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To: lugsoul
If you fall back simply on "you can't legislate matters of conscience," let me remind you of heresy laws. As for the Sabbath, don't you recall those blue laws?

You have a valid point here.

614 posted on 07/03/2003 3:39:18 PM PDT by exmarine
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To: exmarine
I've gotta go start the holiday with my daughter. At this point, I say we shake hands, say we're sorry this got off to a bit of a rocky start, and it's been a enjoyable discussion. I was a bit prickly about folks jumping all over these particular judges, because they are good men, and Moore - who is a publicity-seeking pompous self-promoter with a very limited record of accomplishment as a jurist - pushed them into making the decision. With what he did, and what he said about it, this case wasn't even a close call. It's not simply about the Ten Commandments - as I said, this same court passed on the Ten Commandments in another courthouse a couple of weeks ago. It is about the overt, intentional, and unashamed promotion of one faith over another by a high government official, a judge no less. And that is the one area in our government where we are supposed to be able to believe that we will get a fair and impartial shake - no matter who we are - Christian, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, or Atheist.

Have a good 4th.

616 posted on 07/03/2003 4:05:09 PM PDT by lugsoul
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