The Wisdom Of Divided Government


Speaker of the House John A. Boehner recently shocked many when he announced that he was planning a lawsuit against the president for abuse of power. There is a feeling by many that a harmonious working relationship between the branches of government has been seriously compromised in recent years. When Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in 1831 to perform an in-depth analysis of the American phenomenon, he was duly impressed by our well-structured, divided government with separation of powers.

The writings of the Founders of this nation certainly referenced the Bible frequently, but also paid great homage to the writings of Baron Charles Montesquieu, who wrote quite prolifically about political theories. One of his most well-known works is “The Spirit of the Laws.” In this book, he eloquently argues for the concept of separation of powers. That argument seems to emanate from the Bible’s book of Isaiah, 33:22, where it states, “The Lord is our judge [judicial branch], the Lord is our lawgiver [legislative branch], the Lord is our King [executive branch].” Certainly this system of government has worked extremely well for us in the past, helping to establish the United States of America as the most powerful nation the world has ever known within a relatively short period of time.

In order for a divided government to work, each branch must respect the other two branches. There have always been and always will be squabbles between the branches, but the big problem now is that the executive branch has decided to ignore anyone with whom it disagrees, including the U.S. Congress. Nowhere was this blatant disregard of Congress more clearly manifested than in President Obama’s inappropriate “recess” appointments of three people to the National Labor Relations Board. He redefined the word recess in order to appoint individuals who might have a difficult time obtaining congressional approval. This administration seems to have a penchant for redefining words to make them conform to its ideology. Obviously, if an individual can redefine anything any time he wants to, he can manipulate virtually any situation into a favorable position for himself. If he is clever and no one is noticing, he can fundamentally change the foundational fabric of a society.


Read the complete article at The Washington Times

15 Thoughts on “The Wisdom Of Divided Government

  1. Andrew Boydston (Boise, ID USA) on July 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm said:

    The Three Branches of Government each have a a supporting root from the ground, its people are those supporting structures for each branch. As found in nature, a bad root will affect a limb and cause its branch disease and its demise. The people who are uniformed make that bad root, and the executive branch is that diseased limb. The root from the ground must trim that branch to heal the nation.

  2. MARY LOU LIPSIG on July 2, 2014 at 3:33 pm said:

    awesome – what a eloquent way of describing what is happening – BRILLIANT SIR –

    you have my complete respect — I have been working on your behalf —

    Your name is PERECT — for you campaign I would change your name and use DR. BENJAMIN SOLOMON CARSON — how wonderful that is – from the bible — you are blessed and gifted — no one in their right mind could not vote for you — ONLY THOSE WHO ARE OUT OF THEIR MINDS AND UN-INFORMED — WOW !!! the tree example beautiful == I have volunteered BIG TIME FROM NEW YORK – I WILL DO ANYTHING — RUN BEN RUN ONE NATION – OUR NEW GEORGE WASHINGTON COMING TO THE RESCUE — that sounds perfect to me = because that is who you are — GOD brought you for this purpose — it is your calling and mine — to get you their sir — thank you so much

  3. Carolee Ott on July 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm said:

    I so want our country back!
    Ben Carson gives me hope and inspiration.
    What can Fox News do to bring him to the attention
    To the people?

    • Russ Wilkins on July 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm said:

      I am currently reading your book and have seen you on TV. Please run for President in 2016 and save our nation. I would be honored to assist in any way and to be a part of your campaign and administration.
      Russ Wilkins

  4. Kenneth Hawkins on July 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm said:

    Great stuff

  5. Fred and Joann Maager on July 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm said:

    Eloquently presented by Mr. Boydston. Now lets get started at election day, replace the bureaucracy that influences our representatives to make bad judgements, lobbyists with too much clout could be removed. This is only a start. Yes many would think our government and country will fall apart, but it is with them in it.

  6. Carl L. on July 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm said:

    Nobody asked six years ago what Obama meant by the fundamental transformation of America. Now we know!

  7. DR. Carson, Please run, you are exactly what we need at this crucial time.

  8. Hello Dr. Ben!

    Thanks to your inspiration, our new website is up and running!

    If you click my name it will take you there.

    Claude DiDomenica
    Co-Founder, Blogmaster & Blogger
    Norwood Tea Party

  9. Jeff Michel on July 6, 2014 at 6:03 pm said:

    Are any of you aware of the lengthy filibusters the Republicans used to avoid voting on compromises, not the original Obama sponsored bills but, compromises. They have also avoided any discussion of these compromises. Yup, he has used executive orders, less than Bush, to accomplish things the Republicans avoided. I think you all are proud of them for standing their ground. I’m proud of the President for getting something done.

    • Dear Jeff,

      Our divided Government is primarily caused by Harry Reid shelving all the bills coming from the House. They are not being brought up for a vote. As for your comment about executive orders. I have information that shows Obama’s executives orders exceed all other presidents by a large margin.
      Ben Carson made a great analogy about the American Eagle and how beautifully it soars through the sky, It has a left wing and a right wing. If either of them do not operate efficiently with the other, Well, you know what happens.

  10. Dear Dr. Carson

    I’d vote for you in a New York minute. You are a smart man with common sense. This is what our great nation needs. I’ve seen your movie and it really moved me. You did not let a jerk stop you or break you. You let him be the jerk he was and he has to live with this. I did six years in the U.S. Army, I didn’t care about the color of the guy beside me, I just knew he had the same training as I did and I knew if called on he would fight for me just as hard as I would fight for him. You sir are the type of person and American that we need in the White House so please sir run, call a jerk a jerk a jerk, can a spade a spade, state what is wrong is wrong because it is wrong as you always have. God bless you and your family and may he always keep you in protection and in his will. Jesus before he was baptized by John, said he was about God’s work, afterwords he would state he was about God’s will. Big difference between the two. Seek God’s will in your life Sir.

  11. Sandra Coffee on July 28, 2014 at 11:37 pm said:

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Carson,
    I just finished reading “One Nation” and am wondering if there is any chance the book will be published in paperback as I would like to purchase many copies to give as gifts in hope that others will read and be encouraged as I have been.
    I will pray that God will give you a very clear understanding of His purpose in your lives. By His grace it will be that you would lead our nation in a way that again He would be glorified in this land. God bless you for being a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior and to your fellow man.

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