Faith in God is Blasphemy

From: Jonathan Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:03 PM To: Thomas Abshier <drthomas@naturedox.com> Subject: Re: faith in God as blasphemy There is nothing more blasphemous than a belief in God. It's by asking the question, that we answer the question. Certainly,...

Inner Joy

By Thomas Lee Abshier, ND In public and private relationships, work, health, finances, recreation, and self-image, the situations, status, and behaviors of life will not usually not be adequately perfect to experience consistent happiness.  Disturbances and...

Relationship Therapy

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND The world is too complex to already know everything about even the smallest field of knowledge. And, when it comes to the complexity of the individual human psyche and interpersonal conflict, it is literally impossible to already have an...

Politics and Christianity

A Personal Perspective By Thomas Lee Abshier, ND God gave America the gift of Freedom in return for our commitment to Godliness.  When we turn from a personal and loving relationship with God, our freedoms will eventually ebb away.  Without Godly self-regulation,...

Privatized Police

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 5/05/2011 John, I read the article but did not comment on it extensively, although I was tempted to. I began with a quote and then commentary upon it. And then proceed with prose about a weak point I saw in Hoppe's system of society....

America’s Foundation Burning

Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 1/21/2011 http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=tv_&page=NewsArticle&id=9687 John, in a previous essay, you justified the irrelevance of the choice of the governmental system if the people were all perfectly moral.  I will concede your...

Local Government

Response by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Monday, June 1, 2009 ----- Original Message ----- From: John Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:57 PM Subject: The First Leftists The First Leftists The entirety of this essay appears in Essays on Liberty, (volume 1, 1952, page 38). The...

Fiat Money vs. Gold Standard

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND2/20/2011 From: John H. To: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2011 5:57 PM Subject: 2-hour video: "The Secret of Oz" - best documentary of 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI How history (since Rome) has been...

Market Driven Government

By Thomas Lee Abshier, ND8/8/2008 ----- Original Message ----- From: John To: <Thomas Lee Abshier, ND> Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 2:25 PM Subject: How a society could work without government I thought you might enjoy reading the attached essay below (heavily...

Critique of Utopianism (Socialism)

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 5/28/2010 From: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 11:39 PM To: John Subject: Looking Backward John, I've spent a few hours today reading the book you recommended, “Looking Backward”, published in 1888, which you said is the...

Ayn Rand & Freedom

Ayn Rand & Freedom By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 1/16/2011 A friend of Tom's from sent the video link of Mike Wallace interviewing Ayn Rand in 1958.  I think Tom hit the nail on the head with his critique of Libertarianism in his comparison of it with the...

Liberty as the Highest Principle

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 08/06/2011 From: John H. Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 9:16 PM To: 'Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Subject: Discussion of prostitution Tom, you might enjoy reading some or all of the discussion below. I am discussing prostitution with a fellow...

A System of Selfish Greed

By: Ayn Rand Commentary by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 7/16/2011 -----Original Message-----From: John Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 9:05 PM To: Thomas Lee Abshier Subject: Ayn Rand on YouTube Tom, I came across these 3 videos as posts on Facebook. After watching them, I...

Force As a Tool of the Person and State

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 7/15/2011 -- Original Message ----- From: The Patriot Post To: drthomas@naturedox.com Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 3:02 AM Subject: Founder's Quote Daily "A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when...

Is Government Inherently Evil?

Can Government be Limited? Is Limited Government an Oxymoron? By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 4/27/2011 ----Original Message-----From: John Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:04 AM To: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Subject: Is Limited Government an Oxymoron? To continue our...

Libertarian Action Through History

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 4/26/2011 The article below compares the Libertarian of today with the abolitionist, freedom rider, suffragettes, and free speech advocates of ages past, attempting to place the sheen of those social “accomplishments” on the present day...

Nation to Nation Parental Relationship

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 2/11/2011 Tom,  I read your latest essay and haven’t had a chance to digest and write a reply. But I will say that I see a gigantic distinction between one’s own children (and the power and moral right over one’s own children) and other...

Meritocracy vs. Aristocracy

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND7/08/2008 "As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone...

Inalienable Rights

By Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sunday, April 19, 2009 7:00 AM The writer of the piece below confronts the issue of standing up to defend our inalienable rights, but he does not explore the origin or limits of those rights.  The choice of the word, “inalienable” implies...

Addiction to Power & Control

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 9/6/2009 Summary: This essay examines power from the perspective that men pursue power to satisfy a desire for power itself.  Men love the feeling of power, and the pursuit of this feeling is a drug in the sense that it alters...

Prohibition And Legalization

Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 10/23/2009 Today on the Fox Business News, High Noon segment, the commentators considered the issue of legalizing medical marijuana.  They argued that legalization would lower the crime rate by reducing incentives for gang and organized crime,...

The Reluctant Anarchist

(Quotes from SOBRAN’S, December 2002, pages 3–6) by Tom Sobran: Entire essay found at: www.sobran.com/reluctant.html Commentary by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 10/1/2010 Thomas This argument assumes that the state will inevitably, unavoidably, necessarily, logically,...

The Implied Social Contract

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 10/31/2010 Introduction and Summary: The implied social contract is that having been born in a nation, that we have an obligation to follow the laws of the land.  John (in an email thread below) makes the following statement, “No human or...

The Morality of State Administered Force

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 11/11/2010 John (quote from email correspondence below): “I would say that the only area where you and I *might* disagree is in the use of force to achieve natural law.  Or maybe we don’t disagree?  Natural law is about individuals having...

Justification for War

by Thomas Lee Abshier, ND11/23/2010 ----- Original Message ----- From: John To: Thomas Lee Abshier Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:04 PM Subject: Fwd: The War Party Vs. Rand Paul FYI.... John ‹(•¿•)› Subject: The War Party Vs. Rand Paul Justin Raimondo...

Liberty: God’s Gift to Humanity

By: Chana B. Cox  (Author) http://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Humanity-Chana-B-Cox/dp/0739114425 Review by W. Collier: Liberty: God's Gift to Humanity (Paperback) If you're confused by the partisan wrangling between conservatives and liberals in the U.S.; if you wonder why...

Taxation is Robbery Legalized

1/7/2014 “If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized.”  Lysander Spooner Facebook Exchange: Stephanie H Love this!  However, I can very easily see someone...

Self Interest as a False god

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 03/16/2014 From: John H. Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 10:17 AM To: 'Thomas Lee Abshier, ND' Subject: Interesting thought experiment Here’s a test: “I’m holding a baby in one hand, and a petri dish holding an embryo in the other. I going to...

Money, Productivity, & Prosperity

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 6/11/2011 Summary: Part 1: In this essay I propose a new paradigm for increasing the money supply without inflation, reaching full employment, and steadily increasing the wealth of all economic classes. Summary: Part 2:  Like a watch or...

Foreign Aid and Nation Building

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND  Spiritual aspects of Nation Building  Without a good spiritual foundation they labor in vain who attempt to build a nation.  The spiritual and social well-being of a country is the foundation of an economy.  Teaching people the Gospel...

Nation Building

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 11/26/2010 Overview: The following is a short development of the next point in the theory of how to return America to prosperity. The key is giving, short term sacrifice, teaching righteous law and government, and the unemployed working to...

Fair Trade

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 4/25/2004 Dear Thomas, I have a great concern for the economic future of the United States. The source of all wealth is production. All other jobs service that production or service those who benefit from that production. The policies of our...

War And Nations

By Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 6/16/2009 Voltaire said, “There is nothing I hate so much as war.”  Such is the only sentiment a sane man could hold.  To hate the blood, guts, and pain is more than rational, it is visceral.  But, we do not talk of extolling the virtues of...

Personhood & Corporations

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 6/20/2009 From: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Subject: personhood for corporations as the problem. To: "Charles"Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009, 12:16 AM I had an interesting talk with my liberal friend, Jonathan, today.  He believes that the decay...

Government, Banking, Free Market, and Money

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 6/12/2009 Because of their access to large quantities of money, the banking industry may have had an inordinate effect on the governmental-economic dynamic.  With wealth, it is possible to stabilize and enhance one’s position in the market...

The Creature from Jekyll Island

The Creature from Jekyll Island (Transcript of YouTube Video) By: G. Edward Griffin Commentary by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND July 15, 2009 GEG: The Federal Reserve System is a strange creature; it is easier to say what it is not than what it is.  Most people think it is...

 Government Healthcare

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 7/19/2009 ----- Original Message ----- From: ShellyTo: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2009 3:05 PM Subject: amazing interview... Hi Tom, Kris and I just saw an amazing interview with Wendell Potter. Brave guy!  He is a former...

Bear Stearns and Full Disclosure

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 5/8/2010 What was the culpability of Wall Street leaders in the collapse? While Wall Street and the banking industry was not the source of the subprime mortgages, they bundled and sold them to unsuspecting investors as AAA rated investments....

Rick Perry’s Positions

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 8/30/2011 A Critique of Rick Perry’s Positions by the LA Times Social Security: Perry sees it as a misguided product of the New Deal. In "Fed Up!", Perry envisions a future in which "there will be a retirement safety net that is no longer...

Call me Senator Not “Maam”

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND & Jim Hill 6/28/2011 Re: Barbara Boxer From: Jim Hill, Pilot Babs: You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the term, “ma’am,” instead of “Senator”. After all, in the military, “ma’am” is a term of respect when...

Racism, Hate Speech, & Conservatives

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 4/29/2011 Dear Lenny, embedded within your essay is my commentary, on a small part of the concepts that you introduced. I mean no offense on a personal level, but I do mean to destroy the validity of the ideas you speak. I enjoy strong...

History of the Social Security Card

(Received at an email) Here are some facts about the history of Social Security. Up until the 1980s, Social Security Cards expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. But, since nearly everyone in the United States now has a...

The Lawyer’s Party

The Lawyers’ Party A LAWYER WITH A BRIEFCASE CAN STEAL MORE THAN A THOUSAND MEN WITH GUNS. "First, let's kill all the lawyers." Shakespeare The Lawyers' Party By Bruce Walker The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers’ Party. Barack Obama is a lawyer. Michelle Obama...

Republican Party Bashing

Republican Party Bashing by: Thomas Abshier ---- Original Message ----- From: John K. To: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 3:01 PM Subject: Garrison Keillor "We're Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore" Dear Thomas, I found the following article on the...

Patriotism

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 2/28/2004 EDITORIAL DESK | February 15, 2004, Sunday My War By Larry David (NYT) 645 words Late Edition - Final , Section 4 , Page 11 , Column 2 DISPLAYING FIRST 50 OF 645 WORDS - “I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for...

High Stakes: Kerry vs Bush

From: Terre' Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 10:43 PM CAMPAIGN 2004 High Stakes Quite simply, Kerry must be stopped; and Bush must win PAUL JOHNSON The great issue in the 2004 election (it seems to me as an Englishman) is, How seriously does the United States take...

Capital Punishment

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 8/16/2011 On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:56 AM, From: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND To: John Dear John, Thomas: Since you brought up the issue of capital punishment, I shall now address it, since I did purposely did not include it in the argument re:...

The Spectrum of Governmental Control

THE WORLD AT RISK Throughout history, some part of the world has always been in turmoil.  But before the era of worldwide instant communications, we were unaware of the conflicts and could enjoy what we thought were periods of peace. With 24-7 worldwide news coverage,...

Supreme Court Worship

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 4/8/2011 "Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous...

Sporting Event Prayer

by Nick Gholson Times Record News, Wichita Falls, TX 9/5/1999 (received as  an email attributed to Andy Rooney, 6/5/2010) I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations. Nor do I believe that not praying will result in more...

Responsible Technology

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND An effort to genetically create a Roundup-tolerant grass seed stalls because of market, scientific and regulatory dilemmas Sunday, September 12, 2004 ALEX PULASKI The following discussion thread took place between Thomas & Jonathan. The...

Guns in Church

Christian Gun Ownership and Concealed Carry as a Christian Responsibility By Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 6/26/2009 Dear Tom, I was at Starbucks and ran across an interesting article on the front page of the NY Times. Pastor Urges His Flock to Bring Guns to Church...

The Culture War

By: Thomas & Margo Abshier, NDs ----- Original Message ----- From: Steven To: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 1:17 PM Subject: Bush, Katrina, Supreme Court Nominees, Judicial Activism, and Social Conservatives Steve: Religious beliefs...

A Vision for America

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan" To: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 10:51 PM Subject: Capitol Hill Blue: Bush's Depression: Been There, Reported That...

Reverse Everson

Reversing a Grievous Judicial Errorby Promoting an Accurate Historical Perspective of the Founder’s True Intent Regarding the Separation of Church and State By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Summary:  A historically inaccurate interpretation of the concept of ‘the...

Legislating Morality

By Margo Abshier, ND It happened in 1992, at our national professional association annual convention. A gay colleague, who is also a lawyer, came rushing at me and screamed, "Margo, you can't legislate morality." What happened next was one of the most shocking things...

This is why there are no jobs in America

By: Porter Stansberry Monday, May 23, 2011  http://www.thedailycrux.com/content/7742/Porter_Stansberry 10/8/2010,  WND This Is Why There Are No Jobs in America I'd like to make you a business offer. Seriously, this is a real offer. In fact, you really can't turn me...

Economics Quotes and Humor

The folks who are getting “free stuff” don't like the folks who are paying for the “free stuff”, because the folks who are paying for the “free stuff” don’t want to pay for both the “free stuff” and their own stuff. The folks who are paying for the “free stuff” want...

Success Quotes

That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to...

Quotes on Government and Life

"The first principle of society consists in the marriage tie, the next in children, the next in a family within one roof, where everything is in common. This society gives rise to the city, and is, as it were, the nursery of the commonwealth." -Marcus Tullius Cicero...

No Compromise with Life

By: Margo Diann Nissley-Abshier, ND 3/27/2010 Dear Candidate, This letter was started as a response to your reply to my email of March 21, 2010.  We are very busy, as I am sure you are also, and even made a quick trip back to your home state of Montana recently, so I...

Abortion, Stare Decisis, and Roe v. Wade

Letter to a 2010 Senate Candidate Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 3/18/2010 Dear Candidate (Jim Huffman): A friend sent me an email (attached below), where he summarized your positions on a number of the issues.  I agree with you on all except your stand on abortion.  In the...

Abortion vs Life

By: Margo Diann Abshier, ND 11/19/2002 Hypocrites or Hypocrisy: America, the CHOICE is Yours As a licensed physician, the political, moral and ethical issue of abortion has been a vexation to me for many years. In recent political campaigns, some candidates and their...

Cheney’s Daughter

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 10/14/2009 From: Jonathan To: "Thomas Lee Abshier, ND" Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 10:45 AM Subject: Cheney's daughter Dear Thomas, Bush said in the debate he did not know whether homosexuality was a choice or fate. Jonathan Dear...

Legislating Sexuality

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND It's Not Just About Sex by: Albert Mohler June 28, 2005 David Steinmetz is a professor at the Divinity School of Duke University. In a recent article, he raised a very significant insight about the controversies over homosexuality in several...

The Bible and Homosexuality

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 4/23/2004 Dear Thomas, I was drawn to your Web page by your listing in the recent voter's pamphlet. I served as a senator in the student government at a local Community College. I recently also hosted (at my own expense and without help) a...

The Bible, Sex, Marriage, and Sexual Sin

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND It has become common in America for many people to engage in sexual affairs and/or pornography (both of these practices are referred to as "fornication" in the Bible) and/or practice homosexuality. The general tone of the culture has moved...

Godliness vs. Homosexual Marriage By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 5/19/2008 www.Townhall.com, a forum for conservative columnists, has today posted a column by Steve Chapman, 5/18/2008, declaring the correctness of California Supreme Court’s moral position requiring the...

Homosexual Marriage & Societal Decay

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 4/25/2009 The following essay was written in response to an email from a conservative friend attempting to justify why homosexual marriage would have unpleasant societal side effects.  I have used the comments of this email as seed concepts...

Coping with Trauma

In mid-May, 2004, jihadists executed Nick Berg by sawing off his head. The execution was videotaped and posted on the Web for the world to view. Children were shown the video in classrooms. Teachers were suspended for this indiscretion. The Talk Show circuit was...

The Long Prelude to WW III

The War by Militant Islam against the United States and Christianity Middle Eastern Terrorists have repeatedly attacked US interests since 1979, but these attacks have been treated as criminal violations rather than acts of war until the attack of September 11th,...

The World Situation and Militant Islam

The following letter was purportedly written by a father to his sons May 19, 2004 THE WORLD SITUATION - A LETTER TO MY SONS Dear Tom, Kevin, Kirby and Ted, As your father, I believe I owe it to you to share some thoughts on the present world situation. We have over...

The Islamic Verses

Overview: Islam as presented in the Quran (at least in the 4 English translations) is a religion of peace, self defense, and tolerance of other religions. It places God as an all-knowing, all-powerful diety, who rules over even the smallest events of nature and man's...

The Militant Islamic Threat

Background information on the historic struggle between Christian culture and Islamic culture can be found on the following link to Larry Abraham's site: http://www.insiderreport.net/clash_1-2.html The article describes the battle we face with our enemies and is a...

Blog Participation Policy

Thank you for taking an interest in my Theory of Absolutes Blog.  I am so glad that you're here and look forward to reading your contributions to the conversation. I have spent a lifetime considering these concepts.  The content I have created is meant to empower and...

Christianity And Politics

By: Margo Diann Nissley-Abshier, ND 12/31/2011 ----- Original Message ----- From: Ron To: Dr Margo Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 3:08 PM Subject: Showboating Evangelical Elites Split With Congregations on Issues - Rachel Alexander - Townhall Conservative Dr Margo,...

Islam and Christianity

Quran, sura 21:25-29 "Every messenger we sent before you was instructed to preach that there is no god except Me; you shall worship Me alone. Then they said, 'God most gracious has begotten a son. 'Glory be to Him; all the messengers are no more than honored servants....

The Existence of God

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND ----- Original Message ----- From: John To: Thomas Lee Abshier Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 11:54 AM Subject: "Hank Video" Tom, see what you think of this video. John (Note: the link to the video upon which this essay was based was deleted....

Jesus and War

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan” To: "Thomas Lee Abshier, ND" Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 2:13 PM Subject: Re: Quotes about "war" by Thomas Abshier Tom, I took the last letter you sent me and did a keyword search for the...

The Spiritual Authority of the Bible

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND ----- Original Message ----- From: Steven To: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 12:21 AM Subject: Re: Spiritual Authority of the Bible Dr. Tom, (Steven) I spent some time on your website. You have obviously put a great...

The Moralistic Nature of Christianity

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND ----- Original Message ----- From: Steven To: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 1:02 PM Subject: The moralistic Nature of Christianity Sir Tom, It would be interesting if you could give a very short comment to each of the...

The Validity of Biblical Text

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Dear Steven, Thanks for reading my essay. I'm always pleased and surprised when someone takes the time to consider my words and make comments. (Stephen) I wonder... when the church assembled the various texts into the Bible as we know it...

Faith versus Works

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Dear Thomas, At the day of doom, men shall be judged according to their fruits. It will not be said then, “Did you believe?” but, “Were you doers, or talkers only?” -- John Bunyan Better they should be accountable in the present. Jonathan....

Christianity as the Highest Religion

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Dr. Tom, I have to hand it to you. I think a lesser man than you would have gotten out of this conversation long ago and would have told me to buzz off. I have felt considerable judgment and anger, not toward you particularly, but toward...

The End of Faith

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND ----- Original Message ----- From: Jonathan To: Thomas Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 10:47 AM Subject: The End Of Faith, by Sam Harris  http://www.samharris.org/ Thomas, What do you think of the arguments made in Sam Harris' book, "The End...

Paradox and Truth

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND ----- Original Message ----- From: Steven To: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2005 4:02 PM Subject: Paradox and Truth Dear Tom, My goodness. I am moved by the large amount of time and energy you have invested in your response...

Prophecy as Prediction and Pattern

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Written in response to an article by Bill Sizemore: http://www.newswithviews.com/Bill/sizemore34.htm Essay Summary: Biblical prophecy is ambiguous in its specificity, and the multiple interpretations of the end-time prophesy (eschatology)...

Is Jesus the Only Savior

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, NDBook Review: “Is Jesus the Only Savior”by James R. Edwards Leftist culture warriors continually bleat that it is bigoted to affirm that one religion is superior to any other or that Jesus is the only savior. But now James R. Edwards, a...

Creation vs Evolution

by: Margo Diann Abshier, ND Lee Strobel, former investigative legal journalist and editor for the Chicago Tribune, documents his journey from boyhood Lutheran catechism class, through high school science classes, undergraduate journalism school, followed by Yale Law...

Origin of the Universe

Origin of the Universe

Dr. T., In response to your article, "Physics and Faith", you are putting words in the mouths of physicists to suit your premise. Here is what Stephen Hawking thinks about the beginning of the universe: http://www.hawking.org.uk/the-origin-of-the-universe.html...

The Requirement for Faith

The fact of the existence of the physical universe is the ultimate mystery.  We take it for granted, we don't think about it, it's like air, it's simply there, and we live inside of it every day. When we do ask the hard questions, like, "What did the universe...

Rebuttal of a Slander of the Founders

By: Margo Diann Nissley-Abshier, N.D. August 25, 2011 (Thursday) 5:05pm Re: Video documentary, “The Faith of the Founders” Dear M. As I watched the video you gave me on the Founders, I took notes and here are rebuttals of its content: I have never seen someone try to...

The Black Regiment

Commentary on the Modern Black Regiment Quotes from chapter 7 of: One Nation Under God, 10 Things Every Christian Should Know About the Founding of America by: Dr. David C. Gibbs Jr. President Christian Law Association, with Jerry Newcombe ©2003 Published by the...

The Founders on Judicial Activism

The Founders foresaw the predicament under which we now find ourselves being oppressed by the United States Supreme Court and Federal Judges? They not only provided us with the ability to impeach judges; it was their opinion that either the Executive branch or...

Alexis de Tocqueville

Researcher and historian who analyzed and wrote about America in the 1830's, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), was a famous French statesman, historian and social philosopher. Beginning in 1831, he and Gustave de Beaumont toured the country of America for the purpose...

Joseph Story

Joseph Story: life, 1779-1845 U.S. Congressman, 1808-1809 Supreme Court Justice, 1811-1845 Author: Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States Appointed in 1811 as a Justice to the United States Supreme Court by President James Madison ("The Chief Architect...

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry wrote on the back of The Stamp Act Resolves, passed in the House of Burgesses, May, 1765, a summary of the pivotal events preceding the Revolution. He ends with this admonition: This brought on the war which finally separated the two countries and gave...

Benjamin Franklin and the Creation of Money

Benjamin Franklin was asked how he could explain the remarkable prosperity of the New England Colonies. Franklin replied: “Why, that is simple! In the Colonies, we issue our own paper money. It’s called ‘Colonial Scrip.’ We issue it to pay the government’s approved...

Benjamin Franklin

The Faith of Benjamin Franklin: On March 9, 1790, Benjamin Franklin wrote to Ezra Stiles, President of Yale University: Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshiped. That the...

John Adams

On June 28, 1813, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson, John Adams wrote: The general principles, on which the Fathers achieved independence, were the only Principles in which that beautiful Assembly of young Gentlemen could Unite… .And what were these general Principles?...

Thomas Jefferson

In his first Inaugural Address in 1801, President Thomas Jefferson stated: Let us, then, with courage and confidence pursue our own federal and republican principles…. enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them...

James Madison

James Madison, founding father, known as the "chief architect of the Constitution," on June 20, 1785, wrote in regard to the relationship between religion and civil government. "Religion is the basis and Foundation of Government…. We have staked the whole future of...

George Washington

In the Church of Virginia on May 10, 1789, Washington stated: If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed by the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical...

The Consent of the Governed

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND 6/5/2010 Tom & Margo, I would be interested in hearing your Christian perspective on the following article. I find that I agree largely with it, and I see a Christian solution being one of principally “self-government”  – government over...

Morality in War

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND The Medical Consequences of Attacking Iraq: By Helen CaldicottApril 10, 2002 This San Francisco Chronicle editorial was on the subject of using U238 for armament and projectiles.  The article implicated the morality of the Bush...

Supreme Court and Religion

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan" To: “Thomas Abshier” Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 11:34 AMSubject: Bush Cites Religion as Factor in Miers' Nomination Bush Cites Religion as Factor in Miers'...

The Right to Privacy

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Right to Privacy – Society has recently elevated the right to privacy to being one of the cardinal social/moral virtues. Select behavior once considered taboo, typically around sexual behaviors or drug use, are now off limits for prosecution...

The Godly Judiciary

by Thomas Lee Abshier, ND A Blow to the Rule of Law New York Times: March 22, 2005"If you are in a "persistent vegetative state" and there is a dispute about whether to keep you alive, your case will probably go no further than state court - unless you are Terri...

Religion and Tyranny

by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND Thom Hartmann ("progressive" radio talk show host) argues that we are not a Christian Nation and that the Founders would not have supported Judge Roy Moore's placing of a 10 Commandments monument in a government building....

The Age of Robots

What happens to money, prices, wages, savings, possessions, work, and the purpose of life when the machines do everything for us?John, you are right, the robots will take over most jobs, eventually, but timeline is not clear yet.  Taking over creativity will take...

Doubts about the Bible

The comedians, skeptics, doubters, and critics of the Bible have assumed that only the laws and structures of the physical universe exist.  Therefore, all phenomena in the Bible outside of physical phenomenon are either imagination, hallucination, mythology, symbolic,...

Quotes about Socialism

Quotes about Socialism

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.  Ronald Reagan "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, The creed of ignorance,...