Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Tuesday November 25th 2014

Self-Educated Man

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6


The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

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‘Democratic Thinker’

Fisher Ames: Dangers of American Liberty—Part III

Fisher Ames: Dangers of American Liberty—Part III

American Debate Federalist Fisher Ames sends a draft treatise to a friend for review, in which he addresses the dangers he sees to the liberty of Americans. It remains unpublished until just after his death. A multitude can be moved only by their passions; and these, when their gratification is obstructed, instantly impel them to arms. Furor [...]

Fisher Ames: The Dangers of American Liberty, P2

Fisher Ames: The Dangers of American Liberty, P2

American Debate Federalist Fisher Ames sends a draft treatise to a friend for review, in which he addresses the dangers he sees to the liberty of Americans. It remains unpublished until just after his death. That government certainly deserves no honest man’s love or support, which, from the very laws of its being, carries terrour and [...]

Justice Joseph Story—On the Separation of Church and State

Justice Joseph Story—On the Separation of Church and State

Foundations of the United States Constitution In 1833, Joseph Story—selected for the Supreme Court by James Madison in 1811—publishes a three volume commentary on the United States Constitution. Included is a commentary on the Bill of Rights. Now, there will probably be found few persons in this, or any other Christian country, who would [...]

Weekly Story: The Earth Quakes at New Madrid

Weekly Story: The Earth Quakes at New Madrid

Weekly Story An itinerant minister—in a letter to the Rev. James Flint—relates his conversations with New Madrid, Missouri, residents seven years after the earthquakes in 1811. Large lakes of twenty miles in extent were made in an hour. Other lakes were drained. The whole country, to the mouth of the Ohio in one direction, and to the St. [...]

The Liberty Song

The Liberty Song

Background of the American Revolution Following the Massachusetts Legislature’s refusal to rescind a circular letter written by James Otis, John Dickenson, along with Arthur Lee, writes one of the earliest songs of the coming revolution; published in the Boston Gazette—and the Pennsylvania Chronicle—, July, 1768. In freedom we’re [...]

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