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Old 01-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis View Post
I'm sorry, but are you arguing that the Supreme Court interpreted the Free Exercise clause out of the Constitution? I'm not sure what you're saying.
I thought the rulings were self explanatory. What is it you don't understand?

Jefferson's metaphor of a wall of separation has been cited repeatedly by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Reynolds v. United States (1879) the Court wrote that Jefferson's comments "may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the [First] Amendment." In Everson v. Board of Education (1947), Justice Hugo Black wrote: "In the words of Thomas Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect a wall of separation between church and state."[2]
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