Tag: freedom of religion

Government by consent of the governed: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624

Government by consent of the governed: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624

There are village tyrants, as well as village Hampdens, but none who acts under color of law is beyond reach of the Constitution. . . . The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials, […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 1 (The First Amendment – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 1 (The First Amendment – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 1 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights)     There is no, “Trust us, changes are coming” clause in the Constitution. To the contrary, the Bill of Rights itself, and the First Amendment in particular, reflect a degree of skepticism towards governmental self-restraint and self-correction. […]