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Due Process of Law, #3: Cicero and St. Thomas Aquinas Preserved Aristotle’s Flame

Statue in Aristotle’s Park at Stagira, Greece
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By Jeff Rutherford

As I try to plow this field of the history of Western political and legal philosophy, learning as I go, a newfound friend and fellow originalist blogger – … 1,106 more words


July 5th

Just as July 4th ended, the idea to create my own Declaration of Independence as a writer occurred to me. Since I missed the boat on the 4th, I’m going to declare July 5 as my own personal Independence Day. 273 more words

Independence Day

Words we should reflect on and take to heart:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.


The Responsibility of Respect and our Unalienable Rights

In just a few days we’ll celebrate July 4th here in the US – Independence Day.  While the Second
Continental Congress voted to approve the resolution of Independence on July 2, 1776, we have traditionally celebrated July 4th – the day the Declaration of Independence was approved.  543 more words