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Arbitrary Power

According to WebstersDictionary1828.com

Arbitrary

ARBITRARY, adjective [Latin arbitrarious.]

1. Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any fixed rules; as, an arbitrary decision; an arbitrary punishment.

ARBITRARY power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.

2. Despotic; absolute in power; having no external control; as, an arbitrary prince or government.


Constitution

CONSTITUTION, noun

1. The act of constituting, enacting, establishing, or appointing.

2. The state of being; that form of being or peculiar structure and connection of parts which makes or characterizes a system or body. Hence the particular frame or temperament of the human body is called its constitution We speak of a robust or feeble constitution; a cold, phlegmatic, sanguine or irritable constitution We speak of the constitution of the air, or other substance; the constitution of the solar system; the constitution of things.

3. The frame or temper of mind, affections or passions.

4. The established form of government in a state, kingdom or country; a system of fundamental rules, principles and ordinances for the government of a state or nation. In free states, the constitution is paramount to the statutes or laws enacted by the legislature, limiting and controlling its power; and in the United States, the legislature is created, and its powers designated, by the constitution

5. A particular law, ordinance, or regulation, made by the authority of any superior, civil or ecclesiastical; as the constitutions of Justinian and his successors.

6. A system of fundamental principles for the government of rational and social beings.

The New Testament is the moral constitution of modern society.


The only way to avoid ARBITRARY POWER is to REQUIRE adherence to a standard.  In America that Standard is the Constitution of the United States and Constitutions of the several states.  To know when Arbitrary Power is being applied you must at least know three documents which all fit in a small pocket booklet!  1.  The Declaration of Independence 2. The Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and 3. In Tennessee, the “Declaration of Rights” or Section 1 of the Tennessee Constitution.

All three of these are available in a small pocket booklet from the Beacon Center of Tennessee.  When you contact them ask about two things:  1.  How to become and Ambassador for the Beacon Center of Tennessee in your area, and 2. Ask for a copy of their “Constitution” booklet containing the three things mentioned above. 

Arbitrary ARBITRARY, adjective [Latin arbitrarious.] 1. Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any fixed rules; as, an arbitrary decision; an arbitrary punishment. ARBITRARY power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. 2. Despotic; absolute in power; having no external control; as, an arbitrary prince or government.

 

 

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