Anyone who believes there is legal “separation of church and state” should read Article 1 of the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights, where they will discover that the only separation is to say Congress may not legislate against or favor any particular religion. It says nothing about what states may do, therefore the governor is free to do what he proclaimed.
 May 26, 2016 at 8:04am
The workers knew the rules when they started work and should have made a different choice of employer. If an individual’s religious practices conflict with an employer’s requirements, the individual should find work where the employer is not inconvenienced. Assimilate or live in a more accommodating culture/country. And where are all the “separation of church and state” fanatics when an attempt is made to have government enforce the rules of a religion?
 May 18, 2016 at 7:29am
Williams is correct, but not the way he would think. It took all of Carter’s incompetence to get us to Reagan who fixed the damage. Carter should get credit for that, although it’s not positive credit. Clinton rode on Reagan’s coattails, but put in place policies that led to the 2008 housing crash, ultimately the fault of Dimocrat policies, not Bush as the Dims kept saying. Bush, in 2003, warned of the problem but was blocked by the Dims and thus unable to stop the ultimate collapse.
Absolutely correct! It's a vicious cycle that has finally been broken by the morons in the house and senate. It appears now that everyone, repubs and dems love spending our hard lost money! The future is bleak and the rodeo clown in the white house makes it bleaker by the moment!
2 points to add here. 1. Bush did tell congress they were sending money like drunkin' sailors.
2. See this. Clinton and his cronies were warned. http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/brooksley_born_finally_on_the.php?page=all
April 25, 2016 at 7:54pm
Why should the government have any say whatsoever in a private business owner’s decision to do or not do business with any particular individual? A contract is between willing participants, but now the government is forcing contracts between unwilling participants. That’s just wrong.
 April 16, 2016 at 12:29pm
Illegals — tell your sob stories to the families of a couple here in Houston who were killed by an illegal who while street racing ran a red light and T-boned their car.
[-1] April 15, 2016 at 9:09pm
What law states that a school cannot publish a bible verse? I’m only aware of the US constitution prohibiting Congress from interfering with religious freedom, which, by the way, is what these benighted atheists are doing.
The 14th amendment makes the first amendment apply to all levels of government, and government institutions - including schools ..
If the 1st Amendment is limited to congress, then you have no freedom of speech, religion, assembly, ect, as your state and local government could ban all of those things.
 April 14, 2016 at 6:50am
Bad choice of words from TheBlaze. Foley was murdered, not executed. Execution implies for some crime. What was Foley’s crime?
 April 12, 2016 at 7:30am
The Democrat party has always been the party of racism. That’s why they keep talking about it.
 April 10, 2016 at 10:49am
Of course an authoritarian collectivist would try to take away freedom. if there are no good choices we have the right to say “none of the above.”
 April 9, 2016 at 9:35am
Greg Abbott, currently Governor of Texas, would add plenty of diversity of thought to the SCOTUS, just not the kind of diversty Sotomayor and her ilk would prefer.
 April 7, 2016 at 7:31am
Trump surely shows his “New York values” with his lyin’ about Ted.
 April 7, 2016 at 7:29am
Under the constitution we have free markets, meaning a business owner can choose with whom to do business, for any reason whatsoever. NY, and many of our other government entities, have chosen to interfere with free markets by dictating how businesses may be run regarding customers. It’s sickening. After all, a business owner who broadly discriminates against customers is more likely to go out of business through lack of customer support than one who doesn’t. And, customers can usually find alternatives. Let the market decide, not government bureaucrats. Stop bullying via government!
 March 28, 2016 at 6:47pm
Can’t trust Trump or Cruz, but we should trust a likely felon who let Americans die rather than provide the protection they requested.
[-2] March 26, 2016 at 9:43pm
Maybe Bernie Sanders isn’t quite as authentic as he seems.
Progressives pitch the agenda as good, and may even originate as good ... but it's not, as long as it is progressed along by the left.
 March 22, 2016 at 9:17am
A small addition to the article. Intel was working on what they called the 4004, their first microprocessor, when they got a contract to build components for a calculator. Someone came up with the idea of writing a program for the 4004 to do the calculations rather than making more complicated, and expensive, circuits to do the various functions. They did it, and we’ve all seen the rest of the story. 4004 -> 8008 -> 8086 -> 80286 -> 80386 -> Pentium -> ….
March 19, 2016 at 10:07am
Hate crimes require determining the offender’s state of mind, something that cannot be done. The concept of “hate crime” is one that leads to Soviet-style repression because the crime is defined based on interpretation rather than verifiable fact. Therefore there should be no such “hate crime” laws. I support very harsh penalties for crimes against police. Punish for the act, not the thought.
 February 26, 2016 at 7:17am
Yes the economy is rigged. The rigging started with the passage of the “progressive” income tax that led directly to the crony corruption we see today. The progressives disguise the issue by talking about rates rather than amounts and complaining about fairness. What’s “fair” is everyone paying the same rate with no deductions whatsoever, and no business paying any tax whatsoever. Why? because taking ever more from people who take risks to create value reduces their incentive to take risks, hence society gets less value. Businesses simply add the taxes they pay to the prices for their products, thus the consumer gets less for the money.
Face it, the only source of wealth is the productive labor of people, thus those same people pay all the taxes either directly based on what they produce or indirectly on the prices they pay, whether they realize that or not. Politicians love taxes imposed on business because they get two benefits: they get to demonize business for overcharging and they hide the taxes nominally paid by business from those who actually pay them.
 February 9, 2016 at 10:27am
Affirmative action = socialism. In communist Poland affirmative action applied to farmers and other people who were in the less educated classes. Same concept, same result of too many people exceeding their level of incompetence. But that’s big government for you.
 February 8, 2016 at 7:21am
If the funding for PP “will never happen” with a Republican controlled Congress, why did it happen with the current Congress?