Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Saturday July 12th 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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Anti-Israel Hagel Nomination being Forced Through Senate?

acljMATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is attempting to force a Senate vote on former Senator Chuck Hagel’s Secretary of Defense nomination, as potentially damaging disclosures are imminent.  A vote on this dangerous nomination is scheduled for as early as this afternoon, but new opposition is emerging.

As we have been telling you for weeks, Hagel is the wrong choice for Secretary of Defense.  He cannot answer for his long record of refusing to support Israel.  He continues to stand by votes to appease Iran – a nation that today is pursuing nuclear weapons and is abusing and imprisoning American Pastor Saeed because of his Christian faith.

Hagel has even said that America should not have a contingency plan to defend Israel if it is attacked by Iran or its terrorist proxies.  Is this someone we want leading our military?

Not only are President Obama and Majority Leader Reid pushing this anti-Israel nominee on the American people, they are attempting to prevent a full and fair Senate debate of his record.

There are new reports that Chuck Hagel was paid to give potentially inflammatory speeches to “extreme or radical groups.”  One report from a Hagel supporter present at one of the speeches given in 2007 indicates that he said that the U.S. State Department is merely an adjunct of the Israeli foreign minster’s office.  If accurate, this could prove extremely damaging, another in a long line of inflammatory anti-Israel remarks by the former Senator.

Hagel has refused to answer questions concerning these official speeches, and Senator Reid is attempting to give him cover by forcing a vote on his nomination as early as this afternoon.

A number of Senators are demanding more information before they vote on his nomination – a simple and reasonable request from our leaders as they make critical decisions about the future of our national security.

Nearly a quarter of a million Americans have already signed the ACLJ’s petition demanding answers and urging the Senate reject this dangerous nomination.  Add your name today, and call your Senators to demand they oppose this nomination.


Matthew Clark is an associate counsel with the ACLJ in Media and Government Affairs.


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