After passing the California Bar Exam, a Federal Court in Los Angeles
declared that I cannot be allowed to take the oath to "support the
Constitution" required of attorneys and other public
office-holders. If I win the November election, a lawsuit will probably
be filed by one or all of the losers seeking an injunction to prohibit
me from taking the oath of office.
In 1892, the United States Supreme Court declared that America was a
Christian nation, a nation "under
God," acknowledging allegiance to a Higher
Law. That decision was effectively overturned in 1931, when the
Court declared that in taking an oath to support the Constitution, one's
allegiance to the government must be "unqualified"
by a higher allegiance to God. A Christian's allegiance to the
government is always
qualified by a higher allegiance to God. In 1945, the 1931 case
was specifically applied to the case of a Christian who sought admission
to the Illinois Bar.
The Federal District Court in my case declared that this
1945 case barred me from taking the oath to "support the
Constitution" and practicing law. The California State Bar, the
California Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to allow
me to qualify my allegiance to the government.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion:
The attorneys on the final brief before the 9th Circuit, working pro
bono, were Ed
Chemerinsky (now Dean of the Law School at the University of California, Irvine), and former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz
Extended discussion of the theological and constitutional issues in
I may not win and may never serve a day in political office, but your vote for a Christian anarchist pulls the rope in today's political "Tug-of-War"
in the strongest possible way.