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  •  Wait ... the free exercise clause has more force (1+ / 0-)
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    than the free speech and assembly clauses?

    And yes.  If this guy can't have a message on his jacket, you shouldn't get to have a message on your forehead.

    “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

    by jrooth on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:09:22 PM PST

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    •  What's the alternative? (1+ / 0-)
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      Would you suggest that observant Muslim women must remove their hijabs to enter the Supreme Court building, or observant Jewish men their yarmulkes, forcing them to choose between transgressing their deeply-held religious customs or being barred entry to the Supreme Court building?

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:12:28 PM PST

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      •  No, my suggestion you may recall (1+ / 0-)
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        is to allow printed messages on clothing.

        “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

        by jrooth on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:17:59 PM PST

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        •  I think we disagree on where that would lead... (2+ / 0-)
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          ...and since neither of us can really present any evidence for our hypothetical scenarios, there's not a lot more we can say here. Thanks for the discussion.

          "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

          by JamesGG on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:39:12 PM PST

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