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    Barbarian observes:
    The cited comments are not from the Federalist Papers, but Madison did write the Bill of Rights as well; it's hard to make a case that he didn't understand what it means, or why it was written as it is.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ktoyou View Post
    Nevertheless, it is discussed in the Federalist Papers.
    I don't think that section shows up anywhere in the Federalist Papers.

    All of this is very obvious to anyone with the equivalent to a BA in History.
    Well, it's likely that Hamilton agreed with Madison and the other founders about that wall of separation between Church and state. But I'm not sure that he actually wrote about it in the Federalist Papers. In which of the articles do you think Madison (or Hamilton) wrote about the evils of established religion?
    Let's say that I suffer from a delusion. I will call this delusion "Fact-check Syndrome." I respond by citing facts.

    Most people online don't want to be corrected. They do not care about anything that does not agree with them.

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    1Mind1Spirit observes:

    Barbarian must downplay the Declaration of Independence because the author of it expressly contradicts his political position as well as his profession as an employee of a centralized school system.

    I dare say the author of the Declaration knew what he was talkin' about.

    This discussion would not be taking place if our Independence had not already been usurped by the instituting of a centralized school system.


    https://www.libertarianism.org/publi...ucation-part-1

    What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body, no matter whether of the autocrats of Russia or France, or the aristocrats of a Venetian Senate.


    For Jefferson, the distribution of power among federal, state, county, and local agencies was indispensable to America’s “system of fundamental balances and checks for the government.

    ” When a person is empowered to control his own destiny at the local level, “he feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs not merely at an election, one day in the year, but every day.” Such a person will defend his liberty; “he will let the heart be torn out of his body, sooner than his power be wrested from him by a Caesar or a Bonaparte.”

    1Mind1Spirit especially likes this one....

    A question of some doubt might be raised…as to the rights and duties of society towards its members, infant and adult. Is it a right or a duty in society to take care of their infant Members in opposition to the will of the parent? How far does this right and duty extend? — to guard the life of the infant, his property, his instruction, his morals?


    Jefferson answered his own questions thusly:


    “It is better to tolerate the rare instance of a parent refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings and ideas by the forcible transportation and education of the infant against the will of the father.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    I'm leaving off a few things I noted before about agency as opposed to individual and I won't address what you think I need to be instructed in or what I've had to drink.


    I respect your right to hold the position, but I fundamentally disagree with it. If our earlier society was an illustration of faith then it's not much of one. And our former errors are a match for our present ones.


    You mean the society that was still a couple of years removed from giving black people essential rights within that formerly God fearing republic? All sorts of people are better off these days. But we can do better. I hope we continue to try. The unborn, by way of. We're continuing to fail them. And it wasn't the Democrats you mistrust who gave us Roe.
    1) It doesn't matter which group gave us Roe. I wasn't a Republican those days, by that token. I've not put much stock in either party. As to rights, you are under the impression that slavery is unbiblical or something. Slavery is bad, but worse? Godlessness. No matter how hard you beat that drum, you are comparing a cold to cancer at that point. It doesn't even compare. There are still racial deaths, turned from a rope to a gun or knife in this country. It is FAR worse that it is happening in schools. You need to remove those glasses, TH. I know you disagree with me, but your glasses aren't 20/20 nor even 20/40


    Me either. But souls aren't won by Congress, or flags, or monuments or words on coins. They aren't lost by them either.
    Yes they are! Luke 19:40 Deuteronomy 11:18-28 Proverbs 22:6


    We know exactly what he was doing. And I set out exactly why that can't be allowed. If that same coach bowed to Mecca with a handful of kids the clamor would be mostly in support of the school system.
    I am not the boss of them. You are not the boss of them. There is no way, other than mind reading, you'd even know what they were doing. ALL it does is offend your sensibility. Sorry, Congress shall make no law. You have a right to be offended, not stop it.


    I'm knowing that the law is what stands between me and every well intentioned (or otherwise) guy with a different set of beliefs about what he should be permitted to do.
    I've aced my law classes (not many of them). I do know the law, especially as pertaining to schools. The ONLY prohibition in WA is not to proselytize during school hours.

    It's not about that.
    Yes it is. Ten football players bowing to Mecca is no offense! It is 'their' celebration. Secular denies them inanely. This IS congress making laws about religion! That they cannot practice anywhere they please! The law is "as long as it doesn't interfere with instruction and is not done to convert..." After that, Congress is making laws 'respecting' religion: Atheism. We are NOT a secular people! We are 'becoming' that to some degree and it is government fault.

    Said every guy with a great idea and every guy with a match in the tender who simply believed he had one.
    Nope. They are given to me by God alone, they are ensured by the Constitution. "Every guy" are judges without God and ACLU lawyers on an atheist crusade, taking my money through teacher union dues, to do so, otherwise they'd be nonexistent. They have to steal money to exist.


    It's not about need. It's about right. Anyone can choose to be a bigot, but they don't have the right to harm anyone with it. Denying me the right to work, live, eat where anyone else can is causing a harm. It creates ghettos and caste systems. We did a horrible job on that for most of our life as a nation, but it's improving.
    And I said it was 'wrong' so it isn't about 'right.' "No soup for you!" or cake, is not a right.




    Arguable, but it's not about that either.
    It was a side note. That pendulum swing is too far. I am sympathetic to the need and would have been for it, simply because 'bad' men needed to be set straight. They needed to be strong-armed, but when such laws start strong-arming everybody else, it is no longer a good service. If it were, the BLM group would be right: We need to give up our houses too. Maybe THAT is too far


    Right. White's are the majority and the holders of most wealth and power in our society. Historically we've done most of the discriminating and denial for that reason. I used a representative sample of people to represent those discriminated against.
    I know, which carries its own mentality. An ideal society would have no affirmative action, just hiring the right man.

    That doesn't correct any position I've taken.
    Yes it does. Your 'values' of right and wrong are Christian. The three judges in this case were 'wrong.' They do not have a right to tell anyone they cannot worship. A celebration and thanksgiving after the game is nobody's business but those practice in which Congress shall make NO law.


    But not under Christ. That wasn't an accident. They'd seen what a state putting its authority in a particular expression led to and they didn't want to repeat the error.
    YET they wanted to encourage religion and its expression. We ran to this country and became a nation so we 'could' worship freely.


    Replaced with religious institutional instruction? That's just ducky, Lon, until the Adventists run your system, or the Muslims, or JWs and that's the only school you can afford.
    All of them more-or-less preferred to atheism (godless instruction). You forgot something: Free means the parents get to decide.

    Schools shouldn't teach your kid morality. It should teach your kid math, science, reading, civics and history. Art and physical education too. Moral instruction is for the parent or guardian.
    They 'used' to, AND did a better job at it. They still do, btw, just not very good at it. As soon as the 10 commandments came off the walls, the schools quickly started dissolving and de-evolving to the vacuum left in the wake. Yes, it SHOULD teach morality. When you expel a kid, you are teaching morality. When you ask a child not to cuss in class, you are teaching morality. On this, I'm very much your polar opposite. Morality is MORE important than the rest of these. Don't think I don't want them taught as well, as a matter of fact, Christian schools tend to do much better in equipping kids (so do home-schools).


    After you.
    I have no 'theory' or 'ideal' to govern me. I don't have to explain their quotes away. It is still your turn.


    Governments are people. A people without God are lost. We aren't a people without God. We don't have to paint His name on the side of every building we make to remind ourselves of it.
    Deuteronomy 11:18-28


    Lon...friend of mine, I advocate an American that stops well intentioned, decent men from recreating the mistakes our forefathers provided a defense against.
    I love you for it. I just believe you are well-intentioned-wrong. You are in the system so subject to it w/o the greater perspective, imho. Imho, yours is the narrower.


    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    There are a huge number of people who aren't Christian in this society, Lon. Neither they, nor the founders want you to order their existence, well meaning and gentle as that might be. Not you and not the fellow whose Christianity looks very different and much less gentle than .
    Sort of. If every government official and politician were Christian first in their lives, we'd have a different looking country. That isn't a blanket, just an ideal that can't be attained. However, I don't want to 'order' society. I just want government, greatly influence by the ACLU, to stop witch hunts for every expression that has nothing to do with them. A teacher, on his own time, at school, can and should be able to read his bible and pray for his students with no molesting. He/she isn't pushing anything, just 'offending' someone else' sensibilities. They have a right to be offended and not a right not to be offended. They are frankly just busy-bodies. There is NO harm whatsoever in the expression. Laws were never intended to interfere with such. Whether I have it from God or not, my Constitutional rights are guaranteed a faith free from government UNLESS I'm harming another. A 'feigned' harm to sensibility is goofy. If Muslims are practicing love instead of hate, I want to applaud that after a game. If they aren't interfering with the fire marshal, leave them alone. "Congress shall make no law..."
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    Mighty, ALL mighty (omnipotent). Revelation 1:8
    No possible limitation Isaiah 40:25 Joshua 24:15
    Infinite (Omnipresent) Psalm 145:3 Hebrews 4:13

    Is Calvinism okay? Yep

    Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think... Amen. -Ephesians 3:20 & 21

    1Co 13:11 ... when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. Titus 3:10 Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:11

    Separation of church and State is not atheism "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Fly View Post
    Again, if the founders didn't intend for us to be a secular state, what did they intend?
    Freedom, not laws after laws denying them.
    My New Years Resolution: 1 Peter 3:15
    Omniscient without man's qualification. John 1:3 "Nothing"
    Colossians 1:17 "Nothing" John 15:5 "Nothing"
    Mighty, ALL mighty (omnipotent). Revelation 1:8
    No possible limitation Isaiah 40:25 Joshua 24:15
    Infinite (Omnipresent) Psalm 145:3 Hebrews 4:13

    Is Calvinism okay? Yep

    Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think... Amen. -Ephesians 3:20 & 21

    1Co 13:11 ... when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. Titus 3:10 Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:11

    Separation of church and State is not atheism "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..."

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    Lon, what makes you think atheists or secularists and the Democrats in Washington are "trouncing any show of religious expression in America "?
    This simply isn't happening . The majority of Americans are still Christians, and Christians have most of the power, money and influence in America . The overwhelming majority of members of congress and politicians all over America are Christians . All 45 US presidents have been at least nominally, Christian .
    And remember - America is now the most religiously diverse nation in world history, with followers of virtually every religion in existence, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and other religions hardly anyone has heard of in this country .
    Not to mention millions of atheists and agnostics . There are now more ATHEISTS in America than there were people at the time of our founding, and who knows how many agnostics .
    There are many people who call themselves "spiritual but not religious ". What about the rights of all these people ?
    And the US Constitution guarantees the right of everyone living in America to follow any religion, as well as the right not to follow any religion at all . IT also states this " There shall be no religious test for public office ".
    The founders never anticipated a time when there would be followers of so many different religions as well as many atheists , but if they could come back today, they would be overjoyed to see such religious diversity in America and would have absolutely no problem with atheists and agnostics .
    And they would have no problems with Muslims settling in America and becoming US citizens as long as they were peaceful and law-abiding . And the overwhelming majority of Muslims in America ARE peaceful and law-abiding .
    Religious diversity actually makes America a better country ! Christians have every right to be Christian , but they MUST respect the rights of all non-christians in America . Unfortunately, not all of hem do .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    Freedom, not laws after laws denying them.
    “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”
    ― James Madison
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Horn View Post
    Lon, what makes you think atheists or secularists and the Democrats in Washington are "trouncing any show of religious expression in America "?
    This simply isn't happening . The majority of Americans are still Christians, and Christians have most of the power, money and influence in America . The overwhelming majority of members of congress and politicians all over America are Christians . All 45 US presidents have been at least nominally, Christian .
    And remember - America is now the most religiously diverse nation in world history, with followers of virtually every religion in existence, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and other religions hardly anyone has heard of in this country .
    Not to mention millions of atheists and agnostics . There are now more ATHEISTS in America than there were people at the time of our founding, and who knows how many agnostics .
    There are many people who call themselves "spiritual but not religious ". What about the rights of all these people ?
    And the US Constitution guarantees the right of everyone living in America to follow any religion, as well as the right not to follow any religion at all . IT also states this " There shall be no religious test for public office ".
    The founders never anticipated a time when there would be followers of so many different religions as well as many atheists , but if they could come back today, they would be overjoyed to see such religious diversity in America and would have absolutely no problem with atheists and agnostics .
    And they would have no problems with Muslims settling in America and becoming US citizens as long as they were peaceful and law-abiding . And the overwhelming majority of Muslims in America ARE peaceful and law-abiding .
    Religious diversity actually makes America a better country ! Christians have every right to be Christian , but they MUST respect the rights of all non-christians in America . Unfortunately, not all of hem do .
    Lon already answered....

    CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW.

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    Doesn't this mean there is no Article granting Congress the right to spend money on the charitable kindhearted ideas of our deluded leftist citizens?

    “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
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    As far as wedding cakes go....

    1Mind1Spirit thinks it's up to the proprietor what the definition of "wedding cake" is.

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    Where you mostly say, "No" I'm going to leave it at what I set out prior to avoid repetition to no particular advance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    1) It doesn't matter which group gave us Roe.
    It galls those in the midst of proclaiming Democrats baby killers (despite there being a pro life camp within the party and a pro choice contingent in the Republican midst). It invites a certain sobriety into debates about political partisanship. I think that has value.

    As to rights, you are under the impression that slavery is unbiblical or something.
    How's this, when I write that feel free to correct me on the point. Fair enough?

    I wrote: souls aren't won by Congress, or flags, or monuments or words on coins. They aren't lost by them either.
    Yes they are! Luke 19:40 Deuteronomy 11:18-28 Proverbs 22:6
    That's not talking about the state.

    I am not the boss of them. You are not the boss of them. There is no way, other than mind reading, you'd even know what they were doing. ALL it does is offend your sensibility. Sorry, Congress shall make no law. You have a right to be offended, not stop it.
    I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing. We know the facts and what was being done by the coach. There's no mystery in it. Just as there's no real mystery in the ruling.

    I've aced my law classes (not many of them). I do know the law, especially as pertaining to schools.
    I congratulate you. But it's a long way from knowing the law. That involves a breadth of particular education in applying well honed critical thinking skills, along with an enormous amount of reading, both in case law and theory that ends in a particular and broader way of thinking about the law nothing short of it will tend to accomplish.

    Sorry about going on, but when anyone who hasn't had that says, "I know the law" it's like fingernails on a chalkboard. You were saying.

    The ONLY prohibition in WA is not to proselytize during school hours.
    I think the notion here follows that for the reasons I noted prior regarding agency and coercion. Or that's the difference between black letter and application.

    Ten football players bowing to Mecca is no offense! It is 'their' celebration. Secular denies them inanely.
    Did anyone actually deny the kids the right to pray? My understanding was that the singular objection here was the coach's involvement for the reasons set out prior.

    This IS congress making laws about religion! That they cannot practice anywhere they please! The law is "as long as it doesn't interfere with instruction and is not done to convert..." After that, Congress is making laws 'respecting' religion: Atheism. We are NOT a secular people! We are 'becoming' that to some degree and it is government fault.
    Answered as to the impact of authority inherent in the coach by position and the subtle nature of coercive influence, coupled with agency. We are a secular government and a largely religious people. The former state protects the latter freedom. What we become we are responsible for and just as a flag won't make you more or less patriotic, words on paper won't do much for you unless you value them.

    I know, which carries its own mentality. An ideal society would have no affirmative action, just hiring the right man.
    And ideal society wouldn't need it, because it wouldn't have racist, artificial barriers.

    Yes it does.
    No, it doesn't.

    Your 'values' of right and wrong are Christian.
    Not a point of any confusion with me, Lon.

    The three judges in this case were 'wrong.' They do not have a right to tell anyone they cannot worship.
    That wasn't the ruling. I've noted what this was about, a bit above and largely prior.

    We ran to this country and became a nation so we 'could' worship freely.
    The pilgrims, to be sure. A lot of people came for a lot of different reasons. Freedom of conscience has always been high on that list, I'd imagine. And we don't need the state stamping its authority on any particular church, encouraging the nightmare of war and persecution that flowed from that. Just so. The rest goes back to the coach's authority, the reasonable concern over coercion and his role as an agent of the school, which is a state school.

    All of them more-or-less preferred to atheism (godless instruction). You forgot something: Free means the parents get to decide.
    For their children in their homes. Sure. I didn't forget. I encourage it. I think it's a moral obligation that needs to be taken seriously.

    I wrote: Schools shouldn't teach your kid morality. It should teach your kid math, science, reading, civics and history. Art and physical education too. Moral instruction is for the parent or guardian.
    They 'used' to, AND did a better job at it. They still do, btw, just not very good at it.
    Which group?

    As soon as the 10 commandments came off the walls, the schools quickly started dissolving and de-evolving to the vacuum left in the wake.
    You actually can have the 10 Commandments on a school wall, so long as it isn't for religious purposes. You could use it for historical, civic, or other lessons. And within the strictures of a comparative religion course you could have it and other emblems of religious thought on the wall. In the Kentucky case that got to the S. Ct. the problem was the state was requiring a posting of it in every classroom without any pretext of it being set there to advance an academic end. That's proselytizing.

    Yes, it SHOULD teach morality. When you expel a kid, you are teaching morality.
    There's a moral or at least ethical component to any rule, but I'm talking about a system of moral valuation that comes with a religious context and the school has no business instructing anyone's child in it.

    When you ask a child not to cuss in class, you are teaching morality.
    You can as easily frame it as contract and ethic. You attend subject to these rules and abrogating them puts you in breach of your agreement as a participant, subject to redress as set out in the regulations controlling. Is running in the hall a moral issue?

    On this, I'm very much your polar opposite. Morality is MORE important than the rest of these.
    That's not our difference. I think morality is so important I insist on being in charge of it and resist the school/state's interference as unlawful.

    Deuteronomy 11:18-28
    Right. That's not writing them on a wall. That's not the state again, either. I completely agree with the scripture. I just don't agree with how you're trying to use it.

    I love you for it. I just believe you are well-intentioned-wrong.
    Right back at you on every count, which is a good foundation, I think. I wish more people approached more differences that way...I wish I did it more often than I do. Anyway...

    You are in the system so subject to it w/o the greater perspective, imho. Imho, yours is the narrower.
    If we didn't think we had the better perspective it would be a peculiar thing to argue. It's equally self serving and peculiar to note you think you know better, or that God needs to teach me a lesson you have under your belt, etc. I mean, it's entirely possible, but it's also entirely possible you're wrong. But when you put it out there without that caveat you just look a little...unhumble?

    I just want government, greatly influence by the ACLU, to stop witch hunts for every expression that has nothing to do with them.
    The ACLU has made its share of mistakes, but it has also fought for religious freedom, including that expression in schools. It has a good aim. And I don't believe many want a witch hunt, but who gets to decide what constitutes that and by what means?

    A teacher, on his own time, at school, can and should be able to read his bible and pray for his students with no molesting.
    Aloud? Absolutely not. Leading? Absolutely not. In front of his class? Absolutely not. That's precisely the sort of thing we came here to get away from, being induced, coerced or indoctrinated at close distance. Who knows, get enough kids to see the example of the teacher reading his Bible next to the atheist or Jewish kid and someone might get an idea, or two. Not all of them godly.

    Better yet, be a teacher at school who conducts himself in a Christ like fashion. Something for every Christian to consider.

    He/she isn't pushing anything, just 'offending' someone else' sensibilities.
    You've just finished saying pulling out the visible signs of connection to the faith undermines the institutions, that even fundamental, rudimentary rules are morality plays, that public schools should be abolished and replaced by Christian ones. So which is it?

    They have a right to be offended and not a right not to be offended.
    This was never about being offended. It was always about keeping proselytization out of the classroom, both the obvious and the sneaky.

    They are frankly just busy-bodies. There is NO harm whatsoever in the expression.
    I don't believe you'd get any support from parents who had a Muslim reading the Koran in class and praying to Allah for his students.

    Laws were never intended to interfere with such.
    Sure they were. The fundamental interference begins with the state being forbidden to establish a state religion, or promote it de facto through agency.

    Whether I have it from God or not, my Constitutional rights are guaranteed a faith free from government UNLESS I'm harming another.
    A harm would be present in the indoctrination of students who are not there to attend church, or mosque, etc. It is an interference with the parent's right to instruct their children in the way they should go.

    If Muslims are practicing love instead of hate, I want to applaud that after a game. If they aren't interfering with the fire marshal, leave them alone. "Congress shall make no law..."
    We aren't talking about kids praying after a game. They can go on and do that.
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    I wrote: souls aren't won by Congress, or flags, or monuments or words on coins. They aren't lost by them either.



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    Aloud? Absolutely not. Leading? Absolutely not. In front of his class? Absolutely not. That's precisely the sort of thing we came here to get away from, being induced, coerced or indoctrinated at close distance. Who knows, get enough kids to see the example of the teacher reading his Bible next to the atheist or Jewish kid and someone might get an idea, or two. Not all of them godly.

    Better yet, be a teacher at school who conducts himself in a Christ like fashion. Something for every Christian to consider.


    You've just finished saying pulling out the visible signs of connection to the faith undermines the institutions, that even fundamental, rudimentary rules are morality plays, that public schools should be abolished and replaced by Christian ones. So which is it?


    This was never about being offended. It was always about keeping proselytization out of the classroom, both the obvious and the sneaky.


    I don't believe you'd get any support from parents who had a Muslim reading the Koran in class and praying to Allah for his students.


    Sure they were. The fundamental interference begins with the state being forbidden to establish a state religion, or promote it de facto through agency.


    A harm would be present in the indoctrination of students who are not there to attend church, or mosque, etc. It is an interference with the parent's right to instruct their children in the way they should go.


    We aren't talking about kids praying after a game. They can go on and do that.
    This guy really should take me off ignore.


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    This guy really should take me off ignore.

    He uses ignore? Well my my.

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    This guy really should take me off ignore.

    Why does Town have you on ignore?
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    Why does Town have you on ignore?
    I probably offended him.

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