No protestants on the US Supreme Court

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    I didn't know that until I read it in the paper a few days ago.

    Was surprised.
     
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    Old news...

    Now, if you would learn to educate yourself on other subjects before spouting off, that might be progress.
     
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    old news - that no protestants are on the US Supreme Court ???

    ok - whatever

    sorry to be so ignorant
     
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    Still interesting if not old or new or JoeB newsworthy.

    Demonstrates the weakening hold evangelical Protestantism has on American politics.
     
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    We need more muslims on the supreme court.
     
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    If Obama gets to select two more Supreme Court appointments, there will be no constitution either.
     
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    Yeah, there will be, but no silly 9000 year folks telling us on it that Jesus rode with dinosaurs.
     
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    Not really, since the whole Prostestant/Catholic divide doesn't mean all that much anymore.

    The thing is, the country is becoming more secular, Churches for most people are just a nice place to have a wedding at, the Churches themselves - the smart ones, anyway- are learning Poltiics is a snake pit they want no part of.

    What's interesting is that neither party thinks they can go to Protestants to get a rubber stamp for their view, so all the "Evangelical" justices are Catholics. Most of the "Secular" justices are Jewish.
     
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    Reagan and evangelical political Protestantism from the elections of 1980 to 2004 changed American history, JoeB, and your pathetic denial is simply . . . pathetic.
     
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    Oh, please.

    Reagan wasn't the problem. Reagan got Catholics and Protestants to vote for him for the same reason... because he was defending traditional values at a time people weren't willing to go there.

    Remember the "Reagan Democrats"? Most of them were Catholic, Urban, working class folks who didn't like what the hippies did a decade before.

    Now we've sort of learned to live with most of it as normal.
     

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