The Constitutions Part X
Part I: The people were “not a party” to the Constitution.
Part II: There are two forms of government - free and not free.
Part III: The people opposed the Constitution for good cause.
Part IV: Consolidation of power by men is a rejection of God.
Part V: To retain rights you must accept responsibility.
Part VI: Applications, oaths and affirmations lead to bondage.
Part VII: Man gave his birth right for a bowl of benefits.
Part VIII: A corporate creation becomes a ravenous beast.
Part IX: The unwise and wicked are snared in a religion of the state where the idle serve idols created by their own hands unto their condemnation.
For the people?
“If a man shall begin with certainties,
he shall end in doubts;
but if he will be content to begin with doubts,
he shall end in certainties.”1
Patrick Henry began to argue against the Constitution because he had doubts about its wisdom. “What right had they [the group that wrote the Constitution] to say ‘We the People,’ instead ‘We, the States’.”
“The people, to be sure”, said Madison, were parties to the compact, but “not the people as composing one great body.” Rather, it is the “people as composing thirteen sovereignties.” Madison added, “Were it… a consolidated government, the assent of a majority of the people would be sufficient for its establishment: and, as a majority have adopted it already, the remaining States would be bound by the act of the majority, even if they unanimously reprobated it…. But, sir, no state is bound by it, as it is, without its own consent.”
In the course of these pages we have seen that the majority of people in those days rejected the Constitution of the United States including many of the renowned early American “Patriots”. The people would not have ratified it by states or as a whole nation.
The state’s authority to ratify was seriously in question. They were not democracies but republics in a pure sense. Their sovereignty rested independent of its form of government, which rested with the people individually and not as composing one great body.
One of the great frauds of modern education is that the nature of a pure republic is the same as an indirect democracy. By even modern accounts the constitution was ‘illegally ratified’, as it violated the prior unanimous compacts among the states.2 It was adopted by the states but was a departure from the lawful government. Because of its lack of popularity - it was itself a revolution against the governing by the people.
Those early Republics as we have also seen had no authority to subjugate the free people to the will of this new government without their individual consent. Such consent could not come from the legislated congresses with only a titular authority as long as the people retained their endowed rights in word and deed.
History shows us that once governments are given an exercising authority that there will be a steady gleaning of more power from people who depend upon, apply to, and participate in the offered benefits, gifts, and gratuities of the new corporate State.
Patrick Henry’s opening speech of June 4, 1788, in opposition to the unapproved Constitution, warned: “A Wrong Step Now and the Republic Will Be Lost Forever.” Clearly he believed the Republic predated the constitution and he prophetically was concerned about what the Constitution would provide.
He continued to warn, “If this new Government will not come up to the expectation of the people, and they should be disappointed - their liberty will be lost, and tyranny must and will arise. I repeat it again, and I beg Gentlemen to consider, that a wrong step made now will plunge us into misery, and our Republic will be lost.”
Men imagine themselves free in democracies because they are comfortable - but in a democracy, no one is free from their neighbor. Even after its creation the warnings continued to flow from men like John Marshall, who wrote:
“The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare, nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements.”
“No political dreamer was ever wild enough to think of breaking down the lines which separate the States, and of compounding the American people into one common mass.”
“Indeed, in a free government almost all other rights would become worthless if the government possessed power over the private fortune of every citizen.”
Eventhough many noble sentiments were incorporated within its pages, the Constitution violated not only the wisdom, but also the precepts of God that have come down to us through the ages and some of the most basic tenets of Christ’s teachings.
Constitutional limitations have been overcome by the greed and avarice of the people through contracts, application and participation. The corporate creature constituted by writ and act has become the monster through its vast bureaucracy, myriad of laws, special interest, industrial and commercial influence till the people are little more than merchandise.
The Democracy Cult
The temptation to rule our neighbors and be corrupted by that power, devours the soul of good men. Only Jesus passed the test.
“Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men without a consequent loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt.” Patrick Henry.
The constitution created an indirect democracy in the heart of the republic and attempted to chain and control it by the virtue and wisdom of the people. The people have created a common mass.
“I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and courts. These are false hopes, believe me; these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no Constitution, no law, no court can save it.”3
Democracy is no answer, indirect or pure. All have a hand in the covetous collection of our “neighbor’s goods”. The soiled sin of plundering our neighbors through taxation and usury is a cancer of the soul from which no society may recover.
A democracy is a government of the people - or at least 51% of them but it is not necessarily a government “for the people”. It is a collective government, composing one great body. Instead of the individual freeman the mob is King.
In order to gain from the gifts, gratuities, and benefits of a Democracy, one must be willing to take something from his neighbor. Dependence on those benefits graced by the benefactors of the state, automatically brings about a new state of mind in the people---and a new corporate state is born out of their collective dependence. “Dependence begets subservience and venality,4 suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”5
Covetous ambition changes men. Their own greed and sloth in turn changes the world in which they live. When they have power over their neighbor, though that power be small, it corrupts them, it tempts and taints their souls. They become addicted to their own desires, sloth, avarice, and self indulgence until they equate freedom with comfort, liberty with affluence, and the responsibility bestowed on them by God as an intolerable burden.
In a Democracy the voice of the people elect men who call themselves benefactors and guarantee certain advantages and blessings to the people. They swear to provide them but in return, demand allegiance. These Benefactors take on the responsibility of care and provide but obtain a corresponding power to exercise authority, demand compliance, and extract support.
“Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.” Abraham Lincoln
When we were convinced that it was no longer a sin to desire benefits at the expense of our neighbor “Faith, Hope, and Charity began for to flee out of our Church”.6 It is this custom and practice of coveting even a buckle of our neighbors that separates us from the order of Melchisedec - each man becomes George III and a traitor to freedom and liberty, to God and Christ. takes on the role or office of Protector, Patron, or Patronus.
“He who can alter my state of mind, is my master.”7
The Kingdom of God has always relied upon the freewill offerings of the people to fill its treasuries for love is the treasure we seek. In the Kingdom it is better to give than receive. The Church was appointed a kingdom to serve and feed Christ’s flock. Their titular leaders were the best servants who give to others rather than keep for themselves. The Church was the last servant government. When our minds were changed the Church changed.
Cults of the Governed
A cult is often “an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, esp. as manifested by a body of admirers”. We see reference to movie stars and musicians having cult followers. There are many “patriots” who could be said to belong to the constitutional cult. There are also religious cults defined as a “particular system of religious worship, esp. with reference to its rites and ceremonies.”8
The term “cult” has taken on a derogatory sense. The negative idea of a cult usually stems from the belief that a given religion is “false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader.” I have no doubt Moses and Christ were considered cult leaders by those who opposed them.
The Bible tells us of the inherited flaws in man’s nature. From Cain to Pharaoh and from Caesar to the present day the folly of giving men power over society to secure it or obtain the feeling of security has been well documented - though often blurred by our own pride and vanity.
When the voice of the people chose leaders to do what they failed to do, despite the warnings of Samuel they became members of a cult. They were following a false, unorthodox, and extremist, with members moving outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader, Saul. A new orthodoxy was born, what was false was now true, what was extreme became acceptable.
The Kings of Israel exercised authority under certain constitutional limitations, but drove a wedge in the heart of the republic under the direction of a charismatic leader. Augustus Caesar was elected by an electoral college, strangling the republic. George Washington enjoyed a similar popularity and became the first President of the United States, and indirect federal democracy within the republic. To George III Washington was not only a rebel and traitor but a cult leader.
The power these charismatic leaders received from the people often corrupted them, consistently corrupted their office of authority and eventually made a beast of the governments they led. Central power always contributes to the sloth of the people.
The story repeats itself age upon age, but the tragedy does not stop man from returning to the same state of subjection.
“I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Ex 20:1-2.
We imagine that God is only concerned about our attention or worship of dead stone idols but it is the spirit of what they represent. We see idolatry everywhere we place a man or idea upon a pedestal of power. This is idolatry. The civic institutions where men offer their own blood sacrifices, the flesh and freedom of generations to come, and pray for the gratuitous grace of men who are no gods are the altars of the heathen.
The stone monuments of the past represent the authority and jurisdiction of rulers. When the weak or the wicked elevate princes, potentates, presidents, prime ministers and priests to rule in ranks9 upon pedestals of power or pomp they oppress10 the virtue of mankind and betray God, Christ and the prophets.
“And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.” Luke 22:2511
The United States Constitution was designed according to Roman precepts, not Christ’s. The good intentions of the men involved in its creation does not relieve the error. What the people have done since was predicted and warned by men and history itself.
“Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.” Jer 34:17
The Culture of the Kingdom
Religion was the way society cared for its needy. Corban, Qurban or Korban was the sacrifice by the people of society, for the people of society who needed charitable assistance. It’s the system that received the substance of their sacrifice on their instituted civic altars. Then men who managed those altars were called priests, minsters, living stones etc..
A society may have numerous ways in which they bind themselves together. The nature of those bonds are fused in the virtue or lack of virtue in their own hearts. Pure religion was carrying for the needy of their society without the power of the State.12 The Pharisees tried an enforced form of social welfare they had seen in Rome. It made the governing authorities more powerful and weakened the people.
The Bible is a book about government. It is about governments that make merchandise and subjects of men and about governments that allow men to be free souls under God.
Cain started the first civil government recorded in the Bible.
Nimrod was a mighty provider instead of the LORD. Abraham departed from the city states and set up an alternative system. Pharaoh ruled over the people who sinned against their brother. Moses led millions in a free government of the people.13
John the Baptist and Christ came preaching a kingdom of charity. The Apostles chosen by Christ and ministers chosen by the people were the government that blotted out the law of the Pharisees14 that brought the people into bondage.15
The Kingdom Annotated
Christ’s Kingdom was not a part of Rome16 or its harsh ways.17
The Kingdom of God is a form government based on free will, virtue, faith, liberty,18 and love.19
The Kingdom of God requires its citizens20 to tend to the weightier matters of law, judgment, mercy and faith.21
In the Kingdom of God “the administration of civil affairs”22 was according to the ways of Christ and Heaven.
The Kingdom of God is at hand23 and it was appointed.24
The Kingdom of God was not to be like the other nations25 including Rome - and therefore also the United States.
Israel was a government and nation without a king.26
Samuel warned the people about returning to central ruling power.27
Until John the Baptist the governments of the world followed the way of force to maintain order.28
The kingdom had been from generation to generation.29
Jesus preached a kingdom that was at hand.30
He was hailed as a king.31
Did the acts of the king.32
Instructed men about a present kingdom.33
Admitted that he was the king.35
Internationally accepted as king.36
He appointed that Kingdom as promised.37
Sent out His disciples as Ambassadors38 to that kingdom.
Told us to preach the kingdom.39
Whose ministers worked daily in the temple.40
The temple was a government building.41
Seek ye that Kingdom of God.42
Jesus was setting up a government Of the People, By the People and For the People, just as Abraham and Moses had done.
It was a pure republic43 because the benefactors, ministers of the Church, could not exercise authority one over the other. They were to be servants of servants.
The power of state was retained in the estate of every family and the government ministers were titular. They had no central treasury but depended on a network of faith, hope and charity.
The ministers of that holy government could make no treaty for the whole nation. They had no standing army nor cavalry but were free souls under the God of heaven through Christ on Calvary.
Israel, with its Church in the wilderness, and the early Christian community and Christ’s Church, His little flock, whom He appointed “a kingdom”, served one another in the Kingdom of God from generation to generation.
Matthew called it the “Kingdom of Heaven”.44 The people who sought to be a part of that form of government lived by faith, hope and charity. Many of them became free from things public, living under the perfect law of liberty.45 As the world decayed under its own corruption the table of the Lord sustained the faithful who increasingly came to the fullness of that liberty in Christ.
Israel had been kicked out of Egypt and Christian who received the Baptism of Christ were kicked out of the bondage of the Pharisees that made the word of God to none effect.46
Christians made no agreements with other men or governments that might keep them from obeying the commandments of God.47 It was a government where the people needed to learn to govern themselves, where they were to come together in virtue being as concerned about their neighbor’s rights, as much as they were concerned about their own.48
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Mt 6:33
May we all seek the kingdom and its righteousness, may we receive it in our hearts and minds and may we manifest that kingdom in our words and deeds, using our heads and our hands to do the will of our Father in Heaven on earth from this day forward unto the end of time.
“And the second [is] like, [namely] this, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’ There is none other commandment greater than these.” Mr 12:31
This Kingdom was a government where there was no earthly Father or Patronus demanding your obedience other than your own natural Father and your Father in Heaven. Family came first.
“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” Exodus 20:12
If a government is truly a benefit to the people the leaders must truly love the people more than they love themselves. Everything they would do would strengthen the family. There could be no replacement or usurpation of the responsibilities or the rights of the family.
No natural choice would be compelled, no gratuity could be granted or would be received accept in charity. Such systems of liberty would require the diligent practice of virtue on every level of society.
“What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for yourself the alternative of choice. Without the responsibility and exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.”49
Every “right to choose” in the hand of the government is evidence of diminishing the rights of man and an abdication of rights granted by God to those who are no gods. Throughout history there are stories of good men gone bad under the temptation of power and authority granted by people who reject God, elect leaders who can exercise authority and are corrupted, both leader and people.
Leviticus 19:18 “ ... thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD.” See also, Zechariah 8:17. And James 2:8, “If ye fulfil the royal [kings] law according to the scripture, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:’”
This was wise political advice from a Prince to His people. It was also a warning to free people everywhere concerning the mystery of God’s kingdom and how to remain a free nation.
“For this, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet’; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself’.” Ro 13:9
Peter, an Ambassador of Jesus The Christ, told us that many would follow their perniciousness and speak evil.50 He warned that people will be deceived by vain words, and because of their covetous hearts would become members, merchandise, things.51
The people would deny the power and right of the Kingdom appointed by Christ and sealed in His blood upon the cross and make covenants with those who do not believe in love and charity, faith or hope and go whoring after their gods.
He explained that though we had escaped the sins of these systems of bondage because of our rejection of God that we would again be entangled again and it would be worse than before.52
We must first accept our own part before we point any finger, but there can be no doubt the Church has failed to preach the kingdom. The precepts of God and the ways of Christ have been neglected for an easy and faltering salvation.
The people have worked iniquity53 under the license of the church that preaches a damnable heresy.54 Peter made it clear that it was the duty of the Ministers of Christ to maintain an entrance to the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.55
From Abraham to Moses to Jesus the people have been entangled in the rudiments and elements of the world and the prophets came to set the captives free so that they could live under God the Father. This was the Gospel of the Kingdom.
“And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts...” Ps 119:45
God wants men to be free souls under Him and not under any other authority. Nor does he want us to give power to men that will corrupt them and us.
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
We are to repent.56
It is the spirit, nature, and righteousness of His kingdom that leads us, guides us and grants us that freedom endowed by our Father. Nothing less than the virtue, life and blood of Christ will save us in this world or the next.
The Kingdom does not come through observation but in our loving and striving to return to and do the will of our Father.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness...” Matthew 6:33 [Luke 12:31]
Seeking the Kingdom is to seek to love one another, care for one another, provide for one another. If Christ is to be with us in our midst, we must gather in His name and according to His character of love and forgiveness, charity and sacrifice. If we love Christ then we will not covet each others goods, labor, life for our own benefit or security, but will take delight in His thanksgiving.
There is a way for societies to live together without force and those who believe should and must come together and begin to set the table of the LORD and seek His Kingdom first.
The end of lies, is the beginning of prayer.
“From the Cowardice that shrinks from new truth,
From the Laziness that is content with half-truths,
From the Arrogance that thinks it knows all truth,
Oh, God of Truth, deliver us.”
An ancient Hebrew prayer
Contracts, Covenants, and Constitutions
The book Contract, Covenants, and Constitutions, reveals the contrasting nature of a free government and those established by contract. It brings the original Constitution of the United States into historical contexts and the change in the modern American government into a unique revealing perspective. It also takes a detailed look at the prohibition in the Bible concerning government by contract; the Biblically delegated elements for constitutions; and the debt and bondage that always results from the failure to adhere to Godly precepts.
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