Friday, July 3, 2020

The Establishment of an Absolute Tyranny

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

-          Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

The country is in the grips of many insanities, visibly playing out on the streets.  Usurpations inconceivable even four months ago, let alone in 1776, are accepted as liberty.  Most churches acquiesced as quickly as any.

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States.  On Sunday, most churches will continue down the ever-accelerating path of celebrating the destruction of that independence.  Independence Day is just one more excuse for many churches to celebrate the destruction brought on by US military power.

In the meantime, society is melting down, driven, at least as pretext, by the death of one man in Minnesota.  Millions killed overseas, no one complains – in fact, it is cheered on every Sunday.  Why complain about one man in Minnesota?

What a horrendous disservice to man and to God.

The loss of liberty has many fathers; it has one mother.  Christian churches have thrown away love and reason.  They cannot bring peace to a torn nation internally because (among other reasons) they cheer on the destruction of peace externally.

Matthew 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

It is very easy to understand why many see Christianity as a hindrance – even an enemy – to liberty, albeit not, in my opinion, for the right reasons.


Isaiah 10: 1 Woe to those who make unjust laws,

to those who issue oppressive decrees,


12 When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, “I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes.


20 In that day the remnant of Israel,

the survivors of Jacob,

will no longer rely on him

who struck them down

but will truly rely on the Lord,

the Holy One of Israel.

21 A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob

will return to the Mighty God.

22 Though your people be like the sand by the sea, Israel,

only a remnant will return.

Destruction has been decreed,

overwhelming and righteous.

23 The Lord, the Lord Almighty, will carry out

the destruction decreed upon the whole land.


There will always be a Remnant.  This is our best hope for liberty.  First, we will live through the destruction of the whole land.  Arguably, this process has been ongoing for at least 100 years.


  1. Saturday is July 4th! Thus, there's no better time than right now to begin listening to "Biblical Examination of the Declaration of Independence."

    "The law of Yahweh is perfect [the perfect law of liberty, per James 1:25], converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of Yahweh are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of Yahweh is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of Yahweh is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of Yahweh are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward." (Psalm 19:7-11)

    Is this what the Declaration of Independence and the government it birthed eleven years later brought to America? Not even close!

    Is this what anti-Christ Thomas Jefferson and the other men who put their names to the Declaration of Independence had in mind when it was penned and signed? Hardly!

    At best, those men and their assurances were:

    "[W]ells without water ... speak[ing] swelling words of vanity ... promising liberty while slaves of their own corruption." (2 Peter 2:17-19)

    If ever there were someone in America’s history who 2 Peter 2:17-19 fit, it was Thomas Jefferson and the other Enlightenment and Masonic theistic rationalists of his day, aka constitutional framers and founding fathers.

    Tragically, just as with the biblically seditious Constitution, many contemporary Christians hang their hat on the Declaration of Independence as if it’s something biblical and/or Christian. In fact, it’s just another instance of Isaiah 5:20, calling evil good and bitter sweet.

    Hopefully, this alone is enough to motivate you to listen to this series of messages. I assure you, there's much more to the Declaration of Independence than what is usually parroted.

    "Biblical Examination of the Declaration, Part 1" can be found at

    We've also posted Parts 1 & 2 of my latest blog series, also entitled, "Biblical Examination of the Declaration of Independence," beginning at

  2. Here in Hoosierland we a wimpy Bishop canned my Truthful pastor:

    1. Eric, I saw the posts at LRC and also read the sermon. Very powerful.

      These events demonstrate the difficulty of bringing together two Christian imperatives:

      1) speaking truth to power
      2) demonstrating love and a spirit of reconciliation.

      The wimps feel that they only must act on the second item, and denounce those who also comment on the first item.

      In our current situation, these two seem irreconcilable. But it is a path we must walk. A difficult concept for the weak-minded leaders on display today.

    2. Amen! Many at the parish our trying our best to walk that path.

  3. I used to think that if enough people would just turn libertarian that the world's problems would be solved. Ha, ha! Such is the fantastic insanity of youth!

    Half a dozen years ago, I realized that there was no salvaging of America. In the context of Niagara Falls, we were caught in the grip of the current and certain to go over the brink to crash onto the rocks below, from which we would emerge broken beyond recognition. Today, there should be no question of that. America, as we knew it, is done for. Something else will take its place. What that will be is anybody's guess.

    You are absolutely correct in that we (some of us, that is) will live through the destruction of the whole land. The most important part of this is that some of us will survive and come out on the other side, stronger, wiser, and more humble. Who those will be is unknown, as is what they might have to experience.

    I do not look back and regret what America has become. Instead, I look forward to what she will be--when this insanity is over. In the meantime, I am spending my time building community where I can in the hope that we will be able to help each other when necessary.

    Will I live through the dark times? I'm not holding my breath, but it doesn't matter. I know what needs to be done. God forbid that I should be sitting on my backside waiting for someone else to do it.

    1. "Instead, I look forward to what she will be..."

      Amen. But first, we have to get our children and grandchildren there....

  4. The best book I have ever read on the Christian perspective toward war is "Choosing Against War" by John D. Roth, published by Good Books, Intercourse, PA. (

    I was already moving in that direction when I first read this some years ago. Roth only hardened and cemented my opinion.

    "In Christ there is no East or West,
    In Him no South or North;
    But one great fellowship of love
    Throughout the whole wide earth."

    "In Him shall true hearts everywhere
    Their high communion find;
    His service is the golden cord,
    Close binding humankind."

    "Join hands, then, members of the faith,
    Whatever your race may be!
    Who serves my Father as His child
    Is surely kin to me."

    "In Christ now meet both East and West,
    In Him meet North and South;
    All Christly souls are one in Him
    Throughout the whole wide earth."

    William A. Dunkerley, 1908

  5. The last two verses from the prophet Nahum may well be descriptive of our nation today. "Your prophets slumber,...Your injury has no healing, Your wound is severe. All who hear news of you Will clap their hands over you, For upon whom has not your wickedness passed continually?" The churches are asleep and seem not to answer the call of Ps. 94:16, "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?" As Zechariah 4:10 says let us not despise the day of small things. A faithful remnant secured in the bedrock of
    Scripture will once again bring this nation to glory as all the other nations on earth are destined to become prior to the second Advent. Isa. 9:6,7 and Isa. 42:1-4

  6. Maybe the time is right for some kind of FSP-like initiative for the Remnant, minus the political aspirations and left-wing nutjobbery? (I did read Nock's essay, thanks for the recommendation.) I know it would be good for my sanity to work and socialize with others of like mind.

    Moving to a rural area is something I've been contemplating, or even retiring to a monastery to stop worrying altogether. But there's no guarantee that I'll find fellow liberty lovers in either.

    1. The difficulty of moving to someplace rural and new is that it takes years - even decades - to become a "local." Then again, those who live in big cities also live among neighbors that they don't know...

    2. Having moved from the Los Angeles area to rural Oregon in 2008, I can attest to the veracity of this, and I'm still in process of adjusting to the culture shock. Culture shock is unavoidable and uncomfortable. It's doubtful I will ever become a "local."

      I often sense I’ve moved back in time to the 1950s. With this, I have no objection. Many I’ve met in my age group have lived their entire lives in this small town. They know each other. Not all of course, but a surprising many. It’s enjoyable actually to listen to them talk about the “old” days, before this town of 50,000 became so crowded.

      People here don't avoid making eye contact with others. It's expected. One waves to any approaching driver on a rural road. Yes, there are homeless encampments and people with drug addictions, that can’t be escaped. But crime here is mainly petty theft.

      I’m not sorry for having relocated here, but sometimes I miss all the choices a larger population offers. Peg