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  • America’s real first freedom? Secular government

    America’s real first freedom? Secular government

    The men who wrote the U.S. Constitution understood well that the greatest threat to freedom of conscience — of thought, belief, religion, and expression — was tyranny and, in their time, tyranny was predominantly religious in nature. So when the U.S. founders had the opportunity to forge a legal framework for a new nation, they inscribed as the first freedom the right to live free from the government’s heavy hand in the area of religion.

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  • Scalia is right, but favoring religion is not the problem

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines recently when he said that the US Constitution can favor religion over non-religion. As a constitutional scholar who has not hesitated to disagree with Justice Scalia — especially over his interpretation of the Second Amendment and his invention of gun rights, which to

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