Unnecessary and Inappropriate Constitutional Conflict in North Carolina

May 13, 2016 by

by Robert McFarland, Public Discourse: If the federal government, via the interpretive activity of one of its executive departments, can issue mandates to the states regarding bathrooms, it is hard to imagine an area of local governance shielded from federal scrutiny. On May 4, 2016, a deputy assistant attorney general of the United States mailed a demand letter to the governor of North Carolina instructing him to “not comply with or implement” North Carolina law. This letter represents the...

read more

The Obama Administration Provokes a Legal Crisis — the War against North Carolina

May 10, 2016 by

By David French, National Review: The state of North Carolina and the federal government are now in a state of declared legal war. On Wednesday afternoon, the Obama administration sent a letter to North Carolina governor Pat McCrory demanding that the state “not comply with or enforce H.B. 2,” its so-called transgender bathroom law. According to the letter, a state requirement that people use the bathrooms reserved for their biological sex violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....

read more

Could America Survive without Religion?

Nov 19, 2015 by

By Robert P George, Public Discourse: Can freedom survive in a society in which most citizens believe that human beings, who are supposed to have inalienable rights, are merely material beings inhabiting a universe of purely material and efficient causality? John Adams famously said that our Constitution was made “only for a moral and religious people and is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Was he right? Perhaps the first thing to note is that our Constitution is, to borrow a...

read more

Without Christianity at its heart, the next coronation will be empty ritual

Sep 10, 2015 by

By Gillan Scott, from Archbishop Cranmer: In the week when Queen Elizabeth II reached a momentous landmark in her reign, it does feel rather inappropriate to be talking about what will happen once she is no longer with us. But this is exactly what the Christian think-tank Theos has been doing, and has published the results and analysis of a poll studying the public’s views on whether the expected coronation of King Charles III (or King George VII) should be an exclusively Christian affair, as...

read more

Behold the new diversity. Any view you like so long as it is liberal

Sep 1, 2015 by

By Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman: Peter Hitchens has proposed a new Senate to replace the now hopelessly beyond reform House of Lords. Hitchens is one of the few remaining great conservative columnists writing in a national newspaper; many others have either been purged or capitulated to the great re-education camp that is Britain’s main stream media. The requirements for standing and voting for this new Senate make interesting reading. I was delighted to find that I retain a vote, and...

read more

What does the future hold?

Jun 27, 2015 by

By Ryan T Anderson, Conjugality: As the four dissenting opinions make abundantly clear, yesterday’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges had nothing to do with the Constitution. This ruling is perhaps as clear of an example of judicial activism as any we have seen in recent years – or are likely (hopefully) to see in the future. The majority of the Court simply replaced the people’s opinion about what marriage is with its own. Nothing in the Constitution supplies an answer to the question What...

read more