"Our father", either the ruler, Caesar, president, king, potentate or executive that exercises authority over his people, his nation, his citizens and nationals (a substitute family), or the eldest father or patriarch of a natural family that serves his family and his neighbors in faith, hope and charity.
- PATRONUS, Roman civil law. This word is a modification of the, Latin word pater, father; a denomination applied by Romulus to the first, senators of Rome. Romulus at first appointed a hundred of them.
The people, called lebeians, were obliged to choose one of these fathers as his patron. The relation thus constituted involved important consequences. The plebeian, called client(cliens), was obliged to furnish the means of maintenance to his chosen patron. The patron, on the other hand, was, obliged to watch over the interests of his client, whether present or absent to protect his person and property, and especially to defend him in all, actions brought against him for any cause.
This social contract was of a sacred or separating nature, and evolved over time. According to Cicero this relation formed an integral part of the governmental system. The patronus was the protector, sponsor, and benefactor of the client citizen. If you needed free bread, or if you could not afford an attorney one would be appointed for you.
Blackstone traces the system of vassalage to this. ancient relation of patron and client.
- “Protection draws to it subjection; subjection protection.” Coke, Litt.65.
It was the forerunner of the feudal system of the middle ages and based on the law of the father. All the rights and power of the patron came from the natural father and formulated the bases of the power of the state.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
PATERNAL POWER. Patria potestas, The, authority lawfully exercised by parents, over their children. It will be proper to consider, 1. Who are entitled to exercise this power. 2. Who are subject to it. 3. The extent of this power.
2. - 1. As a general rule the father is entitled to exert the paternal power over his children. But for certain reasons, when the father acts improperly, and against the interest of those over whom nature and the law have given him authority, he loses his power over them. It being a rule that whenever the good of the child requires it, the courts will deliver the custody of the children to others than the father. And numerous instances may be found where, for good reasons, the custody will be given to the mother.
3. The father of a bastard child has no control over him; the mother has the right to the custody and control of such child. 2 Mass. 109; 12 Mass. 887.
4. - 2. All persous are subject to this power until they arrive at the full age of twenty-one years. A father may, however, to, a certain extent, deprive himself of this unlimited paternal power, first, by delegating it to others, as when he binds his son an apprentice; and, secondly, when he abandons his children, and permits them to act for themselves. 2 Verm. Cas. 290; 2 Watts, 408 4 S. & R. 207; 4 Mass. 675.
5. - 3. The principle upon which the law is, founded as to the extent of paternal power is, that it be exerted for the benefit of the child. The child is subject to the lawful commands of the father to attend to his business, because by being so subjected he acquires that discipline and the practice of attending to business, which will be useful to him in after life. He is liable to proper correction for the same reason. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 326-33. See Correction; Father; Mother; Parent.
Originally at natural law the patria potestas was the power enjoyed by the father in ancient Rome, “whose law held children to be the property of the father, and placed them in relation to him in the category of things instead of that of persons.”
Even the United Nations' UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS Article 26 speaks of a "Parents have a prior right" concerning their children.
A child does not own its parents but the parent has a natural right to the child. The parent in nature gives life to the child, rears and protects it compounding the obligation of the Child to the parent. The command by God to honor your parents was the command to "fatten" care for and provide for the parents who gave you life so that your own days would be long upon the land.
The state has often competed for this power of the natural Father to its own benefit and obtains that right by offering "tutor" or gifts, gratuities and benefits to the parents as the custodial parent on behalf of the state.
We see that when the duties of the patria potestas is vested in a ruling class who is elected by the voice of the people, as we see the people of Israel who were warned in 1 Samuel 8, that a loss of parental right would result. The State could reverse that natural right which would become as legal privilege granted and regulated by the State.
The warning in 1 Samuel 8 was if the people established or created a government where there is a ruling authority that ruling power will take your sons and daughter and much much more. The process used by the State from Cain to Nimrod, the Pharaoh to Caesar to obtain the natural patria potestas was the offer of protection along with gifts gratuities and benefits. Once the State obtains that power it is said to be the father of the people.
"fundamental liberties and equal protection"
Rights always have a correlative obligation or duty.
The UDHR makes mention that all... all nations ... shall strive ... by progressive measures... to secure their universal and effective ... observance.... among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
That is to say "Member States" will secure the obedience of all peoples and nations effectively submitted under their jurisdiction through progressive socialism.
Progressive socialists will promise people security, education and liberty but they will deliver all peoples and nations into the bondage of debt.
- 2 Peter 2:19-22 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
And they do all this through the covetous means of socialism.
- [2 Peter 2]:3 ¶ And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
If a Human Being has a right to free education someone has an obligation to provide that education. It would be assumed that the parents have the prior obligation of nurturing their progeny. That obligation is imposed by nature itself and right reason according to the law of nature. Since life was bestowed upon a child by their parents the right to life and a full life begins with the parent. If that life is not provided by the parents then the obligation may fall to another by nature or by Human Events.
If the parents have already obligated themselves to the state, asking the state to provide them with the benefit of life, their rights to their children may be claimed by the state because of prior or present benefits to the parents.
If parents were independent of government benefits and even excluded from those benefits, then the state could not claim a fundamental or legal right to take their children or regulate their children's education.
“Reason is the soul of the law, and when the reason of any particular law ceases, so does the law itself.”
While your right to educate your children may be prior in nature, do you still have that right? Are your children still "Your Children"? Or have you cursed your children through your Covetous Practices? Do your children have another Father now?
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- Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
- Article 22. Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
- Cassante ratione legis cessat, et ipsa lex.4 Coke, 38; 7 id. 69; Coke, Litt. 70 b. 122 a; Broom, Max. 3d Lond. ed. 151, 152; 4 Rep. 38; 13 East, 348; 4 Bingh. n.c. 388.