Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Monday November 24th 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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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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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 [...]

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