Category Archives: Constitution

Destruction of the Ten Commandments

On Friday October 24, 2014, Michael Tate Reed II drove to the state capitol building in Oklahoma City and ran into the Ten Commandments monument, destroying the six-foot tall monolith. Though erected in possible violation of the First Amendment’s “Establishment Clause,” its … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia is Wrong – We do Have Freedom From Religion.

I know where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is coming from. I know his conservative leanings and his religious fervor. I know that his mind is set on certain issues. But to hear him talk about the separation of church … Continue reading

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Politics and Breweries – Schlafly Beer

Poor Phyllis Schlafly. If you think she has something to do with Schlafly’s beer, you would be wrong, but most of you, if not all of you, never heard of her before. The Schlafly of beer fame is Tom Schlafly … Continue reading

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COPE v. Kansas Board of Education

Columbia, MO – My column in the Columbia Missourian and reprinted in my blog titled Let’s not allow science to be sandbagged by religion generated some interesting feedback, as you can imagine. One that came through a couple of times … Continue reading

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New gun control bill waste of time

Reprinted with permission of the Columbia Missourian. New gun control bill waste of time Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST BY DAVID ROSMAN “It’s déjà vu all over again.”  — Yogi Berra, 1964 Yogi Berra was speaking of … Continue reading

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Two Questions About God and Country

I am having a wonderful conversation, at least wonderful from my side, with a regular reader of this blog and my columns in the Missourian.  Bev is a Christian, N.O.C. (not otherwise classified), and truly believes that the United States … Continue reading

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Factions within GOP could cause splinter, create new party

Reprinted with permission of the Columbia Missourian Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT BY DAVID ROSMAN It was interesting. I typed “Demise of the GOP” into my search engine and, lo and behold, I found articles written by … Continue reading

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HB278 Violates the Establishment Clause

OK, what part of the Establishment Clause does Missouri’s religious-right not understand? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” A bit of news came to light last week. HB 278, which  … Continue reading

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K.U. is Violating First Amendment Rights

Here is the story. Professor David Guth teaches journalism at the University of Kansas. Earlier this week, he was pissed off at the N.R.A. and Wayne LaPierre after the Navy Yard shooting that left 13 dead, including Aaron Alexis, the … Continue reading

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How many guns are too many?

David Gregory asked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre how many “good guys with guns” are enough? Yes, there is a lot we still do not know about what happened at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yards from the moment shooter Aaron Alexis … Continue reading

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