Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Tuesday July 22nd 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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More Secret Agents Gone Over Sex Scandal

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and other congressmen call for more thorough investigation

JON E. DOUGHERTY, NEWSROOM AMERICA

Three more U.S Secret Service agents resigned Friday in the wake of a prostitution scandal in Colombia, South America a week ago, as the head of the agency, Mark Sullivan, briefed President Obama on the development personally at the White House.

The agency announced the new resignations, which brings the total to six following revelations that as many as 11 agents may have hired prostitutes and brought them to their rooms in a Cartegena hotel ahead of a visit by Obama.

Meanwhile, lawmakers on Friday also urged a broader investigation of the incident, which reports last week said could have led to the compromise of sensitive information.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, urged in a letter to Sullivan that hotel records for White House advance staff and communications personnel who were in Cartegena for a conference also be examined, The Associated Press reported.

In his letter to Sullivan, Grassley asked if such records had been checked yet.

White House officials have criticized Republican attempts to frame the incident as part of a broader lack of presidential leadership. Obama himself said last week that he would be “angry” if all of the allegations proved true.

The scandal is said to involve 12 Secret Service agents and 11 military personnel. Defense Department chief Leon Panetta has pledged a full investigation.

A lawyer for a pair of dismissed Secret Service supervisors have said Obama’s safety was never at risk, and he criticized leaks of information regarding the incident.

All of the agents who have been dismissed have had their top secret clearances revoked, said the AP.

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