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Politics & Government

The Torch Leadership Foundation believes that the government is a God-ordained institution. Its task (and the task of those elected to work in it) is to protect the innocent and judge the guilty. We believe in the principle of limited government: the state should take care not to overreach, but to live and let live as much as possible. While government officials should be respected and honored for their role, they are servants of the people and they must answer to the people for their actions.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

–Romans 13:1-7

Political interest [can] never be separated in the long run from moral right.

–Thomas Jefferson

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.

–Patrick Henry

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