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History of Marriage Licenses in America
George Washington was married without a marriage license. So, how did we come to this place in America where marriage licenses are issued?
Historically, all the states in America had laws outlawing the marriage of blacks and whites. In the mid-1800's, certain states began allowing interracial marriages or miscegenation as long as those marrying received a license from the state. In other words they had to receive permission to do an act which without such permission would have been illegal.
Blacks Law Dictionary points to this historical fact when it defines "marriage license" as, "A license or permission granted by public authority to persons who intend to intermarry." "Intermarry" is defined in Black's Law Dictionary as, "Miscegenation; mixed or interracial marriages."
Give the State an inch and they will take a 100 miles. Not long after these licenses were issued, some states began requiring all people who marry to obtain a marriage license. In 1923, the Federal Government established the Uniform Marriage and Marriage License Act (they later established the Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act). By 1929, every state in the Union had adopted marriage license laws.
1. What if you apply and the State says "no"? You must understand that the authority to license implies the power to prohibit. A license by definition "confers a right" to do something. The State cannot grant the right to marry. It is a God-given right. It’s a constitutional right - Not a privilege.
2. When you marry with a marriage license, you grant the State jurisdiction over your marriage. When you marry with a marriage license, your marriage is a creature of the State. It is a corporation of the State!. Therefore, they have jurisdiction over your marriage including the fruit of your marriage. What is the fruit of your marriage? Your children - and every piece of property you own. There is plenty of case law in American jurisprudence which declares this to be true.
3. When you marry with a marriage license, you are like a polygamist. From the State's point of view, when you marry with a marriage license, you are not just marrying your spouse, but you are also marrying the State.
There are three parties to that contract:
1.You; 2. Your husband or wife, as the case may be; and 3. the State of your residence.
You are not just marrying your spouse, you are marrying the State. You are not just making a vow to your spouse, but you are making a vow to the State and your spouse.
You are also giving undue jurisdiction to the State.
4. The marriage license invades and removes God-given parental authority.
Historically, there was no requirement to obtain a marriage license in colonial America.
When you read the laws of the colonies and then the states, you see only two requirements for marriage.
First, you had to obtain your parents permission to marry, and second, you had to post public notice of the marriage 5-15 days before the ceremony.
Notice you had to obtain your parents permission.
(Now) By issuing marriage licenses, the State is saying, "You don't need your parents permission, you need our permission." If parents are opposed to their child's marrying a certain person and refuse to give their permission, the child can do an end run around the parents authority by obtaining the State's permission, and marry anyway. This is an invasion and removal of God-given parental authority by the State.
You should not have to obtain a license from the State to marry someone anymore than you should have to obtain a license from the State to be a parent, which some in academic and legislative circles are currently pushing to be made law.
I am to be married to my girlfriend and the state in a couple of months time. it is a warm feeling to know that they will be privy and as accountable to me as i am to them!
warm regards cdi.
That suggests the Courts for most people the highest power in the land and one that can at times have a very huge impact on the course of your life but that of your children too...is part of the Holy Roman Empire system of Templar Law.
Further the practice of Contractual Law (also a product of Roman Empire Templar Law) in the form of Birth Certificates and Marriage Licenses superceded Constitutional Law in the Court System.