On Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:02:45 -0700 (PDT), Tom Kunich
>On Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:41:40 AM UTC-7, jbeattie wrote:
>> On Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:14:05 AM UTC-7, William Crowell wrote:
>> > Kindly indulge one more rant on this subject. IMHO the religious freedom guarantee in the First Amendment was intended only to declare a truce in the Protestant-Catholic wars that had been going on in G.B. ever since the Crown and Rome began their disagreement about who should run the church. The First Amendment was not intended to permit an individual to engage in fanciful beliefs by checking their brain at the door, and then to force their beliefs on others under the guise of "religious accommodation".
>> > Any hotshot statisticians in the group? How many standard deviations above the mean is it to have the number of Catholics on the Supreme Court that we have, as opposed to a S.C. composition in which Catholics represented only their proportionate share of the population?
>> The First Amendment, like the rest of the Bill of Rights, was a check on federal power only. Freedom of religion in the states was spotty. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/americas-true-history-of-religious-tolerance-61312684/
Being Catholic was a handicap, and nobody was making accommodations, which is really an employment concept. Employers could own their black workers back in the day and kill them without criminal liability, if they were killed during "corrective" action. Ah, the good old days when an employer had some clout. Nowadays, everybody is expecting a bonus for just showing up.
>Jay is of the opinion that States may legally change their forms of government to communism just like changing their underwear. Well, Washington, Oregon and California are reaping the benefits of ideas like that. Uncontrolled homelessness, workers who pay the taxes to pay for these sorts of things leaving and soon all of the land held by corporations which will them have absolutely no way to make any profits.
Tommy Boy, you really are a fool. You write that "may legally change
their forms of government to communism" and then go on about
homeless, land held by corporations, etc.
I've asked you before whether you knew what communism is and you never
replied, so I'll tell you what a good friend who grew up in Communist
Hungary told me.
"In one word it was more humane. There was no jobless, there was no
homeless. Everybody must go to school. Education was free all the way
So given proof that you don't know what you are talking about why
should anyone believe any of your rants and raves?