Religious marker may be erected at old Capitol

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    Even putting aside the whole Church-State thing, how the hell do you justify the expense?

    right....:rolleyes: What's the first of those rules, again?


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    There's going to be an erection at the old Capitol?
     
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    I think these decisions should be left to states and localities. I see nothing wrong with it.


    Funny part is, these repubs keep holding on to religion and their own human frailties keep biting them in their own asses. Gotta practice what you preach and it can be hard to do.
     
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    As was mentioned, the 'church and state' seperation is a federal issue, there is no such prohabition to states.
     
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    Excellent. We can finally discover the truth behind the saying 'everything's bigger in Texas'.

    On topic: Unless you are paying for it, mind your own damned business about what Texans spend their money on.
     
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    There you have it...the state directing people they must worship one god
     
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    It's amazing how many seemingly intelligent people there are who don't understand the separation of church and state clause. So let me enlighten you people. The phrase originally coined by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptists on January 1, 1802, was used exclusively to keep the state out of the church's business, not to keep the church out of the state's business.

    The constitution states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Both the free exercise clause and the establishment clause place restrictions on the government concerning laws they pass or interfering with religion. No restrictions are placed on religions except perhaps that a religious denomination cannot become the state religion.
     
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    You mean off topic? The topic is on Arizona. Where the fuck did you get Texas?
     
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    Which version are they going to put up? The Catholic version? The Jewish version? The Protestant version?
     
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    Which church gets to stick their nose in the State's business?
     

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