Tag: America

Anderson: Freedom of Violence 

By Abigail J. Anderson This past year, I watched painfully as my city burned to the ground. I am a native Minnesotan, born and raised in the Twin City suburbs. I love Minnesota—the lakes, natural beauty, the people, the history and culture, and all the museums and entertainment the Twin Cities have to offer.  On…

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As easy as ACB: Why Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination to the Supreme Court Must Be Confirmed

As you might expect from someone who hails from England, I feel no personal loyalty towards either Republicans or Democrats. I care far more about the principles which unite us: principles which underpin the functioning of society and the nature of our respective justice systems.  Let’s put aside, for one moment, what we believe about…

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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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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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Thanksgiving in October?

The fall has arrived, Halloween is coming, Thanksgiving on its heels, then, before we know it, Christmas will be here. Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July are my two favorite holidays because they are about people – families, neighbors, fellow-countrymen, and the human race at large. You don’t have to worry about shopping for presents…

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The Weaknesses of the Articles

George Washington, the man who went through Valley Forge, called the period under the Articles the worst time in America’s history. Why did these fail? In their opposition to monarchy, Americans forgot something vital. What was it? Understanding this will help us better understand the Constitution’s call for a “more perfect union.”   Listen to…

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