What is our chapter philosophy? Here is the NorCal Council’s statement of principals. We have based it off the National CofCC platform. For a summary of the national platform, read here
State Rights: The States existed prior to the U.S. Government. Any power which is NOT enumerated in the US Constitution is reserved and remains with the States. We want to build a national movement to revitalize our true federal system of government, where sovereignty is centered upon the respective states of the Union. We have seen a constant diminishing of State powers over the last century. Furthermore, states possess the right to interpose federal law when such is deemed unconstitutional. A return to State rights is the best format for ethnic preservation and public liberty for those who value it.
County Seats: We want political power decentralized, leaving the County and municipality normal spheres of government. Patriots need to be involved in city politics, schools, and neighborhood associations not only to reclaim their living space but to counteract political correct agendas which often build momentum through local campaigns. We don’t want people to view themselves as ‘world citizens’, but citizens of their family, town, county, and state–i.e., a politics that is personal and immanent rather than removed, abstract, and spectacular.
Christian Republic: As the CofCC platform says, “the United States of America is a Christian country…and that its government and public leaders at all levels must reflect Christian belief and values” (article 1). Also, “We believe the schools– public, private, and parochial– should teach students to be proud of being Americans and proud of their national and local identities, and that they should instill in them the values of Western, Christian, and American civilization” (article 12). However, the Christian Right often makes the mistake reducing Christianity to a “civil religion”. Christianity has specifics that go beyond ‘duty to neighbor’. To be Christian means we specifically confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We hate the lip service given by neo-conservatives to ‘moral religion’ who denounce abortion but will shy from calling Christ their Savior. Consequently, Christian men owe more than goodwill but worship and praise to Christ. A conservative is not an effective patriot without a church life, keeping Sunday worship, and whose life testifies an abiding faith in Jesus. A christian worldview must frame, temper, and define every belief including those related to race and civil government. We believe state governments have a right to order the externals of the church.
Test Act: We are not revolutionaries, and respect the office of magisrate regardless the person who holds it. Many of our goals are buried within an older jurist precident. Can Patriots flush these principals forward within the present body of law? Let us return to sound orginalist principals. But there is one constitutional amendment which we think especially important if not for the federal government then the constitution of the states– the religious test. Impossible? This nation has added and removed amendments before, like prohibition, so it can be done. Nor is it a demand without precident. There was an intense campaign for a federal religious test going back to 1801. We recommend something like the 1780 Constitution of Massachusetts which read,
“I, A.B., do declare, that I believe the Christian religion, and have a firm persuasion of its truth; and that I am seized and possessed, in my own right, of the property required by the constitution, as one qualified for the office or place to which I am elected.” (Weisman, 128)
Regardless, the Northern California CofCC advocates only lawful change by those states who established union for the sake of common peace. Where change cannot be done by legitimate authority Christians and Patriots alike must endure, suffer, and surrender themselves to those in power, even if wicked rulers. Our savior suffered, and so our great calling is to do the same, foregoing even our lives and property. This is the christian doctrine of passive obedience.
Kinism: What is a nation? In his 2006 book, State of Emergency, after quoting Gen. 10:32 and noting the British origins of America, Patrick Buchanan defines a nation as possessing a distinct racial and ethnic core by which other people assimilate, “Language, faith, culture, and history– and, yes, birth, blood, and soil– produce a people, not ideology” (p. 162).
Social and economic transformations are rapidly globalizing America. White Americans are not social constructs, but we have a rich heritage and have every right to maintain our majority status within the same lands our Fathers settled. Yet, let’s not be hypocrites! Nations beside our own have a natural right to order their ethnicity. Nor can we deny biblical universals like the spiritual unity of all Christians vis-a-vis “nationhood”. Universals and particulars co-exist according to trinitarian principles. We don’t embrace one at the denial of the other. There is justice and wisdom in a ‘family-based’ commonwealth, “Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father’s house: around the Congregation of the Tabernacle they shall pitch” (Num. 2:2). There is also the reality of a universal Church, “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of Angels: To the general assembly, and Church of the first borne which are written in heaven” (Heb. 12:22-23). Can we be members of both without confusing either?