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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