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SC Wants to Discriminate Against Women and Gays

This is truly unbelievable. As far as I’m concerned South Carolina can get booted out of the union. Nothing but trash there.

One key problem with originalism—the theory that the Constitution should be interpreted as its drafters understood it—is that the men who wrote our constitution had some pretty barbaric views about humanity.

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Antonin Scalia Says Constitution Permits Court To 'Favor Religion Over Non-Religion'

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” those are the exact words written in our constitution. I would argue that since congress is expressly forbidden to make any laws establishing any type of religion for the state; moreover since there is an accepted freedom to follow any kind of religion without fear of state reprisal, logically it would follow that at the core of our nation we are a secular nation. 190 more words

Is Hyper Partisanship Unconstitutional?

Partisanship, especially the hyper variety, which has resulted in severe gridlock in Washington D.C., goes hand in hand with the accretion of Presidential power. One feeds the other. 964 more words


2/12/2013 - Research on "Time Limits on Ratifying Amendments"

As I still do not know much about the United States government and its ratification process, please feel free to correct me as long as you have a… 733 more words


An Originalist Argument for the Unconstitutionality of Sex Discrimination

(volokh) It is generally accepted that the Supreme Court’s sex discrimination jurisprudence cannot be reconciled with an originalist interpretation of Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Gay Issues

Inconvenient American History

I often hear conservative (politically and ostensibly religious) voices in our society call us to return to the way our society “used to be,” an idyllic state of bliss, it seems, when one listens to them.   663 more words


Basic Misunderstandings

Basic misunderstandings arise for all sorts of reasons. People misunderstand formality and respect for custom as rudeness – those French folks just won’t loosen up and smile and relax. 2,972 more words

Michele Bachmann