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Robert Ingersoll, God, the Constitution, and the Right’s Fight Today

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m spending spare moments reading through “What’s God Got To Do With It?”, a collection of essays by the 19th century lecturer Robert Ingersoll. I was struck today by the following passage, from an 1890 lecture:

A constitution is the chain the people put upon their servants, as well as upon [...]

Orange County Public Schools Hold One Standard For Christians, Another Standard For Non-Christians

Until the Orange County Public Schools either allows all points of view about religion to have equal access to high school students or institutes a ban for the distribution of materials about religion in high schools by outside groups, students in the Orlando area will be receiving a remarkable lesson in hypocrisy. [...]

International Blasphemy Rights Day is September 30

As Robert Ingersoll once pointed out, “blasphemy” is a concept invented by priests to preserve ideas that can’t stand scrutiny on their own. To blaspheme, to tread upon the sacrosanct, is part of the regular maintenance plan of a free society, just like a stretch for a body or an oil change for a car. [...]

New York Times and Democratic Party Loyalists: Framers of the Constitution Were “Far Left”

“Far Left,” “left-wing,” “purists.” That’s how the New York Times refers to Americans who are dismayed that after promising to filibuster the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama actually voted to stop the filibuster and then voted for its passage.

The FISA Amendments Act is the bill now passed into law that gives a president’s administration [...]