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It’s Constitution Day, but your calendar may not know

Sep 17, 2008 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Every September 17 is Constitution Day, the day America commemorates (or is supposed to) the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution back in 1787 (above).  Judge Moore in his column this week, Mark your calendars: it's Constitution Day, bemoans that his calendar omits Constitution Day, even though Congress and the President have officially recognized ...

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Time to get back to school and back to God

Sep 3, 2008 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

As children around the country are starting the new school year, Judge Moore's thoughts this week in Back to school...and God dwell on his own childhood and its correspondence to both the addition (in the '50s) and the removal of God (in the 60s and beyond) in public school. Obviously, things were much different in schools in the 1950s. ...

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The tangled web of the ACLU

May 27, 2008 No Comments ›› Greg Jones

The running joke which is hardly a laughing matter is that ACLU actually stands for Anti-Christian Legal Union or American Communist Liberation Organization.  The ACLU vehemently disputes the accusations behind these alternate monikers, pointing out that there are occasions when they defend the rights of Christians in the public square.  Such cases do exist: cases like Nuxoll ...

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Happy Birthday to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

Apr 14, 2008 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

April 14, 2008 is a special occasion, and not just because America's last-minute taxpayers are scrambling to finish their tax forms: today is the 180th "birthday" of Noah Webster's An American Dictionary of the English Language. Published in 1828, Webster's Dictionary is historical because it was the first to standardize American English and spelling; it is ...

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A lesson in legal double-standards

Jan 24, 2008 No Comments ›› Greg Jones

In Irasburg, Vermont sits Irasburg Village School, where Wally Rogers teaches language arts to 7th grade students.  The ACLU of Vermont is none too pleased with Rogers, as it wrote a letter to the school district's superintendent on behalf of itself and some parents complaining that he was injecting his personal Christian beliefs into his ...

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Study shows “We the People” still favor religious freedom in the public square

Jan 16, 2008 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

The ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State still have their work cut out for them---although it appears few Americans want them to keep at it.  While those secularist groups have been fairly successful at driving religion from our schools and many public places, the large majority of Americans still believe that prayers should be in schools ...

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Harvard’s Christian law school connection

Dec 4, 2007 2 Comments ›› Greg Jones

Four hundred years ago last week (November 26, 1607) John Harvard was born in London, England.  Harvard came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637 and was appointed a minister in Charlestown, but he died shortly thereafter on September 14, 1638.  In death he made perhaps the most important contribution of his life by bequeathing ...

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It’s 2007 and religious discrimination is alive and well

Sep 19, 2007 No Comments ›› Greg Jones

In the 17th century our Forefathers fled Europe for distant shores, looking for a place in which they could worship God as they pleased without fear of persecution by the government.  The Pilgrims believed they had found such a place near Plymouth Rock, and in the Mayflower Compact they established a community "for the glory of God and the advancement of the ...

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Sparing the rod spoils the country

Aug 22, 2007 2 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Out: Big Brother In: Big Mother Like many European Union countries, New Zealand recently outlawed the spanking of children ("smacking," as they call it).  For its part, Germany continues to persecute and prosecute homeschooling families under education laws instituted in Hitler's time.  Not to be outdone, California Assemblywoman Sally Lieber recently proposed a bill of her own ...

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Tangipahoa tossed

Jul 27, 2007 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Tangipahoa Parish School Board in Louisiana has been embroiled in ACLU litigation for years over invocations at board meetings, some of which were given in the name of Jesus.  But when "John Doe" and his two minor children represented by the ACLU of Louisiana sued to stop the prayers, they probably should have proved to the trial ...

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