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Old 04-03-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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A bill filed by Republican lawmakers would allow North Carolina to declare an official religion, in violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Bill of Rights, and seeks to nullify any federal ruling against Christian prayer by public bodies statewide.

House Bill 494, filed by Republican Rowan County Reps. Harry Warren and Carl Ford, would refuse to acknowledge the force of any judicial ruling on prayer in North Carolina or indeed on any Constitutional topic:

"The Constitution of the United States does not grant the federal government and does not grant the federal courts the power to determine what is or is not constitutional; therefore, by virtue of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the power to determine constitutionality and the proper interpretation and proper application of the Constitution is reserved to the states and to the people," the bill states. "Each state in the union is sovereign and may independently determine how that state may make laws respecting an establishment of religion."


Proposal would allow state religion in North Carolina :: WRAL.com

This from the party who claims the left is "shredding the Constitution."
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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May I assume this religion is the Worship of MAMMON, the GOD of GREED?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Yes, where are the righties shrieking about this? Too busy calling Connecticut names because of its new gun regulations? Yo, fellas, the newest Constitutional threat is on this thread ... yoo hoo .... over here ...

Anyone?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Wasn't Aprils fool last Monday?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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The American Taliban is trying to establish a theocracy once again.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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There is historical precedent:

Religion in the Original 13 Colonies - Under God in the Pledge - ProCon.org

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Most instances of state-supported religion were removed before 1850, and the remaining requirements became null and void after the passing of the 14th Amendment on July 28, 1868. New Hampshire and North Carolina removed the nullified religious references from their state constitutions in 1875 and 1877 respectively.
Rinse and repeat?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Massachusetts had a state religion until 1833.

Apparently it is Constitutional.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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This from the party who claims the left is "shredding the Constitution."
When the Constitution was written, there were numerous state religions/churches..

Remind me again what part of the Constitution says this isnt allowed?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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Yes, where are the righties shrieking about this? Too busy calling Connecticut names because of its new gun regulations? Yo, fellas, the newest Constitutional threat is on this thread ... yoo hoo .... over here ...

Anyone?
Haha, more lefties who dont know a dam thing about the Constitution, but pretends to be an expert..
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Republicans Propose Establishment of a State Religion in North Carolina

Years ago, I was stationed at Camp Lejeune in NC.

This development isn't a shocker to anyone who's spent much time there.
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