Tag Archives: U.S. Constitution

Matt Baume On Marriage In Constitution

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NOM Launches 2016 Hate Pledge

As it did in 2012, today NOM will ask all GOP presidential candidates to sign its hate pledge promising to support a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. “Republicans need to not just give lip service to marriage,” Brian Brown, president of the organization, told CNN in an interview. “By signing the pledge they are committing to concrete steps to protect ...

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Christmas Is In The Constitution

“You go to the end of the Constitution, what do you find? It’s dated from when? It’s dated from the first Christmas! From the birth of Jesus Christ, ‘the year of our Lord.’ So we dated our Constitution, we dated the Declaration of Independence. We dated them from the very first Christmas! In other words, Christmas is IN the Constitution. ...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Same-Sex Marriage Shows The Genius Of The US Constitution

Speaking on Friday in Philadelphia, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that growing acceptance of same-sex marriage demonstrates the genius of the US Constitution. “So I see the genius of our Constitution, and of our society, is how much more embracive we have become than we were at the beginning,” Ginsburg said in a far-ranging discussion of her work ...

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Betty Bowers: Are We A Christian Nation?

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Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment

It doesn’t seem possible, but Mississippi never ratified the 13th Amendment. Until now. Life really does move slower in the South. One hundred forty-eight years after Congress sent the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery to the states for ratification, Mississippi officially has joined the ranks. The state’s Legislature did vote to ratify it in 1995 — but the vote was never ...

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Atheist Group Asks Obama To Omit “So Help Me God” From Oath Of Office

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has written a letter to the president asking him to omit “so help me God” during his second inauguration oath. Via the Christian Post: “When you stand to reaffirm your oath, do so using the language of the Founders. Eliminate the religious verbiage. While you’re at it, why not place your hand on the Constitution ...

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Dems Launch Citizens United Repeal

Federal constitution amendments are the most difficult thing to achieve in American politics, which is why there hasn’t been one in decades. But if ever there was a good shot at one, this might be it.

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Tenth Grader Challenges Crazy Eyes To Debate About U.S. Constitution

I’d put my money on Amy, should Crazy Eyes dare agree to the challenge. But I’m not holding my breath on that ever happening.

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Janine Turner: Our Founding Fathers Were Clapping From Heaven Over Constitution

It turns out actress Janine Turner is kind of a nut.

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Birther Interrupts Constitution Reading

As Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) read the Constitution’s stipulation that the president must be a natural-born citizen, a woman in the gallery of the U.S. House shouted, “Except for Obama! Except for Obama! Help us Jesus!” She was immediately removed. So much for the sanctity of our nation’s most-revered document. UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, World Net Daily is ecstatic.

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Antonin Scalia: The 14th Amendment Should Not Apply To Homosexuals

Speaking on Friday at the University of Richmond, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia denounced the concept of a “living Constitution” and said the 14th Amendment was not written with the intent of granting equal protection to ALL Americans. Just the heterosexual ones. “The due process clause has been distorted so it’s no longer a guarantee of process but a guarantee ...

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Constitution Does Not Protect Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Speaking to a San Francisco law school on Friday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee gay people protection against discrimination. And the same goes for women. “If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, you have legislatures,” Scalia said during a 90-minute question-and-answer session with a professor at UC Hastings College ...

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Teabagger Strikethrough

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Tweet Of The Day – Sarah Palin

Mama Grizzly don’t appear to understand the First Amendment, do she?

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ARIZONA: Sen. Jon Kyl (R) Calls For Repeal Of The 14th Amendment

GOP Sen. Jon Kyl wants Congress to start proceedings to repeal the 14th Amendment so that the children of undocumented immigrants are not born as U.S. citizens. Kyl told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he supports a call by fellow Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to introduce a new amendment to repeal the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Support is growing ...

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Hamas Women Are Having U.S. Babies So They Can Grow Up To Be Terrorists And Kill Us All

And therefore we must do away with the 14th Amendment.

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AZ Sen. Russell Pierce On Anchor Babies

Arizona state Sen. Russell Pierce seems to think the Constitution is unconstitutional. Or something. Because he doesn’t want citizenship granted to babies born to undocumented immigrants.

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Quote Of The Day – Antonin Scalia

“My burden is not to show that originalism is perfect but to show that it beats the other available alternatives. Did any provision of the Constitution guarantee a right to abortion? No one thought so for almost two centuries after the founding. Did any provision in the Constitution guarantee a right to homosexual sodomy? Same answer.” – Supreme Court Justice ...

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