Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Duty to Break Bad Laws.

I put my towel down today but did not 'throw it in'. On the contrary. I deliberately broke the Law.

I have mentioned several times before that Tasmania, the small, quiet Island where the Tavern is located, has introduced a vicious Law that not only enables the killing of babies but will jail anyone who speaks out against it.

It is Anti-Life

It completely ignores the Declaration of Human Rights which specifically calls upon legislators to protect the unborn.

It is anti-Freedom of Speech.

The new Abortion Act here allows magistrates to fine a person $9750 and or Jail them for a year for daring to voice their sadness, objection, warnings and even prayers against abortion.

It is Totalitarian

St Augustine was the first to make it very clear that breaking an immoral law is a DUTY, although Aristotle, who gave his life much earlier in such a circumstance is famous for alluding to this 'fact of Life'.

“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.”
Aristotle, Selected Writings From The Nicomachean Ethics And Politics

Which do I choose? Good Man or good little citizen?

Which do you choose? To do what is Right or do what some misguided, perverted, evil politicians tell you to do? With threats of force.

Some time ago I wrote to all the Legislators in both Houses of the Tasmanian Government and told them clearly that were they to pass this awful law, I would break it. 

A Knight has to do what a Knight has to do.

Even when his Knightly days are past and he is a simple Tavern Keeper.

Today, I sat outside the abortion clinic, at 'ground zero' of the 'forbidden zone', and said the Rosary.

A quiet Prayer. 60 odd in fact.

I walked across the road (still within the zone) to the nearest MP's office, Lisa Singh's,  and reported to her staff that I had just broken the Feminist-Socialist, unGodly MP's awful law.

I will do it again next Tuesday.

I will pray the Rosary for the mothers facing such an awful choice;

for the Fathers who are already denied any voice;

for their babies who may be legally torn to pieces as if they had been condemned by a medaeval Queen;

for the Doctors who care more for money than for life and disregard their oath to 'do no harm';

for the nurses who do such wicked things to their sisters;

for the Politicians who are so devoid of empathy and understanding, so blind to reality and life that they think they can defy God's Law and force me to obey theirs.

I pray that Grace comes to them to change their minds, seek repentance and forgiveness and heal their Souls.

I will do so until a Police'person' with a Gun comes against me.

Violence is all that Governments, especially Socialist governments know.

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail

“There is a heady sense of manhood that comes from advancing from apathy to commitment, from timidity to courage, from passivity to aggressiveness. There is an intoxication that comes from standing up to the police at last.” ― David T. Dellinger, From Yale to Jail: The Life Story of a Moral Dissenter

“if we don’t rebel, if we’re not physically in an active rebellion, then it’s spiritual death.”
― Chris Hedges

“If you're not going to use your free speech to criticize your own government, then what the hell is the point of having it?” ― Michel Templet

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

“It was civil disobedience that won them their civil rights.”
― Tariq Ali, The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad

“When EVIL men make bad laws,  
righteous men disobey them."  
Pastor Butch Paugh” ― Tarrin P. Lupo

“I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law” ― Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.”
― Howard Zinn

I was a soldier for many years. The Nuremburg Trials sent a strong message to all soldiers.

A Soldier MUST disobey an unlawful or immoral order.


I could do with a few Prayers for me too.

Pax Dei Vobiscum.


  1. You are a true knight for breaking THAT law. :)
    I was pleased to see today that the people of Croatia have voted AGAINST the same sex marriage bill by a large majority. God bless them!

  2. Someone has to Stand. Thank you for your words of encouragement, m'dear.

  3. SOME of us here in the US remember when the history we were taught in gub'mint mandated school for children included the history of "law breakers" that founded the country.

    Of course, we ALSO recited a daily Pledge, that included "ONE Nation, under God".
    SOME folks take exception to "access" to ALL of those these days, and DEMAND that tax dollars be spent to enforce the effort, no matter WHAT their "peers" may believe.

    It MAY be useful in quoting noted thinkers (and actual DOERS) that history has consistently proved viable. But consider the addressed audience of such plaints. Would they have ANY IDEA of the (repetitive)"history" around such quotes?

    In the US, it's recently been found useful to cite the current "champions" of disingenuous "fairness"from their own recent past. Usually, from their campaigns of "deep thoughts" that dissolved and "came about" the day after the election winds changed.

    Use THEIR OWN "DEEP THOUGHTS", or those of their heroes, against them?
    ESPECIALLY those that, historically, didn't turn out so well.

    Of course, second only to the "'re just a big poopy head!" response to crushing in reasoned "debate", is fingers in the ears "Ya na na na na na na na na na " response to infallible refutation.


    1. So much depraving of minds over the past 40 years. Soon only old men and women will have any notion of what is Truth and what isn't.

      First they came for the young, and we did nothing.

      Then the young grew up and came for the babies..

  4. This is where I think jury nullification (at least in the U.S.) can help alter things. Unfortunately, some judges hate the idea of an informed populace refusing to uphold unjust laws by hanging a jury.

    1. IF anything happens, I will seek a Jury but here it is not in the lap of God but the Godless.

      You know how the Courts are dens of iniquity already.

  5. *sigh*
    And while I'm at it......
    Having ZERO knowledge of the neighborhood,
    Is there any reasonable expectation of enlisting support from 40 (or so) like minded individuals, regular church goin' folk, or leather clad biker lads with exceptionally loud and smoky motorcycle mufflers (silencers?) on a regular basis?


    1. I am PROFESSING, Capt. Not protesting.

      People have caused a fuss before and that is only held against all who try.

      I do have some fine Church people standing ready and getting legal 'opinion'. But as yet I am unmolested.

      I will continue.

  6. Some laws cannot be obeyed. How can one be for and against murder at the same time?
    And a gun is but a tool - how it is used defines that tool.

  7. That is MADNESS. Of course you must disobey. They can FINE you?

    Surely, you are kidding. Really. Did I just read this? (Drumming)

  8. Fine and Jail. $9750 and a year.

  9. AmfortasDecember 3, 2013 at 11:24 PM
    I am PROFESSING, Capt. Not protesting.

    Ah HA, quite right.


    1. There were 'protests' during the period that the legislators were 'reading' the Act. They did not listen. It is useless protesting to deaf politicians who have already 'fallen'.

      Like the men in Argentina being assaulted by a raving mob of feminists, we have to stand our ground and defend. Appealing to reason makes no difference.

      Face the Tsunami. Don't run away.

  10. I admire your courage. Best of luck to you.

    From Iron John

    1. None so courageous than the damn stupid. Hahaha However, I have to stand. Thanks for the BoL. A few prayers would help too.


Ne meias in stragulo aut pueros circummittam.

Our Bouncer is a gentleman of muscle and guile. His patience has limits. He will check you at the door.

The Tavern gets rowdy visitors from time to time. Some are brain dead and some soul dead. They attack customers and the bar staff and piss on the carpets. Those people will not be allowed in anymore. So... Be Nice..