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20 Nov

Constitutional Brinksmanship: Series Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Constitutional Brinksmanship Constitutional Brinksmanship; Amending the Constitution by National Convention By Russell L. Caplan Occasionally a book comes out that has a quiet importance. Quiet because almost no one has read it. Important because those who have read it found it to be a repository […]

25 Oct

Principles and Policies Podcast for 10/25/2014- A Primer On Biblical Ethics

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday October 25, 2014. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis interview Dr. Mark Hamilton, Professor of Philosophy at Ashland University and Chairman of the Institute For Principled Policy. Dr. Hamilton gives us the details about his new book A Primer On Biblical Ethics. Dr. Hamilton discusses the evolution of […]

21 Sep

Principles and Policies Podcast for 9/21/2013- Helping The Church To Recover The Vision

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday September 21, 2013. Chuck Michaelis and Barry Sheets interview Phil Ross, a Christian author, publisher, and blogger. Phil has written nearly 2 dozen books and has a new book which will be published soon, Ephesians: Recovering the Vision of the Church In Christ. He discusses this book, […]

02 Nov

Book Review- “InSideOut Coaching”

Dr. Mark Hamilton In the 2003 book Season of Life (Simon & Schuster) journalist Jeffrey Marx recounts his 1970’s childhood as a ball boy with the Baltimore Colts and his search to reconnect with many of these players twenty-five years later.   The book primarily focuses upon his reacquaintance with Joe Ehrmann, a former all-pro […]

04 Jul

A Review Of “Doing Philosophy As A Christian”

Doing philosophy as a Christian may sound to many like a self-contradictory statement.  How can philosophy and Christianity relate to one another or as Tertullian put it, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?”  Well, Garrett DeWeese would say, “a great deal.”  In this newest book in the Christian Worldview and Integration Series by InterVarsity […]

27 Jan


One of the current pushes for a new constitutional convention is for an amendment that would allow 2/3 of the state legislatures to overturn federal legislation that upsets the balance of federalism.  Since this is an area of some interest to us at the Policy Institute we try to find scholarship that supports our position […]

08 Jul

Hamilton’s Curse Chapter 8–Poisoned Fruits of “Hamilton’s Republic”

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Hamilton’s Curse “Conservatives who genuinely believe in limited government are not generally exposed to the Hamilton who at the Constitutional Convention called for a king-like permanent president and who subsequently dedicated himself to undermining the limits on governmental power laid out in the very Constitution […]

05 Jul

Hamilton’s Curse- The Hamiltonian Revolution of 1913

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Hamilton’s Curse The American Revolution (incorrectly so-called, at least between 1775-83) didn’t end with the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Once the British were defeated the real American Revolution, the internal battle over the form of the American government would take, began. The real revolution […]

30 Oct

Government is the extension of God’s moral order

“Government in every area is God’s order, law, and authority asserted over His creation. In the world of men, God’s government, whether in church, state, school, business, or family, is the extension of God’s moral order over a fallen world, an assertion, to use an old Calvinist battle-cry, of ‘The Crown Rights of King Jesus.’ […]

08 Jul

Hamilton’s Curse–Hamiltonian Hegemony

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Hamilton’s Curse Nationalized banking, protectionist trade policy, corporate welfare–is this the definition of the current state of affairs (or those soon to come) in America? It likely will be. It is the definition of a mercantilist system of governance, and it is one that Alexander […]

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