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Whoever doesn't like it, that's their problem. I say let it stay.
It's not necessarily the Constitution that governs the separation of states from religion, or vice versa, rather it's the interpretations handed down by the US Supreme Courts over the years. But are their decisions Crap? I don't necessarily view the opinions of the US Supreme Court as crap. I don't necessarily or always agree with their decisions, but like their recent decision in our favor re: the Second Amendment, it is what governs us all.
In a series of cases beginning with the next case, the separation rulings have been further defined and refined. The Supreme Court's ruling in McCollum v. Board of Education, 333 U.S. 203 (1948), paraphrased, reads that a state cannot consistently, with the First and Fourteenth Amendments, utilize its public school system to aid any or all religious faiths or sects. Furthermore, the First Amendment rests upon the premise that both religion and government can best work to achieve their lofty aims if each is left free from the other within its respective sphere. I think that is pretty self-explanatory.
Show me where in the Constitution it says there shal be a separation between church and state! Read the text and stop listening to the crap!:
I read what you wrote and even quoted you. And I'm not arguing with you...I only said that I never mentioned the Supreme Court in my rant.I was going by what you said here. Piece, did you read what I wrote? I'm not against you, and I'm not for you. I'm neutral. Don't jump all over me, it's unwarranted. I don't believe that you read what I wrote. Oh well. Nothing new.
I read what you wrote and even quoted you. And I'm not arguing with you...I only said that I never mentioned the Supreme Court in my rant.
The rest of the post is for anyone out there who has a problem with the motto on our currency.
It was originally from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson in 1802. Definitely not a Constitutional doctrine. It's another legislation from the Bench.When you said that the issue did not stem from the Constitution you were correct. I didn't remember so I was attempting to find where it WAS from. It stems from the Supreme Court decisions. You said you never mentioned the Supreme Court in your rant. That's true. But it was my reading of what you DID write that made me think that you were calling everything else that wasn't in the Constitution, "Crap." You said, "Read the text and stop listening to the crap." I was addressing that only. Maybe we are both simply miss-reading each other. That's an everyday occurrence with the written word, without the face to face nuances of one-on-one conversation, so, nothing new there either.leasantry: