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Individual Liberty Is The Least Contentious Way Of Settling Differences.

Is there a perfect system in which human beings interact with no conflict? Since nothing human is perfect the answer is obviously no. But politicians and demagogues have for decades held up the standard of perfection as the straw man to compare any perceived flaw produced by our free market capitalist economic system and our constitutional republic. 1,343 more words

Government And Politics

Let's Repeal All the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts

In my previous post, I wrote about Indiana’s recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and how it differs from other versions of the law passed by other states and at the federal level. 1,093 more words

Politics

let freedom ring?

Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into state law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), launching a national debate over the line between religious liberty (supporters of the law lauding its protection of expression of conscientiously-held beliefs) and prevention of discrimination (detractors decrying the law’s inherent malleability in providing legal justification for businesses to deny services based on religiously-based convictions… 518 more words

Christianity

Indiana's RFRA Is Almost Certainly Not Actually What You Think It Is (Because You're Talking Out of Your Ass)

Note: This post is really long, and violates the laws of blogging by not making an implicit claim of being absolutely true, correct, and inarguable, so you’re better off not reading it. 2,591 more words

Laws

Erick Erickson: You Don’t Need a Rainbow Sticker to Let People Know You’re Black

Red State: To recap: Tim Cook (please, please click this link) and the left are happy to do business in countries that stone to death or otherwise jail gay people, but will not do business with Indiana, which merely passed a law insisting that the “free exercise” clause of the first amendment be on the same legal footing in courts as the “free speech” clause of the first amendment. 156 more words

Politics

Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is a federal law that was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1993 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. 144 more words

Politics