Thank you for taking the time to write a fact-based piece on this issue. I too am entirely puzzled and somewhat amused by Mr. Hicks nearsightedness re: this story. My sense is that it is too easy for too many to take a story like this too lightly. Obviously, nothing earth-shattering took place (yet), however, many Americans are too quick to allow the Constitution to be stepped-on simply because they have its protection and have little appreciation for what it would mean to live in some other place where those protections do not exist. When it comes to the essential freedoms provided by the 1st Amendment of our Constitution there are no small stories and no minor issues for in the 1st Amendment beats the heart that provides life to all the other freedoms we enjoy. Thank you Mr. Moredock.
SCOTUS interpretive precedence aside, there is no "separation of church and state" in the Constitution. It's about time we get back to Constitutional basics and quit making law in the Legislative branch.
"No one disputes that it was a worthy cause for both the church and the children of Oakbrook Elementary. But sometimes even good intentions must be properly directed." This whole case comes down to these 2 sentences. This is what many people don't seem to understand. Thank you, Will, for a clear and level-headed assessment of this issue.
The First Amendment is critical for freedom of religion. As our society becomes more and more secular, Christians are likely to increasingly appreciate it.
Mr. Hicks has never got my interest on any of his intellectual(or lack of) views.
He,like all journalists have an agenda & he will never be a Walter Cronkite.
I am astonished that Wil Moredock could actually pen an article that makes sense to people that don't share the extremist fanatical views that he has. Well done.
Article is dead on-point and could not depict southern politics any clearer.
What is it about liberals anyway? Not only do they keep picking fights they cannot win, but they keep dragging the rest of us down with them.
The sad fact is both conservatives and liberals promote destructive ideas and policies. They use extortion, coercion, and violence to enforce their will on others and think they are moral and just in doing so.
This use of a birth certificate as proof of citizenship is absurd. I was born in Michigan. I am not a U.S. Citizen. The Vital Records office in Michigan insists that my birth certificate is simply a record of my birth and therefore only apply any notiation negativing its value as a "certificate of citizenship". I believe that this is the same for all the States.
Hence, when voter registrars, drivers license bureaus, univerisites and all the rest accept a Birth Certificate as a Ceritificate of Citizenship they are deluding themselves into a false sense of security. The States are also opening the door to id theft and fraud, as the names of all those born in the US who are not Citizens are published and would make prime pickings for illegal aliens looking for someone to impersonate.
My secretary Marguerite just received your secretary's RSVP fax about our Folly Road dinner with Charleston City Paper scribe Samuel Spence.
Thanks for that. Looking forward to seeing the two of you.
THE FULL PEROT! Mr. Pimp - this is my new fave political quip ever. Going the Full Perot. Who has the balls and the Washingtons to go "The Full Perot"? Pronghorn perhaps. Nobody else I know of.
Secession from a Federal Government which allows illegal aliens to sway Senate races (See how Franken got elected, see how illegals under the DREAM Act got voter ID cards). Secession from a Federal Government which puts congress-idiots from New York, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington into the legislature to take away my Constitutional and basic human rights to defend myself and my loved ones with a firearm? Damned right. New York et al. don't want anything to do with how I live and I don't want anything to do with them. Secession NOW.
And do tell us again why Blacks, in 2014, can't figure out how to get a photo ID.
" The record shows indisputably that South Carolina and the other Southern states seceded from the Union to protect their "peculiar institution" of slavery from the perceived abolitionist threat. They were fighting for slavery, and to write that out of history is simply delusional, if not dishonest. " You may want to read the secession papers from VA, NC, TN, and AR before making such an ignorant statement.
Because I'm a detail freak...I see that anything between the symbols > and < (reversed) gets omitted in the comments for some reason and I want to correct it from my post.
"a secret agenda of reestablishing white supremacy..." - I know, I know...and the Democrats have a secret agenda to [insert nutjob conspiracy with no proof here] .
It's coming, artrogue. The Tea Party should have broken away but the anti-bailout, anti-bank message was quickly co-opted by the Republicans and then squashed and replaced with an anti-Obamacare message during the town hall meetings in the summer of 2009. Nothing was ever heard about the banks again unless it was to slam any effort at financial reform of those banks. It's really astounding to realize how quickly and easily the grass-roots movement was stolen.
The current odds favor a Republican fracture over foreign relations, however. Did you see Rand Paul's recent speech? It was pretty good. I think it will be important in the debate for the future of the Republican Party. We'll see how much it pulls the Republicans to the left. It will be interesting to see if Paul can get the left of Hillary on war.
hahah republicans fracture? you wish.
Have you checked out the early poll results around the nation, it seems conservatives will keep the House and get a slim margin in the Senate. We are going to be back in charge of congress :)
Happy Halloween !
As far as Secession, I guess Petigru was wrong. We are not to big to be an insane asylum.
I think the first step for the secessionist movement should be secession from the Republican Party. Until they have the guts to throw off the yolk their Republican overlords and form their own party, they will be given no respect and seen merely as a fringe element of the far-right. Ron Paul didn't have the guts (or money) to go the full Perot. The Republicans are going to fracture somewhere. The question is who will get there first.
"never forget it was the federal government, run by a Republican, that ended slavery.you seem to have forgotten that part of history."
Republicans of those days are the democrats of today. http://www.livescience.com/34241-democrati…
If you support the government structure and social viewpoints of the Republican party during that era, you can officially consider yourself a modern democrat.
The thing that these people fail to mention is that the $1.92 for every $1 includes things like military bases, federal pensions and medical benefits and a lot more than just contributions for welfare services. But, that would require liberals to be honest and look at facts. The only people I see trying to suppress minorities are the ones that continually try and enact policies that have clearly not helped minorities.
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