It’s Time to Start Teaching Our Kids Disrespect To “Authority”
God certainly has a sense of humor. Or, rather, irony. Or, even more precise, devastating sarcasm for those who eagerly devote themselves to serve idols. That’s what He did with the Old Testament Israel. “You think worshipping idols is better than worshipping Me? Alrighty, then, I’ll put you under the political and economic power of these idols to see how you like it. I’ll talk to you in a few decades.”
We saw it last week.
In yet another clear example of police brutality, conservatives all lined up to defend police officer Ben Fields who flipped a teenage girl on the floor and dragged her violently across the class room for her alleged disobedience to her teacher. Conservatives across the country, of course, conditioned by heavy government propaganda in the last several years, sided with the cop, claiming that the girl “deserved it,” and that she should “learn to respect authority.” Blind submission to authority, conservatives say, or you get beaten up by a cop, and you deserve it.
The same week, just a couple of days later, the news broke out that Obama’s Department of Education accused a school district in Chicago of violating anti-discrimination laws by denying a male student full access to the girls’ locker rooms. The administration also threatened to cancel all federal grants to the school district until the regulations are changed to reflect the new official gender policy. Given that school districts don’t have to listen to the parents (school districts are a taxing authority and can always extort money from the population whether the population wants them or not) and that Federal grants may well be over 30% of the school district’s revenues, we can safely assume that the school district will promptly change its regulations to allow boys in the girls’ locker rooms. “You can call me Sally. Now, which way to the naked chicks in the showers?”
So, what now?
If the personal whim of a teacher is a law valid enough to justify bringing in a cop to enforce it through brutal beating, surely an official policy based on government laws would deserve police intervention even more. Which means that if some girls complain, they should expect the school to call the cops on them, to strip them and drag them to the showers. They need to “learn to respect authority,” after all. What’s good for one girl, should be good for all the girls. We can’t expect the cops to remain passive; the cops are there to enforce the law, not to judge the morality of that law. So what will conservatives say to a SWAT team dragging naked girls to the locker rooms? Would they say that the girls need to “learn to respect authority”?
I can almost hear God’s sarcasm. “Ya like that conservative idol of yours, ‘respect to authority,’ don’tcha? Let Me see how you like living under its legislative and executive power.”
And this is not the first time. We all remember Nancy Pelosi and her arrogant claim that “Obamacare is now the law, you will obey it.” Or, “Roe v. Wade is the law, we must all obey it.” Etc., etc. The more conservatives bow before that idol, the more their enemies in the political arena use that same idol to impose more tyranny, and the more God laughs at their idolatry. You want more “respect to authority”? Here, have government-protected and sponsored abortions. Have government-enforced and sponsored sodomy. Have Islam in government schools. Have gun regulations and control. Have higher taxes. Have inflation. Have business regulations. Have IRS and control over pulpits. Have FEMA camps. Have the NSA and the TSA and invasion of privacy.
And . . . don’t forget to “respect authority” every time you protest against those. You have the right to not like all these, but as long as you obey and “respect authority” – which means your local cop who will arrest you if you don’t obey – everything will be good, and you are safe, and you won’t suffer the consequences.
And teach your kids to obey and “respect authority.” This way, they will always be safe. Especially when some day they are told to board the cattle cars.
God has a way to mock those who trust in idols. He has the time to wait until Americans – and especially American Christians and conservatives – feel the full burden of the “respect to authority” idol on their backs. They are beginning to feel it, but they are still unwilling to smash the idol to pieces. It’s so attractive, after all, and it promises all this security and prosperity – and it sounds so, er, “conservative.” So God has more of it for them.
Until one Fourth of July they wake up and remember that this country was not founded on respect to authority but to the contrary, on disrespect and distrust of any authority that has not proven itself worthy of respect. It was founded on enthusiastic popular resistance against authority. It was founded on the sermons of men who used the pulpits to declare null and void any authority that violated the rights of the free citizens. From those religious dissenters, the Pilgrims and the Puritans, to the Battle of Athens TN (1946), this country was driven by a spirit of defiance to men in power who violated the rights of private individuals. For 45 years, during the Cold War, it was this tradition of defiance that inspired the dissidents behind the Iron Curtain. The same tradition was at the foundation of Ronald Reagan’s “Tear down this wall!” speech. The same tradition inspired hundreds of American movies from before Hollywood went socialist and statist; and these movies taught people around the world that there was a country in the world where the individual citizen can stand up to government bureaucrats and even shoot them, if they acted illegally.
And when they wake up and remember this, they will clearly see that the advance of tyranny in the last 20 years was based on one single factor: The Christian and conservative worship of the idol of “respect to authority,” an idol their forefathers detested, despised, spit upon, and actively opposed, and thus built the freest nation in the world.
It’s about time to start teaching our kids disrespect to any “authority” that can not or would not present a legitimate moral foundation for its demands. True authority is only in God, and is only legitimized by His Law found in the Bible. If a cop, or a tax collector, or a school principal, or a bureaucrat, can not or would not present a Biblical warrant for their actions, our kids must be trained to find the best way to resist their orders. A badge doesn’t automatically confer authority; respect must be earned, it is not due; and in any encounter between a government official and a private individual, the government official must be held guilty and under suspicion by default, until proven otherwise. That’s the mentality that our kids must have, and that’s the message we as parents need to send to the police in this country.
Because unless we restore that spirit of 1776, we will sink deeper and deeper into tyranny. And trust me, we haven’t seen even a tenth of it, yet. We better stop worshipping that idol of “respect to authority” before we have seen all of it. And teach our children to resist it, starting from Teddy Kids Leiden kindergarten. And may God grant America repentance of this pagan idolatry called “respect to authority.”
Google “Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates”. It speaks to the right and responsibility of those in positions of lesser authority to intervene to protect the populace from the unlawful actions (by God’s definition) of those who hold greater authority.
They don’t teach this any more:
“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, property], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. [including no earthly gov’t pre 1 Sam Ch:8]”
Couldn’t agree more. Bojidar is over the target, and the American church wants him tazed for his insubordination.
No one should stand for nor chant the Pledge of Allegiance because it was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior (that is one of the many amazing discoveries of the historian Dr. Rex Curry, as described in the many books on Amazon and elsewhere about Dr. Curry’s work). The early pledge began with a military salute that was then extended outward to point at the flag (thus the stiff-arm gesture came from the pledge and from the military salute). The pledge was written in 1892 for kindergartners to be forced to recite under the flag at government schools (socialist schools). The pledge was written by an American socialist who influenced other socialists worldwide, including German socialists, who used the gesture under their flag’s notorious symbol (their symbol was used to represent crossed “S” letters for their “socialist” dogma -another of Dr. Curry’s discoveries). The pledge continues to be the origin of similar bullying attitudes even though the gesture was changed to hide the pledge’s putrid past. The pledge is central to the US’s police state and its continued growth.
There is a difference between lawful authority ( ie: laws requiring law, civil order and decency) and Gestapo actions. While I agree with the author on the premises of this article, the girl in this classroom was disrespectful and out of control. The point is this: Not every cop ( including myself) is a Gestapo agent. Kids and many of this society have become absolutely rogue. The government has hidden behind that social thorn and the 25 cent word “Terrorism” to justify police militarization and absolute obedience to authority, whether deemed “lawful” or not. The laws have been subverted to the point that they have become ridiculous. I left Law Enforcement for that very reason. The government will criminalize you at every chance. BUT, right is right and wrong is wrong. The system is so fouled up, that even reasonable police responses to thugs, criminals and disrespectful, disorderly young people is looked upon with disdain in regards to the cops and protect and excuse the guilty. Ferguson Missouri is but one example. Political Correctness reigns right now and so chaos runs rampant on our streets.
The girl in that room was NOT disrespectful and out of control. That was a lie told by cop-worshipers to exonerate the cop. The lie was perpetuated by the fact that with so many statists and power-worshipers among the conservatives today, the cop and the teacher were assumed right by default. That was not the case.
According to her own classmates, she was quiet, and it was the teacher who had unreasonable and unlawful demands. The girl was in her right to disobey the teacher, period. The cop didn’t examine the case, he just added his own unreasonable and unlawful demands. The girl in that case had the right to disobey, and even resist the cop’s criminal assault.
Ferguson Missouri is another example of a criminal cop made a hero, when he should have been executed, or even killed when he exited his car with a naked weapon shooting at an unarmed fleeing citizen. I have explained it Biblically here:
There is no reasonable police response to anything. Police should be abolished. It is anti-Biblical, and anti-Constitutional. Neither the Bible nor the Founding Fathers ever envisioned a standing army with executive privileges to be part of a free and righteous society. Police is tyranny, from beginning to end. It must be abolished, and maintaining order must be given back to the local communities. We need police just as much as we need a bullet in the head.
Excellent article. If police or other government agents try to enforce unbiblical and immoral laws we ought to resist any way we can. Keeping quiet is not going to work. Teaching our fellow churchmen God’s law and its proper application is crucial right now and always.