September/October 2012

The Principles and Practice of Quackery

By R. J. Rushdoony

The prevalence of quackery means a departure from reality into fantasy and magic. It means a denial of God's world in favor of the world of imagination. It is no accident that the prevalence of evolutionary thought has coincided with the return and prevalence of magic.

Obamacare: Major Problems, But Hope Remains in American Medicine and Health

By Ed Payne, M.D.

In perhaps the most bizarre and heinous act of Congress in the history of the United States, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came into being. As Nancy Pelosi said, "We have to pass it to find out what is in it." Well, the American people will find out what is in it, will pay for its virtually unlimited costs, will experience its ineffectiveness, and will suffer all the consequences of a state controlled entity.

Will Modern Medicine Reject Deadly Sovereignty Transplants?

By Jerri Lynn Ward

A vast part of the American public has been deeply concerned about the implications of the passage in 2010 of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Recognizing the collectivist implications of the Act and the threats to individualized medical care, taxpayers put tremendous pressure upon their Congressional legislators to defeat it, to no avail. Now that the lawsuit filed against it upon constitutional grounds has failed, the bureaucracies are proceeding with all speed to continue implementing the Act through the regulatory process.

A Critique of Jordan's & North's View of the Head Tax, Part 2 of 3

By Robert Fugate

James Jordan and Christian Reconstructionist leader Gary North disagree with R. J. Rushdoony's understanding of the head tax as a civil tax. In the following critique of their position I will focus on Jordan's essay, since North adheres to all the key points of Jordan's arguments and cites them as proof.

By Andrea G. Schwartz

The Bible is clear that the family and the church (Levites) comprise the God-ordained jurisdiction for all matters encompassed by the term health. The modern concept of socialized medicine is anathema to Scripture. Because pastors refuse to teach the whole counsel of God, and families do not exercise their God-given roles, God’s people are suffering from diseases and disabilities that might possibly be prevented if God’s teachings on diet and health were obeyed.