The Constitution – From the Beginning

Maria, in The Sound of Music, says, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start...” and so, in our examination of the United States Constitution, where we stand in relation to it and the liberties it guarantees us, let’s start at the very beginning – with the well-known Preamble. We the … Continue reading The Constitution – From the Beginning

Is It Time to Dispose of the Constitution?

In an earlier article in The ByWay (newspaper serving Garfield, Piute, and Wayne Counties, Utah), I discussed the meaning of liberty (https://eclecticmusings.blog/2021/03/16/our-heritage-liberty-what-is-it-why-is-it-important/). Now I wish to address some serious threats to liberty, both as foreseen by our Founding Fathers, and as they currently manifest in society. Those threats are 1. lack of and/or inadequate/inappropriate education … Continue reading Is It Time to Dispose of the Constitution?

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

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?