Revolt of the Lesser Magistrates

Americans need to understand that America’s ills cannot and will not be fixed by the courts. The federal courts are the dispensers and purveyors of immorality, injustice, and decadence in America. The federal courts have now emboldened President Obama. On Friday, May 13th, Obama threatened all schools in America that they will lose all their federal money if they do not allow males into female bathrooms and shower rooms and vice-versa.

The city council of Flatwoods, Kentucky has revolted against this lawless, immoral decree.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin stated the following after Obama’s decree and threat – “It is difficult to imagine a more absurd federal overreach into a local issue. Under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to interfere in local school districts’ bathroom policies.”

Now Governor Bevin will have to decide whether to do his duty and defend these City Council magistrates when the feds attack them – or to throw them under the bus and sing the common song – “the federal courts have ruled – so all we can do is obey.”

The sodomites know the courts are the dispensers of their filth through the arm of the state.

The director of the homosexual group Louisville-based Fairness Campaign, Chris Hartman, threatened legal ramifications against city of Flatwoods for passing the ordinance.

“Cities where such ordinances have been passed have faced costly lawsuits. This a dangerous ordinance for the city,” said Hartman. “I think it’s not a surprise to you all to say that there’s no question that the city of Flatwoods will be sued.”

This is how the sodomite crowd pushes their intolerance and filth. The federal courts embolden them in their bullying and thuggery and do their bidding.

Understand, the federal courts just three weeks prior to Obama’s decree made clear this will be their next tyranny – to force the nation to allow both sexes in bathroom and shower rooms. This emboldened Obama because he knows he has the lawless federal judiciary on his side – hence, his decree. He wants to be viewed as the leader and pioneer of this so-called ‘cause-celeb civil rights movement.’

As the federal judiciary sides with Obama in the coming months – states, government officials (federal, state, county, and local), and citizens will be forced to either submit to such filth or defy the federal courts.

Again, federal tyranny cannot and will not be fixed by the courts. The other branches of government at the state, county, and local level must step up and exercise their authority and interpose against a lawless federal government. This is the doctrine of the lesser magistrates applied.

Twelve states have already declared revolt against Obama’s decree – but what remains to be seen is if they are just feigning a fight (this has been standard operating procedure of state governments) till the federal courts rule – and then hide behind the common song “the federal courts have ruled so all we can do is obey.”

The federal judiciary has invaded and usurped all jurisdictions and branches of government. Jefferson warned of this nearly 200 years ago. He wrote: “The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped.” (Letter to Charles Hammond, August 18, 1821)

The Supreme Court wrote themselves into this role – as lone and final arbiter of the Constitution – through their rulings. Though men will always try to forbear, the judiciary’s continued lawlessness is bringing this 200 year old debate to a head. Men are realizing they no longer have the convenience of acting indifferent towards the unjust and immoral actions of the federal judiciary.

Through so-called “Judicial Supremacy,” the federal courts claim to be the lone and final arbiter of what is constitutional and what is not. They claim this through the so-called “Supremacy Clause” – Article 6, paragraph 2 of the Constitution. But when one actually reads Article 6, paragraph 2 they see that the Supreme Court is not even mentioned there (nor any federal court). Rather – it is the Constitution itself that has supremacy.

Every magistrate in America, from a policeman to the president, takes an oath to uphold the U. S. Constitution. They do not take an oath of subservience to the federal government, nor to the federal judiciary. Therefore, whenever one branch of government begins to play the tyrant, it is incumbent for all other branches (whether federal, state, county, or local) to resist and oppose the branch playing the tyrant – even if the tyrant is the U. S. Supreme Court or the President. This is true federalism.

Listen to a radio interview with Pastor Matthew Trewhella on this subject.

[Note: The federal court ruled (in the above cited case) that a male who is still a male (but wants to be a female) was to be allowed in the girls bathroom and shower room. The homosexuals feign victim and say we are “making this an issue” but the reality is they have made it an issue. This is not about men who now look like women or women who now look like men using the bathroom or shower room. They have an agenda – to push their sexual lawlessness and confusion upon every boy and girl in America.]

Contact info to encourage the magistrates:

Councilman Gray Tomblyn                                                                                                                                                                   City of Flatwoods, KY
2513 Reed St.   Flatwoods, KY 41139
Fax: (606) 836-4222

Matthew Trewhella is the pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church ( He and his wife, Clara, have eleven children and reside in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. You can obtain his book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates: A Proper Response to Tyranny and A Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government at or by going to the websites or