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Dark Vision

In a post over at Slate, Omar Ha-Redye sets out what his title describes as “A Judicial Vision of Canada at 150 and Beyond… 1,394 more words



“Power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely”

                                                            -Lord Acton

Lord Acton in his letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887 expressed this famous quote showing how absolute monarchies in which all power is given to or, as is more often the case, taken by, those monarchs.

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Religion and the Church

Of considerable interest is the struggle within the Church of Rome during the nineteenth century regarding the notion of the Infallibility of the Pope in matters of faith. 948 more words

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Is Change In The Offing?

Years ago I wrote the following blog (with minor recent additions) which no one read and which I now realize was a bit pessimistic. Perhaps that was just how I felt at the time — or I was using hyperbole to get a response. 873 more words

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Our Constitution: America’s Legal Conservator of Natural Law

In Law III of his Laws of Conservation and Energy, Sir Isaac Newton concluded that “To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.” This best defines a political term of the same root word, conservatism, as the adherence according to… 842 more words

A Woman's Place

In this post I want to play the devil’s advocate, to see if any sense whatever can be made of the conservative position regarding women that would keep them in the home rather than have them compete in a man’s world (as it has come to be called). 1,330 more words

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Tyranny of the Majority

One of the more captivating notions to come out of de Tocqueville’s truly remarkable book Democracy In America was the notion of the tyranny of the majority. 934 more words

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