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Trump Should Order Sessions to Drop Bundy Prosecution

BY BOB BARR There are many resolutions the federal government should be making for the New Year; with cutting spending at or near the very...

Bastiat: Defining Law, Its Source, Its Legitimate Role and Limits

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL French Philosopher Frédéric Bastiat loved to get to the root of things.  In his 1852 classic "The Law" he teaches: It is...

The Body of Liberties—1641

Background of the American Revolution In December, 1641, the Puritans pass the first code of law in New England. This session continued three weeks, and established...

Cicero: One Law for All

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, CICERO In the last years of the Roman Republic, Marcus Tullius Cicero, penned his dialogue De Legibus (On the Laws)....

Philosophy’s Future

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. There is little point in asking whether philosophy has a future, for that question hardly admits of a negative answer. The...

John G. Palfrey: On the Slave Power

Background of the Civil War During the year 1846, historian John G. Palfrey publishes a series of papers in the Boston Whig.   It is often wisdom,...

Federalist Papers No. 43, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, January 23, 1788 Miscellaneous Powers Conferred by the Constitution Considered THE fourth class comprises the following miscellaneous powers: A power "to promote the...

The Change Liberals Want Most

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY If liberals could change the United States Constitution any way they like, what would they most want to change? The answer is...

House Report on Former IRS Official Lois Lerner

FREE SPEECH, ACLJ (Washington, DC) - The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents 41 organizations in a federal lawsuit challenging the IRS,...

Jethro Advises Moses

Considerations by the Way In ancient times, a tribal elder talks to an inexperienced leader about a judicial system. We shall not presume to anticipate the...

The Federalist Papers, No. 10: James Madison

Liberty Letters, James Madison, Federalist No. 10 Thursday, November 22, 1787 AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed Union, none deserves to be more...

Reflections on Benghazi

SAMUEL S. STANTON JR., CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES On Sept. 11, most of us will take time to reflect upon and remember the events...

Some Thoughts on Justice – Mortimer J. Adler

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. With regard to the idea of justice, the central and predominant controversy consists in a three-sided dispute. There are three...

A Nation Raised up of God, A Debt of Honor, A Plea for Union

Liberty Letters, George Washington, 1783 CIRCULAR LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE GOVERNORS OF ALL THE STATES ON DISBANDING THE ARMY Headquarters, Newburgh, 8 June, 1783. Sir, The great object,...

Obama and Feinstein gun control effort blasted as hypocritical

BY JIM KOURI With his reelection fears now gone, President Barack Obama is talking about his commitment to imposing restrictions on gun ownership on Wednesday...

Preparing Ourselves and Society for the Second Coming

BY FR. FRANK PAVONE This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “You also must...

Can men under God remain oppressors forever?

"…There must doubtless be an unhappy influence on the manners of our people produced by the existence of slavery among us…"

Lecture: The Political Philosophy of Augustine

BY JACK KERWICK Augustine (354 A.D.—430 A.D.), a one-time bishop of Hippo, is undoubtedly the most distinguished clergyman to which the Roman Catholic Church—or any...

Liberty, Freedom, and Justice Contending for Life

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Spencer W. Kimball During the unfolding of this Smith-flower ; during the brief ripening years of this fruit of...

Penn State and Collective Guilt

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III I’m not a college football fan. I have mixed views on the role of the sport in higher education. I...

Foundations of Freedom

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Kenneth W. Sollitt, 1960 Two youngsters from London were enjoying a holiday in the country. They romped and played...

Imported killers: Illegal aliens in sanctuary cities commit murders

BY JIM KOURI The residents of so-called sanctuary cities in California witnessed the trials of two illegal aliens who viciously murdered several victims in separate incidents, a law enforcement...

Race, Politics, and Justice

By Alan Caruba When I heard the Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey announce that second degree murder charges would be brought against George Zimmerman, my...

Of Justice And Equality As Causes Of Revolution In States

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Five, Part 1, 350 B.C.E. The design which we proposed to ourselves is now nearly completed. Next in...

The Supreme Power in the State: Aristotle’s Politics, Bk 3, Prt 12

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Three, Part 10, 350 B.C.E. In all sciences and arts the end is a good, and the greatest...

Plato: Ethics

BY JOHNATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The ethics of Plato is an application in practice of the principles which had been reached in the metaphysical field. We...

Thomas Aquinas: Conscience and Moral Values

Topics: A. Conscience B. Responsibility and sanctions C. Moral Virtues - Prudence and Justice A. Conscience The obligation to act in a particular way in a particular instance affects...

Made of Paper: The Republic

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The one piece of required reading that impressed me most in my first year of college was The Republic of...

Legal Plunder Unjust: Aristotle’s Politics, Bk 3, Prt 10

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: "Politics", Book Three, Part 10, 350 B.C.E. There is also a doubt as to what is to be the supreme...

Come What May, and Love It

A Way of Life, Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin When I was young I loved playing sports, and I have many fond memories of those days....