Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Sunday July 13th 2014

Self-Educated Man

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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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Sacrifice


A Way of Life, Elder Dallin H. Oaks


I believe that Latter-day Saints who give unselfish service and sacrifice in worshipful imitation of our Savior adhere to eternal values to a greater extent than any other group of people. Latter-day Saints look on their sacrifices of time and means as a part of their schooling and qualifying for eternity. This is the truth revealed in the Lectures on Faith, which teach that ‘a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation . . . It is through this sacrifice, and this only, that God has ordained that man should enjoy eternal life.

Excerpt from Elder Dallin H. Oaks’ April 2012 General Conference address, Sacrifice. Elder Dallin H. Oaks is a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles  of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. View Elder Dallin H. Oaks’ full address here.