In a bipartisan show of pointlessness, the latest co-sponsorship memoranda from the state Senate reveals the pathetic futility of the system of government we promote and celebrate in Pennsylvania – a system which leads to the never-ending creation of manmade laws and the increasing rejection of God’s law-word.
On Tuesday, two separate state senators released memoranda calling on other senate members to support planned resolutions. The resolutions would designate a specific day as “Pennsylvania Girls Wrestling Day” and a specific month as “Correct Posture Month,” respectively.
Republican Scott Martin wants a day to recognize girls wrestling because “seeing the sport sanctioned statewide will build on our state’s rich wrestling tradition while also providing young female athletes greater opportunities to achieve success on the mat, in the classroom, and throughout their lives.”
First of all, no it won’t. And, second, who cares. I’m not a fan of female wrestling – that seems to be more of a man’s sport – but, even so, you are accomplishing nothing, Senator Martin, with your political grandstanding.
Meanwhile, Democrat Carolyn Comitta wants to designate May 2023 as “Correct Posture Month” in Pennsylvania.
Honestly, I don’t know which proposal is worse.
“Please join us in co-sponsoring this valuable resolution,” Comitta said in the memo. “And remember this for yourself and those around you: take frequent breaks from sitting, stand up straight and tall with your shoulders back, and keep your head level and in line with your body.”
Boy, am I glad we have a constitutional republic which gives us legislators to pass resolutions to encourage young girls to violently wrestle other girls and also help me sit up straight. That’s what the war for independence was all about.
The proliferation of these dime-a-dozen resolutions is a manifestation of the petty narcissism that defines the wannabe demigods we send to Harrisburg. They can never accomplish anything meaningful, so, in a show of vanity, they settle for purposeless resolutions.
But we can hardly blame them as the people of Pennsylvania long ago embraced an unbiblical vision for civil magistrates. The biblical vision calls for magistrates to administer justice, relying on the already-given law of God. There is no need for new laws, new codes, new resolutions. There is only wisdom needed in applying the law and adjudicating among disputants.
As Luke Saint points out in his book, The Sound Doctrine of Theocracy, the biblical role of the civil magistrate is to judge – “There is no executive or legislative imperative.”
Yet, we have rejected the biblical vision and hewn out broken cisterns. We have called on fallen men and women to make for us better laws than God gave us.
The fruit of this rejection of God’s Word concerning the civil sphere are endless regulations, burgeoning tax codes, obscure criminal laws, and let’s not forget, “Correct Posture Month.”