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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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Dec 24, 2013 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

THE WORD MADE FLESH, or, DO I HATE CHRISTMAS MUSIC? A Christmas Meditation by COL(AL)John Eidsmoe, Senior Counsel, Foundation for Moral Law Hate Christmas music? I'm the guy who livestreams KFUO's 24/7 classical Christmas carols throughout the Christmas season, who sings in the community Messiah, who goes to every Christmas concert possible, who keeps Christmas CDs in ...

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Marching Orders for the Next Battle

Nov 8, 2012 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

At 6:00 AM election day, I left home to drive to one of the largest and most Democratic precincts in Montgomery, Alabama, where I was to serve as a Republican poll watcher.  When I arrived at 6:30 AM, a half hour before the polls were to open, I was stunned to see hundreds of people ...

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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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No Freedom of Speech From the Pulpit

Jun 29, 2012 No Comments ›› Site Administrator

The following post was guest-authored by 3rd-year law student Adam Parker, a 2012 summer intern at the Foundation for Moral Law. SHH! Freedom of Speech… As Long as That Speech isn’t Coming from a Pulpit! Most people that are a part of church ministry know of the travesty that is often referred to as the “Johnson Amendment”—if not ...

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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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Obama Declares June as LGBT Pride Month … Again

Jun 4, 2012 1 Comment ›› Site Administrator

The following post was guest-authored by 3rd-year law student Adam Parker, a 2012 summer intern at the Foundation for Moral Law. President Barack Obama recently declared the month of June as LGBT Pride Month for the year 2012. President Obama has declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month every year since he took ...

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Change Tax Day to the Day Before Elections!

Apr 13, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Several random but related thoughts on taxes: 1.  Higher taxes mean bigger government and less freedom. As taxes go up, an increasing proportion of the decisions concerning the use of dollars is made by the government, not by the individual citizen. 2.  Americans should pay their taxes, unless those taxes are unconstitutional.  But they shouldn't like paying ...

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More Freedom than Ever?

Mar 16, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

William Simon, who had served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Gerald Ford, wrote a brief book titled A TIME FOR TRUTH (Berkley 1979). Milton Friedman called it "a brilliant and passionate book by a brilliant and passionate man." After detailing government regulation of the economy and its repressive effect on individual incentive and ...

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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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