David Tulis (excerpt): Chattanoogans and other Americans love their servitude to commercial government. There is perhaps not a better time it was to weigh way this assertion than the 4th of July weekend. We are supposed to celebrate the 4th to mark constitutional government, our separation from the commercial government of Great Britain and our heritage of independence and self-government.
Most people however think little of these blessings in history and consider the 4th of July merely an occasion for vacation, barbecue and fireworks. For those of us who love God and care about His law, today is a good occasion to mourn our continuing humiliation under commercial government and its judges. The week past is littered with state-empowering court rulings and police action that destroy life, limb and the right of property.
➤ On Monday a U.S. district court struck down Texas’ law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges to hospitals and that baby-killing clinics upgrade their facilities to become ambulatory surgical centers. The rules were an “undue burden” for Texas women, the court said. The law had reduced the number of babies slain by 15 percent.