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Court has interpreted Constitution clearly, properly on religion

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Court has interpreted Constitution clearly, properly on religion Frank Elfland’s recent excellent letter [Jan. 5] regarding the Catholic Church’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act’s inclusion of contraception is well-reasoned, and points out the dangers of imposing the church’s dogma on employees who do not subscribe to those views. Dave Dankanich, in his Jan. 9 response, takes Mr. Elfland to task for interpreting the Constitution as a liberal, then proceeds to do the exact same ...


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jjhehir
January 15, 2014
12:40 a.m.

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The Little Sisters of the Poor are in no way preventing their employees from using contraceptives. They just don't want to pay for them.

wmarincic
January 15, 2014
9:27 p.m.

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You anti religious liberal try to make up the Constitution and continue to lie. What the 1st Amendment says is " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;" it does not say that there is a separation of religion from the state it only says there is no state religion. The framers said this because of The Church Of England was the established church there. Learn your history and quit the foolish lies. Atheists, because liberals can't be the only fools.

Phils2008
January 16, 2014
5:26 a.m.

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Cynthia, how about you exercise a modicum of common sense, and explain how the establishment clause addresses anything you have to say. It is clear and concise English even for the 19th century. Please point out the law that establishes a nativity scene, because I have yet to see it. That would in fact violate the first amendment. The fact that you and other liberals cant read, want the Constitution to mean what you want it to mean and find ignorant judges to ratify illegal laws does not make your interpretation correct. If our founding fathers had a flaw it was that they never anticipated future generations would play word games with their document, much like they never anticipated liberal clowns would make Government a career.

wmarincic
January 16, 2014
6:49 a.m.

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Phil, I think they did anticipate all of that. That's why we have the 2nd amendment.

ChuckD
January 16, 2014
1:12 p.m.

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Oh right, the gun thing. When democracy fails you, you've always got the guns.
And God, I guess.
Oh right, it's not a democracy anymore.

Phils2008
January 17, 2014
5:39 a.m.

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ChuckD, it never was a Democracy, but I bet you were never taught that or took the time to actually explore our form of Government. When this country fails, we'll see just how far your whining takes us. My bet is the people with guns save us because God knows cowards wont.

wmarincic
January 17, 2014
6:57 a.m.

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That's the ignorance of liberals. They believe America is a democracy "mob rule" rather than. a Constitutional Republic.

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