Recently, an activist group known as the Secular Democrats of America (SDA) sent a document to the president and the administration with a directive “to take back the mantle of religious freedom and pluralism.”
On the surface, the title—Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House—makes the SDA’s mission sound appealing.
Posted in Federal
Tagged Coach Kennedy, Danbury Baptists, Equality Act, Fulton v. City of Pennsylvania, Joe Kennedy, Kelle Berry, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, SCOTUS, Secular Democrats of America, Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court
When U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr addressed law students at the University of Notre Dame his remarks would have been widely accepted 10-15 years ago. Today, the culture has changed making what once were traditional moral standards now controversial positions. He outlined how the Founding Father’s enshrined their belief of religious liberty in the U.S. Constitution, “which provides for limited government, while leaving ‘the People’ broadly at liberty to pursue our lives both as individuals and through free associations.”
Could a contrast between the American Revolution and the French Revolution be relevant to today’s conflicts? I think so. The attempt to demote historic icons, like George Washington, is a case in point.George Washington grew up as a gentleman farmer in Virginia and was a fourth generation slave-owner. But by the end of his life, he had decided slavery was immoral and so at his death, he freed his slaves and made provision for them.
Posted in Education
Tagged Cultural Marxism, Declaration of Independence, George Washington High School, George Washington’s Sacred Fire, James Madison, King George III, Notre Dame Cathedral, Peter Lillback, The American Revolution, The French Revolution, Thomas Jefferson, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution, William Wilberforce
U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Ny), the darling of the new socialist Democrats in this country, recently referred to the three branches of government. She said, they are the White House, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. John Roberts, call your office.
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Tagged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, American history, Bernie Sanders, George Washington, History, James Madison, John F. Kennedy, Karl Marx, Marilyn Monroe, Mel Gabler, Norma Gabler, Peter Lillback, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Constitution, Wall of Misconception, Woodrow Wilson, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) want to create a constitutional Frankenstein by breathing life into its corpse some 36 years after its ratification was defeated, in large part thanks to Phyllis Schlafly and her Eagle Forum.
Posted in Federal
Tagged American Association of University Women, Barbara Jordan, Ben Cardin, Don Edwards, Eleanor Smeal, Equal Rights Amendment, ERA, Gender Equality, Idaho vs. Freeman, Jackie Speier, Jimmy Carter, Marjorie Bell, National Organization of Women, Peter Rodino, Presidential Disability Amendment, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Constitution
Why is it considered "liberal" to compel others to say or fund things they don't believe? That's a question raised by three Supreme Court decisions this year. And it's a puzzling development for those of us old enough to remember when liberals championed free speech — even advocacy of sedition or sodomy — and conservatives wanted government to restrain or limit it.
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Religious Liberty
Tagged ACLU, Adrian Wooldridge, Brexit, Donald Trump, Freedom, Friedrich Hayek, Janus v. American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Liberalism, Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Opinion, SCOTUS, Stephen Carter, U.S. Constitution
In a stunning display of ignorance, the Illinois State Senate just voted 43-12 in favor of the resolution to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. What makes this vote even more enraging is that Republicans Pam Althoff (R-Crystal Lake), Jason Barickman (R-Pontiac), John Curran (R-Lemont), Mike Connelly (R-Wheaton), Karen McConnaughay (R-West Dundee), Chris Nybo (R-Hinsdale), Sue Rezin (R-Morris), and Tom Rooney (R-Palatine) voted with Democrats on this partisan resolution. (Updated at 7:30 pm)
According to Illinois Review, McConnaughay made this remarkably foolish and dishonest statement in defense of her traitorous vote:
The intention of the Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus is
Posted in How Did They Vote, Illinois Politics, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Chris Nybo, Elise Bouc, Equal Rights Amendment, Jason Barickman, Jennifer Camille Lee, Karen McConnaughay, Mike Connelly, Nancy Thorner, Pam Althoff, Phyllis Schlafly, Selective Service, STOP ERA Illinois, Sue Rezin, Tom Rooney, U.S. Constitution
The judicial branch at both the state and federal level continues to overstep their authority by meddling in the affairs of the legislative and executive branches. And the audacity of judges appears to be increasing.
Just two weeks ago the Chicago Tribune reported this:
A judge has ordered Illinois officials to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, a ruling that could greatly expand access to the drug.
The Illinois Department of Public Health had rejected intractable pain — defined as pain that’s resistant to treatment — but Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell ordered the agency
For those who weren’t politically active in the 70’s or never got around to learning the specifics about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), here is a thumbnail sketch of the purpose and danger of the ERA.
This proposed U.S. Constitutional Amendment is deceptively named. Men and women already have equal standing and equal protection before the law and possess God-given rights which are delineated in the Bill of Rights.
If the goal is to ensure equal opportunity, then the path is not the broad and ambiguously written ERA. Even supporters of the ERA cannot answer questions about its …
Any ruling from any federal court that imposes domestic policy on a state is by its very nature unconstitutional, and no governor has any obligation to obey it.