FREEDOM AND THE STATE
THE STATE WE DESERVE
We are living in a time that when the State provides the people with something beneficial it is accompanied by something evil. Measures ostensibly used to protect us also contribute to our enslavement. Airport security was put in place to protect airplanes from hijackers by subjecting the public to an invasion of their privacy and a demeaning loss of control. Propaganda about public safety is accompanied by a push to ban guns. Liberty and equality are popular devices for increasing State power. While there is much talk about equalitarianism, protecting our freedom and other social leveling programs freedom robbing law will be used for implementation. Totalitarian laws pass quietly through the congress and remain remote until the State deems more leverage is needed. Rushdoony notes that the reign of Diocletian in ancient Rome was characterized by propaganda emphasizing “power to the people”. This popular idea was accompanied by burgeoning enslavement.
The American people have and are helping the State to become an idol – a false god. They have rejected the God of the Bible deploring His law with the same fear they exhibit against Sharia law. Because they will not accept His legal standards, they are ready and willing to accept the injustices that characterize laws created by humans. This rejection of the God of the Bible has resulted in the loss of the criterion for justice and has allowed the government we thought we could control to become fully despotic. At first it seemed wonderful that we could elect a government and control it through our votes; so, we backed such a government. But now that government has gotten out of control and instead of us controlling it, it controls us – completely, including our sex life, our marriages, our media, and our elected officials. Now we are in dire need of a just government that is honest and bent on bringing us freedom but the monster we have tolerated does to us what it wills. Now the only hope is for a return to the just law of our creator and this will require our citizens to accept the entire Gospel, both the Old Testament and New Testament.
Our leaders are also at fault, but the major sin comes from our people who have chosen a secular government instead of the justice, freedom, and prosperity promised by the government of the God of the Bible.
I am an old man who has lived through some of the manipulations of the elite world controllers. The Big Depression that began in 1929 was a deliberate attempt to create a Socialist government by restricting the money supply, creating a depression and robbing citizens of the product of their labor. It was successful through the efforts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who created Social Security, and various government work programs. Despite Roosevelt’s freedom robbing programs the depression lasted through the 1930s and was finally broken by WWII. Messianic government was a product of the Big Depression. The people began to depend on the government to care for them replacing a dependence on God. Though during the 1930s we were still enjoying the wonderful freedom the embers of Biblical government created, the clouds of totalitarianism had already created severe thunder storms.
Quickly following WWII, wars were created in Korea, Viet Nam, and finally in Iraq. This Twenty First Century war that began in Iraq has now lasted for sixteen years saddling the nation and its people with a debt of over Twenty Trillion Dollars. The war has produced nothing beneficial to our nation, the benefits have been to the rogue nation of Israel. As the Twenty First Century unfolds the consolidation of industry has continued at an ever-increasing pace. Fascism is a totalitarian form of government with authority coming from the top down. As each of these massive mergers is completed the number of industrial units become smaller and easier to control. If you think the totalitarian governments of Germany, Russia, and China were cruel wait until you see the full force of the new world order as it consumes the United States of America!
Legal systems are religious. They are the basis of the religion of a nation. God’s law was the original foundation of the United States of America. Our nation was created by a Constitution that promised religious freedom. We never think of our government as having anything to do with religion, but the sovereign of a nation creates the religion of that nation and the intellect of man is the sovereign of the United States of America. Because men are various in their opinions and beliefs, power must become centralized to maintain order. The State is the agency for the centralization of power. All religions are exclusive by nature. Humanism is no exception. We now see an antagonism developing between Christianity and Humanism. The God of the Bible claims absolute exclusivity and sovereignty and the new religion of our nation makes the same claim. As time goes on Christians will be treated with ever-increasing disdain.
Since the nation and its churches have become antinomian the word sin has faded from our vernacular. But our thoughtlessness has not touched God’s awareness. He knows that we as individuals and as a nation are a rebellious people guilty of usurping His dominion with our evil notions. Our sinful behavior has allowed a wicked cabal to gain power over the earth and we will suffer under it until He decides to change hearts. This new power structure has come about because the legal standards that God gave us in His Word have not been set in place to prevent alien legal systems from developing. The quasi-Christians that make up a large share of our population have ignored Biblical law and have no way of countering this new evil law which is being passed and imposed without a real challenge. Christians may sometimes be vocal in their condemnation but the rejection of God’s legal system, has left them with nothing to replace it.
The State is responsible for dispensing justice and maintaining peace. It is not vested with the responsibility of equalitarianism, welfare, excess taxation, foreign wars, the money supply, or the regulation of individual behavior. Responsibility for most of the problems of a nation should be in the hands of the Fathers of families. This would diversify power and protect us from totalitarianism. A sound Biblical doctrine has been sacrificed on the pagan altar of intellect with the mentally superior individuals believing they have a right to rule. This widespread secular idea is the source of much of our present dilemma. Human beings are evil and given the opportunity they will always attempt to enslave those they deem inferior and even their peers at times. Apparently, the elite world rulers have never watched their young children take toys away from each other and demand the right to do so. They do not believe human beings have evil hearts and must be reborn and restrained. Over and over again they have devised systems of government to bring about a peaceful and prosperous society and over and over again they have failed. It is time to try another system!
On Pg. 973 of Vol. III of “An Informed Faith” Rushdoony wrote, “The state, which under God is to be a ministry of justice, has become instead men’s sovereign and savior. It has become a great and evil power because men have willed it so. It has seemed good to have a god-state which man can control by his votes, but that god-state is out of control now and it is controlling men and steadily confiscating their freedom, families, wealth, and more. (para.) Men cannot expect politics and the state to change unless they first are changed. They cannot indict the state with any moral standing for claiming all powers in all spheres when man has limited God’s claims on themselves and their possessions.”