A Conversation about Abortion Between Justice Blackmun and the Founding Fathers


Author: Duane L Ostler
Publisher: Duane L Ostler
ISBN: 1311608052
Category: Social Science
Page: 20
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On a dark night in Independence Hall, ghosts of the founding fathers gather to discuss with Justice Blackmun the Roe v Wade abortion opinion he penned in 1973. Using actual quotes from the founding fathers, this debate soundly refutes Blackmun's arguments from the Roe opinion, and shows that the founders would be greatly disturbed at the law regarding abortion in America today.

Rights in America, Bills of Attainder and the Ninth Amendment


Author: Duane L. Ostler
Publisher: Duane L Ostler
ISBN: 1311217053
Category: Political Science
Page: 54
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While rights in America have always been cherished, many people today misunderstand the source of their rights. They have come to believe that government is the grantor of rights. The flipside of this belief is that government can also take them away. Such a view conflicts with that of the founders, who gave us the ban on bills of attainder and 9th Amendment to forever protect our natural rights.

James Madison American Prophet


Author: Duane L. Ostler
Publisher: Duane L Ostler
ISBN: 131047334X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 58
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Rather amazingly, James Madison foresaw many of the problems we face in America today. He foresaw our modern obsession with individual rights, the dangers of judicial activism, the problems of a war presidency, and the economic difficulties that can bring a nation to ruin. Most importantly, as America's preeminent political visionary, he also saw how these problems can be solved.

The Anti Stupidity Book


Author: Duane L. Ostler
Publisher: Duane L Ostler
ISBN: 1311314806
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 43
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Stupidity. What is it? Is it just something we see our neighbors and members of the opposite political party do? Or is it something more? Why does it seem to be so universal? Are there fundamentals of stupidity that can be recognized? These are the questions discussed in this book. It presents six fundamentals of stupidity that lead to the stupid choices that we see all around us. Included among these are the belief that there are no moral values, that God does not exist, and that it is acceptable to become addicted and to treat others badly and be proud. In the end we see that the only sure way to avoid the fundamentals of stupidity is through the saving power of Jesus Christ.

The Gay Illusion


Author: Duane L. Ostler
Publisher: Duane L Ostler
ISBN: 1370205902
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 61
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Come with John as he learns that he never was gay as he had thought, nor indeed ever could be. THIS BOOK DOES NOT DESCRIBE GAY ACTS OR CONTAIN ANY SEXUAL CONTENT

Premarital Sex is Not Logical


Author: E. Reltso
Publisher: E. Reltso
ISBN: 1310603189
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 20
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There are many strange myths used to justify premarital sex, out of an effort to make it seem "normal." This book exposes these myths as illogical, and describes the damaging consequences of sex out of wedlock. Myths exposed as illogical include: "But we love each other;" "I want to see if we are sexually compatible;" "Anything restricting my freedom is bad;" and "Marriage is old fashioned."

The Supreme Court, Trends and Developments


Author: Jesse H. Choper,Yale Kamisar,Laurence H. Tribe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Constitutional law
Page: N.A
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Edited transcript of the Supreme Court Review and Constitutional Law Symposium.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Freedom's Law

The Moral Reading of the American Constitution
Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780674319288
Category: History
Page: 404
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Ronald Dworkin argues that Americans have been systematically misled about what their Constitution is and how judges interpret it. In spirited and illuminating discussions of both recent constitutional cases and general constitutional principles, he argues that a distinctly American version of government based on the "moral" reading of the Constitution is in fact the best account of what democracy really is.

The Evolving Constitution

How the Supreme Court Has Ruled on Issues from Abortion to Zoning
Author: Jethro Koller Lieberman
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 751
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Explains terms and concepts found in the United States Constitution and describes how the Supreme Court has interpreted various constitutional issues

Men in Black

How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America
Author: Mark R. Levin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159698032X
Category: Political Science
Page: 286
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Conservative talk radio host, lawyer, and frequent National Review contributor Mark R. Levin comes out firing against the United States Supreme Court in Men in Black, accusing the institution of corrupting the ideals of America's founding fathers. The court, in Levin's estimation, pursues an ideology-based activist agenda that oversteps its authority within the government. Levin examines several decisions in the court's history to illustrate his point, beginning with the landmark Marbury v. Madison case, wherein the court granted itself the power to declare acts of the other branches of government unconstitutional. He devotes later chapters to other key cases culminating in modern issues such as same-sex marriage and the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. Like effective attorneys do, Levin packs in copious research material and delivers his points with tremendous vigor, excoriating the justices for instances where he feels strict constit utional constructivism gave way to biased interpretation. But Levin's definition of "activism" seems inconsistent. In the case of McCain-Feingold, the court declined to rule on a bill already passed by congress and signed by the president, but Levin, who thinks the bill violates the First Amendment, still accuses them of activism even when they were actually passive. To his talk-radio listeners, Levin's hard-charging style and dire warnings of the court's direction will strike a resonant tone of alarm, though the hyperbole may be a bit off-putting to the uninitiated. As an attack on the vagaries of decisions rendered by the Supreme Court and on some current justices, Men in Black scores points and will likely lead sympathetic juries to conviction. -

Scope and myths of Roe v. Wade

hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, March 2, 2006
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The Ethics of Abortion

Pro-life Vs. Pro-choice
Author: Robert M. Baird,Stuart E. Rosenbaum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Abortion
Page: 272
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This powerful collection of essays gained instant recognition as one of the first attempts to present both sides of the abortion debate in the words of leading proponents.

The Supreme Court, justice, and the law


Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc
Publisher: Cq Pr
ISBN: 9780871872531
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 194
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Covers the selection of justices, typical cases and issues, the decision-making process, and the Court's impact on American society