This blog started out as a companion piece to my book, Musings from the Christian Left (excerpts of which can be found in the July 2004 link) and to support a planned radio show. Now, its simply a long term writing project from a Christian Left Libertarian perspective (meaning I often argue for liberty within the (Catholic) Church, rather than liberty because the church takes care of a conservative view of morality.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Ten Commandments

The issue is not whether the United States acknowledges God. God does not need us to acknowledge Him for His sake but for ours - and He certainly does not need forced acknowledgement directed by the state. This issue is also not about activists federal judges, as Miller and Scalia would have you believe. This case and all such cases are about the inability of state governments to protect the rights of minorities (religious, racial, sexual) and the responsibility of the federal government to do so under the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment codifies the settling of this question at Appotomax, Virginia in 1865, something my fellow southerners are loathe to admit.

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