Color of Law

Color of Law

Deprivation Of Rights Under Color Of Law (

Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

For the purpose of Section 242, acts under "color of law" include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official's lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.

The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.


Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, ... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

It is imperative we understand how our Country is run regarding the creation of laws:

The United States of America has three branches of Government:

Legislative Branch: Responsible for making laws.

Judicial Branch: Responsible for interpreting laws.

Executive Branch: Responsible for execution and enforcing laws.

In the introduction, we used the definition of “Color of law”. It simply means an act done under the appearance of legality, when in fact, there is no law of the sorts. It is against the Federal law to implement such tactics.

Remember, Federal laws are made by the Legislative Branch. State Legislatures make the laws which are applicable to that state. City councils make codes or ordinances which apply to that city. Judges CANNOT make laws; they only interpret the laws which were made by the Legislatures. The Governors of states do not make laws, rather they ensure the laws which are created by the Legislative branch are executed and enforced.

Now, where are we at as a society? We have seen Governors of states ordering businesses to close, requiring residents to wear masks and not allowing people to attend Church. All under the guise of legality or shall we say the “Color of law”. This is an illegal practice as the Executive Branch cannot make laws. For any of the above-mentioned items to be enforceable, it would need to have been created by the Legislative Branch, which it has not.


Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.


In the above scripture, God is telling the nation of Israel he is going to destroy them because they have rejected knowledge. They had forgot the law of God. The same principle holds true for our nation. We have rejected the knowledge in which our nation was built in relation to balances of power. As we have forgotten and rejected this knowledge, we are allowing the color of law to run rampant in our society, when in fact, these are not laws.