All Blog Posts Tagged 'constitution' (13)

A Constitution for a General Federation

Hey all,

 

I'm restoring a blog I previously deleted. Hope you enjoy!

 

The file is too large to insert all of it here, so I've provided an excerpt that should give you a feel for what  it is about. You can download the entire document in word format here:

aGeneralFederationFLaw

You can…

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Added by Kir Komrik on January 9, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

I fear for our progress as Americans.

I fear for our progress as Americans. Even though we believe that once a civil right's victory has been accomplished we will never look back, the sad truth of it is that countries can devolve. 

Look at Iran. True, it was never exactly a shinning beacon of hope and equality for anyone, but before their revolution, there were a lot more clits around. 

I'm not even kidding. 

Sexual mutilation INCREASED after the people "got their voice." So did the average beard length, the…

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 3, 2011 at 8:40pm — 11 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

God in the Constitution: by Col. Robert G. Ingersoll

I ran across this (rather long) public domain essay by Robert Ingersoll (a 19th century atheist) and found that it's still contemporaneous. I kept thinking of Islam as I read this, even though it's really directed at Christians. There are some really good points covered: particularly the secular nature of our constitution and the the break it represents from the divine authority previously assumed…
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Added by Atheist Exile on July 23, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Atheist and want to hold Public Office? GO FOR IT!



Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr. (born November 11, 1931) is an American politician from the state of California. A Democrat, he has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1973 (37 years), currently representing California's 13th congressional district in southwestern Alameda County. Currently he is the sixth most senior Representative as well as 8th most… Continue

Added by Rick on June 20, 2010 at 5:39am — 1 Comment

"Secular" Bible Classes To Claim Bible "Blueprint" For Constitution

There is a national group called the National Council On Bible Curriculum In Public Schools that is pushing for what they call "secular" bible classes for our nation's public schools as an elective. There are several stories in recent months about these classes being approved. (A recent one can be found here.)

However, a look at… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on February 7, 2010 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

UK Looks At Removing Christianity From Territorial Constitutions

In a story from The MailOnline, a group of British MPs is pushing to remove references to Christianty from the constitutions of its territories.



For example, the constitution of the Cayman Islands makes the assertion in its preamble that it is a "God-fearing country based on traditional Christian values, tolerant of other religions and… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 18, 2009 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

Lake Local School District in Ohio Makes Belief in God a Goal

There are few things that can get under my skin like the education system in America. We do not do enough to teach our kids about the real wonders in the world through logical inspection and we fail miserably to teach them to respect or understand history. Schools that respect the secular requirements of our government fail to impart the importance of these subjects. What education are we denying children when they are educated by a school district that makes “belief in god” a goal in their… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on August 29, 2009 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

Its Time For Some New Currency

Oh what a mistake it was adding 'In God We Trust' to the United States currency.



It started with coins in 1864, gained new legs with the motto in 1956, then made its debut on paper currency in 1957.



Before and After


Isn't is about time we think about updating our currency? And while we are at it, shouldn't we drop this blatant violation of the first… Continue

Added by Johnny on August 6, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Kissimmee, FL Wants to Add "In God We Trust" to City Logo



City Commission of Kissimmee, Florida, will vote to modify its city logo to include "In God We Trust" to voice objection to the “socialist” leadership of the country.



Commissioner Art Otero recommended this affront to the American Constitution. "This nation has been moving toward more liberal postures such as homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion and the legalization of marijuana. I'm against that way of thinking. Those are not the… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on July 28, 2009 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

Ed Buckner Presents

Yesterday I attended a lecture by Ed Buckner, President of American Atheists. His lecture, titled "This Is a Free Country, Not a Christian Nation: In Freedom We Trust", was informative and provoked a few thoughtful questions from the audience.



Basically, Buckner discussed why the United States is not a Christian nation. He challenged other freethinkers to ask people who make this claim to explain what they mean by it. One could certainly argue that America has a Christian majority,… Continue

Added by Pam on May 4, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

"Under God" and Compulsory Unity

[From Bloc Raisonneur]



Radley Balko at the Agitator and Jason Kuznicki at Positive Liberty wonder at the wisdom of Michael Newdow and other atheists' attempts to strike "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Their beef? Per Balko:

Seems to me that the real problem here—whether you’re atheist, agnostic, or devout—is the idea that we’re forcing school…
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Added by Paul Fidalgo on January 12, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

"So Help me God" - 4 words that presidents have added after the oath at their Inauguration since Roosevelt

The founding fathers made it a priority to make sure religion didn’t make its way into our politics and justice system. They knew that if an individual received their morals and lived their life according to a faith based system, they would allow that influence to spill over into the way they govern their population.



I never paid attention to the inauguration of any president to date, so finding out that this phrase has been added by every president since Roosevelt struck me as sort… Continue

Added by JJ on January 4, 2009 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment

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