The Duty Of Lower Magistrates To Face Down The Tyranny Of Same-Sex Marriage

The Federal Government seems bent on destroying Western Civilization. After a long litany of laws, policies, and court opinions designed to undermine and attack the family and Christianity, the final blow could be decreed in just the next several days. I speak of the impending ruling on homosexual marriage.

It appears the U.S. Supreme Court is about to trample the constitutions of 31 states – another frontal assault against family. Sociologists like Carle Zimmerman and J.D. Unwin have proven conclusively that when nations denigrate God’s created order regarding family, they cannot survive. There has never been an exception in the history of the world.

Every good Statist knows that in order to strengthen the State — you have to weaken the family. The federal government has been imposing law and policy to accomplish that end for decades now. Meanwhile, the lower magistrates — who in a system of true federalism know they possess lawful authority and a duty to interpose — have decided to hide behind the lie that “A federal court has ruled, so we can do nothing but obey.”

Most Americans no longer understand that the states were never intended to be mere provinces of the federal government. They were never intended to be mere implementation centers for unjust and immoral federal laws, policies, and court opinions.

Herbert Schlossberg speaks to this point in his magnum opus, Idols for Destruction. He says, regarding the lesser magistrates:

“The framers of the American Constitution were conscious of the excesses to which centralized political systems were prone, and their solution was to devise multiple levels of authority. The existence of states, cities, counties, townships, and independent taxing authorities, which, to apologists for the state, has been a messy derogation from beneficent centralized power, has saved us from some of the assaults on freedom that others have suffered.”

Schlossberg points out, however, that in our day, these “intermediate institutions, which formerly served to check the central power, have largely atrophied.”

He later reveals how the federal government has pulled this off:

“After three-quarters of a century, the new nationalism has borne bitter fruit. People who have despised the right of localities to govern themselves have delivered them into the hands of federal masters. Local politicians have acquiesced in the mugging of the provinces because in return for giving up political authority they have received monetary benefits.”

The U.S. Constitution did not bind the states to a suicide pact with a lawless federal government. The idea that the states (and lesser authorities) must obey a lawless federal judiciary is a fiction. The insanity being imposed by the federal government has reached such a fever pitch that people have begun to ask: “At what point do we offer resistance to this federal behemoth?” And more importantly: “What form of resistance is legitimate and has a chance for success?”

The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates

A tool that is found in Scripture and proven in history to rein in tyrannical acts by the higher authority is known as “the doctrine of the lesser magistrates.”

The lesser magistrate doctrine states that… [click here to read the rest of the story].