Fearless Faith

In hunt of fixed stars


February 29, 2024

There are but a handful of Supreme Court opinions that constitute fixed stars of understanding. Perhaps the most well-known is by Justice Robert H. Jackson. “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein." [West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943)]”

For some time now, fewer and fewer persons agree with such conclusions, preferring instead interpr...

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