Non-Compliance (Nullification), has the Time Come? 2013 by Jack Kettler
America is Surrendering its God given Rights with Barely a Whimper!
How do we define God Given rights?
The concept of Man’s rights being unalienable is based solely upon the belief in their Divine origin. Lacking this belief, there is no moral basis for any claim that they are unalienable or for any claim to the great benefits flowing from this concept. God-given rights are sometimes called Natural Rights–those possessed by Man under the Laws of Nature, meaning under the laws of God’s creation and therefore by gift of God. Man has no power to alienate–to dispose of, by surrender, barter or gift–his God-given rights, according to the American philosophy. This is the meaning of “unalienable.”
One underlying consideration is that for every such right there is a correlative, inseparable duty–for every aspect of freedom there is a corresponding responsibility; so that it is always Right-Duty and Freedom-Responsibility, or Liberty-Responsibility. There is a duty, or responsibility, to God as the giver of these unalienable rights: a moral duty–to keep secure and use soundly these gifts, with due respect for the equal rights of others and for the right of Posterity to their just heritage of liberty. Since this moral duty cannot be surrendered, bartered, given away, abandoned, delegated or otherwise alienated, so is the inseparable right likewise unalienable. This concept of rights being unalienable is thus dependent upon belief in God as the giver. This indicates the basis and the soundness of Jefferson’s statement (1796 letter to John Adams): “If ever the morals of a people could be made the basis of their own government it is our case . . .” Learn more at: Lexrex
Current pending tyrannical so-called law:
The Republicans are not planning on stopping Obamacare. Instead, they are offering a false alternative, namely, we have to have an alternative to Obamacare in order to stop it. This is a fallacy! Do not grant their premise! We don’t need to offer a socialist system light version of Obamacare. All we have to do is say NO! Our alternative is the Constitution! This means: NO government involvement in health care, education, energy and so on…! Why have many Republicans forgotten this? It is because many are nothing more than “Con”servatives or Republic”Cons.”
Politicians as a general rule do not see the light until they feel the heat. Since it is becoming obvious that the Republican leadership and NEOCON leaders and talk show hosts are trying to stop the effort to de-fund Obamacare, there is another viable option. Massive non-compliance! The middle class and common people cannot afford this government take over of health care. If congressional staffers get a 75% subsidy, how much more does every one else need one? It should be noted that on average, the congressional staffer makes $70,000 per year including benefits.
Today for the most part, our elected representatives are spineless creatures, terrified by the progressives in the media who masquerade as journalists. Because of their fear and lack of principles, it does not look like they are going to stop the implementation of Obamacare. Once 30 million people who vote for a living get on the government take, there will be virtually no possibility to repeal this oppressive legislation that includes death panels, medical rationing, and most insidious, the built in forced transferring of wealth from one group to another. This is a blatant criminal usurpation of our God given Constitutional Rights! Can the government force you to buy health care, how about a car, a dog, or cat?
What if a government mandate takes so much money away from your budget that you can no longer put food on the table for your family. Husbands, we are commanded by God provide for our families. Will you choose government health insurance, or food? If the government can get away with so many mandates, your family my starve. At this point, you should obey God, and provide for your family.
Constitutional Scholar, St. George Tucker writes about this tyranny:
“But no people can ever be free, whose government is founded upon the usurpation of their sovereign rights; for by the act of usurpation, the sovereignty is transferred from the people, in whom alone it can legitimately reside, to those who by that act have manifested a determination to oppress them.” – St. George Tucker
Is the Supreme Court, really the final abrogator on God given Rights spelled out in the Declaration? It does not matter what Obamacare Savior, Judicial Activist, and Liberal Attention Seeker John Roberts thinks. Consider this:
“…No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.” – Federalist Paper #78 Alexander Hamilton
Obamacare savior, John Roberts actually rewrote a section of the of the mis-named DeomoRAT “Affordable Care Act” legislation, calling the penalty in the bill a tax instead of a penalty. Moreover, as activist Roberts should know, the Constitution requires tax bills to originate in the House, not in the Senate. Sadly, most of the sheeple in the country did not catch this trashing of the Constitution by Roberts. Roberts probably missed this himself. He may have been to busy looking at himself in the mirror, a habit he may have picked up from Barry Soetoro, or Barack Obama, or whatever his name is.
More from St. George Tucker on the Constitutional Limits of government:
“If in a limited government, the public functionaries exceed the limits which the constitution prescribes to their powers, every such act is an act of usurpation in the government, and, as such, treason against the sovereignty of the people, which is thus endeavored to be subverted and transferred to the usurpers.” – St. George Tucker
The Declaration of Independence sets forth the Principles which are in the Constitution and can remedy the Obamacare Constitutional crisis that is brewing:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…”
Unalienable Rights are from God, as we read:
“. . . endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights . . .”
Can Governments Abridge these Rights?
No government possesses any real legal power to violate an individual’s God given, unalienable rights! Why? Because they are from God. Corrupt governments can and do unconstitutionally try to impede the use of man’s unalienable God given rights. It is of the utmost importance to know, that our rights are not given to us by government. The purpose of civil government is to secure these rights from God. If government gives the rights, then they can take them away. In this sense, rights given by government is a misnomer. All a government can give are privileges or exemptions to their friends and organizations who are being bought off.
In light of the fact that the original Constitutional compact gives the citizens the right to resist government tyranny, non-Compliance is a Christian Duty in which to Remedy the Unjust Usurpation of Freedom by the fed gov., when the spineless potted plant like Congress fails to protect our God Given Liberties! The people, the body politic are the last resort to stop tyranny. We are the final jury. Historically in the Christian Common Law, the jury could find a defendant innocent, even if violating a law, that the jury determined was unjust.
We need some courageous members of the magistrate to lead the charge and call for massive non-compliance. In light of the fact that most people do have the money to comply, do not pay the fines, and do not purchase insurance through the insurance exchanges. Are they going to put millions of people in jail? Non-compliance can stop usurpation of our medical and constitutional rights. Public opinion is strongly against Obamacare, so it is possible to win with this strategy. We have the right under our Constitutional Compact to resist tyrannical government. This is why the Second Amendment is in the Bill of Rights. It is not there for duck hunting. It is the final safe guard of liberty.
Some timely advice from the Christian theologian and philosopher Francis A. Schaeffer:
“If there is no final place for civil disobedience, then the government has been made autonomous, and as such, it has been put in the place of the living God.” – Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto
“True spirituality covers all of reality. There are things the Bible tells us to do as absolutes which are sinful- which do not conform to the character of God. But aside from these things the Lordship of Christ covers all of life and all of life equally. It is not only that true spirituality covers all of life, but it covers all parts of the spectrum of life equally. In this sense there is nothing concerning reality that is not spiritual.” – Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto
Schaeffer’s book A Christian Manifesto presents the Christian perspective of life, particularly in the areas of law, government and ethics, and contrasts it with the humanistic perspective, which is the dominant one today. It shows how the Christian world view ought to affect every area of life, even to the point of civil disobedience and the use of force in self-defense, where necessary.
Francis Schaeffer: A Christian Manifesto; Chapter Seven: The Limits of Civil Obedience
Thinking to the bottom line:
1. What is the final relationship to the state on the part of anyone whose base is the existence of God? Those in our present material-energy, chance oriented generation have no reason to obey the state except that the state has the guns and has the patronage.
2. Has God set up an authority in the state that is autonomous from Himself?
God has ordained the state as a delegated authority; it is not autonomous. Romans 13:1-4; 1 Peter 2:13-17 [Comment: Sovereignty (ultimate authority) is an inescapable concept. Autonomy is the view that man is either above the law or lives apart from it.]
Historical examples of civil disobedience by Christians:
1. William Tyndale, the English translator of the Bible, was condemned as a heretic, tried and executed in 1536.
2. John Bunyan, a Nonconformist clergyman who was arrested for preaching without a license and failing to attend the Church of England, wrote Pilgrim’s Progress in his jail cell.
In almost every place where the Reformation had success there was some form of civil disobedience or armed rebellion:
1. Spanish Netherlands: Battle of Leyden, 1574 [The Dutch led by William the Silent won their independence as the United States of the Netherlands].
2. Sweden: Gustavus Vasa broke Sweden off from Denmark and established the Lutheran church in 1527.
3. Denmark: The Protestant party of the nobility overthrew the Catholic dynasty in 1536.
4. Germany: Martin Luther was protected by the Duke of Saxony against the political and military power of Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor. The Peace of Augsburg of 1555 established the ruler’s religion in the German states. The Counter-Reformation led to the Thirty Years War. The Peace of Westphalia (1648) ratified the Peace of Augsburg.
5. Switzerland: Cantons established Protestantism by vote of the community.
6. Scotland: John Knox openly defied the authorities by holding services on weekdays to refute what the priests preached on Sundays. His Admonition to England (1554) developed a theology of resistance to tyranny. He upheld the right and duty of the common people to resist if state officials ruled contrary to the Bible. [“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God”]
Elsewhere, Protestantism was stamped out by force:
Hungary, Bohemia (the site of Jan Hus’s pre-Reformation revolt), France (the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of 1572), and Spain.
Samuel Rutherford’s Lex Rex: The civil magistrate is a fiduciary figure. The office is distinguished from the man. [Medieval counterpart: The King’s Two Bodies]
End of chapter seven.
A Classic three part lecture by Francis Schaeffer at Liberty University:
Learn more at The Rutherford Institute on the extent of government tyranny and how to fight it.
Also, order John Whitehead’s, The Rutherford Institutes founder, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.
Mr. Kettler is an ordained Presbyterian Elder and the owner of http://www.Undergroundnotes.com where his theological, philosophical and political articles can be read. He has worked in corporate America for over 30 years and is now realizing his dreams as a successful home business entrepreneur. Permission is hereby granted to reprint this article as long as my web site is retained in the biographical information.