Civil Rights

Belarus: ‘We are reclaiming our history as a land of religious freedom' (ChristianToday.com)

Read the full version, which includes a fascinating review of the history of religious liberty in Belarus, online at http://www.christiantoday.com/articledir/print.htm?id=19015 by By Antoni Bokun, Pastor of John the Baptist Pentecostal Church in Minsk Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2008, 10:54 (BST) Belarus has been renowned [for its] freedom of conscience for centuries. This is why religious freedom, which the current state […]

 
 

Does Constitution apply to enemy combatant on U.S. soil? (AP)

Does Constitution apply to enemy combatant on U.S. soil? (AP)

In the War Against Terror, it may be difficult to determine who the enemy is.  Does the Constitution apply to a U.S. resident held on U.S. soil? WASHINGTON (AP) — If his cell were at Guantanamo Bay, the prisoner would be just one of hundreds of suspected terrorists detained offshore, where the U.S. says the Constitution does not apply.   […]

 
 

Barack Obama's judicial nominees (Baltimore Sun)

James Oliphant of the Baltimore Sun blogged about Barack Obama's judicial nominees. http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2008/05/printer-obama_on_judges.html Here is some of what Obama has said on the topic: What you're looking for is somebody who is going to apply the law where it's clear. Now there's gonna be those five percent of cases or one percent of cases where the law isn't clear. And […]

 
 

Polygamy: Where religious liberty ends (Salt Lake Tribune)

Trying to walk the line between religious freedom and societal concerns has never been easy. Some scholars say the line is drawn at polygamy. This article explores that option, but is the line even better drawn at child abuse? What about "legitimate" serial marriages and divorces? This issue may gain some traction in the next few months. Admin Read the […]

 
 

McCain shies away from religion talk – Politico.com

McCain shies away from religion talk – Politico.com

Presidential candidate John McCain remains private about his religion. By Jonathan Martin – Politico.com Traversing the country this week on a tour of places that have shaped his life and informed his values, John McCain spoke in strikingly personal language to introduce himself to the American public. But missing so far is any significant mention of religious faith. In an […]

 
 

Dexter Avenue and the Battle for the Bill of Rights

 
 

Thought and Crime

Thought and Crime

NOTE:  This story has been updated.  Read the update. Published in Liberty Magazine – March / April 2008 On July 1, 2007, Satendar Singh, a 26-year-old Sikh American was attacked by a group of six men while enjoying an early Independence Day picnic with friends at a park in Folsom, California. According to news reports, the attackers noticed that Singh […]

 
 

Regenerating the Heart

By Michael D. Peabody, Esq. This election year, the California State Capitol has once again become a flashpoint in the ongoing culture war. Few topics fan the flames among voters more than the issue of gay rights. For the left, it is a civil rights issue where blatant discrimination and intolerance are the norm and the stakes couldn't be higher […]

 
 

Toward a Medieval Model

Toward a Medieval Model

Published in Liberty Magazine – March / April 2006 Amid all the activity of a turbulent year, many missed the March 3, 2005, filing of the Constitution Restoration Act of 2005 (CRA) in both houses of Congress (S. 520 and H.R. 1070). If enacted, the CRA would effectively turn the United States into a theocracy, in which the arbitrary dictates […]

 
 

Definitions Matter

Definitions Matter

In the book, 1984, George Orwell paints a bleak portrait of a future where Big Brother is watching everything you do, and the thought police can practically read your mind. In order to gain the support of the population, an ironically named Ministry of Truth twists the meaning of words to make terrible concepts seem acceptable with slogans such as War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; and Ignorance is Strength.