It seems when laws are being broken, the easiest thing to do is to make whatever is done illegally, legal. We have done this with abortion, gay marriage, marijuana, gambling, illegal immigration, and prostitution. Our nation is a nation of law and order. If we keep removing laws to make the jails less crowded, we will make our streets more crowded with lawbreakers. We need to enforce our laws. Keeping people safe involves enforcing laws, educating and supporting families, and changing hearts.
District Attorney Ogg recently boasted that since they’ve stopped enforcing marijuana laws, arrests have gone down. What law will we not enforce next to reduce arrests. If we get rid of all laws, then there will be no more need for jails and prisons, right?
With regard to the drug problem in our nation, the call is to legalize marijuana nationwide. I visited with a mom recently whose daughter did a semester in Amsterdam where marijuana is legal and freely used. After spending her time there, she came back sharing with her mom that she hopes it will never be accepted in this nation. Her mom asked why? The daughter explained that the people she met there had no drive and no initiative. They just seemed to walk around in a fog. The users just have no care or concern for anything. Marijuana use does destroy drive and it lets our guard down to care for things that matter. May we stop this push to legalize at the state and federal level.
Recently we are hearing a new call – let those in our jails and prisons vote. These people are currently incarcerated because they committed crimes against society. Now we are told that they have a right to dictate what happens in society? We must return to a nation of laws where both sides of the law are required to follow it. If we don’t, the only outcome will be lawlessness and chaos.
Biblical Support – 2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work. 1 Peter 2:16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. –
Pastor Johnny Teague is running for Congress in the 9th Congressional District of Texas. For more see Johnny Teague On The Issues.