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  • The lowdown about church & state separation

    02/01/2007 9:36:06 PM PST · by Amendment10 · 18 replies · 1,708+ views
    Ground zero for today's social unrest concerning c&s separation issues, in my opinion, is Justice Black. Justice Black made a career, it seems, out of rewriting history in order to misrepresent the intentions of constitutional lawmakers, both the ratifiers of the Bill of Rights and the post Civil War 14th Amendment lawmakers. He misrepresented their intentions concerning religious related statutes, particularly ignoring the 10th A. power of the states to address religious issues. More specifically, he misrepresented their intentions in order to sell his treasonous interpretations of both the establishment clause and the religious aspects of the 14th Amendment. The...
  • The Republic of Northern America (BARF ALERT!)

    12/26/2006 6:31:14 AM PST · by rasblue · 34 replies · 1,232+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | December 26, 2006 | Shephane Kelly
    Disenchantment and growing irritation with the U.S. South could lead northern American states to seek a union with Canadian provinces, writes Stéphane Kelly In 1891, the intellectual Goldwin Smith caused a furor when he published Canada and the Canadian Question. He suggested that if Canadians believed in the democratic ideal, they must accept the inevitable: Annexation of Canada by the American republic. The writer noted that the divide created by the English Civil War, which pitted Puritans against Cavaliers, had replicated itself in North America. Canadians embraced the aristocratic ideal of the Cavaliers while Americans held dear the democratic ideal...
  • Get Your JESUS Out Of My Politics!

    10/26/2006 6:19:51 PM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 1 replies · 313+ views
    The Great American Times ^ | Thursday, October 26, 2006 | Raymond Solomon
    EDITORIAL & COMMENTS PAGE Editor: Raymond Solomon NOVEMBER, 2006 Get Your JESUS Out Of My Politics! Here's a challenge to USA Today: "Just say it." No need for a calendar to know that it is an election season. The vast-mega-liberal-press is sprinkled, once again, with stories about how truly unfashionable it must be to include God in your political decisions. USA Today felt it necessary to hire a cartoonist to conjure up an image of the Cross of Christ for the occasion. The G.O.P. Elephant, graces the top of it. Squinting with narrow eyes, the little evangelical man holding the...
  • ACLU sues Wilson County over alleged religious practices [Tennessee]

    09/28/2006 2:09:02 PM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 9 replies · 544+ views
    The Tennessean | 09/28/06 | ANITA WADHWANI
    The Tennessean is a Gannett newspaper and does not allow copying or excerpting of articles. Click on this link to read the article: ACLU sues Wilson County over alleged religious practices In my own words - the plantiffs are alledging a Christmas play, praying parents, national prayer day and teacher-led prayer in a public school have traumatized their child and they need attorneys’ fees and compensatory or nominal damages to get over it. The plantiffs are not named in the suit for fear they will be attacked and ostracized.
  • Don't Marry a Career Woman: The Debate Heats Up

    09/11/2006 10:39:33 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 339 replies · 6,463+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | September 11, 2006 | Carey Roberts
    Wondering about that muffled howl you’ve been hearing the last couple weeks? It’s the sound and fury of feminists reacting to Michael Noer’s latest exegesis, Don’t Marry a Career Woman. Noer’s column, which ran at Forbes.com, surveyed marriages in which the wives doggedly pursue a high-powered career, all the while neglecting family and home. The research shows these women are more likely to be unhappy if she earns more than the guy, or if she quits her job and stays home. Either way, she’s going to be a grump. Her husband is more prone to be discontented if she is...
  • Plaintiff in landmark religion suit dies

    08/28/2006 11:30:26 AM PDT · by Borges · 129 replies · 2,280+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/28/06
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Vashti McCollum, the plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on religion in public schools, has died at 93 Champaign, Ill. McCollum challenged the religious education classes in the Champaign public schools. Her son, James, then in fifth grade, was required to attend a class against his will. In her lawsuit, McCollum argued that the classes were discriminatory because those for Protestants were held at the schools while classes for Catholics and Jews were held elsewhere. She lost in the state courts but won an 8-1 ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. "The...
  • The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Supreme Court got Jefferson's "wall of separation" wrong)

    08/26/2006 7:03:38 PM PDT · by Amendment10 · 409 replies · 5,946+ views
    "3. Resolved that it is true as a general principle and is also expressly declared by one of the amendments to the constitution that ‘the powers not delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people’: and that no power over the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom of the press being delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, all lawful powers respecting the same did of right remain, & were reserved, to the states or...
  • James Kennedy's Christian Crusade

    08/20/2006 9:09:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies · 582+ views
    Media Transparency ^ | Bill Berkowitz
    James Kennedy's Christian Crusade TV Evangelist's ministerial and media empire claim US a 'Christian nation', don't believe in the separation of church and state, and aims to extend political reach Although not nearly as well-known or flamboyant as the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Focus on the Family's Dr. James Dobson, or Pat Robertson, Dr. D. James Kennedy, who was recently inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB - website) Hall of Fame, has created a media and ministerial empire that is packing a powerful political punch.Kennedy...has created a media and ministerial empire that is packing a powerful political punchAs Senior Minister...
  • 'China-level' Christian persecution coming: court's ruling in Houston Bible case 'breath-taking'

    08/17/2006 8:21:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 238 replies · 4,735+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 17 Aug 06 | WND
    'China-level' Christian persecution coming: Pastors say court's ruling in Houston Bible case 'breath-taking' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 17, 2006 5:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Houston's Bible monument A few more court decisions like this week's over a display of a Bible in Houston and the United States will be approaching the "China-level" for Christian persecution, according to a leader in the midst of that battle. The ruling from the Fifth Court of Appeals said the display of a Bible on public ground in Houston to honor the founder of a mission has to go, not because it was unconstitutional itself,...
  • Katrina memorial touts religion, ACLU says

    08/06/2006 8:07:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies · 707+ views
    M&C News ^ | 6 Aug 06 | UPI
    SHELL BEACH, LA, United States (UPI) -- A planned New Orleans-area Hurricane Katrina memorial showing Jesus` face and a cross is religious and unconstitutional, a civil liberties group says. The 13-foot memorial to 129 Katrina victims in St. Bernard Parish has government support and is set to be located at a public waterway, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says, the Times-Picayune reports, and should therefore be religiously neutral. The newspaper says parish President Henry 'Junior' Rodriguez had a simple reply to the assertion: 'They can kiss my ass.' Rodriguez said the memorial will be erected on private land...
  • New Deals & Old Answers. The key to the Democratic Party’s future may lie in its past.

    07/22/2006 6:38:42 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 31 replies · 841+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | July 31, 2006 Issue | James P. Pinkerton
    What’s wrong with the Democrats? In the May issue of The American Prospect, Michael Tomasky argued that his fellow Democrats need to develop “a politics of the common good,” the sort of majoritarian thinking that “made liberalism so successful from 1933 to 1966.” Today, Tomasky observed, Democrats lack “a big idea that unites their proposals and converts them from a hodgepodge of narrow and specific fixes into a vision for society.” Ouch. But Tomasky aimed still more rhetorical punches at his own team: Dems “don’t even think in philosophical terms and haven’t for quite some time. … They’ve all been...
  • Separation of church and State, Does the Left Really Want It?

    05/31/2006 3:47:32 PM PDT · by conserv371 · 14 replies · 407+ views
    May 31, 2006 | conserv 371
    I read much on the internet about the desire for the separation of church and state but do the liberals really want the results. One need to go to the New Testament to learn what is a time where there was this divide. So let's suppose suddenly any link there is, is severed. First of all, you will get a pure church. People who are scared of persecution will not come. The church will view the world system as something to totally avoid. Members will be willing to go to jail and even die for their beliefs. There will be...
  • New Martyrs of the East and Coming Trials in the West

    05/20/2006 6:36:41 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 8 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Chronicles Magazine ^ | Friday, May 19, 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Persecution and martyrdom of Christians under 20th century totalitarianism - mainly of Russian Orthodox Christians under Bolshevism - is by far the greatest crime in all of recorded history. It is several times greater than the Holocaust in terms of innocent lives brutally destroyed. It has killed more Christians in a few decades than all other causes put together in all ages, with Islam a distant second as the cause of their death and suffering. And yet it still remains a largely unknown, often minimized, or scandalously glossed over crime. According to the respected and reliable OUP World Christian...
  • Howard Dean: Democrats Have Much in Common with Evangelicals

    05/11/2006 6:16:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 120 replies · 2,448+ views
    Dean said that "one of the misconceptions about the Democratic Party is that we're godless and that we don't have any values." The Vermont liberal is trying to change that. Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean told CBN News that his party has a lot in common with the evangelical community. Dean wants evangelicals and other conservative Christians to know that Democrats have something to offer them. "The truth is, we have an enormous amount in common with the Christian community, and particularly with the evangelical Christian community,” Dean said. But the Democrats’ record on hot political issues such as abortion,...
  • Brief on Separation of Church and State

    03/26/2006 6:58:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 1,463+ views
    Law and Liberty Foundation ^ | May 2002 | Tayra Antolick
    The current use of the “wall of separation” between church and state as a legal defense for the removal of the expression of American religious culture from governmental institutions and the prohibition of the free exercise of individuals working within them goes contrary not only to the original intent of the Founders and the Framers but also to the religious, political, and legal history and traditions of the United States of America. Courts, county school boards, teachers, and individuals, unwittingly devoid of the knowledge of the substantial role religion (primarily Protestant Christianity) played in the birth and formation of the...
  • Working women more likely to divorce

    03/08/2006 9:46:42 PM PST · by tbird5 · 11 replies · 677+ views
    telegraph.co ^ | 11/07/2005 | Sarah Womack,
    Women working full-time are 29 per cent more likely to get divorced than those who stay at home and raise children. Research to be published this week in the European Sociological Review finds that the probability of divorce is in direct correlation to the number of hours a woman worked. Marilyn Stowe, a female divorce lawyer, suggested that working women had the economic freedom to consider life beyond marriage. She added that they had greater confidence in their ability to make new friends and find new partners. "You suggest going out to work to a woman who has been at...
  • Analysis: 'Short and tight defensible borders' [for Israel]

    03/06/2006 2:28:25 PM PST · by anotherview · 8 replies · 421+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 6 March 2006 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Mar. 6, 2006 20:32 | Updated Mar. 6, 2006 20:36 Analysis: 'Short and tight defensible borders' By YAAKOV KATZIsrael's security fence. Photo: Ariel JerozolimskiAvi Dichter's announcement this week that Israel would unilaterally disengage from large sections of the West Bank if Kadima won the upcoming elections, brought to surface one of the most current crucial arguments within the IDF General Staff over the security importance of settlements in Judea and Samaria. While anticipating a second disengagement under the next government, some in the IDF were taken by surprise with Dichter's announcement that the disengagement would be a strictly "civilian affair"...
  • The Left’s Bogus Separation of Church and State Argument

    01/13/2006 1:18:29 PM PST · by carolinacrazy · 35 replies · 484+ views
    www.JackassDemocrats.com ^ | 1/13/2006 | Blake Elliott
    Separation of Church and State is meant to protect religion from government......
  • Tory campaign worker resigns after blog posting (on Free Dominion re: Alberta separation)

    01/01/2006 11:43:14 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 85 replies · 1,535+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 12/30/05 | CTV.ca News Staff
    Tory campaign worker resigns after blog posting Updated Fri. Dec. 30 2005 9:12 PM ET CTV.ca News Staff The campaign manager for Conservative Party member Peter Goldring stepped down Friday, after writing a blog posting that called for Alberta's independence. Gordon Stamp, who posts under the pseudonym "Psycho," wrote on Free Dominion: "I honestly see no benefit for Alberta to remain part of Canada. Seriously, there is absolutely nothing that Canada as a nation offers me." He goes on to compare Alberta to "a battered wife who has not yet realized that being divorced is better than staying married." While...
  • It's 2006 and the Sky is Falling..............NOT !

    01/01/2006 5:16:54 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 16 replies · 1,207+ views
    The Morning Paper | 01/01/06 | vanity
    It’s 2006 and the Sky is Falling ……………………NOT ! The Media has been all-a-twitter over the following “breathtaking” news items: 1. The NSA (National Security Agency) actually keeps track of who tries to access its website, and, if its doesn’t like the looks of a “visitor”, it brazenly takes a closer look ! Egad ! , the Privacy People cry . They’re going to peer into all those dark and nasty websites we frequent ! Well, maybe so. If NSA thinks you might be a foreign agent, or a terrorist – foreign or domestic – out to hack into their...