Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Wednesday September 17th 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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Alliance Defense Fund Won’t Back Down

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A Virginia school district got more than it bargained for when it placed one student on academic probation because her required community service hours were performed at a church. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology backed down hours after the student filed a federal law suit accusing the school of religious discrimination. The lawsuit has not been dropped. Alliance Defense Fund attorney Matt Sharp said he will “work with [the school district] to change the unconstitutional policy” that states that faith-based activities “must have a secular purpose.”


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