Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Wednesday July 30th 2014

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Federalist 58 by James Madison. 1. Under the proposed Constitution whose interests were represented by the U.S. Senate? Is it so today? If not, how might it be remedied & by what means? 2. How did the Constitution provide for updating representation in Congress? 3. Madison credits the U.S Constitution with assigning the greatest power, that of the “purse strings” to the U.S. House. In your opinion, how might the House assert that power to reduce the size & cost of government today? 4. Explain in your own words Madison’s warning against too many men serving in the House. How might his warning be applied today as calls abound for a more direct democracy & for scrapping the electoral college system? 5. Is democracy the form of government our Founders gave us or was it a republican form? Explain the difference.


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Federal Director of Regulating Offshore Drilling ‘Not Thoroughly Familiar’ with Billions in Lost Royalties

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At an appropriations hearing to consider a $358.4 million budget request for the Department of Interior’s newly created Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Director Michael Bromwich could not directly answer questions posed by Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) about billions of dollars of lost revenue from offshore gas and natural gas wells that are not paying royalties to the federal government for operating in U.S. waters.

“I am not thoroughly familiar with these issues, but hearing you describe it and hearing the magnitude of the dollars, it’s a serious problem, and I will learn more about it and get back to you with fuller answers,” Bromwich said at the March 17 hearing.

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