Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday July 31st 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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Rock Bottom Free Speech at Rock Valley College?

SHAWN CLARK, THEFIRE.ORG

It sounds like hard times for free speech rights at Rock Valley College in Illinois, according to The Rock River Times.

The public college was recently sued by a student, with assistance from the Rutherford Institute, for allegedly violating his right to access bulletin boards on campus. According to the Times article, student Dominic Celletti was attempting to post flyers on bulletin boards around campus that encouraged students to read the Constitution. When he sought permission to do so, he was told he could post flyers on only two bulletin boards on the entire campus. (College policy limits postings by individual students to “designated ‘Free Speech’ boards” only.)

While the college has the right to establish reasonable time, place, and manner regulations, limiting individual student postings to just two bulletin boards on campus may well be overly restrictive, particularly depending upon the size and location of those boards. And if the court finds for the student, it would hardly be the first time that a court ordered a university to open up more of its campus to free speech.

Either way, FIRE will keep you updated as this lawsuit progresses.

Sean Clark is Vice President of Operations at FIRE.


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