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April 30, 2015

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Peter G

It very clearly does offend and assault his principle of religious liberty. Which is to be able to tell you what you are allowed to believe. It's his principle dammit. Not yours.

Bob

Strong evidence that Huckleberry's pitch is strictly for the ignorant and deluded:

Treaty of Peace and Friendship, Signed at Tripoli November 4, 1796

ARTICLE 11.

As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,-as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen,-and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries. ( http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/bar1796t.asp )

This treaty was reviewed by Washington, the first and second congresses, and signed by Adams. Over the years there have been many conserative attempts to wriggle around the meaning, including pointing out that a treaty is not the Constitution and that something was lost in translation. However, there's not much room for interpretation.

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