We know you like incoherent rants. Thanks to our Retard-o-tron™ with its sirens and flashing lights, we were alerted to an especially good one at the online home of many such rants — the website of WorldNetDaily (WND) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page. That explains the jolly buffoon logo above this post.
The WND article is No man is above the law. It’s by Bradlee Dean. WND says he’s “an ordained preacher, heavy metal drummer, talk-show host of the Sons of Liberty Radio, and speaks on college and high school campuses with his ministry, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International.” Our last post about one of his mighty works is WND: Bradlee Dean on Science Texts.
Wikipedia has an article on Dean’s ministry: You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International, which informs us that “[Minnesota Congresswoman Michele] Bachmann has praised the ministry, appearing as a keynote speaker at their fundraisers.” Here’s the ministry’s website, which takes a while to load due to its garish graphics.
Never mind all that. It’s sufficient to know that WND publishes Dean’s writings. We’ll give you some excerpts from the preacher-drummer’s latest. He begins with some irrelevant quotes that have the word “truth” or “law” in them. Then — as if he had presented a foundation for what follows — he says, with bold font added by us:
The truth (law) is the great stumbling block to those who do not want to be ruled by law. The whole purpose of government is to ensure our rights, not to steal them away.
We don’t disagree with that last sentence, but it’s not derived from anything he said before. Then he declares:
If the American people understood that it is not the right of the government to break the law, and that our rights come from God, not the generosity of the state, then America would not be in the state it is today.
After that it starts to get wild. There’s a section heading that says: “The biblical view vs. the pagan view,” and beneath it we find this:
Let’s get to our foundation so we can see what the problem in America is today. In the biblical view of government:
• The state is divinely ordained (Exodus 18:21)
• State authority is limited
• Which leads to patriotism
• Which results in a republic [Constitutional reference]
• Based on creation
The first and last of those points seem to be scriptural. However, scripture is all about monarchies; there’s nothing in scripture about republics or constitutions. Then he says:
America, simply put, is ruled by law (republic), not opinion (democracy). This is the difference between following God’s Ten Commandments verse [sic] man’s 10,000.
Ah, so the difference between a democracy and a republic is the Ten Commandments. Right! Here comes the best part:
On the contrary, in a godless, pagan view of government:
• The state is divine
• State authority is unlimited
• Which leads to state worship
• Resulting in tyranny
• Based on evolution
America was founded on the biblical view, but the pagan view is in operation today.
Aha! That evil pagan view of government is based on evolution. Now you know. We’ll skip over several paragraphs about Obama, and this is our last excerpt:
Our representatives have sworn to uphold the Constitution with their hands placed upon the Bible, and this shows us all who we are all ruled by. No man is above the law, for man did not give it!
Dean doesn’t get it. Swearing an oath of office on the bible is optional. The Constitution clearly says, in Article 6:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Gasp! A man-made Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Not only that, but it also says:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
As we all know, an affirmation is a secular oath. Well, not all of us know it. Bradlee Dean gets his information from an alternate universe. That’s why he writes for WND.
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