Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Sunday September 21st 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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December 6th 343 AD., Saint Nicholas’ Death

Saint Nicholas

American Minute with Bill Federer

Greek Orthodox tradition tells of Saint Nicholas being born to a wealthy, elderly couple in what is now Turkey in the year 280 AD. When his parents died, he generously gave to the poor.

Upon hearing of a merchant who went bankrupt and that creditors were about to take his daughters, Saint Nicholas threw money in the window at night to provide a dowry for the daughters to get married, thus saving them from a life of prostitution. When the father discovered who gave the money, Nicholas made him promise not to tell, inspiring the custom of secret gift-giving on the anniversary of Saint Nicholas’ death, which was DECEMBER 6, 343 AD.

Saint Nicholas became Bishop of Myra, was imprisoned in Emperor Diocletian’s persecution and was freed by Constantine. Saint Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea, helped write the Nicene Creed and preached against the fertility goddess “Diana” at Ephesus, resulting in her temple being torn down.

In the 11th century, Muslim Seljuks Turks invaded, killing Christians, turning churches into mosques and desecrating the graves of Christian Saints. In the year 1087 AD, the bones of Saint Nicholas were shipped to southern Italy, to the city of Bari, for protection, thus introducing the traditions of Saint Nicholas to Western Europe. The Dutch brought their Saint Nicholas traditions to New Amsterdam, which became New York, and they pronounced Saint Nicholas – “Sinter Klass” or “Santa Claus.”


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