“You’ll find almost verbatim wording in many clauses of the Constitution to passages in the Bible. It’s a one-to-one correlation on the wording.”
Frustrated with having to "do a deal" to fund the government Trump whined, "Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September to fix mess!"
@POTUS on getting things done in government: "It's a very rough system. It's an archaic system...It's really a bad thing for the country."
A ruling for theocracy will effectively demolish church-state separation and neuter the First Amendment’s religious clauses.
“If you supply a warrant to the city of Chicago, we will absolutely honor that warrant. But you’ve got to get a warrant.”
The First Amendment says "there is no...infringing on the freedom of the press." Not by Donald Trump. Not even by God.
"Steve Miller works 18 hour days serving the country and the @POTUS What do you do? Basically talk to yourself & @morningmika Nobody watches!"
"John Marshall settled that question in 1803. This is Mr. Trump meet Mr. Madison. Division of powers, independent judiciary, fundamental principals of our Constitution."
Protesters at Denver International Airport were told by Denver police, “Stop doing anything that could be construed as free speech without a permit”
"I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses"
"Great meetings will take place today at Trump Tower concerning the formation of the people who will run our government for the next 8 years"
"I think you have a duty...to have the courage to stand up and tell the truth; tell the truth about those who would impose a totalitarian secularism on us"
“I know that there’s demonic forces in that city. I have personally met people that refer to themselves as witches, people that say they advise the senior leadership of the country.
The meeting was as bizarre a convocation as any known to history, the disreputable hailing the disreputable and defending the indefensible by cloaking hate in sanctity
"We cannot salute the Republican nominee or pretend that we might endorse him this fall. A Trump presidency would be dangerous for the nation and the world"
Boone says “there should be regulations that prohibit blasphemy” because SNL made fun of Christians pretending to be persecuted
Cruz says he will illegally order an investigation of Planned Parenthood and end requirement of contraceptive method coverage for employers
According to Duke, "three open Jewish members" is too many on SCOTUS, because "those Jews" will do "whatever the Jewish agenda is"
Graham's big lie: “You talk about us being a secular government, a secular society — that’s only taken place in the last few years."
Christian jihadist terror is grasping at the heart of America, culminating in cries by presidential candidates usurp the Constitution
Nobody did anything about Cliven Bundy's armed insurrection, so it hardly comes as a surprise that his son Ammon should up the stakes
Marco Rubio continues the Republican narrative that the Bible they haven't read trumps the Constitution they haven't read
If that's true, what Paul is saying is that I DO have the right to pursue happiness without my pants.
Jeb Bush says "Islamic terrorism" isn't really about religion but he sure doesn't want any Muslims in this country - even refugees
Jindal insists he just wants the right to live his Christian faith, but what he really wants is to force US to live HIS Christian faith
Mike Huckabee says he gets to decide what is constitutional or not, not the Supreme Court, which is given that job by the Constitution
Liberty Institute says if Coach Joe Kennedy isn't allowed to continue praying - against Jesus' wishes - they will sue the school district.
Alisyn Camerota read the "No Religious Test" clause out loud and said, "Carson's belief system violates that part of the Constitution"
Based on a fantasy version of the US Constitution, the Religious Right hails Kim Davis as a Savior and Gives her a Medal for Bigotry
The group said, "This judge needs to be put on notice that this sort of behavior is not going to be accepted and we'll be there to stop it"
Boykin claims "when you hold up a Bible, you need to hold up the Constitution right next to it" and pretend they're the exact same thing
Barton says the Founding Fathers were all about God's law trumping man's. The problem is, the idea is nowhere found in the U.S. Constitution
The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil. The GOP want to shred the Constitution to revert to legal white supremacy
Asked in Iowa how he could stop abortion when it's perfectly legal, Huckabee said, "We'll see, if I get to be president."
Texas has been violating the 14th amendment, by refusing to issue birth certificates to American-born children of undocumented immigrants.
Huckabee declared that he would sign executive orders protecting businesses and churches who oppose gay marriage.
If you want a place where you tell everybody what God wants and then force everybody else to listen to you, you're in the wrong country
Rick Santorum says says you refusing to believe what he wants you to believe is a violation of the First Amendment
The upcoming SCOTUS marriage equality ruling is just another opportunity for Republicans to challenge the constitutionality of the Consitution
Tt was no great surprise that evangelicals followed the lead of two congressional Republicans and issued religious orders restraining the 'wrong' kind of Supreme Court Justices from fulfilling their duly sworn Constitutional duty.
Father Jonathan Morris took to Fox & Friends to push fear of eternal damnation while ignoring the Constitution's No Religious Test Clause
Both Republicans and so-called sovereign citizens are citizens and subject to federal authority. If not, we should rethink deportation laws
Of course, the pastor saying this also needs to be stoned for not following the Law of Moses
Yes, actually exercising your First Amendment right to have your own beliefs is a "huge concern" with "spiritual ramifications" in Iowa
The crux of South Carolina's argument in support of discriminating against gays is that if it constitutionally permissible to discriminate against women, then it is perfectly legal to discriminate against gays.
Indiana is the latest state to proclaim religious tyranny, and the reaction (no NCAA?) is anything but what Hoosier bigots expected
Mike Huckabee thinks he can call down fire from heaven to smite his opponents, an act (phew!) in violation of the United States Constitution
Republicans are supporting using Article V of the Constitution not to propose amendments to the Constitution, but to destroy the government
Inviting hate group leader Tony Perkins to speak about religious freedom is just more evidence of the GOP's farcical approach to governance
It is true that there was open rebellion and massive bloodshed as one faction that could not countenance a 'united' nation sought to rip the country apart, but the sentiment that engendered the Civil War is still alive and well due to one ill-advised amendment to the nation's founding document; the 10th Amendment.
One can hardly feel empathy for the people living under Republican extremists because unlike people suffering under fanatics in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and ISIS-controlled Iraq; red state extremists are chosen by incredibly stupid Americans to govern.
It is likely that throughout America's short history, except for the traitorous Confederacy, no group of individuals has exhibited the characteristic betrayal of a traitor more than conservatives in general, and Republicans in particular.
Every one of the Koch Republicans, and their oily Democratic cohorts, who voted to approve a State Department construction permit for TransCanada to build the KeystoneXL pipeline across America's international border with Canada are guilty of violating the Constitution's long-standing Separation of Powers.
The only thing keeping Republicans in power right now is money, and they'll tell any lies to hold onto that money.
A new 'serious' candidate just started kicking the tires for 2016. He's 62-year-old, twice married, Ohio Governor and former Congressman, John Kasich. Unlike Sarah Palin, he could catch on.
Republicans in state after state spent the past year hastily passing legislation abolishing other Americans' 14th Amendment rights
Ben Carson thinks Obamacare is unconstitutional because it doesn't help everybody. The only problem with that is that it DOES help everybody
Conservatives have proffered every possible scenario to justify torture, including Supreme Court Justice Scalia invoking a fictional television counter-terrorism agent, Jack Bauer, torturing alleged terror suspects to stop a fictional attack on America.
Barack Obama and John Boyega were both attacked for taking a traditional white man's role: president and storm trooper
For decent Americans it is beyond comprehension that it is acceptable for white supremacists, whether they are St. Louis-area cops or owners of a sports bar, to demand that African Americans suffer punishment for exercising their constitutional rights.
In fact, the separation of church and state is something quintessentially American. Americans invented the idea, after all
The Civil War is something a Texas Republican legislator, Dan Flynn, is attempting to repeat through a proposal that empowers just two Texas Republicans, the state house speaker and lieutenant governor, with authority to suspend any federal law within Texas's border.
You don't have to approve of a religion to understand and accept that every religion is on equal footing in the United States
Republicans and religious conservatives detest the 14th Amendment for myriad reasons, but chief among them is the guarantee of equal rights for Americans not in the biblical mold championed by Neo Christians; single mothers, atheists, Muslims, non-compliant Christians, and particularly gays.
Although Republicans detest democracy, they certainly understand the principle behind it and instead of swearing an oath to support a document always open to interpretation, Americans should demand that all politicians pledge to support America's democracy; or leave office forthwith.
"When government defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman...It's doing its job. It's fulfilling its role as a minister of God"
Democracy called checkmate against Scott Walker's attempt to rig Wisconsin's vote, while a Federal Court slapped down Greg Abbott's attempt to suppress votes in Texas.
Koch and Vatican surrogate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a judicial sermon at Colorado Christian University and informed 400 faithful Christians that the separation of church and state "doesn't mean the government cannot favor religion over non-religion."
These speakers want to fundamentally alter our way of life. In the ideal fake-Christian world, our freedom of religion would be an actual negation of freedom
The United States Air Force, itself sworn to "support and defend the Constitution," cannot abide by, support, or defend either the First Amendment or Article VI and rejected an atheist airman's attempt to reenlist to serve and defend his country unless he swears a religious oath.
In fact, there is a desire among many extreme conservatives to hold a new Constitutional Convention to craft a new document that adheres strictly to their vision of a nation the Founding Fathers never intended.
The Supreme Court ought to be protecting democracy. Like the other branches of the government, it answers to the people
Ted Cruz was introducing his father at the Watchmen on the Wall, sponsored by the extremist Family Research Council and combined the Koch-Republican-Supreme Court definition of money as speech with a very healthy dose of Republican fear mongering to influence evangelical fanatics into believing Senate Democrats were abolishing the 1st Amendment.
Wicca is "neo-pagan and invokes polytheistic, pre-Christian deities," and therefore it does not fall within "the Judeo-Christian tradition."
This abomination masquerading as legislation is precisely what the religious right and career criminals have dreamt of throughout their pathetic lives.
Religious Right leaders don't understand the spirit or the exact words of the Constitution, which they continually confuse with the spirit and words of the Bible they also don't understand.
Broun asks a question based on a false premise: "does it fit the Judeo-Christian Biblical principles that our nation is founded upon?"
What happens when a constitution doesn't conform to the Republican Party's ideology? If it's the constitution of the United States, they revise its meaning, or make something up about the original intent of the constitutional protection.
In Missouri this week, Republicans moved forward another measure to nullify federal gun laws.
Bright says, "If the Tenth Amendment won't protect the Second, we might have to use the Second to protect the Tenth."
The problem is that if corporations have Freedom of Religion, its employers lose their Freedom of Religion
There is a simple solution that will satisfy the Christian churches and the secular groups suing for equality, and it is simply stripping the tax-exempt status from all churches.
One hundred fifty years later, President Lincoln's Great Task remains uncompleted.
Vallely and Jones want to violate the Constitution so they can call for adherence to the Constitution with strict congressional oversight of all executive actions
They claim to defend religious liberty but they need to read the Pledge of Allegiance with its vow of "liberty and justice for ALL"
Since 2009, Republicans have broken their oath of office repeatedly by deliberately undermining the government's ability to function and creating as much economic damage by killing Americans' jobs.
The Senate theoretically has the Constitutonal power to expel Ted Cruz by a two-thirds vote immediately and with no recourse.
A group of vigilante truck drivers will set upon Washington to demonstrate that when it comes to Constitutional ignorance, they have few peers outside the Republican Party.
Republicans have not given up on their dream for a Civil War do-over, when their ancestors made the apparent mistake to join the Union in suppressing the Southern rebellion.
There is a definite patten among Republicans of finding some means of of ignoring , breaking, or circumventing laws that they disagree with.
Michele Bachmann seems to envision an America governed not through the democratic process but through a prayer-tyranny of the bigoted few
Ralph Nader is railing against the "imperial presidency" but has nothing to say about our runaway, do-nothing Congress. It makes no sense to rail against the one while ignoring the other.
Republicans claim to be the defenders of the Constitution; this while wishing to do away with every amendment save the Second and the Tenth- narrowing Republican goals to guns and secession.
Republicans are taking steps to shred the Constitution they claim to love and declare they were laws unto themselves by way of nullification.
The clock is ticking, and Detroit's new Emergency Manager is listening. June 23 is the 50th anniversary of the date when Dr. Martin Luther King gave his first 'I Have a Dream' speech in Detroit.
There is a group of Americans attempting to force a segment of the population to give up their constitutional rights and it is not President Obama, but Republicans and their legislative arm ALEC.
Trends in militarization, surveillance, and civil liberties violations raise disturbing questions about the exchange of liberty for security.
The current outrage from gun-fanatics that President Obama is sending federal forces to confiscate their precious firearms is a microcosm of the past four years of teabagger claims.
The same people who love Sarah Palin call Obama a dictator. But in 2008, then Gov. Palin stripped the militia of their guns and many powers.
If you think a person is violating the Constitution, you don't violate the constitution yourself as a remedy and expect anyone to take you seriously.