Congress Hall Cafe


DISCOURSE ON THE NATURE OF CHRISTIANITY AND GOVERNMENT Question or statement: Thomas Jefferson writing to Danbury Baptist coined the phrase “separation of church and state.” Joel’s Response: Thomas Jefferson as … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment


JESUS EXPLAINED BY THE SAGES Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.” Jn 14:6 Plato … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment


Self Preservation Grotius “For it is natural right to repel force by force: a right which it cannot easily be supposed that those, who are upon a footing of equality … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interpretation of Law, charters, and constitutions

Vattel: “Every interpretation that leads to an absurdity, ought to be rejected. … “We call absurd not only what is physically impossible, but what is morally so, – that is … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Law of Nations

Grotius quoting Cicero “some duties are to be observed even toward those, from whom you recieved an injury. For even vengence and punishment have their due bounds.” 287 Law of … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christian America

— Samuel Adams, As the Declaration of Independence was being signed, 1776 “We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Due Process of Law

1297 AD De Tallage non Concedendo “No officer of ours, or of our heirs, shall take corn, wool, leather, or any other goods, of any manner of person, without the … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment