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February 25, 2007


Don Z. Block

Sean, if you are still around 15 years later, are you pleased with what seems to be an all Catholic Supreme Court that, as I write, appears to be on the verge of overturning Roe--all for reasons that appear to be solely theocratic and Trumpian Republican?

Sean Robertson

If only there was some way to rid ourselves of this mess for once and for all. How do you build a constructive society when a significant portion of it seems completely unwilling to bow to any sort of rational view of the world?

I personally believe there needs to be a much more aggressive interpretation of the establishment clause, such that we interpret any laws based on religious values which do not have an alternate compelling logical purpose as an unconstitutional establishment of religion. Of course, I'm looking squarely at the blue laws (McGowan v. Maryland should be overturned), laws regulating private consensual sexual activity (most of which was thrown out by Lawrence v. Texas), and dare I say it even the notion of marriage as a legally recognized institution (I agree with the libertarians that government should recognize only civil unions and leave marriage to the churches, unrecognized under the law without a separate civil union). After all, how can we trust someone like Ted Haggard or Pat "I can get God to turn hurricanes around" Robertson (no relation to me, I might add) with our laws?

Of course, I don't expect this to ever come to pass, but I can dream, can't I? ;-)

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