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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

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The Mistake of Women in Combat, From Those Who Know

The Mistake of Women in Combat, From Those Who Know

BY JON E. DOUGHERTY There is a litany of reasons why it was fundamentally wrong for President Obama, with zero military or combat experience, to force his political agenda on the service branches by ordering them to open frontline combat units to women. While it’s true that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the actual announcement, make [...]

Winning the Second Amendment Argument

Winning the Second Amendment Argument

The president has said he can act unilaterally with executive authority and he intends to do that. - Jon Dougherty BY JON E. DOUGHERTY Republicans are looking to get whipped once more by an imperial president and his leftist-progressive allies in the media, this time over the issue of guns and gun rights in America. Let's hope this time [...]

Dougherty—When Words Kill

Dougherty—When Words Kill

BY JON E. DOUGHERTY Rap artists like Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Chicago’s Chief Keef and others whose songs promote violence against women and the killing of police officers have not only been enabled by adoring crowds and a compliant entertainment media that have combined to make them multimillionaires, they have been given a pass by the same [...]

Of Economic Child Abuse and National Suicide

Of Economic Child Abuse and National Suicide

BY JON E. DOUGHERTY "Every lawmaker – up to and including the president – should be standing before a federal judge answering charges of economic child abuse..." - Jon E. Dougherty In the days before Christmas most lawmakers hurriedly abandoned Washington, D.C., for the sanctuary of their homes, leaving behind a pending fiscal nightmare [...]

Post-Newtown: Searching in Vain for an Elusive Answer

Post-Newtown: Searching in Vain for an Elusive Answer

As an American, I can’t imagine a country where tragedies, no matter how appalling, would be used by political opportunists to stifle or take away the very inalienable rights I was prepared to pass on to my kids and grandkids. - Jon Dougherty BY JON E. DOUGHERTY The news images of the grieving parents who lost their children in the [...]

Jon Dougherty—One Toke Over the Line

Jon Dougherty—One Toke Over the Line

BY JON E. DOUGHERTY So let me get this straight. If states pass a law cracking down on illegal immigration, and tailor that law to mirror federal statutes, you get a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department warning you against enforcing it, lest you wind up defending yourself in court. But if states pass a law [...]

Jon Dougherty: A Superpower in Decline

Jon Dougherty: A Superpower in Decline

BY JON E. DOUGHERTY Did the lax and loose years of the Clinton administration, when a president denigrated his office, followed by the failure of the U.S. Senate to convict the President upon his impeachment, set in motion the decline of a Superpower? What is going in many of our nation's most prestigious institutions? That's a question [...]

November 6: Remember Ambassador Stevens

November 6: Remember Ambassador Stevens

BY JON E. DOUGHERTY U.S. Ambassador John Christopher Stevens gave the ultimate sacrifice John Christopher Stevens was born in Grass Valley, Calif., in 1960, the oldest of three children born to Jan S. Stevens, a Superior Court judge and city councilman who rose to become the state's assistant attorney general, and Mary J. Stevens, a Chinook [...]

Dictators for Obama

Dictators for Obama

BY JON DOUGHERTY Earlier this week, President Obama received endorsements from the leaders of three nations whose management styles are very similar. The endorsements are as telling as they are troubling, for each of the endorsers are U.S. rivals. Two of them – Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Mariela Castro, daughter of Raul Castro, who [...]

OCTOBER 19: Never-ending poverty as we know it

OCTOBER 19: Never-ending poverty as we know it

BY JON E. DOUGHERTY On January 8, 1964, just weeks after ascending to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson delivered his first annual State of the Union Address to Congress. In his initial comments, the president laid out a series of policy objectives, one of which was a declaration of “all-out war [...]

Obama Defines Lack of Accountability—Jon Dougherty

Obama Defines Lack of Accountability—Jon Dougherty

Jon E. Dougherty BY JON E. DOUGHERTY By all rights, instead of listening to DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz blather on about how the Obama administration really didn’t mislead the nation in the wake of the security disaster in Benghazi, Libya, Americans should be hearing a conversation about how best to hold those responsible to [...]

Romney’s Genuinely Noble Gesture

Romney’s Genuinely Noble Gesture

Mitt Romney doesn't need to be president of the United States. By Jon E. Dougherty Mitt Romney doesn’t need to be president of the United States. A wealthy guy with a stable home, a great family and the world as his oyster, he doesn’t need the rigors of a presidential campaign, let alone the endless, trying hours and the plethora of [...]

Enemies at the Gate—Dougherty

Enemies at the Gate—Dougherty

Enemies at the Gate! Obama should have wasted no time in punishing Libya’s current rulers by striking at them wherever they were found. But he didn’t. Instead, he did what he always does – he lectured. He chided. He deflected. Mr. Cool blamed a foolish video. Jon Dougherty By Jon E. Dougherty As most of the mainstream media continues [...]

IG Says White House ‘Made It Impossible’ to Pursue Fast and Furious Leads

IG Says White House ‘Made It Impossible’ to Pursue Fast and Furious Leads

Does Inspector General Michael Horowitz's testimony confirm that the White House obstructed justice?Photo credit: DOJ JON E. DOUGHERTY, NEWSROOM AMERICA The Justice Department's inspector general told a House panel Thursday that the White House "made it impossible" to pursue an leads in the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking case. A report by [...]

Culture of Weakness

Culture of Weakness

By Jon E. Dougherty Jon Dougherty In the midst of a stagnant economy of President Obama's making – yes, New York Times, at three-and-a-half years in office, he definitely "owns" it by now – Americans were rudely reminded once again last week of the importance of a coherent, strong foreign policy and what it means when American [...]

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