by June Griffin
The Ten Commandments is the only Law, being God's Law, which guarantees private property ownership. Not the Koran, not the Talmud, not the imaginations of a thousand fancy cults - only the Ten Commandments supports the right to private property ownership without respector of persons. Its great Accompaniment, the Bill of Rights which is annexed to the Declaration of Independence, gives us the Absolute Right to defend property with arms, if necessary. This is God's Will.
This is because God is the Landlord. His Name is The Lord, The Owner, The Creator, The Sole Proprietor. He is the Master of Armies and arms His People with real artillery, His Arsenal of Righteousness, to defend property which is acquired in the right way, through deed and contract with the Seller.
The recent "eminent domain" ruling by the Supreme Court, riding in on a New London, Connecticut freeholder who wishes not to sell his property, flies in the face of both the Ten Commandments and Private Property Rights, guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
The Court has ruled with the vice of pragmatism and for filthy lucre's sake that property may be taken for the sake of 1) increasing tax revenue, and 2) to "create jobs." This ruling is not for public benefit, such as roads or schools, but is clearly taking land from one person - BY LAW - and giving to another. Clearly in violation of both the Ten Commandments and the Eminent Domain provisions in our American heritage. As a matter of fact, the Supreme Court in 1795 called Eminent Domain "despotic power!"
This decision has justifiably created a furor of righteous indignation so that many Americans are ready to die if necessary in the defense of what is their heartfelt and blood-bought Right. Talk is prevailing of actual armed conflict and American militias, since the decision was just in time for the Fourth of July.
If I were a police officer, I would refuse to be the arm of confiscation for the Developer. Why should I get shot so that this unscrupulous merchant can build himself a kingdom, contrary to our Ten Commandments and our Bill of Rights? That Bill of Rights guarantees the Owner the Right to, with arms, defend his property from all enemies, domestic and foreign. Thus the Legislature should make provision for the Developer to confiscate the property PERSONALLY and withholding salaries from police officers who may be in line to carry out this bloody act. Let the Developer meet the Freeholder at the property line and may the best man win. This would certify whether the Developer were willing to risk his life, his fortune and his sacred honor, as is stated in the Declaration of Independence, for his wrongfully-acquired property. If he is serious about his confiscation, I say, let him carry out his evil intent and face the consequences and let law enforcement carry out their duty to bring to punishment those whose deeds are evil, as Romans 13 commands us.
This principle would also apply to confiscation of the scores of copies of the Ten Commandments throughout Tennessee. Why should the police officer face the people rather than the left-wing legal system? Let the Communistic lawyer come alone and take the sacred document off the wall.
Law enforcement has too long been forced to be the arm of iniquity and felt the brunt of the ACLU and its litigating coercion. How many officers have been wounded, insulted, killed or otherwise destroyed during these awful decades of arbitrary power, all the while having their income tax withheld and sent to Washington where court order mandates that these same Red attorneys are paid under 42 USC 1988 with his own tax dollars?!!!
"The doctrine of non-resistance to arbitrary power is abusive, slavish and absurd." Thus states the Tennessee Declaration of Rights which is written on the heart of every true Volunteer. That Volunteer Spirit lives because it is the Spirit of the Lord Who gave us these Commandments and Property Rights. Why doesn't the Developer and the ACLU honor these principles? Have they no heart? No soul?
Let the Police Officers at every level rise up and refuse to be the cannon fodder for the unscrupulous merchants. Let them join in a holy covenant and move the State to relieve them of uncommon and unrighteous obligations, contrary to our American traditions, customs and common sense. Stupid and unreasonable laws have taken away even basic rights to drive, fish, and other pursuit of their normal occasions because of grant/related mandates while equipping illegal aliens with our freedoms. Such illicit Court rulings have, taken away the teachers' God-given Right and American custom of reading the Bible and praying, Chaplains have been strapped with unusual requirements, and whole bodies of elected officials made afraid of lawsuits, unnecessarily. This must stop. The way to solve this problem is to place the burden of enforcement squarely on the shoulder of the Invader.
For years those like this writer have taken a stern and unbending stand against "zoning," the forerunner of this Eminent Domain AntiChrist. We warned night and day to demand that officials honor property rights, but licentious planners and pretty-boy yuppie regulators have promoted it, but the Word of God still states firmly: "Cursed be he that removeth His neighbor's landmark." Remember Naboth's vineyard and what happened to Ahab and his sons. God doesn't change. "I hate robbery for burnt offering." Thus saith the Lord.