If you went to a secular school run by the government, then
everything you know about the word "Theocracy" is wrong.
My campaign slogan is "Liberty Under God."
Most other politicians are not willing to bring God into politics as
consistently and explicitly as I am. They know that if they do they will
be criticized by a shrill minority for advocating "theocracy."
If the teaching of
these ideas creates a "fundamentalist
theocracy," then America is clearly a
"fundamentalist theocracy," because
the foundational charters of this nation endorse
group calling itself "Americans
United for Separation of Church and
State" claims that James
Dobson of Focus on the Family "SEEKS
A FUNDAMENTALIST THEOCRACY."
Doesn't that sound frightening? In fact,
all Dr. Dobson wants is what America's
Founding Fathers wanted: children in
public schools should be taught that the
Declaration of Independence is really
true, and what it teaches is
I advocate "Theocracy."
was once a Theocracy.
The Declaration of Independence is a Theocratic
The 20th century will be known as the century that repudiated the
idea of "theocracy" and became the most violent century in the
history of the human race. And in America, the secular federal
government now prohibits teachers in its schools from teaching students
that the Declaration of Independence is really true.
Because I oppose the violence and the illiteracy of secularism,
I support "theocracy." Specifically, I believe we should move
in the direction of a pure Christian Theocracy.
Benjamin Rush signed the
Declaration of Independence and served in the Presidential
administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison --
each of whom came from a different political party. And of what party
|I have been alternately called an aristocrat and a democrat.
I am now neither. I am a Christocrat.
I believe all power . . . will always fail of producing order
and happiness in the hands of man. He alone Who created and
redeemed man is qualified to govern him.
We have been trained by secular government schools and secular
government-controlled media to criticize "theocracy" -- the
rule of God -- but to unquestioningly accept the rule of man -- and the
murder of hundreds of millions of people by governments that
officially reject God.
Are you ready to become a supporter of "Theocracy?"
Do you have an open mind?
Are you ready to think?
The links above are a good place to start. Here are more:
in Biblical law is
the closest thing to a radical libertarianism
that can be had."
R.J. Rushdoony, "The
Meaning of Theocracy"
It is an undeniable fact of American history that this nation was
designed to be a nation "under
God." "Under God" is the literal meaning of the word
I am willing to admit that I advocate "Theocracy."
My goal is to turn America into a Christian Theocracy.
This frightens most Americans, and understandably so. When most
Americans think of "theocracy" they envision a nation
dominated by corrupt priests or armed ayatollahs. In the post 9-11 era,
"Taliban" might be the word most frequently associated with
the word "theocracy."
There is a world of difference between Osama bin Laden's version of a
Muslim theocracy and the
prophet Micah's version of a Christian Theocracy, an ideal which had
a great influence in creating America.
Micah's world of "swords
into plowshares" and everyone safely "sitting under his vine
and fig tree" is a world without terrorists,
mullahs, priests, and politicians. In fact, Vine
& Fig Tree advocates the
complete elimination of the institutional church, as well as the
complete elimination of the State, its borders and its military.
I believe America's
Founding Fathers wanted America to be a Christian Theocracy, and I
believe they would have supported my agenda if they could see our world
A Definition Surprising in its Simplicity
"Theocracy" comes from two Greek words, Theos, God,
and kratein, to rule.
A Theocracy is where God
rules, or governs.
Nothing here about priests; nothing here about the Taliban; nothing
about a policeman standing on every corner.
- A society where priests rule is better called an
"ecclesiocracy" or "hierocracy."
- A society where a king rules is called a "monarchy," and
Bible says this form of government is a rejection of Theocracy (1
- A society where lots of little kings rule -- but are called
"princes," "presidents," "ministers,"
"senators," "CEO's," or anything else -- is
still a violation of the spirit of 1
Samuel 8, and is thus not a "Theocracy."
Many societies throughout history have been called
"theocracies." Some societies in our day are called
was once called a Theocracy. But our standard is not any other
country, past or present. My goal is not to make America like
any other nation, but to follow the blueprints given to us by our
Creator. In America's Declaration of Independence, those blueprints are
called "the Laws of Nature and of
"God Bless America"
heard this phrase a lot in the days following 9-11. But do we really
want God intervening in human history,
changing things, ruling things, undoing what man has done? Isn't deism
more comfortable: God creating the universe but stepping back, refusing
to get involved in any way, letting man the new god have his own
Are we a nation of hypocrites?
God Bless America, by Irving
"While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God Bless America.
Land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies ,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America
My home sweet home."
see also USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/2001-09-18-god-bless.htm
Every "solemn prayer" is a request for God to take charge.
is a request for Theocracy.
Theocracy: A society without priests and kings, all people
reconciled to God and to each other, living in harmony and prosperity, blessed
by God, governed by "the Laws of
Nature and of Nature's God."
"Theocracy" vs. "Providence"
In a sense, God
rules everywhere. Communist China can be said to be a part of
"God's Government" or Theocracy, and the eye of faith can see
God's judgments in China.
But the normal sense of the word "Theocracy" is a political
state which officially acknowledges the authority of God and
allows God to call the shots, politically speaking. We
distinguish between "Theocracy" as a social
state and "providence"
as God's government over nations which do not have a Theocratic form of
America Ever a Theocracy?
vs. Ecclesiocracy: There is a Difference
What About “Theocracy?”
- If a "Theocracy" is where God makes the rules, then
America was (or was dedicated to progress along the path of being) a
benevolent, clergy-free Theocracy after 1776, a nation "under
God." The Declaration of Independence declared that it was
a Theocracy; a nation officially acknowledging "a firm reliance
on the Protection of Divine
Providence." The thinking of philosophers like Locke
was embodied in the Declaration: "the
Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" reflected the belief
that America was obligated to obey God's will. That "God
rules" America was clearly stated by every agency and branch of
government on state and federal levels. As the Supreme Court in Holy
Trinity vs. United States (1892) put it, "there is a
single voice making this affirmation."
- The real question is one of consistency:
- Is America being consistent with its Theocratic claims?
- The national motto is "In
God We Trust."
Thus the question is not whether America is a Theocratic
The question is, Are we consistent Theocracts, or are we
backsliders and apostates? And if we are not consistent, can we
really expect God to Bless America?
next: The State As Criminal
David Ramsay, An Eulogium Upon Benjamin Rush,
M.D. Phila: Bradford and Inskeep, 1813) p. 103. [Back