As viewed from Biblical Law by James Jester
The Constitution of the United States has long been regarded as the document that protects our God-given Rights. It is a well-known fact of history that the Constitution would not have been ratified by the states without some protection of these Rights. The result was the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. The people reasoned, what good is a Constitution without some guarantee? They had just fought a tyrannical government and did not want their new centralized government to become too powerful. As the actor, Mel Gibson, asked in his movie, The Patriot, “What difference does it make if we have one tyrant a thousand miles away, or a thousand tyrants one mile away?”
The Preamble introduces the Constitution as a Trust, with the words, “to Ourselves and our Posterity.” It was designed for no one else. Many
Founders knew that the new Constitution would only work for Godly men and understood that if the ungodly came to power nothing would stop them.“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”Evidently, John Adams (and others) knew something that most today do not. Were they aware that this document had loopholes in it? Are our God-given Rights really guaranteed? Can the Constitution contradict and violate these Rights? Could it be that immoral and irreligious people now run our country? It is obvious today that very evil people do run this government for there is no limit to what they have done or can do. Neither is there any accountability or punishment found in the Constitution for evildoers. There are at least four ways that the Constitution allows the “fearful taskmaster” that George Washington warned us about.
The Amendment Process
The Constitution was flawed from the beginning. If it were perfect, as God's Law is, then there would have been no need for any Amendments to guarantee our Rights. God’s Law always guarantees what is right. One danger is found in Article V. It allows Congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses deem it necessary, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose Amendments to the Constitution. At first glance, this may sound like a good thing, but it also can be used against us. This is why we need good people in government, as John Adams said.
Our enemies have used the Amendment process to destroy this country. After the “Civil War” (actually the War of Northern Aggression), the Amendments (13-17) that followed drastically changed the nature of our country. Being under marshal law, white southerners were not allowed to vote. Johnson and Grant would not allow congressman and senators to be seated in the capital. White legislators were told they had to pass the 13th and 14th Amendments or be barred from Congress. Some legislators were barred at the point of a Union bayonet. Therefore, being under duress, these Amendments were not properly ratified.
The 14th Amendment made everyone (including Negroes) in the country “federal citizens” instead of State Citizens. This is what allows all races to vote or hold public office. The Bible forbids “a stranger” (another race) to be king over us (See Deut. 17:15). It also forbids a woman to rule us (See Isa. 3:12). This Amendment makes us all equally, under federal jurisdiction, making us liable for taxes and other forms of regulation. This brings us to the infamous 16th Amendment (never ratified), which the IRS claims justifies the so-called “income tax.” Ever since then, we have been taxed into slavery. All the federal agencies we do not like today are a result of 14th Amendment jurisdiction. If we could get rid of the 14th Amendment then all these unconstitutional agencies would go away.
The 14th and 15th Amendments have destroyed the Constitution for our democratic Republic and turned us into a dictatorial Democracy. Some may doubt this fact, but it has been confirmed by the speeches of Thurgood Marshall. The founders never intended a Democracy. They knew from history that Democracies become dictatorial and commit suicide. Also, because of the 17th Amendment we no longer have state’s rights protecting the people through their own State Legislatures as was in the original Constitution. It has changed the government’s legal standing to a dictator god, and the 14th Amendment has changed the people’s legal standing from sovereign to subject. The 14th Amendment actually provides dual citizenship. The state Citizen is tricked into becoming a federal US citizen by the Social Security Application. For all practical purposes, America was destroyed in the aftermath of the “Civil War” with massive new Amendments, the South being the last true patriots to defend our original Constitution. All of this, and yet the original Constitution still has some dangerous provisions.
International Debt Jurisdiction
Article VI makes all previous debts, under the Confederation, valid under the Constitution. This may sound reasonable at first – of course, we should pay our debts; but God's Law allows for the forgiveness of debt every 50 years (See Lev. 25:10). Again, we have a problem. This provision was for the bankers, not us. This Article is like a blank check to allow the government to do whatever it pleases.
A special international debt jurisdiction is found in Article III, Section 2 and is called admiralty and maritime. In addition, Article I, Section 10, takes away the state’s ability to argue with the bankers and their obligation of contracts. It appears the bankers were truly favored above the people. After all, the elite few actually wrote the Constitution, not we the people. Yet we are told the people wrote it to limit the power of government. This may be true of the first 10 Amendments (Bill of Rights), but it certainly is not true as a whole.
Back to Article VI, paragraph two:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the land, and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Simply a Treaty can take your God-given Rights, and your local Judge has to abide by it. This is another provision to allow the government to do anything it wants. Treaties are now an Executive Privilege. This was not always the case. Before the 17th Amendment, the president needed approval of the states before he could sign a Treaty. This was a Right of the state, but not anymore. In Article I, Section 3, it says that two Senators, “chosen by the Legislature thereof...” However, the 17th Amendment changed this by omitting those words, and removed the only obstacle to easy ratification of Treaties proposed by the president.
Since Treaties become part of our Constitution, do you think the enemies of freedom may have used this to alter the course of our nation? Of course they did! There are many treaties our Presidents have made with other nations. To name a few, the UN Treaty Agreement, NAFTA, GATT, and the Trans Pacific Partnership. When any elected official takes his/her oath of office to uphold the Constitution, they must also uphold the Treaties it includes. Many of us recognize that such agreements violate certain constitutional principles, yet because of treaties we can say such violations of our rights are constitutional. Most Americans swallow this but it is unacceptable to a free people.
Another way Americans lose Rights is by something nearly identical to treaties, i.e., Contracts. Many thinking people ask, “How can the government tax my paycheck against my will? How can the IRS confiscate anything they want? Why will they sell my property if I refuse to pay the fee?” The answer is you gave them permission to do all of this with Contracts. The Constitution allows one to enter into an agreement with another. When you (in ignorance) signed up for a Social Security Number, in effect you said, “Government, please take care of me when I am old, and while I'm working, just deduct as much as you like to pay for it.” You say, “I didn't know that!” This is a form of fraud, and by right, you should be released from such an agreement; yet, the government will hold you to it at all costs (charged to you, of course). The public was tricked into entering a Contract. Had our grandparents known the deceit of the Social Security system, they would have never participated in it. But, the deliberately caused Great Depression coerced them into the system.
Treaties and Contracts are under Admiralty and Maritime jurisdiction of the Constitution. Our founding fathers discovered the same legal jurisdiction in their day. “He (the King) has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our law; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation” (Declaration of Independence).Then our founding fathers placed this same foreign jurisdiction into our Constitution! You would think they would have known better. Admiralty law is the main reason we lose freedoms and makes the Constitution our enemy.
No Religious Test
The final and biggest problem with the U.S. Constitution is that it allows the recognition of any god, not just the one true God of our fathers. Article VI, section 3, “...but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or Public Trust under the United States.” If there is no religious test it means the Constitution is a neutral covenant in relation to God. Nowhere does it invoke the God of the Bible or Jesus Christ.This is in contrast to most of our original State constitutions, which required those in public office to be either a church member or a devout Christian. Is the God of the Bible neutral? Certainly not, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me” (Ex. 20:3). True Biblical Christianity cannot allow for religious neutrality.
Before the U.S. Constitution, the Articles of Confederation did not interfere with the states’ requirements. This “no religious test” is dangerous, because you have no restriction on what kind of person you will get in office. If we allow such a provision of law as this, then we tolerate other gods before us. God’s Law directs us not to tolerate other gods. What we tolerate we eventually approve, and if we are worshiping every god under the sun then we are our own worst enemy. Eventually all the states did the same thing and removed the Christian oath qualifications from their constitutions. When we “walk after our own thoughts(Isaiah 65:2),” God brings His wrath against us.
Many Christians defend Article VI of the Constitution saying that the intent of the “no religious test” clause is to prevent a particular denominational doctrine from becoming a test. However, at the time, no religious requirement hinged on some minor doctrine, but all Christian churches commonly supported the major doctrines of the faith.
Article VI opens with the statement, “All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.” An “Engagement” is a legal or moral obligation. The word “Engagements” refers to the existing State governments (which had their religious tests) that existed under the Articles of Confederation at the time. Article VI is saying that these were to continue with the new Constitution. This, of course, is fine for the State governments; but what about Federal officers.
Did the existing State governments and institutions continue? No; at least not for long! Nobody can doubt that after the War of 1861 that the States remained the same. The Confederacy in the South wanted to continue governing as the Constitution claimed they could in Article VI, but was denied that right. They had won all the Constitutional arguments and the Supreme Court was on their side. They had fought for the Constitution and their Christian heritage, but the Constitution did not protect them under the Article VI opening statement regarding previous Engagements. Maybe this was not all the fault of the Constitution, but largely the fault of dictator Lincoln and the Republican administration. It appears that the Constitution is full of double-speak, which allows for those holding public office to interpret it as they please (or just ignore it). “Engagements” could mean whatever they wanted it to mean. The engagement in slavery was allowed to continue under the new Constitution, but the time came when it was unilaterally decided that it was to end. The Constitution was vague enough to allow a morphing into something else. It says one thing, yet those holding public office can do another. What good is a Constitution that allows this?
Some constitutional experts say this opening statement of Article VI is obsolete today, and only of historical interest. If this is true, then the whole issue is gone. Indeed, the Southern Confederacy experienced the fact that “Engagements” was, in fact, gone. If it was gone then, it is still gone today.
The god of Humanism
Without a religious test, therefore, the religion of secular humanism has crept into Christian America. James Madison, the main author of the Constitution, had desired a secular state all along – he got his way in Article VI. When a man was elected, it was the peoples’ belief that God wanted this person to rule. Secular philosophers developed the idea of representative government along the line of man’s will rather than God’s will. The European philosophers reasoned God out of the picture and concluded that the voice of the people is the voice of God. Whatever the people vote is the voice of God (yet nowhere in the Bible are we directed to vote). This philosophy had expanded into all of Europe and was the historical context of our Constitution. When we deny God’s law, the only thing left is humanism. It is as simple as that. God’s Law is pure and just and shows mercy. Man’s law will always be harsh and unjust. If a man steals something, God’s Law says he must make restitution. Man’s law says put him in jail. Man will never be as benevolent, or just, or merciful, as God is. Tyranny and totalitarianism always result when men attempt to replace God’s Law.
Look at the document, and ask, who is the ultimate authority, God or the document itself? We know that the Supreme Court interprets and rules on the Constitution, sometimes in some very twisted ways. It said over 30 years ago that a woman’s right to choose (under the Constitution) trumps the life of an unborn child. Now how warped is that? The choice (the vote) is the new god. Abortionists are murderers and they should be executed for murder, yet the Constitution protects them! What is the “supreme law of the land”? Is it the Constitution? Is it some “Supreme” Court judge? Is it “we the people”? Isn’t there something wrong here? There is nothing (or no one) supreme but God himself. He only is the Lawgiver. Our God decides what is right and wrong; not a judge pretending to be God and not “we the people” acting as God.
A Fraudulent Document
Gary North in his article, “The Most Successful Fraud in American History”, brings out the fact that the Constitution was written by James Madison and the meetings held behind closed doors from the public and press. He did not amend the Articles, as per the instructions given by several state legislatures to their attendees, but totally replaced them.
No member of the convention ever revealed what went on behind those closed doors. Luther Martin, of Maryland, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, opposed the new constitution within days of his participation. He kept notes of the debates, but his notes were not published until 1838, two years after Madison’s death. Martin’s notes were published along with Robert Yates’ notes, who also attended and opposed what had gone on there (Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention, 1787). What could have kept opponents such as Martin and Yates from publishing? All the members took a vow of secrecy. Beware of any secrecy! We know that most of the founders either were members, or involved with, the secret society of free Masons.
The anti-Federalists published numerous criticisms of the secret convention and the proposed Constitution. Yet, in every state ratifying convention, the Federalists won. Madison was a consummate political organizer, arguably the most successful political theorist in man’s recorded history. He even revised his notes (which he gave to Washington for safe keeping at Mount Vernon) just before he died – the very records that would shape what historians would record. The most accurate assessment of this incomparably successful fraud was Patrick Henry. When asked why he did not attend the Constitutional Convention, he replied, “I smell a rat in Philadelphia.” It seems that he knew something dreadful and very deceitful was going on with the planning of this new Constitution and he opposed its ratification. He was the main spokesman for the anti-Federalists.
Although parts of the Constitution are good, and our government should be held accountable to them, these good laws (such as the Bill of Rights) were nothing more than a carrot held before us; to deceive us into thinking we have certain Rights. It was enough to get it passed. The Deceivers knew they had the Power in the very words of the Constitution to remove any such Rights by the treaty making authority and easy amendment process. These same privileges are used every day in the courts across America to mock us. This is why some judges will laugh at someone who tries to claim a God-given Right as mentioned in the Bill of Rights. Someone has said, “No one is so helplessly enslaved as those who think they are free.” Americans think they have Rights, but in Article IV, Section 2, the Constitution states,“The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities...”No Rights mentioned here!
The original Constitution of 1789 was a step down from the Articles of Confederation and a step away from the Bible. The 10 Amendments made it appear better and allowed ratification, but with the other provisions (as mentioned above) and the Amendments which followed, it evolved into a tyrannical document giving legal sanction to evil government. This was not the intent of some of the founders, or of the American people. Its purpose was to limit government power not expand it. We all are aware of how the federal government has expanded into a devouring monster. They can prohibit free speech, confiscate guns, wiretap your communications, brainwash you and your children, and tell you how to vote – they usually provide you with two (the D. and the R.) – how nice! And they call it “Constitutional.”
Over the years, Americans have cited infringements of their Rights supposedly guaranteed by the Constitution. However, usually, any redress of grievances against the federal government has been met with failure. They just ignore us and go on because they know the Constitution is vague when it comes to “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The best solution is to pitch out the Godless Constitution and start over with the Bible as our Law book, and establish a new Constitution without the dangerous provisions for the bankers and politicians. It is so altered from its original form that it is not worth salvaging. The Constitution is already a dissolved covenant. The biggest proof was the War of 1861.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17, gave tyrannical power to Congress with the phrase, “To exercise exclusive legislation in all Cases whatsoever….” Ironically, this same phrase was used about the King of England in the Declaration of Independence. The tyranny is the same today as it was then. The Constitution puts up the false front of freedom yet it is a very oppressive document. It is also an anti-Christian document because it has no religious oath for public officers.
Conspiracy in Philadelphia, Political Polytheism, Gary North
Men of Little Faith: The Anti-Federalists on the Nature of Representative
Government (1955), Cecelia Kenyon
Grandfather's Economic Report, M. W. Hodge Review, David Gordon
Elites in American History (1981), Philip Burch