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Supremes strike down reason U.S. was started


The Borowitz Report

May 6, 2014


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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — In what legal experts are calling a landmark decision, on Monday the United States Supreme Court struck down what many believe to be the main reason the country was started.
 
By a five-to-four vote, the Court eliminated what grade-school children have traditionally been taught was one of the key rationales for founding the United States in the first place. 
 
“The separation of church and state has been a cornerstone of American democracy for over two hundred years,” said Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority. “Getting rid of it was long overdue.” 
 
Calling the decision “historic,” Justice Antonin Scalia was guarded in predicting what the Court might accomplish next. 
 
“Last year, we gutted the Voting Rights Act, and today we did the First Amendment,” he said. “We’ll just have to see what’s left.”

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1 comment:

Born Conservative said...

Your article is so short and short on detail that I can only assume you refer to the decision to not ban prayers at public meetings.
The article implies that "separation of church and state" is actually part of the Constitution, which it is not.
So, what exactly does the Constitution say? This: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." This is We the People telling the Federal Government that they do not get a say in what relition we practice or how or when or where we choose to do so. There is nothing in the Constitution that gives the Federal Government the authority to dictate how, when, or where we practice our religion. PERIOD!