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Our Threatened Freedom

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Our Threatened Freedom – Index

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1. Is the Church a Charitable Trust?

2. Freedom or Controls?

3. Has the First Amendment Been Nullified?

4. Is There a New Definition for Delinquency?

5. Justice in the Courts

6. Do We Have Too Many Laws?

7. What is a Witness?

8. Done Any Jury Duty Lately?

9. What Kind of Protection Do We Need?

10. What is Wrong with Our Politicians?

11. What Makes A Quack?

12. Freedom or Control?

13. Why Prosecute Good Children?

14. Is the First Amendment Misrepresented?

15. Can the State Prescribe a Plan of Salvation?

16. Does America Have an Established Religion?

17. Are Psychology and Psychiatry Scientific?

18. Were There Christians in the Continental Armies?

19. Did the Romans and Do Americans Love Virtue?

20. Do We Want To Be Lied To?

21. Do You Want A Monopoly in Education?

22. Do We Believe in Incompetence?

23. Is The First Amendment Being Used to Prosecute Christians?

24. Why the Attack on Christian Schools?

25. Are We Encouraging Insanity?

26. Are We Watering Down Our Money?

27. De We Trust Bureaucrats?

28. Do We Make Too Much Of Our Presidents?

29. What is Government?

30. Is There A War Against The Family?

31. Are Nine Out Of Ten Professors Unfit?

32. Is There A War Against Children?

33. Are the State Schools Teaching Religion?

34. Are You A Human Being?

35. Are Parents Being Abused?

36. Does Freedom Work?

37. Whatever Happened To Love Days?

38. What Is The Purpose Of Taxation?

39. Do Our Judges Make Sense?

40. Is The Bed Of Procrustes Back Again?

41. Do You Sleep Better At Night Because of the Bureaucracy?

42. How Much Honesty Is There In Civil Government?

43. Is Civil Government Costing Us too Much?

44. Is Sanity Too Much To Ask For?

45. Is The War On Crime A Real War?

46. Have We Forgotten The Fundamentals?

47. What Is The Cost Of The Civil Government?

48. What Does Legitimate Mean?

49. How Good Were The Good Ole Days?

50. What’s Wrong With Nostalgia?

51. Are We Running Out Of Space?

52. Are We Moving Into Slavery?

53. Can We Trust Statistics?

54. Do We Have A New Kind Of Police?

55. Is It Hard To Be Rich?

56. What Kind Of Advice Do You Want?

57. What Has Happened To Prosperity?

58. Why Are Judges Such Nitpickers?

59. Is The Soviet Union Making Progress?

60. Is There A Danger In Biblical Religion?

61. Are Taxes Wiping You Out?

62. Is Our Judicial System Collapsing?

63. What Has Happened To Integrity?

64. What Has Happened To The Middle Class?

65. What Has Happened To Our Money?

66. Who Gets The Benefit From Welfarism?

67. Is Death By Government Permission Only?

68. Are Sports Becoming A Threat To Our Freedom?

69. Are Regulations Costing Us Too Much?

70. What Is A Fumage?

71. Who Is Protecting Us?

72. Have We Lost Our Manners?

73. Is It Safe To Rely On The Law?

74. Is A Thing Good Because It’s New?

75. Are We Appropriating Funds For Nonsense?

76. Are We Enemies of Initiative?

77. Do Taxpayers Have Any Rights?

78. What Is Legal Tender?

79. Who Is Our Number One Ally?

80. Is Happiness A Crime?

81. Why Is Crime A Growth Industry?

82. Are You Afraid Of The Taxman?

83. Are You Filthy Rich on Ten Thousand A Year?

84. What Are The Churches Teaching?

85. Does Civil Government Cost Too Much?

86. Who Is Censoring Us?

87. Are Public Schools Hazardous To Our Children’s Health?

88. Who Is Most Helped By Federal Spending?

89. How Does The US Supreme Court Make Those Decisions?

90. Are Fake Menaces Being Promoted?

91. Is Mental Illness A Myth?

92. Do Our Politicians Lose Their Money On Election Day?

93. Does The United States Have An Incurable Disease?

94. Is Our Bureaucracy Becoming A Bad Joke?

95. Dou Our Ex-Presidents Cost Too Much?

96. Must Civil Government Have A Double Standard?

97. Do We Have Equal Justice?

98. How Seriously Should We Take Our Politicians?

99. Is Discrimination Always Bad?

100. Is There A Good Excuse For Murder?

101. Can We Legislate Our Way To Freedom?

102. Is Being Human A Disaster?

103. Is Charity Illegal?

104. When Is It Illegal To Sing In Church?

105. Is Language A Political Tool?

106. Have You Thanked Your Banker Lately?

107. How Sensitive Are You To Vampires?

108. How Big Are The Big Corporations?

109. What Is A Monopoly?

110. Will Our Courts Defend Orphans?

111. How Much Are Federal Regulations Costing Us?

112. Is Freedom Dangerous?

113. Does The Supreme Government Know Best?

114. Is Education For Or Against Babarism?

115. Are Criminals Afraid Of The Law?

116. Will Wishing Or Legislating Make It So?

117. Do We Need A License To Die?

118. Who Is Congress Working For?

119. Is Law Enforcement Always Good?

120. How Much Of You Does The Federal Government Own?

121. Are We Over-Licensed and Over-Ticketed?

122. Do You Like Taxation?

123. Was Abscam A Disgrace For Our Federal Government?

124. Is Automation A Threat?

125. Are We Running Low On Ideas To Spend Our Money?

126. Are We Becoming A Postage Stamp Republic?

127. Does Crime Pay?

128. When Is Rape Not Rape?

129. Are we Robbing Widows?

130. Do You Want A Vegetarian World?

131. Are We Using Language To Confuse Ourselves?

132. Are We Regulating Ourselves Into Tyranny?

133. Do We Have A New Kind Of Prejudice?

134. Is Federal Aid Destroying America?

135. Can Crime Stopping Be Dangerous?

136. Has The Alaskan Pipeline Been A Disaster?

137. Are Technicalities Destroying Justice?

138. Is Congress Giving Us Equal Protection?

139. Who Gets The Benefits These Days?

140. Is Social Security In Trouble?

141. Is Mexico’s Problem America’s Problem Too?

142. Done Any Nagging Lately?

143. Does Bionic Man Have A Future?

144. Are The Courts An Enemy Of Justice?

145. Ar Politicians Destroying Faith In The American System?

146. Are We Suffering From A New Bigotry?

147. Who Gets Hurt By Budget Cuts?

148. Are We Over-Polluted and Over-Populated?

149. How Bad Is Pollution?

150. Who is Taking Care Of The Poor?

151. Do We Have A Dynasty Of Wealth In The United States?

152. What Is Wrong With The Deficit Spending?

153. Who Gets Hurt By Trade Controls?

154. Should Life Be Better At The Top?

155. Are We A Nation Of Book Burners?

156.Who Makes History?

157. Are we A Suicidal People?

158. What Are We Financing With Our Foreign Aid?

159. Are You A Patron Of The Arts?

160. Are We Afraid Of Words?

161. Are We In A Banking Crisis?

162. Are We Misjudging Our Prison Convicts?

163. Who Are The Debtors Of America?

164. Can A Hole In The Ground Be Productive?

165. What Are The Facts Of The Soviet Slave Camps?

167. Is Our Federal Bureaucracy Out Of Control?

168. Is There A Return To Religion?

Rev. R.J. Rushdoony (1916–2001), was a leading theologian, church/state expert, and author of numerous works on the application of Biblical law to society. He started the Chalcedon Foundation in 1965.  His Institutes of Biblical Law (1973) began the contemporary theonomy movement which posits the validity of Biblical law as God’s standard of obedience for all. He therefore saw God’s law as the basis of the modern Christian response to the cultural decline, one he attributed to the church’s false view of God’s law being opposed to His grace. This broad Christian response he described as “Christian Reconstruction.”  He is credited with igniting the modern Christian school and homeschooling movements in the mid to late 20th century. He also traveled extensively lecturing and serving as an expert witness in numerous court cases regarding religious liberty. Many ministry and educational efforts that continue today, took their philosophical and Biblical roots from his lectures and books.

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