Last updated on March 1st, 2020
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 government 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
English Standard Version on the Purpose and Role of Government from a Biblical perspective
Government Stewardship Organizations
The American Freedom Alliance is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which promotes, defends and upholds Western values and ideals.
Fox News The only TV news that comes close to fair and balanced
Heritage Foundation – Conservative research and solutions
The lobbying sister organization, Heritage Action for America
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 Government Waste. (Anti-environmental fatalism, 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.
Prager U – life-changing, five-minute courses on the values and history that made our country great.
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.
Turning Point USA – seeks to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.
See something on social media like FaceBook or Twitter that might not be 100% true? Fact check before you share. Check out this article from Ohio University on “Fake News, Misinformation, & Fact-Checking”
Useful government sites:
The U.S. Census Bureau has an easy-to-search site that boasts information galore on who lives where.
The Federal Election Commission 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.
Another resource, the National Center for Education Statistics, lets you assess for yourself how American students are doing, and how much taxpayers are spending on them.
The following links can help you contact your representatives:
The White House …..Library of Congress …..U.S. Senate …..U.S. House of Representatives …..NJ State Legislature
Government Search Engines First Gov …..Gov Works …..Gov Spot
Be an informed voter:
An Ohio native, Bob McEwen represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives for six terms. Mr. McEwen is a leading advocate for pro-family interests and free-market economics.
Also check out the book “Erasing America: Losing Our Future by Destroying Our Past Hardcover” – by James S. Robbins
My Faith Votes – Pray. Think. Vote.
Vote Under God – Equipping people to make their voice heard with their vote, under God.
WND is an independent news company dedicated to uncompromising journalism, seeking truth and justice and revitalizing the role of the free press as a guardian of liberty.
News from a Christian Perspective:
CBN News – latest national and international news 24 hours a day from a team of journalists dedicated to timely, in-depth, truthful reporting and analysis.
Christian Post Christian Online Newspaper with articles posted daily
One News Now (Daily Christian News Media Service)
Also you can get more information at Gannett Online.
Finally, I hope you get more involved and volunteer.
Help for Students
Most prison/jail systems in the United States are designed primarily and sometimes solely as a penal system – to punish those who broke the law. Better places use a corrections institute concept where violators are punished for their crimes, but also given training to prevent future law breaking. One example is the Chesapeake, VA system. The Virginian-Pilot Digital Edition wrote a piece about it: Law & order: Hampton Roads.
Ultimately, good Government Stewardship is the responsibility of all Christians.
See also my posts on Government Stewardship.
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- 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)