Tag: Constitution

2021.09.25 | Honoring the Constitution

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Join us as…

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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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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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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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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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An Introduction into the Separation of Powers

In Christian teaching, Jesus is the lawgiver, judge, and king – He makes, interprets, and executes the laws. The Founders, however, didn’t want these three distinct powers residing in a single person or body in our government. How did the Founders take the best features of democracy, aristocracy, and monarchy, and write them into our…

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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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