Let Us Pray

Governmental Overreach on Full Display

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” – Isaiah 1:17

Our national and state governments are designed to distribute power among three distinct branches of government. This distribution of power between the legislative, judicial, and executive branches portrays the genius of our country’s founders to keep a check on the balance of power.

Unfortunately, here in our Commonwealth, we are witnessing governmental overreach on full display, where the executive and judicial branches of our government are showing complete disregard for the different roles of government.

Recently, Governor Beshear issued an executive order claiming to preemptively pardon everyone who violates Kentucky’s marijuana laws, as long as they meet certain conditions. This could possibly be one of the most abusive overreaches of executive power in Kentucky’s history. Essentially, Gov. Beshear has made himself the law by taking up the role of the legislative branch.

Also, in recent days, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments concerning the case of Daniel Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center. In this case, our high court heard the abortion industry’s challenge to our Commonwealth’s pro-life laws. Some of the justices were very critical of the Kentucky General Assembly, spoke at length about their personal beliefs, and appeared extremely eager to overturn the judgment of our elected lawmakers.

Our state operates best when each branch of government stays in its own lane and faithfully fulfills the duties that accompany that role. Chaos and confusion follow when governmental overreach is on display.

Father, help our government to function in the way that our founders intended it to. Lord, may these governmental overreaches that we are witnessing cease and stop. Father, help those in governmental authority to respect their role and the extent of their power. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.