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The U.S. Constitution is Based Upon Christian Principles ... Really, Again? Still?

President Trump is beloved by evangelical and fundamentalist Christians because he uses their methods (aka “He understands us.”). The prime method they share is to state propaganda points over and over to the point that everyone accepts them as being the case, if not being true. 923 more words

Politics

PUBLIC DEBATES: We don't Know Our Rights

As regular readers may be aware, I listen to Glenn Beck.  I do not listen because I agree with him on all of his opinions ( 1,121 more words

Natural Law

ORIGINAL INTENT: What did the Founders Mean by 'Arms?'

Now that we know the Founders said the People are the militia, the militia is independent of government and is intended to be a bulwark against government tyranny, let’s address a more difficult subject.  1,467 more words

Natural Law

ORIGINAL INTENT: The Militia is the People

Today, it is common to hear people arguing that the militia is the army or National Guard, not the People, themselves.  But this is not the understanding the Founders held.  659 more words

Logic And Reason

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