Interposition and the Family Dog

Today, I’d like to tell you a story about interposition.

You’re a good parent.  So let’s suppose you think it wise to buy a watchdog so that when your little girl plays in the front yard the dog can protect and defend her from any intruders who may wish to do her harm.

After a little time goes by, the puppy you bought becomes a full grown animal.  His muscles become fully developed, his teeth are big and sharp, and now he towers over your little girl.   You are worried that he is becoming too aggressive and one day you look out the door and witness your worst fear – you see the dog’s jaws are on her neck and blood is on her clothes.

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As you burst out the front door, she has gotten free and is cowering in the corner of the fence by the tree.  The pit bull is charging across the yard and in a few seconds will be at her throat again.  You just have time to do what your instincts tell you to do.  You get your body – you insert yourself – between the dog and the child – between the danger and the daughter.  

You don’t stop to think what will happen to you.  Your desire and your duty come together in an instant.  You thrust yourself between the aggressor and the victim. 

What you just did was an act of interposition.

You interposed between the agency that was originally a protector, but had become a threat, and the person or persons you have the duty to protect.

Remember the word — interposition

The doctrine of interposition is as American as apple pie, baseball, and jazz.

Interposition is precisely what the Declaration of Independence was all about, and it is precisely what we want our state and local officials to do.  Our sheriffs, our police, our local judges, our legislators, and our appointed officials are duty bound to rush out into the front yard and get between the people and the lawless actions of the federal government. 

As this election year approaches for state government, we are looking to discover which state delegates and senators and sheriffs and judges will rush out to the front yard and get between us and the monster.

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