Socialism The movement of socialism had its roots in the materialistic philosophy of Karl Marx (1818-1883). He and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) developed the major outlines of his view in the pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto (1848). He maintained that reality was material rather than spiritual. Upon this foundation he proposed the utopia of a classless society […]
With the choice of presidential candidates before us tomorrow, none of which are leaders I would have chosen to be in authority over me, I am perplexed with the question of what to do. Trump has led a life of immorality, is disrespectful in his language, is pridefully self-confident, and lacks the experience and integrity […]
Yes. Taking the liberty to vote, especially in light of conscience, is much more than taking advantage of an option, right, or privilege. It is the duty of civility, a responsibility that reflects the fear of the Lord and love for fellow citizens, bestowed by responsible men upon responsible men to limit irresponsible men. In […]
Amendment 10 The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. This is the last of the amendments passed in the Bill of Rights, 1791
The first amendment states plainly that the government has no place prohibiting the free exercise of religion. If government leaders desire to publically acknowledge Jesus Christ and implore the blessings of the living God on their endeavors, they should be free to do so. Read more here from the Tea Party News Network or the Supreme […]
AMENDMENT 9 The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparge others retained by the people. What a provision! Even in listing our rights, our Constitution itself acknowledges that not every right can fit in a list. Lists can never replace common sense, the fear of God and […]
Continuing with the theme of criminal justice, Amendment 8, like the laws of the Old Testament, reminds us that justice has, at its heart, the reclamation of a soul. Note the underlying role of conscience. AMENDMENT 8 Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
AMENDMENT 7 In Suits in common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
The 5th Amendment directs conduct in court. Along with the 6th Amendment it is a harder one to memorize due to its length. However, as with any other challenge, it can still be done by breaking the whole into its parts (notice the punctuation!), pondering each part until it is understood, and then putting them […]
AMENDMENT 4 The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be […]