The Bladensburg Cross, Supreme Court Precedent, and the Dirty Dozen

On June 20th the Supreme Court handed down their decision in regard to the 32 foot tall Blandensberg cross, which is located in Maryland.  The Supreme Court ruled correctly that the cross does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.  The rational behind that decision was however deeply flawed, leaving the door wide … Continue reading The Bladensburg Cross, Supreme Court Precedent, and the Dirty Dozen

The Colorado Wedding Cake Case and the Constitution

If the Supreme Court still followed the letter and the spirit of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution there is only one possible decision they could reach in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  Because this case involves freedom of speech and freedom of religion they would have to rule … Continue reading The Colorado Wedding Cake Case and the Constitution

Attorney General Sessions’ Religious Liberty Protections and the First Amendment

On Friday, October 6th President, Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, released sweeping religious liberty protections.   Contained in these protections is a reversal of ObamaCare’s conception mandate.  Most of these religious liberty protections are nothing new at all.  They are contained in the Free Exercise of Religion Clause of the First Amendment.  Unfortunately that clause has … Continue reading Attorney General Sessions’ Religious Liberty Protections and the First Amendment

Trump’s religious liberty path requires our support

The majority of things that come out of Washington DC do not require our assistance. President Trump lays down an order, Congress passes a law, or some agency puts out a regulation and the citizenry does what it can to comply. It sounds Draconian but it's a system that works. Our participation in the republic … Continue reading Trump’s religious liberty path requires our support

Majority Muslim City Council? No Big Deal as Long as the Bargain is Kept

As anyone who has ever read this blog knows, I'm an implacable foe of Radical Islam.  I am a supporter of Pam Geller and Robert Spencer and think they are two of the bravest and most honorable people I know.  I think CAIR is a front group for radical Islam and I think everywhere it … Continue reading Majority Muslim City Council? No Big Deal as Long as the Bargain is Kept

Frank Luntz is Crushing on Bobby Jindal

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has a new fan:  Frank Luntz.  While Donald Trump is getting all the headlines from The Family Leadership Summit held in Ames, Iowa Saturday, apparently one of the top performers was actually Bobby Jindal. Jindal got many prolonged rounds of applause and at one point, Luntz … Continue reading Frank Luntz is Crushing on Bobby Jindal

ACLU vs. Religious Liberty in Louisiana

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Like all other schools across the state and across the nation, Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School in Shreveport is gearing up for rigorous state testing this month.  The new tests that students will now have to take are Common Core based and extremely tough and schools across the parish have been drilling, … Continue reading ACLU vs. Religious Liberty in Louisiana

On Hobby Lobby the GOP Establishment Lucks out

There are a lot of things we can say about the 5-4 ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. We can say it's an important win for religious liberty (it is) we can say that differentiating between a "closely held" corporation and a big publicly held one is far (it is).  You can claim that it's … Continue reading On Hobby Lobby the GOP Establishment Lucks out

Fred Phelps Dreaming of a Brewer Veto in Arizona

There are a lot of people who can't wait to see a veto in Arizona of the Religious Freedom bill. CNN & MSNBC have made it their cause celebre, GLAAD sees it as a great way to recover from their Duck Dynasty defeat and many in the establishment GOP see it as an excellent change … Continue reading Fred Phelps Dreaming of a Brewer Veto in Arizona

Justice Scalia and Religion in the Public Square

I came upon the dissent filed by Justice Scalia in McCreary County vs. ACLU where the Supreme Court found that the intent behind the 10 Commandment display in the county courthouse was relevant to determining if the display itself is unconstitutional.  The Court stated that if the government acts with the predominant purpose to advance religion, that … Continue reading Justice Scalia and Religion in the Public Square