The Founders’ Intent for the First Amendment

June 2, 2012 in Dan Hubert, Esq, Restoring God, Separation of Church and Culture, Uncategorized

By Daniel Hubert PART 1: THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution Four distinct liberties appear in the first amendment, protected by the strongest language one could devise. At first glance, it is simply several separate liberties.  But they are, in fact, one singular liberty with four inter-dependent parts.  Likely, a half-drunken clerk, pulling an all-nighter, penned the last draft of the First Amendment.  The author scribbled them down hastily, probably at a tavern, and certainly as his whiskey and candlelight dwindled. To suggest the clerk’s intoxication is by no means a slight on the clerk.  It just demonstrates that a drunken
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The Immoral Government and Our Moral Opportunity

March 12, 2012 in Charitable Social Services, Contributors, Health Care, Monica Frede, Restoring Family, Restoring God, Separation of Church and Culture

By Monica Frede Earlier this week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, penned a letter in response to recent visits by White House officials to the group of Catholic Bishops. In an effort to soothe the fiery debate ignited in recent weeks due to the Obama Administration’s mandate on private insurers providing its customers contraception coverage, the church leaders and White House staff discussed “the options.” Dolan’s letter, addressed to his Conference of Catholic Bishops, reaffirms the unapologetic position by the White House: How fortunate that we as a body have had opportunities during our past plenary assemblies to manifest our strong unity in defense of religious freedom. We rely on that unity now more than ever as HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] seeks to define what constitutes church ministry and how it can be exercised. The HHS seeks to constitute church ministry and
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Separation of State… From Church – Protecting Faith

February 20, 2012 in Nancy Oliver, Restoring God, Separation of Church and Culture

By Nancy Oliver All across our nation we are in a constant battle between the concepts of what impact Religion of all kinds should play in our culture and our political decisions. A great majority of our Founders and the citizens of their infant nation were Christians whether Catholic or Protestant. In Europe the views of the Christian faith deeply mattered in most of the nations, but our Founders knew the young Republic was comprised of diverse faiths. Most Anglos were in accordance with much of their neighbors of faith, but still sought to practice their faith in a way in which the diversity of the religions were free to practice as they wished. Religion will always play a preeminent role in shaping the mentality of our Nation’s people. Mentality is what establishes the cultural guidelines that follow; if we are a culture that allows individual liberties then we must be a moral
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