Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Monday November 24th 2014

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6


The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

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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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