The government should be just and fair. It should act in the benefit of all the people, not primarily the benefit of those in power. While most people that work for the government are good citizens trying to do the best for the country, there are some that seek power for their benefit, not the good of the people.
Those in govenment leadership should encourage virtuous living and keep the size of the government to the minimum to protect the nation from its enemies and provide some reasonable safety nets for people in poverty. Those that seek to use government resources to encourage immoral and ungodly activity should be stopped by the people.
The U.S. Declaration of Independence recognized the God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (righteous living). The U.S constitution guarantees the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, and the freedom of religion.
The below resources can help you keep government leaders accountable to doing what is best for the nation.
Got Questions on The Bible and Government
ESV.org on the Purpose and Role of Government from a Biblical perspective
Government Stewardhip Organizations
American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
Fox News The only TV news that comes close to fair and balanced
Town hall Conservative news and discussion community
Support sensible conservative candidates like Mike Huckabee
Concerned that your tax dollars are being wasted on pork barrel items? check out http://www.govt-waste.org (Very Anti-Environmentalism, but good for eliminating other wasteful spending)
Also check out Citizens Against Government Waste
Taxpayers for Common Sense is a nonpartisan budgetary waste watch group.
Be a responsible Christian Citizen at Focus on the Family (formerly Citizen Link)
U.S. PIRG – Conservation public watchdog
Virginia Family Foundation
New Jersey Family Policy Council a non-profit education and research organization, working to strengthen the family through informed citizenship and improved public policy.
The Center for Reclaiming America established by Dr. D. James Kennedy, an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries, provides non-partisan, non-denominational information, training, and support to all those interested in positively affecting the culture and renewing the vision of our Founding Fathers. The Center for Reclaiming America is a national grassroots organization with members in all 50 states.
Useful government sites:
The U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov), has an easy-to-search site that boasts information galore on who lives where.
The Federal Election Commission (www.fec.gov/), lets you see how much money candidates have received in contributions and who has contributed to whom. It also has information on campaign finance laws in English and Spanish.
The National Center for Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov/), lets you assess for yourself how American students are doing, and how much taxpayers are spending on them.
The White House …..Library of Congress …..U.S. Senate …..U.S. House of Representatives …..NJ State Legislature
Government Search Engines firstgov.com …..govworks.com …..govspot.com
Get more information at gannett online
Be an informed voter:
Good Government Stewardship – the responsibility of all Christians
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- Live long and prosper.
- The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. (Psalm 23:1)
- For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
- For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that all who believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)