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Welfare reform was one of the centerpieces of President Bush’s domestic agenda from the onset of his administration. This was evident in his exploitation of reformed welfare legislation via executive orders designed to expedite the placement of taxpayer money in the hands of “faith-based” charity organizations. Bush's aim was to liberally empower religious charities with the authority to administer government funded welfare programs. Contrary to expectations created by his 2008 campaign promises, President Obama has left Bush's executive orders virtually untouched and actually expanded government entanglement with these faith-based entities.
The probable long run impacts of "faith-based" participation in government funded welfare makes the underlying legislation some of the most provocative ever enacted. In this writer's opinion, the legislation is economically and culturally irresponsible as well as being Constitutionally anarchistic. The American public needs to carefully visit the issues and arrive at an informed judgment about the present and future course of welfare reform in this nation. The following narrative, associated reference links, and notes have been compiled in the service of that end. .
TANF and "Charitable Choice"
Government and Religion
Poaching for The Churches
The Smaller Government Agenda
Weaning Peter to Addicting Paul
Poverty's Measure and Right Wing Causes
happened once in six thousand years may never happen again.
Hold on to your Constitution, for if the American Constitution
shall fail there will be anarchy throughout the world.’’
Daniel Webster 1782-1852
Other Essays and Links
EVOLUTION SCIENCE AND RELIGION
Evolution and Religion in America from an Agnostic Perspective (March 2012)
Intelligent Design and Scientific Theory - What About the Designer?
Evolution and Intelligent Design - Sociological Notes
THE CONSTITUTION AND RELIGION
Supreme Court and the Ten Commandments - The Unfulfilled Imperative
Justice Scalia's Confusion
The "Oath" and
Concessions to Ceremonial Biblicalism
"In God We Trust" Litigation
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE CONTROVERSY
The "Under God" Pledge Not a Religious
A Petition for Redress of Grievances
Part 1 - Petition in Progress
Part 2 - Justice Department Appeal - Overview
Part 3 - Justice Department Appeal - Particulars
Part 4 - Summary and Conclusions
The Pledge and the Law - 2005
Part 1 [Background - Constitution & Religion - Wall of Separation Metaphor - Monarchy & Theocracy - Biblicalism, Deism, & Natural Law]
Part 2 [Declaration of Independence - Constitution & Revolution - Acknowledgment & Solemnization - Judicial Invocation - Judicial Oath - So Help You God?]
Part 3 [Morality Monopoly - Heritage Monopoly - Vatican & Pledge - Pillar of America - How About the Teachers?]
Part 4 [Thanks Giving - E Pluribus Unum - Star Spangled Banner - The Solicitor General's Brief]
Part 5 [Concluding Observations]
The Pledge Protection Act, Judicial Activism, and the Rule of Law
Pledge Petition - Call for Signatures
What's in the Phrase: "Separation
of Church and
International Justice Not Glen Beck Political
First Freedom First Petition
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