I wrote about Eric Garner when he was choked to death on the street for selling loose cigarettes and resisting arrest. His murderer, an NYPD officer, was found not guilty, of course. I’ve been thinking about it off and on ever since.
So many people (mostly brain-dead conservatives and Christians) hold the theory that you should never resist arrest, yet nearly seem to worship the founding fathers who resisted arrest attempts of British authorities. There is no reconciling this in any logical fashion. Shockingly, it is vogue among Christians who have seen this contradiction to say the founding fathers were in sin. Regardless, both camps would hold that anyone resisting arrest today gets whatever they deserve.
Eric Garner was placed under arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The main issue is that he was not paying the proper taxes. The question is whether that is a just law or an unjust law. Justice is an absolute, and the only basis for determining whether a law is just is to compare it to the standard of God’s law. Certainly, under God’s law, this was neither a crime or a sin. Therefore, Garner had every right to resist his arrest, for this law was nothing more than tyrants making up arbitrary laws based on their own idolatry.
I certainly wish that Garner hadn’t died that day, but as far as I’m concerned he’s an American hero on par with the founding fathers. He stood alone against tyranny. I hope that someday there will be streets named after him.
American conservatism and Christianity seems to be anything but conservative or Christian. I hope that someday all of these duped “conservatives” will recognize their inconsistency and pastors will start preaching the whole counsel of God’s law.
Happy Independence Day, slave.
I ran across this on Facebook. I wanted to show these shocking responses from police and their supporters. These people are sick and uneducated.
I’ll start with the original post, and then show some of the comments.
Have you ever thought about how the Declaration of Independence led to the patriots killing cops?
Independence Day is just a few days away, and I’d like to think a little bit about how the whole thing came about. There were 13 colonies, and they chose delegates in various ways. There was nothing magical about these guys. There was nothing magical about how they were chosen to imbue them with special powers. There was no magic number of delegates from each state that gave them special rights to speak for their jurisdiction or for a new country.
What if a few states, counties, neighborhoods or households got together and chose a few people and they went off to discuss what to do about the tyranny we face? There would be nothing magical about them. They would have no special powers. There might even be people in their jurisdictions would disagree with what they were saying. But they would have just as much right as the founding fathers.
They could, just as easily as the founding fathers, choose to throw out their government, and institute a new one. That is a right that the founders cited in the Declaration of Independence. We must still possess that same right. Government is a business like any other, and it is immoral for them to provide any service at gunpoint. Might does not make right.
The cause of the founding fathers was blessed by God, because they were underdogs suffering under a “long train of abuses and usurpations”, and they had a righteous desire for self-determination. Well, I know plenty of people like that, and if they had their act together, they can do the same thing.
What a wicked woman! The more I think about it the more covetousness I see in the public sphere. You have to watch all the way to the end of this 1:43 video. She’s upset because she can’t crush this guy like she crushes everyone else. Even when poor people beg her not to crush them, she still does it.
I like the guy’s strategy. Use their own system against them. I hope it didn’t cost him as much as it cost the city. I don’t think it would be too hard to do things like lawfare more efficiently than the government, but I don’t know.
Make every step of the way more difficult for them. Never comply the first time. Fight them as much as possible. Cost them as much money as possible.
I told someone that the cops should arrest abortionists for murder, and they said that would be anarchy. Here is my response. Please check out the link, and take the time to read that important article.
If the Nazi guards at the concentration camps had disobeyed orders to kill Jews, would that have been anarchy? Six million murdered Jews is anarchy. Sixty million dead American babies dwarfs Hitler’s anarchy. The Bible only ever refers to man’s laws as lawlessness, i.e. anarchy. Check out this article.
All unlawful orders must be disobeyed. Abortionists rest easy at night knowing there are no good cops.
The Tenth Amendment gives the states the right to do what is right, regardless of what the federal government says. Several states are doing this already. Colorado has legalized marijuana (with their typical zillion micromanaging constraints). Several cities are sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants where law enforcement ignore federal laws.
The problem is that liberal states and localities want to ignore certain laws, and conservative states (which seem to lack the guts of liberals and only ever toe the federal line as far as I know) would want to ignore other laws. Conservatives and Christians would point at the liberals and say, “You must obey federal law.” Liberals would do the same thing if conservatives ever ignored any federal laws.
Is there a standard that we should be using to judge whether a federal law is just or unjust? Is there a standard that would apply to liberals and conservatives? Is there a standard that a governor, sheriff, county clerk, or cop could point to to explain why they are ignoring a law? In fact, there is a transcendent, absolute standard to appeal to: God’s law. God’s law is righteous, just and good.
Cities, counties and states should be ignoring federal and state laws that allow for mothers and doctors to murder unborn babies, because that is what is the right thing to do under God’s law. They should also be ignoring all drug prohibition laws, anti-free immigration laws, income tax laws and on and on, because that is what God’s law teaches.
So, whenever a Christian says, “I hope Trump sticks it to those sanctuary cities” they’re just shooting themselves in the foot.
I came across a comment on Facebook that got me thinking. It’s from an anarchocapitalist:
The idea is not to dismantle the U.S. government. The idea is to teach people a system of morality that is universal; that “don’t steal” and “don’t kill” applies to everybody. Once people everywhere, all over the world, understand this basic concept and would cringe at the idea of ruling, taxation and war then all governments will dissolve on their own. Spreading anarchism is a bottom up approach not a top down one.
The part where he says, “The idea is to teach people a system of morality that is universal; that “don’t Steal” and “don’t kill” applies to everybody.” caught me. That is a very good summation of the Great Commission.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20).
Jesus said to teach the nations to observe all that He has commanded. The anarchist says we need to teach people universal morality, and even mentions two of the Ten Commandments. I don’t know if he’s a Christian or not, but universal morality can only come from the God of the Bible.
The job of Christians is to teach the nations all the He’s commanded, but we have done such a terrible job of that. Our problem seems to be four fold:
This reminds me of what Bojidar Marinov said. He’s speaking specifically of police, but it applies to all areas of tyrannical government:
“Every single positive change in history starts with change in our hearts, and change in the pulpit. Which means, concerning the standing occupying army of police, we need to first change our hearts and trust God that maintaining a social order is not the same as having a standing army for terrorizing the population. Then we need to purge the pulpits of any preacher who supports the existence of police, or the existence of any other tyranny. At the very least, do not support with your money pulpits which support tyranny.”
I’m ashamed to say it, but I believe Christians are to blame for the tyranny we are suffering under, because we are no longer preaching biblical morality. We need to do better.