UPDATE: In an exclusive to Constitution Daily, bestselling author Robert Draper looks at one of the great early members of the House, Fisher Ames, who wrote a key section of the First Amendment on religion. Listen to Draper’s recent talk at the Constitution Center: (Author’s note: While doing research for my book on the House… [Continue Reading]
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As America remembers her greatest presidents, it’s worth reflecting on the presidency itself, both to celebrate its glories and to ponder its glitches.
From the very founding of the Nation, the Constitution has been understood to protect private religious beliefs from government intrusion. The same is not true for private moral values or convictions.
There have long been partisan, political and theological divides on issues involving women’s health, insurance mandates, workplace privacy and contraception. Last week they ran a collision course over the dispute on whether insurance coverage for contraception could be required for female employees at organizations with religious affiliations.