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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McCain Rips Obama Over Bin Laden Ad Slamming Romney

Senator McCain scolds President Obama for turning the killing of Osama bin Laden "into a cheap political attack ad."

JON E. DOUGHERTY, NEWSROOM AMERICA

GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona vehemently criticized President Barack Obama over a campaign ad featuring Bill Clinton that questioned whether a President Mitt Romney would have ordered an attack against al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.

In the ad, the former president – who himself passed on a chance to kill or capture bin Laden in 1998, praises Obama for agreeing to launch the U.S. Navy SEAL strike in Pakistan in May of last year against a compound where the notorious terrorist leader was believed to be hiding.

The raid proved successful; SEALs killed bin Laden in a shootout, then barely escaped the Pakistani compound with his body, according to reports.

McCain, who lost his presidential bid to Obama in 2008, said in a statement Friday that the president – and the ad – stepped over the line.

“Shame on Barack Obama for diminishing the memory of September 11th and the killing of Osama bin Laden by turning it into a cheap political attack ad. This is the same President who once criticized Hillary Clinton for invoking bin Laden ‘to score political points,’” McCain said.

“This is the same President who said, after bin Laden was dead, that we shouldn’t ‘spike the ball’ after the touchdown. And now Barack Obama is not only trying to score political points by invoking Osama bin Laden, he is doing a shameless end-zone dance to help himself get reelected.”

McCain said “no one disputes” Obama deserves some credit for ordering the raid, but added that politicizing “it in this way is the height of hypocrisy.”

“The Obama campaign asks whether Mitt Romney would have made that decision. Of course they want to focus on this one tactical decision because the other decisions this President has made have harmed our national security,” he said, further criticizing the administration’s record on national security issues.

“The killing of Osama bin Laden was a momentous day for all Americans and the world, and Gov. Romney congratulated the military, our intelligence agencies, and the president,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in response to the ad. “It’s now sad to see the Obama campaign seek to use an event that unified our country to once again divide us, in order to try to distract voters’ attention from the failures of his administration.”


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