Monday, June 13, 2005

A Secular Nation. Yes!!!

Now consider this:

Sunday, June 12, 2005
A secular nation
The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext infringed.
James Madisonoriginal draft for what became the First Amendment to the Constitution (6/8/1789)
I do wish they had continued to include Madison's "rights of conscience," which would have made it much more clear that the intent was both to keep the practice of religion free from government interference, and to allow every person to follow his own conscience in respect to religion, including the right not to practice any religion at all.Ed Fitzgerald 6/12/2005 11:30:00 PM write me
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Ed's wish is my wish. Now if the Supreme Court could just take this into consideration...sure as hell BushCo never will.

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