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Old 12-03-2008, 06:28 AM   #1
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Atheist group sues to get God out of Ky. homeland security law

Which of course begs the question, what was the reference doing there in the first place?

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"It is one of the most egregiously and breathtakingly unconstitutional actions by a state legislature that I've ever seen," said Edwin F. Kagin, national legal director of Parsippany, N.J.-based American Atheists Inc. The group claims the law violates both the state and U.S. constitutions.
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"No government by itself can guarantee perfect security," Riner said. "There will always be this opposition to the acknowledgment of divine providence, but this is a foundational understanding of what America is."
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"I'm not aware of any other state or commonwealth that is attempting to dump their clear responsibility for protecting their citizens onto God or any other mythological creature," [Ed] Buckner [President of American Atheists] said.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:59 AM   #2
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why is everybody so sue-happy


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Because we're a nation of laws. Laws are established, modified, etc, via the legal system.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:13 PM   #5
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it's stupid though. money isn't everything. if they won the lawsuit, would it give them money, or kick god out of kentucky homeland security law? or both? i think it should be one or the other..


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Old 12-05-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
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it's stupid though. money isn't everything.
People only sue for money?

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if they won the lawsuit, would it give them money, or kick god out of kentucky homeland security law? or both? i think it should be one or the other..
Who mentioned anything about money?
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