Basic Jurisdictional Principles
A Theological Inventory of American Jurisprudence
 
Article III § 3
 
"In the name of God, amen. We whose names are under-written, the loyal subjects of our
dread Sovereign Lord King James by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, Ireland,
King, Defender of the Faith, etc. — Having undertaken, for the glory of God and
advancement of the Christian Faith and honor of our King and country, a voyage to plant
the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually
in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into
a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the
ends aforesaid, and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal
laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices from time to time, as shall be thought most
meet and convenient for the general good of the colony. Unto which we promise all due
submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at
Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign King James of
England, France, and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fiftie fourth.
Anno Domini 1620." 1
 

Article III § 3:

Article III § 3 defines the crime of treason. At this time in the early decades of the 21st century, there appear to be grounds for believing that massive numbers of government employees and officials in large corporations may be guilty of this crime. This section of the Constitution may be essential to bringing such people to justice. So we see nothing wrong with it on its face. We’ll not say anything more about it at this time.

 

 

Footnotes

1The Light and the Glory, p. 120. This "Mayflower Compact" can also be easily found at (i)University of Oklahoma Law Center, URL: http://www.law.ou.edu/​hist/​mayflow.html; (ii)Yale’s Avalon Project, URL: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/​17th_century/​mayflower.asp; and (iii)The American Covenant: The Untold Story, ┬áp. 86.

 

 


 
 
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