In 1644 Rev. Samuel Rutherford published LEX, REX, The Law & the Prince to demonstrate that the natural law is above the King, Some 364 years later The Invisible Hand Blog is born after a historic election a Reagan Conservative born in the 60's molded in the Reagan years begins this blog to demonstrate the God given Unalienable rights given to every person by God. God bless the truth and let the truth be raised.
You gotta love Alfonzo Rachel a real conservative Brother in every sense of the word. Watch his new video, a message to the nation called ZONATION, at the end of the video he brings it all together. "Capitalism, right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, This is what made this country great. NOT, socialism, right to death, debauchery, and equal distribution of misery. This is what liberals want." Furthermore, Barack Obama is implementing the latter as I type and as you read, so wake-up America.
One day you are flying on a Trans-Pacific flight in 2009 and suddenly while you are flying over the Pacific Ocean you are transported to an Island that you have visited before, but this time everything is different it is not 2009 but 1977 . . . I told you I am a big fan of LOST. This is how I feel every morning I wake-up in this beloved Country Our Republic, the United States of America, but today is different, our liberty, our values, our freedom, our property rights, and our country is being invaded from within, it is an orchestrated, perfectly planned attack and if we sit idly by, our country will be lost and our freedom and liberty will fall as we watch.
In Nazi Germany a Pastor named Martin Niemoller,who was imprisoned by Hitler, penned these words titled, "First They Came . . .":
"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
Now is the time to stand-up and speak-out, just as the brave 56 signers did in forming this Nation and bringing about our freedom and liberty, who ended their DECLARATION with these words . . . And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Signed by ORDER and in BEHALF of the CONGRESS, JOHN HANCOCK, PRESIDENT. ATTEST. CHARLES THOMSON, SECRETARY.
Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton
[Column 2] North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
[Column 3] Massachusetts: John Hancock Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
[Column 4] Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
[Column 5] New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
[Column 6] New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple Massachusetts: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott New Hampshire: Matthew Thornton
IF WE DO NOTHING, IF WE DO NOT SPEAK, IF WE DO NOT STAND, IF WE DO NOT FIGHT . . .
Our Nation is Lost. thanks to Mike Church for allowing us to display the Inspiration for this article, simply titled, "Mr. Jefferson."
Frustration has hit an all time high at the World Headquarters of the INVISIBLE HAND. I am a man of Faith, and I know that God places leaders into power that He wills, but that does not stop myself, Lex Rex, the reporter for the Invisible Hand from becoming frustrated and blurting out things like, "I thought I would never see this in my lifetime." There is so much going on . . . I did not even know what to write about, so I am venting and buying ammo.
Unconstitutional Bill in the Senate to give voting rights and Representative to the District of Columbia (the Constitution is very specific and the founders were also, only STATES have Sovereignty and that Right).
An Obama assault on guns, specifically assault guns, it is time to stock-up my dear and do not forget the ammo.
Bailouts for Responsible Homeowners, if you are in foreclosure YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE, a responsible homeowner prepares for the future and lives within their means.
Now a budget that includes a nearly $2 Trillion Dollar deficit. Just so you know, George Bush's first OVERALL Budget TOTAL in 2001, was less than the $2 Trillion Deficit. Here how it looks on a graph chart:
This is OBAMA CHANGE, soon and very soon the street corners of Kansas City will look different, instead of homeless holding signs for food, they will be holding signs that state, "HELP!!! COMMUNISTS TOOK ALL MY MONEY."
Obama is redirecting enormous streams of deficit spending toward programs like health care, education and energy, and paying for some of it through taxes on the rich, pollution surcharges, and cuts in such inviolable programs as farm subsidies, the $3.55 trillion spending plan Mr. Obama's undertaking signals a radical change of course that Congress will eventually endorse and the USA will be stuck holding the bag, unless we start standing for Liberty and the Principles found in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Everyday further into the Obama Presidency, the USA is sinking further, and further into the PRISON of a NATIONAL STATE, where the individual no longer matters, but the collective good exceeds all liberty. If we as Americans do not stop this RADICAL ADVANCE in WASHINGTON, by the Executive & Legislative Branch, one day soon, very soon, you are going to wake-up and ask this question. "What happen to my liberty, my unalienable rights, & my country I loved?
The Invisible Hand's reporter Tim Tompkins a.k.a Lex Rex sat down with Abraham Lincoln to talk about His Faith on the occasion of his 200th Birthday on February 12, 1809, coincidentally Abraham Lincoln shares the same birth date as Charles Darwin, who also was born on February 12, 1809. Both individuals who put a mark on History, share the same Birthday and are celebrating 200 years, each man made an impact, but their views in regard to Faith differ dramatically. Today I speak with President Abraham Lincoln, the questions are completely editorial, but Mr. Lincoln's answers are word for word.
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln this picture of you reading to Tad, many people say that is the Bible you are reading?
Lincoln: "Most people, suppose the book a large clasped Bible, whereas it was a big photograph album which the photographer, had hit upon as a good device to use in this way to ring the two sitters together."
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, what has the Bible meant to you?
Lincoln: “In regard to this Great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it."
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, is it true, that you are not a member of a church?
Lincoln: "That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular."
Lex Rex: In the Stephen Douglas debate, you compared "all men are created equal" to a standard in God's word, can you explain?
Lincoln: “My friend has said to me that I am a poor hand to quote Scripture. I will try it again, however. It is said in one of the admonitions of the Lord, ‘As your Father in Heaven is perfect, be ye also perfect.’ The Savior, I suppose, did not expect that any human creature could be perfect as the Father in Heaven; but He said, ‘As your Father in Heaven is perfect, be ye also perfect.’ He set that up as a standard, and he who did most towards reaching that standard, attained the highest degree of moral perfection. So I say in relation to the principle that all men are created equal, let it be as nearly reached as we can.’”
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, do you believe the Bible is true and should we use it as a people to give us direction?
Lincoln: “Now, let us treat the Bible fairly. If we had a witness on the stand whose general story we knew was true, we would believe him when he asserted facts of which we had no other evidence. We ought to treat the bible with equal fairness. I decided a long time ago that it was less difficult to believe that the Bible was what it claimed to be than to disbelieve it. It is a good book for us to obey – it contains the ten commandments, the Golden Rule, and many other rules which ought to be followed. No man was ever the worse for living according to the directions of the Bible.”
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, the Bible has been a source of your deep conviction in the Providence of God on the USA, explain this?
Lincoln: "Such a man the times have demanded, and such, in the providence of God was given us. But he is gone. Let us strive to deserve, as far as mortals may, the continued care of Divine Providence, trusting that, in future national emergencies, He will not fail to provide us the instruments of safety and security."
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, are you a firm believer that God made you, and by God's making He gave you unalienable rights?
Lincoln: "'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'" This was their majestic interpretation of the economy of the Universe. This was their lofty, and wise, and noble understanding of the justice of the Creator to His creatures. Yes, gentlemen, to all His creatures, to the whole great family of man. In their enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded, and imbruted by its fellows. They grasped not only the whole race of man then living, but they reached forward and seized upon the farthest posterity. They erected a beacon to guide their children and their children's children, and the countless myriads who should inhabit the earth in other ages. Wise statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity to breed tyrants, and so they established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their fathers began -- so that truth, and justice, and mercy, and all the humane and Christian virtues might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles on which the temple of liberty was being built."
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, as you are aware, this is the 200th anniversary of your birth and also the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, the author of "The Origin of Species," how do you see the the belief of Evolution in this culture and how do you think God views the whole argument?
Lincoln: "The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God can not be for and against the same thing at the same time."
Lex Rex: The last question, On your 200th anniversary do you have any words for the People of the United States?
Lincoln: "Let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts."
Thank you, Mr. President for this time and sharing your faith to the American People, God Bless the USA.
Pastor Rick Warren Appeared on Fox Hannity & Colmes on December 3, 2008, "The Legitimate Role of Government" was one of the issues discussed. Here is the discourse between Sean Hannity and Pastor Rick Warren:
HANNITY: But we're born in a fallen condition.
COLMES: We are?
HANNITY: I mean, so human beings are imperfect.
HANNITY: All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. OK, so with that understanding, there's always going to be human evil. The question is, can you eradicate it. In other words, the whole issue came up. Can you — can you talk to rogue dictators.
Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust, wants to wipe Israel off the map, is seeking nuclear weapons.
HANNITY: I think we need to take him out.
HANNITY: Am I advocating something dark, evil or something righteous?
WARREN: Well, actually, the Bible says that evil cannot be negotiated with. It has to just be stopped. And I believe...
HANNITY: By force?
WARREN: Well, if necessary. In fact, that is the legitimate role of government. The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers. Not good-doers. Evildoers.
HANNITY: I'm just gotten, thanks to my wife, who you know, you know, been reading the Old Testament. Because as a good Catholic growing up, I studied more the New Testament.
WARREN: Just ignored that part.
HANNITY: I ignored the Old Testament. But what about King David? What about the — all the battles, all the conflict, you know, going back - - you know, Abraham — Adam and Eve and their children, going forward?
WARREN: The point is, there are some things worth dying for. There's no doubt about that. And I would die for my family. I would die for my freedom. I would die for this country.
HANNITY: If somebody broke into your house, you would be justified to kill them?
WARREN: I would be justified to protect my family. Absolutely.
HANNITY: And if it took killing them?
HANNITY: But it's not murder at that point?
WARREN: No. Murder is not self-defense.
WARREN: And the Bible also says that governments can do things that I'm not supposed to do as an individual. God has authorized — God has not put the law in my hands. He's put the law in the government's hands.
Responding to Hannity’s assertion that “we need to take him [Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] out,” Warren agreed, saying that stopping evil “is the legitimate role of government. The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers.”
I believe Rick Warren was referring to Romans 13:1-3, which states, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power?"
If you read the blogs all has been negative about this exchange, however if you go back to the Founding Fathers, many if not all, correspond and agree with Pastor Rick Warren's view of his analysis of governmental authority and jurisdiction. "To Execute the Sword," and punish evil-doers is a legitimate role of government. The Declaration of Independence echos this thought, "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Who is the Government? "We the People. . ."
David Barton of Wallbuilders, in an article, WAS THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION A BIBLICALLY JUSTIFIED ACT?, talks about the two interpertations of Romans 13 and how the Founders Held Fast to the interpertation that the general institution of government has the right to execute the sword, but if it becomes destructive, wicked, evil then it is the right and duty of the people to change, disobey and even put in place a new government.
Here, are the two sides of Romans 13--interpretations representing a debate that has existed among American Christians for centuries.
On one side was the belief that when government speaks, God requires us to obey. This same theological position resulted in the "Divine Right of Kings" philosophy which reasoned that since the King was chosen by God, God therefore expected all citizens to obey the King in all circumstances; anything less was rebellion against God.
The other interpretation of Romans 13 was set out in a 1579 work by Frenchman Philippe du Plessis Mornay, which was printed in English as "A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants." This treatise took the position that government being ordained of God was referring to the general institution of government rather than to each distinct government.
God ordained government in lieu of anarchy. Yet, there clearly have been governments in recent years that promote anarchy, rebellion, and wickedness (e.g. Qadafi in Libya, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Idi Amin in Uganda). Has God endorsed those governments? If so, He has contradicted His nature and is commanding submission to the very things that He hates--which isn't possible.
Most Christian denominations during the American Revolution all believed that Romans 13 meant they were not to overthrow government as an institution and live in anarchy, but that this passage did not mean they had to submit to every civil law. (Note that in Hebrews 11, a number of those who made the cut in the "Faith Hall of Fame" as heroes of the faith were guilty of civil disobedience--including Daniel, the three Hebrew Children, the Hebrew Midwives, and Moses.) Furthermore, the Apostles in Acts 4-5 also declared they would obey God rather than civil authorities.
The real key to understanding civil disobedience and Romans 13 under this latter view, then, is to determine if the purpose of opposition is simply to resist the institution of government in general (which would be anarchy and would promote a rebellious spirit), or if it is to specifically resist bad laws, bad acts, or bad governments. The American Founding Fathers embraced the second interpretation of Romans 13, and therefore strongly opposed "Divine Right of Kings" theology, which was derived from the first interpretation of Romans 13. For example, Founding Father James Otis in a 1766 work argued that the only king who had any divine right was God; beyond that, God had ordained power to people.
Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive. ---Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).
This follows that "to execute the sword," is a legitimate power if that government is legitimate. So that begs the question is the USA's government legitimate, if not, as I write gun sales are going through the roof.
As Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate, Jesus said, "I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me." And Pilate responded with the question that is still being waged today, "What is truth?"
For a child the answer is very simple, truth is true and anything that is not true is false or a lie, this over-simplistic approach is shown in the classic tale of Pinocchio, every time Pinocchio would tell a lie his nose would grow. But somewhere along the way as children age and become men and women the truth becomes complicated, even today as in Pilate's time you have governmental leaders who question truth.
When this great nation was formed our leaders knew what truth is, in fact they put it in our Founding Birth Document, "The Declaration of Independence." Our Truths our self-evident not relative, our founders stated.
"Consider the famous words of the Declaration of Independence: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident": "Truths"--not "opinions," not "premises," not "assumptions," not "collective myths," not "accepted rules of procedure," not "value-judgments," not "working hypotheses"--but "truths." And what made them truths was that they accorded with what the Declaration calls the "laws of nature and of nature's God.' To the Founders, these God-given truths--that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights"--are no more open to discussion or debate than the laws of gravity. They are simply there, part of the created order. And because they are divinely sanctioned, it followed that even if a wicked and depraved majority tried to subvert them in the name of "democracy," the moral minority would be obliged to resist the majority's wishes in the name of moral truth." Honorable Richard Santorum quoted from The Necessity of Truth August 6, 1999.
hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
The Most Beautiful Words that sparked a revolution, that formed the greatest nation on earth, that produced the most freedom, are the words from the preamble of the Declaration of Independence. The preamble contains the fundamental doctrine of government the framers used as a blueprint for the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence, our national birth certificate contains the fundamental doctrine of government, in that, God is the grantor of unalienable rights to all persons, and government is to secure those rights. So, government is subservient to man via a "social compact" a two way agreement with man and government. Man is not subservient to the government, but the Declaration declared that "governments . . . deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." The Constitution is the compact "deriving its just powers from the consent of the governed." Thus the model the founders established for these United States.
These words, these beautiful words should be committed to memory by all Americans. We should talk of them daily at schools, at work, and at home for it is by these words our nation was founded.
These words are still alive and are the foundation of every conservative. In a recent article, Representative Thaddeus McCotter expressed Five Principles that stand upon these words, these beautiful words."NOW SEIZE FREEDOM:" 1. Our liberty is from God not the government. 2. Our sovereignty rests in our souls not the soil. 3. Our security is through strength not surrender. 4. Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector. 5. Our truths are self-evident not relative.
Do not despair these words are still relevant today as they were in 1776.
Now take a look at this map, these words are still relevant in the U.S.A., this nation holds fast to conservative principles, so do not despair, FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL.