Martin wrote: Nevertheless, Locke took many ideas from Rutherford in developing his 'social contract' theory. Both believed that in a society founded on principles of justice and freedom, the law is king, not the reverse.
Nevertheless the law can be king and you can have: 1. a king, and, 2. a sovereign legislature that is able to repeal any previous legislation.
As you noted,
Martin wrote: Lex, Our form of government in the United States allows for the Constitution to be changed, so in that sense, the people are above the Constitution, since they can change it through their elected officials.
so you also agree that previous legislation and constitutional provisions can be changed. Seidman's views (to the extent outlined in the short article) need not be outside of the remit of Lex Rex, and are only different in degree and methodology, and not in principle, from yours.
Martin wrote: What no legislator can ever do without becoming a tyrant, however, is to ignore the Constitution. In this country, it is not "rex lex" but "lex rex"-- the law itself is our king, not any man.
Anachronistic confusion. Lex Rex was a doctrine promulgated in a context where parliamentary sovereignty prevailed. It is fully consistent with the position outlined by Seidman.
"Parliamentary sovereignty (also called parliamentary supremacy or legislative supremacy) is a concept in the constitutional law of some parliamentary democracies. It holds that the legislative body has absolute sovereignty, and is supreme over all other government institutions, including executive or judicial bodies. The concept also holds that the legislative body may change or repeal any previous legislation, and so that it is not bound by written law (in some cases, even a constitution) or by precedent. " (Wikipedia)
A strong and vigorous, sovereign legislature democratically accountable to the people is a check on the power of the executive and an unelected activist judiciary.
Great Sermon! Very good sermon especially the last part. Everybody can verify those things for themselves, yes TV mind-control is real and the Pentagon works with Hollywood big time. I have not watched TV for a year. I switched it on for the election to see the votes counted in real-time. Of course the choice was socialism, more socialism and socialism hidden behind patriotism. Don't even think about Christian libertarianism in Europe.
I get my news from Drudge and Infowars, the rest on TV is not important. TV's a waste of time and money.
Superb Sermon! Ah there's no such thing as a conspiracy, George Bush only pardoned a boatload of them.
-Wikipedia: List of people pardoned by George W. Bush
Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses:
Hu:God personifying royal authority. Egyptian. One of several minor deities born from drops of blood emitting from the penis of the sun god RA. (I need to vomit) Hu epitomizes the power and command of the ruler.
Thank God for the KJV so I don't have to learn 2 more languages, the dead versions of them. It's great to have a reliable authority so I don't have to be a scholar but rather a believer, not in a dictionary or professors, but in God, and thank God for Sam Gipp and this ministry as well.
Great Sermon! That was a great sermon, if you sent me that list I'd really appreciate it, I mean those are the things needs to be look at and studied and I don't want to miss anything so it would be great to have the doctrines of the Bible quantified as a list like a statement of belief. Thanks