No Minister of the Gospel Shall Be Eligible to the Office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor or a Seat in the General Assembly

Does this title represent a sinister new proposal by the godless left to keep Christian ministers from political office? Hardly. Rather, this is a section from the 1817 Constitution of the State of Mississippi. Apparently, the framers of that Constitution believed that the care of souls could be distracted by the care of the government. After posting Jake MacAulay's article on the issue of belief in God as a requirement to hold office, I checked out the original Mississippi Constitution. … [Read more...]

Institute on the Constitution Rep Argues Against the Constitution on Religious Test Clause

Institute on the Constitution Director of Operations Jake MacAulay today argued against the Constitution on Matt Barber's Barbwire website.MacAulay noted that seven states still have requirements that office holders in those states believe in a god.There are seven states including Maryland with language in their constitutions that prohibits people who do not believe in God from holding public office.And now, according to a recent New York Times article by Laurie Goodstein, a … [Read more...]

Institute on the Constitution Uses Spurious George Washington Quote to Mislead Followers

The Institute on the Constitution, founded by former League of the South board member Michael Peroutka, bills itself as an educational outreach of Peroutka's law firm. I have contended for over a year that the IOTC is a theocratic enterprise which does not educate but rather misleads followers about the Constitution.Today I note an illustration of how the IOTC subtly misinforms followers. On their Facebook page, the IOTC attributes to George Washington the following spurious quote: It is … [Read more...]

League of the South President Lauds Michael Peroutka’s County Council Victory

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As noted earlier today, former League of the South board member and founder of the theocratic Institute on the Constitution, Michael Peroutka, won the District 5 County Council race in Anne Arundel County MD.His friend Michael Hill, president of the League of the South, offered his congratulations to Peroutka on the League's Facebook page.   … [Read more...]

Michael Peroutka Wins Anne Arundel County Council Race

Michael Peroutka won the Anne Arundel County (MD) District 5 Council seat over Patrick Armstrong by around 1900 votes.Peroutka, founder of the Institute on the Constitution and former League of the South board member, will on paper give the Republicans a majority on the Council. However, more accurately, the Council now consists of three Democrats, three Republicans and Peroutka, a Theocrat who believes the wrong side won the Civil War.    … [Read more...]

Decision Day for Michael Peroutka and Republicans in Maryland Tomorrow

A lot of important elections tomorrow. One I have been following is Michael Peroutka's bid to gain a seat on Anne Arundel County's county council. Peroutka is the subject of an election eve article in The American Prospect. The article asks if a neo-Confederate, theocrat can get elected in one of the richest U.S. counties. Good question; we'll soon find out.Peroutka, who doesn't believe in civil rights or public schools but deceives the public about having one of his Constitution clubs in … [Read more...]

Peroutka Should Not Be Surprised by White Separatism in the League of the South

Michael Peroutka told the Baltimore Sun that he quit the League of the South when he found online some views of interracial marriage held by League members that were "contrary to his beliefs." I find this to be extremely doubtful. Peroutka has been going to League of the South meetings since at least 20o4 when he was endorsed by the League in his Constitution Party quest for president. While I realize he may not have attended this session, League of the South president Michael Hill presented his … [Read more...]

Michael Peroutka Should Elaborate on Reasons He Quit the League of the South

I heard early yesterday that former League of the South board member Michael Peroutka and leader of the theocratic Institute on the Constitution quit the organization. In an article dated today in the Baltimore Sun, Peroutka is quoted as saying he quit the League. He declined to give reasons.Update: Somehow I missed this section from the Sun article (comments in italics added on 10/18) Peroutka, a Millersville Republican, said he left the group prior to Labor Day because he discovered … [Read more...]


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