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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Virtue signaling is OK with Conservatives if it's proselytizing Christian myths. Didn't ya know?
    This is partly Barr and Pompeo trying to reign in Evangelical Leaders who are sickened by what trump has done in Syria.
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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    ???

    It is NOT a "religious display". It's a link to a speech he gave.

    In any case, there's nothing in the Constitution that says he cannot give a speech to a religious organization or make that speech available on the government website.
    There is a thousand things you can't do that the Cs is silent on.

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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by Airyaman View Post
    Well, take it to court then. It's pretty much been established that you can't do this sort of stuff.
    I don't need to. Pompeo didn't violate The Constitution.

    It isn't established, because the courts can't make law.
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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by Airyaman View Post
    So I expect he'll host the content of his speech on being a good Muslim leader or good atheist next week?
    Who cares?
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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by Condor060 View Post
    NEWS FLASH, Pompeo isn't the government. He has freedom of speech and freedom of religion just like everyone else. What are you going to say next? Politicians can't go to church because they are favoring one religion over another.

    This continuing reaching for the ridiculous looks pretty desperate.
    Oooh, snarkiness used incorrectly. Pompeo is specifically the government.

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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Is Pompeo now a member of Congress? Has Pompeo made a law "respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"?

    Not that I know of.
    You may be an originalist in the extreme, but SCOTUS decisions have expanded the meaning of freedom of religion over the years.

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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjurrs View Post
    The govt shall make no laws re: establishment or practice of religion. If this was the first of a series exploring different religions I'd be okay with it. It is not. A clear preference for one religion over another. Maybe not against the letter of the Constitution, certainly against the spirit of it.
    Where's the law?

    Look. The 1st Amendment is a very precise and very clear statement. Don't go adding things to it that the Framers didn't say.
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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Who cares?
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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjurrs View Post
    There is a thousand things you can't do that the Cs is silent on.
    Oh. So you are saying there is ANOTHER law out there that says this is illegal? Show me.
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    Re: Trump admin tramples Constitution again

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Hardly. That is not a religious 'display'
    So you agree that "Christian" is not a really a religion, it is a cult?
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