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?


‘Liberty Letters’

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 [...]

Thomas Jefferson on “the Precepts of Jesus”

Thomas Jefferson on “the Precepts of Jesus”

Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson, 1820 I hold the precepts of Jesus, as delivered by Himself, to be the most pure, benevolent and sublime which have ever been preached to man. I adhere to the principles of the first age, and consider all subsequent innovations as corruptions of His religion, having no foundation in what came from [...]

John Adams—On Economic Policy

John Adams—On Economic Policy

American Thought John Adams refers an old friend and political opponent to his views on economic and monetary policies. I beg leave to refer you to a work which Mr. Jefferson has sent me, translated by himself from a French manuscript of the Count Destutt de Tracy. His chapter “of money” contains the sentiments that I have entertained [...]

Thomas Jefferson: Departing from principle in one instance

Thomas Jefferson: Departing from principle in one instance

Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sin and suffering. Source: Thomas Jefferson, Works 7:14. Liberty Letters is a [...]

Jefferson: Guarding the Sacred Deposit of Rights and Liberties

Jefferson: Guarding the Sacred Deposit of Rights and Liberties

Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson, 1778 Whereas it appears that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms, those [...]

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