First, there’s the good news: America will no longer need to wince at the speeches of Congressman Paul Broun. Broun lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia this year, and won’t be running for re-election to the House of Representatives.
Unfortunately, this reprieve was followed by bad news: The Republican who is favored [...]
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. [...]
Earlier this month, Quinnipiac University released the results of a public opinion survey of a nationwide sample of registered voters. These results indicate that of all groups of Americans, Republicans and conservatives are least likely to support the U.S. Constitution.
On the First Amendment freedoms of of speech, assembly and religion:
On whether [...]
I am pleased to read that Barack Obama has made an official statement acknowledging the south Asian religious holiday of Diwali and extending best wishes to those who celebrate it. Obama appropriately used the occasion not to demand that Americans must commemorate Rama or Krishna, and not to declare Holy War against those who do, [...]
Under the cult proposed by the GOP platform, the deity to be worshipped would be the state itself. The nation of the United States of America would be elevated to the status of a god. [...]