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  • Was America Founded To Be Secular?

    09/18/2017 8:53:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/18/17 | Joshua Charles
    What role should religion play in a free society? More and more people today would answer: none. That would not have been the answer of the Founders of the United States – the men who fought the American Revolution and wrote the country’s Constitution. To them the issue of religion and freedom were inextricably linked. You couldn’t have freedom without religion. In fact, the political philosophy of the Founders necessitated a divine foundation. Thomas Jefferson makes this clear in the Declaration of Independence when he writes that “all men…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” The purpose of...
  • Happy Constitution Day!

    09/17/2017 7:51:08 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    Constitution Day ^ | September 17, 2017 | Staff
    Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
  • Cupich bans guns in all Chicago Archdiocese parishes and schools

    09/14/2017 12:40:51 PM PDT · by infool7 · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09/12/2017 | mbrachear@chicagotribune.com
    Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich has issued a decree banning guns in all parishes, schools and other facilities across the archdiocese. The decree, effective Thursday, echoes statements the cardinal has made over the past two years in support of banning guns from churches. It stipulates that anyone found with a gun on archdiocesan property will be asked to remove it from the premises and won't be allowed to return until it's gone. Clerics and staff members also will face disciplinary action. The decree does not prevent clergy who own guns legally for hunting or sports from keeping their firearms inside a...
  • The LGBT Agenda vs. Religious Freedom: Which Will Dominate Society?

    09/14/2017 8:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/14/2017 | Avner Zarmi
    One day in 2012, Charles Craig and David Mullins entered Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, to order a wedding cake. Phillips, a Christian and self-described “cake artist” who custom-designs cakes for various occasions, politely declined, citing his religious beliefs.Having previously, in the words of his lawyer, refused to bake cakes for Halloween, or with anti-American, anti-family, or what he considered profane messages, Phillips also would not design a cake to celebrate an event in violation of his understanding of Leviticus XX, 13.Craig and Mullins promptly filed a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation...
  • If You Feel Like Your First Amendment Rights Are Being Trampled On, This Could Be Why(poll results)

    09/13/2017 5:54:36 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | September 12, 2017 | Jon Street
    If you feel like your First Amendment rights as an American are being trampled on, it might be because a staggering number of people don’t know what they are. According to a recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a mind-boggling 37 percent of respondents either didn’t know or couldn’t name any of the five First Amendment rights guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution: speech, religion, press, assembly and petition. The survey was conducted August 9-13 among a group of 1,013 U.S. adults who were 18 years old and older. Respondents were from...
  • New iPhone Facial Recognition

    09/12/2017 11:39:40 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 47 replies
    Self ^ | September 13, 2017 | Reno89519
    The new Apple iPhone X replaces the fingerprint scanner with facial recognition to unlock the phone. If you recall, some courts ruled that forcing you to give up your fingerprint to access your iPhone content was okay and did not require a search warrant. How will they rule about facial recognition and will they even have to?
  • Bikini baristas sue Everett, say bare-skin ban violates their freedom of expression

    09/11/2017 3:03:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 11, 2017 | By Christine Clarridge
    A group of bikini baristas filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of Everett, alleging that two recently passed ordinances banning bikinis and bare skin — including bare shoulders, bare midriffs and bare buttocks — on restaurant employees, violate their constitutional rights to free expression and the right to privacy. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, claims that the ordinances, which were passed unanimously by the City Council last month, deny bikini-stand employees the ability to communicate and express themselves through their choice of swimwear, infringe on their right to privacy and deny...
  • Is the Electoral College a Good Thing?

    09/11/2017 9:08:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 102 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/11/17 | Jean Ann Gray
    As someone who had never really thought much about our political system in the U.S, I was drawn to the 2016 Presidential election as never before. I knew what the Electoral College was, yet after the 2000 election between George W. Bush and Albert Gore Jr.--when Gore won the popular vote but not the election--I remember thinking it was unfair to Gore that Bush should win the Presidency. In 2016 I was more involved, opinionated and became more informed about the candidates and the process. When it came to the actual election, I watched as electoral votes stacked up for...
  • Trump Nominates Church/State Separation Denier for Federal Judgeship

    09/09/2017 2:31:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    Among Donald Trump‘s many nominees to federal judgeships yesterday was Jeff Mateer to be a U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District of Texas. Mateer used to work First Liberty Institute (formerly known as Liberty Institute), the conservative legal defense group. The problem isn’t (merely) that he’s a conservative judge. It’s that he doesn’t give a damn about church/state separation. In 2013, during a conference at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, he even challenged students to find the words “separation of church and state” in the Constitution: … what I often do when I speak to children in...
  • Kamala Harris: ‘It’s Possible the Senate Could Seek’ Trump’s Testimony

    09/08/2017 6:04:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 7, 2017 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said it was “possible” the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election could seek testimony from President Donald Trump.
  • 15 States and D.C. Sue Trump Administration Over Decision to End DACA

    09/07/2017 10:48:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 54 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 06, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    Fifteen states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Brooklyn Wednesday in an attempt to block President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six-months. The lawsuit claims that Trump’s decision to end DACA is “illegal” and “a culmination of President’s Trump’s oft-stated commitments—whether personally held, stated to appease some portion of his constituency, or some combination thereof—to punish and disparage people with Mexican roots.” “The consequence of the President’s animus-driven decision is that approximately 800,000 persons who have availed themselves of the program will ultimately lose its...
  • Utah officer told not to worry about blood sample, chief says

    09/07/2017 10:02:06 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 7, 2017 | Dan Simon and Darran Simon
    The officer at the center of controversy over his treatment of a Utah nurse was told not to worry about obtaining blood from an unconscious car crash victim in the hospital, but tried anyway, Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen told CNN Wednesday. Jensen told CNN his department had initially ordered the sample from the man, who was involved in a crash near Logan, Utah in Cache County At the hospital, Payne relayed his difficulty in getting the blood sample to a Logan detective, who was not at the hospital, Jensen said. According to Jensen, the detective then informed Payne the...
  • On the Right to Vote

    09/04/2017 1:45:53 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 4th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In our Declaration, which itemizes certain self-evident rights among innumerable others, consent of the governed is the just basis of government, whose purpose is to secure our rights. Consequently, it follows that a government that secured rights, yet did so without the consent of the governed, was not just. An absolute, benevolent monarch ruling a happy and prosperous people, one who secured the people’s right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, violates Natural Law justice because rule without the consent of the governed is tyranny. Tyranny cannot be just. Yet, isn’t this the sort of rule the Progressive...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Admits No Common Ground With Trump on Immigration

    09/01/2017 11:02:02 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 42 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug. 31, 2017 | Sundance
    The open border position of the crony-capitalistic U.S. Chamber of Commerce is only one of the issues that showcases the hidden agenda of their heavily lobbied influence upon Republicans in Congress. The CoC spends hundreds of millions writing legislation and paying off the UniParty to deliver on their multinational corporate agenda. In an interview today the Chamber admits their immigration agenda has no common ground with the President Trump administration. CTH has pointed out this issue for many years, however more people are awake now.
  • Amendment would block Secret Service from paying Trump businesses ([D] Rep. Adam Schiff)

    08/31/2017 7:01:04 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 45 replies
    USA Today (via MSNBC) ^ | 8/31/2017 | Kevin Johnson
    If Rep. Adam Schiff has his way, the Secret Service wouldn't be able to pay any businesses owned or operated by President Trump. The California Democrat announced Wednesday his plans to introduce an amendment to an appropriations bill meant to fund the government for fiscal 2018. The amendment reads: "None of the funds made available by this Act to the United States Secret Service may be used to purchase, rent, or otherwise acquire goods or services, including hotel rooms, office space, or golf carts, from entities that are owned or operated by the President or the immediate family of the...
  • United Nations Urges U.S. to Give Up Free Expression to Combat Racism

    08/29/2017 3:39:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    LifeZette ^ | August 25, 2017 | Margaret Menge
    The U.N. issued an “early warning” Wednesday for the United States, urging that the government take immediate action to confront white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. But the warning and call for the U.S. government to act contained a little-noticed last paragraph, urging the U.S. to make sure that the “rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly” are not exercised to deny rights or freedom to others and pressing the U.S. government to “ensure that such rights are not misused to promote racist hate speech and racist crimes.”
  • ACLU SUES TRUMP OVER TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN

    08/29/2017 2:58:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WTVQ-TV ^ | 8/28/17
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals joining the military. The federal lawsuit , Stone v. Trump, was filed in Maryland on Monday by the ACLU of Maryland on behalf of Petty Officer First Class Brock Stone, an 11-year Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan, and several other transgender....
  • American Aristocracy

    08/28/2017 1:23:01 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 28th 2107 | Rodney Dodsworth
    On June 11th, 1788 at the Virginia Ratifying Convention to the Constitution of the United States, Anti-Federalist George Mason remarked in reference to the House of Representatives, “They must form an aristocracy, and will not regard the interest of the people. Experience tells us that men pay most regard to those whose rank and situation are similar to their own.” Certainly, he did not mean a British aristocracy of artificial legal distinctions, special rights, duties, and privileges along perhaps with land from a centuries-long gone monarch. To what did Mr. Mason refer? In the revolutionary, radical Whig, American vernacular he...
  • Conservative Surge puts GOP Control of States at 95-Year High

    08/26/2017 1:00:59 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 25 replies
    Convention of States ^ | August 25th 2017 | Convention of States Project
    There's never been a better time to call a Convention of States. While both Democrat and Republican legislators support limiting the power of the federal government, we've found that states controlled by conservatives are more likely to pass the Convention of States resolution. That's why this article from The Daily Signal is such good news: Republicans now control the governorship and legislature in 26 states and conservative leaders say this trend continues to grow in Republicans’ favor. “Over the last seven years since we have covered state legislatures and state executives pretty extensively, there’s been a significant shift from Democratic-controlled...
  • Media Buries Podesta Group Highlighted in Group of PR Firms Subpoenaed by Mueller

    08/25/2017 5:38:25 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug. 25, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas for public relations firms that worked on an international campaign organized by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to NBC News. The Podesta Group was one of the firms highlighted, but you would have to read NINE paragraphs into the article to learn this. Instead of the story having its own headline, it was buried.