Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution & Religion

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WallBuilder Press, 2000 - History - 534 pages
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In their own words, the Supreme Court has become "a national theology board," "a super board of education," and amateur psychologists on a "psycho-journey." The result has been a virtual rewriting of the liberties enumerated in the Constitution. A direct victim of this judicial micromanagement has been the religious aspect of the First Amendment. For example, the Court now interprets that Amendment under: a "Lemon Test" absurdly requiring religious expression to be secular; an "Endorsement Test" pursuing an impossible neutrality between religion and secularism; and a "Psychological Coercion Test" allowing a single dissenter to silence an entire community's religious expression. Additional casualties of judicial activism have included protections for State's rights, local controls, separation of powers, legislative supremacy, and numerous other constitutional provisions. Why did earlier Courts protect these powers for generations, and what has caused their erosion by contemporary Courts? - Back cover.

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The review by @hewhocutsdown is most unfortunate. While he may disagree with the decidedly religious bent of Barton's work, what he cannot refute is the reality that there is no such thing in the ... Read full review

Should be considered a text book for History

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I believe that if there is any hope for The United States to exist for long as a free country we must point our younger generations to these truths that with out the morality established and taught by ... Read full review

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