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Ratifying the Constitution: Anti-Federalists Demand Protections for State Establishments of Religion? (Abusing History, Part II)

This post is the second part in a series examining Vincent Phillip Muñoz’s argument that the Establishment Clause was meant to protect each state’s unique “church-state arrangement” (a federalism provision) rather than individual rights, and therefore it should never have been incorporated to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment in “The Original Meaning of the Establishment Clause and the Impossibility of its Incorporation.” (3) For first post click here… 10,386 more words

History

Abusing History: Original Intent, the First Amendment, and Religious Freedom (Part I): A Critique of Vincent Phillip Muñoz’s “The Original Meaning of the Establishment Clause and the Impossibility of its Incorporation”

In 1946 Everson v. Board of Education borrowed Thomas Jefferson’s simple phrase, “a wall of separation between Church and State,” (1) to describe the meaning of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. 2,670 more words

History

Original Intent, Part I: Fundamental Documents

Welcome to the first of many parts where we together explore the documents that help us to define the Original Intent of the U.S. Constitution. This first part lays out nine significant materials that serve as the foundational cornerstone of our U.S. 2,818 more words

The U.S. Constitution

Original Intent: The Series Introduction

Seems like the blog is a series of series right now in the articles. There is “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from the President of the United States…,” “The West Wing Retrospective and Analysis,” and the series on Poverty Policy and Welfare. 287 more words

The U.S. Constitution

campaign ‘promises’ vs the oath of office

Before elected-president trump entered the Office of The President, he stated, and in so doing, took upon himself the following Oath or Affirmation.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

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American Life

The Politics, Power, and Punishments of Privelege

“Check your privilege!” is a common phrase among the socially liberal and social justice warriors in the twenty-first century. But what are SJWs fighting against when they fight? 1,902 more words

Public Policy

Prioritizing Virtue

by Jordan Poyner

Last week, my colleague at The New Herald, Seth Nightingale, published a piece in defense of a populist national sentiment. In it he argued that patriotism and trust in the American nation state are deteriorating, and that a coherent and shared sense of tradition and values have been compromised by lesser principles. 1,398 more words

Politics