14.) America has always been a country of Immigrants. I just want them to be safe and legal.
15.) Any Christian who doesn’t snap to when Old Glory passes by is no Christian
16.) If my Pastor says it from the pulpit I know it must be true
17.) I listen to Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Mark Levine, and FOX News all day at work.
18.) I saw it in a Dinesh D’Souza documentary so it must be a conservative position.
19.) I don’t need conspiracies to be Conservative. Conspiracies are dumb.
20.) I support the Gospel Coalition
Lately, I’ve had a friend ask me to provide a reading list on American History from 1865 to the mid-20th century. These are my recommendations. I only recommend books that I have read. Obviously, this will not be exhaustive. Like anybody, I’ve read in more areas than others.
I.) 1865 – 1877 – American Reconstruction
All of my reading here has been in the Dunning School. The Dunning school is now considered passe but as that which replaced the Dunning school was largely Marxist I’ll stick with the Dunning school’s understanding of this era.
1.) Reconstruction, Political & Economic, 1865-1877 – William Archibald Dunning
3.) Walter Lynwood Fleming — Civil War, and Reconstruction in Alabama
II.) The Rise of the Propaganda Society
One cannot understand the 20th century (nor today) without having a firm grip on propaganda.
2.) Propaganda — Eward Bernays
3.) The Crowd — Gustav LaBon
4.) Propaganda — Jaques Ellul
5.) An Empire of their Own — Neal Gabler
6.) Stalin’s Apologist — S. J. Taylor
1.) Bully Boy — Jim Powell
2.) Wilson’s War — Jim Powell
3.) To be continued
Christian Doctrine of Rule of Law per Christian Saint Germain’s 16th-century book, “Doctor & Student”
I.) Law of God known also as Law Eternal
A.) Light of Natural Reason – called; The Law of Reason
B.) Heavenly Publication (The Scriptures) called; The Law of God
C.) Order of Prince or secondary government (Parliament) called; The law of man though originally made by God
1.) Any law of man that is contrary to the law of God or the law of reason is no law but corruption and error.
The three above are all different ways of the same Eternal Law of God.
The impact of the above is that each characterization of Law was all seen as reflecting the law of God. Personally, I honestly don’t know why they needed these three usages if, in the end, they are all the same thing. However, what we learn here is that the Medievals did not think that there was some kind of common realm (I’m looking at you R2K) that was not legislated by God’s law. Now, they might call it Natural Law but inasmuch as they saw Natural Law reflecting the exact same Eternal law of God as we find in the Scripture at the end of the day the common realm was still be legislated by God’s law. The Medievals would have never owned a contradiction between God’s Law and Natural Law.