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Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

Archive for March 12th, 2012

Justice Dept. Objects to New Texas Voter ID Law

Justice Dept. Objects to New Texas Voter ID Law

CAMPAIGN TRAIL, NEWSROOM AMERICA The Justice Department's civil rights division on Monday opposed a new Texas law that requires voters to produce a photo ID before casting a ballot because many of the state's Hispanics don't have state-issued identification. Texas followed South Carolina in implementing the new law as a way to reduce voter [...]

“Fundamental Questions of Fairness,” Part 2

“Fundamental Questions of Fairness,” Part 2

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Previously, I discussed the new statistical findings of the Department of Education that rediscover the differences among racial and ethnic groups in discipline rates. More suspensions and expulsions among blacks and Hispanics than among whites and Asians, according to Secretary Arne Duncan and his associates, raise [...]

An Administration Gone Rogue

An Administration Gone Rogue

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul Have certain parts of the Constitution become irrelevant, as a former Republican leader once told me at a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing? At the time, I was told that demanding a Congressional declaration of war before invading Iraq, as Article I Section 8 of the Constitution requires, was unnecessary and [...]

David O. McKay on Citizenship Education

David O. McKay on Citizenship Education

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, David O. McKay Education for citizenship requires more emphasis upon the advantages and blessings of the American Way of Life . . . . why should we not see to it that every child in America is taught the superiority of our Constitution and the sacredness of the freedom of the individual? . . . God and [...]

Lincoln Sees Evidence of Conspiracy—1858

Lincoln Sees Evidence of Conspiracy—1858

Liberty Letters, Abraham Lincoln We cannot absolutely know that all these exact adaptations are the result of preconcert. But when we see a lot of framed timbers, different portions of which we know have been gotten out at different times and places and by different workmen ... and when we see these timbers joined together and see they exactly [...]

Unwarranted Searches of Vehicles — T.F. Stern

Unwarranted Searches of Vehicles — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   March 12, 2012   Hank Glamann Public Information Officer Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry System Texas Department of Transportation   Topic: Unwarranted Searches of Vehicles A follow up to Goons and the 4th Amendment   Mr. Glanmann; This letter will be posted on T F Stern’s [...]

Remembering Alex Haley’s “Roots”—Fact and Fiction

Remembering Alex Haley’s “Roots”—Fact and Fiction

BY JACK KERWICK This is the 35th anniversary of the ground breaking television miniseries, Roots.  Based on Alex Haley’s wildly successful novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, the epic miniseries starred an ensemble cast—several members of which recently visited with Oprah Winfrey on her new network (OWN) to commemorate this [...]

Edmund Burke in Defense of God, His Moral Law, and Rational Liberty

Edmund Burke in Defense of God, His Moral Law, and Rational Liberty

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke We have not (as I conceive) lost the generosity and dignity of thinking of the fourteenth century; nor as yet have we subtilized ourselves into savages. We are not the converts of Rousseau; we are not the disciples of Voltaire; Helvetius has made no progress amongst us. Atheists are not our preachers; [...]

73 Percent of Republicans Believe Romney Will Win Nomination

73 Percent of Republicans Believe Romney Will Win Nomination

CAMPAIGN TRAIL, NEWSROOM AMERICA Most Republicans believe Mitt Romney will be the eventual GOP presidential nominee, according to a new survey. A new CBS News/New York Times survey shows that Rick Santorum actually holds a slight lead over Romney among Republican primary voters around the nation, but most - 73 percent - said they still [...]

British Government: Christians Have No Right to Wear Visible Cross or Crucifix

British Government: Christians Have No Right to Wear Visible Cross or Crucifix

PATRICK GOODENOUGH, CNSNEWS.COM Britain’s Conservative-led government plans to argue in a European Court of Human Rights case that employers are entitled to ban the visible wearing of crosses at work because displaying the symbol is not a recognized “requirement” of the Christian faith. A document leaked to Britain’s Sunday Telegraph [...]

Ignoring Islamo-Fascism at our Peril

Ignoring Islamo-Fascism at our Peril

BY ALAN CARUBA In early November 2009 Americans were shocked to learn that an Army psychiatrist, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, had shot and killed twelve soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, and wounded thirty-one others. Because of the unrelenting political correctness prevailing in the Army and other services, all the signs that Hasan was a ticking [...]

The Department of Education Rediscovers Differences in School Discipline Rates

The Department of Education Rediscovers Differences in School Discipline Rates

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The new data issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights find, among other things, differences in suspension and expulsion rates among racial and ethnic groups. This has provoked reactions of shock by Education Department officials and other concerned parties. CNN quotes Education Secretary [...]

The Supreme Power in the State: Aristotle’s Politics, Bk 3, Prt 14

The Supreme Power in the State: Aristotle’s Politics, Bk 3, Prt 14

 The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Three, Part 14, 350 B.C.E. The preceding discussion, by a natural transition, leads to the consideration of royalty, which we admit to be one of the true forms of government. Let us see whether in order to be well governed a state or country should be under the [...]

Locris & Zaleucus: Adams ‘Defense’ No. 51

Locris & Zaleucus: Adams ‘Defense’ No. 51

  Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 51 Ancient Aristocratical Republics: Locris. Zaleucus.    My dear Sir, ZALEUCUS was of Locris in Italy, not far distant from Sybaris. He was a disciple of Pythagoras, of noble birth, and admirable morals. Having [...]

The Foundation of Destruction

The Foundation of Destruction

American Scripture About eighty-two years before the birth of Christ an American Prophet Alma warned his people about the destruction that would happen to his people and their society when they start to ignore just law, that which was put in place by God Himself, which they called the laws of Mosiah (which was primarily based on the laws of [...]