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Bringing Balance to the Force - the James Madison Way

If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. 994 more words

Economics

The Power of the President

I want to develop an idea I mentioned in passing in an earlier post. It has to do with the limited power of the President and the absurd promises our presidential candidates make about what they will do when elected — given the fact that by themselves they cannot do very much at all. 677 more words

Politics

Lord Acton and the Role of History

One of the most famous quotes is “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This now-cliché axiom of political and historical lore was written by… 537 more words

Politics

Power and Corruption

I read this verse from the Bible and even though it was written thousands of years ago one place from today immediately came to mind. 331 more words

Life

"Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought." ~Lord Acton

Liberty is an amazing gift from God. True liberty comes from Jesus, our Master and Messiah.

We confuse liberty with freedom. They are brother and sister but not the same. 60 more words

Jesus

January 10 in history

49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war.

1776 Thomas Paine published Common Sense.

1806  Dutch settlers in… 411 more words

History

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by...

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of: http://dlvr.it/CxHSCW

Lord Acton