The real truth is, it's not as though the world first encountered ethnic-based separationist
movements with Turkey.
This spirit manifested itself in an extreme and outright intolerant and oppressive fashion in that revolution and in communism and Nazism, and in a more moderate--but not fundamentally different--way in Jefferson's thought and the separationist
doctrine of American constitutional law.
One of the strangest things about this Court is that, without a Protestant, no justice on the Court in the prayer case had a strict separationist
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution noted the recent separationist
statements made by some ethnic groups in Iraq, and warned against the dire repercussions of such tendencies.
Yet, the fact that the regime remained safely in power in the wake of the Arab Spring, Tibetan separationist
movements, and numerous local protests indicates the leadership's mastery of control over media.
Most important, what are the policy and legal consequences of the ascendancy of separationist
rhetoric and of the transformation of "separation of church and state" from a much-debated political idea to a doctrine of constitutional law embraced by the nation's highest court?
parties, such as Quebec Solidaire and Option Nationale, have seen a rise in popularity, the same poll showed.
Kennedy's speech does follow the Jeffersonian separationist
argument, but can't be seen as a deist rejection of religion in public life.
movements were gathering momentum in India, he added.
The awakening of the independentist and separationist
trends in southern Yemen heralds tense and bloody times.
Aa Perhaps this New York "summit" will be the last gasp of the fruitless pursuit of a separationist
solution for those who live, and will continue to live, in the "Holy Land".
I believe that the separationist
demand that government do nothing to "aid religion" is fundamentally disconnected from and at odds with this reality of extensive religion in existing social-service programs and practices.