The Role of Natural Law

Copyright Edmond, OK 2010

Our Constitution is based in part on Natural Law. Now what is that? Natural Law is seldom studied in America, outside institutions of higher education and seminaries. However, it was well known to our Nation's Founders, from their studies of the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC-43BC) an accomplished Roman philosopher/lawyer; and Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780)… Continue reading

The Founders Search for Common Ground

Copyright, Edmond, OK 2010

Delegates arriving in Philadelphia for the Constitutional Convention in 1787 faced a national environment that included: New England threatening to pull out of the Union, inflation making the Continental Dollar nearly worthless, a depressed economy, and rioting occurring in some states. A good number of the Delegates themselves operated on borrowed funds before a Constitution was… Continue reading

A Structure to Protect Liberty

Copyright, Edmond, OK 2010, revised 2011, 2012

In 1787, after living under the Articles of Confederation for six years, our Founders were well aware that they had to carefully craft a Federal Government that could perform its duties without the States wresting control or simply balking. The delegates to the Constitutional Convention knew that no such government had ever existed,… Continue reading

The Founders’ Political Spectrum

Copyright, Edmond, OK 2010, revised 2011

The Constitutional Convention began May 25, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fifty-five delegates from twelve colonies participated, Rhode Island being the lone colony without representation. The work of hammering out a written Constitution took until September 17. The Delegates met in the Pennsylvania State House, famous as Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was… Continue reading

Independence Principles of 1776

"The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America," signed by action of the Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776, is part of the Organic Laws of the United States. Organic Laws are defined, in "Black's Law Dictionary," as "That law or system of laws or principles which defines and establishes [for a society, i.e. the United States] the organization of its government." U. S. Organic Law also includes, along with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Northwest Ordinance, and the Enabling Acts passed by Congress. Continue reading

G. Kay’s Blog

G. Kay has her own opinions about some of the deeper crises in our society. She may share some of those ideas with you here. Then again, she may not. You'll have to look to see. Continue reading