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Re: [RLC-Action] FW: [Libertarian Republicans] Father arrested over objections to curriculum in son's Kindergarten class

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  • John David Galt
    ... You ve skipped over the important part. Any law that favors one religion over another, or all religions over none, is a law respecting an establishment of
    Message 1 of 40 , May 1, 2005
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      Louis Cashmer wrote:
      > I respect your opinion as well, but here's what the document really says:
      >
      > Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
      > prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
      > speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
      > assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
      >
      > Doesn't say a word about "seperation of church and state," but does
      > say congress can't pass a law "prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

      You've skipped over the important part. Any law that favors one religion
      over another, or all religions over none, is a law respecting an
      establishment of religion.
    • John David Galt
      ... Only because public schools as we know them didn t exist before 1900.
      Message 40 of 40 , May 2, 2005
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        michael franks wrote:
        > oh yes..im aware of the timeline.....but it goes to show their intent and
        > mindest of interpretation as to how they ran the govt. Bibles were not
        > yanked out of the schools after the Constitution was written and the
        > "establishment" clause came into existance, etc.

        Only because public schools as we know them didn't exist before 1900.
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