Category: My Democratic Faith

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Legal Fiction, Consciously False, and Deodands

My Country – Legal Fiction Our Constitutional system comes out of the common law structure. English law derives from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. In comparison, statutory law means that courts strictly construe the...

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Censorship, The Arts, and Sir John Yorke

My Country – Protecting the Arts The current administration hopes to slash the arts out of the federal budget. The budget plan eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities,...

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Roman Catholic, Tom Heflin, and William Borah

  My Country – Religious Tolerance and Roman Catholic Bigotry On April 24, 1929, Senator William Borah of Idaho responded to Senator Tom Heflin’s campaign against Catholics. Senator Heflin had brought a resolution to...