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On which precedents did the Court construct this new test for constitutionality? And strike down the State laws? PRE-1947: 37; POST-1947: 105. Levitt v. Committee for Public Education, 1973 New York law mandated that all schools within the State both public and nonpublic keep certain secular administrative records i.e., testing,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts. John Jay Original Chief Justice U.S. Supreme... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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It might also be argued that parents who want their children exposed to religious influences can adequately fulfill that wish off school property and outside school time. With all its surface persuasiveness, however, this argument seriously misconceives the basic constitutional justification for permitting the exercises at issue in these cases.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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However, perhaps the most serious and long lasting effect of that case was the Court’s transformation of the First Amendment prohibition against the establishment of a national church into the prohibition of a voluntary religious activity by students. School District of Abington Township v. Schempp, 1963 This case involved yet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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For example: The idea of infidelity a disbelief in the inspiration of the Scriptures or the divine origin of Christianity cannot be treated with too much resentment or too much horror. The man who can think of it with patience is a traitor in his heart and ought to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion as it has in itself no character of enmity hatred against the laws, religion or tranquility of Mussel men Muslims and as the said States America have never entered into any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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With independence now a reality, the national legislators turned their full attention toward permanently securing America’s newly gained liberty. To this end, delegates from each State were sent to Philadelphia in May 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation the document under which the national government had functioned during the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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For example, the citizens of Pepperell, Massachusetts, sent many loads of grain to Boston; and their leader, William Prescott, must have summed up the feelings of a great many Americans when he wrote the Bostonians: We heartily sympathize with you and are always ready to do all in our power... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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United States v. Macintosh, 1931 United States Supreme Court This case concerned a Canadian who applied for naturalization; although occurring 140 years after the ratification of the Constitution, the U. S. Supreme Court was still articulating the same message: We are a Christian people according to one another the equal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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The People v. Ruggles, 1811 Supreme Court of New York This was the second case cited in Holy Trinity, and the facts are described in the case: The defendant was indicted for that he did wickedly, maliciously, and blasphemously utter and with a loud voice publish in the presence and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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In Commonwealth v. Wolf (1817), the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania explained that “laws cannot be administered in any civilized government unless the people are taught to revere the sanctity of an oath. It is of the utmost moment, therefore, that they should be reminded of their religious duties,” thus again... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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How can this be accomplished? As President Thomas Jefferson admonished Supreme Court Justice William Johnson: On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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The eighth device used by Democrats to disenfranchise black Americans was that of physical intimidation and violence. Recall that in 1871, Rep. Robert Brown Elliott had concluded: “the declared purpose of the Democratic Party is to defeat the ballot with the bullet and other coercive means.” Elliott’s term “coercive means”... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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Southern Democrats went well beyond Black Codes, however, and also imposed forced segregation. In 1881, Tennessee became the first State to do so, and over the next decade, several other southern States followed. As a result, schools, hospitals, public transportation, and restaurants became segregated – despite federal laws to the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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Even though huge steps in obtaining civil rights had been achieved through the 13th and the 14th Amendments, the staunch and steadfast resistance of the southern Democratic States to those measures continued; they simply Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led the slaughter of African Americans at fort pillow ignored the constitutional... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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Justice Story became committed to the principles of Christianity. Throughout his lengthy legal career, he consistently expressed his strong beliefs about the importance of Christianity to civil government and his conviction that American law and legal practices must never be separated from Christian principles. As he explained: One of the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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This Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court declared that it was proper for the State to aid, encourage, and protect religion! Another Supreme Court Justice who adds to the rich spiritual heritage of the Old Supreme Court Chamber is Joseph Story. Story was truly a son of the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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Under the leadership of its president, John Jay – a Founding Father and the original Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court – tens and thousands of Bibles were printed and distributed across America by the American Bible Society. bible society document signed by john jay Oliver Ellsworth, the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2010 at David Barton's blog
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