Below is a press release from Mercy Seat Christian Church concerning their public efforts to expose Governor Scott Walker’s failure to defend Wisconsin from the attacks of a lawless federal government.
Mercy Seat Christian Church
10240 W. National Ave. Suite 129 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53227
262-628-9169 MercySeat.net DefyTyrants.com
– For Immediate Release –
We call upon Governor Walker to do his duty and demonstrate interposition by defending Wisconsin against a lawless federal judiciary.
[Banners are on Milwaukee freeway overpasses – today, April 27th, from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. – demanding he do so.]
Any court opinion which denigrates and impugns the created order of God regarding marriage (being between a man and a woman) is an immoral decree and should not be obeyed.
Governor Walker displayed rank cowardice when the U.S. Supreme Court failed to stay an egregious court opinion by federal judge Barbara Crabb which trampled upon and disparaged Wisconsin’s Constitution. Rather than defend Wisconsin, he peed on himself like an outmatched dog and stated the following – “For us, it’s over in Wisconsin. The federal courts have ruled that this decision by this court of appeals decision is the law of the land and we will be upholding it.”
We call upon Governor Walker to do his duty and defend our Constitution from this lawless federal attack upon Wisconsin.
Walker went on to say, “I’d rather be talking in the future now more about our jobs plan and our plan for the future of the state. I think that’s what matters to the kids. It’s not this issue.”
We state to Governor Walker that we think “what matters to the kids” is that those in positions of authority wield their power properly. Marriage and family is the core foundation upon which societies are built. If you pervert that – any plan you have for the future of the state is pointless and meaningless.
We call upon Governor Walker to no longer hide behind the lie that “a federal court has ruled so I must obey.” Western Civilization is built upon the premise that when “higher law” or in this case the very “created order” is impugned by civil authorities – other civil authorities have the right and duty not to obey.
The idea that lawless federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, must be obeyed – even when they write opinions that inscribe immorality or perversion – is a fiction.
We point out that the Supremacy Clause – Article 6, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution – nowhere declares that federal courts or the U. S. Supreme Court has supremacy over the constitutions or laws of the states or the judges of states. Rather, it states that the U.S. Constitution has supremacy and laws or treaties made in accordance with the Constitution.
The Constitution nowhere grants jurisdiction to the federal government over marriage. Nor is there any federal law that declares marriage between homosexuals to be legitimate.
When the Supreme Court acts outside the parameters of the Constitution it is incumbent on the lesser magistrates, within their spheres of authority, to maintain allegiance to the U. S. Constitution and not blithely obey federal lawlessness.
Hence, when Walker states that “the federal courts have ruled so I must obey” he is hiding behind a lie; a fiction created by federal courts but repugnant to the very U.S. Constitution itself.
Nowhere are states compelled to a suicide pact with a lawless federal government. The people of the states should not be forced to accept a federal court which makes opinions repugnant to all common sense and the clear created order of God and says “two men or two women can marry.” Again, marriage and family is the core foundation upon which societies are built. Such a ruling is an attack upon family.
We affirm that Christ upheld the created order of God and made clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. Jesus said: “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.” –Mark 10:6-7
We abhor the long train of abuses and attacks upon the family by this federal government and the states which have decided to act as mere provinces of the federal government; as mere implementation centers of immoral/unjust federal laws, policies, and court opinions. Governor Walker has a duty to interpose against this federal attack upon Wisconsin, not accommodate it.
We understand that every good Statist knows that in order to strengthen the State – you have to weaken the family. This latest coercive action by federal courts upon the states is but another attempt to demean and belittle the institution of marriage and attack the family, not to mention impugn the created order of God.
We note that – while the governors, judges, and legislators of 27 other states have bowed their necks to federal tyranny, Alabama Chief Justice Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court have instead demonstrated interposition. Even after a federal judge trampled Alabama’s Constitution and homosexual marriages began, the Alabama Supreme Court interposed and the homosexual marriages have been stopped cold.
They are the only state to demonstrate interposition, so far, against a lawless federal judiciary. They have proven that states do not simply have to obey federal courts. They have repudiated the lie of lesser magistrates that “the federal courts have ruled so we must obey.”
We also note that – just 11 years after the ink dried on the U. S. Constitution, the federal government acted outside its Constitutional restraints and two states – Virginia and Kentucky – demonstrated interposition against the federal Alien and Sedition Acts and issued resolutions of defiance. Thomas Jefferson who authored Virginia’s Resolution wrote in part “…the states who are parties thereto [parties to the U. S. Constitution], have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose against the evil, and for maintaining within the respective limits, the authorities, rights, and liberties.” – Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Resolution, 1798
James Madison, who is known as the architect of the U. S. Constitution, wrote the Kentucky Resolution and stated in part, “…and that whensoever the general government [federal government] assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.” – James Madison, Kentucky Resolution, 1798
Finally, in the 1850’s, Wisconsin’s legislature and Supreme Court demonstrated interposition in the Joshua Glover/Sherman Booth incident by defying the federal government regarding slavery. This included defying the U. S. Supreme Court. They stated in part, “Resolved: That this assumption of jurisdiction by the federal judiciary, in the said case, and without process, is an act of undelegated power, and therefore without authority, void, and of no force.” – The Wisconsin Legislature, 1859
As people headed towards downtown this morning from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. – whether on 94 from the west; or 43 from the north; or 43 from the south – they encountered four overpasses with the following messages.
For Traditional Marriage
Gov. Walker – do your duty!
Gov. Walker – Uphold your Oath
Save our State from Wash. D.C.