Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Wednesday July 23rd 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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THE PULPIT & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Leonard O. Goenaga

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JUST WAR, REBELLION, & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Leonard O. Goenaga

Introduction

Scripture and Rebellion: Introduction

Scripture on Government

Scripture on the Common Good

Scripture on Liberty

Scripture on Unchecked Power

Scripture on the Rule of Law

Scripture on Consent

 

CHURCH TRADITION & REBELLION: BACKGROUND, by Leonard O. Goenaga

 

Church Tradition and Rebellion: Introduction 

Tradition on Pre-reformation practices

Tradition on Reformation Practices

Tradition on Post Reformation Practices

Tradition on Romans 13 and the Paradox of Rebellion

The English Experience and the Peace of Westphalia

The Glorious Revolution and British/American Parallels

The Petition of Right (1627) and the Bill of Rights (1688)

The Mayflower Compact (1620) and the Colonists

The American Experience Culminating with the American Revolution

The Initial Colonial Response (1764-1767) – The Sugar Act (1764), The Stamp Act (1765), The Stamp Act Congress (1765), Declaration of Rights and Grievances (1765), The Virginia Resolves (1765), The Declaratory Act (1766), and The Townshend Acts (1767)

The First Continental Response (1773-1774) – The Tea Act (1773), The Intolerable Acts (1774), and The First Continental Congress (1774)

The Reason for Alarm (1774-1775) – The Powder Alarm (1774), The Portsmouth Alarm (1774), and The Salem Confrontation (1775

The Second Continental Response (1774-1775) – Lexington and Concord (1775), Second Continental Congress (1775), and The Olive Branch Petition (1775)

The Royal Response (1775) – A Proclamation By the King for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition (1775)

Just Rebellion Principles (JRP) and the American Revolution

Just Rebellion Principle 1: Just Cause

Just Rebellion Principle 2: Proportionate Cause

Just Rebellion Principle 3: Right Intention

Just Rebellion Principle 4: Competent Authority

Just Rebellion Principle 5: Probability of Success

Just Rebellion Principle 6: Comparative Justice

Just Rebellion Principle 7: Last Resort

Summation: In Light of the Evidence

Conclusion