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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 7 months ago

    I am no constitutional expert, but I believe the 1st amendment only applies to congress in regards to not establishing a religion. So, any U.S. state could do so on it’s own, right? Just asking, cause I’m a foreigner (German).

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    So, if the above is correct then a state could – in theory – abandon all laws and government and be ruled by a religious leader of some sort, like a bishop, right? That leader could then declare the bible to be the book of laws, right? Which means that it would be perfectly legal under “state law” to stone someone to death for touching a pig skin, right?

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    Are there any protections in the U.S. Constitution that would prevent such a fictional scenario? If not you’re all in deep, deep trouble…

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 7 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    no Morty. We are not. NOT because there are laws to prevent this (there are) but because we are not as stupid as the rest of the world seems to think we are.

    There are extreme views from both ends of the political spectrum. These people are a minority.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 7 months ago

    Or a clue.

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 7 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Don’t get me started on how anyone will agree on which version.

  5. avj

    avj said, 7 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “[B]eginning in the 1920s, a series of United States Supreme Court decisions interpreted the Fourteenth Amendment to “incorporate” most portions of the Bill of Rights, making these portions, for the first time, enforceable against the state governments." – from Wikipedia, which I know isn’t perfect, but I’d heard the same thing elsewhere first & just looked for this for confirmation.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    it would be perfectly legal under “state law” to stone someone to death for touching a pig skin, right?
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    That would be sacrilege since our violent national sport is football.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 7 months ago

    Just as long as it’s the “right” religion, the Taliban are fine with it. Religious fanatics want to be sure they tell you all about their religion, but don’t want to hear about yours.

  8. acsdaddy

    acsdaddy GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Amen!

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