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As time goes on, and our traditional values become increasingly at risk, I look forward to working with you to restore Judeo-Christian values for our families and our posterity. Our theme for May is Birth and Human Rights.
Stress Tip of the Month: Character-Building Literature
Along with the Holy Scriptures, begin exploring the Great Books, and great literature. Parents of children with good character have greater peace of mind. One great book is Les Miserables. You can see the movie or the musical, which has beautiful music, but the best way to get the true message of Les Miserables is to read it. The message? A humble priest ransoms a thief from prison by giving him silver candlesticks. The thief has a change of heart and spends the rest of his life doing good and helping others, even saving lives.
Classical Music stress relief this month provided by Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg, and Richard Wagner
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The Dinner Topic Theme for May is Birth and Human Rights.
“Defining Moments” is a monthly feature. Kind of a fancy name for a glossary. When I was growing up, we had a huge dictionary on a tall, narrow, rolling table. Whenever we asked the meaning of a word, we were told to “look it up.” We still do that. You’d be surprised at some of the interesting things you find in the dictionary, especially the 1828 American Dictionary. Now, with all the twists and spins that politicians and the media do to common words, it’s valuable to go back to the original meaning. It can make for interesting conversation, too.
This month the Defining Moment is “The Line of Demarcation” between good and evil, and how to discern the difference.
1. The Supreme Court did rule that the states cannot be forced to implement Obamacare on a state level
2. Study the U.S. Constitution! It is the last remaining safeguard of our precious freedoms!
Please continue to pursue nullification bills, for your own good. I will also post action alerts from time to time. I am pleased to see Faith and Freedom Coalition spearheading this process. I will be posting more information on this. Remember this is not about us—it’s about our children and grandchildren.
With all the taxation without representation, and other threats to the Constitution, a very hot topic is “Nullification Bills.” This gives the states the option of nullifying bills which are not constitutional. If states are fiscally solvent, why should they bankrupt themselves with the onerous regulations of Obamacare?
Another continuing threat is to our 2nd amendment. Now, I am not a zealous hunter or gun owner. But I am concerned about the safety of myself and my family on two counts:
1. I don’t want to be a victim of crime.
2. I don’t want my liberties taken away from me.
So this is another application for Nullification Bills. I will be posting a sample letter that you can use to send to your own state governments, to urge them to do the job you elected them to do: abide by the Constitution and protect your states’ rights.
For more information on nullification, refer to this post:
U.S. Constitution, President Obama, Obamacare, and your State
The Parenting Value for this month: Kindness and Friendliness
Famous Birthdays: Friederich Hayek, Johannes Brahms, Florence Nightingale, Edvard Grieg, Albrecht Durer, Carl Bloch, Richard Wagner, and Cornelius Vanderbilt
Abortions and the Hippocratic Oath
Hillsdale Imprimis: Calvin Coolidge and the Moral Case for Economy
History Timeline and Democracy
Beware of Revisionist History: Truth about Palestine
Bowdoin College: Too Many Institutions of Higher Learning Totally Omit Teaching of Critical Thinking
Starve the Beast: Home School
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