Charles Pierce writes for Esquire magazine. He’s a hardcore Leftist who hates Donald Trump and now Judge Roy Moore. Pierce has described Moore as “a lawless theocratic lunatic.” It’s true that Judge Moore “lost his job as chief justice of that state’s supreme court twice” by defying “the authority of
I know Judge Moore, and I guarantee you that he knows more about the Constitution and the founding of America than Chuck Todd does.
Like today, many clergymen opposed to taking a public and resistant stand to unjust laws. They feared the consequences. They might lose church members. The government might close the doors of their churches. Their tax-exempt status might be revoked. In addition to these practical issues, many pastors argued from a biblical
Not all laws are to be obeyed. There is biblical (Hebrew midwives), historical (underground railroad), and constitutional precedent (Dred Scott case) for civil disobedience. Martin Luther King, Jr., insisted in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” “that everyone has a ‘legal’ and ‘moral responsibility’ to follow just laws, but that one
As reported in a previous article, GoFundMe shut down an account that was raising money for Sweet Cakes by Melissa because her bakery refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding and an agent of the state government fined the owners $135,000. What argument did the folks at GoFundMe