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Old Wisdom Applied to Current Spending Proposals

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This will sound like the start of a bad joke, but please bear with me: What do Everett Dirksen, Otto von...

Elisha Williams: The Great End of Civil Government

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS Elisha Williams, 1744 I shall first, briefly consider the Origin and End of Civil Government. First, as to the origin—–Reason...

Gettysburg Address given Nov 19, 1863

American Minute with Bill Federer NOVEMBER 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address where 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in a 3 day...

Clarence Carson: The Road to Collectivism

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History, Part 5 THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Sept. 01, 1962 Americans came upon...

Elisha Williams: The Great End of Civil Government

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS Elisha Williams, 1744 I shall first, briefly consider the Origin and End of Civil Government. First, as to the origin—–Reason...

God and Jesus, Politics and Government

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Is God a Democrat? A Republican? Was Jesus a conservative, liberal, socialist, or libertarian? Those are jarring questions....

William Graham Sumner’s ‘Forgotten Man’ – Mark Hendrickson

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This week (Oct. 30 to be precise) marks the 173rd anniversary of the birth of William Graham Sumner (1840-1910). Sumner, one...

William Graham Sumner's 'Forgotten Man' – Mark Hendrickson

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This week (Oct. 30 to be precise) marks the 173rd anniversary of the birth of William Graham Sumner (1840-1910). Sumner, one...

Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State

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...

The Next President and the Supreme Court

ED MEESE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Every vote counts. And this year, it could count double. One vote could decide both the immediate election and the course...

Tradition On Pre-Reformation Practices

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 10: Church Tradition and...

Scripture On the Common Good

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 3: Scripture and Rebellion,...

The Great End of Government

LIBERTY LETTERS, SAMUEL ADAMS, 1768 It is observable that though many have disregarded life, and contemned liberty, yet there are few men who do not...

Government, the Great Thief

BY DENNIS BEHREANDT The proper role for government to play, if we admit that government should exist at all, is to protect each of us...

The Greatest Danger in the World Today

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, David O. McKay You are not just a cog in the wheel of the state. To be such I...

Rendering to Caesar What is Caesar’s and to God What is God’s

BY CONOR MACCORMACK "Then they sent to Him (Jesus) some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in His words. When they had...

The Speech President Obama Should Make About Bullying

BY IZZY KALMAN This is what the President should tell us about bullying. Our President is facing a barrage of pressure to make our society, and...

Government Approved Defense — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   Waking up in America each morning must be close to having Alzheimer’s; not really sure what memories are working and which...

No Inconsequential Matter — Steve Farrell

The trouble with those who view our system today as a democracy rather than what the American Founders called it -- a republic -- is that they forget that there are some political activities, some laws, that can never claim legitimacy (even by direct or indirect majority support). This is so because our republic balances out its democratic features with an emphasis on the rule of law, inalienable rights, and especially the protection of property. - Steve Farrell

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