Almost none of those who will be sworn into office next month in Washington, DC understand what sort of government we are supposed to have under our Constitution. They think we live in a judicial oligarchy instead of in a republic with required constitutional checks on arbitrary, illegitimate power.
Why is this so?
Because almost none of those who elected them understand what sort of government we are supposed to have under our Constitution, and even among those who actually know, a large percentage of them are willing to sacrifice morality and constitutionality on the altars of abject fear and perceived political expedience.
They say that a fish rots from the head down, and in America the sovereign body of the people are the head.
A people that scoffs at the Sovereignty of God will inevitably lose their own sovereign ability to govern themselves in liberty. Hatred of God, and the denial of His natural moral order, can only produce tyranny, destruction, abject poverty, and servitude.
To truly understand the essence of the concept of UNALIENABLE rights, and therefore to truly understand the essence of the American republic and our national claim to self-government in liberty, you have to first understand that you are entitled to absolutely NOTHING that God hasn't given you title to, and that even if God gives you title to something, it's only as a tenant.
As the Sovereign, eternal, absolute Owner of everything, He can repossess anything He's lent you - including your very life itself - whenever and however He pleases, while remaining perfectly righteous, holy, and just in doing so.
But, as long as you are His lawful tenant, living within His legitimate grant of tenancy, no other man can rightfully, legitimately, lawfully, strip you of God's generous gifts, which include your right to live, your right to live freely, and your right to own and possess private property -- all, of course, within the natural moral limits posed by the legitimate exercise of the rights of others.
In summary, legitimate human government exists to protect your legitimate God-given rights, and the legitimate rights of everyone else, while acting as a punisher of evil, and an adjudicator of conflicts that may arise between your exercise of rights and the exercise by others of their rights.
Human governments that violate God-given rights, or fail to resist evil, or that act unrighteously or unjustly, only delegitimize and destroy themselves. They don't, they can't, change the natural law as created and instituted by God.
This, my friends, is the first principle, the cornerstone principle, of our country. If this understanding is not soon fully restored in the hearts, minds, and political and governmental practices of America, this building cannot long stand. Our national destruction is inevitable. Our fall may come by degrees, or it may come all of a sudden. Only the omniscient, omnipotent Creator of us all knows that. But you can be sure, it WILL come. The laws of nature and nature's God will not be mocked nor ignored for long.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."
--The Declaration of Independence
Yesterday I was asked by a new friend for my thoughts on Limited Government.
I have a simple three part test of all laws and public policies:
1) Is it right?
2) Is it constitutional?
3) Is it absolutely necessary?
Much of what our federal government does today fails all three parts of the test.
Most of what our federal government does today fails to meet one or more parts of the test.
We have to get back within the bounds of morality, constitutionality, and common sense or this great republic cannot possibly survive.
Self-government in liberty cannot be preserved and delivered to our children and grandchildren unless we soon return to the basic principles America was founded upon.
Regulationist abortion bills are virtually all codified violations of "you shall not murder," "we hold these truths to be self-evident," and "no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law."
The regulationists assure us that they are "saving some," but in fact their God-less, faithless, immoral, unconstitutional, Utilitarian "strategy" has instead, for more than forty years now, accomplished absolutely nothing except to assure the continuation of abortion on demand, for the very simple reason that these lawless bills intrinsically surrender the only real moral, constitutional and legal argument against murdering babies, which is EQUAL PROTECTION for the supreme God-given, unalienable right, the right to live.
The plumb line and level allow the builder to build according to the laws of nature which were enacted by nature's God.
Would you hire a builder who scoffed at the use of the plumb line and level?
Would you hire a builder who didn't even own a plumb line or a level?
Of course not.
So, why in the world would you support a politician who pays absolutely no mind to God's laws, or the laws of nature, or the obligations of his sacred oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States?
It's a fair question.
From the desk of Tom Hoefling:
A very interesting email I received this morning...
Dear Mr. Hoefling,
First, thank you for embracing the Christian values that I believe God wants us to embrace. But let me ask plainly: while I personally believe in the principles you espouse, the world does not and will not. It therefore brings into question the fair assertion that the number of people who will vote for you seems mathematically unrealistic. How and why do you think you have the ability to overcome the odds that the majority of people will not vote for you?
Peace and grace,
Thanks for your inquiry, xxx.
According to Gallup, about 70% of the American people still self-identify as Christian. Now, you and I both know that much of that is cultural, not spiritual. However, if even one-third of that 70% would stop compromising self-evident truth, and America's core moral and constitutional principles, and vote for me, I would win.
It's really that simple.
In any case, we're trying to turn American Christians back to morality and principle, win or lose. That is bound to bear good fruit, no matter the outcome of any particular election. Isn't it?
For Life, Liberty, and the Constitution,
The reason Republicans can’t get spending under control is because they have no actual regard for their oaths, and they are therefore not ever at all interested in asking the key question: “Is this bill constitutional?”
Put government back within its constitutionally-enumerated limits, and the spending and debt problems disappear.
“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
— James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution
A "clear and present danger" to the United States is something that immediately threatens the lives, the liberty, the property, the sovereignty, the security, or the borders of our country, and therefore requires immediate, energetic action to remedy.
There are currently several things that represent such a threat. The first on the list is the practice of human abortion. TODAY, once again, more than 3000 innocent children - more people than were killed by the terrorists on 9-11-2001 - will be slaughtered by the abortionists.
The second most pressing immediate danger to our country is the continued flow of foreign nationals over our open borders. Every couple of days the equivalent of the manpower for an army division is invading our country.
If elected president, meeting and neutralizing these threats will be my top two priorities.
The first reason human government exists is to protect the God-given, unalienable, individual, equal right to live.
This is the first reason the presidency of the United States exists.
This is the first reason the Congress of the United States exists.
This is the first reason the courts exist.
This is the first reason the state governments, in all their parts, exist.
This is the first obligation of every individual who takes the oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
And it is an obligation not only to the born, but to those who still reside in their mother's wombs, and to our Posterity.
Stop acting like this is optional. Stop voting for any candidate who does not fully understand this, and who has not credibly demonstrated a full commitment to restoring equal protection for every innocent person in this country, from their creation until natural death.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are CREATED EQUAL, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men..."
-- The Declaration of Independence
This official candidate statement was submitted to the California Secretary of State.
I'm a conservative, husband, father of nine, and grandfather of three. I'm running because I deeply fear for my children's future. Our republic is in peril.
I'm asking for your vote because the elites in the Republican and Democratic parties have lost sight of the original principles that made America the greatest nation on earth. They no longer feel obligated to fulfill the primary duties of their sacred oath of office.
A vote for me is a vote for the natural law principles of the Declaration of Independence, the fulfillment of the stated purposes of our Constitution, and the keeping of the oath to fulfill that precious Constitution's explicit requirements.
If you care about the equal protection of our God-given, unalienable, individual rights, the equal protection of the unborn child, the preservation of the natural family, the preservation of our right to keep and bear arms, and the protection of our national sovereignty, security, and borders, I represent you.
A vote for me is also a vote for fundamental tax, monetary, and regulatory reform. It's a vote for educational freedom. It's a vote for responsible, constitutional spending.
And, last but not least, a vote for me is a vote to rein in our out-of-control judiciary, which is running roughshod over our rights, and over the checks and balances that are supposed to be built into our republican, constitutional system of self-government.
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"The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour..."
-- Article III, Section One, U.S. Constitution
Most people think federal judges receive a lifetime appointment to the bench. But the Constitution doesn't say that. It says that they hold their offices "during good Behaviour."
How many of you seriously think that the "Behaviour" of our judges has been "good"?
It's time to elect leaders to Congress who will act correctly, according to the obligations of their oaths, and begin to make the practice of the impeachment and removal of judges who behave badly THE RULE, rather than the exception.
If we don't rein in the courts, and if we continue to elect politicians who think we live in a judicial oligarchy instead of a free constitutional republic with checks and balances, we can't possibly save the country.
-- Tom Hoefling
Without an accurate sense of proportion you can't have a decent view of what should be the priority, and if your priorities are askew your best efforts, no matter how well-intended, will be diffused and wasted. So, ask yourself the question: What is the greatest evil of our age, the one thing that is destroying America more than anything else? The obvious answer is: The daily denial of equal protection and due process for the supreme God-given, unalienable right, the right to live, of innocent, helpless, defenseless little children in our country. Nothing else even comes close. Thousands more are being slaughtered TODAY. Restore respect for the rights of the preborn children, not just in words, but in fact, and you will be well on the way to restoring the foundations for American justice, American peace, security, and prosperity, and the American claim to republican, constitutional self-government in liberty. Fail to do this, and America will continue its inevitable slide into the abyss.
The natural moral law is an absolutely indestructible, immovable object, and no man, or collection of men, is an irresistible force. Attack it if you will, but know this beyond any shadow of doubt: You will only dash yourself, and those who are foolish enough to follow your example, to pieces.
I see that the new governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, has ordered the closing of a Planned Parenthood abortion mill. What is his stated reason for doing so? Their paperwork isn't in order. They don't have their LICENSE, or permission slip, from the state, to dismember and destroy children.
So, if a governor can close an abortion mill for lack of appropriate paperwork, why on earth can't he shut it down for MASS MURDER?
Why can't he shut it down for violating the most important fundamental principles of our republic, the principles upon which our very claim as a people to liberty are premised?
Why can't he shut it down for the gross violation of every clause of the stated purposes of the United States Constitution?
Why can't he shut it down for the gross violation of the explicit due process and equal protection requirements of that Constitution?
Why can't he shut it down for the gross violation of the explicit equal protection requirements of the Kentucky constitution?
Why can't the President of the United States shut down every abortion "clinic" in America, for such egregious violations of the supreme law of our land, a supreme law that he himself has sworn an oath before God to support and defend?
The answer, of course, is that our chief magistrates, our governors of any and all of our states, or the President, could shut them down in a day, if they only had the will to do so.
I repeat: We can end the slaughter of the innocents, if we only have the will.
Please read the following article.
Tom Hoefling: "I will close every abortion clinic in America"
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It's time to tell the money men, and the media men, and the "political professionals," to take a hike. We don't want or need them any more.
Thank you for hearing me out. May God richly bless you and your family, and may He grant us all mercy and divine assistance in the days ahead, as we strive together to find the means to deliver a free, prosperous, and secure America to our children and grandchildren.
-- Tom Hoefling of Lohrville, Iowa, candidate for President of the United States in 2016
The #1 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
1. Americans continue to turn away from God and His Word.
The #2 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
2. Americans continue to turn away from our historic understanding of the laws of nature and nature's God, which are the foundation of our claim to liberty, as was spelled out so eloquently in our national charter, the Declaration of Independence.
The #3 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
3. Americans continue to ignore all of the stated purposes of the U.S. Constitution, every clause of which is violated by the practice of human abortion.
The #4 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
4. Americans continue to ignore the explicit, imperative equal protection and due process requirements of the supreme law of our land, the Constitution, as laid out in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as in the constitutions of all of our States.
The #5 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
5. Americans continue to be deceived by the judicial supremacist lie, the belief that judges are somehow constitutionally-authorized to make laws, or veto laws, when nothing could be further from the truth.
The #6 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
6. Christians and others who call themselves "pro-life" continue to support an immoral, unconstitutional "strategy" that surrenders the principles of God-given, unalienable rights and equal protection under the law, thereby guaranteeing the continuation of abortion on demand.
The #7 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
7. Christians continue to support for public office candidates who have no moral commitment to the keeping of their sacred oath to provide equal protection to every innocent person, including the innocent unborn child.
Reason #7 is the summing up of why abortion on demand continues in 2016 America.
I tell people I'm running for President and they say, "Are you serious?" And I tell them, yeah, I'm very serious. Thousands of innocent, helpless little kids are going to be slaughtered in America again today under the color of "law," even though we live in a republic that was, from its inception, to borrow Lincoln's phrase, "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
And then I tell them another very important, very serious fact, which is that it is a dead certainty that NONE of the Republicans who are running are at all serious about ending the carnage. Each and every one of them is a self-admitted regulationist, not an abolitionist. They have communicated that to us very clearly by means of the immoral, unconstitutional, "and then you can kill the baby," bills that they support.
Come on. Stop trying to regulate a holocaust.
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