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George Mason’s Legacy In The Bill Of Rights

George Mason’s Legacy In The Bill Of Rights

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And ...

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James Madison: Father Of The Constitution

James Madison: Father Of The Constitution

James Madison came from a prosperous family of Virginia planters, received an excellent education, and quickly found himself drawn into the debates over independence. In 1776, he became a delegate to the revolutionary Virginia Convention, where he worked closely with ...

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Ginsburg Cautions Egyptians: Don’t Use U.S. Constitution as your Model

Ginsburg Cautions Egyptians: Don’t Use U.S. Constitution as your Model

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggests the U.S. Constitution is not the best model for modern democracies to follow.

Ginsburg, traveling during the court's break, addressed her remarks students at Cairo University while visiting with legislators and judges in Egypt. The Justice visit comes at the same time Egyptian officials are preparing to send to trial 19 American democracy and rights workers. In an interview with Al Hayat Television last Wednesday, Ginsburg said, “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I...

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John Locke: The Great-Grandfather of Our Country

John Locke: The Great-Grandfather of Our Country

Whenever people begin to talk about the Founding Fathers of our nation, they generally think in terms of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other such important figures of the Revolution. Of course, all of these deserve their place ...

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America’s Christian Heritage

Introduction Some people claim that the religious faith of the Founding Fathers of the United States was deism — the view that God created the universe but does not or cannot take an active role in guiding the universe or ...

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