Found this great essay by University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey R. Stone over at ACSBlog, and I thought it might be of interest to some readers here. In short, no Mitt, […]
John McCain is at it again. This time out he’s arguing, in an interview with Beliefnet, that the Constitution established the US as a “Christian nation” and he comes dangerously close to […]
American vs. unAmerican values, according to the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America
Values that run contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America are, by definition, unAmerican values. Let’s consider the rights defined by the First Amendment.
Values that are in opposition to the Declaration of Independence are, by definition, unAmerican.
Legislators in North Carolina recently introduced a bill to make Christianity the official state religion. That bill has now been turfed, but we can probably expect similar moves in the future. An […]
Waiting for a miracle “How long are you prepared to wait?” I asked. It was 1991 in the Eastern Cape city of Port Elizabeth and I was in my final year of […]
Given the course of Campaign 2012, the idea that Americans are trending toward less religion probably sounds ludicrous. But maybe not. In response to an audience question last night, Richard Dawkins said he’s […]
If you visit Colonial Williamsburg, you can’t miss the big three: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry. They’re everywhere: portrayed by actors, mentioned in presentations, sold as bobbleheads (OK, I didn’t […]
by Robert S. Becker Am I the Great Rudder — or What? If his stumbling, not ready-for-prime-time worsens, Rick “Treat ‘Em Ugly” Perry will soon be cornered and dangerous. That’s when flinty […]
by Robert S. Becker Perry: “I keep saying, ‘The world is flat.’” Don’t look to Barry Goldwater or Milton Friedman, even Ronald Reagan, to explain why addled fundamentalists, like zombies surfacing from […]