Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday October 30th 2014

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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


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GOD AND LIBERTY: A libertarian challenge to secular liberalism

GOD AND LIBERTY: A libertarian challenge to secular liberalism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Voltaire blessing Franklin's grandson bidding him to dedicate himself to the cause of God and Liberty, by Pedro Américo When Benjamin Franklin introduced his grandson to Voltaire shortly before the latter’s death in 1778, that great opponent of the Catholic Church laid his thin hands upon the youth’s head and bade [...]

The Totalitarianism Link

The Totalitarianism Link

WORTH QUOTING, PHILLIP VANDER ELST From his classic Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State The link between atheism, moral relativism, and totalitarianism, is spelt out with similar clarity within Marxist ideology. To quote Marxism’s co-founder, Friedrich Engels (1820-1895): “We…reject every attempt to impose on us [...]

Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State

Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State

Philip Vander Elst BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Introduction Ever since that period in European history known as the ‘18th century Enlightenment,’ the idea has firmly taken root in Western culture that the power of the State should be harnessed and mobilised for beneficial purposes. Whether the objective has been the elimination of poverty [...]

Cosmic Tyrant or Freedom’s God?—Philip Vander Elst

Cosmic Tyrant or Freedom’s God?—Philip Vander Elst

What is the true nature of man? Is he a child of God, made in his image? Or is there no Divine Creator of that miracle man and the orderly universe which surrounds him? Philip Vander Ellst suggests that such questions have self-evident answers found in our ability to think them in the first place, and in our inclination to accept or reject the [...]

Two Early Prophetic Anti-Socialist Satires

Two Early Prophetic Anti-Socialist Satires

PHILIP VANDER ELST, THE FREEMAN “I had spent an extremely interesting evening. I had dined with some very ‘advanced’ friends of mine at the ‘National Socialist Club’. We had had an excellent dinner: the pheasant, stuffed with truffles, was a poem. . . . After dinner, and over the cigars (I must say they do know how to stock good [...]

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