by Michael Peroutka
Back in the nineteenth Century, Frederick Bastiat, author of a famous book called “The Law” wrote the following words concerning what he termed “legal plunder”:
When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.
Legal plunder occurs when government officials, who are charged with protecting our rights to property, actually become the thieves who covet and convert our property to their own uses. In other words, they use the authority of the law to break the law.
Obamacare serves as an example of this. The Constitution provides no authority for the Federal government to regulate any aspect of health care. Nevertheless, Obamacare is used to decimate the economy and destroy the most fundamental property right of all – the right to control our own bodies.
Of course, none of this could occur, without the prior adoption of the perverse moral code that Bastiat referred to. Legislatures, Executives and Courts who believe that they are so wise that they can redefine God-ordained marriage, and declare the killing of babies to be legal, represent both the lawless state of the civil government and the failure of the church to positively affect the culture.
The rule of law has now become the rule of lawlessness.
The road back to lawful government passes through repentance and revival.
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