By God's Appointment
“Government,” said Emerson is, “the principle obstruction and nuisance with which we have to contend.” It can seem that way at times, and of course, a government needs checks and balances to prevent the abuse of power. But try living without government and you’ll wind up with anarchy. “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God’s appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.” (Romans 13:1) As long as our laws honor God, we also honor Him when we obey those laws.