Interposition by Police in Massachusetts

Like Illinois, Michigan, and Oregon – the state legislature and the governor of Massachusetts has introduced a bill which tramples upon the 2nd Amendment and the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms.

Bill HD 4420 is a tyrants paradise. The bill is designed to turn law-abiding citizens into criminals.

But the Ware Police Department is interposing in Massachusetts. They are fighting. They are doing the duty of just lesser magistrates. When the bill was introduced – they were first to issue a statement calling on the citizens to take action against this lawless attack upon their God-given rights.

And now other police departments are following suit and issuing similar declarations and statements.

The Ware Police Department’s statement declares in part:

“We recognize that the right to bear arms is a fundamental aspect of our nation’s history and and essential component of personal and collective security. As members of the police force, we are committed to upholding the law and defending the rights of our community members. A plethora of unconstitutional proposals litter this travesty of a Bill.” [click here to read the whole statement]

Their statement goes on to instruct the citizens on four points of resistance to the tyrants. Instructing the citizens is a core role of magistrates. God refers to magistrates in His Word as sheperds. They are to rally the people and instruct them when evil is in the land.

We are thankful that a brother in Christ who is behind enemy lines there in Massachusetts, Frederick Gillette, has reached out to the Ware Police Department – and now to other departments who are taking a stand. He has given them copies of the book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates along with the sermon cd to the Montana legislators, plus some other literature to assure them that what they are doing is proper and necessary.

The doctrine of the lesser magistrates is demonstrated by the interposition of lesser civil authorities. When the superior authority (like a governor or federal judiciary) acts lawlessly – it is the duty of the lesser magistrates to interpose and not obey their unlawful actions. The lesser magistrate doctrine was first formalized by Christian men in 1550, but has also been seen in non-Christian nations showing it is natural to man.

To stay informed and rally with others against tyranny – contact us here.

America’s founders established this nation as a true federalism. In a true federalism there are multiple levels of government and multiple branches on each level. They did this because they held to a Christian view of man – that he is wicked and in need of a Savior.

They did not want power to rest in one man or a small group of men.

The founders established a federalism so the various branches would check the others if they acted wrongly.

The intent, therefore, of federalism is: if any one branch begins to play the tyrant, it is the duty of the other branches to interpose and resist that branch – and stop the evil. (The duty of the people is to rally with the interposing magistrates).