One Person, One Vote
At the founding of this nation, our government emulated Yahweh’s government: (1) when a man and a woman were married, the two became one flesh, and (2) the man ruled over the woman. This country had a patriarchal form of government; therefore, property was held primarily by men, and they governed exclusively.
The thirteen colonies established their governments and the government of this nation under the significant influence of Blackstone’s Commentaries, 1765 to 1769. Blackstone stated:
By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law; that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband, under whose wing, protection, and cover she performs every thing; and is, therefore, called in our law—French a feme-covert, faemina viro cooperta; is said to be covert-baron, or under the protection and influence of her husband, her baron, her lord; and her condition, during her marriage, is called her coverture.
From where did Blackstone derive this legal position? Quite clearly, it was directly from the Scriptures. In 1 Corinthians 11 we find Yahweh’s clear replicable governmental order regarding headship—Yahweh is the head of Yahshua, Yahshua is the head of every man, and the man is the head of woman. In this governmental passage, it is equally laid out that the man is the “covering,” or as Blackstone stated, the “coverture,” of his wife. Again, his term “coverture” and his logic came directly from the Scriptures. This was the wise basis upon which our government was founded and formed, and this must be the wise basis to which we now return.
The legal principle of “feme-covert” is just what the word means—the “covered woman.” But even as women have abandoned the headcoverings that women wore from the beginning of the church until the Curse of 1920, and are clearly set forth in 1 Corinthians 11:3–16, so they have abandoned the feme-covert, the covering of the woman by her husband, her coverture.
Women do not wear headcoverings today due to the truth of cause and effect. Because women have rejected their governmental heads—their husbands—their heads are uncovered, even in the church. Women have thrown off their headcoverings (as well as their covering, clothing), just as they have thrown off their husbands. Women are uncovered: on their heads, on their bodies, and in their governmental relationship with their divine coverture, their husbands. (For more on the subject of headcoverings, read Coverings.)
Also from 1 Corinthians 11, Blackstone sets forth the like legal principle of “covert-baron,” or “under the protection and influence of her husband.” In Chapter 1 of The Curse of 1920, we noted this same truth: the creator (the husband) is responsible for the created (the wife). This too our nation wisely recognized and legally followed at its founding.
So who is wiser today, we minuscule, easily deceived, “liberated” and “advanced” people of the twenty-first century who have created multiple egregious ills by altering the government given to us by God and are departing from His ways, or our forefathers and Almighty God? Under the founding laws of feme-covert and covert-baron, man was in harmony with His Creator. In the beginning, our nation sought to walk in His ways, and greatly benefited from doing so. In the beginning, Yahweh blessed America for its obedience. However, our problem today is that, like Adam, we have listened to the voice of the woman (Genesis 3:17), and thus, once again, forsaken Him and His ways. And now, we are reaping the burgeoning ill consequences thereof! We as a nation are equally uncovered, which is undoubtedly why 9-11 took place.
Yahweh said that when the man and the woman marry, the two become one flesh under the husband’s headship, covert-baron, or coverture. This is the governmental principle Blackstone set forth when he stated that “the husband and wife are one person in law.” And this is the legal principle upon which this nation was founded, and in the beginning acknowledged and practiced.
What then makes more confirming and attesting sense than, as set forth from the beginning of both man and this nation, when the man votes, he votes in representation of both his headship and governmental union of oneness with his wife? What better effectual outward sign of the value and government of marriage is there than the affirmation of one vote? One vote is representative of one governmental unit, or union.
What then takes place governmentally when man and wife both vote, and can even counter each other’s votes? They attest to the abandonment of that divine union, to a house divided, which our families and our nation have obviously become because of feminism. What we do and how we set up our government speaks far louder, is more effectual, and has overwhelmingly greater impact than all the words in the world. When men and women vote separately, it clearly speaks of the separation of the two—divorce! Therefore, according to cause and effect, what we sowed in the alteration of our voting laws, we reaped in our families!
Actions determine results, government determines society, and our present voting laws promote, foster, and even produce divorce. Therefore, we absolutely must return to the governmental principles Yahweh God set forth in the beginning, and Blackstone and our founding fathers duly acknowledged and practiced—“two become one flesh”!
The solution to this nation’s burgeoning social problems is not to try to clean up the ill outcomes, but rather to stop the causes. The way to deal with the symptoms of this uncovered state is to restore the covering, the coverture. And the most basic form of government this nation needs to restore is—two become one flesh under the husband’s headship! Feme-covert! Covert-baron!
Our nation holds to the adage of “one person, one vote.” We must return this to its rightful original truth by restoring our forefather’s belief that when a man and a woman are united in marriage, they become one flesh—“one person in law.” Thus, let us return to the divine truth:
One person, insomuch that two become one flesh, evidenced by one vote!
The man is the head of the woman (1 Corinthians 11:3), so why not one vote? The man is to rule over the woman (Genesis 3:16), so why not one vote? The woman is not to exercise the authority of a man (1 Timothy 2:12), so why not one vote? The two become one flesh (Genesis 2:24), so why not one vote? Our present alteration of Yahweh God’s government is a tragic failure, so why not one vote? Patriarchy is the government we were given in the beginning and is Yahweh God’s government, so why not one vote? What would be a greater and more fitting and exemplary and much needed testimony to these truths than two becoming one vote?
When governance is placed in the hands of man, that government must be wholly consistent with the government of God, his Creator. Yahshua is the head of every man, and our government must thereby reflect His will. We must return to the standards set forth in the patriarchal government of the thirteen colonies that formed this nation.