Morality – An unjust law is no law at all.
Constitutionality – Unconstitutional laws are null and void.
Necessity – Unnecessary laws are an unjust, unfair, counter-productive burden on the people.
Generality - Laws should not benefit only one group or bring harm upon any narrowly-defined group of individuals.
Prospectivity - Laws should always apply only in the future and never to the past. This is why our Constitution bars ex post facto laws.
Publicity – All laws should be widely published and well-known to all.
Consent – Our laws must be generally acceptable to those who will have to live by them.
Due Process – Our laws must be applied equally and fairly, with the punishment for each similar crime being the same for any convicted lawbreaker.
"If I am elected President of the United States, a team will be assigned to each piece of legislation that is passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate to examine in great detail whether such prospective laws meet this simple but rigorous test. I will also have a permanent copy of these eight elements on my desk and will personally test each bill against this plumb line before I sign it."
-- Tom Hoefling
"'You shall not murder' contains no exceptions. If there are exceptions made, there can be no equality. Which means there can be no justice. The premises for the rule of law, and any decent claim to liberty, are completely destroyed. What part of this do American Christian 'pro-lifers' fail to understand? The main obstacle to saving our country is not Planned Parenthood, or Obama, it is "conservatives" who don't seem to understand what it is that must be conserved if we are going to survive as a free, secure, prosperous people. I'm sorry if this message is offensive to some, but it's the truth. And it's a truth everyone needs to hear, and act upon in their politics, before it is too late for America and for our posterity."
-- Tom Hoefling
"It should come as no surprise to anyone that those who want to change the definition of the word "marriage" are mostly the same people who have changed the definitions of crucially-important words like "person," "posterity," "life," "equal," and "due process," leading to the slaughter of more than fifty million innocent children in this country alone.
Justice, the rule of law, and in fact civilization itself, are impossible without a common, reasonable understanding of the meanings of words, one that is based in an awareness of the laws of nature and of nature's God.
Destroy that, and ultimately, you will have destroyed everything.
Words mean things. Never forget that."
-- Tom Hoefling, February 10, 2013
"A people who have abandoned their allegiance to God, to self-evident truth, to the principles that make the rule of law, and even civilization itself, possible, are ripe for exactly the same sort of destruction that occurred in the last century in Germany and Russia. Go ahead, burn up your most precious inheritance on the altar of perceived political expediency. Just don't whine when you're destroyed. And don't expect those of us who are determined to maintain the old allegiances to like it, or to thank you."
-- Tom Hoefling, April 17, 2012
"The instruments, by which [government] must act, are either the authority of the Laws or force. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; ... and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government, there is an end to liberty."
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