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Thursday, July 14, 2005
Questions answered.
 
Thomas has finally posted the text to HJ Res 57, which if you remember, was driving me nuts a couple weeks ago with its nice vague and redundant description of :

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States protecting religious freedom.


I commented at the time that it looked like it was duplicating the 1st amendment, but now that I've seen the text I'm positive. Our wonderfully short sighted representatives want to protect "the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, the display of the Ten Commandments, and voluntary school prayer" in other words to people's right to practice religion. The thing is, the first amendment dosen't simply protect the Ned Flanders Sect's right to be all holy, it also protects the rights of humanists/Athiests/Buddists/etc to not be forced into the holy land Jews/Christians/Muslim seem to want to create anymore.

Our forefathers were not idiot. They were very careful about the wording of the constitution. Unfortunatly their modernday counter parts are no where near as enlightened...



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