The Bill of Rights is Missing an Amendment – Another Dred Decision By A Lower Court

April 19, 2018 By The Common Constitutionalist   One of greater problems that plague our federal government is that of cross-delegation. What do I mean by this? I describe this phenomenon as such, owing to the fact that three branches of government are no longer “separate but equal.” As we see by the take-over of government by … More The Bill of Rights is Missing an Amendment – Another Dred Decision By A Lower Court

What Does Free Speech Mean?

Among other cherished values, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The U.S. Supreme Court often has struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech. The following are examples of speech, both direct (words) and symbolic (actions), that the Court has decided are either entitled to First Amendment protections, or not. The First Amendment states, … More What Does Free Speech Mean?

Proposal: Teach the Bible in Public Schools

April 3, 2018  by  Selwyn Duke “Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God,” said signatory to the Constitution Gouverneur Morris. Contrary to popular myth, this was the common Founder view at the time. And while it’s not common today, some … More Proposal: Teach the Bible in Public Schools

The Christian Origins of America’s Constitutional Republic

Feng Wei Photography/Getty Images 31 Mar 2018 by Michael Patrick Leahy As one billion Christians around the world gather on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the foundational event of the Christian faith, it is worth reminding every American about the Christian origins of our constitutional republic. Three key theological concepts from … More The Christian Origins of America’s Constitutional Republic

When the Innocent Go to Prison, How Many Guilty Go Free?

A husband and wife want to upend how we talk about wrongful convictions.   By MAURICE CHAMMAH Jennifer Thompson has told her harrowing tale many times. In 1984, a man broke into her apartment and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint. She picked Ronald Cotton out of a police lineup, and he was sent to prison. But … More When the Innocent Go to Prison, How Many Guilty Go Free?