But that's kind of the point. Congress can't establish a religion. State can do what it likes. Furthermore, Louisiana is not establishing a religion; it is naming a state book (just like a state bird, flower, or tree). I think this illuminates the limits of Federal power brilliantly. I hope it succeeds.
posted on 04/14/2014 1:55:19 PM PDT
( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
The first amendment most definitely applies to state government action. They can’t tell you what to say or who to pray to...
I think an official state book that happens to be a religious text is pretty darn close if not over the line.
posted on 04/15/2014 4:20:44 AM PDT
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