Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday November 27th 2014

Self-Educated Man

lincoln family bible study

Read along with us; share your insights, ask questions, post a link that adds to the discussion

S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6

The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

Read full text of questions and respond.

Letters Containing Powdery Substances Being Sent In Portland


The FBI Portland office says six letters purporting to deliver threats and a powdery substance have arrived at buildings across Portland over the past two weeks, with more letters possibly being in the post.

It said in each and every case, testing has shown that the substance included in the envelopes is non-toxic.

“While more letters may arrive over the next few days, the FBI and its local partners believe they have stopped the sender or senders’ ability to continue this stream of threats.

“Additionally, the FBI would like to reassure the public that there is no known risk to public safety,” the agency said in a statement.

The person or people responsible for sending these letters potentially face severe penalties for their actions, including up to 10 years for sending a threatening communication through the mail and up to five years for a hoax device.

No charges have been filed at this time and due to the on-going nature of the investigation, no further information would be released.

The FBI was working with the Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Fire Bureau on the investigation.

© 2012 Newsroom America.