Judge Crab issues Crabby Ruling on National Day of Prayer

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    What I would like to know is that precise point in history in which the wording in the Constitution making it illegal for the government to establish religion was reinterpreted to make it illegal for government to promote religion.

    And I would like to know what religion the long standing tradition of the National Day of Prayer establishes?
     
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    Just a prelude to canceling Christmas.
     
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    I thought they already did that. Don't we have a 'holiday tree' on the South Lawn now instead of the traditional Christmas Tree?

    But I still want to know how a National Day of Prayer violates any law or constitutional principle. I hope this one gets to the Supreme Court fast before it has time to fester into some more wierd precedents for other judges to use.
     
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    None. It's just b.s. to get prayer removed from something else.
     
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    Where's the link? And from what I read:

    A National Day of Prayer (just like establishing prayer days in school) is the government endorsing religion.

    If you want someone to blame, blame the founding fathers.

    Establishment Clause of the First Amendment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This does not prevent anyone from exercising their right to participate in religion.
     
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    It has more to do with the religion equivalent that it doesn't establish: Secularism.

    It's okay for the government to promote Earth Day, which is a faith based iniatiative. But encouraging people to follow their own spiritual paths is verboten - it doesn't serve Big Government.
     
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    Exactly which religion does it endorse (which, btw, is not the same as establishing)?
     
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    snopes.com: White House Ban on Religious Christmas Ornaments

    Try not to repeat dumb things you hear in chain e-mails.
     
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    Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Damn that Washington! Who does he think he is? :eek:

    But feel free to keep celebrating what is originally a Roman Pagan holiday.

    Jesus was born in May, specifically May 20th.
     
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    You seem to not realize that it doesn't need to endorse a specific religion. All it needs to do is endorse religion, which this does.
     

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