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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

Posts Tagged ‘inalienable rights’

Bastiat: God, ‘The Law’, and the Rights of Man

Bastiat: God, ‘The Law’, and the Rights of Man

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Sometimes secularism sounds legitimate. One of the more thoughtful arguments used by proponents of a secular state, or of a state that mandates the removal of all religious and moral speech and symbols from public life, is Frenchmen Frederic Bastiat’s 1840 classic treatise, “The Law.” Periodically, [...]

Blackstone: Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals

Blackstone: Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England - Book 1: Rights of Persons, Chapter 1 1765-1769 The objects of the laws of England are so very numerous and extensive, that, in order to consider them with any tolerable ease and perspicuity, it will be necessary to distribute them methodically, under proper and [...]

Right and Wrong, Not Right and Left—Clarence Manion

Right and Wrong, Not Right and Left—Clarence Manion

THE AMERICANIST, MORAL FOUNDATIONS: CLARENCE E. MANION Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, July 01, 1963 I have almost lost faith in se­mantics, and if I can spell out the word very carefully, let me say that I am just about at the point of being anti-semantic. How, for example, did our se­manticists ever get us divided between [...]

William Jefferson Blythe IV, born August 19, 1946

William Jefferson Blythe IV, born August 19, 1946

American Minute with Bill Federer His birth name was William Jefferson Blythe IV, born AUGUST 19, 1946. At age 15, he took his stepfather's name Clinton. Speaking of his years growing up, Bill Clinton addressed the National Prayer Breakfast, February 4, 1993: "The first time I ever saw Billy Graham...he came in the 1950's, in the heat [...]

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

NELSON LUND, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Contemporary debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment—is it a collective right or an individual right?—would have been incomprehensible to the Founders. Everyone at the time agreed that the federal government had no power to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. [...]

A Rebirth of Liberty

A Rebirth of Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 6 CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY But Surely, I will be told, even if a rebirth of liberty were needed, now is not the time for it. What we need in these times, says the critic, are unity and strength. Surely, it is unwise to cast doubts upon the benevolence of our gov­ernment and to [...]

The Rights of Conscience Inalienable: John Leland

The Rights of Conscience Inalienable: John Leland

Called Unto Liberty, John Leland: Founding Era Sermons 1791 There are four principles contended for, as the foundation of civil government, viz. birth, property, grace, and compact. The first of these is practised upon in all hereditary monarchies, where it is believed that the son of a monarch is entitled to dominion upon the decease of his [...]

Protecting Property – The Very Purpose of Our Republic

Protecting Property – The Very Purpose of Our Republic

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Publishers Note: An earlier version of this essay was published on July 17, 2001 at NewsMax.com & elsewhere on the Internet and in print. To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future. It is who we are, [...]

Victory: In God We Still Trust

Victory: In God We Still Trust

CECE HEIL, ACLJ On Tuesday, Judge Harold Baer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a case in which eleven individuals, self-identified as Atheists and Secular Humanists, along with two associations, New York City Atheists and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), alleged that the national [...]

Our Rights are God-Given, Not Man-Given

Our Rights are God-Given, Not Man-Given

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, M. Russell Ballard The principles and philosophies upon which the U.S. constitutional law is based are not simply the result of the best efforts of a remarkable group of brilliant men. They were inspired by God, and the rights and privileges guaranteed in the Constitution are God-given, not [...]

Sam Adams: The Eternal and Immutable Laws of God and Nature

Sam Adams: The Eternal and Immutable Laws of God and Nature

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, SAMUEL ADAMS I. Natural Rights of the Colonists as Men. Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the [...]

On Indefinite Detention The Tyranny Continues

On Indefinite Detention The Tyranny Continues

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul The bad news from last week's passage of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act is that Americans can still be arrested on US soil and detained indefinitely without trial. Some of my colleagues would like us to believe that they fixed last year's infamous Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA, which codified [...]

Liberty is Our Birthright

Liberty is Our Birthright

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Stephen L. Richards Let it never be forgotten that our concept of liberty is a gift. No human is the author of that concept. Many great men have so recognized it as did Thomas Jefferson when he wrote the Declaration of Independence and declared that “men are endowed with certain inalienable [...]

David O. McKay on Inherent Rights and The Bulwark of Our Liberty

David O. McKay on Inherent Rights and The Bulwark of Our Liberty

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, David O. McKay Freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of action within boundaries that do not infringe upon the liberty of others are man’s inherent right, granted him by his Creator—divine gifts “essential to human dignity and human happiness.” “Therefore, cheer up your hearts,” [...]

Milton: Christ and His Gospel on Kings and the Rights of the People

Milton: Christ and His Gospel on Kings and the Rights of the People

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Milton Having proved sufficiently that the kings of the Jews were subject to the same laws that the people were; that there are no exceptions made in their favour in Scripture; that it is a most false assertion grounded upon no reason, nor warranted by any authority, to say, that kings may do what they list [...]

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