Monday, August 25, 2003


The lunatics in Alabama are doing their best to pretend the 14th amendment doesn't exist and that therefore the Establishment Clause on limts the power of Congress. Maybe they need to read their own constitution:

Religious freedom.
That no religion shall be established by law; that no preference shall be given by law to any religious sect, society, denomination, or mode of worship; that no one shall be compelled by law to attend any place of worship; nor to pay any tithes, taxes, or other rate for building or repairing any place of worship, or for maintaining any minister or ministry; that no religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under this state; and that the civil rights, privileges, and capacities of any citizen shall not be in any manner affected by his religious principles.