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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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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‘Marvin Folkertsma’

American Politics as a Confidence Game

American Politics as a Confidence Game

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Reading post-2012-election news reports can be hazardous to one’s mental health, particularly for the sanity-challenged among us. But perhaps the singularly most prescient comments come from long ago—from the pen of America’s most profound novelist, Herman Melville, whose words in his [...]

Mitt Romney and the Politics of Virtue

Mitt Romney and the Politics of Virtue

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES When Mitt Romney blurted out his now notorious 47-percent lament, liberal gaffe-o-meters went ballistic, acting as though he were an American Ebenezer Scrooge who had just shoved Tiny Tim Cratchit into a ditch and then burned down a crutch factory. As several observers have noted, this [...]

President Obama’s Munich Moment—Folkertsma

President Obama’s Munich Moment—Folkertsma

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES In September 1938 the British prime minister had a problem. The Third Reich’s psychopath-in-chief was scorching the airwaves in one of his trademark rants, this time about the supposed oppression of Germans living in Czechoslovakia. He threatened war unless Western nations caved to his [...]

Remembering the Significance of VJ Day

Remembering the Significance of VJ Day

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Consider this fictitious scenario: In the summer of 1950, President Thomas E. Dewey faced a national security crisis of extraordinary proportions—one that his advisors agreed likely would define his presidency. After beating his Democratic opponent in 1948 by a comfortable margin, Dewey [...]

Remember Victory-In-Europe Day

Remember Victory-In-Europe Day

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES December 1941 is usually remembered by Americans as that fateful month when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, thus thrusting the United States into World War II. However, consider an alternate scenario: Adolf Hitler appears triumphantly before the Reichstag announcing the destruction of the Soviet [...]

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