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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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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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Posts Tagged ‘American Founding Philosophy’

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

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The Direct Definition of a Slave – Samuel Adams

The Direct Definition of a Slave – Samuel Adams

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Thomas Paine on Just War

Thomas Paine on Just War

Thomas Paine LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In his 1776 bestseller “Common Sense," Thomas Paine cautions his fellow Americans that “a long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom.” Is the six decade old American policy of [...]

Samuel Adams: “Matters of this kind…are Serious Things”

Samuel Adams: “Matters of this kind…are Serious Things”

They Were Believers, Samuel Adams, 1778 In this letter to the Earl of Carlisle and Others, Samuel Adams responds as to the justness of their cause, and their hope and prayer that God and Christ will vindicate it: You have told Congress, "if, after the time that may be necessary to consider this communication and transmit your answer, the [...]

James Wilson—Of The Natural Rights Of Individuals

James Wilson—Of The Natural Rights Of Individuals

Foundations of the United States Constitution James Wilson—signator of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, drafter of the U.S. Constitution, and an original Justice on the Supreme Court—delivers a series of lectures on the law late in his life.   The opinion has been very general, that, in order [...]

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