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It's not enough to 'think' outside of the box! - LEXREX

Is  Common Sense 'common' anymore?

O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind. - Thomas Paine

Shall Liberty or Empire be Sought?   

They knew that government was a plain, simple, intelligible thing, founded in nature and reason, and quite comprehensible by common sense. - John Adams

The management of foreign relations appears to be the most susceptible of abuse of all the trusts committed to a Government, because they can be concealed or disclosed, or disclosed in such parts and at such times as will best suit particular views . . . Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. - James Madison

"Better Liberty with the challenge, And dangers of the untried, unknown, Than Servitude's deadly certainty, Of economic security." - The American Ideal

Some French folks at the UN don't think your taxes are high enough: "High-tax countries like France have long lamented their loss of human and financial resources to lower-taxed nations like the United States. An international tax agency would thus work to reduce such 'tax competition' between nations." Read the entire article at Fox News.

HAVE YOU SAID YOUR 'WAR PRAYER' TODAY?      supreme Law of the Land        

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." - Mark Twain

"No Child Should Be Left Behind!" [No Child Should Be Left Alone!] - George W. Bush

Compare the 'Alien and Sedition Acts' of 1798 and the 'Virginia Resolutions' of 1798-99

Perspective: Current number of Anthrax cases in the U.S. = Perhaps 11-20 [most of whom will recover]. Estimated U.S. Deaths by Aborticide last week = 29,000 [innocents who never took in their first breath]. Which is more dangerous 'Terrorism' or 'Convenience?'

Switzerland: Great for Chocolate,Mountain Scenery, Rolexes and, oh yes, A WELL-REGULATED MILITIA! "They are given an M-57 assault rifle and 24 rounds of ammunition which they are required to keep at home."

For some reason the Founders and Framers reminded us again and again of two evils that could devastate the Republic and ravage our liberties. They were Standing Armies and Paper Money.   Did they know what they were talking about?

"That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power - Virginia Declaration of Rights;."

THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! - THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! - AND THEY WANT YOUR GUNS!

SOME AMERICANS DISAGREE WITH THE 'FRIENDLY' RUSSIANS

"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of." - James Madison in The Federalist #46 [I suppose the Russians have not yet become familiar with The Federalist Papers].

IT CAN HAPPEN HERE! - from antiwar.com

Kofi Annon Sheepishly Accepts the Nobel WAR Prize

UN HALTS SEX TRAFFICKING PROBE

The Devil is in the Details at the UN: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

"Article 29.

(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.

(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.

(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations [By the way, 'the purposes and principles of the United Nations' are nothing if not malleable according to the caprice of those who control/fund them]."

Note: The links inserted above provide access to resources here at LEXREX that can easily be contrasted to the agenda of the UN and compared to the philosophy of the Founders of our American Republic and the Framers of our Constitution. There can be no question, that, if you read enough, and compare enough, with understanding, you will not be, or remain, a UN advocate - unless you have no conscience. Justice and the agenda of the UN are mutually exclusive. Always remember an equality of outcomes inherently requires institutionalized theft - something Bastiat called LEGAL PLUNDER. For a definitive and comprehensive understanding of what it means to be an 'American' see The American Ideal.

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"Every political measure will, forever, have an intimate connection with the laws of the land; and he who knows nothing of these will always be perplexed and often foiled by adversaries having the advantage of that knowledge over him." --Thomas Jefferson to T. M. Randolph, Jr., 1787. ME 6:167

Exposing the despotic education reform bill - John William Kurowski of the American Constitutional Research Service

American Scientist Finds Independence

Scalia Gets Constitution Upside-down and Backwards

CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL OPPOSES WIDENING THE CONFLICT TO TARGET IRAQ

HAVE YOU SAID YOUR 'WAR PRAYER' TODAY?

Terror is an efficacious agent only when it doesn't last. In the long run there is more terror in threats than in execution, for when you get used to terror your emotions get dulled. - Mark Twain

National ID — Our Line in the Sand By Claire Wolfe

Arm the Afghan Women - courtesy foxnews.com

"A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS" - CongressMAN Ron Paul [TX] SPEAKS OUT in the Aftermath of '9-11'

BRITISH PAPERS TURN ON U.S. WAR AGENDA IN AFGHANISTAN

Latest ABORTION death a mystery Authorities probing the death of a New York infant are bewildered over how he made no audible cries for help as he was brutally ripped from his mother’s womb by powerful vacuum equipment. As they scramble to determine whether the scope of the 'disease' is more widespread than they originally thought some wondered out loud if it would ever become as frightening to the American public as the current Anthrax threat. One aborticide profiteer was heard to say, "If this Anthrax thing keeps growing I may have to get into another line of work." Read Joe Sobran's piece: "None Dare Call It Killing"

WARNING: ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ANTHRAX PREVENTION - BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

WILD ANTHRAX - on [would you believe it?] ABC NEWS

Is your Family Physician more Dangerous than a Loaded Handgun?

 

Start washing your own brain today!

 

Elementary Catechism on the Constitution of the United States

by Arthur J. Stansbury, 1828

Revised Edition by William H. Huff, 1993

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Want to know the Constitution? Then get this book!  By 1839 this book was the standard textbook for learning the Constitution in American classrooms.  Written as a "catechism" in question and answer format, this new larger edition is complete with notes and excerpts from Madison's Notes on the Constitutional Convention.

The Catechism was first used in the early 1800's for school children but should be required reading in every school today. It is an excellent way to re-acquaint yourself with the nature and benefit of strict constitutional government. Those who are discovering their true heritage for the first time have asked for such material to begin their own studies.

"Catechism" defined in Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary:

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"An ignorant people are easily betrayed, and a wicked people can never be ruled by the mild influence of their own laws." - Arthur J. Stansbury

 

Original Features:

Stansbury's original 1828 text of 100 pages with Introduction and Conclusion, including 332 Questions/Answers on the Constitution with step by step commentary on all of the important features of "a government of law and not of men."

Features of the New Edition:

Quotes from the Founders and the Framers of the Constitution, Texts of the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights with the Amendments up to the 26th, the Virginia Resolutions of 1798-99, Selections from Madison's Notes on the Federal Convention, and a reading list recommended by Jefferson and Madison of books said to contain the foundational principles "legitimately developed."

Editor's Notes on critical issues, and more...

Excerpts from Stansbury's Introduction:

"...remember that this precious Constitution, thus wise, thus just, is your birth-right. It has been earned for you by your fathers, who counseled much, labored long, and shed their dearest blood, to win it for their children. To them, it was the fruit of toil and danger ---to you, it is a gift. Do not slight it on that account, but prize it as you ought. It is yours, no human power can deprive you of it but your own folly and wickedness. To undervalue, is one of the surest ways to lose it. Take pains to know what the Constitution is ---the more you study, the higher you will esteem it. The better you understand your own rights, the more likely you will be to preserve and guard them. And, in the last place, my beloved young countrymen, your country's hope, her treasure, and one day to be her pride and her defence; remember that a constitution which gives to the people so much freedom, and entrusts them with so much power, rests for its permanency, on their knowledge and virtue...

The virtuous citizen is the true noble. He who enlightens his understanding--controls his passions--feels for his country's honor--rejoices in her prosperity--steps forth to aid her in the hour of danger--devotes to her advancement the fruits of his mind, and consecrates to her cause, his time, his property, and his noblest powers, such a man is one of God's nobility... We have seen such men among us; we hope to see many more."

Sample Questions from the Catechism:

Q69. May ever the President of the United States be thus impeached and punished?

Q13. Which of these ways of governing a nation is the best?

Compare to the "modern Catechism"

As a comparison, consider these "Questions and Answers Pertaining to the Constitution" at a Federal Government website. We found it a bit difficult separating the substance from the trivia.

Editions Available

Standard Edition is bound by a durable softcover. A Study Edition is available and comes as hole punched loose leaf, with a View Binder folder, allowing the addition of your study notes.

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New Book! "The BILL of RIGHTS - EXPOSED" Order Now!

Variously compiled, edited, and written by William H. Huff - 1998

BORE.gif (15618 bytes)During the years 1787-1789 the States of the Union were considering and Ratifying the Constitution for the United States of America. Each State summoned a convention to ratify the Constitution that would form the government under which the appointed trustees of We the People would perform the limited duties assigned to them by that marvelous document.

 

The conventions were concerned that it should be made immutably clear that the States and the People were not surrendering any rights or privileges in addition to those explicitly endowed to the new federal government by the Constitution.

A common sense reading of the Bill of Rights would give most citizens a good idea of the great body of rights that were to remain under the inviolable control of the People and the States respectively. Yet, today, many Americans have been so well "educated" that they are easily led astray by charlatans and demagogues who would twist and bend the meanings of words and concepts until they would emasculate our Bill of Rights and leave us as serfs or slaves to a government out of control; a government that now wishes to assert its "rights" to rule OVER the People. The "tail would wag the dog."

The missing component that prevents many of us from understanding the original intent of our Bill of Rights is CONTEXT. If we read the Bill of Rights without being familiar with other contemporary documents, we may, through no fault of our own, be drawn away into an "understanding" of the document that is far removed from the original meaning. But, if we can read the rest of the entire Ratification documents, we are reading a summary of what the States expected of the new Constitution. We are reading precisely what the original intent of the Bill of Rights IS because these are the most succinct expressions or summaries of ideas that were ultimately distilled into that most exquisite product, our Bill of Rights.

After a brief introduction and treatment of the preambles, The Bill of Rights EXPOSED takes the Ratification documents apart and collates them to each of the 10 Articles that became the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution. After reading one of the Articles, the reader finds immediately below it the language from the States that expound upon its concepts and lock it in to its original intent.

An 1828 Websters Dictionary is another indispensable tool that you will want to acquire to assist in understanding these documents. Noah Webster was the Father of American education and a contemporary of the Framers of the Constitution. No other dictionary will do if you want to learn the historical context of this period and comprehend American political philosophy.

In addition to collating the Amendments to the ratification documents, I have taken the remainder of the ratification texts and collated them to important political concepts e.g. treaty law, executive orders, direct taxation etc.

Finally, the book includes a copy of the entire collection of ratification documents for those who want to read them in their entire context.

This text will prove ideal for any citizen who is old enough to start learning how to assert his/her rights under the law and according to our American political philosophy - where the citizen is Sovereign and the government is servant. Children should be introduced to a study of their great American heritage not long after they have started reading. How else will they know all about the great body of God-given rights that We the People reserve to ourselves under the Constitution and Bill of Rights forged on our behalf by our great patriot forefathers? A middle school reading level will suffice in most cases for independent study, provided that the Original 1828 Webster's Dictionary is nearby for reference.

With regard to our servants in government and in those professions who presume they already comprehend the Bill of Rights adequately enough, we challenge them to spar even briefly with the great minds of Jefferson, Madison and others. It’s time we all knew more about our rights as well as how to assert and preserve them. This book is another way for all of us to get up to Constitutional speed. We invite you to come and learn with us.

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Home-Based Education:

The Informed Choice

with Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.

In this program Dr. Brian Ray takes you through an engaging and fact-filled presentation as he reviews research and analyzes important societal assumptions.

Questions he addresses include:

Who homeschools?

Why do they do it?

Can untrained, non-certificated parents successfully teach their children to read, write, and do arithmetic?

How about science?

What about “socialization”?

But how will they do in the “real world” of college and work?

Who should be training and indoctrinating the hearts and minds of your children?

Are homeschoolers just hiding from life around themselves or are they actually changing their communities and nations?

Does home-based education restrict or advance freedom in liberty-loving nations?

Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., is president and founder of the National HomeEducation Research Institute (Salem, Oregon, U.S.A.). Dr. Ray has conducted and published numerous studies on homeschooling, speaks widely to the media, professional meetings, and homeschool conferences, and provides expert testimony before many courts and legislatures. Dr. Ray earned his Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A.) and has served as a teacher in public and private schools and as a professor. His publications include "HomeSchooling on the Threshold." Dr. Ray is considered a leading expert on home education in the United States and internationally.

 

Dr. Ray's family has been featured in "The Teaching Home [pictured above]."

"Home-Based Education - The Informed Choice" is offered by permission of the Copyright owner, Brian D. Ray, Ph. D., All Rights Reserved

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