A friend writes...

A friend writes...

Post by F.O.A.D » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:02:12


"Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican politicians?

"North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and establish a
state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment, ***ia
wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other
GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

"I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to deal
with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

Have nice day.

 
 
 

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Post by Hank » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:22:42


Quote:
> "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to deal
> with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

I agree

 
 
 

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Post by georgecboat.. » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 22:18:06

Quote:

> "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican politicians?

> "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and establish a

> state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment, ***ia

> wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

> GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

> "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to deal

> with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

> Have nice day.

Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

 
 
 

A friend writes...

Post by BAR » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 22:52:41


says...

Quote:


> > "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican politicians?

> > "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and establish a

> > state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment, ***ia

> > wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

> > GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

> > "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to deal

> > with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

> > Have nice day.

> Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot create a state religion.
 
 
 

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Post by F.O.A.D » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 23:06:47


Quote:

> says...


>>> "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican politicians?

>>> "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and establish a

>>> state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment, ***ia

>>> wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

>>> GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

>>> "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to deal

>>> with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

>>> Have nice day.

> There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot create a state religion.

The First Amendment to the Constitution rules against an establishment
of religion. The U.S. Constitution is interpreted by the Supreme Court.

In 1947, the Supremes ruled the Establishment Clause inherent in the
first amendment applied to the states, ergo, NO state religion. And
later the Supremes ruled that individual states could not promote religion.

States cannot create a "state religion."

 
 
 

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Post by Urin Asshol » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 02:52:31

Quote:


>says...


>> > "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican politicians?

>> > "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and establish a

>> > state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment, ***ia

>> > wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

>> > GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

>> > "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to deal

>> > with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

>> > Have nice day.

>> Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

>There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot create a state religion.

There's nothing in your brain that contains thought.
 
 
 

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Post by BAR » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 03:50:40


Quote:



> >says...


> >> > "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican politicians?

> >> > "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and establish a

> >> > state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment, ***ia

> >> > wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

> >> > GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

> >> > "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to deal

> >> > with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

> >> > Have nice day.

> >> Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

> >There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot create a state religion.

> There's nothing in your brain that contains thought.

What part of the US constitution prevents a state from declaring a state religion?
 
 
 

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Post by F.O.A.D » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 03:51:38


Quote:



>>> says...


>>>>> "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican politicians?

>>>>> "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and establish a

>>>>> state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment, ***ia

>>>>> wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

>>>>> GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

>>>>> "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to deal

>>>>> with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

>>>>> Have nice day.

>>>> Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

>>> There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot create a state religion.

>> There's nothing in your brain that contains thought.

> What part of the US constitution prevents a state from declaring a state religion?

The first amendment and several rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
 
 

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Post by Hank » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 03:58:32


Quote:






>>>> says...


>>>>>> "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican
>>>>>> politicians?

>>>>>> "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and
>>>>>> establish a

>>>>>> state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment,
>>>>>> ***ia

>>>>>> wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

>>>>>> GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

>>>>>> "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to
>>>>>> deal

>>>>>> with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

>>>>>> Have nice day.

>>>>> Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

>>>> There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot
>>>> create a state religion.

>>> There's nothing in your brain that contains thought.

>> What part of the US constitution prevents a state from declaring a
>> state religion?

> The first amendment and several rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cite baby cite.
 
 
 

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Post by Urin Asshol » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 05:41:35

Quote:




>> >says...


>> >> > "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican politicians?

>> >> > "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and establish a

>> >> > state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment, ***ia

>> >> > wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

>> >> > GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

>> >> > "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to deal

>> >> > with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

>> >> > Have nice day.

>> >> Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

>> >There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot create a state religion.

>> There's nothing in your brain that contains thought.

>What part of the US constitution prevents a state from declaring a state religion?

The first amendment... "prohibits the making of any law respecting an
establishment of religion". There's nothing that exempts states.

See question about your "college" experience in another thread...

 
 
 

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Post by Urin Asshol » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 05:41:55



Quote:







>>>>> says...


>>>>>>> "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican
>>>>>>> politicians?

>>>>>>> "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and
>>>>>>> establish a

>>>>>>> state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment,
>>>>>>> ***ia

>>>>>>> wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

>>>>>>> GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

>>>>>>> "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to
>>>>>>> deal

>>>>>>> with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

>>>>>>> Have nice day.

>>>>>> Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

>>>>> There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot
>>>>> create a state religion.

>>>> There's nothing in your brain that contains thought.

>>> What part of the US constitution prevents a state from declaring a
>>> state religion?

>> The first amendment and several rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.

>Cite baby cite.

Stupid is as stupid does. You do stupid.
 
 
 

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Post by Earl » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:35:46

Quote:




>> says...


>>>> "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican
>>>> politicians?

>>>> "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and
>>>> establish a

>>>> state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment, ***ia

>>>> wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

>>>> GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

>>>> "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to
>>>> deal

>>>> with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

>>>> Have nice day.

>> There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot
>> create a state religion.

> The First Amendment to the Constitution rules against an establishment
> of religion. The U.S. Constitution is interpreted by the Supreme Court.

> In 1947, the Supremes ruled the Establishment Clause inherent in the
> first amendment applied to the states, ergo, NO state religion. And
> later the Supremes ruled that individual states could not promote
> religion.

> States cannot create a "state religion."

Why did you carefully snip this?

Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

 
 
 

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Post by iBoatere » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:15:24



Quote:










> >>>>> says...


> >>>>>>> "Is being out of your mind a job requirement for Republican
> >>>>>>> politicians?

> >>>>>>> "North Carolina wanted to violate the U.S. Constitution and
> >>>>>>> establish a

> >>>>>>> state religion, Arkansas rejected the Equal Rights Amendment,
> >>>>>>> ***ia

> >>>>>>> wants to ban *** (which the Supreme Court permits)... and other

> >>>>>>> GOP-dominated states are just as wacky.

> >>>>>>> "I long for the good old days of Dan Quayle, when we merely had to
> >>>>>>> deal

> >>>>>>> with amusing stupidity, not dangerous lunacy."

> >>>>>>> Have nice day.

> >>>>>> Dr-Dr-Dr / 4 tax liens / 2 bankruptcies

> >>>>> There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the States cannot
> >>>>> create a state religion.

> >>>> There's nothing in your brain that contains thought.

> >>> What part of the US constitution prevents a state from declaring a
> >>> state religion?

> >> The first amendment and several rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.

> >Cite baby cite.

> Stupid is as stupid does. You do stupid.

Some people should read this:

http://SportToday.org/

Which in part states

According to The Huffington Post, the bill "was filed in response to a
lawsuit to stop county commissioners in Rowan County from opening
meetings with a Christian prayer," leading us to assume that the
religion they want to establish isn't Duke basketball. Could legislators
in North Carolina actually pull this off?

It's not likely. Rick Ungar of Forbes points to Lemon v. Kurtzman, the
U.S. Supreme Court case that established the "Lemon Test" for whether a
state law violates the First Amendment:

The law or state policy must have been adopted with a neutral or non-
religious purpose.
The principal or primary effect must be one that neither advances nor
inhibits religion.
The statute or policy must not result in an "excessive entanglement" of
government with religion. [Forbes]

Declaring an official religion doesn't seem to pass the test.