Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Sunday November 23rd 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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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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Daily Dabble

Daily Dabble in the Classics with Steve Farrell



Earlier Daily Dabble List

Cicero: Foundation of Justice
Cicero: Duty and Honor, Neglect and Shame
John Milton: Finding Faith in Eternal Providence
Cicero: Wanting in Our Duty
Cicero: Shame on the Age and Its Principles!
C.S. Lewis: Is War Always the Greatest Evil?
Edmund Burke: Hijacking a Good Name Only to Abandon Its Good Cause
Edmund Burke: On that religion all our laws and institutions stand
Saint Augustine, On the Birthright of Freedom
C.S. Lewis: On Pacifism
Edmund Burke: That Peaceable Front for Unprincipled Power, 1756
C.S. Lewis: On the Importance of Christianity
Edmund Burke: On he who lies still, 1791
Edmund Burke: The Fraud of Economic Fairness
Adam Smith: On Self Interest and Personal Responsibility
Leonard Read: Man's Purpose and the Definition of Morality
Lord Acton: The Worst Heresy
John Locke: Freedom of Men Under Government
Edmund Burke: The Rights of Man are Sacred Things
Barry Goldwater: Man is a Duel Being, 1963
Barry Goldwater: The Laws of God and Nature Have No Deadline, 1960
Plato: From Liberty to the Harshest and Bitterest Form of Slavery
Frederic Bastiat: Beware the Gentle and Rough Hand of the State
Edmund Burke: A Day of Accounting that Will Come
Edmund Burke>: More Like Thieves Who Have Got Possession of a House: 1791
C.S. Lewis: What Christians Call Repentance
C.S. Lewis: What Going Back to Him is Like
C.S. Lewis: Slowly Turning the Central Thing
John Locke: The Seed-Plot of All Other Virtues
Albert Einstein: Dimly Understanding a Mysterious Order
J.R.R. Tolkien: Not for Us to Decide
J.R.R. Tolkien: Our Real Soul Mates
John Locke: On the Principle of Representation
Leonard Read: God, Sovereignty, and the American Revolution
Isocrates: Virtue and Law
Leaonard Read: Is Government a Necessary Evil?
Edmund Burke: The Seasonable Aid of One Man Confiding in the Aid of God
Relying on the C.S. Lewis: What Going Back to Him is Like
Neal A. Maxwell: Squeezing the Artificiality Out of Us
C.S. Lewis: Aim at Heaven
Aristotle: True vs. Perverted Forms of Government
Edmund Burke: Madmen and Murderers: 'Liberty' and the French Revolution
William Shakespeare: Misfortune
Edmund Burke: Just Revolutions Begin As Very Last Resort
C.S. Lewis: What Christians Call Repentance
Edmund Burke: The Difficulty of Grand Ideas
C.S. Lewis: Another Good Moral Teacher, Or Something Much, Much More
Ella Wheeler Wilcox: The Winds of Fate
Victor E. Frankl: Auschwitz: The Ultimate Consequence of Nihilism
C.S. Lewis: The Tyranny of Man: The "Natural Object"
C.S. Lewis: Testing the Reality of a Belief
Daniel Defoe: The Education of Women
Leigh Hunt: On the Realities of Imagination
Sir Philip Sidney: A Defense of Poesy
Abraham Cowley: Of Agriculture
Joseph Addison: The Vision of Mirza
Martin Luther: Concerning Christian Liberty
Jonathan Swift: Hint Toward an Essay on Conversation
Jonathan Swift: Letter of Advice to a Young Poet
Aldred Lord Tennyson: The Lady of Shalott
Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ulysses
Winston Churchill: When Should We Fight for the Right?
Ezra Taft Benson: The Declaration of Independence: A Spiritual Manifesto
C.S. Lewis: On Courage
C.S. Lewis: Humility, Thankfulness, and Temperance
Benjamin Franklin: On Self-Denial
Pericles: The Democratic Way of Life Defined
John Locke: Usurpation and Tyranny Defined
John Locke: Where There is No Law, There Is No Liberty
C.S. Lewis: On Debunkers
G. K. Chesterton: Old Christian Virtues Gone Mad
John Locke: State of Liberty, Not a State of License
John Locke: On the Ultimate Aim of Usurpers
Mortimer Adler: From Each According to His Wants?
Thomas Aquinas: On Justice
Aristotle: Small Deviations
John Locke: Reason and Revelation Disfavor the Rule of One
John Locke: Majority Rule, Compact, and Lawful Government
John Locke: An Eternal Rule to All Men
Thomas Aquinas: On Just War
Chesterton: More Important than Income and Numbers
John Locke: Reason, Revelation, and the Trouble with Legalized Suicide
John Locke: On the Purpose and Limits of Political Power
John Locke: State of War and the Right to Self-Defense
Algernon Sidney: On Rights, False Principles, and Liberty's End
John Locke: Answerable for Our Own Sins
Socrates: When to Die is to Gain
Shakespeare: I'd Rather a Fool to Make Me Merry
Francis Bacon: Of Truth
William Shakespeare: Foul Deeds Will Rise
Edmund Burke: Society is a Contract
Ivan Illich: Two Kinds of Slaves
Marcus Porcius Cato: A Public Matter of Private Concern
Daniel Defoe: That Tincture in the Blood
Epictetus: On Freedom and Education
Plato: Blind Partisanship
George Orwell: Doublethink Defined
Aristotle: Mere Guardians and Servants of the Law
Calvin: Do Not Abate Your Speed As You Approach Your Goal
T.S. Elliot: Discovering Our Limits
William Shakespeare: The Serpents Egg
George Orwell: The Right to Tell People What They Don't Want to Hear
Plato: Goodness Has Its Own Protection
Aristotle: Man is by Nature a Political Animal
Rudyard Kipling: Dane-Geld
Jose Ortega y Gasset: On Bolshevism and Fascism
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Self-Reliance
Socrates/Plato: When to Die is to Gain
John Locke: Answerable for Our Own Sins
Algernon Sidney: On Rights, False Principles, and Liberty's End