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Dr. Ron Nate: Our Divine Constitution and Our Personal Responsibility
30Sep
Dr. Ron Nate: Our Divine Constitution and Our Personal Responsibility
Dr. Ron Nate, a Senior Fellow at the Madison Liberty Institute, explains the significance of September 17th and the Constitution. Ron NateRon is a professor of economics at BYU-Idaho and an Idaho state representative (LD.34). He specializes in applied microeconomics, public economics, quantitative methods, the economics of education, poverty economics, and public choice. He has…

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September 30, 2020 / In Know the Constitution, Videos / Tags: Alexander Hamilton, American Government, American History, Bill of Rights, Charles Pinkley, Constitution, Ezra Taft Benson, First Freedoms, Founding Fathers, Freedom, George Washington, Madison Liberty, Madison Liberty Institute, Ron Nate, U.S. Constitution, United States, US History / By Ron Nate / Comments Offon Dr. Ron Nate: Our Divine Constitution and Our Personal Responsibility


Have We Forgotten to Remember God?
29Sep
Have We Forgotten to Remember God?
The ratification of our U. S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, was a miracle. The attendees to the convention were of strong and varied opinions as to how the government of our new nation should be structured. Debate stretched over four hot summer months in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When compromise or agreement seemed hopeless, Benjamin Franklin…

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September 29, 2020 / In Commentary, Know the Constitution, Principles of Liberty / Tags: American Government, American History, Bill of Rights, Constitution, First Freedoms, Freedom, Karey Hanks, Madison Liberty, Madison Liberty Institute, U.S. Constitution, United States, US History / By Karey Hanks / Comments Offon Have We Forgotten to Remember God?


The Constitution — Our Liberty Charter
17Sep
The Constitution — Our Liberty Charter
Taking the oath of office, swearing to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Idaho, has been a great privilege and sacred honor. These documents, which have a genealogy of at least 900 years of sacrifice and struggle, safeguard and secure the liberty, progress, and happiness of the human family….

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September 17, 2020 / In Commentary, Know the Constitution, Principles of Liberty / Tags: American Government, American History, Constitution, First Freedoms, Julianne Young, Madison Liberty, Magna Carta, U.S. Constitution, United States, US History / By Julianne Young / Comments Offon The Constitution — Our Liberty Charter


A More Perfect Union
16Sep
A More Perfect Union
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union…” In the preamble, or the reason for its existence, the founders stated that the Constitution was designed and intended to form “a more perfect Union.” What is the meaning of the word “Union” in this first phrase of the preamble?…

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September 16, 2020 / In Commentary, Know the Constitution, Principles of Liberty / Tags: America, American History, Constitution, Constitution Day, Founding Fathers, George Washington Center for Constitutional Studies, J. David Gowdy, U.S. Constitution, United States, US Constitution, US History / By J. David Gowdy / Comments Offon A More Perfect Union


Wisdom, Virtue, and the Unwritten Foundations of the Constitution
21Aug
Wisdom, Virtue, and the Unwritten Foundations of the Constitution
The knowledge of the science of legislation, the character of legislators, and the duty of the citizen determine the character of our government. What were Election Sermons about? One sermon encouraged us to “never elect someone you wouldn’t trust with your personal matters.” Are we looking for “perfect” politicians? Do we change our views after…

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August 21, 2020 / In Know the Constitution / Tags: American Government, American History, Benjamin Franklin, Constitution, Daniel Sheridan, Election Sermons, First American, Know the Constitution, Through the Constitution, U.S. Constitution, Unwritten Foundations, US History, Virtue, Wisdom / By Daniel Sheridan / Comments Offon Wisdom, Virtue, and the Unwritten Foundations of the Constitution


OTD: You’re Elected Mr. Lincoln!
13Feb
OTD: You’re Elected Mr. Lincoln!
On this day, February 13, 1861, a day after his 52nd birthday, Abraham Lincoln is officially recognized as President of these United States. Abraham Lincoln left Springfield on a thirteen-day trip to Washington, where he would begin serving as our President. He celebrated his 52nd birthday along the way, being born on February 12, 1809….

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February 13, 2020 / In On This Day / Tags: #OTD, American History, Daniel Sheridan, Lincoln, On this day, On This Day In History, POTUS, US History / By Daniel Sheridan / Comments Offon OTD: You’re Elected Mr. Lincoln!


John Adams Defends The Rights Of All Mankind
29Nov
John Adams Defends The Rights Of All Mankind
The Founding Fathers are famous for promoting the rights of Americans based on the laws of nature and nature’s God, but John Adams went further and defended the rights of all humanity. He made his case in writing, especially his work on the Canon and Feudal Laws, which put to shame civil and religious tyrants….

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November 29, 2019 / In On This Day / Tags: #OTD, 1770, American Government, American History, Boston Massacre, British, Canon and Feudal Laws, Captain Preston, colonies, Daniel Sheridan, Founding Fathers, Governor Hutchinson, Great Britain, John Adams, Justice, March 5, Massachusetts, November 27, On this day, On This Day In History, Righteousness, Sunshine Patriot, truth, tyrants, United States, US History, Wednesday Wisdom / By Daniel Sheridan / Comments Offon John Adams Defends The Rights Of All Mankind


The Great Charter: The First Great Step In Constitutional Liberty
27Nov
The Great Charter: The First Great Step In Constitutional Liberty
During the early Middle Ages, English kings were oppressive, and neither the nobles nor the people had any voice in the affairs of state. The nobles despised the absolute rule of the king, and the common people resented the high taxes. The clergy, the nobles, and the middle class concluded that the only way they…

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November 27, 2019 / In Know the Constitution, Team Articles / Tags: American History, Bill of Rights, Common Law, Constitution, Constitutional Liberty, constitutionalism, Daniel Sheridan, English, English Bill of Rights, Great Charter, Habeas Corpus Act, Henry III, History, individual liberty, King John, Magna Carta, Middle Ages, Model Parliament, Petition of Right, Representative Government, Runnymede, Stephen Langton, trial by jury, U.S. Constitution, US History, William Blackstone / By Daniel Sheridan / Comments Offon The Great Charter: The First Great Step In Constitutional Liberty


Plymouth Rock and Stepping Stones
11Nov
Plymouth Rock and Stepping Stones
America’s First Written Governing Document What makes America unique in world history is our emphasis on local government and written Constitutions. Written Constitutions mark “a momentous advance in civilization, and it is especially interesting as being peculiarly American.” To keep our civilization advancing, let’s gather up our heritage and pass it on to the next…

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November 11, 2019 / In On This Day / Tags: #OTD, 1620, America, American, American History, Constitution, Daniel Sheridan, Declaration of Independence, Governing Document, Jamestown, John Carver, Know the Constitution, local government, Mayflower, Mayflower Compact, November 11, On this day, Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, self-government, U.S. Constitution, William Bradford, world history / By Daniel Sheridan / Comments Offon Plymouth Rock and Stepping Stones


Happy Birthday, United States Marine Corps!
10Nov
Happy Birthday, United States Marine Corps!
On this day, November 10, 1775, the United States Marine Corps, is born. Thomas Jefferson loved peace, but the pirates of Morocco, Algiers, Tripoli, and Tunis were capturing European and American vessels, dividing the plunder among the robber sovereigns, and then ransoming the crews or selling them into slavery. Some nations, including the United States,…

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November 10, 2019 / In On This Day / Tags: #OTD, 1775, Algiers, American History, American Marines, American Navy, Bainbridge, Battle of Derna, Constitution, Daniel Sheridan, Decatur, Libya, Marines, Montezuma, Morocco, November 10, On this day, On This Day In History, pirates, Thomas Jefferson, Tripoli, Tunis, United States, United States Marine Corps, United States Marines, United States Navy, US History, USMC, USS Philadelphia / By Daniel Sheridan / Comments Off