Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Sunday November 23rd 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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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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‘Liberty Letters’

Jefferson on Eternal Life

Jefferson on Eternal Life

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Jefferson In a recent Liberty Letter this writer asserted, "Jefferson believed that the two most important teachings of Christ, along with love of God and love of neighbor, were a belief in life after death, and final judgment." I backed the claim by quoting Jefferson's Letter to Benjamin Waterhouse, dated [...]

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 [...]

George Washington: Believer Liberator

George Washington: Believer Liberator

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Who freed America from King George, God or George Washington? An irate atheist, disturbed that an American writer in a major US publication dared testify that thousands of years ago God freed Israel from Egyptian bondage and that the fundamental laws which followed the event - namely the ten commandments - were [...]

The Prospect for Freedom: Can the U.S. Sustain Its Experiment in Self-Government?

The Prospect for Freedom: Can the U.S. Sustain Its Experiment in Self-Government?

LIBERTY LETTERS OS GUINNESS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract In establishing a free republic, the Founders had to tackle three major tasks. The first task was winning freedom—the objective of the Revolution in 1776. The second task was ordering freedom—the objective of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The third, and in a sense the most [...]

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Joseph Story As a natural law thinker, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story believed that human nature is inherent and unchangeable. Story wrote that God fixed the laws of mankind’s being, and thus it is “altogether unchangeable in its first principles.” But whereas Story’s [...]

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