. Laws should not be suspended. ” That all power of suspending laws, or the execution of laws, by any authority, without consent of the …. people, is injurious to their rights, and ought not to be exercised.”
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
18 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”
6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
Luke 18:1-8, New International Version (NIV)
Our faith must be strong and we (the widow) must continue to go to the judge (the board of Supervisors) to get justice from their acts that appear to be illegal and not for the common good.
I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice. Our founding fathers used common sense and Christian scripture when establishing our founding documents.
“For the Common Good. “
Alexander James Jay
P.S. The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States gives us Freedom of Speech; when will we have the courage to exercise this right when praying in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord in public forums. This freedom cannot be restricted in our Christian Nation.