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Reclaiming American Values

“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth,

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Madison and Jefferson v. Scalia and Thomas on Church-State Separation

The May 5th Supreme Court decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway concluded that the practice by the Greece, NY, town board of opening its meetings with predominantly Christian prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. This despite the fact the practice causes a certain religious imposition on those citizens attending the town board meetings who see themselves as excluded or at least marginalized by being subjected to official governmental prayer, sectarian in nature, that effectively endorses a faith they do not themselves subscribe to.

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