Tag: Founding Fathers

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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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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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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Does the Federal Government Have the Right?

There are few powers that were originally given to congress by the United States Constitution. These powers are known as the “enumerated powers”. These powers were meant to ensure that the federal government would be limited in its authority over the states and the people. Specifically, the enumerated powers allow the government authority to handle…

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Ideas Which Change The World: Individual Rights

If you believe in individual rights, this story is for you! Wars usually make the news, and war movies dominate cinema. That’s because they are “exciting.” Bullets zipping across the battlefield and soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy inspire thrilling musical scores. But ideas, unlike war, are born of contemplation, mature through discussion, and ultimately…

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