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Authority and Consent of the Governed – Part I

Authority is a strange thing, the more one has the larger the sword of Damocles looms. Oft times those men with a 'lean and hungry look' as Cassius was so aptly described, consider the throne and not the concomitant blade hanging above their bare head. Where does it come from? How does it work? For such a foundational principle of Western society and political thought, it is never discussed. I doubt most can articulate anything past the usual tripe of 'consent of the governed' and 'we the people.'

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Case Studies in Lawful Resistance II

Last time I summarized Protestant resistance theory which is a Biblical, ethical framework for resisting tyrants.  To win on the moral and mental levels, we need ethics.  An excellent review of this topic is found in this Sunday school series.  In this article, we will look back in time to the origins of a Protestant group resisting tyranny today to understand the circumstances under which resistance theory was developed.  Then we will look at how this group is lawfully resisting now.  Both history and this modern example will sharpen our ability to apply resistance theory today.