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February 27, 2013 By

Has the Maryland General Assembly Lost its Legitimacy?

Editor’s note: Though this piece specifically references the Maryland legislature, it stands as a rule for all governments. 

Are you getting the feeling that the Maryland General Assembly seems to have lost its grip on reality? Last year the Maryland Legislature decided that they would attempt to redefine the institution of marriage.

To attempt to redefine what God Himself has defined is to declare either that there is no God or that you are God. In either case, it is a foolish and dangerous thing to do. It is an indication of a reprobate mind.

Now this same group is attempting to repeal the God-given right to self defense. They are preparing legislation that would pretend to make criminals of Marylanders unless they submit to the infringement of the state in an area that the Second Amendment forbids.

This is pretended legislation. This is dangerous nonsense.

And, even if this nonsense might pass out of the legislature and be signed by the Governor, it won’t be law. It won’t be law because it can’t be law.

It can’t be law for two simple reasons, either one of which would be sufficient to make it a nullity.

First, it violates the Law of Nature and of Nature’s God that requires all men to provide for the defense of their God-given rights and the rights of their neighbor.

Secondly, it is a clear violation of the Constitution, which is the Supreme law of the land.

Please pray that the members of the Maryland Legislature recover a sense of propriety and lawfulness. Please pray that God would turn their hearts to Himself so that they would come to remember that they are not God, but that they are His Creatures and, therefore, subject to His authority.

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A Christian and an attorney; graduate of Loyola College and University of Baltimore School of Law; the Constitution Party’s 2004 candidate for President; Co-Founder of Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) in Pasadena, Maryland. Visit TheAmericanView.com.

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Huapakechi Huapakechi

The only people that will benefit from 'gay marriage' are divorce lawyers.

March 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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ReagenGeneration

The Constitution was not meant to tell a state what laws it can/cannot pass. The framers did not agree to enter this Union on such a basis. The Constitution LIMITS what it can mandate to a state. It is not automatically incorporated or overriding all state laws. To keep saying that is dangerous, as we saw in the case of abortion rights.

Please argue against the measure on its lack of merits, not perpetuate the "law of the land" myth.

February 28, 2013 at 1:45 am

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