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To: Illbay
You have no right to show "favoritism" toward or disrespect against a particular religious faith when you are acting in your office.

Sure she does...unless she is a member of the Congress, and it involves setting up a state religion.

447 posted on 03/04/2003 8:19:46 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
I keep telling you--and somehow you keep missing the point--that it has LONG been established that the PRINCIPAL behind the Establishment clause extends beyond the strict reading of the words.

If not, we would not have a continuing series of questions in the courts to address the ramifications, such as the "public access" ruling that allowed student Christian bible study groups to use school facilities.

And the First Amendment extends to the STATES as well as the Federal government. That, too, has long been established.

Perhaps you could bone up a bit on Constitutional law. I know that many far, far right fanatics like to scream about "strict interpretation," but the majority of us conservatives are glad that there has been some elucidation over the decades.

451 posted on 03/04/2003 8:41:04 PM PST by Illbay
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To: EternalVigilance
I just answered this on another thread, in another context. You ignore the 14th amendment, and decades of judicial precedent that extends the restrictions of the Constitution to state and local government.

Are you suggesting that the town where you live, could establish a "town church" funded with city taxes? After all, your town isn't Congress, right?

470 posted on 03/05/2003 5:24:11 AM PST by Illbay
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