Government

Power in the People

Power in the People Friday we experienced what Ronald Reagan described, in his first Inaugural Address, as “a solemn and most momentous occasion, and yet in the history of our nation it is a commonplace occurrence. The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place . . . and few […]

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When Society Crumbles

When Society Crumbles  by  Jeanette Whittaker Society seems to be crumbling away in an alarming fashion. Without clarity of thought, it would be tempting to believe that enacting legislation, drastically rearranging the roles of our citizenry, or restructuring American institutions offer the only path to order and peace. Such is not the case. The structure […]

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Standing on Principles

Standing on Principles As I watched brief news coverage on the Supreme Court hearing involving the religious liberty of such groups as the Little Sisters of the Poor, it reminded me of the challenge faced by the colonists in 1773 concerning the tax on tea. When the colonists refused to pay the tax, since they […]

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Electoral College Electing the President

The Mode of Electing the President and the Electoral College by Darold Booton, Jr. In recent times the manner of electing the President of the United States (and the electoral college) has come under criticism from all sides, but when the Constitution was first adopted, Alexander Hamilton tells us, that this was one part of our […]

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Comtemplating the Constitution- Part III

Contemplating the Constitution – Part III James B. Rose and Barbara Rose, American Christian History Institute     JAMES MADISON FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION and BILL OF RIGHTS              Madison began his education home schooled by his Grandmother and later tutored by a minister.  As a youth, he educated himself from the family library.   He […]

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