I have driven down Route 50 through Grafton, West Virginia, many times. But it wasn’t until yesterday that I realized that all these years I had been driving right by a National Cemetery! It is up on a hill, set apart just enough that you can’t see it from the road. A patriotic contingent of […]
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Invisible Enemies Worse Than COVID-19
It’s 2020. The year the world found out how vulnerable it actually was. An invisible enemy has entered our world, and we are all taking extraordinary precaution against it. Suddenly, we are willing to endure incredible sacrifice and inconvenience for the sake of ourselves and others. Who would have thought the handshake would be shunned […]
The Opiate of Socialism
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 […]
What Does It Mean To Vote?
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 […]
Ought I to Vote?
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 […]
The Constitution, Part XII
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
Major Ruling: Supreme Court Says Prayers at Government Meetings are Constitutional
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 […]
The Constitution, Part XI
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 […]
The Constitution, Part X
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.
The Constitution, Part IX
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.