Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Quote of the Day (Justice Robert Jackson, on Laws Concerning Religion)

"[I]f there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein." —Associate Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, majority opinion in West Virginia State Board of Ed. v. Barnett (1942)

Too bad that Donald Trump never got around to learning the lesson behind these words…

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