Category Archives: government

Book Review: NEW VIEWS OF THE CONSTITUTION

Twentieth Centurions often credit modern conservatism with being the brainchild of Russell Kirk, Barry Goldwater or some other recent conservative, but John Taylor of Caroline clearly demonstrates in this classic work that conservatism has had long established roots in American … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thomas Jefferson

This is a great introduction to Thomas Jefferson. It’s not possible to give a detailed description of the life and accomplishments of Jefferson in a mere 200 pages of text, but Bernstein has presented a fine basic summary of Jefferson’ … Continue reading

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Book Review: The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review

Larry D. Kramer has constructed a masterful work here that belongs in every American’s library. When it comes to subjects like judicial review, many author’s, themselves often constitutional attorneys, have a tendency to go out of their way to try … Continue reading

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Book Review: ORIGINAL INTENT: The Courts, The Constitution and Religion

I do not recall the last time I enjoyed a book as much as this one. Mr. Barton’s painstaking research is evident throughout this magnificent work. I am one of those book destroyers who make personal notations in the margins … Continue reading

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Book Review: THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE WALL OF SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE

I believe Daniel Dreisbach, assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University, is perhaps the single most underrated American historian today. Though this book, THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE WALL OF SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE is far … Continue reading

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Socialism vs. Capitalism

A few years ago I swore off of writing on political topics. The frustration level just got to be too much to bear. But the recent advent of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests and the attack on capitalism has prompted … Continue reading

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An Exegetical Look at the Establishment Clause

Sometimes in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to muddle through the confusion and reveal the basic premise of an object. Such is the case with the First Amendment of the U. S. Bill of Rights, and more … Continue reading

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