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Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

Archive for April 30th, 2012

Louisiana Purchase, Haiti and Napoleon

Louisiana Purchase, Haiti and Napoleon

American Minute with Bill Federer The size of the U.S. doubled on APRIL 30, 1803, with the Louisiana Purchase. Nearly a million square miles, purchased at less than three cents an acre - it was the greatest land bargain in history! Massachusetts threatened to secede as a result, as it thought that adding of such a large territory to the [...]

Former Court TV star pens analysis to help avoid juvenile delinquency

Former Court TV star pens analysis to help avoid juvenile delinquency

BY JIM KOURI "At this very moment, through no fault of their own, our boys are caught in the vortex of four powerful, insidious, often invisible forces which conspire to rob them of their future.”  Thus begins a provocative new book (on sale May 2012) from New York Times bestselling author, attorney and mother Lisa Bloom:  Swagger: 10 Urgent [...]

Somali pirate convicted in U.S. for abduction, killing of Americans

Somali pirate convicted in U.S. for abduction, killing of Americans

BY JIM KOURI A Somali pirate, who acted as the primary negotiator during kidnap-ransom negotiations, was convicted Friday by a federal jury in Norfolk, Virginia,  for his involvement in the abduction of Americans onboard a yacht, the S/V Quest. He and his fellow pirates took four U.S. citizens hostage and ultimately killed them before [...]

U.S. continues pursuit of al-Qaeda at home and abroad, say officials

U.S. continues pursuit of al-Qaeda at home and abroad, say officials

BY JIM KOURI The United States is a safer place since Navy SEALs located and killed al-Qaeda's infamous Osama bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan on May 1, 2011 , according to Pentagon and Justice Department officials on Saturday. Today, nearly a year after bin Laden’s demise, the United States and its allies continue to hunt [...]

Time to Study Courts

Time to Study Courts

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY We are facing what may be the most crucial national election of our times in November. One of the most important powers of the President is the power to nominate judges for the Supreme Court and all the lower federal courts. It is very important for American voters to understand this enormous power and be prepared to oppose [...]

Values Voter Summit this September in D.C.

Values Voter Summit this September in D.C.

Early Bird Registration Ends Today Liberty Counsel is a cosponsor of the 2012 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on September 14-16.  Join your voice with others from across America in an unyielding stand for the values that make America strong. Confirmed speakers include Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Representatives Paul Ryan and Tim [...]

Beware of Five Sneaky U.N. Treaties

Beware of Five Sneaky U.N. Treaties

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The people who are trying to move the United States into some sort of global government are planning to accomplish this by incorporating treaties into U.S. laws thorough court decisions. They know that once treaties are ratified, our Constitution makes them part of the supreme law of our land. So President Obama and [...]

Secretary Sebelius Ignorant of the Constitution?

Secretary Sebelius Ignorant of the Constitution?

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Last Thursday, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, appeared at a full committee hearing of the House Education and Workforce Committee. Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina asked Sebelius to explain her statement earlier this year that requiring religious employers to include [...]

Sixth Circuit Issues Speech-Friendly Decision in Favor of Campus Preacher

Sixth Circuit Issues Speech-Friendly Decision in Favor of Campus Preacher

ANDREW KLOSTER, THE FIRE Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an excellent decision (.PDF) supporting freedom of speech on university campuses. In the case, McGlone v. Bell, No. 10-6055, the Sixth Circuit reversed a decision of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in [...]

Bipartisan Support for Student Rights in Senate VAWA Reauthorization

Bipartisan Support for Student Rights in Senate VAWA Reauthorization

ACADEMIC FREEDOM, THE FIRE WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate made bipartisan progress on college student rights on Friday as it passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (VAWA). Heeding the concerns of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Senators altered language in the final bill that might have required [...]

Congress Recognizes “Unusual” Fed Studies on Dog Urine, Flies’ Sex Habits

Congress Recognizes “Unusual” Fed Studies on Dog Urine, Flies’ Sex Habits

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES A group of bipartisan federal lawmakers have created a new award to recognize publicly-funded research on outlandish subjects like guinea pig eardrums, dog urine and the sexual habits of a parasitic fly known as a screwworm. Once viewed as “unusual, odd or obscure,” the taxpayer-funded research has transformed [...]

Trotsky Revised Again

Trotsky Revised Again

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Yesterday evening (April 29, 2012), the television program Sixty Minutes has an interesting segment on the work of Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, on the effects of drug use on the brain and on why addictions are so difficult to overcome. One of Dr. Volkow's best points, I thought, was that [...]

Big Brother, the Internet, and Your Right of Privacy

Big Brother, the Internet, and Your Right of Privacy

BY ALAN CARUBA Most Americans assume that they have a right of privacy guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and, while several of the Bill of Rights imply this right, it is not specifically expressed. However, it is understood. In a Supreme Court case, Meyer v Nebraska, 1923, Justice McReynolds perhaps said it best: While this court has not [...]

Windfarms May Be Contributing to Global Warming: Study

Windfarms May Be Contributing to Global Warming: Study

ENVIRONMENT, NEWSROOM AMERICA Wind farms, a green-energy alternative to the production of electricity, could actually be contributing to global warming because they heat the ground underneath them, a new study says. Researchers using satellite data from 2003 to 2011 to look at surface temperatures across wide swaths of west Texas, home to [...]

No prosecution of Border agent for shooting Mexican teenager

No prosecution of Border agent for shooting Mexican teenager

BY JIM KOURI A U.S. border patrol agent and his family were relieved on Friday when they were informed that the agent will not be prosecuted for shooting and killing a Mexican teenager on the banks of the Rio Grande on June 7, 2010, according to a press statement from the U.S. Attorney General's office. Justice Department officials said in [...]

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