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June 08, 2006
Coming Out of the Broom Closet

We are not evil. We don't harm or seduce people. We are not dangerous. We are ordinary people like you. We have families, jobs, hopes, and dreams. We are not a cult...

April 21, 2006
The Ten Commandments of Graduation Prayer

As parents, students, teachers and school officials prepare for commencement exercises, questions continue to be raised regarding what role prayer is allowed to play du...

March 21, 2006
Power Grab Mocks Amendment

BY CLAUDINE L. FERRELL From the Freelance Star My brother, who has spent more than three decades with the Air Force as either an officer or a civilian employee, bri...

March 17, 2006
Neglected Check to Federal Power

BY ROBERT F. MCDONNELL From the Freelance Star The Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads very much like a recently discovered, long lost classic by a famou...

March 13, 2006
Curbing Abuse of the Convicted

By Jay Ambrose From the Freelance Star The purpose of the Bill of Rights, as Thomas Jefferson wrote in encouraging the amendments to the Constitution, was to "guard...

March 07, 2006
Civil Jury Trials Define Democracy

By William Ledbetter From the Freelance Star JUDGE: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, have you reached a verdict? JURY FOREPERSON: We have, Your Honor. JUDGE:...

March 01, 2006
The Rights of Churches and Political Involvement

Since the passage of the Sixteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which authorized Congress to impose a federal income tax, Congress has consistently...

February 24, 2006
Fundamental Rights Assured

By James W. Haley Jr. From the Freelance Star Written by George Mason and adopted in 1776 by the Virginia legislature, the Virginia Declaration of Rights provided a...

February 20, 2006
Property Rights are Guaranteed but Not Absolute

By H. Clark Leming From the Freelance Star Search the Bill of Rights for a provision establishing your right to hold and convey property and you will not find it. I...

February 13, 2006
Right to Privacy is Eroding

By John W. Whitehead Around 9:40 one night, Estelle Newcomb's otherwise quiet evening was interrupted by the unexpected crash of her door being kicked in. Local ...

February 07, 2006
'Double Jeopardy' Protection

By Jack King From The Freelance Star How many times can a prosecutor haul you into court and put you on trial for the same traffic ticket? Until he wins? How muc...

January 30, 2006
The Forgotten Freedom

By Andrew P. Morriss From The Freelance Star The Third Amendment states that "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of t...

January 27, 2006
Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood

By Dave Caddell On January 18, 2006, the United States Supreme Court handed down its most recent opinion related to the evolving issue of abortion. The issue being a...

January 26, 2006
Gun Rights and Responsibilities

By Tom Moncure From The Freelance Star Sanford Levinson, a distinguished constitutional law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote in the Yale Law Jo...

January 24, 2006
Schools Should Back Freedoms

By Nat Hentoff From The Freelance Star Years ago, I was in the chambers of Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, a persistent defender of the First Amendment and t...

January 20, 2006
Wealth Subtly Distorts Our Freedoms

By Robert Jensen From The Freelance Star While the great battles fought over the First Amendment's religion and free-speech/-press clauses are some of the most ...

January 16, 2006
Speaking and Writing Freely Defines True Liberty

By Gene Policinski From The Freelance Star Is there a more "American" trait than a citizen's voice speaking freely, either in words or in print? Be it in the...

January 16, 2006
Religious Freedom Day

By Rita Dunaway If you think that threats to religious freedom are a thing of the past in this country, consider the experiences of some of the youngest members of o...

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