Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday July 10th 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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As a writer, he authored a series of 21 articles about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They were published quarterly from 2001 to 2006 by both the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors and the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors. Those articles have been expanded and incorporated into a book, Mosquitoes, Gnats & Prickly Pear Cactus: The Lewis & Clark Review.

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Israel Kalman is a nationally certified school psychologist and creator of Bullies to Buddies, a program that reduces bullying by teaching the practical application of the Golden Rule. Since 1978 he has been working as school psychologist and a psychotherapist. The methods he has developed he believes are the quickest, easiest, and most natural that exist, and are consistent with all major schools of psychology, philosophy and religion. His website is www.Bullies2Buddies.com. He blogs at Psychology Today.

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He currently serves as executive director of The Alliance for High Speed Recreational Reading, and formerly served as executive director of Californians for Community College Equity. A resident of Thousand Oaks, CA, and an overseas Air Force veteran, he is an emeritus professor of English at Cal State Northridge.

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Carol Soelberg is the President of United Families International. Carol also is a mother, community volunteer, and committed pro-family activist. As the mother of thirteen children and forty-nine grandchildren, Carol understands the crucial role families play in a healthy society. Carol and her husband, Glade, were named the United States National Parents of the year (2006).  Carol was a principle organizer of the 2001 Southwest World Congress of Families, the 2002 New York World Congress of Families, and the 2003 Defend Marriage & Family Conference. Carol served as President of UFI from 2006-2008 as well as serving as President of United Families Arizona and as the Arizona Defend Marriage Project Chairperson.  In 2011 Carol began serving once again as President of United Families International. As a much-requested speaker, Carol’s resume includes being a presenter at World Congress of Families IV as well as family symposiums in California, Texas, and Arizona.  Carol has a B.A. in Education and Home, Family, and Child Development. Her archives are found here.

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Leonard O. Goenaga, is a Baptist Associate Pastor (assigned to the Youth) at Glory of God Christian Fellowship, Raleigh, North Carolina; a Mentor (Computer Lab/Technology) at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club; a husband (to Katrina); and rugby coach. Heholds a B.A. in Political Science (with a specific concentration in Political Theory, Social Contract, and Constitutionalism), a second B.A. in Religious Studies (with a concentration in World Religions and Early Christianity), and an A.A. in Entrepreneurship. He currently is in his last year of a Master of Divinity in Christian Ethics program, and begins Ph.D work next year with a concentration likely centered on an analysis of Locke’s Social Contract, H.L.A. Hart’s Legal System, American Constitutionalism, and Baptist Ecclesiology of Covenant.

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Carl L. Bankston III is Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Tulane University. He is the author and co-author of a number of books and numerous articles published in academic journals. An incomplete list of his books includes: Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States (with Min Zhou, 1998), Blue Collar Bayou: Louisiana Cajuns in the New Economy of Ethnicity (with Jacques Henry, 2002), and A Troubled Dream: The Promise and Failure of School Desegregation in Louisiana (2002), Forced to Fail: The Paradox of School Desegregation (hardback, 2005; paperback, 2007), and Public Education – America’s Civil Religion: A Social History (2009) (all with Stephen J. Caldas). View Professor Bankston’s full bio, here. 

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Melissa Anderson

Melissa Anderson is a lawyer in San Antonio, Texas, and a contributor at United Families International. She is the mother of seven crazily adorable children and an author of children’s books. In her spare time, Melissa volunteers extensively with Court Appointed Special Advocates educating the community on issues related to child abuse and neglect.

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Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, serving as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, as Vice-Chairman of the Government Reform Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Financial Services. He was the 2008 Libertarian nominee for President of the United States. He now practices law with the Law Offices of Edwin Marger, and runs a consulting firm, Liberty Strategies LLC, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and with offices in the Washington, D.C. area. Barr works tirelessly to help preserve our fundamental right to privacy and our other civil liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.

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Chris Clancy lived in China for seven years. Most of this time was spent as associate professor of financial accounting at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. He now lives in Thailand where he spends his time reading, writing, lecturing and, whenever he gets the chance, doing his level best to spread Austrian economics

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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence. A native of Ohio, he’s been a candidate for the Ohio Legislature, served as editor of two newspapers, and has owned several businesses since the age of 23. In 1989 Tom led the only privately-funded election-observation team to the Panamanian elections. In 2006 Tom was invited to Cambridge University to debate the issue of the United Nations before the Cambridge Union, a 200 year old debating society. Today he serves as Founder and President of the American Policy Center and editor of The DeWeese Report.

Jon E. Dougherty is a former news editor and columnist for WorldNetDaily.com and Newsmax.com, and has written for CNSNews.com. He has served as a policy analyst for Citizens United and Freedom Alliance, and is the author of the books, Election 2000: How the Military Vote Was Suppressed and Illegals: The Imminent Threat Posed by Our Unsecured U.S.-Mexico Border. Jon has spent 14 years in the military, and served as a public affairs specialist for a combat engineer battalion performing route clearance missions in Afghanistan (2009-2010).  Recognized as a “pioneer in Internet Journalism” , Jon founded and edited one of the Internets first daily newspapers, USA Journal Online: America’s Daily NewsMagazine and produced his own weekly radio show USA Journal On the Air.  He also served in the 1990′s as the associate producer and guest host for the top rated nationally syndicated daily talk radio show, The Derry Brownfeld Show. Jon has a bachelors of arts in political science (awarded 2012), is a published poet, and has been honored for song writing.

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Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, a ten-year Colorado resident, legislative aide for former US Senator Bill Armstrong of Colorado, former policy analyst for the US Department of the Interior, and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green Power Black Death .

William J. Federer, nationally known speaker, best selling author, president of Americsearch, Inc.

André French is a husband and father of three grown children from Sharon Springs, NY. He writes regularly on history, politics, culture, faith, and family. A voracious consumer of the news, André’s passion is one of viewing the landscape of culture and current events through a philosophical lens. Additionally, he is a lifelong musician and songwriter, as well as owner and president of NLT Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturing firm in upstate New York.

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Mark Hendrickson is Adjunct Professor of Economics at Grove City College, where he has taught since 2004. He is also a Fellow for Economic and Social Policy with The Center for Vision & Values, for which he writes regular commentaries. He is a contributing editor of The St. Croix Review, sits on the Council of Scholars of the Commonwealth Foundation, and writes the weekly “No Panaceas” column in the Op/Ed section of Forbes.com. His published books include: America’s March Toward Communism (1987); The Morality of Capitalism (editor, 1992); Famous But Nameless: Inspiration and Lessons from the Bible’s Anonymous Characters (2011); and God and Man on Wall Street: The Conscience of Capitalism (with Craig Columbus, 2012). His commentaries have been published in The Freeman, Reason, New Guard, Human Events, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, The Christian Science Monitor, AmericanThinker.com, and USAToday.com, among others.

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Dr. Kelvin Kemm is a nuclear physicist and business strategy consultant in Pretoria, South Africa. He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), based in Washington, DC (www.CFACT.org) and received the prestigious Lifetime Achievers Award of the National Science and Technology Forum of South Africa.

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Lloyd Marcus, is the Chairman of the Conservative Campaign Committee, and is an internationally renowned writer, speaker, singer/songwriter and entertainer, who holds a prominent place in the historic Tea Party Movement. Of the latter he has been a spokesperson for 7 Tea Party Express national bus tours, as well as entertainer, performing his original song, “American Tea Party Anthem”, at over 400 tea parties nationwide. He is also the author of “Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has Shattered the Dreams of Martin Luther King Jr., and Black America” (click here), and the Chairman of The Campaign To Defeat Barrack Obama. Marcus has appeared as a guest on Fox News and CNN. Visit LloydMarcus.com.

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Nick Nichols is a retired crisis communications executive.  He also developed and taught graduate-level crisis management courses at the Johns Hopkins University. Nick is the author of Rules for Corporate Warriors: How to Fight and Survive Attack Group Shakedowns. He is a former Deputy Secretary of Revenue for the State of Wisconsin.

Jon Roland is the Founder and President of the Constitution Society (founded in 1994). He is also the three-time nominee of the Texas Libertarian Party for State Attorney General, as well as a two-time candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. You can follow Jon on Twitter at Lex Rex

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David Rothbard serves as president of the Washington, DC-based Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org and www.CFACT.tv).

Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker serves as Executive Director of the Washington, DC-based Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org and www.CFACT.tv).

Philip Vander Elst is a British freelance writer, lecturer and C.S. Lewis scholar. After graduating from Oxford in 1973, with a degree in politics and philosophy, he spent more than 30 years in politics and journalism, serving in free market think-tanks like the Centre for Policy Studies and the Institute of Economic Affairs, and writing for Conservative papers on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, Human Events, and the American Spectator. Since 2003 he has become increasingly engaged in Christian apologetics, having made his own journey from atheism to faith during the 1970s. He is the author of many and varied publications including C.S. Lewis: a short introduction (Continuum 2005), Is There No God? the improbability of atheism (Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship, bethinking.org 2010), Can we be free without God? (bethinking.org 2010), and The Principles of British Foreign Policy (Bruges Group 2008). An experienced speaker and former officer of the prestigious Oxford Union Debating Society, Philip has completed nine lecture tours of the United States since 1975, speaking in many American universities and colleges, including Mary Baldwin, Washington and Lee, the University of Alabama, George Mason University, the University of Virginia, West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

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Phyllis Schlafly is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum, a national radio host, and many times over best-selling author.

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Ellie Velinska is the editor of the excellent blog: Big Bureacracy.com. A naturalized American citizen, she lives in North Carolina and is registered as a non-affiliated voter. Ellie attended and completed high school in the USSR and has Masters Degree in Psychology from Sofia University, Bulgaria. In 2000 Ellie and her husband moved to America after winning the Green Card Lottery. She says, the ‘New Media’ is a perfect challenge and quite convenient for her now that she is a mother of two boys.

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