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The History of Tyranny - The Government was Guilty of Breaking the Law!
"The King (President) ought not to be under a man, but under God and under law, because the law makes the king… For there is no king where will governs and not law!" -Henry De Brachton
During the debates last night we witnessed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum take the time to school "statist" and former New York governor George Pataki on CNN's presidential debate a lesson in which all Americans should learn in order to preserve America as we know it.
"Sixteen years ago, this country was tremendously inspired by a young woman who faced a gunman in Columbine and was challenged about her faith and she refused to deny God," Santorum explained. "We saw her as a hero."
"Today, someone who refuses to defy a judge's unconstitutional verdict is ridiculed and criticized, chastised because she's standing up and not denying her God and her faith," he stated. "That is a huge difference in 16 years."
Santorum made clear, the country needed to elect a president who would "fight" the Supreme Court "when it exceeds its constitutional authority."
But that didn't sit well with "statist" Pataki.
"My response is kind of wow," he replied. "We're going to have a president who defies the Supreme Court?"
"I hope so!" Santorum exclaimed. "Martin Luther King wrote a letter from the Birmingham Jail. And he said in that letter that there are just laws and there are unjust laws. And we have no obligation to condone and accept unjust laws."
Pataki pointed out that King had been a private citizen while Davis was an elected official.
"It was civil disobedience where what he was willing to do is voluntarily go to jail with his followers to send a message to the elected representatives that these laws were wrong and had to be changed," Pataki argued. "And because of his courage, we didn't ignore the courts. We change the laws and made America a better place."
"That's the way to do it."
Watch the short debate clip:
Apparently Mr. Pataki does not realize that that he is advocating the very thing that he claims to denounce.
He precipitates the very things that he claims to want to avoid.
"To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy." –President Thomas Jefferson
To suggest that it would breed anarchy to disobey an unjust decision handed down by the Supreme Court, who within itself is defying the Lawgiver Himself, through tyrannical means, as well as by usurping its given authority, stands in direct contradiction of what he purposes is the government's position.
"There is nothing in this world more dangerous than sincere ignorance conscientious stupidity." –Martin Luther King Jr.