Essay An Exercise Of Authority And Freedom Of Freedom

764 Words Aug 28th, 2015 4 Pages
A covenant is an agreement between two or more people to do or refrain from some sort of action. Government is an exercise of authority and restraint toward a group of people and their actions for purpose of justice which is the punishment of people who violate liberty of others. Liberty is freedom of restraint from use of people’s unalienable rights which are according to the U.S. Constitution are laid out in the Bill of Rights. Early Americans covenanted together to create our government, a government supposedly for the people by the people. This was done to protect people from oppression and violation of their unalienable rights. People were promised freedom, justice, and liberty for all and it was declared that all men are created equal. Although this is a great ideal, unfortunately, this was never the case and still does not exist. The so called covenant between government and governed was broken before it even existed. All men were free to exercise their liberty except for natives, slaves, and women. Instead government acted as a tyrant and oppressed them and did grave injustices toward them. Certainly this is the problem with government and the human condition. For true justice is impartial and allows equal distribution of rights and this has never been the case in all history of governments.
There are many similarities and differences between the covenantal model in the Old Testament and the current American government model.
When a covenant is made with God it is…

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