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Evangelicals are Stopping Trump

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There continues to be an eager media narrative that evangelicals are at the heart of the Trump movement, and the high profile support of notable evangelicals like Ben Carson, and Jerry Falwell Jr. only contribute to this perspective. In response, there has been significant pushback to this . . . . Continue Reading »

The Myth of the Evangelical Trump Voters

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There has been much handwringing in the evangelical world over the seemingly high levels of support for Donald Trump among self-proclaimed evangelical voters in Republican primaries. Likewise this phenomenon has drawn much attention from the mainstream media, who seem eager to point out the apparent . . . . Continue Reading »

Is Amending the Constitution Really So Difficult?

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The U.S. Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on the gay marriage cases, and it now seems poised to impose a national marriage policy on America. This new national policy will likely restrict popular choice on a key cultural issue by preventing states from democratically preserving the traditional notion of marriage as being solely between one man one woman. Some will view this development as an illegitimate alteration of the Constitution through judicial fiat, while others will surely herald it as the proper understanding of the Constitution’s “aspirations.” The Supreme Court’s majority opinion will no doubt argue that the Constitution requires this decision, and it will do so in spite of overwhelming evidence that nobody who wrote or ratified one word of the Constitution ever contemplated a national gay marriage policy. Continue Reading »