Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

We must not respect abuses of power as being real law

If we don't recognize a tea tax without representation, how can we possibly be duped into recognizing a redefinition of the whole concept of marriage without representation.

Moreover, if there is such a thing as God given inalienable rights (note that means inalienable even by decree of government) then there is such a thing as God given marriage, which is even more unalterable even by decree of government, because marriage is more fundamentally sacred and divine even than the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Government simply doesn't have the right to change it, any more than Government has the right to strip its citizens of their fundamental rights.

Acknowledging and subjecting ourselves to Governmental decrees which lie outside Government's rights only encourages them to continue to act outside those rights. Our ancestors understood that, and held a large tea party in Boston. We should have the same sense they did and not treat abuses of power as real law, or we will only see more severe and frequent abuses of power.

When confronted, we should be plain.

(1) The judiciary has no right to legislate and this was clearly far reaching legislation, not determination of guilt

(2) their decision was in no way based on law as their own summary of the decision makes perfectly clear

(3) they are not a representative body and we don't believe in legislation without representation,
and

(4) the action they took lies outside of government's rights in the first place because we hold this truth to be self evident: that marriage is endowed by our Creator as being a union of a man and a woman.

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