All Blog Posts Tagged 'civil' (9)

Episode 18: Religious Rights or Preferential Treatment (Part 2/2)

In This Episode: (Warning! Potentially Offensive Content! As usual.)

  • Religious prisoners sue for ceremonial food.
  • Muslim prisoners sue for 5 prayers a day.
  • Woman sues United States Council of Bishops for directing Catholic hospitals to put religious beliefs above her safety.

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Added by Facts Before Faith on January 2, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Case for judicial reform

Lady justice is blind, its the law and facts that will drive the results of the court cases. But unfortunately judges are deciding cases based on their political beliefs and judges who decide the cases impartially are being removed from their job. 

In the 1800's after the civil war blacks were given voting rights in the south but the supreme court ruled people are separate but equal leading…

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Added by atheistrising on October 4, 2012 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

Southern Fried Tyranny With Grits and Hypocrisy

So North Carolina decided that somehow it was a good idea to vote on a civil rights issue seeing how it all worked out so well the first time. This time it wasn’t some racist ideas but it was close enough. It was about gay people having the gall to demand fair treatment under law and be afforded a legal status that is for some reason given only to heterosexual couples. They want to get married.



I’m sorry but there’s this thing called Article 6 of the United States Constitution and…

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Added by Jason Paisley on May 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Josephine

(If you would like to visit my blog or would like to read this posting in its original formatting:  Josephine)

“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more…
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Added by Godless Poutine on March 23, 2012 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Third world mentality alive and well ...

The first Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law “respecting an establishment of religion “. The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment has been interpreted by the Supreme Court as erecting a separation of church and state. This seems simple enough to anyone who thinks free, no laws regarding religion. Yet, everyday, I see laws already on the books, that have nothing to do with religion, not… Continue

Added by TDM on January 10, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

Losing my Faith in Humanity (or: A Sanity-Preserving Rant)

This TSA bullshit is just the latest in a long line of attacks on our civil liberties, but it's really pissing me off. I wonder what it will take to finally push a thorough backlash against all of our stupid policies (formal and informal)? Seatbelt laws, helmet laws, mandatory insurance, gay military service bans, gay marriage bans, gay adoption bans, anti-prostitution laws, anti-gambling laws, the war on crime, the war on drugs, the war on terror, unfounded and illegal undeclared wars, corrupt… Continue

Added by Garrison on November 21, 2010 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

No Second Chances - Why the Oscar Grant Killing is more horrifying for a non-believer





This piece was originally published on OpEdNews.com under the same title.



To borrow a line from John Lennon, "Imagine there's no heaven." Really, imagine it.



Now imagine you are Oscar Grant, lying on your stomach on the cold hard pavement of the subway platform. A knee, putting the weight of a two hundred pound man, descends on your neck like a wolverine's jaws, grinding… Continue

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on November 6, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Maine, Marriage Equality, and Lessons

Several friends and a number of my YouTube subscribers have asked me to weigh in on the electoral success of Proposition 1 in Maine, which repealed a statute enacted by the Maine legislature and signed into law by its governor that extended the legal right to marry to same-sex couples in the state. 53% voted to repeal the statute, 47% voted to retain it – a result similar to the 2008 vote for Proposition 8 in California (52% in favor, 48% against), but well short of the trouncing same-sex… Continue

Added by ProfMTH on November 5, 2009 at 5:14pm — 7 Comments

Why Is Religion Still Allowed To Stand In The Way Of Basic Human Rights?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;


*NO* law respecting an establishment of religion. It seems pretty black and white to me, no law shall be created on the grounds of religious belief. Yet here we are 200 years later still fighting against it every day one multiple fronts. Abortion and contraceptives, assisted suicide, life support, gay rights - indeed despite this 200 year old rule of the… Continue

Added by SabreNation on March 26, 2009 at 3:48pm — 6 Comments

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