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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Parents Speak Out and Keep ‘God’ in ‘God Bless the USA’ Song

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Bellingham, MA – Today, fourth graders at Stall Brook Elementary School will be permitted to perform “God Bless the USA” at their public school assembly, because people in Bellingham, Massachusetts, and around the country stood for common sense and the children’s First Amendment rights.

Originally, teachers replaced the phrase “God Bless the USA” with “We Love the USA,” in the song written by Lee Greenwood. After parents strongly voiced their disapproval, the school pulled the song from the itinerary altogether, but that did not sit well with the parents in Bellingham. People from around the country joined together to preserve our nation’s heritage, which this song embraces, and the school administrators put the song back into the agenda.

District Superintendent Edward L. Fleury said, “Students will be allowed to sing or not sing ‘God Bless the USA.’ … No other words will be substituted.”

“This event should embolden people around the country to stand against religious intolerance, whether it is in the classroom or the workplace,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

“Intimidated by the American Civil Liberties Union or Freedom From Religion Foundation, the public square is becoming a haven for religious bigotry,” Staver said. “As a nation, we are long overdue in demanding that our fundamental liberties be fully honored and protected,” he continued. “These parents refused to be pushed around, and their children’s religious rights were protected.”

Liberty Counsel is a nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization, providing pro bono legal assistance in the areas of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the family.


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