Thursday, June 30, 2005

SCOTUS: "Thou Shalt Split Hairs"

Peggy Noonan with Thou Shalt Split Hairs: "The Supreme Court rendered two more hairsplitting, migraine-inducing decisions yesterday about when religious displays on public property do and do not violate the First Amendment protection against 'establishment' of religion.

Never mind the court's minute reasoning about the finely tuned criteria it has spun over the years. Instead, consider -- as the court should have done years ago, when it began policing religious displays -- a few facts about the era in which the establishment clause was written. In 1789 the First Amendment was drafted by the first Congress -- after it had hired a chaplain..."
Read it all if you can.

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