Friday, October 21, 2005

On being persecuted by being denied privilege over others

Moon posted a challenge to one reader who thought the Establishment Clause did not support the separation of church and state here. His discussion of "incorporation" of the First Amendment through the Fourteenth Amendment is good, but his challenge is excellent:
If you don't like it, pass an amendment. But I don't think you can. Which means that self-described red-blooded Americans (whose idea of freedom is privileging their own parochial views over those of others (even to the extent of implying that those who disagree with them are less worthy of the title "Americans"), notwithstanding that this country is, to a person, a nation of immigrants with equal claim to its privileges and freedoms) aren't quite as numerous as they'd like everyone to [believe].

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