- Series: Claremont Institute Series on Statesmanship and Political Philosophy
- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0742550877
- ISBN-13: 978-0742550872
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,799,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics (Claremont Institute Series on Statesmanship and Political Philosophy)
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Perhaps no organization has done more to pervert the public understanding of civil liberties and the meaning of the Constitution than the ACLU. Krannawitter and Palm, experts in the political philosophy of the American Founding, expose the real agenda of the ACLU. They explain how the ACLU's relentless assaults on public expressions of traditional religious faith are part of its larger political purpose, a purpose wholly inconsistent with those who framed and ratified our Constitution. A Nation Under God? provides Americans with the intellectual and rhetorical tools to refute the ACLU and reclaim the Constitutional government that is rightfully ours. (William A. Rusher, founding publisher of National Review magazine)
If you want to know why school teachers and principals offer thoroughly secularized Christmas programs for fear of ACLU lawsuits, if you don't understand why the ACLU sues local governments over nativity scene displays yet defends the rights of atheists and Satanists, if you wonder why an organization supposedly dedicated to the Bill of Rights has gone to such extremes to redefine it, read A Nation Under God? The ACLU and Religion in American Politics. (Hugh Hewitt, nationally syndicated radio host and author of In, But Not Of)
This book should be viewed as a solid contribution to the debate about the future of church-state jurisprudence in the United States. (Laura R. Olson, Clemson University)
The ACLU has often been at legal and intellectual war with the First Amendment and our Founders' framing of it. That war is joined by Professors Thomas Krannawitter and Daniel Palm who show us where and why the ACLU is wrong. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to understand the compelling debate about religion and the public square. (William J. Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education, author of The Book of Virtues)
About the Author
Thomas L. Krannawitter is a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and an assistant professor of political science at Hillsdale College. He is the author of An Introduction to Citizenship for New Americans (2002). Daniel C. Palm is a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and an associate professor of political science at Azusa Pacific University. He is the editor of On Faith and Free Government (1997).
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The speak as if conventional Christian dominance is an un-mixed blessing to a free society, which it clearly is not. In fact the crushing force of Christian ideology seeks to undermine the liberty of "others" repeatedly throughout history. The men who defined America knew the risks from a dominant religion -- after all they, or their immediate ancestors, had been victims of those risks -- it was in that spirit that they wrote a document to protect America from the religious wars that had driven them out of Europe.
"... the work of the ACLU is informed by a larger political project-modern liberalism-to transform American government and society into an administrative-welfare state." As if the state is stepping on church turf where they can serve people who submit to their version of truth. This is simply a basic disagreement over the existence of secular society predicated on a separation of church and state. We agree that our rights come from a higher power than the state; however that power is not the Christian religion.
I do not know anything of the other author but Thomas L. Krannawitter is far too erudite, to have written this work out of ignorance, this is a work of zeal -- religious zeal that has outstripped the colonial American history that he knows at least as well as I do.