Archive for ‘Constitution’

January 30, 2014

Un-Traditional Marriage

By Shell Suber

ringsWords have meaning. But often the meaning changes over time. In the 16th century, when the King James Version was translated, the word “pride” meant what selfish, self-centered, and arrogant mean today. “Pride” has evolved to mean something quite different today. This evolution in no way weakens the significance of the sin of loving one’s self more than God or others, it only means that today we must use as different words to convey what the word “pride” used to mean. No harm. It happens to words all the time. Our language grows and changes – sometimes in peculiar and unforeseen ways.

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November 2, 2012

Luther’s Revolution: Democracy is Born

Contributed by Larry C. Marchant, Jr.

This Sunday, many protestant churches will recognize the Reformation of the Catholic Church. But I say everyone should stop, pause, because Martin Luther’s actions have a much larger, ripple affect, extending far beyond church doctrine.

In Europe during the 16th Century, several key events inspired Martin Luther’s revolutionary action:

1. The Pope wanted to build Saint Peter’s Basilica – the crown jewel of the Vatican. But there was one small problem. The Church was broke.

2. When the Pope approached Venetian bankers to finance is vision, they balked at the Church’s credit.

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October 25, 2010

Coons needs lesson in Constitution

Contributed by Warren Mowry

I have been searching all day for a particular news item because, this morning, as I watched a broadcast, I could not believe my ears.  On the day after he got stumped on the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Democrat candidate for the Senate from Delaware, Chris Coons, made an absolutely flabbergasting statement. 

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October 12, 2010

Dissent vs. Distastefulness

Contributed by the misplacedmtnman

The Supreme Court case involving the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, caught my attention recently. Sure, it’s a landmark case dealing with the First Amendment, a direct challenge to free speech protections and all that, but there’s actually an easy, common-sense way to adjudicate this so-called “Right to Say Anything I Want.”

Members of this radical religious group think it is their Christian duty to show up at the funerals of American soldiers who have been killed in combat, antagonistically bearing signs with slogans such as “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “You’re Going to Hell!” Casualties incurred in Iraq and Afghanistan are, as these nut-jobs claim, God’s punishment for the United States’ sins of homosexuality and abortion.

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August 4, 2010

The True Forgotten Man

Contributed by Bill Connor

“The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.” – from “Economics in One Lesson” by famed Economist Henry Hazlitt.

Henry Hazlitt wrote the above words in 1946, seeking to warn the United States about the dangers of creeping socialism. The general thesis of his masterpiece in economic theory (as well as his many other articles

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July 23, 2010

The Constitution: America’s Anchor

Contributed by Bill Connor

“In expounding the Constitution of the United States, every word must have its due force and appropriate meaning; for it is evident from the whole instrument that no word was unnecessarily used or needlessly added…Every word appears to have been weighed with utmost deliberation, and its force and effect to have been fully understood.  No word in the instrument, therefore, can be rejected as superfluous or unmeaning…” Chief Justice John Marshal (Father of Judicial Review), 1840, writing majority opinion in Holmes v. Jennison (1840) on the absolute duty of Justices to strictly interpret the US Constitution.

“(The right to privacy derives from) Penumbras and emanations of the bill of rights” 1960’s era Supreme Court majority opinion establishing precedence for a “Constitutional” right to personal privacy. 

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July 22, 2010

Graham no hypocrite on Kagan vote

Contributed by Shell Suber

Beginning when Democrats murdered Robert Bork’s career and reputation in cold blood before of a worldwide television audience, Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees have descended into an unseemly circus of revenge killings from one party/president to the next. “Advise & Consent” has come to mean “Search & Destroy” for whichever party is out of the White House.

Judiciary Committee members, journalists and scholars have all condemned this trend as destructive to our nation’s political health and justice system. There have been widespread cries for a return of civility and, well, manners. 

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