Civil Disobedience

Our country is in trouble.  Wherever one looks, one sees creative destruction and a deeper evil than could have been imagined.  Yet, there remain enough good people in America who can make a difference by not sitting out the conflict; by standing up for truth, justice, and the American way, we can, and we may yet still, make a difference.

If it has been a while since you have read the Declaration of Independence  or the Constitution, I encourage you to do so this week.  Read them to your family, and become familiar with them.  These, along with the Bill of Rights,  “…showcase the philosophical, traditional, and political foundations on which our nation was built and which continue to shape our free society.”1  These are the primary sources of our nation.

Having the source documents under your belt, now you must consider the plethora of laws on the books which are, de facto, illegal.  Yes, we have illegal laws!  These are actually unconstitutional, and are, therefore, illegal since the Constitution is the Rule of Law, the law of the land.

“Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and wp-1451974993061.jpg obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the
majority to alter them. They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse. Why is it not more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them?”   
– Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

So what shall we do?  Shall we be content to obey unjust laws (presumably while awaiting their amendment), or shall we transgress them at once?  Each man must decide for himself the place of injustice at which he draws an immovable line; and that line serves as the sign of truth while the turmoil of politics surrounds him.  That sign becomes his banner by which he encourages others to gather, bringing myriad banners of justice and truth together in non-violent civil disobedience.

The Founders took their view of truth from the Bible and its Author, the Creator of the universe.  American law was something new, predicated on God-given rights of the individual and private property—and that they were valued by God Himself because of His benefaction.

John Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and second President of the United States had this to say:

[I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.3

[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.4

And Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration, civic leader, physician, social reformer, and educator, had much to add to the discussion of the biblical basis of this new United States:

We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government, that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by the means of the Bible. For this Divine Book, above all others, favors that equality among mankind, that respect for just laws, and those sober and frugal virtues, which constitute the soul of republicanism.5

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The USA is on a fast-track toward an oppressive totalitarian state that the Founding Fathers would never have given their consent to. To call it a kleptocratic oligarchy only captures a few critical aspects of its political corruption and financial tyranny, social depravity and moral degeneracy.  Americans are angry and frustrated by the complete downfall of the Constitutional Republic. They are also mad as hell about the warped form of ultra-liberalism that has torn the moral fabric of this nation.

The United States of America no longer represents We the People; but I believe it CAN change. The reason it’s not working today is because we have a military industrial complex that profits from secrecy and war, and it does not profit from efficiency and peace.  Central Banking is an evil cancer. These people are selling us credit they don’t have so they can take profits they don’t deserve out of our pockets. That’s insane!

The federal government is no longer ours, and it will take a resurgence of prayer and renewed devotion to God to save us (see 2 Chronicles 7:14).

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A new kind of movie is out, one that will inform, entertain, and bring us together as Americans.  AmeriGeddon.

Braveheart, starring Mel Gibson, is at the top of most lists for the favorite movie of the American male. As you remember, the movie depicts the history of Scotland. For hundreds of years, the English had raped the daughters and killed the sons of Scotland. At the time of William Wallace, there was a particularly evil English king, Edward the Longshanks. Longshanks was a brutal dictator who cruelly subjugated the Scots. The Scots were literally slaves to the state with no hope and no freedom.

Periodically, the Scots would form an army and rebel against the English. Each time they took the field of battle, the Scottish Noblemen, whom the peasants believed represented their interests, would intercede with the English. Even though the Scottish army was a formidable force, their Noblemen would meet with the English and surrender in exchange for land and titles.

Does this sound familiar? I am suggesting that the republican establishment is our version of the Scottish Nobles. Each time we conservatives gather for battle and elect an establishment candidate, our Nobles go to Washington and exchange our freedom for more land and titles for themselves.

We sent a majority republican congress to Washington this last election cycle. These aristocratic noblemen sent us back more Obamacare, more out of control spending, more eavesdropping on our phone calls and emails, more endless wars and so on.

I’m not just talking about Boehner and Ryan. My “conservative” republican representatives from Texas have voted for the National Defense Authorization Act that gives the president the power to arrest Americans that are only suspected of association with terrorists and hold them indefinitely without charges or right to due process.2

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Notes

  1.  http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/
  2. http://amerigeddonthemovie.com/blog/
  3. John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, 1854), Vol. IX, p. 401, to Zabdiel Adams on June 21, 1776.
  4. John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1854), Vol. IX, p. 229, October 11, 1798.
  5. Benjamin Rush, Essays, Literary, Moral and Philosophical (Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas and William Bradford, 1806), pp. 93-94.

 

 

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