Saturday General Conference Musings

Twice a year, in October and April, my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, meets for a world wide General Conference presided over by the man we sustain as the one and only anointed and set apart Prophet of God on the earth today, accompanied by the twelve currently living Apostles … Continue reading Saturday General Conference Musings

James Madison – Republican Government – No Nobility

James Madison, Federalist, no. 39, 250--53 16 Jan. 1788 The first question that offers itself is, whether the general form and aspect of the government be strictly republican? It is evident that no other form would be reconcileable with the genius of the people of America; with the fundamental principles of the revolution; or with … Continue reading James Madison – Republican Government – No Nobility

Montesquieu – Democracy versus Aristocracy/Tyranny

Montesquieu, Spirit of Laws, bk. 2, CH. 2 1748 2.--Of the Republican Government, and the Laws in relation to Democracy When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy. When the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a part of the people, it is then … Continue reading Montesquieu – Democracy versus Aristocracy/Tyranny

For All The Jural Assemblies – 58 | Reading the Constitutions — Maine Republic Email Report

Impressive discussion of the 3 Constitutions governing the USA!!!! by Anna von Reitz For All The Jural Assemblies – 58 | Reading the Constitutions Most Americans have been taught to revere the Constitutions. Generations of military and civil service workers have been indoctrinated to “defend the Constitution (whichever one they work under) from all Enemies … Continue reading For All The Jural Assemblies – 58 | Reading the Constitutions — Maine Republic Email Report

John Locke -Natural Law & Governance

Second Treatise, sections 4-15 4. To understand Political Power right, and derive it from its Original, we must consider what State all Men are naturally in, and that is, a State of perfect Freedom to order their Actions, and dispose of their Possessions, and Persons as they think fit, within the bounds of the Law of Nature, … Continue reading John Locke -Natural Law & Governance

Articles of Confederation

One of the early documents leading to the writing and adoption of the Constitution of the United States of America. The Articles of Confederation had no real teeth for enforcement, maintaining equality among the states, nor provision for defending the nation, yet, much was learned from this experiment. 1 Mar. 1781 Tansill 27--37 To all … Continue reading Articles of Confederation

Taking the Liberty Bull by the Horns with Cowboy Common Sense

Jonesy is fighting the liberty fight in Wyoming, challenging the stay-at-home edict of his county government. There's some really good information here if any of you want to likewise challenge government mandated lock downs. He and I both agree that we should all do our best to maintain social distancing for safety and health. What … Continue reading Taking the Liberty Bull by the Horns with Cowboy Common Sense

James Madison – Preservation of a free government

Our Constitution of these United States of America is at present under a serious and secretive attack. Some are beginning to see the effects of that attack. Others yet remain asleep, or worse, welcome the destruction of our liberties under this pernicious attack. James Madison wrote regarding another attack on liberties, words that we today … Continue reading James Madison – Preservation of a free government

Sharing Another’s Thoughts on Guns

Tangled thread this! One of my friends shared my recent blog post on self-defense and guns (Constitutional Right or Natural Right) with several of her friends. One of them wrote back to her and shared a link to their blog post from 2013. She then shared it with me, and I found it thought provoking … Continue reading Sharing Another’s Thoughts on Guns

Constitutional Right or Natural Right?

John Locke wrote that the preservation of mankind is the most basic law of human nature. Although he probably had the most significant influence on the framers of the Constitution of the United States of all those who wrote previously about natural rights, the concept of natural law did not originate with him. Natural law … Continue reading Constitutional Right or Natural Right?