isn't this unconstitutional?
Sat Jan 24 20:20:09 EST 2004
Are Republicans and government workers mutually exclusive groups? <g> It's
a koan if ever I heard one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Watterworth" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: isn't this unconstitutional?
> On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Fred Dabney wrote:
> > > In fact, the free speech clause of the first amendment protects it
> > > absolutely. A lot of first amendment precedents have resulted from
> > > insisting on inflicting their bad taste and/or stupid ideas on others.
> > You
> > > gotta be tough to live in a free society. <g>
> > I'm going to drop it but it's obvious that no one really read it, or
> > doesn't understand that the courts have come down, even recent
> > Supreme Court decisions against "prayer meetings" on government
> > property, on government time.
> > That's unconstituional...
> No doubt the prayer meetings are trespassing all over the Constitution. I
> agree with you on that 100%.
> But Ashcroft's song cycles, the subject of the article, seem to be more
> patriotic (idiotic) than religious (though many songs of that genre
> include religious references). And pretty funny. I wonder if the hapless
> employees are Republicans or government workers?
> Jay Watterworth
> Department of Sociology
> University of Colorado at Boulder
> Nora Ephron said (about Washington politics, but apropos here), "No
> matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up."
> "If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of that."
> William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night"
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