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Message 16 of 17 (689343)
01-29-2013 7:53 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by Theodoric
01-29-2013 7:48 PM

Re: Straggler on Gun Control
What I can't figure out is why he would want god to blind him.

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Message 17 of 17 (689352)
01-30-2013 12:10 AM

Dwise1 on the 1st Amendment
Message 288.
Dwise1 absolutely annihilates Faith's interpretation of the 1st Amendment with actual facts about her beloved Founding Fathers:
read James Madison's A Memorial and Remonstrance! Since he wrote that a few years before he drafted the First Amendment (IOW, James Madison quite literally wrote the First Amendment)
And he follows up with clear and obvious reasoning that only Faith's unique Wall of Ignorance can deny:
What's the difference between those two scenarios? In your mind and according your own twisted revisionist view of the First Amendment, there's all the difference in the world. To the First Amendment operating in the real world, there is absolutely no difference! The teacher is prohibited from using the power of the state to promote his own religion. He's free to proselytize all he wants to as a private citizen outside the school, but he is prohibited to do so in his official capacity as a teacher. Regardless of what his religion is. And everybody's rights are protected, regardless of what their religion is. The First Amendment is not intended to only operate for the benefit of a select few, as you mistakenly believe, but rather for the benefit and protection of everybody, regardless of religion.
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