“When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing respect for the law.” -Frederic Bastiat, The Law, 1847
I found it refreshing to read and hear the outrage over President Obama’s decree that both sexes be allowed in all bathroom and shower rooms.
Understand, the federal courts just three weeks ago made clear this will be their next tyranny – to force the nation to allow both sexes in bathroom and shower rooms. This has emboldened Obama because he knows he has the lawless federal judiciary on his side – hence, his decree. He wants to be viewed as the leader and pioneer of this so-called ‘cause-celeb civil rights movement.’
As the federal judiciary sides with Obama in the coming months – states, government officials (federal, state, county, and local), and citizens will be forced to either submit to such filth or defy the federal courts – that’s right – defy the federal courts – something that should have happened decades ago.
The injustice of the federal judiciary has plagued this nation for decades now. The federal courts are the dispensers of immorality and decadence.
Through raw judicial edict they have made the preborn open game to those who kill for profit; decriminalized sodomy; foisted the perversion of homosexual “marriage” upon the nation; re-wrote Obamacare to impose it upon the populace; opened the flood-gates for porn; and redefined the First Amendment. That’s just the short list – the extremely short short list.
More and more people are beginning to realize that this mantra – U. S. Supreme Court opinion is the ‘law of the land’ – is nothing more than an utter fiction. In fact, recently, 72 prominent legal scholars affixed their names to a statement declaring it an utter fiction.
People need to understand that the states were never intended to be mere provinces of the federal government. They were never intended to be mere implementation centers of immoral and unjust federal law, policy, and court opinion.
Every magistrate in America, from a policeman to the president, takes an oath to uphold the U. S. Constitution. They do not take an oath of subservience to the federal government, nor to the federal judiciary. Therefore, whenever one branch of government begins to play the tyrant, it is incumbent for all other branches (whether federal, state, county, or local) to resist and oppose the branch playing the tyrant – even if the tyrant is the U. S. Supreme Court or the President.
This is the doctrine of the lesser magistrates applied.
Many understand that the corrupt morals of the citizens can cause a corrupt government, but they must also realize that a corrupt government can corrupt the morals of the citizens. That is what has been happening in America for decades now via the federal judiciary.
Governments have shown this propensity – to propagate licentiousness through law – throughout the West. America is no different. Government has a vested interest in propagating licentiousness through law. Why? Because they have learned that a more licentious people make for a more easily controlled people politically.
When tyranny comes upon a nation, there is something that the tyrant government does that finally causes the people to no longer tolerate the tyranny. It isn’t the one thing that causes a revolt against their lawlessness, rather it is the combined acts of tyranny.
Perhaps finally, enough Americans have had enough of federal lawlessness through edict. Perhaps this is the straw that has broken the camel’s back.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when the wicked rules, the people mourn. -Proverbs 29:2
Matthew Trewhella is the pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church (MercySeat.net). He and his wife, Clara, have eleven children and reside in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. You can obtain his book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates: A Proper Response to Tyranny and A Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government at Amazon.com or by going to the websites www.DefyTyrants.com or www.LesserMagistrate.com.