Have you studied the Founders intent for the U.S. government? You may be surprised to find that they intended something very different than what the Constitution intended.
According to the Declaration of Independence the original intent was to establish “Free and Independent States” that the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle us. They did establish their Free and Independent States in their Articles of Confederation. But others convinced them to change their minds to ratify a Constitution under questionable circumstances — to create a collective agreement by which to pay off the 18 million Lira war debt that was due January 1, 1788. When they ratified the Constitution they were no longer independent, nor free.
The Articles of Confederation Article 13 only allowed changes to government that are unanimous. But the Constitutional convention decided that three-fourths ratification was good enough, thereby denying their oaths of office. The Constitution was then constituted by constitutors. The Constitution superseded what was originally intended for government.
The Articles compared to the Constitution:
The Articles of Confederation created free and independent States. With free citizens.
The Articles of Confederation used terminology in which nouns are not capitalized proper nouns, and never use the preposition “of”, examples:
• “states in this union”
• “free inhabitants”
• “free citizens”
Whereas The U.S. Constitution omits references to free, and uses phrases with proper capitalized nouns, and often use the preposition “of”:
• “Citizen of the United States”
• “Inhabitant of that State”
• “Resident within the United States”
• “People of the several States”
• “residents of the same state”
The Articles of Confederation excluded paupers from ANY rights of citizenship. A pauper is someone supported at government expense. Article IV of the Articles of Confederation requires:
“… the free inhabitants of each of these States, paupers, vagabonds, and fugitives from justice excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens in the several States;…” But now we have a government where people with SSNs are allowed to declare bankruptcy, but no one else.
The founders’ intent for the U.S. government: Pay your Fair Share
To avoid becoming liable to pay “your fair share” of the National Debt, you need to know what is going on before you participate in the new system (your Novus Ordo Seclorum). But first we need to study the basic fundamentals that got us where we are.
What is the purpose of government?
• Why would anyone create a government?
• What authorizes government to exist?
• Should government exist?
Answer: The Founders intent for the U.S. government instituted among men a government to help us secure our Creator-granted unalienable rights. You then delegated some authority to your subordinates when you created a government to help you protect your rights. And you required a sworn oath of allegiance of the subordinate actors, before they could hold an office. It is an oath taken TO YOU (“We The People”). Hebrews 6:16 Oaths are only taken to superiors. We are all created equal, until we become subordinate. The servants (civil servants) are no longer equal when they take the oath.
Authority reverts back to you when your subordinates fail to secure the blessings of liberty to yourselves and your posterity. “When laws imposed by the state fail, we must act by the law of nature. Legibus sumptis desinentibus, lege natureae utendum est.”
We did not have a central government for the first ten books of the Bible. We did not need a government then, and we don’t need one now. Electing a king was evil in the eyes of the Lord (First Samuel 12:17). Christ at the Last Supper, right before he appointed to us a kingdom, told his apostles that they are not to be like the rulers of the pagans who exercise authority over others and call themselves benefactors. “You shall not be so”. (Luke 22:26 ).
LAWS OF NATURE
The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence states that it is the laws of nature and the laws of nature’s God that entitle us to create a government. And no civil servant can deny the legitimacy of his oath-of-office.
• Do you now need protection from the government you have a duty to correct?
• You now need to beg for a notary public to authenticate your writing, which requires an oath prohibited by Christ in Matthew 5:34. Imagine that! “We The People” citizens did not need to beg for “authentication” of the Constitution we wrote to create a government.
Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Law was a popular law textbook used in the American English Colonies of the 1770s when the original 13 States were writing their constitutions. It remained a popular book as the American West was settled. It guided settlers’ communities to establish a government. The U.S. Supreme Court said that Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Law were regarded as part of the received-law-of-the-land.
Blackstone’s Introduction to his Commentaries on the Law: the law of nature applies “with equal obligation to individuals and to nations”
The law of nature authorizes government to exist. The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence declares their only authority to create a government: “… the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitles them” to create a government.
The law of nature requires all creatures to obey their creator. If you cannot acknowledge that we are to obey our creator, then you will find yourself obeying the lawless one.
The received law of the land, as elaborated by William Blackstone, quoted below, says there can be no law other than the law of nature, for we are all created equal.
As Blackstone so eloquently explained in the introduction to his four volume law textbooks all valid legislated laws must conform to the laws of nature:
“This law of nature, being coeval with mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other-It is binding over all the globe in all countries, and at all times; no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original…. neither could any other law possibly exist… for we are all equal, without any other superior but him who is the author of our being.”
“…Nay, if any human law should allow [violation of natural law], we are bound to transgress that human law, or else we must offend both the natural and the divine.”·
Blackstone, Book 4, page 7: “the right of punishing crimes against the law of nature, as murder and the like, is in a state of mere nature vested in every individual … since all are by nature equal.”.
That’s right. We are all created equal, with an equal right to punish crimes against nature. Government’s right to execute murderers “and the like” does not come from congress. It comes from God, through us, when we delegated Natural Law to our civil servants by creating their government.
The execution of murderers “and the like” is not done out of hatred. It is done out of love. You love your neighbors by driving out evil. You love your God by obeying Him. Are we now somehow expected to tolerate murderers and the like?
The Christians who created — ordained was the religious term they used in the Constitution — a government were very cautious about violating the 6th Commandment. They created a government that would provide extra protections to ensure that executions done on their behalf were just. Continuing Blackstone’s introduction to Book 4:
“Whatever power therefore individuals had of punishing offences against the law of nature, that is now vested in the magistrate alone; who bears the sword of justice by the consent of the whole community. And to this precedent natural power of individuals must be referred that right, which some have argued to belong to every state, (though, in fact, never exercised by any) of punishing not only their own subjects, but also foreign ambassadors, even with death itself; in case they have offended, not indeed against the municipal laws of the country, but against the divine laws of nature, and become liable thereby to forfeit their lives for their guilt.”
That’s right! We entrusted our civil servants to perpetuate the Laws of Nature that created their office.
We are now confronted with a government that denies their duty. They confuse the “created equal” phrase in the Declaration of Independence, which was originally a conclusion that there can be no other law than the law of nature, with a new concept in American jurisprudence. They now boldly proclaim that “murderers and the like” have a “created equal” right to liberty.
Yes, we are all created equal. “… for we are all equal, without any other superior but him who is the author of our being.” In one nation under God, we are all created equal. Because “the right of punishing crimes against the law of nature, as murder and the like, is in a state of mere nature vested in every individual: For it must be vested in somebody; otherwise the laws of nature would be vain and fruitless, if none were empowered to put them in execution” As you can see, today’s progressive protestors claiming to be created equal are perverting the law.
We do not need to rely upon government to perform their duty to bear the sword of justice — even though we delegated to government that authority. We did not abandon the powers “We The People” delegated. The powers NOT delegated by the Constitution are reserved to the people or to the State governments they created. (Amendment 10). Back when we had a Constitutional government, we could duel to the death. We could, in dire circumstances, hang a horsetheif. Any Law Dictionary will tell you: Legibus sumptis desinentibus, lege naturae utendum est. When laws imposed by the state fail, we must act by the law of nature.
The sum of good government
President Jefferson, concluding his first inaugural address, March 4, 1801:
“… a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government… “
• Romans 13 For there is no authority but that of God. Let every soul be subject to the higher authority.
• “We The People” then delegated some authority to their subordinates when they created a government to help them protect their rights. And they required a sworn oath of allegiance of the subordinate actors, as a condition to hold an office.
• Authority reverts back to you, the posterity, when your subordinates fail to secure the blessings of liberty to yourselves and your posterity. Legibus sumptis desinentibus, lege naturae utendum est. When laws imposed by the state fail, we must act by the law of nature.
SOCIAL COMPACT THEORY OF GOVERNMENT
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_compact:
“Social contract arguments typically posit that individuals have consented, either explicitly or tacitly, to surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the authority of the ruler or magistrate (or to the decision of a majority), in exchange for protection of their remaining rights.”
Have your neighbors infused into government an authority that “We The People”, who created government, did not ourselves have? Have they given life to our graven image that it should both speak and demand reverence and to kill? Have they given the graven image a right to demand reverence/worship (such as salute, courtroom oaths, perjury oaths)? Have they given the graven image a right to issue credentials so that all might receive a mark?
Thomas Jefferson was there and he never had such a thought:
• “These are our grievances, which we have thus laid before his Majesty, with that freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people, claiming their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774, page 141
• “the idea is quite unfounded that on entering into society we give up any natural rights.” – Jefferson letter to F. W. Gilmer 1816.
Notice Jefferson’s word entering. You voluntarily enter society. Lawyers hinder your entering, just like it was in Luke 11:52.
Your right to control the government you inherited.
Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, told us that:
“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. ”
If you don’t understand why a president would tell citizens they can overthrow government, then this information is not for you. You have been blinded.
None are so hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. They feed them on falsehoods till wrong looks like right in their eyes. ”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1809
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