The Path to Abolition.
At the beginning of 1967, abortion was illegal in all 50 states and a felony in 49 of them. But that year saw three states "legalize" some abortion. By 1970, four states allowed abortion on demand (murder on demand). Then, in 1973, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion of 7 lawyers that there was a Constitutional right to abortion, and every state capitulated to the opinion of those evil lawyers.
Which is a strange thing, because courts don't have police forces and armies. The executive and legislative branches of the federal and state governments have the power of the sword. So, why are they doing the bidding of the judiciary in the abortion holocaust?
Since 1973, Idaho has also capitulated to the federal and state courts regarding abortion, and has attempted to compromise with the evil and craft legislation that works within the confines of judicial review. Christians and conservatives vote for a President every 4 years with part of their entire hope being that a new President will appoint more conservative Supreme Court justices who will then reverse Roe v. Wade. And the wait for that miracle continues.
But, there is another way of which we hope to convince you.
“John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it.”President Andrew Jackson, 1832, in response to the Chief Justice's Supreme Court decision in Worcester v. Georgia
“One single object… [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.”Thomas Jefferson
There has long ago been a coup d'état against our free, republican form of government by the judicial oligarchy headed by the US Supreme Court. This coup has permeated our politics and the legal profession. And, unless we debunk this lie, the country can not be saved, and abortion in Idaho will not be abolished. The truth is that the Supreme Court is only supreme over the lower courts, and all governmental officers are duty-bound by their oaths to uphold the Constitution and not a court's opinion of the Constitution. They also all have an obligation to God to rightly define good and evil based on God's own standard.
Thomas Jefferson wrote “Our Constitution . . . intending to establish three departments, co-ordinate and independent that they might check and balance one another, it has given—according to this opinion to one of them alone the right to prescribe rules for the government of others; and to that one, too, which is unelected by and independent of the nation. . . . The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”
It was not the intent of our founding fathers to establish the unelected federal courts as the sovereign. In fact, in throwing off King George III as sovereign over the colonies, it was the intention of our first states that the People would be the sovereign in a representative form of government.
In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln said "The candid citizen must confess 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, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.”
Part of the checks and balances intended by our founders was to be the willingness to use the sword. If we are not willing to defy tyrants in the events of thousands of babies murdered in Idaho every year and 1 million in the country and 60 million since 1973, then there are several possible conclusions - 1) we ourselves are evil, 2) we are ignorant that the courts should not be our masters, 3) we are cowards, or 4) we do not actually love our preborn neighbors and consider them equal to ourselves.
God has declared "you shall not murder". God's institution of human government was seen in Genesis 9:6 and concerned the protection of Life against murder. Our own Declaration of Independence noted that all men are CREATED equal (not BORN equal), and that we have an unalienable right to life granted by our Creator. In Romans 13, God has ordained government to wield swords against evildoers, and there is a first burden on government to protect innocent life. In fact, without Life, there can be no preservation of Liberty or Property.
The preamble to our US Constitution states "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity..." Have we established justice for the preborn? Do they enjoy tranquility? Have we defended them? Are we promoting their welfare? Abortion is killing our Posterity. We violate every aspect of the preamble through "legalized" human abortion.
Both the 5th and 14th amendments to the US Constitution state that there shall be no deprivation of Life without due process of law. It is binding on both the federal and state governments, yet abortion denies the preborn Life without due process.
“We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…” Idaho Constitution Preamble.
“All men are by nature free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty…” – Idaho Constitution Article I, Section 1.
Article VI of the US Constitution states "This Constitution...shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."
"The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution;".
By Article VI, all government officers, including judicial officers are BOUND by oath to enforce the Constitution, NOT to enforce only the judiciary's opinion of the Constitution. Known as the "Supremacy Clause", Article VI says that the THE CONSTITUTION is supreme, NOT that the Supreme Court is Supreme.
There is a doctrine in history and particularly in scripture known as the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates. In essence, it teaches that when the superior or higher ranking civil authority makes immoral/unjust laws or policies, the lower or lesser ranking civil authority has both a right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority. If necessary, the lesser authorities may even actively resist the higher authority.
The doctrine should not be exercised in every grievance, and its authorized use is by those in govermental power. The pastors of Magdeburg, Germany elucidated standards by which the doctrine should be exercised in their Magdeburg Confession of 13 April 1550. Certainly, when the right to life is being deprived unjustly by the higher governmental authority, then that is a foremost case for active resistance and defiance by the lesser magistrates. Human abortion meets the qualifications for application of this doctrine.
It is our duty as citizens to train and equip ourselves and then to train and equip our state and local governments to resist the tyranny against the preborn of legal abortion. We must demand that our magistrates stand against the tyranny of abortion, and when they stand, we must stand with them.
Listen to the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates, Pt 1
Listen to the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates, Pt 2
The Appellation by John Knox
In 1558, John Knox wrote extensively about resisting tyrants in his Appellation to the Scottish Nobles. In his writing, he cited dozens of scriptures to support that there is a righteous resistance to tyrant rulers that is completely Biblical and within the will of God.Read The Appellation by John Knox
Circulate the Petition.
It is time to establish Justice for the preborn children being slaughtered by abortion in Idaho. We need tens of thousands of signatures to pass citizen legislation that will ensure equal protection under the law for children. We need your help. After it passes, we will need our state and local governments to resist any judicial attempt to override the abolition of human abortion.