Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lesser Magistrates

Just finished Matthew J. Trewhella's, The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates- A proper resistance to tyranny and a repudiation of unlimited obedience to civil government.

I highly recommend this book. It is important than all Christians, ministers and laymen, understand, encourage and support this doctrine. As the federal government encroaches more and more upon our liberty, we must insist that our lesser magistrates interpose between that growing tyranny and the people. This is their duty before God and on behalf of those they represent.

Sadly, most lesser magistrates either do not understand their duty or simply are afraid to enforce it. One reason is their own self interest. Interposition is costly. Another major reason for capitulation is money. The federal government's main threat against states and localities is withholding federal funds. It is not only individuals that are slaves of the nanny state. States are slaves of federal money for roads, schools and various institutions, as our local communities. They are bought and kept.

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