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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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In Defence of Israel: Key Facts About the Arab-Israeli Conflict

In Defence of Israel: Key Facts About the Arab-Israeli Conflict

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST The Jews’ unbroken connection with the land of Israel Contrary to what many people believe, the Jews did not return to Palestine in the 20th century, and dispossess its Arab inhabitants, after a total absence from the land of two thousand years.  In reality, they maintained their presence in their historic homeland for [...]

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 2

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Head. These are the eternal consequences of your warmth & precipitation. This is one of the scrapes into which you are ever leading us. You confess your follies indeed; but still you hug & cherish them ... Heart. Oh, my friend! This is no moment to upbraid my foibles. I am rent into fragments by the force of [...]

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 [...]

Socialism’s Prescient Critics

Socialism’s Prescient Critics

Philip Vander Elst, The Freeman There is a good case to be made that the birth and spread of totalitarian socialism defines the twentieth century more than anything else. That is not what most schoolchildren are taught or what most people in the West believe, but it is a justifiable conclusion. Not only was totalitarian socialism directly [...]