The United States Constitution:
Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Silicon Angle, September [...]
At 9:15 pm, the NYPD demanded that Occupy Wall Street take down all its signs within 15 minutes, or the police themselves would take the signs away.
What happened to the constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, petition for the redress of grievance, and engage in acts of free speech? What happened to [...]
Rick Perry’s attempt to organize a theocratic rebellion of state governments against the First Amendment of the Constitution 1) attempts to deny citizens’ equal protection under the law; 2) attempts to violate citizens constitutional right to freedom of religion; 3) attempts to create a government establishment of religion. It’s a thorough and blatant rebellion against America’s constitutional government. [...]
School board administrators in Polk County, Florida have had a hard time keeping their religion out of the public schools. Last spring, a God-themed banner was placed outside one of its elementary schools, and last fall a Polk County citizen complained of persistent opening prayers at school board meetings dominated by Christian clergy and references [...]
Tim Pawlenty demonstrated yesterday that he either doesn’t understand that freedom of religion depends on the preservation of government as a non-religious neutral ground, or that he would rather use religion for political advantage than retain true freedom of religion in the United States. [...]
In the fall of 2010, the FBI raided a number of homes and an office across various midwestern cities in the United States. These raids were the result of infiltrations into communities of peace activists by agents of the FBI, and have resulted in 23 subpoenas and a variety of other threats from the federal [...]
Judson Phillips, founder of the for-profit corporation called Tea Party Nation, has some choice words regarding the idea of a mosque being built in New York City (link held behind subscription-only firewall):
Insult does not even begin to describe this farce. First, that New York would even allow the building of this Mosque boggles the [...]
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Chris Coons was also quite clear in that he was talking about the concept of separation of church and state, not any particular phrasing. O’Donnell seemed caught off guard by the actual content of the First Amendment, and could only ask, in an attempted posture of a rhetorical question, o whether the concept of the separation of church and state is in the Constitution. [...]
I’ve never seen any, but animal crush videos sound like a hideous form of entertainment. That said, isn’t it animal cruelty itself, and not videos of animal cruelty, that are the problem? [...]
When Rick Berg promises to use the powers of Congress to protect Christianity, he’s also making a promise to violate the Constitution [...]