Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Wednesday October 1st 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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The Politics of Prosecution at AG Holder’s Justice Department

JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ

Newsweek has published an interesting and very telling investigative story that reveals that despite a lot of fanfare about the creation of a massive task force to probe and prosecute financial fraud, Eric Holder’s Justice Department has little to show after nearly four years.

The story also raises important questions about whether the lack of prosecutions has any link to the fact that Holder has ties a top-tier law firm that represents some of the big financial institutions.

In fact, criminal prosecutions in the financial sector are at a 20-year low. The fact is there’s been virtually no criminal prosecutions at all regarding the top financial institutions responsible for the economic collapse. As Newsweek reports, “there has not been a single criminal charge filed by the federal government against any top executive of the elite financial institutions.”

On America’s Newsroom on FOX today, I told Martha MacCallum what’s taking place in the Justice Department really represents the politics of prosecution. The Obama Administration set-up an entire team and the fact is nothing has happened of any significance. You can watch the interview here.

Another interesting fact from the Newsweek article: in 2008, then-candidate Obama raised some $16 million from Wall Street, far outpacing any of the other candidates when it came to campaign support from the financial sector.

That fact – and lack of prosecutions – has not gone unnoticed by many, including Phil Angelides, the Democratic former California treasurer who chaired the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He told Newsweek: “It’s perplexing at best. It’s deeply troubling at worst.”


Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, and a respected broadcaster. Jay Sekulow is an attorney with a passion for protecting religious liberty – freedom – democracy.


Used with the permission of the American Center for Law and Justice.