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by Gregory HHC, d
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Republics 

Are men the property of the state?

Or are they free souls under God?

This same battle continues throughout the world.”40

“Some scholars regard the ancient confederation of Hebrew tribes that endured in Palestine from the 15th century BC until a monarchy was established about 1020 BC as an embryonic republic. That would make the ancient Israelite commonwealth the earliest republic in history and one of the oldest democracies; except for slaves and women, all members of the community had a voice in the selection of their administrators and were eligible for political office.”41

Those who held office were the elders of each Family and they exercised the power of the state autonomously within the sacred nature of the divine union of Husband and Wife. No new laws were made but the law was administered through the courts of the congregations with the congregations of Levites administering the appeals through the cities of refuge.

The Levites administered charity and mercy, but they had no exercising authority over the choices of the people, nor their liberty. They only had control over what they were given in sacrifice.42

The leaders were chosen by ten in congregations, bound together by love and charity. There was no power to take the first fruits of their labor, draft their sons and daughters, nor compel taxes. The people remained free souls under God. They remained at liberty as long as they loved God and one another.

The people held the power of the state individually and independently from the administration of government.

“Republic. A commonwealth; that form of government in which the administration of affairs is open to all the citizens. In another sense, it signifies the state, independently of its government.” Black’s Law Dictionary 3rd Ed. p1536.

 

 

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    Footnotes:

     

    40Cecil B. DeMille in “The Ten Commandments.”

    41“Republic,” Microsoft ® Encarta. © 1994 Ms. Corp. and F & W Corp.

    42See “The Sophistry of Sacrifice” published by His Church

     

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