Category: Principles of Liberty

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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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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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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Liberty in Law

Most Americans can easily name “The Star Spangled Banner” as our national anthem, but few realize that another song has, from time to time, been recommended as a replacement for this patriotic anthem. “America the Beautiful,” written first as a poem by  Katharine Lee Bates and put to music by Samuel A. Ward, has won…

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