Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Tuesday September 30th 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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Johannes Kepler – Harmonies of the World

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johannes keplerAn attack of smallpox when he was four years old left him with crippled hands and poor eyesight.

Overcoming those handicaps, he studied Copernicus’ works and at age 23 became a professor of astronomy.

His name was Johannes Kepler, born DECEMBER 27, 1571.

He advanced Copernicus’ heliocentric theory of the solar system, with the planets revolving around the sun instead of the earth.

He discovered the laws governing planetary motion and pioneered the discipline of celestial mechanics, known as Kepler’s Laws, which aided Newton in his formulation of the theory of gravitation.

His publishing of the ephemeris tables, necessary for plotting star movement, contributed to the theory of calculus.

In book five of The Harmonies of the World (1619), Kepler wrote:

“O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!…The die is cast; the book is written, to be read either now or by posterity, I care not which. It may be well to wait a century for a reader, as God has waited six thousand years for an observer.”

In comparing celestial orbits of the planets with polyphonic harmonies in music, Kepler wrote in The Harmonies of the Worlds 1619):

“Holy Father, keep us safe in the concord of our love for one another, that we may be one just as Thou art with Thy Son, Our Lord, and with the Holy Ghost, and just as through the sweetest bonds of harmonies Thou hast made all Thy works one, and that from the bringing of Thy people into concord, the body of Thy Church may be built up in the Earth, as Thou didst erect the heavens themselves out of harmonies.”

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In the conclusion of his treatise, The Harmonies of the Worlds (1619), Johannes Kepler wrote:

“I thank Thee, my Creator and Lord, that Thou hast given me this joy in Thy creation, this delight in the works of Thy hands;

I have shown the excellency of Thy works unto man, so far as my finite mind was able to comprehend Thine infinity; if I have said aught of Thy glory, graciously forgive it.”

Yale professor Benjamin Silliman, who in 1818 founded the American Journal of Science and Arts, stated:

“The relation of geology, as well as astronomy, to the Bible, when both are well understood, is that of perfect harmony…

The Word and the works of God cannot conflict, and the more they are studied the more perfect will their harmony appear.”


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