One way to change worldview perceptions is to keep people ignorant. The public schools have done a great job in shifting worldview thinking from theism to humanism right under the noses of parents who extol the virtues of America’s government education system. Consider how textbooks handle the subject of religion in the founding of America. One elementary school social studies book has thirty pages of material "on the Pilgrims," Paul Vitz writes, "including the first Thanksgiving. But there is not one word (or image) that referred to religion as even a part of the Pilgrims’" life.
Hermeneutics, the science and skill of interpretation, is most often applied to the Bible. But hermeneutics can be applied to any written document. For example, the Constitution is a piece of literature that requires interpretive skill to determine its meaning. I was reminded of this when I read a letter to the editor that appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
The new 580,000-square-foot, $621 million Visitor’s Center is already embroiled in controversy. It seems that the illustrious planners wanted to avoid controversy by leaving out the content of America’s rich Christian heritage but had no problem including “photographs of Earth Day, information about an AIDS rally and details about the nation’s industrial sector.” See this […]
While appearing on the September 12, 2008 episode of “The View,” John McCain was asked about his opposition to the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision. The question relates to the type of judges he would nominate to the Supreme Court. McCain insisted that he would support judges who took a strict constructionist view of […]
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop Cobb County, Georgia, from opening its meetings with prayers that mention Jesus or use other sectarian
I received the following email in reference to a statement that I made on my radio show that taxation is stealing.
One of the arguments made by yesterday’s Tar-Baby emailer that while the words separation of church and state do not appear in the Constitution the concept clearly does.
As you can imagine, I get lots of emails. I try to answer most of them as soon as I get them. Some emails take a little more time. Every once in a while I get what I call a Tar-Baby
All the God-talk in politics is upsetting some people. The media are picking up on this uneasy feeling among the electorate and are fanning the flames of a growing hostility in order to disenfranchise Christian conservative votes.
Professor Stone centers his analysis of what he conceives to be the distorted version of history that has become part of the conventional wisdom of American politics in recent years"
Times have changed. Islam is more than a nuisance; it’s a worldview intent on world domination through fear, terror, and the ballot box. The talk from both ends of the political spectrum is that ‘democracy’ will cure the ills of Iraq, Iran, and the surrounding Muslim nations.
Thankfully, I’ve never had to hire a lawyer except to close several real estate deals. But if I ever need a lawyer, I will do a lot of background checking. The first thing I would look for is how well he knows his subject matter.
The First Amendment to the Constitution is one of the most foundational pieces of legislation and succinctly outlines key freedoms that belong to each and every American. As a corollary, it is also one of the most debated and interpreted collections of words and ideas that have ever been put to paper (or parchment).
A recent USA Today article reported that most Americans believe the nation’s founders wrote Christianity into the Constitution.
It had to happen. What if a Muslim won election in America? On what standard would he bind himself and the declaration of his oath to uphold the Constitution? Well, it has happened. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from the Minnesota House of Representatives who recently became a United States Congressman, is a Muslim who wants to take the oath of office on the Koran.