So I left very early Saturday morning and in a desolate part of the trip I saw a red blur and heard a *thump* and figured I ran over a possum or something....well I get to camp, drive to the range and I decide to look at the front of the truck and I saw this....
I ran across this clip from the movie "Braveheart" and what Mel Gibson's character stated about the nobles and the commons resonated. The nobles (GOP Establishment, big government liberals) believe that the people exist to serve them and their causes, the truth is the reverse, the nobles exist to serve the people. not their own petty squabbles and self interest.
The Lesser Magistrate Doctrine teaches that when the superior or higher ranking civil authority makes immoral/unjust laws or policies, the lower or lesser ranking civil authority has both a right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority. If necessary, the lesser authorities may even actively resist the higher authority.
God has established four realms of government to which He delegates authority. They are: (1) self-government; (2) family government; (3) church government; and (4) civil government. Each has its own role, function, and jurisdiction. The authority an individual possesses in any one of these four realms of government is delegated authority. In other words, they derive their authority from God. Their authority is not autonomous or unconditional. Their authority is God-given, and thus, they have a duty to govern in accordance with His rule. When someone in authority makes laws or decrees contrary to God’s law, they are in rebellion to God’s rule. Those under their authority are NOT to obey them when they do this. They may have to even actively resist them.