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Prenatal testing: kill off diseased babies for a healthier population

Feb 17, 2010 4 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

An Associated Press report released today starts off with great news: Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared . . . . But the rest of the sentence contains the disturbing reason: "because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children." Thus begins ...

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True Confessions

Jan 28, 2010 3 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

The laws of evidence recognize that a declaration against interest is entitled to heightened credibility, because people rarely make statements that are against their best interest unless they are certain the statement is true. An example might be a car salesman who stands to profit by selling a used car to you, but who ...

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A person’s a person, no matter who’s President

Jan 21, 2010 2 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Last year, our outgoing President proclaimed January 18, 2009, as "National Sanctity of Human Life Day." This year, however, we are more likely to get a White House proclamation (like this) celebrating the abomination that is Roe v. Wade. Regardless of who is the chief executive---be it King George, President George, or President Barack---the right to ...

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Guest Blogger Milam Cain: “Plain-Language Movement” in Law Schools

Nov 6, 2009 3 Comments ›› Site Administrator

The following post was authored by guest blogger Milam Cain, a law student at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and an intern at the Foundation for Moral Law. You may be familiar with the saying that goes, “I know that what I said is what you heard, but I’m not sure that what you heard ...

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Happy Birthday, U.S. Air Force!

Sep 18, 2009 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Today, 18 September 1947, marks the 62nd birthday of the United States Air Force. Of course, this wasn't the beginning of air defense. Aerial balloons were used in the War Between the States and the Spanish - American War, and the Army Signal Corps was formed in 1907. General John J. Pershing commanded the ...

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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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Wilson: all law finds its source in God

Aug 17, 2009 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Founding Father James Wilson, a signer of the Declaration, drafter of the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice, and law professor, spoke of the correlation between God and law in his extensive Lectures on Law.  Here is an excerpt on the "divine source" of law, regardless of its category: "But it should always be remembered, that this law, ...

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George Washington’s prayer when he first retired from public life

Aug 3, 2009 5 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

After the Revolutionary War, in June 1783, George Washington sent a circular letter to the state executives as a sort of farewell address, or so he thought. Washington was at once a great patriot whose life and energies were expended in the long service of his country, and also he was a man who repeatedly ...

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Planned Parenthood to investigate Planned Parenthood

Jul 1, 2009 5 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

In response to the damning audio evidence released yesterday that showed Planned Parenthood's clinic in Birmingham covered up a report of alleged statutory rape, an investigation into PP's probably criminal activity is being launched by . . . Planned Parenthood. CBS 42's story on this sex abuse cover-up, Planned Parenthood Caught on Tape, included this statement ...

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Judging by Law or Feelings?

Jun 11, 2009 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Should judges base their decisions on an impartial evaluation of the law as applied to the facts? Or should they judge based upon the criterion set forth by President Obama -- "empathy"? Do men and women, young and old, white and black, rich and poor, have different versions of law, truth, and justice? Even ...

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