This Updated Special Focus was originally published in July 1999 entitled "Foundering Foundations?"
Trial and Error: The ACLU and Religious Expression
The author concludes that, "If we attack public expressions of the Christian
faith--as the ACLU would have us to do--we actually attack our very foundations
of justice and liberty."
The Eminent Tribunal
The author warns that we, as the American people, need to watch how much
power we assign to the Supreme Court. In cases like Roe v. Wade, the Court
overstepped its bounds and vaguely asserted liberties to ensure "unspecified
Issues Tearing Our Nation's Fabric
Chapter 16 of "Issues Tearing Our Nation's Fabric," exploring 25 key issues
dividing the nation of America.
"Religious freedom is, in largest part, a religious achievement. [In his book
Faith and Freedom], Mr. Hart underscores that truth with lively narrative and
forceful argument. In recent decades many Americans have been miseducated to
believe that religious freedom, and most other freedoms, were historically
secured against the forces of religion. Hart does not merely right the balance,
he puts things back into their proper order, reminding us that, without
"unalienable rights" bestowed prior to the State, all rights are imperiled by the
--RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS, Editor-in-Chief, First Things Journal, Director, The
Center on Religion and Society, and author of The Naked Public Square
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