Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Friday October 31st 2014

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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’

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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