Face it, prayer has no place in any government establishment

On July 5th, 1983 the US Supreme Court ruled that a practice of opening each legislative day with a prayer was constitutional stating, “In light of the unambiguous and unbroken history of more than 200 years, there can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society.” What does it mean? It’s been around for 200 years and that means it is constitutional. Oh really? One would think that Supreme Court justices would be intelligent enough to understand that just because something has been around for some time doesn’t make it constitutional, especially when it’s the 1st Amendment. There’s a reason why it is #1 – they knew it was important so they thought it would make more sense to make it the first thing people read. Moreover, not only it is the first amendment but religion is the first clause in it. Boy, it seems like an important clause. So why did justices ignore it on the basis of “history of more than 200 years”? One can only speculate, but in any case it’s still unconstitutional.

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