Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Tuesday July 29th 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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The Myth of Separation of Church and State

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY

The chief reason why the liberals have been able to spread the lie that the U.S. Constitution requires separation of church and state is that the last two generations of Americans were not taught anything in public school about our religious heritage. Here are a few quotes from our early history.

Christopher Columbus wrote: “It was the Lord who put into my mind the fact that it would be possible to sail to the Indies… [The] inspiration [came] from the Holy Spirit, because he comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures.” In 1607 when the settlers landed in Jamestown, Virginia, the first thing they did was to plant a cross and claim the land for Jesus Christ. William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth colony, wrote that the mission of the Pilgrims was to “Advance the gospel and kingdom of Christ in the remote parts of the world.” The Pilgrims signed the document known as the Mayflower Compact. It was made not with each other, but with God Almighty. The document began with the words, “In the name of God, Amen.”

The Northwest Ordinance, enacted by Congress in 1789, required that all schools be instituted for the purpose of teaching religion. It stated: “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” George Washington’s famous Farewell Address warned us to never forget that the United States cannot be maintained without the indispensable supports of morality and religion. Benjamin Franklin at the Constitutional Convention said: “I have lived long, sir, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men.”

If your child is in public school, ask him if he was ever told any of these important facts of our American history.


Contributing Editor, Phyllis Schlafly, is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum.


Used with the permission of Eagle Forum.


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