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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


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Will Congress Allow Hawaii to Expand Racial Discrimination?

Will Congress Allow Hawaii to Expand Racial Discrimination?

ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE I’ve written before about the curious and recurring desire of some Hawaiians to treat other Hawaiians differently based on the quantum of “native Hawaiian” blood they have coursing through their veins. In 2005, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a scathing report saying that Hawaii was “in a [...]

Elect Good Men Who Will Obey and Uphold the Law

Elect Good Men Who Will Obey and Uphold the Law

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, HEBER J. GRANT I pray for our country and ask the Lord to bless those who preside in the nation; in the states, in the cities, and in the counties. I pray God to inspire the people that they will obey His commands, and elect good men to office; that they will bury their political differences and seek [...]

Of the Countries Subject to the Laws of England

Of the Countries Subject to the Laws of England

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England (Vol. 1 of 4), Introduction, Section 4 1765-1769 The kingdom of England, over which our municipal laws have jurisdiction, includes not, by the common law, either Wales, Scotland, or Ireland, or any other part of the king's dominions, except the territory of [...]

Justice Scalia on Anonymous 911 Tipsters

Justice Scalia on Anonymous 911 Tipsters

TIM LYNCH, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today, the Supreme Court decided Prado Navarette v. California, a Fourth Amendment search case.  The Fourth Amendment limits the government’s power to stop and search people and the question in this case was whether the police overstepped their authority. Highway patrol pulled over a pick-up truck and [...]

Of the Nature of Laws in General – William Blackstone

Of the Nature of Laws in General – William Blackstone

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS (1765-1769) Commentaries on the Laws of England (Vol. 1 of 4), Introduction, Section 2 Law, in its most general and comprehensive sense, signifies a rule of action; and is applied indiscriminately to all kinds of action, whether animate or inanimate, rational or irrational. Thus we say, the laws of motion, [...]

On the Study of the Law, by William Blackstone

On the Study of the Law, by William Blackstone

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England (Vol. 1 of 4): Introduction, Section 1 Lecture delivered at Oxford at the opening of the Vinerian lectures, 25 October 1758 Mr. Vice-Chancellor, And Gentlemen Of The University, The general expectation of so numerous and respectable an audience, the novelty, and (I [...]

Liberty In Law

Liberty In Law

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Katherine Lee Bates For generations, in the singing of Katherine Lee Bates "America, the Beautiful," (1) Americans encouraged each other to exercise freedom responsibly, to understand the need for law and moral restraint. Not a bad idea. To understand why, the hymn reminds us that those who gave us our [...]

Fifty Years Ago Yesterday …

Fifty Years Ago Yesterday …

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE …the U.S. Supreme Court handed down what was to become one of its most celebrated tort reform decisions. A profitable national manufacturer had been sued in a distant rural state in which it was decidedly unpopular, resulting in a runaway jury verdict which it sought to challenge on appeal. Pointing out the [...]

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Joseph Story As a natural law thinker, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story believed that human nature is inherent and unchangeable. Story wrote that God fixed the laws of mankind’s being, and thus it is “altogether unchangeable in its first principles.” But whereas Story’s [...]

The Test of Right and Wrong – Albert E. Bowen

The Test of Right and Wrong – Albert E. Bowen

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Albert E. Bowen Are there not, in reality, underlying, universal principles with reference to which all issues must be resolved whether the society be simple or complex in its mechanical organization? It seems to me we could relieve ourselves of most of the bewilderment which so unsettles and distracts [...]

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