Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Wednesday October 1st 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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DOJ Memo Backing Obama 2 Days Too Late

Liberty Alerts, American Center for Law and Justice

It can only be described as a smokescreen to cover the actions of President Obama. The Department of Justice today released a memo backing President Obama’s disturbing “recess appointments” made earlier this month. The memo is dated January 6th, two days after the appointments occurred. Usually a President will solicit advice from the Justice Department in advanceof taking action that is considered controversial or raises constitutional questions.

Not this President. The memo is two days late. It should come as no surprise that the Justice Department put out an analysis designed to back the President’s actions.

The problem with the memo is that it provides a faulty legal analysis wrongly claiming that the Senate was not in session when these appointments occurred. As we’ve discussed repeatedly, the Senate was indeed in session, in Pro Forma session. Our detailed legal analysis concerning this issue is posted here.

The fact is this DOJ memo changes nothing: President Obama acted in a unconstitutional manner in making these appointments – ignoring the rule of law and nearly a century of precedent.

As you already know, Congress is concerned about this overreach. And, we continue to hear from thousands of Americans – now more than 55,000 – who have signed on to our petition demanding President Obama retract these appointments.

What’s clear is this: Americans and a growing number of members of Congress want the President to abide by the Constitution and the rule of law.

Used with the permission of the American Center for Law and Justice.