We need someone to “govern”. Or “lead”.
Lots of people are up in arms about this quote from Obama sycophant Valerie Jarrett:
As well we should be over the thought of having a “ruler”. Our country was founded on the principles outlined in the Constitution. Those principles were defined by a people who were fleeing a monarchy, and were taking every precaution to prevent the US from becoming a country “ruled” by anyone.
In order to prevent any one person (or group of people…) from “ruling” the United States, our government is set up with a system of checks and balances. History has shown it to be an effective one: three branches of government, each providing a critical role in balancing legislation, keeping our laws in line with the Constitution. However, when one party commands all branches, that delicate balance can be skewed. Especially when the head of the Executive branch is viewed as a “ruler”. Rulers necessitate followers. Followers do as they’re told.
Now, in addition, and more importantly, I have a hard time swallowing that statement from a Biblical standpoint. Our true leadership is supposed to come from God. I wrote more about this last week:
People need to be accountable. The government is not responsible for your well being – they are there simply to protect us from each other. Period. God gives us a pretty clear warning of what happens when we reject Him as king:
“Now listen to them, but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.” (I Samuel 8:9).
My hope is that Jarrett’s statement was merely a result of her being loose with her words and that this isn’t a harbinger of what this administration is shaping up to be.