In "Ruling class tramples consent of the governed," Christopher Adamo reports on the latest usurpation of power by our arrogant left-right ruling class. On November 5, Mike Pantelides became the first Republican Mayor elected since 1997 in Annapolis,
“…the very "blue" capital of the very "blue" state of Maryland. Like so much of the state, Annapolis has been under the uncontested control of Democrats for almost two decades. Nevertheless, the majority of voters had officially shown their preference for Pantelides, who should then be able to fulfill the purposes for which he was elected.” (Adamo, Renew America, Nov. 14, 2013)
After sixteen years of unchallenged liberal dominance the Democrat City Council is advancing a measure that will overthrow the will of the people by stripping Pantelides of his official duties and authority, leaving him in an office that is ceremonial and inconsequential. In typical "Ruling Class" fashion,
“Democrat Alderman Ross Arnett has attempted to rationalize the move on the grounds that overruling the will of the voters would "stabilize" management of the city. With glaring arrogance, Arnett essentially contends that the ability of the common people to determine how they will be represented by public office holders constitutes an annoyance to those in power who know better how to direct the affairs of the lowly masses. As such it must simply be overridden, and the voices of "We the People" swatted away like so many flies.”
Given that our nation’s Founders did not shy away from the fact of human sinfulness, they would be dismayed but not shocked by the evidence of America’s overwhelming moral corruption, ignorance, dissolution and usurpation of power by America’s self-styled ‘new’ aristocracy, the Ruling Class.
Whether the Founders were individually Christian or not, there was among them a general Christian consensus that finds some of its greatest expression in the scholarly works of Samuel Rutherford in his “Lex Rex” (1644) and in the writings of the 18th century jurist William Blackstone.
Rutherford reasoned that since all men are sinners, no man---whether king, prime minister or president (or ruling class) ---is superior to any other man. This meant that no man is above the law; all are subject to the law without exception, thus all men must recognize that they are under the transcendent Law of God.
Furthermore, as all men are created equal in the eyes of God, then worth, dignity and the right to life are conferred upon each human being at creation. Thus all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights from Him which no man can rightfully take away.
Blackstone greatly influenced early American understanding of God, the Bible and nature. He taught that since the living, personal God is the omnipotent Creator who works and governs the affairs of men then all law should be consistent with His Revelation in the Bible. No law should be passed that is contrary to the higher law of God.
In keeping with the Christian consensus, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin connected virtue and self-control with individual freedom and corruption and lack of self-control with anarchy and authoritarianism:
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin, quoted in Born Liberal Raised Right, p. 15)
"The government...can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other despotic or oppressive form so long as there shall remain any virtue in the body of the people." George Washington (ibid)
Today there is little virtue left in America as our age is an age of self-worship and defiance against God issuing into debauchery, sodomy, promiscuousness, lawlessness, pathological lying, heresy, open apostasy and occult oppression.
More than eighty years ago, America began falling away from its' founding Biblical-based worldview into what President Calvin Coolidge identified as "pagan materialism" (i.e., naturalism, evolutionary atheism, secular humanism, liberalism).
Fearing for the future of our Constitutional Republic he said in a speech delivered on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 5, 1926:
"Democracy is Christ's government in church and state…” "Here was the doctrine of equality, popular sovereignty, and the substance of the theory of inalienable rights....When we take all these circumstances into consideration, it is but natural that the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence should open with a reference to Nature's God and should close...with an appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world and an assertion of a firm reliance on Divine Providence...In its main feature the Declaration of Independence is a great spiritual document. Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man — these are not elements which we can see and touch. They are ideals. They have their source and roots in the religious convictions. They belong to the unseen world. "(Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance No Longer Tolerates Religion, William J. Federer, pp. 270-271)
Fifty-one years later, British journalist William Rees-Mogg saw that the West had indeed lost its faith, and like a fish out of water or a drowning man was,
"...desperately thrashing around for lack of oxygen. Since the time of Christ there has been no period in which there has been the same feeling of...spiritual impoverishment." (Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture, Herbert Schlossberg, p. 2)
Today America resembles a spiritually-impoverished, storm-tossed dark ocean punctuated here and there by a few islands of light where faith in our Creator still exists. But for the rest, God does not exist, and where He does not exist, truth and higher law do not exist. When men are no longer under the Law of God then man is the measure of all things, thus pathological lying, deception, arbitrary laws, power-struggles, viciousness, fear and oppression result.
Either God is the Lawgiver or America’s arrogant left-right, morally corrupt Ruling Class and men and women like Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Hitler, Lenin and Stalin are. Either God is Supreme or the corrupt authoritarian ‘state’ is supreme.
R.J. Rushdoony astutely observed that behind every system of broken law there is a god:
“If the source of law is the individual, then the individual is the god of that system….if source of law is our court then the court is our god. If there is no higher law beyond man, then man is his own god…When you choose your authority, you choose your god, and when you look for your law, there is your god.” (When A Nation Forgets God, Erwin Lutzer, p. 59)
Dr. Lutzer writes that the strong influence of Christianity throughout our government, education, media, and American law has been undermined by two very powerful, highly destructive influences.
First there is evolution, Darwinism in particular.
Darwinism has destroyed the foundations of Christianity, thus our Constitutional Republic, as well as man's soul/spirit, thereby reducing "we the people" to a chance products of matter in motion:
"Darwinism came at the desired time; Darwin's theory that man is the descendant of a lower animal destroyed the entire foundation of Christian dogma." (Anton Pannekoek, "Marxism and Darwinism," translated by Nathan Weiser. Transcribed for the Internet by Jon Muller, Chicago, Charles H. Kerr & Company Co-operative Copyright, 1912 by Charles H. Kerr & Company)
By 1870 Christopher Langdell, dean of Harvard School of Law was teaching that the principles of evolution must be applied to the written opinion of judges. Lutzer points out that the conclusion was inescapable:
“Law was not what the Constitution said it was but what judges said it was. In other words, there was no longer an objective base; the absolutes dissolved along with the supposed demise of the Creator.” (pp. 65-66)
Second, liberal theology has stripped the Bible of its miraculous, historical and literal elements, thereby allowing it to be considered as one book among many. No longer is it generally believed that the Bible, especially the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, is the objective revelation of God. In the end, theological liberalism, a form of pantheism, is nothing more than atheist humanism in theological dress. (ibid, p. 67)
Today America’s corrupt, power-hungry, self-worshipping ruling class has nearly succeeded in leveraging itself into the position of supreme law-givers and mind-and-conscience shapers. Like Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, they are atheists who embrace neo-pagan Darwinism or perhaps Teilhard's pantheist conception, thus they view “we the people” as the chance product of matter in motion; evolved bags of worthless chemicals destined to be recycled as fertilizer. Furthermore, many of them favor Agenda 21, which is totalitarian socialism and/or communism in another dress.
America’s ruling class has not as yet attained the total power Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin and Hitler acquired enabling them to arbitrarily create new laws that deprived millions of people of their status as persons. With the declaration that they were no longer human but useless eaters, weeds, pond scum, or dinosaurs who should have died out long ago, industrial killing machines were set in motion that eventually consumed in excess of 160,000,000 men, women and children.
Today, neo-pagan Darwinian theory as 'evolutionary fact' has finally reached saturation point in American government, law, media, education, healthcare, psychiatry, the public arena and increasingly within the whole body of the Church. This is why apostasy, atheism, agnosticism, occult paganism, suicide, lawlessness, mass murder, decadence, abortion, and euthanasia have increased exponentially throughout America and the world.
America has long been prepared for what Lutzer warns is now coming toward us rather quickly. Pressure to bow to Caesar will come through the Supreme Court and lower courts whereby America’s ruling class will further its stranglehold over our nation by creating laws similar to those of the Nazis and Communists. Lutzer envisions 13 laws:
a. Laws that criminalize all public expressions of religion---especially Christianity. This could include severe penalties for those who pray at public events. All expressions of religion in public places will be strictly forbidden. No Bible on a desk, no Christian poster or cross allowed in public places.
b. All public crosses will be removed; no memorial in the shape of a cross is permitted.
c. Hate crime laws with their assertion that ‘hate speech’ is verbal violence will make criticism of homosexuals or Muslims punishable, even if the remarks are made in a church or synagogue. This includes readings from the Bible. Crimes against homosexuals will be deemed worthy of greater punishment than crimes against others.
d. Schools will legally punish children who do not participate in the celebration of the homosexual lobby and its agenda
e. Partial birth abortion and euthanasia will be protected by the Constitution
f. Abortion will be an absolute right. Parents who oppose their child’s choice to have an abortion will be deemed abusive and liable to have their children removed from their home.
g. Same-sex marriage will become an inherent right protected by the Constitution. No discrimination will be allowed between homosexual and heterosexual marriages, in organizations such as the Boy Scouts or in the teaching of homosexuality to school children.
h. Churches cannot discriminate against homosexuals in their hiring practices for youth workers, associate pastors, worship leaders, etc.
i. Schools will teach homosexuality beginning in the 1st grade and parents have no right to withdraw their children from these classes.
j. Churches that fail to marry homosexuals will lose their tax exempt status.
k. Homeschooling will be unconstitutional unless curriculum is approved by the state board and is tested by school authorities. Approved curriculum includes mandatory teachings about evolution, homosexuality, etc.
l. The ‘Fairness Doctrine’ is implemented so that whenever a controversial issue like Jesus is the only way to God, equal time will be given to a different point of view. This in effect puts an end to Christian radio as we know it.
m. Bible studies with more than ten people attending cannot be held in homes without a religious permit furnished by the city/county where the meetings are held.
Ultimately, America is being prepared by New Age Revolutionaries to submit to a top-down spiritually pantheist world order dominated by a global occult aristocracy who believe they are evolving into gods. Before it can come into existence, there must be a politically correct philosophy of 'new' thought and a philosophy of pantheist-based natural religion and natural science and evolution to usher in the coming political, social, legal and educational aspects of the new order since Luciferian New Age religion is a politically communist, ecologically 'sustainable,' sexually androgynous way of living.
The New Age Revolution, of which the U.N., Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Publishing), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Temple of Understanding and Baca Grande (Colorado based New Age Vatican City) are integral components, intends the complete overturning of Biblical moral and spiritual values enjoyed by Western and American civilization for over a thousand years. As part of this goal, the Bible must be reinterpreted in terms of evolutionary pantheism, man must be fundamentally remade by eradication of every vestige of Imago Dei from his inner being, and Christian leadership reduced to a non-factor.
The Revolution’s primary goals are:
a. Destruction of the Christian-based foundation of Western and American civilization;
b. Dissolution of legal government;
c. Destruction of sovereignty and patriotism;
d. Demoralizing, atheitizing (primarily through teaching of Darwinism), and bringing the people of the United States into slavery via liberated sin nature and penury via graduated income taxes, property taxes, inheritance taxes, sales taxes, a massive welfare state and now socialized healthcare;
e. The abolition of God-given right to life via reproductive rights (abortion) and euthanasia and of private property via onerous building codes, zoning regulations and restrictions and by taxing property out of existence and targeting inheritance with bigger and bigger taxes.
f. Destruction of the traditional monogamous family unit via divorce, co-habitation, alternative lifestyles, abortion, pornography, hedonism and homosexuality.
Not surprisingly, when Antichrist arises he will create yet more laws, laws that will indict those who do not worship him. Like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and America’s Ruling Class, he will begin with lies, and then make laws, and finally be worshipped as Lord:
“His control will be expanded both in numbers and in controlling details of ordinary living. He will be another Hitler, more powerful, more believable, more blasphemous, more cruel.” (Erwin Lutzer, p. 73)
But those who persevere in faith to Jesus Christ will be rewarded with eternal joy unspeakable in Paradise.