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!
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