Most other things we can talk about.
– Tom Hoefling
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.
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
"Marriage wasn't created "in tradition and the law." It was created by God, at the very beginning. In just the same way "up" and "down" were created by God. It is what it is. Tradition and law are forced to deal with these realities, and to be just and non-destructive they have to conform to them, but they didn't create them. This is not a nitpick. It's very important. The camel's nose in the tent is the idea that men, or governments, have any kind of legitimate choice in matters of natural law."
-- Tom Hoefling
"When it comes to the right to life, and marriage, God has already decided. "You shall not murder." "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." So neither individuals, nor states, nor our national government, have any legitimate right to decide otherwise. All they have is DUTY. The absolute imperative DUTY to agree with nature, and nature's God, and through the laws, and the enforcement of those laws, to protect and preserve one man one woman marriage, and to provide EQUAL PROTECTION for the right to life of every single innocent human person. You may have the POWER to distort what God intended, but all you're doing when you exercise that illegitimate power is codifying injustice, and destroying your own form of republican self-government, and obliterating the very basis for the American claim to liberty."
-- Tom Hoefling
"Those who rebel against legitimate authority, in other words authority instituted and authorized by God for our own good, for our own protection, and the good and protection of others, shall not prosper. Conversely, neither will those who refuse to rise up against illegitimate power, against evil. Either way you're a slave, to your own selfish passions, or to a wicked outside force. Instead, let us once again be what our wise forebears were, the moral, self-governing, sovereign, free people of the United States, under Almighty God."
-- Tom Hoefling
The “lesser of two evils” philosophy is by definition godless Utilitarianism.
That philosophy excludes faith, the belief that if we will simply align ourselves with right, and do right, God will, in His good time, step in on our behalf.
It destroys the foundations of American independence, liberty, and self-government.
George Washington, and the rest of the founders, made constant reference to divine Providence, crediting that Providential Power as the Source for all their successes.
Unless we are willing to return to their attitude, and emulate their moral, courageous actions, there truly is no hope for the republic they fought so hard to establish.
“If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.”
- George Washington
“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
— Closing lines of the Declaration of Independence
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Editor's Note: Republican candidate for governor Tom Hoefling was asked by The Chronicle for his reaction to the Toledo and Tama June 3 primary results which showed him out-polling Gov. Terry Branstad 64-57 in Toledo and losing by a single vote 41-40 in Tama.
Here was Hoefling's message received in an email on June 4:
"I would like to express my appreciation to the people of Toledo and Tama for their votes on Tuesday," "Your experience with the closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home is an object lesson in what happens when government gets it wrong. The real world isn't made up of the rhetoric of politicians, the machinations of lawyers, or entries on a bureaucrat's ledger. in fact, it consists of real people, real families, and real communities, who bleed when they're cut," Hoefling wrote.
"My prayers are with your community, that over the long haul, the spirit of your people will overcome this adversity."
American Right to Life national press release
Contact: Donna Ballentine, American Right To Life, 888-888-ARTL, office@AmericanRTL.org
DENVER, May 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Leslie Hanks President, and Jefferson George, Vice President, of American Right to Life:
Tom Hoefling, author of the Equal Protection for Posterity resolution, is candidate for Iowa Governor and believes in the God-given, inalienable right to life of his pre-born neighbors and equal protection for Iowa's posterity.
While there are a growing number of candidates who've decided enough is enough and are willing to fight the Crimes Against Humanity which have become an industry in America these past 40 years, Tom Hoefling has led the way in educating America about our founding documents and our citizens' God-given rights. Tom is owed a debt of gratitude by our nation for shining the light of truth in the darkness and educating about the infinite value of every human life in God's sight.
American Right to Life commends Tom Hoefling for being a true statesman, fighting to protect the lives & liberty of every citizen in Iowa, without exception, and for his determined efforts to re-establish the principles America was founded upon in our Declaration of Independence.
"Politicians constantly talk about 'jobs, jobs, jobs,' even though they don't have any jobs to offer that aren't government jobs, or jobs that are subsidized by the taxpayers, and by debt shoved off on our grandchildren. As if we don't already have more than enough of those kinds of jobs, right?
Here's another thing: while working for a paycheck is certainly an honorable thing, it is not the American ideal. The ideal is for YOU to OWN your own piece of this country.
My goal, should I become the governor, is not to offer jobs to my fellow Iowans, or to use your money to bribe some company to provide you with a job. My goal is to secure your rights, and to then create an economic environment of FREEDOM, low taxes, reasonable, minimal regulation, and OWNERSHIP, an environment that will quite naturally lead to productivity and prosperity for all.
And, of course, the bonus is, companies will line up to do business in a state like that. You know it's true.
'Jobs, jobs, jobs'?
OWN, OWN, OWN!"
-- Tom Hoefling, 2014 Republican candidate for Iowa Governor