This week it is No Sugar Added in three segments. I’m also using this title because we are releasing our FDA approved ‘No Sugar Added’ Pepper Jams. I figure that since we have two dedicated contributors to the program (of which we could use a couple more dedicated donors,) and I sustain all the rest of the cost for producing Sam Adams, I can ask that you consider expanding your culinary experience with our Pepper Jams and other products. Or, you can always donate directly, but enjoying the Pepper Jams is another way of helping to fund this program. See the Link in the References.
No Sugar Added – Supreme Court
There is no other way to consider the decisions of the recent Supreme Court than through the letters of Anti-federalist ‘Brutus.’ Brutus, in Essay XII on 7 February 1788, predicts the conundrum of the court especially the decision regarding South Carolina (Supreme Court Orders Race-Based Redistricting,) when he wrote:
‘First. Let us enquire how the judicial power will effect an extension of the legislative authority.
Perhaps the judicial power will not be able, by direct and positive decrees, ever to direct the legislature, because it is not easy to conceive how a question can be brought before them in a course of legal discussion, in which they can give a decision, declaring, that the legislature have certain powers which they have not exercised, and which, in consequence of the determination of the judges, they will be bound to exercise. But it is easy to see, that in their adjudications they may establish certain principles, which being received by the legislature, will enlarge the sphere of their power beyond all bounds.’
And there is No Sugar Added to his comments from that point on. I will cover more on this in Segment number 1.
No Sugar Added – the need of Reformation in the pulpits
In Segment number two, I decided that continuing a short review, in more detail, of the Pastors of the Revolution from the 1928 book ‘New England Clergy and the American Revolution’ is not just needed but mandatory. As many of you know, my often broadsides regarding the modern pulpits are founded in historical theological positions to which most modern pulpits have little–to-no regard for. Let me begin with this quote by Timothy Cutler, Connecticut Election Sermon, 1717:
‘God having made Man a Rational Creature, hath (as it were) Twisted Law into the very Frame and Constitution of his Soul. …’