Tag: constitution

Zionism is compatible with the Teachings of Judaism-1942

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED RABBIS of all elements in American Jewish religious life, have noted with concern a statement by ninety of our colleagues in which they repudiate Zionism on the ground that it is inconsistent with Jewish religious and moral doctrine. This statement misrepresents Zionism and misinterprets historic Jewish religious teaching, and we should be derelict in our duty if we did not correct the misapprehensions which it is likely to foster.

Bill of Rights 1689

United Kingdom

Whereas the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons assembled at Westminster, lawfully, fully and freely representing all the estates of the people of this realm, did upon the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty-eight present unto their Majesties, then called and known by the names and style of William and Mary, prince and princess of Orange, being present in their proper persons, a certain declaration in writing made by the said Lords and Commons in the words following

Wagaru Dhammath of Burma-King Wareru of Pegu Dynasty-1300 CE

When this universe had reached the period of firmly established continuancy, the original inhabitants of this world conjointly entreated the great king Mahasammata to become their ruler; the pouring of water (abhisekam) which inaugurated his reign took place beneath the Udumbara tree. King Mahasammata gov­erned the world with righteousness. Now the king had a wise nobleman called Manu, who was well versed in the law. This nobleman Manu, desiring the good of all men, and being also opportuned by King Mahasammata, rose into the expanse of heaven, and having arrived at the boundary wall of the world, he there saw (this lawbook written in) letters of the size of a full-grown cow ; he committed them to memory and, having returned, com­municated the same to King Mahasammata

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Obama

I wanted to offer readers a sense of what it’s like to be the president of the United States; I wanted to pull the curtain back a bit and remind people that, for all its power and pomp, the presidency is still just a job and our federal government is a human enterprise like any other, and the men and women who work in the White House experience the same daily mix of satisfaction, disappointment, office friction, screw-ups, and small triumphs as the rest of their fellow citizens.

Can God and Caesar Coexist, Balancing Religious Freedom and International Law-Robert F. Drinan

The Catholic Church did not always seek religious freedom for every believer. For centuries the Church held to the conviction that governments should be required to discourage and even ban not only non-Christian religions but any version of Christianity that differed from Catholicism. Butin the Second Vatican Council radically altered that doctrine, so that now the Catholic Church strongly states that any governmental coercion of individuals to adhere or not to adhere to any religion is wrong.

Repugnant Laws: Judicial Review of Acts of Congress from the Founding to the Present-Keith Whittington

A hun­dred years ago there were se­ri­ous and live­ly de­bates over wheth­er courts should even have the pow­er to strike down acts of elected leg­is­la­tures. Those de­bates are large­ly in the past. Courts now rou­tine­ly, al­most cas­u­al­ly, in­val­i­date leg­is­la­tion. But the re­ac­tion ju­di­cial re­view now pro­vokes is ra­ther dif­fer­ent. Few ar­gue that judges should aban­don the pow­er to re­view and in­val­i­date the de­lib­er­ate acts of oth­er gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

Letter to Imam al-Husayn and His reply to the people of Kufa-680 CE

Now, I send my brother, my cousin and a reliable person in my relatives to you. If he writes that the opinions of most of you and your wise and elder ones is in agreement with what your messengers inform about and I read in your letters, I will soon come to you by the will of God; for I swear by my soul that Imam (a) is not anyone but one who rules according to the Book of God, rises to justice, observes the religion of truth and commits himself to what God has said and ordered.