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America—Exceptional, Not Nationalist

Dr. Daniel Spanjer, The Center for Vision & Values Some of the liberal criticism of President Donald Trump since his election stems from an intellectual...

Marking Natural Law with Mark Levin

BY PAUL G. KENGOR Take in something lasting and satisfying this summer. Take a look at Mark Levin’s new book, Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of...

Neil Gorsuch on Life, Liberty, and the Natural Law

BY PAUL G. KENGOR In a stunning moment in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a staunch supporter of so-called...

Law Defined—Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, NOAH WEBSTER 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language LAW, noun 1. A rule, particularly an established or permanent rule, prescribed by...

Law Defined—Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, NOAH WEBSTER 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language LAW, noun 1. A rule, particularly an established or permanent rule, prescribed by...

Texas Clerk Refuses to Issue Licenses for Same-Sex Marriage

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Irion County, TX - Citing the Constitution and natural law, elected clerk for Irion County, Texas, Molly Crimer has vowed to...

A Rebirth of Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 6 THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date: Oct. 01, 1962 But Surely,...

Repointing the Constitution

THE HONORABLE JANICE ROGERS BROWN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract “Repointing”—the process for maintaining old brick buildings that involves cleaning out and replacing the old mortar—is the perfect...

The Confusion of the Animalists

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. A recent book, entitled Apes, Men, and Language, bears the subtitle "How teaching chimpanzees to 'talk' alters man's notions of...

An Overview of Natural Law Theory

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Natural law theory is one of the most important theories in the philosophy of Classical Realism. It is also widely misunderstood...

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract As a natural law thinker, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story believed that human nature is inherent and unchangeable. Story wrote...

“Who’s your Daddy?” vs. “Who are YOU?”

True leaders achieve their status by natural gifts, not artificial ones. "…there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents … There is also an artificial aristocracy founded on ... "

James Wilson: "Christianity is part of the common-law."

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed...

On Law: Are You a Naturalist or a Positivist?

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Let us first be clear that by "natural law" we mean principles of human conduct, not the laws of nature...

The Nature of Natural Law

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Most people are confused by the use of the term "natural law." They understand what the laws of nature are...

Laying Claim Upon the Higher Law

The Moral Liberal with Steve Farrell In his Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765) familiar to American colonial students of law, Sir William Blackstone...

Laws That Are Anything But Laws

Law, for Cicero, "ought to be a reformer of vice and an incentive to virtue."

A Nation of Truth Rejecters

This is one of God’s universal principles: when people deliberately reject truth, God will allow them to believe lies, which always leads to ultimate destruction

Remember, Natural and Revealed Law are Divine –James Wilson

James Wilson continued: "Human law must rest its authority, ultimately, upon the authority of that law, which is divine."

The Meaning of the Second Amendment — Dennis Behreandt

America's Founding Fathers operated from an understanding of the Natural Law. They argued, and believed, as Jefferson summarized in the Declaration of Independence, in the natural rights of mankind, i.e., the rights to life, liberty, and property. If one has a right to life that can not be abridged by another, then it follows that one has a right to defend one's life from attempted abridgment.

2010 and the Right to Bear Arms — T.F. Stern

It would be a welcome step toward restoring America to that which our founders envisioned if the Supreme Court were to favorably word their ruling, to acknowledge once and for all times, the nature of rights, that they apply uniformly across state boundaries, to include and spotlight the predominant idea that such rights are not granted from government at any level; but exist because of the eternal nature of rights.