"In the flesh, down deep in our hearts, we are, each one of us, far worse, far more corrupt, far more sinful, than our worst enemy could ever imagine or invent.
But, in Christ, we are far better, far more, far greater, than our closest loved one could ever guess.
Only a fool tries to pretend that he is, in and of himself, good. Because while your outward facade may deceive the people around you for a time, you will never fool God, Who sees the intent of our inmost hearts, right down to the core of our being."
The Lordship of Jesus Christ is not negotiable. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not negotiable. The authority of the Bible is not negotiable. Self-evident truth is not negotiable. The natural law, as created and instituted by God, is not negotiable. That all men are created equal by God is not negotiable. The principle that every person should be treated equally under our laws is not negotiable. Our God-given, unalienable, equal rights to life, liberty, and private property are not negotiable. The God-given, equal right to life of every unborn child is not negotiable. Marriage between one man and one woman, as God intended it, is not negotiable. The protection of the natural family, created by the union of one man and one woman, is not negotiable. The protection of all legitimate parental rights is not negotiable. The protection of children is not negotiable. The right to keep and bear arms – in protection of ourselves, our families, our communities, our nation, and our liberty – is not negotiable. Our national sovereignty, security, and borders are not negotiable. Adherence to our republican form of limited government is not negotiable. The fulfillment of the sacred oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States is not negotiable.
Most other things we can talk about.
– Tom Hoefling
"Moral, constitutional, republican self-government in liberty cannot possibly co-exist with socialism, with Islam, with the homosexual agenda, or with the practice of human abortion. One absolutely precludes the other, sooner or later.. Pick a side, because it is an existential fight to the finish, whether you like it or not."
-- Tom Hoefling
"The government schools have become God-free and gun-free. So, they are now, quite predictably, spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical free-fire zones. If you have children there, find a way, make any sacrifice necessary, to get them out of there before they are led to the slaughter. What could possibly be more important?"
-- Tom Hoefling
To believe the judicial supremacist lie, that the courts rule over us, no matter how immoral or unconstitutional their opinions, you have to believe some really unbelievable, ridiculous, and even frightening things.
You have to believe that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo were wrong. They should have gone ahead and bowed down to Nebuchadnezzar's golden idol.
You have to believe that the Apostles were wrong. They should have shut up about the Gospel of Jesus Christ when they were told by civil authorities to do so. .
You have to believe that the great Roman statesman Cicero was wrong, that there is no universally-applicable natural law which binds all men everywhere, throughout time.
You have to believe that Augustine was wrong when he said that, "an unjust law is no law at all."
You have to believe that Thomas Aquinas was wrong when he said that, "Human law is law only by virtue of its accordance with right reason; and thus it is manifest that it flows from the eternal law. And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an unjust law; in such case it is no law at all, but rather a species of violence."
You have to believe that William Blackstone was wrong when he said, "this natural law, being as old as mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, from this original.”
You have to believe that Samuel Adams was wrong when he said that, "[A]ll men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator."
You have to believe that Alexander Hamilton was wrong when he said that, “The Sacred Rights of Mankind...are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of the Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power," and that "the judiciary... has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments."
You have to believe that Thomas Jefferson was wrong when he said that, "it is a very dangerous doctrine to consider judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions. It is one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."
You have to believe that all of America's founders were wrong when they challenged and defeated the supreme civil authority of that old tyrant King George III.
You have to believe that Abraham Lincoln was wrong when, in his first Inaugural Address, he said that, "if the policy of the Government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions the people will have ceased to be their own rulers..."
You have to believe that Justice Taney should have been obeyed into perpetuity when he pronounced in the infamous Dred Scott opinion that black men were not human beings.
You have to believe that it was fine for a tinpot probate judge to pronounce a literal death sentence by dehydration and starvation on a helpless disabled woman, and that it was acceptable to have the entire legal and political establishment of Florida and of the United States stand passively by as her tormentors tortured her to death by cruel and unusual means.
You have to believe that it's just fine that, by judicial decree, and through the passive connivance of a whole generation of American lawyers and politicians, more than fifty-five million defenseless babies have been brutally slaughtered, even though those same politicians swore a sacred oath to God to provide equal protection for the right to life of every person under their jurisdiction
You have to believe that nobody can do a thing when judges, in gross violation of the laws of nature and nature's God, and contrary to every single clause of the stated purposes of the Constitution of the United States, invent an imaginary "right" for a man to "marry" a man, or for a woman to "marry" a woman, even though such a perverted thing is physically, naturally, impossible.
You have to believe that our Constitution, and our republican form of government, with its necessary checks and balances, is a dead letter.
You have to believe that the sacred oath of office is nothing more than a formality or a photo op.
Please, quit believing nonsense. It's killing people, and destroying American self-government in liberty.
"Opinions are sometimes right, and sometimes wrong. But they aren't law.
In the early days of our government, Supreme Court opinions were so insignificant that Congress didn't bother preserving them. Opinions were left to individuals to keep track of, and were not congressionally-funded into official records until 1874, almost a century after our independence. Before Congress stepped in, Court records were printed and kept under copyright by private citizens and reporters, who sold them for profit.
Opinions of the Court were kept "loosey-goosey" for decades, and not preserved with certified integrity. Actual statute was held officially and carefully, in order to preserve its certainty as law.
In 1874, when Congress had decided to finally begin funding and overseeing the printing of Supreme Court opinions, while leaving their actual production to be handled privately, it moved its own code away from private printers to be solely handled by the U.S. government.
To this day, the actual production of Court opinions is done by contract to private entities. (You are apparently even invited, as a private citizen, to help out with any errors before the official printing!)
By contrast, actual federal code, the statute that is "on the books" because it went through the constitutional process of lawmaking, remains meticulously and faithfully produced by the U.S. government, start to finish.
Supreme Court opinions have always been treated as inferior to the United States code--because they are not the "law of the land.""
On this day, remember
The men who died
And, for their sake, don't ever forget
The loved ones they left behind
They gave it all
For you and me
They paid the full and final price
To keep us strong and free
Despite their worst fears
They took the bloody field
They faced the awful foe
They would not yield
Greater love for his friends
Can no man show
Than to give his life
And take the blow
Christ set the perfect example
Long ago, across the sea
Of service, of sacrifice, of suffering
To set, and to keep, men eternally free
On this day, remember
And teach your children well
That there are worse things in life than dying
Like bowing to tyrants and devils, or going to hell
May the courage of the fallen
Inspire each of us today
To keep America the land of the free
And, forever, the home of the brave
-- Tom Hoefling
In my yard, near my garden, I've got a green ash tree. It puts off seed like nobody's business. Tiny little ash trees spring up everywhere every year. Now, if you pull them when they first come up, it's really easy. They slide right out of the ground using only your thumb and forefinger. But if you leave them very long they get harder and harder to pull. Leave them long enough and your yard would be an ash thicket, one that could only be cleared with chainsaws and a backhoe.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because there is a parallel to abortion in America.
If, back in 1973, Americans had simply been faithful to the truths of the Declaration of Independence, the stated purposes and requirements of our Constitution, and boldly asserted the obvious natural fact of the personhood of the individual child, and then consistently stood without compromise or wavering for the equal rights of every single one of those innocent children - children whose protection is explicitly required by God and by our Constitution - this vast holocaust would have been stopped long ago.
But that's not what happened. The "pro-life movement" got sucked into the trap of arguing within the destructive framework and demonic fallacy of Roe, under the thumb of out-of-control judges who ruled, and continue to rule, illegitimately.
And sadly, "pro-lifers" have never yet extricated themselves from the trap.
So, maximum resources and effort are now required to remove the thicket of lies which have been planted, even in the hearts and minds of Christians.
Personally though, you can clear out the thicket in an instant by simply returning to the fundamental truths and principles of America's founding, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, to the stated purposes of our Constitution in the preamble, and to the equal protection for every person which is absolutely required by our federal and state constitutions.
God-given, unalienable, EQUAL rights for persons who have not yet passed through a birth canal.
Focus on that.
Measure every policy and politician by that.
It's the only way that we will ever turn America back into the fruitful garden that it was intended to be.
"Wars are more often than not fought at crossroads. Check out Gettysburg sometime. Or Bastogne. The battle for America's survival in liberty is no different. Today it is being fought at the crossroads we call marriage. You see, marriage lies at the intersection between what is eternal, and right, and inherently good, and most of the critically-important temporal blessings. It is the type, or picture, of the Lord's eternal relationship with His body, the church. But it is also the earthly guarantee of the domestic tranquility, the economic productivity and prosperity, the security, and the future physical EXISTENCE of civilizations, societies, governments and peoples. So, please give no place to the enemy. And don't surrender the crossroads. We have the laws of nature and nature's God on our side. That's an absolute guarantee of ultimate victory right there, if we don't compromise and if we don't quit."
-- Tom Hoefling
by Tom Hoefling
“Hi Joe, I'm Mo. And I'm pro-Joe.”
“Joe, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your mama's gonna kill you.”
“Oh...uhh...well, she said she was going to kill me lots of times when I was bad as a kid, but...”
“No, I mean, she actually wants to kill you. Says you're messing up her life-style.”
“And the Supreme Court says it's okay for her to do it, too.”
“Yeah. They say she can kill you any time she wants. It's her choice, since you're not really a person and you're a part of her and all.”
“Well, that doesn't sound right.”
“Yeah, I hear you. But, don't you worry Joe. Because I'm pro-Joe. And so are the Republican politicians I'm helping to get elected. We've got majorities almost everywhere now.”
“Well, that sounds good. What a relief.”
“Yeah, aren't we awesome? Why, just last session we passed a law that gives your mama legal permission to kill you, but only if she does it before the end of the year. And another one that requires her to use only approved hit men.”
“Wait. You passed laws that give her legal permission to have a hit man kill me if she wants, as long as she does it on schedule?”
“Yeah, we're pro-Joe.”
“Yeah, really. Why, this session we passed a law that requires the hit man to operate only from an approved Planned Parenthood mega-killing center, with admitting privileges at a hospital. And another one that makes your mama look at your high school graduation picture before she has you offed.”
“Wow. That doesn't sound so good from where I'm standing. So, what do the courts say about that?”
“Well, they struck those laws down. Said it placed an undue burden on your mama's access to the ability to kill you. And you know, we have to obey the judges, no matter what, right? But don't you worry about it, Joe. We sent out some more fund-raising letters telling people about our great pro-Joe successes, and they sent us millions of dollars again to help elect more pro-Joe Republicans. And we're working on some other great pro-Joe legislation too.”
“Oh, really? Uhuh...hmm...I'm almost afraid to ask, but what kind of legislation?”
“Well, we found some scientists who say that if the hit man gives you a double dose of morphine, you won't feel a thing when you're killed. So, we passed a law that says they have to give you the morphine. We call it the 'Pain Capable Born Child Protection Act.'”
“Oh my. Uhmm...but, I'll still be dead, right?”
"Well, yeah, but, we have to save some, you know. And hey, you won't feel a thing!”
“Uhmm...Mo, let me ask you something: Didn't God say 'you shall not murder?' Didn't the Declaration of Independence say, 'all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,' starting with the right to life? Doesn't the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of our land, require equal protection for the right to life of every person, in every state? Doesn't my state constitution require pretty much the same thing? And don't all the people we elect swear an oath to God to support and defend those constitutions?”
“Oh, I get it now, Joe. You're one of those All-or-Nothing Purists. Hey, do me a favor and stay away from me from now on, okay? We'll never beat the Democrats as long as you're around. Anyway, I gotta go,. I'm on my way to a National Rights of Joe meeting. We're planning a big prayer meeting and fundraiser with all the Republican presidential candidates. They all want our endorsement again and I have to get ready for the photo-op. And besides, I see your mama coming and I don't want to make her feel bad about her choice...”
In Federalist 44, James Madison, the father of the US Constitution, gives us the formula for solving most of our current political problems, which in the end amounts to "make the other branches provide the necessary checks and balances," and, if they won't do that, "throw all the bums out." And what he said in this case applies in just the same way to the judiciary as it does to the Congress:
"What is to be the consequence, in case the Congress shall misconstrue this part [the necessary and proper clause] of the Constitution and exercise powers not warranted by its true meaning, I answer the same as if they should misconstrue or enlarge any other power vested in them...the success of the usurpation will depend on the executive and judiciary departments, which are to expound and give effect to the legislative acts; and in a last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people, who can by the elections of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers.'"
-- James Madison, Federalist #44
"If our rights don't come from God, all that leaves is the arbitrary whims of men. Good luck with that."
-- Tom Hoefling
The crowning stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution is "To secure the Blessings of Liberty to Posterity."
Running up debts that our own generation cannot possibly repay does violence to that supreme purpose.
In other words, it's fundamentally unconstitutional, as unconstitutional as something can possibly be.
We are robbing our posterity of their God-given, unalienable right to government by consent.
We're making slaves out of our own grandchidren.
A shameful inheritance to leave behind, especially when you consider the extreme price our forebears paid to leave us a heritage of liberty.
"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword and the other is by debt."
-- John Adams, 1826
"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, 1816
"[With the decline of society] begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia [war of all against all], which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression."
-- Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816
"To preserve independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers."
-- Thomas Jefferson, to Samuel Kercheval, 1816
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. Let me tell you something, friend, it is not love and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the whole counsel of God. It is better to be hated for telling the truth, than to be loved for telling a lie. It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated. It's better to stand alone with the truth, than to be wrong with a multitude. It is better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie."
-- Adrian Rogers
"I see,... and with the deepest affliction, the rapid strides with which the federal branch of our government is advancing towards the usurpation of all the rights reserved to the States, and the consolidation in itself of all powers, foreign and domestic; and that, too, by constructions which, if legitimate, leave no limits to their power... It is but too evident that the three ruling branches of [the Federal government] are in combination to strip their colleagues, the State authorities, of the powers reserved by them, and to exercise themselves all functions foreign and domestic."
-- Thomas Jefferson to William Branch Giles, 1825.