Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God

“Sell not…liberty to purchase power.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!” — Isaiah 10:1-2 ESV 

Today we the people are facing a clear choice—Obedience to God or Tyranny.

The Founding Fathers obeyed God and fought against the tyranny of the English King. By doing so they declared their independence from a tyrannical Great Britain and created our Constitutional Republic.

The Constitution was clearly intended to put power into the hands of the people, not the government. Government can never be God.

The federal government was never intended to be all powerful, rather its powers were specifically designed to be limited as outlined in the U.S. Constitution.

In the story of America’s Great Seal, a particularly relevant chapter is the imagery suggested by Benjamin Franklin in August 1776. He chose the dramatic historical scene described in Exodus, where people confronted a tyrant in order to gain their freedom. Franklin added to his seal the motto, “Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God. states,

Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God” echoes the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. . . whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive to these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

We, the People of the United States are to:

  • Form a more perfect union
  • Establish justice
  • Insure domestic tranquility
  • Provide for the common defense
  • Promote the general welfare
  • Secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity

These goals require a government with the power to protect its citizens. The framers of the U.S. Constitution understood this and included a provision (Article IV, Section 4) that essentially says: The United States shall protect its people from foreign invasion and from domestic violence. And many considered self-inflicted harm the more likely threat to America.

Today we the people are witnesses to a foreign invasion of our Southern border and increased domestic violence and mayhem from groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

America in the Balance

Today America, and everything that it stands for, is in the balance, i.e. uncertain and at a critical stage. Daily we see an unprecedented expansion of federal bureaucratic powers that are a clear and present danger to the Republic.

This “federal bureaurotaocracy” has struck in a small resort in Palm Beach, Florida and by doing so has sent shock waves across this nation. If a former President of the United States can be attacked in his own family home so too can every American citizen, regardless of religious affiliation, political party or ideological bent.

Every American is now a target if they in any way push back against the federal bureaurotaocracy.

While Americans are going to the polls in August to vote in the 2022 primary elections and in November for the midterm elections it is critical for every legal voter to think about where he or she stands.

Do you want control over your life and that of your family or not? This is the question on every ballot in every state in the union.

This is not about left vs. right, Democrat vs. Republican. This is about God vs. Tyranny.

Don’t believe me then just look at the powers to be from the school house to the White House.

As Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

We don’t need masters, we need servants of, by and for we the people.

Choose wisely who you vote for in August primary elections and then in the November 2022 midterms.

Your life depends upon it.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.


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