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To: truthfreedom
So the free exercise of religion is an individual right, but the prohibition on the establishment of religion is a right given to the States?

The STATES have rights now? The STATE has the right for Congress to not pass law respecting the establishment of religion?

To not understand Natural Law is to not understand the philosophical foundation of our Nation.

“This idea? that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.
You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream-the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.” Ronald Reagan

45 posted on 10/20/2010 11:58:36 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: allmendream

Ok, good catch. I used the word right instead of power. I could’ve used the word “thing”.

The point is that states can establish religion.

But nice catch. You caught me on a word slip. 2 people did. Excellent of you.

Please, explain the relationship, if any, between “Everson” and “a wall of separation between church and State.”

Try to explain law in such a way that it references things less than 200 years old.

Read Elk Grove. Please. Pretty please. We’re having a Constitutional law debate, and you’re quoting Ronald Reagan.

Federalism. States Rights? Ever hear of States Rights? Anybody?

59 posted on 10/20/2010 1:05:12 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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