Recent threats of gun control by those in both major parties, as well as the President of the United States, have once again thrust the 2nd Amendment into the spotlight. While observing many of the debates around this topic, it has become apparent to me that many (on both sides of the argument) have been unduly influenced or distracted by the various Supreme Court decisions. But it is more than that: they are under the false impression that the Supreme Court of the United States is the final arbiter of the Constitution, even if their opinions are contrary to the actual text.continue reading
"That violates the 'separation of church and state'!"
How often do you hear this phrase screamed across the airwaves in a news program or a heated debate about the role of religion in our government?
Do you ever give it a second thought?
Do you know where the phrase originated?
If you said, "The Constitution" or "the 1st Amendment", you're wrong! This phrase does not appear once in any of our founding documents--even though, the proponents of a "separation of church and state" would have you believe just that, or that it was a founding principle of this nation.
Let's explore the history of this phrase and look at the words of the Founders and our government documents that will arm you with the true history of Christianity in our government's history.continue reading
House Joint Resolution (HJR-50) The Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) should be called the Parental Privileges Amendment. Michael Farris, the Convention of States Project Director doesn’t like talking about the specifics of his proposed amendments to grassroots groups when he is wearing his Convention of States Project director hat, but when Mr. Farris dons his ParentalRights.org hat he’s been vigorously promoting the PRA in testimony to Congress , and “encouraging state legislative resolutions” which would grant the federal government control over your kids. Yes, he sells it as a protection of parental rights, but don’t let the title fool you. The Patriot Act has nothing to do with patriotism, and the Affordable Care Act has nothing to do with making healthcare affordable.continue reading
After theatrical performances that rivaled Shakespearean theatre, the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by Congress late last week (315-107) in the House, and (81-14) in the Senate. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law despite threats to veto over various provisions.
Of concern to many Liberty watchdogs are certain provisions in last year’s NDAA that violated numerous clauses in the Constitution, including over half of the Bill of Rights. Various amendments were proposed to the 2013 NDAA in both the House and Senate alleging to address those concerns, none of which did anything.continue reading