The Catholic Church in Venezuela: standing up for freedom and liberty.

In 2006, Hugo Chavez greeted Archbishop Jorge Cardinal Urosa as a head of state when he returned from Rome. I don't think there will be any similar greetings any time soon. (Andrew Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images) The people of Venezuela delivered a huge blow to the near-hegemonic authority of Venezuelan president (and would-be dictator) Hugo Chavez in September of last year, reducing Chavez’ ... More

You’ve read the Preamble to the Constitution, but what about the Preamble to the Bill of Rights?

James Madison On this day in 1791, the Bill of Rights were ratified and became the law of the land. These wonderful ten amendments crafted by James Madison clearly spell out our rights (which we derive from God, not the State). Many people know that our Constitution has a Preamble. But did you know that there is a Preamble to the Bill of Rights, as well?  Not everyone was enthused about the n... More
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