Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Tuesday August 5th 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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Obama to Make SCOTUS Campaign Issue

Sekulow photo by wafflefriesforfree; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licenseJAY SEKULOW, ACLJ

There’s no question about it. President Obama’s warning to the Supreme Court about ObamaCare has accomplished one thing. He has assured that the Supreme Court will be front-and-center in the upcoming presidential campaign. It will be a campaign issue. A political issue.

The president’s chastisement of the Justices is extraordinary. Going well beyond expressing his opinion about whether ObamaCare will survive the constitutional challenges, the president unleashed what can only be seen as a tactic to intimidate – to influence – the high court. The president argued that declaring ObamaCare unconstitutional would be “unprecedented” and labeled those who might vote against the health care law as “judicial activists.”

The back-and-forth continued with the Attorney General responding to a request from a federal appeals court judge outlining the Obama Administration’s position on the role of the judiciary.

I debated this issue on America’s Newsroom on FOX News this morning. It’s clear this issue isn’t going away. And, the Obama Administration has only itself to blame for this ongoing debate.

I told you in my post yesterday that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told President Obama to “back off” on his assault against the high court. And Senator McConnell went a step further when he said: “The president crossed a dangerous line this week. And anyone who cares about liberty needs to call him out on it. The independence of the court must be defended.”

Very true.


Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, and a respected broadcaster. Jay Sekulow is an attorney with a passion for protecting religious liberty – freedom – democracY.


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