Michael Farris is having a very good time, even if the rest of us aren’t. His tribe – conservative white evangelicals – voted their anointed candidate into office, positioning them to roll back abortion and LGBTQ rights.
Religious Right warhorse Phyllis Schlafly may be ousted from her role as chairperson and CEO of the Eagle Forum. Schlafly, 91, perhaps best known for her campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s, founded the group in 1972.
Mark Levin is an incendiary right-wing radio talk show host who has delusions that he is a constitutional scholar. During the recent Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., Levin decided to offer an opinion on the separation of church and state.
“Separation of church and state is not in the Declaration, it’s not in the Constitution,” Levin told the crowd. “It’s in a letter that [Thomas] Jefferson wrote. I’m a big admirer of Jefferson. Jefferson was not at the Constitutional Convention.”
You might not have noticed it, but yesterday was Bill of Rights Day. It's an easy event to overlook because it's not as though throngs of people took to the streets to celebrate. My desk calendar doesn't even mention the day, although every Oct. 16 I am reminded that it's National Boss Day.
It would be odd to celebrate the Bill of Rights by trashing it. Yet that could happen if Congress is forced to convene a Constitutional Convention. Known informally as a "con-con," such an event would essentially throw the Constitution up for a rewrite. This is a bad idea.