In 1940, 14 years before Congress added the phrase "under God" to the Pledge. A school district in Pennsylvania said that students had to recite the Pledge. The Supreme Court said it was OK for the school district to expel students who didn't.
Prison was not a new experience for Michael Potts. This was his third time behind bars. Like the overwhelming majority of prisoners, Michael was caught in a revolving door. Prison did nothing to prepare him for life on the outside, and so, given the op
In John W. Whitehead's "Amish v. State" article in the March/April 2003 Liberty magazine, he indicates that the only waste that an Amish family produces is organic. Inasmuch as human feces is organic and it flows untreated into streams, it would seem that
Remember last June? For some a time of infamy. For others a brave judicial finding. Three judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance endorses a religious belief; that when
During President Reagan's first term the Christian Coalition's predecessor, the Moral Majority, expended great effort to, in effect, amend the First Amendment. With the support of a popular president they almost succeeded. But for the efforts of U.S. Sen
Like any parent, I want the best for my children. I want to give them every opportunity our society and my means can provide. I want to protect them from harm and insult, which often carries greater harm than a bruising tumble. I want them to have high va
At first it seems ironic, if not downright ridiculous: a federal lawsuit seeks to block funding of an Iowa prison program that in Texas has resulted in a nearly two-thirds decrease in the recidivism rate of released convicts.
One of the primary purposes of incarceration is the reform and eventual rehabilitation of prisoners. Despite this goal, recidivism is common, and prisons are often the breeding grounds of criminal conspiracies. Yet not all those released from prison retu
The understanding that the freedom of religion clause in the First Amendment was intended to erect "a wall of separation between church and state" is...