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September 17: Constitution Day In The United States

By federal law, September 17 is Constitution Day. That makes it a very good day to read the U.S. Constitution, especially if you happen to be a U.S. citizen. Maybe the last time you read it was in high school, or maybe you’ve never read it (it’s okay; I won’t tell anyone.) Surely, you remember the Preamble, at least, don’t you? Continue Reading...

Fighting Terrorism By Promoting Religious Freedom

The fight against global terrorism is a battle of ideas as much as brawn, says Robert George, and environments that promote freedom of thought and belief empower moderate ideas and voices to denounce extremist hatred and violence: Central to this effort is understanding two things. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.17.13

God and the Minimum Wage Maxford Nelsen, The American Spectator Labor secretary Tom Perez has assumed the role of God’s intermediary. Why Christians have much to fear in Syria Harold Jantz, Winnipeg Free Press Christian communities in the Middle East find themselves in a very difficult situation these days. Continue Reading...

Animal Sacrifice Powered Ancient Jerusalem’s Economy

Everyone knows the story about Jesus entering the Temple in Jerusalem and overturning the tables of the moneychangers. But what most people forget is that he also overturned the “benches of those selling doves.” While there was likely a lucrative business in changing foreign currency into Hebrew money (the only form of acceptable payment for the Temple tax), the selling of animals for sacrifice was probably the true Big Business in the city. Continue Reading...

Audio: Samuel Gregg Discusses Tea Party Catholic

Acton’s Director of Research, Samuel Gregg, has begun making the radio rounds in support of his soon-to-be-released book Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing, talking extensively about the intersection between support for limited government and Catholic thought. Continue Reading...

Sex-Selective Abortions Linked To Abuse Of Females

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing last week on India’s missing girls. In today’s Washington Times, Chris Smith, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey and chair of the hearing, discusses the connection between sex-selective abortions and India’s massive problem with physical and sexual abuse of females. Continue Reading...