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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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

“Greedy” Corporations Save Lives

“Greedy” Corporations Save Lives

Prosperity’s conquest of disease offers lessons for global change IAIN MURRAY, THE FREEMAN With Ebola wreaking havoc across West Africa, news that a private company has virtually eradicated the disease on its extensive property invites sighs of relief. Yet Firestone’s actions were not unique: private industry has a long history of [...]

Saudi Arabia versus the Keystone Pipeline

Saudi Arabia versus the Keystone Pipeline

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES Wow, I had barely recommended repealing the laws that restrict U.S. oil exports as part of an overall ramping up of competition in global oil markets when news hit that the Saudis were cutting the price of oil shipped to the U.S. The price of oil has been zigzagging downward since then—much [...]

Government Must Honor Its Contracts

Government Must Honor Its Contracts

ILYA SHAPIRO & GABRIEL LATNER, CATO INSTITUTE Virtually every aspect of government’s work depends on contracts, whether they be with manufacturers of naval ships, civilian contractors, the companies that sell office supplies, or the landlords who lease the office space that houses the vast bureaucracy. These contracts, like any contract, [...]

Why Ending FEMA Will Improve Disaster Response

Why Ending FEMA Will Improve Disaster Response

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Under the U.S. Constitution, the powers delegated to the federal government are “few and defined,” as James Madison noted in Federalist 45, while the powers of the states “will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the [...]

Because We’re Running Out of Resources, Government Must Manage Them

Because We’re Running Out of Resources, Government Must Manage Them

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 2 Milton Friedman once said, “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand.” The great economist wasn’t just being cute. He was pointing to a very serious problem with government management of resources. And in this [...]

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