Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
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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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‘Liberty Letters’

Thomas Paine: If this is not slavery …

Thomas Paine: If this is not slavery …

Liberty Letters, Thomas Paine, 1776 Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but “to bind us in all cases whatsoever,” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power [...]

Jefferson: The Monroe Doctrine and America’s Foreign Policy

Jefferson: The Monroe Doctrine and America’s Foreign Policy

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Thomas Jefferson In 1823, Thomas Jefferson, after being consulted by President James Monroe, who had drawn the great U.S. foreign policy statement known as the Monroe Doctrine, enthusiastically approved of the President's doctrine, and on taking the long view down the corridor of time, said he, summed up what [...]

The Totalitarianism Link

The Totalitarianism Link

WORTH QUOTING, PHILLIP VANDER ELST From his classic Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State The link between atheism, moral relativism, and totalitarianism, is spelt out with similar clarity within Marxist ideology. To quote Marxism’s co-founder, Friedrich Engels (1820-1895): “We…reject every attempt to impose on us [...]

John Adams on ‘An Accomplished Judge’

John Adams on ‘An Accomplished Judge’

LIBERTY LETTERS, JOHN ADAMS, 1756 One of the most diabolical features of our present dumbed-down, secularized, and thoroughly corrupted educational system in the United States is its systematic stripping out of the moral and religious roots of the very Founders of the system of government we live under - and this our public schools do even as [...]

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

Liberty Letters, Patrick Henry, 1775 No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do [...]

Jefferson: An Attack on One Colony an Attack on All

Jefferson: An Attack on One Colony an Attack on All

Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson. 1774 ... We are further clearly of the opinion, that an attack, made on one of our sister colonies, to compel submission to arbitrary taxes, is an attack made on all British America, and threatens ruin to the rights of all, unless the united wisdom of the whole be applied. And for this purpose it is [...]

How Do You Tell A Communist?

How Do You Tell A Communist?

President Ronald Reagan Tyranny Unmasked, Ronald Reagan OK. Maybe Ronald Reagan isn't a tyrant. But this might be fine for a change of pace. "How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin." Source: Ronald [...]

Jefferson & Washington on the Morality of the National Debt

Jefferson & Washington on the Morality of the National Debt

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell American Founder Thomas Jefferson, discussing the so-called morality of a national debt — what some dare to describe in our day as something that "we owe to ourselves"! as if debt were a privilege to be sought after — had this to say in response to what debts might be incurred to finance the War of 1812 [...]

Are you strict …. or loose? Does it make any difference?

Are you strict …. or loose? Does it make any difference?

Thomas Jefferson's Leadership The Constitution says, “Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts, &c., provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States”. I suppose the meaning of this clause to be, that Congress may collect taxes for the purpose of providing [...]

Senate and the House: The Founders Balancing Act

Senate and the House: The Founders Balancing Act

Richard Henry Lee may have been the author of The Federal Farmer series of articles. Liberty Letters, Federal Farmer 11, 1788 The senate, as a legislative branch, is not large, but as an executive branch quite too numerous. It is not to be presumed that we can form a genuine senatorial branch in the United States, a real representation of [...]

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