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To: highball
But when it came to the document that actually created this nation - the Constitution - they kept God and Christ out of it. Why do you suppose that was?

They kind of gave it away in the First Amendment, they did not want the Federal Government establishing a religion. But that has been twisted to the point where a student goes to jail if they say the word Jesus in a Graduation Speech. How twisted is that since the very same Constitution grants freedom of religious expression. Current case law on this subject is preverted beyond repair.

18 posted on 07/11/2005 1:41:28 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right

"a student goes to jail if they say the word Jesus in a Graduation Speech"

I'm not familiar with that case. Which one was that?

I don't think it's twisted to recognize that men may have religious beliefs but a government cannot favor one belief over another. That's the very foundation of religious freedom.


20 posted on 07/11/2005 1:50:16 PM PDT by highball ("I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Always Right
"a student goes to jail if they say the word Jesus in a Graduation Speech"

I'm not gonna be as generous as highball. I'm calling this one what it is - an outright lie.

22 posted on 07/11/2005 1:58:59 PM PDT by lugsoul ("She talks and she laughs." - Tom DeLay)
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