The People

If you believe in “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” recent days have not been good for the health of the republic. First, a judge stopped Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law, and the Obama administration is threatening to sue the state. Second, another judge just struck down California’s Proposition 8, which bans gay “marriage.”

Our leaders believe they know better than the people and feel free to frustrate the popular will on core issues at every turn. Judges, not the people, seem to have the last word in society. If this state of affairs persists, what recourse do the people have, short of revolution?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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