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A: I’m really concerned about intrusions on religious liberty. We need a law or a new President.
B: But a new law won’t be enough. It could just get overturned by the courts, held up by lawsuits, whittled away at by executive decrees, etc.
A: Right. So the ideal would be a constitutional amendment.
B: But those are really hard to pass. We’d never be able to convince enough Americans that there should be a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the free expression of religion...

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2 Comments

  1. thenyssan said,

    May 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Ouch.

    Also, true. It hurts because it’s true. At what point does it become farcical to insist that the U.S. has the longest-running constitution?

  2. Jeff Kahl said,

    May 31, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I agree….Ouch.
    It just goes to show that, contrary to what our Founding Fathers hoped, we do not in fact have a government of laws…. We have a government of (quite fallible) men.
    You say more in eight sentences than most politicians do in a whole speech.


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