Sunday, October 16, 2005

ACLU and the Constitution

It is amazing that an ACLU attorney can show up on Fox News and say that the Constitution states that the government must treat all religions equal.

That is NOT what the Constitution says. Let me quote:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

I'm on the fence as to whether an officially designated federal holiday implies establishment of religion, or whether it is a practical means by which we can, as a primarily Christian nation, most efficiently schedule our work around our religious holidays. Is it establishment, or is it a practical way for us to provide us a means of getting off on our holidays?

I think I'm leaning toward a practical means by which we can all get off work for our holidays.

I'll have to consider this more.

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