Fed up with a British system of civil law in which people were subjected to the arbitrary and tyrannical dictates of many unelected officials, John Cotton began his abstract for a system of laws in New England with a requirement drawn from Mosaic political doctrine: “ALL magistrates are to be chosen. Deut. 1:13, 17, 15.” This was actually […]
New Haven, Connecticut, has removed the phrase “in the year of our Lord” from their high school diplomas, after someone complained. This change is intended to remove “religious bias” and avoid offense but is in conflict with the Constitution of Connecticut, not to mention the United States Constitution. This is just another example of the […]
“Seniors at a New Haven, Conn., high school will not be graduating ‘in the year of our Lord’ this year–or any future years, according to the superintendent of schools.” Fox News reported this story. It’s similar to one that was reported a few months ago when a Muslim student at Trinity University in San Antonio […]
Although some compromises were necessary to complete the framing of our Constitution – and to ensure that we had a constitution at all – our Constitution was not a mere bundle of pragmatic compromises. Our Constitution was designed: it was the product of a carefully crafted deliberative process in which history’s lessons concerning the effects of different forms of civil government for liberty and justice were carefully weighed and the proposed means of giving us the best form of republican government that the people of the various states would accept were both considered and reconsidered.