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This day in WND history: American polygamy gets sizzle

Love, American style: Polygamy gets sizzle Aug. 20, 2012: WND took an in-depth look at polygamy in the United States, including Muslim men in America who marry multiple wives. On a popular Muslim dating site, WND found active profiles for married Muslim men seeking additional wives in every U.S. state (and Washington, D.C.) – except Alaska. A […] …

What happens when we lose ‘judicial restraint’

“A conservative among liberals, and a liberal among conservatives,” he was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding and he was not consistently liberal enough for Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt. As a result, he was passed over several times to be a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. His name was Learned […] …

This day in WND history: 1 in 6 base morality on Bible

1 in 6 base morality on Bible Aug. 19, 2005: Just one in six American adults said they made moral decisions based on the Bible in 2005, according to a study by the evangelical Christian Barna Group. When asked whether they believe moral truth is based on absolute standards or is relative to the circumstances, Americans were divided […] …

Chuck Norris asks: What’s as unavoidable as death and taxes?

During the current century, worldwide number of older adults will surpass the number of children. There are now more Americans age 65 and older today than at any other time in U.S. history. This number will swell to more than 98 million by 2060. And it is not as if we didn’t know this “boom” […] …

This day in WND history: Muslim Mafia gets VIP airport security tour

CAIR gets VIP airport security tour Aug. 18, 2006: The Department of Homeland Security took a Muslim group with known past ties to terror organizations on a VIP tour of security operations at the nation’s busiest airport at the same time British authorities were working to break up a plot to blow up U.S. airlines. During the airport […] …

The most important weapon a soldier can possess

After having the Declaration of Independence read to his troops, General George Washington issued the order, July 9, 1776: “Commanding officers of each regiment are directed to procure Chaplains … persons of good Characters and exemplary lives – To see that all inferior officers and soldiers pay them a suitable respect and attend carefully upon […] …

The illegitimate birth of Social Justice Warriors

Sir William Blackstone’s “Commentaries on the Laws of England,” published 1765-1769 by Oxford’s Clarendon Press, had an immense influence on America’s founders, being considered the definitive pre-Revolutionary source of common law by United States courts. Blackstone wrote: “The principal aim of society is to protect individuals in the enjoyment of those absolute rights, which were […] …