TAMPA III: Scott T. Whiteman Letter To Chairman Clymer Resigning As C.P. Regional Co-Chairman (Northeastern District)
Since the close of the 2004 Presidential Campaign, beginning largely with the behaviour of the Executive Committee following the Lefemine Resolution in Nashville, as you know I have been increasingly convicted of the inappropriateness of a National Party, combining various regions and peoples together under an as-of-late undefined set of “principles” and “values,” for the “restor[ation of] American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations.”
By Biblical, I obviously thought we meant “derived from the Bible.” Certainly the byline in our Preamble, urged by Mr. Shearer and reported to have been declared by Patrick Henry, “This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but on Christ; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” demonstrates that the Party claims to believe the foundation of our Nation was upon Christ. Christians established this nation in which others were afforded asylum – but those who were afforded asylum but hated the Christ were not given the keys to governance.
I recognise, however, in a National party, trying to play according to the rules instituted and administered by Democrats and Republicans since the War for Empire of the 1860’s to ensure the continuation of the offense, size matters, and therefore in exchange for a restoration of American jurisprudence to its original and limited Biblical foundations and geographical boundaries, the Constitution Party has determined to seek the advance of America’s vast and unlimited National interests and boundaries while paying lip service to its Biblical foundations.
But by putting a cross on a pile of dung, you soil the cross, not cleanse the dung. Is a National government as expansive and bloated as ours, based on an avaricious sense of “Manifest Destiny” and insatiable blood-thirst to expand the empire through war Biblical? “In this little world of man’s body, is it not better to have a moderate stature, and health with it, than to attain the huge dimensions of a giant by unnatural torments.” Augustine, City of God, 3.10.
The American Empire is far larger than any of the ancient empires. By 1787 the seeds were planted whereby the States would be consolidated into an American Union and the “national” boundaries would be enlarged by the genocidal slaughter of Southerners, Indians and Mexicans. The Union, to this day, engages in wide-spread violence and wholesale destruction of human life, liberty and property.
By its unjust and unconstitutional wars (now over seas), the public treasury has been exhausted, countless “Americans” have lost their lives and families have been undone. Now this Union puts women on the front-line in combat, which no “civilised” nation can do nor ever has done. Is it patriotism to sit by and ignore the sins of the Union? “Why allege to me the mere names and words of ‘glory’ and ‘victory’? Tear off the disguise of wild delusion, and look at the naked deeds: weigh them naked, judge them naked. … [The] vice of restless ambition was the sole motive” to America’s growth into an Empire from sea to bloody sea, and now beyond the seas into Europe, Asia and the Middle East CG 3.15.
Conservative Unionists can squabble with liberal Unionists over the better management of a vast tyrannical empire, but Christians ought not be fighting against the corruption within the ranks of government, nor even against the illegal immigrants coming in. Rather they should recognise the corruption is due to the number and size of the ranks and the vastness of the land taken by conquest. The Mexicans are simply trying to reclaim the land once stolen from them by the sword. Does that mean I’m for illegal immigration? Of course not. But to put walls across the border or deport every illegal without dealing with the offense goes nowhere to ameliorate our past sins and violations of the Law of Nations against Mexico. Is the Constitution Party willing to call for national repentance?
Unionists have a maxim, “Our country, right or wrong,” which was amended in 1872 with the qualifier, “When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right.” But G.K. Chesterton noted, “My country, right or wrong is like saying, my mother, drunk or sober.” There was a similar maxim during the Roman Empire, “the Republic cannot be governed without injustice.” In my opinion, many in the Party, and the American “people” to use a term for them which I deny is proper, “do not care how foully and disgracefully the [American] republic be stained by corrupt practices, so long as it holds together and continues in being.” CG 2.21. The Party has not stopped to consider the appropriateness of continuing this Empire, but has occupied itself with the fantastical dream, “How can we advance ourselves to ‘conservatively’ govern this vast empire?”
But I ask you, despite your objection to appeal to the scriptures or the history of God’s people to discern the rightness of my thoughts, did Judas Maccabeus urge Judah to weigh in on whether Greece should be presided over by a tyrannical sodomite? He simply declared that Judah ought to be removed from the Greek Empire.
As evidence of my determinations, not as cause for them, this late Mormon Controversy within the Party raised its head. It was inevitable, given the Forbidden Alliances, as defined by the Scottish Covenanter George Gillespie, the Christians in the Party formed with Mormons in 1992. You object to such Christian deliberation within the Party. In your recent letter you admitted that you believe that Christians who might desire to consider these weighty obligations their God requires of them “should start another party.”
You show a lack of regard for deliberative Christians who either are 1.) thinking of things you have not thought to consider, or 2.) who are thinking things about which you have already reached conclusions. If you know something about the Christian religion, some new provision about God having granted permission to work with devil worshipers toward the establishment of a civil government which is duty-bound to act in all cases only in direct subordination to Jesus Christ, see Psalm 2 and Blackstone, Commentaries, §61, please share.
However, your evident lack of deliberation on the demands of the One True God and the way in which He builds, restores or destroys nations, shows that the Christians should not remain under your care. It was through God’s grace that Christian deliberation by Gillespie, Rutherford and the other Calvinists in the British Isles led to the eventual Christian liberty once enjoyed on this continent before 1787.
Many have objected to my treatment of Mormons by having referred to them in open discourse as “devil worshiping Mormons.” If you object, take your complaint to a higher tribunal, to He who declares All the gods of the nations are devils and to whom you owe due honour, reverence and worship. Since He says, The things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils, I can do no other.
So what am I, a Christian, to do in such circumstances? I could appeal to the Founder of the Party for counsel and wisdom, which I did – but received neither. I could appeal to several leaders for greater understanding and discernment, which I did – but received mostly rebuke and defamation, often an open ear, and occasionally deliberation or agreement. (For those who accepted my questions and concerns as valid, but disagree with my conclusion, I still maintain the highest regard.)
I could lastly appeal to the National Committee for adjudication of the issue, but you state that “The Constitution Party was founded as an organisation for American patriots to join together to save our country. It was always understood that our membership would include people of different faiths … [who] will work to ‘limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions and to restore American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations.’”
Mr. Clymer, you must concede that a person who hates the Christ and His Kingdom and denies the sufficiency of his revelation in the Bible cannot seek to restore America to its Biblical Foundations. Mr. Hansen has made his mark by declaring, “You have such a small understanding of history because your Bible is so limited and filled with errors and missing sections and your god is so false.” Can such a man really want restoration of Biblical government? Oh, but you are in the clear because the Constitution Party won’t support Hansen for Governor. Good for you.
As for me and my house, I will not be tasked by the false prophet. Therefore, I hereby tender my resignation from the office of Regional Co-Chairman (Northeastern District), forfeiting my right to sit on the Executive Committee of the Constitution Party National Committee. My position with the National Committee is Maryland’s business. Though you may believe my religious convictions are foolish, (see 1 Corinthians 1:18ff), I will not remain in league with those who mock the One True God. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
For the Crown Rights of my King,
Scott T. Whiteman