The Proper Role of Government, by Ezra Taft Benson
-- read the full text.
My commentary as I study his article.
Part I (Foundational Principles, Origin of Rights)
Part II (Separation of Church and State)
Part III (Source of Governmental Power)
Part IV (Powers of a Proper Government)
Part V (Government = Force)
Part VI (The US Constitution)
Part VII (Local Government)
Part VIII (Legalized Plunder)
Part IX (Origin of Wealth)
Posts about Constitutional matters:
Constitution Day - celebrate on Sep 17!
On Nullification (also the Supremacy Clause)
Mr. Lincoln and the Federalist Papers
Reid, Romney, and My Church
Thanksgiving and Prayer
The State of the Union (2013) and the Constitution
2012 Presidential Debate (part 1)
2012 Presidential Debate (part 2)
2012 Presidential Debate (part 3)
2012 Presidential Debate (part 4)
2012 Presidential Debate (part 5)
2012 Presidential Debate (part 6)
Constitution Day 2010 Series
Importance of the Constitution
First Prayer in Congress
What is Revolution?
Rights of the People
Qualification for High Office
Natural Law: ultimate source of Constitutional Law -- link to an article from NCCS
On Natural Rights -- the difference between ceded and delegated rights
The "General Welfare Clause" -- the Founders explain it as a limit on the enumerated powers, not a power unto itself
Separation of Church and State -- a phrase that is not in the Constitution.
Interesting Constitutional Commentary -- thoughts on the size of our current government vs. the size of George Washington's government.
America's Constitution: a biography, by Akhil Reed Amar -- my commentary as I study the book.
I have learned that Prof. Amar is a Progressive, and am debating if I should continue to study this book or simply go on to the Federalist Papers.
Checks and Balances
The Three-Fifths Clause
A Wasted Vote? -- a thought for Republicans
The Problem With Liberalism -- thoughts on the problems posed by liberal politics with reference to the foundations of our Republic and my faith.
Helping the Poor
Liberty, Agency, Life
Defending Against Tyranny -- from Ezra Taft Benson
Now THERE'S a Thought -- in support of the Read the Bills Act Coalition
A Response -- religious freedom, freedom of speech, and gay marriage
A Reading List