The Power of 3, Revisited…
As you drill into our site, www.BanachPowerof3.com, you gain an understanding of the importance of the Power of 3, of which we share the following three perspectives:
- Our faith in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- The three brothers’ uncommon and unbreakable bonds as wonderfully summarized in Ecclesiastes 4:12 New International Version (NIV) 12
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
- Faith, Innovation and Servant Leadership
These themes are moral anchors and personal commitments that we make as brothers, husbands, fathers and citizens. It is the latter that is under stress and importance as we look to elect a new president. With our Constitution as our guide, the Power of 3 is clearly embodied in our Nation’s founding charter. Our three branches of government, the executive, legislative and judicial branches, represent the Power of 3 in our Nation’s Founding documents.
These branches serve to protect and defend our united states from unilateral executive action, especially with foreign policy. Important to a foreign policy is a strong military capacity. Frederick the Great captured this concept well: “Diplomacy without arms, is like music without instruments.” The Federalist Paper # 11 reminds us that to deter aggression and to promote trade, a strong military is necessary. Never in our Nation’s history have we walked such a fine line in terms of foreign policy and military influence.
Congress’s duty, as the legislative branch, is to provide funding for both domestic and foreign policies, especially our military. As captured in Uncommon Bonds: A Journey in Optimism, never have so few citizens – soldiers protected our sovereignty. During our brother Steve’s 27-year military career, he was required to do more with less. Today’s Army and Marines have fewer than 500,000 and 200,000 in their ranks, respectively. Said differently, less than ½ of 1.00% of our men and women put on the uniform to protect our nation. We have the Power, as provided in our Constitution, to influence both domestic and foreign policies through our individual vote. The Power remains with each of us to understand the present issues and to not deny history’s lessons that military might is essential.
As you drill down in to news articles and websites to gain an understanding of today’s domestic and foreign issues, never give up or conclude that one vote won’t matter. All votes matter and will influence and guide the power we give to the executive, legislative and judicial branches. Our Founders knew that times like this would come; the power as outlined in our Constitution resides within each of us, as this is a Government for and of the people.