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Trouble in the Nanny State

Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:40 PM
OK, religion. There you go.
inkling_revival Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:46 PM
Also -- is it your view, then, that whatever is NOT mentioned in the Constitution, the federal government is free to regulate in any manner that it wants to?
inkling_revival Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:45 PM
Sorry, that's "in your view," not "in your few."
inkling_revival Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:44 PM
So, what, exactly, is the federal government prohibited from doing?

I ask, because the federal government is currently suing a photographer in New Mexico for refusing, on religious grounds, to photograph a gay marriage. The courts have also issued injunctions prohibiting a teacher from praying for anybody, prohibiting a child from praying over her lunch, and prohibiting a teacher from displaying a Bible on her desk. Courts are being asked to prohibit large crosses over cemeteries and statues of Moses holding the 10 commandments from courthouses.

So it seems the federal government can regulate religion -- in your few. Right?

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Posters are popping up in subway stations and bus stops giving statistics about teen pregnancy that show cute little kids saying things like, "Honestly, Mom ... chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?" and "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen."

(Based on a recent CBS report, the kid could add, "Then again, I'm in the New York City public...