Ringside: Episode 38

There’s no party like a holy spirit party cuz a holy spirit party don’t stop! We are back to talk about stuff that probably shouldn’t be talked about among polite company! Earmuffs kids!

We have a special guest, Andrew Menz, joining us to talk about the value and joy of hunting as well other topics!

1. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE HAS BECOME MEANINGLESS?

2. HUNTING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL

3. ROMANS 7 – SIMULTANEOUSLY SINNER AND SAINT!? CAN YOU STRUGGLE WITH SIN AND STILL BE A SAINT?

4. WAS THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR JUST? WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN A LOYALIST OR REBEL

5. FORGET ABOUT GOING TO HEAVEN! WHAT ABOUT THE RESURRECTION!

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  1. You guys really missed the underlying question behind the American Revolution. The reason they fought was over the question of whether the Law is King, or the King is Law.

    In the English parliamentary system, the Law was King, and even the King had to submit himself to the law.

    Taxes were levied against the American colonists, but according to English law, taxes could only be levied against citizens. According to English law, citizens were accorded with parliamentary representation.

    The American colonists were being taxed (as if they were citizens), but they were denied representation (as if they were not citizens).

    As you pointed out, there were various other abuses as well, such as the lodging of soldiers in the homes of private citizens, which gave rise to all sorts of additional abuses at the hands of those soldiers. The colonists were being denied one of the most basic human rights, which is the right to private property. If you deny that this is a human right, just go read the seventh and ninth commandments which forbid both stealing, and coveting.

    So the primary problem was not that the colonists did not want to pay high taxes. The primary problem was that the king was acting as if he had unilateral authority to over ride the laws. In the English tradition, the King is not above the Law, but even the King must submit to the Law.

    If the pinnacle of authority lies in the Law, rather than one particular man, is it wrong to insist that the King must also submit to the authority which is over him? Is it wrong to rebel against lawlessness?

    That was the question at hand. I’m not sure the answer is clear cut, but it does bother me that so many Americans are ignorant of this fact. We see this ignorance played out today all the time. Presidents, judges, governors, and mayors believe that they can act outside of the Law simply because they don’t like it or agree with it.

    The American Revolution was a revolution against lawlessness, and in favor of the rule of law. That is what separates our revolution from all others. It as a revolution in support of the rule of law. As Americans, we should always be a people in favor of the rule of law. Anything else is despotism.

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