Judges must do all possible to resist the temptation to incarcerate defiant litigants, because incarceration should be the last resort. Judges should enforce their rulings using the least force necessary, not the most force available. And history teaches that for those who conscientiously defy the law — particularly for religious-based reasons — incarceration is often fruitless.
James Madison knew proportional representation was essential. Why didn’t wasn’t this ratified by the states? Today most citizens believe many if not all the 435 members of the U.S. Congress have been bought.
After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than one hundred Representatives, nor less than one Representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of Representatives shall amount to two hundred; after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall not be less than two hundred Representatives, nor more than one Representative for every fifty thousand persons.—Article the first, Bill of Rights Transcript
In other words, James Madison knew proportional representation was so important that he listed it as the first article. By not ratifying it, the states sealed the fate of the U.S. Congress to be eventually purchased and controlled by banksters, crooks and conspirators—as we’ve seen in the 21st century.
I didn’t know two LDS apostles resigned over the Manifesto that ended polygamy. So who is eligible to become the next apostle?
To answer that we could first ask, “Whom does Jesus know?” —Everyone. According to this article the men need a powerful testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Like the Apostle Paul’s experience that can be rectified with a visitation. 🙂