Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Friday November 28th 2014

Self-Educated Man

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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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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?

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But a Cheat and a Dream—Herman Melville

herman melvilleDaily Dabble in the Classics, Herman Melville

Any philosophy that, being in operation contradictory to the ways of the world, tends to produce a character at odds with it, such a philosophy must necessarily be but a cheat and a dream.


Source: Herman Melville, “The Confidence Man: His Masquerade”, as quoted by Dr. Marvin J. Folkertsma in his column “American Politics as a Confidence Game.


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