Category Archives: Theory of Gov’t

Due Process of Law, #4: America’s Founding – The Capstone of the Age of Enlightenment

1818 painting by John Trumbull First draft of the Declaration of Independence being presented to the Second Continental Congress By Jeff Rutherford [Part 1 was called “Can a Law be Unlawful?”] [Part 2 was called “What Makes a Government’s Actions Legit?”] … Continue reading

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Left and Right Worldviews on the Iran Deal

Intro by Jeff Rutherford Twice recently I have shown Dr. Thomas Sowell’s side-by-side comparison of the Left’s vs. Right’s conflicting instincts about how best to maintain international peace. 

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Due Process of Law, #3: Cicero and St. Thomas Aquinas Preserved Aristotle’s Flame

Statue in Aristotle’s Park at Stagira, Greece (photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford [Part 1 was called “Can a Law be Unlawful?”] [Part 2 was called “What Makes a Government’s Actions Legit?”] As I try to plow this field of the … Continue reading

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DeHavelle.com: “Natural Law, Natural Allies”

(graphic credit) By Keith DeHavelle, 6/19/2015 Reblogged from DeHavelle.com Natural Law, Natural Allies From time to time, I mention in these writings that I am non-religious. This has always been true of me; I am not a “converted” or “lapsed” … Continue reading

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Conservatism Empowers Economic Strength

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford — first posted in October 2013 Summary of the Conservative Worldview Here are some fundamental principles of Conservatism arranged in a row of dominoes that fall, each into the next, along a logical path. Conservatism’s … Continue reading

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Due Process of Law, #2: What Makes a Government’s Actions Legit?

By Jeff Rutherford [Part 1 was called “Can a Law be Unlawful?” and was generously re-blogged by Citizen Tom.] Part 1 recalled that the first embodiment of respect for individual rights against the tyranny of despotism into western statutory law … Continue reading

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Due Process of Law, #1: Can a Law be Unlawful?

(graphic credit) By Jeff Rutherford I’m often tempted to try and devise a set of questions as a litmus test to reveal whether a person leans towards Conservatism or Progressivism.  Here’s a candidate question for such an ideological litmus test: … Continue reading

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