Jake Jacobs
Mother should I trust the government? Part III
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By Jake Jacobs
October 7, 2014

Robin Hood took the peoples stolen property back from an oppressive criminal government and gave it to the people who produced and owned the property in the first place.

Robin Hood believed in the rule of law and served the honorable King Richard the Lionhearted but it was when Richard's brother the tyrannical King John I of Magna Charta fame violated the rule of law that Robin Hood and his band of merry freedom fighters gave back to the people living in their thatched roofed castles their property confiscated by the government.

Stories whether real or tales like Braveheart and Robin Hood reflect the centuries old battle between what became known by English and Scottish political philosophers as: REX LEX versus LEX REX. REX LEX was the arrogant worldview held by Monarchs that the King was not only THE Law but he was above the Law or a Law unto himself. Thus what he declared whether it aligned with the Sovereign King of The Universe's Law or not was irrelevant. Gradually as Liberty fighters and philosophers fought this evil anti Christian idea there evolved into the foundations of our Declaration of Independence and our Constitutional republican form of government the wonderful idea of LEX REX or Law is King or Law is above the King. Ultimately that Law was God's Law.

This concept was in relationship to the development of what became know as "The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates" where government officials under the King believed that if the King violated the Law of the Supreme Judge of the World our Creator then it was proper to resist tyranny and not to blindly follow and obey evil civil government. That was the thinking of our Founders as they fought the American War for Life and Liberty versus the civil government of King George III and it was the legal argumentation in the Declaration of Independence of 1776.

It is no coincidence that when England diminished the power of the King in their history they called their new executive "Prime Minister." They learned from the Scriptures that the term minister means to be a servant unto the people. Thus the chief executive of English government was not to be over the people but a servant under the people protecting their life and liberty and allowing them to pursue happiness in their thatched roofed castles. This servant hood concept carries over into the structure of our Constitutional Federal Republic.

R. J. Rummel in his book Death By Government chronicles "the mass murder of their own citizens or those under their protection or control by emperors, kings, sultans, khans, presidents, governors, generals and others is very much a part of our history." Rummel estimates that in pre-20th century world history there were over 133 Million people murdered by government and in the bloody 20th century it was well over 128 million. I bring these horrible historical facts to your attention because it reflects what happens when sinful government leaders are left un-checked, imbalanced and their powers are not separated but consolidated within a highly centralized power structure. While the murderous Soviet, North Korean and Chinese socialists might have called themselves a "Republic" they truly represented tyranny the exact opposite of our Founders understanding of liberty in a Republic under God and under righteous Law.

While not a perfect Nation the American Republic did not join in democide or death by government in the 20th century and was in fact a great liberator from government oppression throughout the world. America is a beacon of righteousness and a shining city upon a hill for the world to see and to flee to, to be free. The American Republic is the greatest living experiment of liberty in the history of the world. When she lives up to her self-evident truths that all men are created equal before the eyes of God and man she is second to none of all the Nations. I mean no disrespect for my country in this book and anybody who has heard me speak or teach in the last 30 years will attest to the fact I love my country, our Republic under God!

This small book is simply reminding us of where we've been in the eternal war for life and liberty and why we must always be vigilant and suspect of the powers that be. With all the thousands and thousands of books, debates, and technical explanations of the various forms of governments throughout world history the simple bottom line question for us is:

Is the government to be trusted with the power we've given them to protect our life and liberties and to not harm us in our "thatched roofed castles?"

History teaches us: No! This little book is an attempt to illustrate historically that even in the great country of America, BIG government has at times violated American citizens unalienable castle rights to life and liberty.

Federal Government leave us alone!

© Jake Jacobs

 

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Jake Jacobs

Dr. Jake Jacobs has been married for 32 years to his lovely wife Lori and has two children Joseph 28 and Anastasia 25. When he's not writing, teaching or speaking he loves watching the Green Bay Packers and enjoys his fire-pit at night, watching the Heavens declare God's Glory... (more)

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