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."