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Constitutional Principles

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Spiritual Representation In The Modern World

Liberal-progressives assert that God definitely is dead and that liberal-progressivism is the earthly embodiments of truth and power.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Measuring Greatness

Read Robert Stapler’s analysis of American presidents succeeding or failing to meet the challenges of their times (it’s presented as a comment on another recent post).

Friday, August 08, 2014

Obama’s Quest To Transform Our Constitutional Federal Republic

In Search of Greatness

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Yes, But What Do You Really Think Of Him?

Myron Magnet’s assessment of President Obama.

 

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Liberal-Progressivism Is Inherently Tyrannical

As Madison and Hamilton wrote extensively in the Federalist papers, individual rights of all varieties, especially property rights, would be too vulnerable to mob sentiment, to the tyranny of the majority, without the Constitution’s multiple checks and balances to prevent concentration of too much political power in one person or group.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Revolutionary Aspects Of Our War Of Independence

Robert Stapler presents a thorough review of his differences of viewpoint with my earlier post

Friday, July 04, 2014

The War Of Independence

Our struggle formally commenced on July 4, 1776 with the Declaration of Independence.  Calling the ensuing conflict the Revolutionary War is a misnomer.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Religious Foundation Of The United States

While the First Amendment prohibits the establishment of any official religion at the Federal level,  Judeo-Christian moral values and religious faith were inseparably interwoven with all political issues in 1776 and in 1787, when the Constitution was crafted.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Liberal-Progressivism’s Religious Foundation

Enraged reaction on the political left against the Supreme Court’s recent defense of First Amendment religious freedom reminds us that liberal-progressivism, Nazism, Fascism, and communism all are modern-day tyrannical variants of ancient gnosticism.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Liberal-Progressive Human Rights Doctrine

From the beginning of his presidency, Obama has repeatedly praised Islam and favored Islam over Israel, even at the potential expense of Israel’s obliteration and the slaughtering of its entire population.  This is human rights?

The only speech that liberal-progressives believe the law should respect is doctrines of secular socialism.  If they don’t like your opinion, they will have it silenced, one way or another (see Washington Redskins case).

Europe has been riven by riots and intimidation by Muslims demanding that sharia supplant local law and centuries-old constitutional custom.  That campaign is more subtly underway here in the United States.

Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative Mirrors “Pact of Umar”