CONSTITUTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONSTITUTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Bloomberg Op-ed: Air Force removes God from chain of command http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435589-82/god-oath-oaths-phrase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435589-82/god-oath-oaths-phrase.html.csp">Bloomberg Op-ed: Air Force removes God from chain of command</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Stephen Mihm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T01:01:03.859-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the “So help me, God” coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The catalyst for the change: a suit filed on behalf of an atheist airman who crossed out the words when he filed to re-enlist. But how, pray tell, did this shout-out to the Almighty find its way into civilian and military oaths of office in the first p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58435589@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Constitution anniversary celebration on Wednesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416241-90/constitution-state-anniversary-celebration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416241-90/constitution-state-anniversary-celebration.html.csp">Constitution anniversary celebration on Wednesday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T22:05:47.789-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A celebration marking the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the old Supreme Court Chamber in the Utah State Capitol. It will include remarks by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, 3rd District Court Presiding Judge Royal Hansen and Utah State Bar President James Gilson. A third grade class from Hawthorne Elementary will recite the preamble to the Constitution. The event is designed in part to promote a one-hour course on the Constitution that th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416241@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:05:47 MDT Letter: Protests don’t work, voting does http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313349-82/vote-communities-complain-constitution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313349-82/vote-communities-complain-constitution.html.csp">Letter: Protests don’t work, voting does</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:20:01.998-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In recent weeks we have seen demonstrations in the streets of Ferguson, Mo., over the death of Michael Brown, who was gunned down by a police officer for apparently doing nothing more than walking in the street. I empathize with his parents and the loss of their son. But for the community in general to protest really serves no purpose, other than bring attention to the inequality we as a nation face. If they really wanted to make a statement, they would all register to vote, and do their civic d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313349@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:01 MDT Letter: The United States of Corporate America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275574-82/states-united-america-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275574-82/states-united-america-companies.html.csp">Letter: The United States of Corporate America</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:04:17.201-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We the companies of the United States, in order to form a more perfect corporation, establish human resource, insure domestic earning, provide for the uncommon dividend, promote the general shareholder, and secure the blessings of liberty to our companies and our spin-offs, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Rick Munukka West Valley City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58275574@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:04:17 MDT Utah files same-sex marriage appeal with U.S. Supreme Court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58263347-90/utah-marriage-state-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58263347-90/utah-marriage-state-court.html.csp">Utah files same-sex marriage appeal with U.S. Supreme Court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T08:46:53.95-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 08:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah on Tuesday became the first state to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of same-sex marriage, but it won’t be the last. Hours after the state filed a more than 200-page petition with the high court, Virginia’s attorney general announced that he would soon do the same. For Utah, it’s the state’s last chance to revive its voter-approved ban on gay and lesbian unions, which was found to violate the U.S. Constitution by a federal judge and, most recently, the 10th Circuit Cour...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263347@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:46:53 MDT Denver Post: CIA director must go http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250617-82/cia-brennan-agency-intelligence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250617-82/cia-brennan-agency-intelligence.html.csp">Denver Post: CIA director must go</a></h4>