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Original Intent The Courts, the Constitution, and Religion

Table of Contents

    • Foreword 5
    • Editor’s Notes 7
    • Acknowledgments 11
    • 1 Religion and the Courts 13
    • 2 Religion and the Constitution 27
    • 3 The Misleading Metaphor 49
    • 4 The Judicial Evidence 55
    • 5 The Historical Evidence 81
    • 6 The Religious Nature of the Founding Fathers 129
    • 7 Safeguarding Original Intent 153
    • 8 Rewriting Original Intent 157
    • 9 Ignoring Original Intent 197
    • 10 The Court’s Selective Use of History 203
    • 11 Establishing the American Philosophy of Government 219
    • 12 A Changing Standard – Toward a New Constitution? 233
    • 13 A Constitution in a State of Flux 239
    • 14 Identifying the Spirit of the Constitution 247
    • 15 Maintaining Constitutional Integrity 259
    • 16 Revisionism: A Willing Accomplice 285
    • 17 Religion and Morality: The Indispensable Supports 325
    • 18 Returning to Original Intent 337
    • Appendix A The Declaration of Independence 357
    • Appendix B The Constitution of the United States 361
    • Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Select Individuals Referenced in Original Intent 379
    • Appendix D Endnotes 439
    • Appendix E List of Cases Cited 505
    • Appendix F Bibliography 513
    • Appendix G Index 535