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- America's Christian Heritage
by Gary Demar
From Plymouth Rock to Independence Hall and beyond, the pages of American history overflow with evidence of the profound role Christianity has played in the founding of our nation. A study of the primary sources leave no doubt that Christianity served as the foundation for our nation's construction, both in its laws and political structures. DeMar answers today's secular denials of America's Christian heritage as he presents evidence from a broad range of historical sources by letting the record speak for itself. This is a wonderful book to keep out on a table in your living room. Oversized with color images throughout.
- America's Christian History
by Gary DeMar
Christianity is written on every page of America's amazing history. Gary DeMar presents well-documented facts which will change your perspective about what it means to be a Christian in America; the truth about America's Christian past as it relates to supreme court justices, and presidents; the Christian character of colonial charters, state constitutions, and the US Constitution; the Christian foundation of colleges, the Christian character of Washington, D.C.; the origin of Thanksgiving and so much more. An indispensable book for a time when even "under God" is coming under fire.
- How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary
by Edwin Vieira
The most important constitutional issues of this generation concern the meaning of the rule of law. For decades, the federal courts have been simply making up "law." What is worse, liberal and conservative lawmakers have been reinforcing such behavior by treating such rulings as if they are legitimate.
In the year 2003, this movement by the federal courts to redefine law reached its nadir. In the Supreme Courtís decision in Lawrence v. Texas, Justices Breyer, Ginsberg, Kenedy, Souter and Stevens pushed "judicial supremacy" to the outermost bounds of irresponsibility and arrogance---construing the Constitution according to foreign law, striking down traditional morality as a rational basis for legislation, and thereby repudiating the fundamental principles of liberty enshrined in our nationís Declaration of Independence.
The federal judiciary has simply gone out of control. Today, one in every three Americans have been killed by abortion simply because a handful of unelected officials sanctioned it. But issues like abortion and homosexual marriages can be resolved immediately, without special Constitutional Amendments, if we will simply avail ourselves of the measures given to us by our Founding Fathers to hold renegade and lawless judges accountable for their behavior.
In this brilliant, accessible, and documented work, Dr. Edwin Vieira offers us the best-researched and clearest overview to date of the power of the people to control a runaway judiciary.
- Importance of the Electoral College, The
by George Grant
What do George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jack Kennedy, Harry Truman, Woodrow Wilson, Abraham Lincoln, and eight other American Presidents have in common? Each received less than a majority of the votes cast in the election that elevated him into the White House. Nevertheless, the Presidency of the United States has enjoyed wide popularity and legitimacy. Why? Simply, the government of this greatest and freest nation the world has ever known has never aspired to or depended upon the forces of pure democracy.
Yet the question persists in the minds of many: How should Americans select their president? Were the Founding Fathers foolish elitists, or brilliant architects of a system designed to safeguard the American people from both tyranny by majority and tyranny by elites?
With many Democrats and liberals disappointed over the results of the 2000 presidential election, the raging controversies over vote counting in Florida and the victory of President George W. Bush in 2000 has ignited a debate over the legitimacy of our constitutional process for selecting presidents. The question: Should we scrap the Electoral College in favor of the direct election of presidents?
In this timely primer on the electoral process, Dr. George Grant makes the case for the brilliance, wisdom, and continuing necessity of the Electoral College. This book is a must for students, lawyers, statesmen, pastors, and citizens of all ages interested in understanding and defending the providential system of elections bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers.
- Killing of History, The: How Literary Critics and Social Theorists are Murdering Our Past
by Keith Windschuttle
A huge success in hardcover, The Killing of History argues that history today is in the clutches of literary and social theorists who have little respect for or training in the discipline. He believes that they deny the existence of truth and substitute radically chic theorizing for real knowledge about the past. The result is revolutionary and unprecedented: contemporary historians are increasingly obscuring the facts on which truth about the past is built. In The Killing of History, Windschuttle offers a devastating expose of these developments. This fascinating narrative leads us into a series of case histories that demonstrate how radical theory has attempted to replace the learning of traditional history with its own political agenda.