Evolution of Government – part 2

In part 1 of this series I pointed out that government starts with God and His principles. Human government historically anchored in a ruler or king. Over the past one thousand years parliamentary and representative forms of government have prevailed over monarchs in the western nations.

Yet there is a new governmental player in the field who is making an impact on how each of us is governed.

Enter the Corporation

Over the past few centuries a new type of player has emerged to distort the traditional forms of government. This new form is “government by corporation”.

What happens is that people of influence, outside of a nation, gain control of the nation, usually through debt. International bankers began this process, striking deals with national rulers who needed funds for their various wars or exploits.

By this process the assets and sovereignty of nations have become the property of entities to which the nations owe debts. Thus the new governments whatever their election promises, must do whatever they are told to do by forces outside the country.

Consequently national assets are being sold to corporations (what we call “privatisation”) and people are increasingly subjected to fines, regulations and other impositions placed on them by multi-national corporations.

Selling Out

By the process of privatisation whole nations are being sold out to foreign entities. What had been the birthright of a nations population now belongs to foreigners. The “children’s bread” has been given away, and in some situations the children are enslaved.

Consider how much of your nation is now owned and controlled by foreign corporations. How much of what your parents considered as community property (electricity supply, roads, rail, postal service, phone services, etc) is now owned by faceless foreign corporations?

Corporatisation Mania

What is also happening with governments is the progressive corporatisation (incorporation as registered companies) of government entities. Check out your own local situation and you will probably find that the local councils, various government departments, national and regional governments and more are now registered as companies.

Government is becoming a corporate matter, instead of one centred on God, king, principle or parliament. The future of government will involve the progressive take-over of nations into corporate folds. Multi-national companies will buy out nations, in the same way they have bought out sporting teams.

Corporate entities can be bought and sold, merged and dissolved, in ways that are foreign to communities, parliaments and monarchies.

Summary

Government should be that of God ruling over the hearts and lives of individuals and communities. God does this either by people revering Him directly or by their application of His laws and principles. Monarchs are to rule their people on God’s behalf, by His laws and principles.

Parliaments and elected leaders are to similarly rule the people they represent by God’s laws and principles.

What has happened, however, is that kings have displaced God, parliaments have displaced kings, and now corporations are displacing parliaments. The end result will be that nations will become corporate property, part of corporate franchises, where the people will be ruled by international corporate entities.

Turn Back the Clock

There are those who wish to turn back the clock and go back to what they think were the “good old days”. The only way to successfully turn back the clock is to return to God’s sovereignty over human lives. Any other reversion will not reinstate our true rights and freedoms, since only God can truly set us free.

Authority Confusion

Recent discussion about whether present day Governments can legislate away our long-term rights and such things as our Common Law rights prompts me to discuss “Authority Confusion”, or, better put, “Jurisdictional Confusion”.

An analogy or two might be helpful, to open the subject.

Analogy 1 – The Military Commander

Imagine a Military Commander who instructs his army to invade a particular region and take the cities. In the process a young soldier realises that the region they are invading belongs to the broader realm of the King he serves. He asks his Sergeant to explain what is going on. The soldier is told that the Military Commander decided to bring that region under military control, instead of the King’s control.

The soldier eventually challenges the Military Commander. “Sir, how can we invade our own land and violate our own nation and King?”

The Military Commander explains that the King gave him the right to rule the army and so he is doing with it what seems best to him.

Jurisdictional Confusion

Do you see the Authority confusion there? Can you see the Jurisdictional confusion?

The Military Commander draws his authority from the King who appointed him. He has jurisdiction over the army, on behalf of the King, not independently of the King. The Military Commander violates his own authority, abandoning the right to hold it, once he attacks the very authority who gave him his position and jurisdiction.

Analogy 2 – The McDonald’s Manager

Imagine a man who is promoted to Manager of a McDonald’s hamburger outlet. Once in that position he chooses to change the recipe for the burgers, give free burgers to his friends and add a few home cooked products from his mum.

When the customers and staff ask him why he is doing it he explains that he is the manager now and can do what he likes.

That is ridiculous, because he only has authority as a manager because he is in the employ of the company. Once he mocks the company by abusing the position of responsibility and trust they have given him, he disqualifies himself from the role of manager. He will be sacked.

Conferring Authority

Authority is conferred. The authority of the Australian Government, for example, has been conferred upon it. Centuries of British legal and cultural heritage, with Christianity, the Holy Bible, Common Law, application of Natural and Divine Law, the Westminster System, Imperial Decrees, Maritime Law, and so on, have conferred on the present Government the responsibilities they currently hold. The people of Australia hold authority as the “electors’ parliament” and need to confer their personal vote to a government in order for that government to have authority to govern.

Captain James Cook, operating under Maritime Law, subject to the Crown of England and the British Parliament, anchored in Common Law, based on Natural Law and Divine Law, based upon the Person, Place and Values of Almighty God as expressed in the Imperial Document the Holy Bible (King James Version), provided the basis for today’s Government of Australia.

When a Government violates and rejects the principles upon which that very Government has been established it invalidates itself.

No Government or Parliamentary System can destroy its own foundations, violate the principles on which it stands, or revoke the rights, responsibilities and privileges upon which it is established without making a mockery of its own existence.

Subverting Authority

However “power corrupts” and so politicians and legislators are not above the temptation to distort reality, arrogate privileges to themselves and violate the rights of others. What is happening in modern societies is the assertion of the exclusive rights of the present forms of Government, independently of the basis on which they stand.

High Court rulings, Statute Laws and University text books notwithstanding, reality has not changed. A wrong decision does not dictate a new reality. Foolishness does not destroy wisdom. Lies do not render the truth powerless.

Powerful People

People, who are free indeed, by Divine Law, Natural Law, Common Law and their cultural and legal heritage, should not be fooled by those who tell them that they no longer possess that freedom.

In Australia we also have the Australian Constitution to further affirm our personal freedoms.

And notice what happens each time we are asked to vote. Our politicians come to us hat-in-hand at each election asking us to confer upon them the authority which we hold as Australians. Without our permission they cannot hold office.

We are not pawns of the Parliament, but they are our servants, as their repeated appeals for our votes affirm.

True Freedom

Parliamentarians do not determine our freedoms. Those freedoms are ours from creation and through history. Parliamentarians and legislators can only operate within a narrow margin of function. Any intention on their part to cross those boundaries reveals that they are unworthy of the trust placed in them and are ready to violate the very authority on which they stand.

Government in Australia

Have you noticed that most people don’t know anything about the Government processes that are their birthright? Though the subject is given cursory attention at schools most people never come to grips with much more than the facts that they vote for Government officials.

Government of any land is a complex matter, but it must work on the basis of some underlying principles or a pattern. While I am no expert on the subject, I have some notions about the underlying principles, so let me share them with you to stimulate your thinking.

If you think you have a better grip on the process than I do, let me know, so we can all work toward a better appreciation of what our forefathers passed to us.

Some Home Truths About Government

Australia’s forefathers, in creating the model for government of the nation they left as our inheritance, were aware of some home truths about government. History reveals that power hungry people will fight with their own people, even their own siblings or parents, in order take the reins of rulership.

Julius Caesar became Emperor of Rome by taking power to himself. Shakespeare’s play captures the human tension behind the issue of assumption of power. Centuries later, the Battle of Milvian Bridge enabled Constantine to take the role of Emperor by conquering others who could compete with him for the throne.

Jewish history tells of families and siblings who were murdered to allow such people as Athaliah (2Kings 11:1) to grab the reins of power.

A similar situation occurred in ancient Abyssinia (Ethiopia) after the time of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Judith, the wife of a provincial leader, attacked the royal city of Damo and killed the royal princes, numbering about 400. She then took the throne for forty years and passed it to five of her descendents. After that the original royal line was restored.

Got the picture? People lust for power and will use violent means to take it illegitimately.

Protecting Future Generations

The Australians who created the structure and shape of the new-born nation sought to protect future generations of their children, grand-children and so on. They did this by creating a structure of shared authority and checks and balances, to frustrate the plans of those who might wish to take over the country.

Sadly, most Australians do not know what the threats against them are, or what protections have been created to safeguard them. In such a situation it is easy to whittle away at the good and godly inheritance the Aussies have been given. At some time in the future an ignorant generation of Australians, looking only at some short-term interpretation of their nation and their inheritance, will vote to destroy the protections which they have been given in trust.

What our forbears created for us and passed to us is supposed to be protected by us and passed, undamaged, to future generations. But we are already seeing ignorant Aussies keen to throw it away, without the slightest notion of why it is valuable.

Each successive generation is being led a further step closer to throwing away the structure of our nation, for something they know little about. Very few, if any, have invested the amount of research, thought and national dialogue which went into crafting the Australian Constitution in the late 1800’s.

A Thumbnail Sketch

The nation of Australia was created from two general groups: the States; and the People. People carry personal authority based on Natural Law. The States carried authority vested in them under Maritime Law, when they were created as British colonies. Australia became a nation by the confluence of the agreement of the majority of the people, but only if they also represented all the States.

So the populace of Australia, and each State within Australia, united into a union for common benefit, or Common-Wealth. Thus we became the Commonwealth of Australia.

Each State was to remain an autonomous entity and manage its own affairs. The Commonwealth was not for the detriment of the existing States, but for their better good by cooperation with the other States.

Certain, limited responsibilities were assigned to the Commonwealth, Federal Government, but others were preserved by and kept to the States. The Federal Government could not pass laws to be forced on the States. The Federal Government could not take power from the States or force its dictates onto the States.

The Federal Government, then, had two houses of Parliament. One, the House of Representatives, represents the popular vote of the people, for the people’s choice of a representative in the National interest. The other house, the Senate, comprises an equal number of representatives from each of the States, to protect the rights of the States and to provide a check and balance to the populist ideas which may come from the House of Representatives.

A Protector of the People

With all of that in place, there is yet another layer of protection for the Australian people. That protection is provided by our Governor General. No law can be made binding, whether it comes from the House of Representatives or the Senate, unless it is signed by the Governor General.

The Governor General stands in the place of a Ruling Monarch. The Kings and Queens of Britain cannot hold office until they had sworn themselves to be bound by the Law of God and commit themselves for the good of the people.

The Governor General, similarly, is under the same regal responsibility, to uphold Divine justice and Godly standards, especially in the protection of the people.

In practice, a Governor General should send back to the Parliament any law that they see as not good for the people. They are our Head of State and the final protector and protection for the people of Australia.

That is why Sir John Kerr was within his rights to sack the Australian Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam back in 1975. As Governor General he was responsible to protect the Australian people. Note that the ruling by the Governor General to dismiss Gough Whitlam was not deemed illegal. It was not overturned. It did not have to be authorised by anyone outside Australia, such as the Queen of England or the British Parliament. The Australian Constitution gives the Australian Governor General the final authority as the effective Head of State of the Nation.

However, even though the Governor General is Australia’s Head of State he or she cannot assume power to their self. We are not only protected from the Parliament, we are protected from the Governor General!

The Lucky Country

One of the things that make Australia a “Lucky Country” is that we have the best out of other people’s experience. While America struggles with multiple, competing technologies Australia, as a late comer, could select the better options and avoid the quagmire or mistakes other nations get bogged in.

This is what happened when Australia’s leaders crafted the Australian Constitution. They were able to take the best of the American Constitution, Canadian Constitution, British System, and so on, with the benefit of hindsight as to how those legal structures worked.

Every Australian citizen is blessed with the world’s best Constitution. But they are ignorant of it and so will be sorely tempted to destroy it through lack of knowledge. Please do your bit to help each Aussie understand how blessed they are with the nation which their forefathers built for them and entrusted to them.