DEFY THE BASTARDS
By Coach Dave Daubenmire
March 22, 2012
The most common use of the term “bastard” refers to a child who is born from illegitimate means. Marriage is what makes a child “legitimate.” Any child produced outside of a legal-marriage was once considered “illegitimate” because he/she was not under the authority of a father.
Illegitimacy is destroying America. A father-less generation of children is roaming the streets of America in search of authority. Recent statistics show that over 40% of all babies born in America are bastards.
To many of those children, government becomes the father. We have seen the effects that “government-parenthood” has had on this nation. A government-paycheck does not a father make.
But the larger issue is that our Federal Government has become bastardized. At its origin, the Federal Government was the birth-child of the thirteen colonies. “We the People of the United States” gave birth to the Federal Government, and, as Thomas Jefferson said, tied it “down with the chains of the Constitution.”
Follow me now. The Federal Government was the birth child of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was the spawn of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration received its authority from the elected representatives of the thirteen States who gathered at Independence Hall in Philadelphia and signed it. Those elected representatives received their authority from the individual citizens in the independent states. The individual-citizens were endowed with the authority as a birthright from their Creator. The Creator was, and still is, the ultimate authority over the individual. He IS the Father of all.
Today, our “government” is a bastard-child. It has usurped authority that it has no claim to. In our system of self-government, the Federal Government is chained down by the Constitution. The first sentence of the Preamble to the Constitution identifies the authority structure. “We the People of the United States…”