Portfolio Category: Blackstone Briefing

The Architects V. The Activists, #1: The Power of the Federal Courts

October 1998 The Architects V. The Activists, #1: The Power of the Federal Courts "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."  --President James Madison, The Father of the Constitution There is no graver threat to the ability of…
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The Architects V. The Activists, #2: Reflections on a CHRISTmas Theme

December 1998 The Architects V. The Activists, #2: Reflections on a CHRISTmas Theme"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . ." U. S. Constitution, Amendment 1 The depressing spectacle of an American president attempting to defend himself in civil litigation and impeachment proceedings by a…
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Curbing the Courts: Lessons from Columbine High School

May 1999 Curbing the Courts: Lessons from Columbine High School In the midst of the grief and horror caused by the Columbine High School massacre, a question heard repeatedly is "Why?" In response to that question, we should pose some additional questions: Activist/liberal federal judges have long been fighting to expunge every vestige of God…
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Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 1999 Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation Two hundred ten years ago, George Washington issued America's first "Thanksgiving Proclamation." Through the last fifty years, the federal judiciary has led a massive assault on the Judeo-Christian values expressed by President Washington in his "Proclamation." Accordingly, on this Thanksgiving, 1999, we reprint here the text of Washington's "Thanksgiving Proclamation,"…
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The New Millennium: It’s Time To Curb The Courts!

January 2000 The New Millennium: It's Time To Curb The Courts! In 1976, prominent Humanist leader Paul Blanshard celebrated the Twentieth Century secularization of America in an article entitled "Three Cheers for Our Secular State." In what he called this "paean of praise" for a secular America, he exulted, "My primary hero [in this secularizing…
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Elections of 2000: Challenge to America’s Christian Heritage

July 2000 Elections of 2000: Challenge to America's Christian Heritage The elections of 2000 are perhaps the most critical elections in America's history. Voters will determine whether our nation continues its flight from its Christian heritage or reverses its perilous course. Across the country, Christians are mobilizing to pray for this watershed event. The National…
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Florida’s Supreme Court: New Poster Child for Judicial Activism

January 2001 Florida's Supreme Court: New Poster Child for Judicial Activism The elections of 2000 generated a spate of court action unprecedented in American history. The U. S. Supreme Court was forced to render a decision which resulted in the Presidential victory of George W. Bush. But the USSC action was necessitated by the egregious…
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The Father of Our Country Prays for Our Country

July 2001 The Father of Our Country Prays for Our Country During this period on our national calendar, we look to the past to celebrate the roots of our greatness and forward to the future, when we will make critical decisions either continuing our retreat from that greatness or returning us to our path of…
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Bush’s Judicial Nomination Record

January 2002 Bush's Judicial Nomination Record: Nomination Statistics for 2001 The statistics concerning judicial nominations during the 2001 session of the U. S. Senate hardly support the Democrats' claim of bipartisanship in handling President Bush's nomination. But these numbers also suggest a lack of consistent, persuasive effort on the part of either the White House…
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The 2004 Elections Action Packet

The 2004 Elections: Tools to Reclaim Our Courts and Our Constitution From: Virginia C. Armstrong, Ph.D., National Chairman, Eagle Forum's Court Watch; President, The Blackstone Institute 1. "The Constitutionalist Manifesto: A Declaration of Independence from Judicial Supremacy": A summary of the basic principles for which we Constitutionalists must be fighting in the 2004 elections and…
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