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Alabama Chief Justice Thinks The First Amendment Only Protects Christians

Alabama Chief Justice Thinks The First Amendment Only Protects Christians

Commented Jul 4, 2014 at 01:12:28 in Politics

“When Thomas Jefferson and James Madison first proposed the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom (the frame and basis of the later First Amendment to the Constitution) in 1779, the preamble began, 'Well aware that Almighty God hath created the mind free...' Patrick Henry and other devout Christians attempted to substitute the words 'Jesus Christ' for 'Almighty God' in this opening passage, and were overwhelmingly voted down. This vote was interpreted by Jefferson to mean that Virginia's representatives wanted the law 'to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahomedan, the Hindoo, and Infidel of every denomination.'

Jefferson studied the Qur'an, and it remains a part of his estate to this day. Benjamin Franklin was also specific about the breadth of American religious tolerance.

"Even if the Mufti [chief jurist] of Constantinople [from the Muslim Ottoman Empire] were to send a missionary to preach Mohammedanism to us, he would find a pulpit at his service."

They held to these beliefs, in spite of their "9/11," the Barbary Pirates.”
Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

Commented May 28, 2014 at 05:32:52 in Politics

“I read the whole letter. Joe doesn't seem to understand that Martinez is not being manipulated; he is clearly articulating a long-held belief.”

Big D23 on May 28, 2014 at 05:58:13

“And capitalizing on his son's murder”
Cliven Bundy Leaves The Republican Party

Cliven Bundy Leaves The Republican Party

Commented May 28, 2014 at 05:10:14 in Politics

“How much did they pay him to leave?”
Which States Are Searching For Buddha, Or Allah, Or Satan?.. And Other Religious Questions From Google Trends (QUIZ)

Which States Are Searching For Buddha, Or Allah, Or Satan?.. And Other Religious Questions From Google Trends (QUIZ)

Commented May 26, 2014 at 18:54:25 in Religion

“That's right. These are not the most-searched terms, but the states foremost in searching those terms. I'm sure that in every state, "Chocolate cake recipes" beats them all.”
10 Songs That Can No Longer Be Played At Chris Christie Events

10 Songs That Can No Longer Be Played At Chris Christie Events

Commented May 17, 2014 at 00:46:28 in Politics

“Keeping it on the front page---or ignoring it altogether--will not affect the outcome.”
Report: GOP Senate Candidate Monica Wehby Accused Of Stalking By Ex-Boyfriend

Report: GOP Senate Candidate Monica Wehby Accused Of Stalking By Ex-Boyfriend

Commented May 17, 2014 at 00:40:48 in Politics

“Some people go around calling Michelle Obama "disbarred" because she changed careers and didn't keep up her law license.
That story is dirty pool and maybe this one is too.”
Report: GOP Senate Candidate Monica Wehby Accused Of Stalking By Ex-Boyfriend

Report: GOP Senate Candidate Monica Wehby Accused Of Stalking By Ex-Boyfriend

Commented May 17, 2014 at 00:33:34 in Politics

“Another ticking time bomb.”
Keith Crisco Dead: Clay Aiken's Dem Opponent Found Dead Days After Primary

Keith Crisco Dead: Clay Aiken's Dem Opponent Found Dead Days After Primary

Commented May 12, 2014 at 20:34:41 in Politics

“"Look for"? Anyone who gets the petition signatures can run.”

dollymajig on May 12, 2014 at 22:43:18

“Clay already has. I was referring to other races, and possibly the corporate media coverage.”
Keith Crisco Dead: Clay Aiken's Dem Opponent Found Dead Days After Primary

Keith Crisco Dead: Clay Aiken's Dem Opponent Found Dead Days After Primary

Commented May 12, 2014 at 20:19:24 in Politics

“My husband, 49, broke his neck just by passing out. His head hit a railing.”
Bridgegate Has Cost Chris Christie's Campaign At Least $314,000 In Legal Fees So Far

Bridgegate Has Cost Chris Christie's Campaign At Least $314,000 In Legal Fees So Far

Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 00:43:04 in Politics

“Of course someone did it. It didn't do itself. We can't move on. He will be indicted, and once he is indicted, he is entitled to a speedy trial. Therefore, the investigation must be done carefully. However, if you want personally to avoid the story, you're obviously not trying hard enough.”

Chris and Paul on Apr 22, 2014 at 08:43:54

“He will be indicted the same day OBama is impeached! It will never happen!”
Bridgegate Has Cost Chris Christie's Campaign At Least $314,000 In Legal Fees So Far

Bridgegate Has Cost Chris Christie's Campaign At Least $314,000 In Legal Fees So Far

Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 00:39:24 in Politics

“All nonsense. He'll have lost his right to vote by 2016.”
Bridgegate Has Cost Chris Christie's Campaign At Least $314,000 In Legal Fees So Far

Bridgegate Has Cost Chris Christie's Campaign At Least $314,000 In Legal Fees So Far

Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 00:35:02 in Politics

“He thinks he has a problem like Camilla Parker Bowles has a problem: it's just a matter of turning public perception around. And he's a former U.S. Attorney.”
These Vintage Photos Prove That Queen Elizabeth II Is The Most Stylish Royal Of All

These Vintage Photos Prove That Queen Elizabeth II Is The Most Stylish Royal Of All

Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 00:34:00 in Style

“Her generation of royals still married its cousins. I don't know how you can say she's of any particular extraction.”

mzrecycle on Apr 22, 2014 at 06:21:55

“Because of her genealogy.”

Reuben Somerset on Apr 22, 2014 at 03:45:47

“Germanic Russian- look it up”
Ex-Sheriff Wanted 'Women In Front' In Case Of Shootout With Feds

Ex-Sheriff Wanted 'Women In Front' In Case Of Shootout With Feds

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 17:46:15 in Crime

“Well, that's a brilliant P.R. move. I thought this one was going to be troublesome. Musta been the eclipse.”
Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 01:44:37 in Politics

“Huh. I find that my poverty is no social advantage.”
Conservatives Lash Out At Rand Paul Over Foreign Policy

Conservatives Lash Out At Rand Paul Over Foreign Policy

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 01:28:52 in Politics

“Just go with Santorum. You know you want to.”
Chris Christie Gets Extension On Bridge Scandal Lawsuits

Chris Christie Gets Extension On Bridge Scandal Lawsuits

Commented Apr 13, 2014 at 21:57:50 in Politics

“I too feel impatient. I think justice will be done in a huge way.”
Former Governor John Rowland Indicted In Campaign Scheme

Former Governor John Rowland Indicted In Campaign Scheme

Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 05:28:38 in Politics

“Yes, Chris Christie. It didn't end with Blago...”
Rush Limbaugh Freaks Out About Stephen Colbert Getting 'Late Show'

Rush Limbaugh Freaks Out About Stephen Colbert Getting 'Late Show'

Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 05:19:11 in Media

“Way to insure high ratings. Thanks, Rush.”
Rush Limbaugh Freaks Out About Stephen Colbert Getting 'Late Show'

Rush Limbaugh Freaks Out About Stephen Colbert Getting 'Late Show'

Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 05:18:07 in Media

“They'd actually have gone backwards. To the Salem Witch Trials.”
Former Christie Aides Don't Have To Comply With Bridgegate Subpoena, Judge Rules

Former Christie Aides Don't Have To Comply With Bridgegate Subpoena, Judge Rules

Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 06:03:16 in Politics

“There must be gold in those documents. And I can't wait.”
Former Christie Aides Don't Have To Comply With Bridgegate Subpoena, Judge Rules

Former Christie Aides Don't Have To Comply With Bridgegate Subpoena, Judge Rules

Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 06:02:04 in Politics

“It buys him a little time until the chitte hits the fan, that's all.”
Former Christie Aides Don't Have To Comply With Bridgegate Subpoena, Judge Rules

Former Christie Aides Don't Have To Comply With Bridgegate Subpoena, Judge Rules

Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 05:59:47 in Politics

“It won't protect him unless they NEVER sing. The feds will MAKE them sing. Prison, or testimony and evidence!”

juna on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:45:44

“I hope your right since I suspect that Christie is the biggest criminal in New Jersey.”
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