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The 17th Amendment Dismantling the Republic

The 17th Amendment: Dismantling the Republic

 

From the time of the founding, segments of the American citizenry advocated pure democracy. Yet the Founders gave us a republic in which the people, the state governments and the executive branch each had a voice in the legislative process.  Thus, members of the Senate were not originally elected by the people, nor did they represent the interests of the people in their respective s . . .

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Preparing the Kingdom of God on Earth

 

Nearing and after the turn of the 20th century, advocacy of eugenics was starting to take shape in Europe and the United States.  Controlled selective breeding was regarded by many as a way to improve humanity.  A religious debate ensued in the public square as Darwin’s theory of evolution was being appl . . .

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John Dewey Envisions a Manufactured Will of the Populous

 

John Dewey, sometimes referred to as the “modern father of experimental education,” espoused some interesting philosophies which are employed in our modern-day educational systems and texts.

He saw education as the preferred method of socialization, a process, “continually shaping the individual’s powers, saturating his consciousness, forming his habits, training his ideas . . .

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Madison’s Warnings

 

 

Caution of faction and its remedies were not the sum of Madison’s concerns regarding the new republic.  Like most of the Founders, Madison sought a general (federal) government only able to exercise authority granted it by the states and the people respectively.  The ability to determine and re-determine the definition of “the general welfare” by Congress brought th . . .

Religions of the Founders

Religions of the Founders

In recent years, there has arisen a picture depicting most of the Founding Fathers as deists.  This belief, while unsupported by the evidence available in their writings and speeches, supports a historical point of view which attempts to remove Judeo-Christian principles from American culture.  With the exception of three of the Founders, all were adherents of a Ch . . .