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Therefore keep the words of this covenant and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do. Deut. 29:9.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

I.  Declaration of Independence

  1.   The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God:
    1.   The True Foundation of American Law
  2.   America’s Declaration of Independence: The Christian Legacy
    1.   Christian Text and Christian Principles
    2.   Christian World View and Legacy
  3.   The Law of Our Land

II.  Constitution: Organizing Principles

  1.   America’s Heritage: Constitutional Liberty:
    1.   Introduction
    2.   Law and America’s Constitutions
    3.   Covenant and Constitutions
    4.   A Common People, A Common Law
    5.   A Federal Republic
    6.   Separation of Civil Powers
    7.   Legislative and Executive Powers
    8.   Judicial Power & Judicial Review
    9.   Taxing & Spending
    10.   Jurisdiction and Liberty
    11.   Reclaiming Dominion
    12.   A Righteous Example
    13.   Restoring the Rule of Law
    14.   A Covenant People
  2.   Origin of Civil Government (Biblical Principles Applied to American Government)
    1. PART 2: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT According To The Bible, The Declaration Of Independence and The Constitution
    2. Ch. 16. Does the Declaration of Independence Respect God’s Authority over Nations?
    3. Ch. 17. Does the Declaration Express the Law of Nature of Equality?
    4. Ch. 18. Does the Declaration Express the Law of Nature of Unalienable Rights?
    5. Ch. 19. Does the Declaration Express the Law of Nature of Consent?
    6. Ch. 20. Does the Declaration Express the Law of Nature of Altering or Abolishing a Civil Government?
    7. Ch. 21. Does the Declaration Express the Law of Nature Regarding Organization Of Governmental Powers?
    8. Ch. 22. How Are Declarations of Independence Viewed by God?
    9. Ch. 23. What Actions of Civil Government are Predictable According to The Laws Of Nature’s God?
    10. Ch. 24. Are the Declaration’s Grievances Found in the Laws of Nature’s God?
    11. Conclusion

III.  Federalism

  1.   A Federal Republic
  2.   Repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment: A Step Towards the Restoration of Federalism In America
    1.   Senatorial Election by the State Legislatures
    2.   Debate Over Popular Election and an Analysis of the 17th Amendment
    3.   A Discovered Fault and A Recommendation
  3.   Federalism Outlines:
    1.   The Federal System
    2.   The Commerce Power
    3.   “Dormant” Commerce Clause
    4.   State Authority

IV.  Separation of Powers

  1.   Separation of Civil Powers
  2.   Legislative and Executive Powers
  3.   A Constitutional Presidency:
    1.   Qualifications and the Legitimate Exercise of Power
    2.   Domestic Policy & Foreign Policy
  4.   Government by Consent and the Independent Agency
  5.   Unlawful and Unconstitutional Federal Agencies – The List

V.  Judicial Power

  1.   Law of Nature of Separation of Powers
    1.   Law of Nature of Judicial Power
  2.   Judicial Power & Judicial Review
  3.   The Constitution and the High Court: The Case for Textual Fidelity
  4.   Moses, Blackstone, and Law of the Land
  5.   When Judges Run Amok: The Lie of Judicial Lawmaking
  6.   Bias in the Halls of Justice
  7.   Judicial Supremacy: A Doctrine of, by, and for Tyrants
  8.   The Nature of Judgment
  9.   Judicial Power Outlines:
    1.   Judicial Power Generally – Outline
    2.   Mootness, Ripeness, Abstention, etc. – Outline

VI.  Taxing & Spending

  1.   Taxing & Spending Overview
  2.   Federal Taxation In the U.S.: A Biblical and Constitutional Perspective
    1.   Lonang Principles of Taxation
    2.   Biblical Models of Taxation
    3.   Constitutional Tax Principles
    4.   Application of Tax Principles
  3.   No Taxation Without Representation
  4.   The Constitutional Case Against Congressional ‘Earmarks’

VII.  Equality

  1.   A Common People, A Common Law
  2.   Legal Equality: No Respecter of Persons
  3.   Equal Protection Outlines:
    1.   Equality Overview
    2.   Racial Equality
    3.   Gender Equality
    4.   Affirmative Action
    5.   Voting and Travel
    6.   The Poor and Education

VIII.  Religious Liberty

  1.   Religious Freedom: The War Between Two Faiths
    1.   Constitutional Faiths in Conflict
  2.   The Establishment Clause: A Question of Jurisdiction
    1.   Education, Welfare and Religious Tests
    2.   Establishment Clause Public Policy
    3.   The Religion Clauses: An Epilogue
  3.   The Free Exercise Clause: Past, Present and Future
    1.   The Smith Rule Restated, Applied, Attacked
    2.   Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993
    3.   Religious Pluralism v. Jurisdictional Principle
  4.   Public School Chaplains: A Constitutional Solution to the School Prayer Controversy
    1.   Banning Religion from Public School: Three Fallacies
    2.   Tax Supported Chaplains: Constitutional Legacy
    3.   Public School Chaplains: Constitutional Solution
  5.   Unalienable Rights, Equality and the Free Exercise of Religion:
    1.   Laws of Nature and Nature’s God
    2.   The Declaration of Independence, Equality and Unalienable Rights
    3.   Constitutional Acknowledgment of God and Prohibition of Religious Tests
    4.   A Bill of Rights to Protect Religious Liberty
    5.   The Supreme Court, Equality, Unalienable Rights and Religious Liberty
      1.   Unalienable Rights Cannot be Compelled or Coerced in Education
      2.   Equality or Inequality?
      3.   Governmental Reliance on and Recognition of God the Creator
  6.   The Constitutional Authority to Define A “Church”

IX.  Free Speech & Press

  1.   The Freedom of Speech: An Introduction
  2.   The Freedom of the Press: An Introduction
  3.   Advertising: Exploiting the First Amendment
  4.   Campaign Reform: Politicizing the First Amendment
  5.   Defamation: Corrupting the First Amendment
  6.   Obscenity: Perverting the First Amendment
  7.   Jurisdiction and Liberty

X.  Due Process

  1.   Procedural Due Process
  2.   Substantive Due Process – See our amicus brief in Mississippi v. Jackson Women’s Health (Re: Abortion & Right to Life) *PDF*
  3.   The Takings Clause
  4.   Privacy Rights
  5.   Abortion: First We Defend Law, Then We Defend Life:
    1.   What the Pro-Life Movement Needs After Decades of Failure
    2.   Supreme Court Opinions Like Roe v. Wade Are Only Evidence of Law, Not Law Itself
    3.   Diverse Constitutional Remedies or Nationalistic Judicial Decrees?
    4.   Failed Plans That Deserve to Fail

XI.  Articles IV, V & VI

  1.   The “Con-Con” Con: The Dangerous Proposal for States to Apply for an Article V Constitutional Convention
  2.   The Federal Government: To Alter or To Abolish?
  3.   A Congress of States
  4.   The Supremacy Clause and the Myth of Judicial Supremacy – See ‘V. Judicial Power’ above

XII.  The Bill of Rights

  1.   The Bill of Rights: An Introduction
    1.   The Bill of Rights: Its Text, Structure and Scope
    2.   Impact of 14th Amendment on Bill of Rights
    3.   The First Amendment: No Law
    4.   The Right to Assemble
    5.   The Right to Petition
  2.   The Incorporation Doctrine: A Legal and Historical Fallacy
    1.   Rules of Interpretation Established and Applied
    2.   Rules of Interpretation Abandoned and Perverted
  3.   Self-Government and the Unalienable Right of Self-Defense: Restoring the Second Amendment
    1.   Self-Government & Self-Defense
    2.   Self-Defense: Constitutional Provisions
    3.   Modern Developments Since the Bill of Rights; Conclusion; Recommendations
  4.   Property Rights Under The Fourth and Fifth Amendments
  5.   The Ninth Amendment In Light of the Declaration of Independence

XIII.  Restoring the Rule of Law

  1.   God and Country: Reviving the American Republic
  2.   Christian Roots in American Constitutional Law
  3.   Righteousness, Power, Liberty and Authority
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