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Archives for March 2013

Trying to Grasp $16 Trillion Debt: Stars, Blood Cells and More

So here I sit eating lunch and my mind can’t seem to get off Washington, or Obama, or the deficit. I feel like I’m going crazy with the numbers our government keeps spewing at us. So I thought I’d look up some comparisons to try to get the number, 16 trillion1, (our current debt) into […]

First Amendment to US Constitution: Right to Peaceable Assembly

The Constitution’s First Amendment contains limits on government interference with very well known unalienable rights: religion, speech and press. The Amendment specifically restricts government interference with an activity necessary to exercise the first three named rights: the need for people to gather to practice religion, to talk about issues and to distribute information. The right […]

Senators Cruz & Feinstein: An Exchange That Should Not be News

On March 14, 2013  one United States Senator asked another how legislation she was sponsoring comported with the United States Constitution.  Senator Ted Cruz’ (R-TX) question to Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) generated a great deal of media coverage. Members of Congress discussing how a proposed law fits with the Constitution should not be news but […]

Natural Law and the Legitimate Authority of the United States

Government needs a basis to exercise authority over people. Citizens must accept government authority.  A government lacking acceptance of the people over whom it exercises authority will not endure.  Such acceptance comes from fear, tradition or philosophy. Dictators obtain authority by instilling fear of disobedience in the populace. A theocracy ordained by God arises from […]

The Criminal Penalty of Crucifixion

Every year in the time leading up to Easter reenactments of the suffering and execution of Jesus Christ take place around the world. While the story of Christ’s crucifixion is nearly universally known, knowledge about crucifixion as criminal punishment, its widespread use and the horrible nature of death is not.  The brutal[1] method of execution […]