[ExI] sendup of Hobby Lobby

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 05:52:31 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:17 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it was a mistake to mention religious freedom at all in the
> Constitution; as long as you've got freedom of speech and freedom of
> assembly there is no need to single out freedom of religion for special
> mention because you've already got it automatically.

It was a necessary compromise at the time.  (No, really: "put this in or
the whole deal collapses" grade.)  And it's impossible to remove now.  (Too
many people would insist that it means the repression of religion, rather
than simply removing an unnecessary clause, and no amount of logic is going
to convince them.)
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