Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Sunday April 26th 2015

TML Featured Essay


Clarence B. Carson Of Rights and Responsibilities, by Clarence Carson

Subscribe to The Moral Liberal

Enter your email address to subscribe.

TML is syndicated by:

Google News (Internet)

Newstex - No. 1 Rated Authoritative Content

TML Readership

Page Views: Last 30 Days


1,507,510

Page Views: This Week

319,796

Average Page Views Per Visit

12.9

Thank you for your patronage!

‘John A. Sparks’

How the Supreme Court Should Decide The Same-Sex Union Cases

How the Supreme Court Should Decide The Same-Sex Union Cases

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear four cases involving the issue of same-sex unions. These cases come from the Sixth Circuit where the U.S. Appeals Court had earlier upheld Michigan’s definition of marriage as limited to one man and one woman. That decision (DeBoer v. Snyder) created what [...]

Has the President Exceeded His Authority on Immigration?

Has the President Exceeded His Authority on Immigration?

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES In the State of the Union address, President Obama declared: “We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street, or refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix. And if a bill comes to my desk [...]

Obamacare on the Defensive Once Again

Obamacare on the Defensive Once Again

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES When Case Western University law professor Jonathan Adler testified before a House subcommittee on July 31, 2013, he had no idea that his analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) could bring that gigantic piece of legislation to the Supreme Court for yet another [...]

Conflict Between the Circuits on Gay Marriage

Conflict Between the Circuits on Gay Marriage

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES A month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a collection of cases which raised the question of traditional marriage vs. same-sex unions. Now, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision may have changed all of that. By voting 2-1 to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four states under the [...]

Obama’s Medical Devices Tax … It May Be Harmful to Your Health

Obama’s Medical Devices Tax … It May Be Harmful to Your Health

JOHN SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES With the start of the New Year, one of the little noticed but potentially harmful features of Obamacare has now gone into effect. It is the tax on medical device manufacturers. The new tax of 2.3 percent is placed on the revenues of companies that produce medical devices such as heart valves, insulin [...]

Robert Bork and Grove City College

Robert Bork and Grove City College

Robert H. Bork JOHN SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES On a dark February afternoon in 1988, 25 students in a U.S. Constitutional History class waited expectantly in a little-used dining hall on the campus of Grove City College (in Grove City, Pennsylvania) for a special guest lecturer to arrive. I was the professor in charge of that [...]

The Obamacare Decision: A Mixed Bag

The Obamacare Decision: A Mixed Bag

JOHN SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES The case that received more media attention and more consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court than any in recent history has been decided. The 5-4 decision upheld the “individual mandate,” the central feature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, i.e. “Obamacare.” Although the [...]

Obama’s Monumental Misunderstanding

Obama’s Monumental Misunderstanding

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES President Obama recently complained about the possibility of the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. He used the term “unprecedented” and was critical of “judicial activism” engaged in by “unelected” judges. In so doing, he showed his monumental misunderstanding of American [...]

Your Time to Bat

Your Time to Bat

J.C. SPARKS, THE FREEMAN Of all the plans and laws to bring about the adoption of socialism, perhaps none has been more effec­tive than to offer to various local governments and public institu­tions the bribe of matching funds or grants-in-aid out of the federal treasury. There is no greater temptation than the offer of money, particularly [...]

Obamacare: Will It Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny

Obamacare: Will It Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES The U.S. Supreme Court is now poised to review the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare.” The nine Justices will hear oral arguments totaling an unprecedented five-and-a-half hours beginning on March 26, 2012 and concluding on March 28. The usual allocation [...]