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The Foundation for Life — Overrule Roe v. Wade!

Jan 26, 2014 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

After four decades of studying, lecturing, debating and writing on this subject, I am prepared to say that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision by which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the duly-enacted laws of nearly all of the 50 states and mandated abortion on demand as a national policy, is wrong. It is ...

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Marbury v. Madison (Wisc.): Faith, Football, and Freedom OF Religion

Nov 2, 2012 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

This morning I had the privilege of standing with hundreds of students, parents, and citizens at Marbury High School in Autauga County, Ala., as they held signs and displayed shirts (like the one above) proclaiming Philipians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." These good citizens of Marbury were gathered this ...

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THE LAST JEFFERSONIAN — Recommended Reading

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

At least once a year, I visit a rural cemetery near Beresford, South Dakota, where my parents, grandparents, and many other Eidsmoes await the Resurrection.  Elsewhere in the cemetery is a large monument to William J. Bulow (1869-1960), who served as South Dakota's Governor 1927-31 and U.S. Senator 1931-43.  Described as a "Cleveland Democrat," Senator ...

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In the Aftermath of a Landmark (?) Decision

Jun 28, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

ON THE EVE OF A LANDMARK DECISION John Eidsmoe, Colonel (AL), Alabama State Defense Force  [Note: This article is written in two parts, Part One the day before the health care decision, and Part Two in the hours thereafter.] During the March 27th oral arguments before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care legislation, ...

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On the Eve of a Landmark Decision

Jun 27, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

During the March 27th oral arguments before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care legislation, swing Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the U.S. Solicitor General a key question.  That question was, and is, "whether or not there are any limits on the Commerce Clause." Not only is this the key issue underlying the ...

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Grand Canyon’s Trail of Time: Must Creationists Take a Hike?

Jun 5, 2012 3 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

It's good to be back in the office again!  I've just returned from a speaking engagement in Phoenix, Arizona, and a side trip to the Grand Canyon.  This is the fourth time I've hiked the Canyon, not counting one mule trip.  True, I'm ten years older than I was the last time I hiked it, ...

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Judge Roy Moore & Foundation Defend Memorial Cross in Supreme Court Brief

Mar 9, 2012 3 Comments ›› Site Administrator

The Foundation for Moral Law, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending religious liberty and the public acknowledgment of God, filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court on Friday, March 9, 2012, asking the Court to hear a case involving a memorial cross on Mt. Soledad near San Diego, California. Read the Foundation's Mt. ...

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Lutherans for Life on HHS: “Here We Stand!”

Feb 20, 2012 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Last Saturday 18 Feb 2012, during our Lutherans for Life Board of Directors meeting at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, the Executive Director asked me to prepare a statement concerning the recent Health & Human Services directive requiring religious organizations to provide contraception for their employees. I drafted the statement, and with a ...

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Wendell Mitchell, RIP

Feb 15, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

The first time I met Wendell Mitchell was about 22 years ago. As the Dean of the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, he was interviewing me for a professorship, and he asked me, "Could you fit into the South?" I assured him that would be no problem, because I was born in the South ...

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Recess Appointments: Focusing on the Wrong Word?

Jan 10, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

President Obama has stirred controversy by appointing several persons to powerful positions without seeking Senate confirmation. He claims authority to do this based upon Article II, § 2 of the Constitution, which states: "The President shall have Power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which ...

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