Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Friday November 28th 2014

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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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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’

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 [...]

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