Let’s talk for a just a minute about jurisdiction…
The Latin word “Juris” means “law” and “Dicto” means “I speak”. So, if a person — or an institution — has “jurisdiction” over a matter, this means that the person or the institution has the authority to speak, or to say, what the law is regarding this matter.
Now, please, notice that this does not mean that having “jurisdiction” over a matter gives one the authority to make the law, just to speak it — to declare it — and to enforce it.
In the America View of law and government, we recognize that the Law of Nature and of Nature’s God, is a fixed, unchanging standard. And “jurisdiction” — the authority to speak and to enforce the law — is given, by God, to four separate governments.