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  •  I think the judge is just following (2+ / 0-)
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    Remembering Jello, jodylanec

    in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers, many of whom couldn't give two shits about the existence of god, but had no problem with having religion used as a cudgel with which to keep the unwashed masses (whom they hated and feared anyway) in line.

    Remember that the notion of religious freedom was NOT part of the original Constitution; that the First Amendment has only to do with the non-establishment of a church for the new federal republic, and in fact granted religious freedom to nobody -- states continued to establish their own state religions and otherwise restrict religious freedom until the Fourteenth Amendment could be read as forbidding this too.

    And there's no constitutional guarantee of freedom from religion.  There should be -- but there just isn't.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Fri May 09, 2014 at 01:04:33 PM PDT

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