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No Child Left Unbrainwashed?

Sep 3, 2009 6 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

The White House has announced that next Tuesday, September 8, President Obama will address the schoolchildren of America in a live speech which will be streamed into every classroom all across our nation. According to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, "The president will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning." But ...

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Only a Speller?

Aug 25, 2009 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Noah Webster (1758-1843), often called the "Schoolmaster to America," is best known for his Webster's Dictionary. He was a close friend of many of America's Founding Fathers, frequently dined with them during the Constitutional Convention, and campaigned zealously for its ratification. But during his lifetime he was best known for his little book "The American ...

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Judge Moore: Congress does something right

Jul 22, 2009 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

You may have missed the news about it, but in the week following the 4th of July weekend, the Senate and the House did something right: both houses of Congress ordered the Architect of the Capitol to engrave “In God We Trust” and the Pledge in prominent places at the entrance to the new Capitol ...

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Handong — A Beacon of Light in the East

Jul 13, 2009 3 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

One year ago, little did I imagine that I would spend the next Fourth of July flying to South Korea.  But that’s exactly what happened, because I was invited to teach a class in Constitutional Litigation for Handong International Law School (HILS), which is part of Handong Global University (HGU) in Pohang, South ...

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Celebrating John Calvin’s legacy—not so much Charles Darwin’s

Jul 12, 2009 5 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s ORIGIN OF SPECIES, a book that dramatically changed ways of thinking and believing, though not necessarily for the better. But July 10, 2009 was also the 500th anniversary of John Calvin, the great Reformer whose ...

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Response Re “War-like” Bible Passages.

Feb 18, 2009 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Thanks for writing, Paul. I agree that the Bible is not a pacifist document;  it teaches a just warfare doctrine.  But I don't believe its central message is warlike. The Old Testament passages you cite are commands of God given directly to Israel for the conquest of Canaan, because God had given that land to Israel.   They ...

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Ban All Holy Days!

Jan 7, 2009 2 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

BAN ALL HOLY DAYS! December 25 is now history, and the combatants in the "Christmas wars" have laid down their arms until next year. But the issues are far from resolved, and the conflict is far from over. Look for the guns to sound again come next December. The problem with a ban on "Merry ...

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Moral lows in high schools

Dec 10, 2008 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Has this world been turned upside down?  A Josephson Institute survey of 29,760 high school students reveals that 30% admit to having stolen from a store during the past year 64% admit to having cheated on a test during the past year and 83% admit that they “sometimes lie to a parent about something significant”  And ...

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Election Reflections

Nov 20, 2008 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Wednesday Morning, Nov. 5, 2008: As I left the house to feed my horse this morning, I noted that the trees were the most brilliant autumn gold I can remember. And I thought to myself, God is still on His throne, and despite the election results last night, life will go on. Please don’t ...

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Firm Foundation welcomes the multi-talented John Eidsmoe

Oct 16, 2008 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

Colonel John Eidsmoe recently joined the legal team of the Foundation for Moral Law (see press release here) and, Firm Foundation is pleased to announce, he will now be able to add "blogger" to his extensive résumé.  He is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and Alabama State Defense Force Colonel, who most recently served as Senior ...

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