Todd Beamer high school and the Westminster catechism

Titans & HS Students: God instructs you to defend the weak!

Greetings the students of Todd Beamer High School, middle schools, the parents and friends of such

I don’t know if you folks know your catechism, speaking of the Westminster Long Catechism, but there are some very important explanations in the questions that relate to the commandment “Do not kill.”

Some of you may know that in the last two weeks of October 2016, a peaceful young lady student was removed from the Todd Beamer High School campus while she was being threatened by thugs.

The school administration and the police and the “school security officers” or whatever they are called have proven that they often can’t and won’t protect you or other students from assault. They can’t or they won’t and they have just proven it. Either they can’t be everywhere or they are cowards who are unwilling to enforce the law or they feel that they are outnumbered when there are more thugs making threats!! If you wish, call Ms Tammy Campbell who seems to tolerate bullies and ask about Muneton.

Either way, the school administration and the local police or school security officers can’t or won’t protect “you” and various others. They can’t protect you or they won’t protect you and they know it. And so, as a result, the school security officer who removed or escorted the peaceful young lady from campus advised her to stay away from school for several days!!

The school administration and the police can’t or won’t protect you!!!

When you are at home or with a computer, if you wish, look up Daisy Muneton (of Todd Beamer) or Amy Joyner-Francis (of Delaware). The school and the police have already proven that they can’t or won’t protect you. If you want to be charitable to them, just assume that there are so few of them they can’t be where you need them to be. In fact, however, for many of them, they don’t feel equipped.

Draw your own conclusions about their motives. The fact is that students, in public high schools, have been raped, robbed, had their heads smashed into sinks or walls and at times killed by unruly and aggressive “student” thugs who did those crimes with their bare hands. The fact that a “school security officer” removed the Wilcox family member from campus and then advised her to stay away from school for several days shows you how confident he is about whether or not the school or the police will protect her from harm. He has no confidence they could or would protect her against a mob of thugs.

So, lets take a look at the catechism. The following is called the Westminster Long Catechism or the Westminster Larger Catechism. By the way, I don’t know if your parents have let you know, but there is a book out called the Bible, and the Bible has instructions, and one of the instructions is “Do not kill.”

However, the instruction to not kill has exceptions. The catechism explains what the writers believed were the proper exceptions. Of course, the same exceptions apply to using force which is “not killing” but is still the use of force, such as pepper spray, kicking and the use of any other weapons either by using them or merely drawing them. Drawing or using pepper spray is called non-lethal force.

BTW, in case you missed out when the police cadets went to the armory, visit the grocery store or the drug store. There are pens, pencils, scissors, hair spray and other sprays. There are canes and wing chun. Weapons such as hair or pepper spray and pens are a starting point if you are not trained.

If you do draw a weapon, most attackers will back off. Drawing or using is justified when threatened.

You have the right to carry a lot of these things; you have the right to carry and use pepper spray if you have your mom or dad’s permission. With your dad’s permission, the school can’t prevent your carry.

The question is, “How do we interpret the command to not kill when we or others are faced with unjust attacks and/or with unjust threats of harm?”

From the catechism, Westminster Larger:
Q. 135. What are the duties required in the sixth commandment?
A. The duties required in the sixth commandment are all careful studies, and lawful endeavors, to preserve the life of ourselves[721] and others[722] by resisting all thoughts and purposes,[723] subduing all passions,[724] and avoiding all occasions,[725] temptations,[726] and practices, which tend to the unjust taking away the life of any;[727] by just defense thereof against violence,[728] . . . comforting and succouring the distressed and protecting and defending the innocent.[745]
Q. 136. What are the sins forbidden in the sixth commandment?
A. The sins forbidden in the sixth commandment are, all taking away the life of ourselves,[746] or of others,[747] except in case of public justice,[748] lawful war,[749] or necessary defense;[750] . . .

The parts of Question 135 which speak of just defense are part 7 and part 24. Now, please understand that defense justified by the catechism does not cover merely your own defense for attacks against you personally, but just defense includes defending those others around you who are weak, innocent and subjected to any wrongful attack.

“You,” whether students or not, whether teachers or not, have the right and the moral responsibility to stand in defense of the weak and innocent when they are being attacked. There are probably 10 to 30% of Todd Beamer high school students who believe in God in some way strong enough to know that they can and should defend the weak and innocent and that they can and should use force when necessary to do so. 25% of the students at Todd Beamer high school is sufficient to protect one peaceful young lady. Even 10% of the students would have been sufficient to protect Daisy Muneton or Amy Joyner-Francis, if you folks train, get to know each other, work together and walk together.

You and others are far better able to protect yourselves if and when you walk in twos, if necessary, in a threatening environment. MAXIMUS: “You can help me. Whatever comes out of these gates, we have a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? We stay together, we survive.” If you do wish to defend others in addition to yourself, consider creating an after school club for the purpose of mutual self-defense, learning the law and the morality of defense, training and learning and getting to know each other. You are far stronger if you work together. On campus after school clubs have to be open to any group that does not engage in hate speech and which is open to all other students.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.—Martin Niemoller.
First some of the thugs and bullies came for Daisy Muneton and you did not speak out.
Then 50 thugs and bullies came for the Wilcox daughter or Miss Hanie.
Will you stand up and fight to defend her, if she is being attacked? If so, let her and others know!

David zaitzeff, [email protected]

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