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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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Some Men are Not for Sale—Samuel Adams

Some Men are Not for Sale—Samuel Adams

Background of the American Revolution Samuel Adams, The Father of the American Revolution and a staunch Puritan until his death, displays, prior to the Revolutionary War, one of the characteristic traits of those Puritans. It is said that one of the reasons given for calling Samuel Adams “The Last of the Puritans,” was the fact that he, [...]

A Supreme Court, Not Supreme Wisdom

A Supreme Court, Not Supreme Wisdom

BY ALAN CARUBA I am not a lawyer, but I have read the Constitution and I cannot find any indication that the Founding Fathers intended the guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” in the 14th Amendment to include same-sex marriage. The idea would have been regarded as an abomination to the men who created the Constitution. To many who [...]

Identity Politics: Fool Us Twice, Shame on Us

Identity Politics: Fool Us Twice, Shame on Us

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN The root cause of the major issues that are devastating America is Obama; an out growth of who he is as a human being, his lack of character and what he believes. Listing all of America's woes that are directly caused by Obama would take up far too much of this article; the flood of infected and [...]

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

BY SELWYN DUKE If I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the US was part of occurred on liberals’ watch, it might not be entirely fair. True, there was WWI under Wilson, WWII under FDR, Korea under Truman, and Vietnam under Kennedy and Johnson. But the second Great War needed to be fought, four conflicts aren’t [...]

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT and HUMAN RIGHTS

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT and HUMAN RIGHTS

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Is the imposition of the death penalty on an individual for committing certain particularly heinous crimes against society a violation of that individual's human rights? That is the specific question I am going to discuss here in this essay. Before I begin, however, allow me to clarify a few points. This [...]

The Morality of Love – How to Think About Love, Part 4

The Morality of Love – How to Think About Love, Part 4

Max Weismann interviews Mortimer Adler Part 4: The Morality of Love Mortimer J. Adler Weismann: Now I would like us to move on to our last topic and consider the problem of the morality of love. Not just the distinction between moral and immoral love, but the real difference between good love and bad love. Adler: When the words [...]

Only Virtue, Morality, & Intelligence Can Save America

Only Virtue, Morality, & Intelligence Can Save America

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, Brigham Young 1855 Assuredly in the preservation of virtue, morality, and intelligence she may look for the perpetuity of her free institutions, and the preservation of her liberty. And in the moment of her disregard of these principles, when wickedness and sin can run riot with impunity, and [...]

The Myth of Moral Relativism

The Myth of Moral Relativism

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The purpose of this brief essay is to show that moral (or ethical) relativism is a philosophical myth that is accepted by no one who has critically examined its tenets and that those who claim to be moral relativists are really not. We are dealing here with two aspects of a specific condition: First, with a [...]

GOD AND LIBERTY: A libertarian challenge to secular liberalism

GOD AND LIBERTY: A libertarian challenge to secular liberalism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Voltaire blessing Franklin's grandson bidding him to dedicate himself to the cause of God and Liberty, by Pedro Américo When Benjamin Franklin introduced his grandson to Voltaire shortly before the latter’s death in 1778, that great opponent of the Catholic Church laid his thin hands upon the youth’s head and bade [...]

An Awful Trust … and Final Accounting – Edmund Burke

An Awful Trust … and Final Accounting – Edmund Burke

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, EDMUND BURKE All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act in trust: and that they are to account for their conduct in that trust to the one great Master, Author, and Founder of Society . . . . When the people have emptied themselves of all the lust of [...]

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