Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine …. Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. — James Wilson, signer of the Declaration, member of the Continental Congress, constructor of the Constitution, one of the original Supreme Court justices appointed by President George Washington.

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‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’

William J. Federer

"Houston, we've had a problem" were the words sent from Apollo 13, which was launched for the moon APRIL 11, 1970. Mission control identified that an oxygen tank had exploded, irreparably damaging the craft. Special prayer services were held at the Chicago Board of Trade, at St. Peter’s Basilica by the Pope, at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and reported in The New York Times. In April of 1970, President Richard Nixon had the nation observe a Day of Prayer for Apollo 13 astronauts. Even the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution urging prayer.

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Labor Union Corruption Continues

Nathan Mehrens

This Labor Day weekend as you see labor union leaders extolling the supposed virtues of their organizations, remember that like day follows night, union corruption continues. At the federal level, in fiscal year 2013, the latest year for which complete data is available, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) obtained 97 indictments and 116 convictions of union officials for crimes against their members.

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Reality or Make-Believe: ‘Civil Rights’ in Ferguson

Michael Peroutka

Despite man’s attempt to defy gravity, it is immutable. Obviously, we can see clearly that the law of gravity, one of the physical laws of the universe, is not within our power to ignore or to repeal. We really can’t break it without getting broken by it.

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Justice the Guardian of Liberty

David Whitney

There is a monster loose in America. It is a tyrannical monster whose perfidy grows every day. He is intelligent, educated at the most elite institutions and is holding some of the most powerful and prestigious positions in our land. He’s at his worst when all decked out in black. In the past month alone by means of its multitude of tentacles this monster has conducted a coordinated attack on the most ancient and most valuable of human institution, the one that pre-dates everything short of the first six days of creation.

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Obama ‘JV’ Performance Damages Global Security, Costs Lives

Billy and Karen Vaughn

After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I’ve been left with a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace. My offering was my only son—Aaron Carson Vaughn. Aaron was a member of SEAL Team VI. He was killed in action when a CH47D Chinook, carrying thirty Americans and eight Afghans was shot down in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.

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The Loss of Christian Empathy

Ken Connor

A great problem in our modern culture is our lack of connection to our neighbors. This is particularly troubling when we see it among Christian conservatives. Of all religious and political combinations, Americans claiming to be both Christian and conservative ought to be immensely other-oriented. After all, for the Christian, the second greatest commandment is "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

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