Every time I see large groups of individuals gather to protest the draconian restrictions many governors have placed on their citizens I am happy. I am also relieved to know that decades of progressive indoctrination has not squashed this in everyone, even though educators and the media have made great inroads. Far too many have blindly accepted the trampling of their rights and far too many oppose the efforts of their liberty minded friends. Of course the liberal media has done an excellent job vilifying those who demand a return to the good old days when freedom and liberty were the only normal we accepted.
I am extremely happy and relieved that the mass protests have not resulted in spikes in virus cases. It it did happen I know the media would have trumpeted that news loudly.
When researching last week’s article I came across the perfect example of the type of liberal indoctrination that takes place. This example was this definition of the rule of law I found on the Merriam Webster Dictionary “a situation in which the laws of a country are obeyed by everyone.” When I saw the definition I was angered because it goes against so many important principles that are at the core of our great republic. These principles have been core principles since the first sparks of the American Revolution began.
There is nothing more American than taking a stand against unjust laws. That notion was at the very heart of the American Revolution. Thomas Jefferson immortalized this principle when he wrote this in a letter to James Madison:
I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccesful rebellions indeed generally establish the incroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is a medecine necessary for the sound health of government.
I want to make it clear that I am in no way advocating armed rebellion now or ever. Nonviolent civil disobedience has always proved to be far more effective. I am extremely grateful that we have the Second Amendment to protect our God-given natural right to bear arms which is our ultimate defense against a tyrannical government.
We must only accept laws that are just. If they are not we must speak out and protest. Questioning unjust laws does not mean we do not value the rule of law, it means we properly understand it is a two way street.
For the rule of law to apply the laws must also be passed by those who have the true authority to pass such laws. Governors issuing stay at home orders and lockdowns most likely do not have the proper authority under the state constitutions therefore they are not valid laws.
The US Constitution is the supreme law of the land in the United States. Laws that violate the Constitution are not valid therefore the rule of law does not apply. We should protest unconstitutional laws more readily.
Many states, including Massachusetts, are way too slow with their reopening process even though the curve of the Coronavirus has trended downward and not just flattened. I am hoping the protests soon kick into high gear.