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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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Principle Number Two: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Principle Number Two: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Or - Practice What You Preach BY IZZY KALMAN You have probably heard the expression, Children learn from what we do, not from what we say. If they just did what we said, life would be terrific. We could simply tell them to be nice all the time, and then they will be nice. And we would be rid of bullying both at home and in school. Unfortunately, [...]

A Moment of Silence: A Simple Way to Improve Schools and Society

A Moment of Silence: A Simple Way to Improve Schools and Society

Rabbi Avraham Frank: "On his own time and expense, he'd been promoting a school program called A Moment of Silence." BY IZZY KALMAN The simplest solutions are also the best I am a lover of simple solutions. While we tend to think that solutions are difficult, this is usually wrong. It is problems that are difficult. When we have problems, we [...]

Actions Speak Louder than Words or Practice What You Preach

Actions Speak Louder than Words or Practice What You Preach

Izzy Kalman BY IZZY KALMAN Ten Principles for Moral Discipline, Part 2 You have probably heard the expression, Children learn from what we do, not from what we say. If they just did what we said, life would be terrific. We could simply tell them to be nice all the time, and then they will be nice. And we would be rid of bullying both at [...]

My Inequality Course

My Inequality Course

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III An article by Charlotte Allen and George Leef, published online at both Minding the Campus and the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, recently singled out a course I teach, entitled "Wealth, Power, & Inequality," as the only one they could find that provides a balanced approach to teaching about social [...]

Self-Esteem Out, Hard Work In

Self-Esteem Out, Hard Work In

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Conservatives have long argued that teachers who prop up their students' self-esteem were doing the wrong thing. Despite our warnings, public school students have received a steady diet of unearned praise for years, all in the name of giving them self-esteem. Now that the “self-esteem generation” is crowding into the [...]

The First Step to Ending the Bullying Crisis

The First Step to Ending the Bullying Crisis

BY IZZY KALMAN An Open Letter to Social Scientists Regarding: The First Step to Ending the Bullying Crisis My Dear Fellow Social Scientists: We are dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering and cherish scientific integrity as the essential means for achieving it. The modern world is experiencing a crisis over bullying. Despite [...]

A Lesson in Socialism

A Lesson in Socialism

ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY, THOMAS J. SHELLY As a teacher, I speculate with the pupils as to the probable results if I used the socialistic theory for grading—downgrading the better and upgrading the poorer papers. First, the highly productive pupils-and they are always a minority in school as well as in life—would soon lose all incentive for [...]

Why Boys Are Failing: An Educational System Stacked Against Them

Why Boys Are Failing: An Educational System Stacked Against Them

School Days, Lori Day, EducationViews.org Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young sang that we should teach our children well and feed them of our dreams, but for millions of parents of sons, dreams are only that, and boys are falling behind educationally at an alarming rate in this country. Richard Whitmire, author of Why Boys Fail, Michael [...]