The Iowa Senate voted 26-24 on SF 2282, a bill that would require a concurrence of at least five justices on the Iowa Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional.
John Hendrickson: The true origins of today’s big government originate with the progressive and modern liberal movement of the early 20th century.
Read what early American political/legal theorists James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Story, & John Marshall said about federalism.
Brian Myers: We may well reach a crossroads: If the U.S. Supreme Court mandates a redefinition of marriage in all fifty states how will we respond?
In keeping with our tradition on Independence Day we are publishing the text of the Declaration of Independence signed in Philadelphia, PA 237 years ago by the members of the Continental Congress. We hope you have a very Happy July 4th! Take time today to consider the sacrifices made for the freedoms we now enjoy […]
President Obama during a commencement address at Ohio State University said to reject voices warning about government tyranny. This is the opposite of what the Founders advised.
I recently finished listening to the audio version of Brother Andrew’s God’s Smuggler (it’s available for free until the end of February). Brother Andrew was a self-appointed missionary to those behind the Iron Curtain during the height of the Cold War, smuggling Bibles and aid to oppressed churches. At the end of his amazing story, […]
Looking at history and at our sin nature it is evident that those who try to control guns in order to prevent violence will only create victims.
Dr. Walter Brasch writing for The Moderate Voice demonstrates the same lack of knowledge of the First Amendment and history that he accuses Christians of.
In the last segment, I made the claim that many people, including religious leaders, have fashioned American patriotism into an idol. Like most false religions, there are many elements that are designed in opposition to Christ and the gospel: False Apostles It is true that some of our founding fathers were orthodox Christians, including Patrick […]
Because we are sinners, we need government. Because we are governed by sinners, those governors need blueprints for righteous government. Thankfully, God has not left us to guess what works or make it up ourselves. What is civil government supposed to do? And how big should it be? President George W. Bush during his State […]
David Shedlock’s post has called to mind a key feature that has made America successful. The history of the interaction of religion and politics was often a mixed proposition. On one hand, it’s undeniable that the actions of many holy men often restrained the power of the state and brought a more decent, more humane […]
When I think of our founding fathers a number of things comes to mind, but one thing does not – their sexiness. Parade Magazine asks its readers who is the sexiest founding father? They are then given the choices of Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams and George Washington. About Alexander Hamilton, our […]
Some things, as they say, stick around like a hair in a biscuit. While that expression — though describing a reality that would be unsavory — is used to affirm laudable tenacity, occasionally it is a fair assessment of a simply ubiquitous and unceasing presence. Cue President Jimmy Carter. Since serving his term in the […]
The call for local control of education and for parental control is not a new argument. President Thomas Jefferson cautioned against a state, not just a federal role in education in a letter written to Joseph Cabell on February 2, 1816. …if it is believed that these elementary schools will be better managed by the […]
I started reading Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Woods whom I’ve blogged about before is Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. In the struggle between an overreaching federal government and state sovereignty he notes that for Jefferson the federal judiciary was not adequate […]