Dear Email Friends,
I can understand why there is controversy over prayer
in City Council meetings; politicians and bureaucrats today think THEY are
God and are not accountable to anyone. So why should they invoke the blessings
of a Deity when they themselves are the ultimate authority over everyone!!
But society would benefit greatly if government would
recognize a Higher Power and particularly, if government would obey God's
putative rules for humanity's behavior - the Ten Commandments.
A little prayer, before every Council session, reminding
government employees to OBEY the Ten Commandments, would be greatly beneficial.
Maybe the Ten Commandments could be posted prominently
in every government office, to remind the employees how to behave. Government
violence would end. Government would live in peace with the rest of us.
Imagine: No more wars, (thou shalt not kill), no
more taxes (thou shalt not steal), no more violations of property rights
(thou shalt not covet), just to mention three things.
If we ALL lived according to God's rules, government
would exist for only those functions in which it actually provides a service
that customers are willing to pay for. Like General Motors, or Baskin
Robbins, or Taco Bell.
Government would be so small that virtually none
of us would ever encounter it. Families and parents would be prompted
to better govern themselves without the harassment and meddling oversight
of the state.
Random acts of violence could be handled at the most
local level, with community organizations meting out punishment.
I cast one big fat vote for Invocations at City Council
meetings, but ONLY if the invocation will call for the appropriate corresponding
behavior by the "authorities."
An invocation alone is empty - feel-good, self-righteous,
showboating. But if followed up with corresponding BEHAVIOR, it could
change the world.