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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 ‘law’

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, [...]

Morality and the Law: A Partnership

Morality and the Law: A Partnership

BY STEVE FARRELL “I suppose persons who mouth the slogan think they are saying something profound. In fact, if that is an argument at all, it is so superficial that an educated person should be ashamed to use it. As should be evident to every thinking person, a high proportion of all legislation has a moral base. That is true of all the [...]

Has the President Exceeded His Authority on Immigration?

Has the President Exceeded His Authority on Immigration?

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES In the State of the Union address, President Obama declared: “We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street, or refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix. And if a bill comes to my desk [...]

The Mistake of Unilateral Divorce

The Mistake of Unilateral Divorce

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Many Americans fondly remember Ronald Reagan as one of our greatest presidents, and rightly so, but in my new book, Who Killed the American Family?, I talk about one great mistake he made when he was governor of California. Reagan’s mistake was signing a change in that state’s divorce law in 1969. The change was [...]

Conflict Between the Circuits on Gay Marriage

Conflict Between the Circuits on Gay Marriage

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES A month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a collection of cases which raised the question of traditional marriage vs. same-sex unions. Now, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision may have changed all of that. By voting 2-1 to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four states under the [...]

Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective

Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective

ALDEN ABBOTT, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Antitrust issues (referred to interchangeably here as competition issues) are an increasingly important consideration for intellectual property (IP) owners. Such issues can arise in numerous transactions involving IP rights, including from refusals to license, exclusive licenses, royalty provisions, field of [...]

The Body of Liberties—1641

The Body of Liberties—1641

Background of the American Revolution In December, 1641, the Puritans pass the first code of law in New England. This session continued three weeks, and established 100 laws, which were called the Body of Liberties. They had been composed by Mr. Nathaniel Ward, (sometime pastor of the church of Ipswich: he had been a minister in [...]

Cicero: One Law for All

Cicero: One Law for All

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, CICERO Cicero (106-43 BC) In the last years of the Roman Republic, Marcus Tullius Cicero, penned his dialogue De Legibus (On the Laws). Regarding the Nature of Man, of Justice, of Right, of True Law and of the Framer and Proposer of this Law, Cicero testified: Of all these things respecting which learned men [...]

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 [...]

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