What Lawyers are Practicing Today (Hint: It’s NOT Law)
This week I witnessed an astonishing statement of tyranny in our land. That testimony was given by Jared DeMarinis, the Director of Candidacy and Campaign Finance for the Maryland State Board of Elections. He is one of the highest authorities on so-called election law in Maryland. He is responsible for the implementation of electoral policy as well as the interpretation of state candidacy and campaign finance laws.
His testimony, essentially, was that the First Amendment is dead when it comes to any form of political speech – as the State Board of Elections define political speech.
So if you email five friends with your opinion regarding a candidate or sitting politician, the State Board of Elections claims that you must attach a tag line to that message which they approve of. In essence, they own and control that speech. A candidate emails a message to his circle of friends – “I pray you have a great day” – and even though you may ask, What is political about that?, they claim to own that as well. Make a post on social media regarding any political issue, and again, they claim to own and control that speech.
What are political issues? Abortion, the definition of marriage, what constitutes justice in society, what taxing powers are legitimate, and on and on the list goes. Wait a minute, doesn’t the Word of God address each and every one of these issues? So, a tyrannical, out-of-control institution called Maryland State Board of Elections claims to own and control any expression of God’s Word on issues which it deems political. If you were to tweet Leviticus 18:22, without even quoting the verse which states that sodomy is an abomination, it sounds like they would own that too; now that sodomy is a political issue. Satan has made them political issues, but they are moral issues above all. By the way, most important political issues were and are moral issues. It is a tragedy of enormous importance that we-the-people have allowed our servants, the civil government, to attack and strip away our God-given right to freedom of speech.
Now this particular civil servant is a lawyer. Not just any lawyer; Mr. DeMarinis was adjunct professor of law at American University-Washington School of Law, where he taught a class on political and election law. So as a law professor one would expect that he had actually studied the law, the supreme law of the land; and therefore, he would have at least a semblance of understanding of the First Amendment. But it appeared to me that he was blissfully unaware of the First Amendment and the five God-given rights it protects. He was also obviously completely unconcerned about his own violation of his oath of office which he swore to Almighty God. But God will hold him accountable and there will be a reward of eternal damnation should he not repent of his egregious sin. I pray for his soul as it appears that he is a lawyer on the highway to hell. He certainly is not alone among those who practice law. There isn’t a shortage of lawyer jokes in our land, largely because many Americans are well aware of the destructive damage lawyers have done to our Constitutional Republic. It might lead one to ask a question parallel to what Christ’s disciples asked of Him. They asked, Can a rich man be saved? We might ask in our day, Can a lawyer be saved? The answer to both questions is the same. Yes. We know of at least one lawyer recorded in Scripture that was saved.
Titus 3:13 “Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.”
Zenas was a Christian and a lawyer. It is also clear that he was a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ.
Jesus had some very sharp words for lawyers in His day.
Luke 11:46 “And He said, “Woe to you also, lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.”
So, Jesus labels the lawyers of his day hypocrites; loading burdens on others that they will not lift themselves. Kind of like Congress requiring everyone to be in Obamacare, but giving themselves special subsidies to pay for their participation. I understand President Trump is working on changing that, but draining the swamp means making all the swamp creatures homeless, and they don’t tend to like that prospect.