Covenant And Contract In America

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 4 weeks ago

Via WRSA, this piece at The Burning Platform is interesting.

What do I owe to my country?  Its central government is thoroughly and irredeemably corrupt. It is bankrupt both fiscally and morally. As of this writing, its judiciary has shown itself incapable of defending the Republic against the depredations of leftist rabble. The tentacles of its bureaucracy reach into the lives and wallets of the productive class “eating out the substance of the people” exactly as Jefferson warned.  Yet still, with the stench of corruption and theft pervading the country, this government  assumes my loyalty.

What, pray tell, has it done to deserve it? Mobs of the indoctrinated expect that we should all just “get over it” and “come together to heal” as if the gangrenous clot of necrotic tissue that is the political culture of this nation will ever heal.  Our rulers, our media, and half our “countrymen” piss down our backs and still insist it’s raining. The fealty of helots is what the Lords of Washington expect. They will not get it from me.

The loyalty of free men is reserved for a government of equals, not an aristocracy of reptiles. The latter is what we suffer now. The former we once possessed, but it lies now in the dust of history. The outward form and function remain, but the spirit of liberty, which animated it, has gone. The ties by which free men bind themselves voluntarily to any form of government have long since been sundered by the actions of those who have chosen to rule rather than govern. I will not suffer those ties to become shackles.

Since my forbears bequeathed to me a form of government that no longer exists, I am released from further obligation to the abomination that has replaced it. My loyalty, like my liberty, belongs to me and me alone. It is mine to give or to withdraw as I see fit. I owe the rulers of this land nothing: not life, not liberty, not the pursuit of my own happiness. These things are mine from my first breath to my last gasp. They cannot be abrogated, regulated, or terminated by the denizens of a distant city who presume to know what is best for me. These…people (I do not have the words for the contempt I feel for them) have polluted our forms of government, destroying what they can, dismantling what they cannot.

Everywhere is grift and graft. They have taken nearly everything, yet they still want more. They want my body shackled, my spirit humbled, and my mind enslaved. They try to steal the very breath from my body with their filthy rags. They have trampled upon my God-given rights, indoctrinated my children, accused me, threatened me, and silenced me. Now they have stolen even my choice from me. This government and its leftist appendages have betrayed my trust and half my fellow citizens treat me and mine with undisguised contempt. My loyalty to them and to their government is at an end.

Whether he knows it or not, he’s describing covenant and contract.  Lawyers take classes in this sort of thing, and remember it only when it’s convenient for them and pads their wallets.  Since lawyers are taught not to believe in God’s law, they believe that rights come from the state.

This is simple and easy to remember, and makes life understandable.  Rights come from the Almighty, of course (as do the corollary duties and responsibilities as He dictates), and He governs His creation in only a single way: covenants.  This is true of families, church and its leadership, state and economics.  If a church denies the authority of the Scriptures, even if you have taken a vow of submission to the church (you won’t bring divisiveness or schism, you’ll use your talents to help your fellow congregants, etc., all very customary for church membership), those vows are null and void because the church leadership has broken covenant.

If a man regularly beats his wife or harms his children, or is unfaithful to his wife, they are no longer under obligation to fealty and faithfulness to him.  God recognizes the legitimacy of divorce in circumstances like that because the covenant has been breached.

If a man steals from you, the Scriptures say that he is to become your slave until the debt is paid back in multiples.  God’s covenant of property ownership has been broken and must be restored.  There is no such thing as a crime against society.  God doesn’t recognize this false notion.  There are crimes against individuals, and justice must be served.

When the state breaks covenant with tyranny, the terms of the covenant are broken and God doesn’t recognize it as legitimate.  This Calvinian concept of covenant was taught in church sermons on a regular basis well prior to and leading up to the war of independence.  It is the basis for our liberty.

I am not a libertarian.  I am a Christian libertarian.  Liberty and freedom are to be found in God’s laws, following His commandments, and following His covenant structure for all of life.  R. J. Rushdoony has taught us this.  Remember this lesson.


Comments

  1. On December 14, 2020 at 12:37 am, luke2236 said:

    Amen!

  2. On December 14, 2020 at 8:33 am, Fred said:

    Read it last night. It was like reading my own mail. For several years now I’ve understood that the covenant loosed. This from January:

    “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

    Denying that you are a party to a contract is not the same as acknowledging that the contract was made void by the other party(s), and therefore you now have no duty to it.

    The right position is; THEY did this, they broke the covenant, this is their fault, they are the ones that are making war on us and our way of life. This manner is an appeal to God for His justice. Read the works of and about David.

    There is a higher Law, but the Left denies any such law. It is the Left that declares anarchy by breaking the covenant and then denying God. The correct position is; ok, if the constitution is void, and it is, then we must go about to reestablish a functioning system; thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covet, thou shall have no other god’s before me, don’t rape you neighbors wife, etc.

    But the left makes itself to be a lawgiver and sole arbiter of right and wrong based upon innumerable tests, all which are the feminine. Evolution is the feminine; it is mother earth as life giver instead of Father God and the life being in the blood by his being Master, Creator, Redeemer, Holy, having made us Sons of God to an inheritance incorruptible, granting by His blessing to us dominion and authority to bring His Word to all people and subdue the Earth by being the head, male, masculine. Evolutionisism is humanism, self as god, evolutionism is the feminine.

    The Left has created a state of lawlessness wherein there is no functioning Constitution and no functioning Law of God. This is a state of war both against America, and against Holy God. This is, what Red Flag laws are, they are a declaration of intent to make themselves a god by voiding all other law. It’s lawlessness, anarchy by the witchcraft of divination.

    You won’t like me operating in the knowledge that there is no law but to restore God’s Laws, but God will bless those that do, and that’s where the American Church is infantile in its understanding. When there is no law, God’s Law WILL be restored by means and with manners most unpleasant, and since Christians won’t do it, He will.

    Whose Garden is this? Whose Kingdom is this? Who’s given authority to reign over it? If not Christ Jesus the Saviour by His men then who? Why do Christians allow the wicked perverters of Holy God to run rampant, to own the entire planet and to dictate unto God himself what the means and outcomes should be? Enjoy the Judgement, you deserve it.

  3. On December 14, 2020 at 8:58 am, Bram said:

    I raised my hand and took the oath to the Constitution 3 times. Now the elites have stripped away my say in government and violated the same oath they took. I feel no obligation or allegiance to any of them now. I’m a free agent in the upcoming festivities.

  4. On December 14, 2020 at 9:19 am, 41mag said:

    @Fred

    Reading how God judged the Israelites by using Babylon to destroy them, do you see Chyna in a similar role here?

  5. On December 14, 2020 at 9:38 am, TRX said:

    > my country? Its central government is thoroughly and irredeemably corrupt.

    The country I thought I lived in was a lie. Now that the swamp creatures have decloaked, for reasons that still aren’t clear, I now know that the entire process of government as written in the Constition and schoolbooks had no relation to how things actually worked. And now we find that even the elections were a lie. The crazies who used to say, “If voting actually changed anything, they wouldn’t let you do it.” don’t sound so crazy any more.

  6. On December 14, 2020 at 10:11 am, Ned2 said:

    Government has stolen from us for decades. Can we use their offspring to pay back that debt by putting them to work for us for a change?
    This is a good concept, and offers more deterrence than a fine and a slap on the wrist.

  7. On December 14, 2020 at 5:18 pm, Michael C Hall said:

    could you explain “Christian libertarian”. I am a christian and have been conflicted on libertarian and voluntarist camps. and had settled on I have no king but King Jesus. this is hitting me hard as it has been a family tradition back to our founding for us to serve our country. and I now forbid my son to sever this satanic cult of a government.

  8. On December 14, 2020 at 5:22 pm, Hudson H Luce said:

    “Since lawyers are taught not to believe in God’s law, they believe that rights come from the state.”

    The notion that rights come from the state is something that was drilled into people from elementary school, that the government somehow granted us our Constitutional rights, and that it was the protector of them, that somehow the Constitution “guaranteed” us our rights. This was solidly in the beliefs of the great majority of Americans, and in the beliefs of lawyers long before they took the first step into law school, and for the most part was inculcated by the public schools, the mass media, and nearly every church in the land after about 1940 or so. And I ran solidly into this in my Constitutional Law class, and argued against it; it may be the reason I got a C+, one doesn’t lightly argue with one’s professors.

    Rights proceed from Nature and its Creator, privileges and licenses are created by governments. The Bill of Rights in the Constitution is a list, an enumeration, not exhaustive as per the Tenth Amendment, of natural rights *pre-existing* that document and the government created by it. Privileges may be granted and withdrawn, licenses are permission to do acts generally prohibited by law, but rights are absolute. The Second Amendment can be repealed, but the underlying right still exists, that action just means that that government is in rebellion against Nature and its Creator. Such a repeal destroys the legitimacy of that government, it does not and cannot touch the right, because that right pre-existed the government, and will exist as long as Nature does.
    ———
    BTW, I’m a lawyer and have been for nearly 20 years, mostly in criminal defense practice, although I’ve done contracts and patent work as well. And this is from my independent reading in high school, I doubted the official version about government being the guarantor of rights when it constantly infringed on them, and its servants, including one high school principal, insisted that the Bill of Rights stopped at school grounds. I resisted, and he quit at the end of the year, sic transit gloria mundi.

  9. On December 14, 2020 at 6:16 pm, bobdog said:

    Here’s a message every Democrat politician in Washington will understand: If you want my loyalty, buy it. Make me an offer.

    Might as well sell it before its value drops to zero.

  10. On December 14, 2020 at 9:12 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Hudson,

    In order to practice patent law one has to have (usually) advanced technical education as well as law, is this correct? I know a patent/copyright attorney.

    I actually had a relevant question about 6 months ago you could have helped with.

  11. On December 15, 2020 at 5:27 am, Hudson H Luce said:

    I have a PhD in physical/organic chemistry (UFlorida, 1987). Usually all it takes is a BSc in a hard science, engineering, math, or computer science, and a law degree. The Patent Bar Exam is notoriously difficult, I was one of the four people in my test group of 45 taking it for the first time, and of those, two passed it, in all I think 15 out of 45 passed. Feel free to contact me at my email if you have any questions.

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