"Of the increase of His government and peace upon the throne of David there will be no end; and upon His kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on, even forever. The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will accomplish this." (Is9:7)
"In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes." (Jdg17:6,21:25)(De12:8, Pr12:15,21:2)
This, in contrast to the previous administration, who although they set in motion some of the things the current administration is building upon towards communism; repeated over and over the concept of "spreading democracy" around the world. Among other things, it was that mind-set that allegedly contributed to the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. To get rid of tyrants who stifled freedom, and help those people have democracy; as the purple fingers of their elections have been paraded for the media.
From the dictionary:
California proclaimed the "will of the people" when they voted to ban gay-marriage. Those who didn't like the will-of-the-people challenged the election results. But California's supreme court upheld the election results. It was the "will of the people" in a bonafide legal election. But California's Governator, when Jay Leno asked him his thoughts on the Supreme Court's ruling, said something to the effect: It will have to be appealed again.
In other words, in this country there is Democracy, the will of the people; -AND- Dictatorship. Those elected by the people, supposed to uphold the law, who do not respect the law, nor the will of the people. Many pundits and commentators are repeating Sotomayor's comments about judicial activism, but what is lost in mere quotes is the 'giggles' on the video tape. A -total- disregard for the legal system, for rule of law and the Constitution; a laughing at what is right, as they make end-runs around it.
Many of the natives of Iraq and Afghanistan have not been appreciative of our brand of Democracy. Sure, they don't any longer get dragged before the magistrates, have their legs lifted into the air and the bottoms of their feet beaten. But their youth are now being introduced to rock music, immorality through things like fashions, cosmetics, etc. And according to an article at "RenewAmerica", May29,09 apparently the US embassy in Baghadad hosted a gay pride party. Think about what middle-eastern morality is in sexual matters, and then consider what a slap in the face such a party is to the host nation. That the embassy would -host- such a party!
In this nation (and others who followed our pattern) the "people" come first; not the ruler. Freedoms to believe what a person wishes, to go and do whatever one wishes. And if unjust behavior is perpetrated, there is redress before a court of law.
Thing is, this "great experiment" has failed. Why? Because man is sinful. When left to his own devices, man at his core, in this present world system, is full of evil and self-serving...because...
When Israel did what was "right in their own eyes" (Jdg21:25) they had the incident where the Levite's woman was gang raped and murdered, and the near annihilation of a complete tribe. (Jdg19-21)
While Israel was doing what was "right in their own eyes", they continually strayed into idolatry, God would raise up adversaries to punish them, they would cry out to God, and He would then raise up Judges who led them to victory and then ruled over them.
So, when Israel rejected God's prophet (Samuel), they asked for a king. (1Sam8) Samuel forewarned them all the troubles that would befall them with a king: the taxation, draft into all kinds of service. And the books of Samuel through Chronicles tell of Israel under its kings...a good deal of them, -WICKED-. As a result of their bad kings, they went into exile.
Oh, but... let's not blame the kings! It was "we the people" (of Israel) who wanted the kings, because they had rejected God.
That's where the USSA is today. And whereas we have had, more-or-less, a rule "by the people" through the democratic process, due to human nature that process has been shown to be greatly flawed. As we-the-people (collectively) have rejected God, the elected leaders have also risen to power who are God rejectors...just like the people who elected them.
Whereas this nation's "freedoms" have allowed True Believers to serve the Lord in the midst of a crooked and perverse world, now that it is becoming a dictatorship, those freedoms will begin to be taken away in the name of "national security" from "right wing extremists" who "cling to their guns and religion".
It has been assumed, throughout this "experiment", that Democracy is a 'good' thing. But in truth, Dictatorship is a 'better' thing...with the -right- Dictator on the throne. When people are left to their own devices, they go willy nilly into evil. They lack self-control. They lack the 'order' that accompanies self-control. As a business proprietor, I see all sorts of people. There are many who are scatter-brained, some so much so that I wonder to myself how they can possibly be running their own business...for which reason they came to me for signage. But the ones who are more of a pleasure to deal with are those in the military and law enforcement. They are people under a hierarchy and chain-of-command. They are self-possessed, and in control of themselves. They know a direction, and pursue it. From the controlled ordering of their own minds, they are able to collect their thoughts and string words together with intelligibility.
To "rule with a rod of iron"; is that not the language of a kingly dictator! ...the 'iron' indicating no negotiations or rebellion against the king's orders and edicts. To "dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel"; is that not the language of fierce and extreme conquest! But if there is to be rule in Righteousness, does not the filth of all the evil need to be swept away with the "broom of destruction" (Is14:23) Does not the chaff need to be winnowed away from the wheat!
Jesus... "whose winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will thoroughly cleanse His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the granary; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." (Mt3:12)
When wheat is harvested, the chaff and straw makes for a huge pile (or big swath in the field), compared to the relatively smaller pile of grain on the ground (or in the hopper). My dad used to tell of harvesting time back in N.Dakota during the 'dirty-thirties', when the pile of wheat would be -very- small, and the pile of chaff (from the threshing machine) would be like a huge 'mountain', by comparison. The times of famine.
"And many nations shall come and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, and to the house of the God of Jacob. And He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For the Law shall go forth out of Zion, and the Word of Jehovah from Jerusalem." (Mic4:2)