Category Archives: Secession

Arbitrariness

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.

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Is Government Preferrable to Anarchy

I’ve noticed many instances of people of all walks discussing some political issue have said something like, “Obviously we don’t want anarchy; that doesn’t work; it’s crazy.” I’ve yet to hear any of those people actually defend that position. It’s something everyone seems to just accept as true. But, I’m not so sure.

First of all, the Bible says there is a purpose for government, and I’m not an anarchist. Romans 13:4 says that the purpose of government is to carry out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. And Romans 13:6 says that for that purpose, we can be required to pay taxes, because the government is a minister of God. Notice they are to carry out God’s wrath–not their own wrath. Criminal justice being the only purpose of government places biblical government much closer to anarchy than to the U.S. form of government, which meddles in every aspect of life.

The problem in America is that government in any way acknowledging Christ is unconstitutional. Therefore, they are doing a terrible job, and they’re not carrying out their God-given purpose in any way, except maybe accidentally in some rare cases. My list of grievances would be ten times longer than the list of grievances given to King George III on July 4, 1776. Only a fraction of what we pay in taxes is used for the only biblical purpose given in Scripture.

The bottom line is that our government, at every level, is unbiblical if not antichrist. So, for people to say that our government is preferrable to anarchy is to claim that unbiblical system A is better than unbiblical system B. Maybe they’re right, and maybe they’re wrong, but I don’t think it’s a foregone conclusion.

The problem is that man is inherently sinful, with a wicked heart (which includes those currently operating our government). But, thankfully, God does limit the amount of evil that takes place. All humans have God’s law written on our hearts, but I think most Americans, even those that are unsaved, still have at least a partially Christian worldview. I think anarchy would be much different if we were predominantly Hindu, Muslim or atheist, so I’m only going to consider what anarchy might be like in America.

Americans seem to generally obey whatever the government tells them to do, even if it creates injustice. Most people seem to do what they’re told. Less than 50 law enforcement officers in this fairly large county keep more than 40,000 people under control. Of course, bad things happen, and bad people are around, but it is generally peaceful and law-abiding. Is that because our government is so great, or because it’s in our nature, or because we’re predominantly Christian or because we’re all brainwashed to respect government in the schools they operate? I don’t really know, but I don’t think the vast majority of people would go around murdering people or driving recklessly if there were no more government tomorrow. There are some who would, just as there are some who do now.

There are some great things that would happen if government ceased to exist tomorrow. Public school would be gone. Taxation, welfare, Social Security, government interference in business would all be gone. Individual theft might go up without government, but the government is by far the biggest thief. Government theft via unjust taxation and currency manipulation dwarf private theft. Even civil asset forfeiture, which is blatant, legalized theft is greater than private theft. So I’d guess that government being gone would cause a huge reduction in overall theft.

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I suppose the worst fear of anarchy is that roving gangs of thugs would crop up causing all kinds of mayhem. I suppose it’s possible, but Americans are a gun-owning people. We’re not exactly defenseless, and who wouldn’t team up with their neighbors to help protect each other? And isn’t that exactly what we have now? Don’t we have roving gangs of thugs making sure everyone has the correct stickers on their license plate at gunpoint? If you’re scared of roving gangs of thugs under anarchy, just do what they tell you to do, and they might even treat you better than the roving gangs of thugs you mindlessly obey now. Maybe you could offer to buy stickers from them annually at exorbitant rates.

And, just because there wouldn’t be anymore forced payouts for substandard, government-provided security services, doesn’t mean there aren’t free market solutions for security. Why couldn’t my neighbors and I voluntarily pay a security guard to drive around the neighborhood at night? And I’m sure security businesses would pop up to compete for people’s business–providing better service at better prices.

Of course, public school being gone might be the greatest benefit of anarchy. Millions of kids are steeped in antichrist religion seven hours per day. Public school has done so much damage to this country. And the whole thing is paid for by property tax, which is collected via threat of confiscation (robbers stealing from you at gunpoint). The whole system is based on socialism, and has done an excellent job of training most of us to be good, little socialists.

Welfare, food stamps, Social Security, etc. being gone would also be a benefit. Christians are commanded to take care of orphans and widows, but government has usurped that job. We would all be better off if charity and churches took care of people on a case-by-case basis. How much greater would the influence of Christianity be if churches had greater involvement in taking care of people’s day-to-day needs rather than people getting a government check?

On the issue of abortion, anarchy would be bad for the preborn, but obviously, our government isn’t helping so it’s a wash. This is definitely one area that government should be involved in as God’s servants to carry out His wrath on murderers.

There are many other issues to be discussed, but I think anarchy would be preferrable to the government we have. How much worse can that unbiblical option be over the unbiblical option of government we have now?

This is an interesting quote from Alexis de Tocqueville, whose observations come from his time in early America, taken from this worthwhile article.

“At the time of Tocqueville’s observations (in the 1830s), “the means available to the authorities for the discovery of crimes and arrest of criminals [were] few,” yet Tocqueville doubted “whether in any other country crime so seldom escapes punishment.” Citizens handled most crimes informally, forming committees to catch criminals and hand them over to the courts. Private mobs in early America dealt with larger threats to public safety and welfare, such as houses of ill fame. Nothing struck a European traveler in America, wrote Tocqueville, more than the absence of government in the streets.”

Of course, mobs are good if they are righteous mobs. Unrighteous mobs are bad. I think the bottom line is that there is no good form of government for wicked people.

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Secession

The following is from Bill Evans:

Think an election or a simple act of nullification can change Leviathan? You have no idea of how pervasive and evil the U.S. government is (along with its countless, multi-layered, unelected agencies, departments and bureaus) a fiat currency system run by globalist families, and virtual economic slavery via a tax upon your productivity, reducing us to indentured servitude.

Secession (peaceful separation…if possible) is the biblical response to tyranny; it was the founders response. A national, central government with a messiah complex. is unfixable, precisely because it IS unbiblical.

In the same way that the church, through the ministry of the word of God instructs individuals, families, and ecclesiastical powers, it should be informing civil government and the people, that God’s Law-Word provides the only solutions to our problems. The solution to tyranny presented in God’s word is separation, followed by the establishment of a Christian republic (trinitarian/theonomic,)
aka ‘A shining city on a hill.’

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How Great Is America?

Going along with yesterday’s post, here is some anecdotal evidence of the problems America has from the perspective of a Canadian who has been living in Taiwan for years.

It’s hard to compare quality of life and levels of freedom from country to country, but this guy has some interesting things to say.

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America Worship

This country abounds with idolatry. We conservatives and Christians take great pride in our country and we stand when the flag passes by in a parade. We say the pledge of allegiance. We shed a tear during a moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before every sporting event.

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If you want to get a real reaction out of people, don’t do those things. Stay seated when they stand. Don’t put your hand over your heart, and see what happens. They will act as if you spit on their idol. Because you have, not literally spit, but you have not paid homage to their literal idol. They idolize our country, and once you see that truth, it will make you sick to your stomach.

I’m grateful to live here; we have it pretty comfortable. But I worship Jesus Christ alone–not my comfort and not the country that’s helped provide it. It is definitely not above criticism, and I don’t particularly care whether someone observes the religious ceremonies.

But the standard for America, and how great it is, isn’t other countries. We measure any country by the standard that God provides in His law. We have no idea what justice is apart from His law. We have no idea what good and evil are apart from His law. Does America provide justice? Is America a morally good country? The answer to those questions is a resounding NO. Are we doing better than some other countries. Yes. Are we doing better than every other country? I don’t know.

Many of us have a limited perspective–including myself. My parents wanted to never travel outside of the USA. We drove to every one of the lower 48 states, but just crossed over the Canada and Mexico borders a few miles, and only briefly. I think that the PR they put out is that many other parts of the world are dangerous and backward. I’m sure there are plenty of places that are, but many that aren’t.

Where God’s law is, there is liberty. This list ranks America as the 11th freest country in the world.  11TH! This is supposed to be the land of the free–the greatest nation in the world. We rank behind Estonia. Most Americans couldn’t even find Estonia on a map. Chile ranks ahead of us. Most Americans are too afraid to go to Chile. I’m personally ashamed to be ranked 11th.

And, if you’re an unborn baby, you’re considered sub-human and you can be ripped apart limb from limb. How’s that for justice and freedom? They have no right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The words in the pledge of allegiance are false. I refuse to say them, because I see it as a creepy religious ceremony AND the words are complete BS. As the purpose of this website is to encourage secession, I believe it is definitely not indivisible.

SHAMEFUL:

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How About This?

Here’s an idea for peaceful secession.  Someone opens a small office somewhere, and puts a sign up saying, “City Hall”, “County Courthouse”, “State Capitol” and maybe even “Capitol of the United States of America”.

The current government is based on circular logic. The law applies to you, because the law says it applies to you. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me. The law of the new government will apply to me because the new law says it will apply to me. In reality, it should apply, because it will be a government submitted to Christ, and His law applies to everyone.

The beauty of some dinky, cheap little office is that that is what government is supposed to be–dinky and cheap. What we have now is a grandiose, expensive monstrosity. The Pueblo County courthouse is like a cathedral with beautiful paintings, a great rotunda, gold leaf (I don’t know if it’s gold leaf or gold paint). I would guess the clerk and recorder’s office has 25 foot ceilings.

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The inside of the [state capitol] building is adorned with what is believed to be the entire known supply of Colorado Rose Onyx, a rare rose marble from a quarry near Beulah, Colorado. White Yule Marble from the quarries near Marble, Colorado, was also used throughout the building for the floors.
Fremont County has a beautiful, though slightly less luxurious building. But the Colorado state capitol is an ostentatious building. It dwarfs the Pueblo County Courthouse and it is dwarfed by government buildings in DC. Government ought to be small and plain. Every piece of gold leaf in the state capitol was purchased with stolen money.

So, if this office to be opened would be an alternative government to the existing monstrosity. There would be no taxes. It would not be executive (making laws) but strictly judicial as Romans 13 explains. The only purpose of government is to punish evildoers. Not to issue currency, build roads, educate children, help the poor, etc.

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The Declaration of Independence says it is our right to institute a new government. That is their document. That is what they’ve based their government on. They have no other basis. They’ve abandoned the Lord Jesus Christ as a basis.

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Swarms of Officers

Operating a business in this country is living out the Declaration of Independence. One of the grievances listed says, “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

Some pencil pusher from the state asked my partner if he’s filled out a DR740XYZ form the other day. Who knows what that form is about, but I’m sure it is so that they can tax us more efficiently.

In America in 1776, was it worse than what I’m going through today? I don’t know, but I’m dealing with city, county and the state in this deal from tax agents to building inspectors, and it never seems to end. Even the feds have requirements for flood insurance. The government has their hand in every aspect of the business.

When are the American people going to wake up? When are we going to realize this isn’t the land of the free anymore?

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What More Do You Need?

hitler5We’re all at a different place in noticing things. Some people notice them quickly, and some were busy when certain things were happening or whatever. But, anyone reading this no longer has an excuse.

The U.S. Navy is naming an oil ship after Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist from the 1970s. 

We think of nations as being on the right side or the wrong side. The USSR was on the wrong side, Nazi Germany, Castro’s Cuba, etc. They were doing evil things. They also do some good things, right? They’re not 100% evil–no one can be. But they were on the wrong side.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but when your nation names a navy ship after a flagrant homosexual, you’re on the wrong side.

Maybe you’re not as bad as the USSR who killed 20 million people. Woops. We’ve dwarfed their 20 million with our 60 million aborted babies.

Maybe you’re not as bad as Nazi Germany starting unjust wars. Woops. The Iraq war is unjust, and has killed millions of innocent Iraqis, and has decimated the Christian population of Iraq, which was living in peace.

Maybe you’re not as socialist as the Cuban commies. Woops. We’ve recently socialized 14% of our economy under Obamacare. And we’ve had socialist public schools, police, fire services, roads, libraries, and on and on for a long time.

In case you missed all of those items, the U.S. Navy has named a ship after a homosexual rights activist. If that isn’t blatant, in-your-face evil, I don’t know what is.

Does this cause you to doubt whether you should say the pledge of allegiance? Does it make you wonder what you should do the next time you’re at a sporting event, and they play the Star Spangled Banner? I hope it does. I hope them naming this ship after this guy is a straw that breaks the camel’s back for many people.

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Biblical Pledges of Allegiance

I saw this post on Facebook listing the pledges of allegiance in the Bible. They’re in the Bible, so that means they’re biblical, right? I hope these make you think about whether saying the pledge of allegiance to the American flag is a good idea.

Daniel 3:3-6 Then the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces gathered for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. And they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. And the herald proclaimed aloud, “You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.  And whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace.

Daniel 6:6-7 Then these high officials and satraps came by agreement to the king and said to him, “O King Darius, live forever! All the high officials of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

John 19:15 They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”

Oh say can you Caesar?

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