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Politician Deafness & Other Natural Phenomenon

By Shelli Dawdy Why do federal elected officials seem to be impervious to the objections of their constituents, specifically when those objections are voiced in large numbers? That phenomenon was very well illustrated by the drama that reached a crescendo on October 3, 2008. Congress passed the bailout bill (TARP) despite call ratios into Congressmen […] Continue reading

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To Err is Human and The Founders Knew It

“As for the law–it catered for a human nature of which it took a naturally low view.” — The Forsyte Saga Much has been said and written concerning whether America is or is not a Christian nation. Whether it is or whether it isn’t depends greatly upon how the term “Christian nation” is defined. Perhaps […] Continue reading

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A Republic If You Can Keep It

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he left the Constitutional Convention (1, 2). She asked, “What have you given us?” Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” This exchange was common knowledge 50 years or so ago, as commonly taught to schoolchildren as […] Continue reading

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