By Bill WilsonWord of Life Ministry
The man who occupies the Oval Office says that Americans who disagree with his policies are "enemies." He said in an October 25 Univision Radio interview regarding immigration issues that progress on illegal immigration was slow because, "I am president, I am not king. I can't do these things just by myself." Later in the interview he said,
"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna punish our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us' - if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election - then I think it's going to be harder. And that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd." This is a decidedly un-American concept. Reasonable American citizens, people of this Republic, should be able to disagree on issues, discuss them and arrive at the best solution, which would be in accordance with the Constitution as it reflects "the laws of nature and of Nature's God."
This president refuses to fulfill his Constitutional obligation to provide for the common defense by securing the borders against invasion by illegals and has even brought before the United Nations Human Rights Council the state of Arizona for wishing to control its own borders with Mexico. And his Justice Department is suing Arizona for passing a law that allows the state to enforce its border laws - the same laws the president refuses to enforce.
Referring to Americans who disagree with him as enemies should make every American take notice, especially when the remarks are made in the context of being a king.
George Washington refused to serve more than two terms as President because he did not want the office to hold the properties of a king. In fact, Washington, in his 1796 Farewell Address spoke of this very issue: "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension...is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism." Washington knew that parties and factions divide people that should be unified by their natural affection toward the nation.
Washington warned, "The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty." It is in Washington's words where the American people must repel a president who wishes to be king, who calls those who disagree "enemies."
We must ask of the president even as the Apostle Paul asked of the foolish Galatians in Galatians 4:16, "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"