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Toward a Medieval Model

Toward a Medieval Model

Published in Liberty Magazine – March / April 2006 Amid all the activity of a turbulent year, many missed the March 3, 2005, filing of the Constitution Restoration Act of 2005 (CRA) in both houses of Congress (S. 520 and H.R. 1070). If enacted, the CRA would effectively turn the United States into a theocracy, in which the arbitrary dictates […]

 
 

The Unitary Executive – At the Zenith of His Powers

By Michael D. Peabody, Esq. Immediately after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, politicians rushed to their podiums to urge people to continue living their lives as normally as possible. If the way of life changed, politicians warned, the terrorists would have won. After the initial shock subsided, most Americans resumed their traveling, shopping, and recreation as they applauded […]

 
 

The Flushing Remonstrance

The Flushing Remonstrance

By Michael D. Peabody, Esq. Published in Liberty Magazine – November / December 2005 The steel-and-glass skyline of Manhattan still soars toward the heavens with the confidence of a people born free. But the cradle of this freedom is not found in the luxury of Wall Street or the neon sparkle of Times Square. Instead, it rests in a simple […]

 
 

In Human Hands

As of this writing in early September, there are two vacancies in the Supreme Court, making this a time of great concern and tremendous opportunity. When President Bush introduced Judge John Roberts to the nation on July 19, he said, "When a president chooses a justice, he's placing in human hands the authority and majesty of the law."   Interpreting […]

 
 

Definitions Matter

Definitions Matter

In the book, 1984, George Orwell paints a bleak portrait of a future where Big Brother is watching everything you do, and the thought police can practically read your mind. In order to gain the support of the population, an ironically named Ministry of Truth twists the meaning of words to make terrible concepts seem acceptable with slogans such as War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; and Ignorance is Strength.

 
 

Student Clubs and Rights

By Michael D. Peabody, Esq. Published in Liberty Magazine – May / June 2002 The school's policy seemed clear enough-student clubs receiving funds through Utah Valley State College's student activity fee program had to be open to all students. No exceptions. For the Eagle Forum Collegians, a conservative student club formally opposed to "radical feminism" and the "homosexual agenda," this […]

 
 

"Two Visions of America" – Rabbi Sherwin Wine

"There are two visions of America. One precedes our founding fathers and finds its roots in the harshness of our puritan past. It is very suspicious of freedom, uncomfortable with diversity, hostile to science, unfriendly to reason, contemptuous of personal autonomy. It sees America as a religious nation. It views patriotism as allegiance to God. It secretly adores coercion and […]

 
 

James Madison on Religious Freedom

"Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects?" – James Madison

 
 

The Lure of School Vouchers

Published in Liberty Magazine – July / August 2000 By Michael D. Peabody There's nothing like the excitement surrounding the first day of school-it's an American tradition. Across the nation, millions of students enter a new season of classes, books, and exams after a long summer's rest. But late last August this tradition hit a speed bump for 4,000 private […]