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  •  so we can pass a law saying that (0+ / 0-)

    funds held by a mosque can't be used to purchase korans?

    •  Could you specifically explain how this could (2+ / 0-)
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      follow?  I remember you saying this in a previous discussion--it was churches & Bibles then--& you say this like it's obvious, when it clearly isn't.

      Why assume any new Amendment would automatically contradict/conflict with the religious freedom portion of the First?

      Before elections have their consequences, Activism has consequences for elections.

      by Leftcandid on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 07:08:34 AM PDT

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      •  If a church doesn't have a right to religious (0+ / 0-)

        practice, then it wouldn't be able to object to a law prohibiting religious corporations from purchasing religious materials.

        Simple enough.

        The only counterargument goes as follows: "a law prohibiting those purchases is a violation of the individual congregant's rights, since that congregant exercises her rights through the conduit of the religious corporation."  And, of course, that's exactly what the supporters of the Citizens United decision say: by banning speech by corps, you ban the speech of the individuals that speak through the corp.

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