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Disobey The Mandate
Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 11/18/2012 6:31:43 AM PST by Kaslin

If someone had told me in 2009 that President Obama would get close to ten million fewer votes in 2012, I'd have both laughed out loud and simultaneously thought to myself, "we'll take that."

Of course now, I can't explain why I would've been so happy.

Nonetheless the President's underwhelming yet historic win, by a quite slim margin of victory, has caused the word "mandate" to cross the lips of left-leaning opinion makers once again showing the true delusion of those who back team Obama.

One of the specific areas that such a "mandate" is demanding adherence to across the nation is found in the discussion of an actual legal mandate listed in the Obama-care legislation.

The requirement of the Health & Human Services mandate to force employers to provide insurance coverage for birth control and abortions--without question--violates the conscience and deeply held beliefs of committed Christians and pro-life voters. The administration, assuming they have a "mandate," believe now is the time to enforce THE mandate.

Never mind that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops felt so assaulted by the requirement that they hauled the Obama administration into court. Never mind that dozens of additional faith-based institutions have joined the cause. Never mind that President Obama's most loyal base--African American church goers--violently disagree with the plank, the administration presses ahead.

There is little violence that compares to the violence of forcing an individual to take actions against his own soul.

Yet the reality of this violence, this torture, this pain--is something that the administration seems immune to understanding.

To be clear, forcing a person who has honest pro-life convictions to supply the means, money, or mechanism to have a child aborted is the equivalent of forcing a Jewish prisoner of war in World War II to place the the bodies of fellow Jews into the incinerators at Auschwitz.

There is no difference.

This striking, hardened, indifference by the President and his staff tells us a great deal about the character, temperament, and values of our newly re-elected first-servant.

Since the courts will now not overturn the Obama-care legislation, since the elected class sneers at the idea of doing away with the mandate, and since there are no other paths to legal change for this matter it becomes clear the only path left is defiance.

The government has no more right to force a person of deep religious conviction to provide the means of death to innocent children, than do they to come into one's bedroom and rape one's wife. The difference being that rape is a lesser crime than extermination.

In the principled argument of obeying the human law of established government, God is clear that we should obey the human government. The exception to this biblical principle stems from a conflict between the law of man and the law of God.

For those that believe their relationship with God is of moral priority, to violate His law, is to commit multiple transgressions against the author of their soul. It is to commit blasphemy and rebellion against the one they are pledged to obey.

Thusly, like Dietrich Bonhoeffer defied the tyranny of the National Socialists of his time, it is time for people of genuine faith to run the risk of consequence in order to demonstrate faithfulness.

Demonstrate such faithfulness to God and his principles...

Demonstrate such faithfulness on behalf of the innocent victims who would be exterminated otherwise...

The consequence of such defiance is not yet understood. If successful it might create such a constitutional crisis that the court might be forced to reexamine what it has done to force violence upon the human soul. At worst those who do defy might begin to be jailed, as they are in Canada, and other nations in which the governments have limited religious freedoms and are seeking to choke people of faith with a society of pagan secularism which is in itself a propagated religious belief system.

There is a time of great purity that awaits people of faith in the days, weeks, and next four years to come.

An Eric Holder led justice department--actively seeking to subvert justice, implement a political agenda, and give almost no thought to accountability for its own actions--may be quite eager to engage, pursue, and prosecute those who they deem political opponents. A Janet Napolitano led Department of Homeland Security may work hand in hand with Holder to track those she has already labeled as dangerous--all the while ignoring genuine national security threats. And a Barack Obama appointed and remade Supreme Court may throw out the actual rule of actual law and for the foreseeable future checks and balances may be lifted all together.

Bonhoeffer can almost be heard warning us from the grave.

Yet by his example, we must be faithful, regardless of the consequence that awaits.

So... Disobey the mandate, and defy this law. For when it becomes necessary to follow one's conscience--especially to save the lives of those who are most vulnerable--citizens and institutions have a requirement to violate that law.

And when any law violates human dignity, and by extension God's greater moral code--"We The People" have the responsibility and moral authority to disobey it.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cwiiping; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 11/18/2012 6:31:46 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

When I was teaching Geneva Conventions, we advised to disobey an illegal order. It was not a defense to say “Just following orders.”


2 posted on 11/18/2012 6:38:12 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

Never mind that President Obama’s most loyal base—African American church goers—violently disagree with the plank, the administration presses ahead.
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BS-—BS-—BS.

Don;t let blacks off the hook with this BS.
If they violently disagreed with Abortion and Contraceptives and Homosexials,—The Mandate— they wouldn’t have voted 95% for Obama.

Don’t piss down my leg and tell me it’s raining.

Blacks are not violently opposed to anything Obama does including Cannibalism if he decided to take it up.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 6:40:03 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Disobey ALL federal laws!


4 posted on 11/18/2012 6:41:20 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Venturer

Cannibalism if he decided to take it up.

He has eaten dog mans best friend, man should not be far behind or maybe he did eat man, thinking..........thinking............


5 posted on 11/18/2012 6:44:22 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Kaslin

Sadly, a second American civil war is more and more likely to come, mark my words down the road.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 6:49:54 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin
Nonetheless the President's underwhelming yet historic win, by a quite slim margin of victory, has caused the word "mandate" to cross the lips of left-leaning opinion makers once again showing the true delusion of those who back team Obama.

The cheaters out there have to know, with the slim margin of this win, that they probably actually changed who the President will be for the next four years.

7 posted on 11/18/2012 6:51:15 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Kaslin

We could go further. We could learn to disrupt these activities, but we would become “enemies of the state.”


8 posted on 11/18/2012 7:20:17 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez

Everyone with a functioning brain cell is an “enemy of the state”.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 7:23:18 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

Sounds good - the hard part is getting everyone to sacrifice their health and livelihoods in order to perform the disobedience. Else, there would be millions telling the IRS to go suck eggs...


10 posted on 11/18/2012 8:05:11 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: yldstrk
we advised to disobey an illegal order. It was not a defense to say “Just following orders.”

Which, in this era of "The Patriot Act", which counters almost all Constitution rights, amounts to almost every order, I'm all for getting the terrorists, but when these rules were put in place, no one thought that the chief terrorist would be living at 1600 Penn Ave. Now it is used extensively against ordinary citizens.

I also find it ironic that this article urges Catholics to disobey the mandate, yet a majority of Catholics voted to keep Hussein in power. Perhaps they need to get their house in order.

11 posted on 11/18/2012 8:05:50 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: Kaslin

It’s sad that I fear my own government more than muslim terrorists.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 8:22:31 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s sad that I fear my own government more than muslim terrorists.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 8:43:26 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

P4L


14 posted on 11/18/2012 9:05:33 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Kaslin
When Obama's mindless drones try to push their agenda claiming a mandate...

...we can rightfully respond that (maybe) would have been true had not the election been SO TAINTED WIH FRAUD which now thows his mandate in complete doubt. ;)

And so, because of all the DOUBT caused by election fraud, the mandate cannot be acknowledged.

;)

NOTE: I wouldn't concede a mandate even if it were a clean election. Obama's margin simply wasn't significant enough to proclaim a mandate. But it's fun to play the game with the liberals, and see the look on their faces when they realize THEIR OWN ACTIONS COST THEM THE "MANDATE". ;)

15 posted on 11/18/2012 9:27:33 AM PST by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“I also find it ironic that this article urges Catholics to disobey the mandate, yet a majority of Catholics voted to keep Hussein in power. Perhaps they need to get their house in order..........”

I keep seeing this, Yet the reason the “Catholic” vote went marginaly for Obama is not because of Catholicism, but in spite of Catholicism - because Latino voters went about 75% for Obama - and they are mostly Catholics.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 9:43:43 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: The Sons of Liberty

yeah the Catholics do have this way of thinking liberalism is love, I am no t one of them, but we are in the minority


17 posted on 11/18/2012 11:01:35 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Gumdrop; The Sons of Liberty
Whites who call themselves Catholic voted against 'commander zero' 60/40. I would venture to guess that true, Mass going White Catholics that voted for him was in the single digits.

I have dealt with legal and illegal hispanics in 3 states. Though most would call themselves Catholic they are nothing of the sort. They use the Church for what they can get for free, charity and social services. I never met one that knew the first thing about doctrine.

18 posted on 11/18/2012 2:05:30 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Kaslin
African American church goers

Ya' know...F### them. They still went 90%+ Obama. FUAACG

19 posted on 11/18/2012 3:42:19 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Biggirl; Eaker; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ...
Biggirl says: Sadly, a second American civil war is more and more likely to come, mark my words down the road.

Your words are hereby marked with an official CWII PING !


20 posted on 11/18/2012 4:23:30 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Biggirl; Eaker; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ...
Biggirl says: Sadly, a second American civil war is more and more likely to come, mark my words down the road.

Your words are hereby marked with an official CWII PING !


21 posted on 11/18/2012 4:24:34 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Jack Black

She ain’t the only one. Millions of people believe the Takers vs the Makers is coming fast and are preparing for that eventuality. It might be more said Commie versus Patriot, but however it is said it is coming: We v. Them.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 4:35:24 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Kaslin
This is a clarion call.

If successful it might create such a constitutional crisis that the court might be forced to reexamine what it has done to force violence upon the human soul.

Each of us will have to choose. I choose to obey God.

How will you choose?

23 posted on 11/18/2012 4:36:10 PM PST by sauropod (For Barack so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.)
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Beautiful article, gave me chills. And here are words of wisdom from Bonhoeffer:

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” — DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

I was thinking about this yesterday. We have no health insurance, can't afford it. What will we do if they come after us? Keep refusing. The only thing they can do is take our property since we have no money.

Also the author doesn't mention massive election fraud, which IMHO is the only reason 0moslem "won".

25 posted on 11/18/2012 5:00:10 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Jack Black; Biggirl
Sadly, a second American civil war is more and more likely to come, mark my words down the road.


"Consider them marked."

26 posted on 11/18/2012 5:50:05 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Jack Black

Thanks for the ping.


27 posted on 11/19/2012 3:32:19 AM PST by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: Jack Black; Biggirl
Biggirl says: Sadly, a second American civil war is more and more likely to come, mark my words down the road.

Your words are hereby marked with an official CWII PING !

Concur.

28 posted on 11/20/2012 11:39:12 AM PST by archy
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To: Venturer

melanin uber alles!


29 posted on 11/20/2012 11:43:24 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Gumdrop

Ah... the “freeshit vote”


30 posted on 11/20/2012 11:44:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl
Sadly, a second American civil war is more and more likely to come, mark my words down the road.

Sadly, I believe you are right.

31 posted on 11/20/2012 12:18:59 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: archy

Great to hear from you Archy!


32 posted on 11/20/2012 7:20:26 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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