Let’s see what the TEA Party has to say about the above biblical citation from First Peter.
Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.
President Barack Obama has today signed some executive orders altering our gun policies or emphasizing existing authorities. He has also requested that congress pass bills to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
The knee-jerk reaction has been to call for impeachment from a tyrannical leader. But remember the words of St. Peter. This quotation from 1st Peter is a clear call from the distant past to get our house in order, get behind the president, and punish those gun-toting nutjobs who would do harm.
Thus sayeth the Lord.