Monday, April 8, 2013

One-third of Americans support the imposition of Sharia law in the US ...

At least that's how I read the poll results that say about one-third of our population favors establishing Christianity as a state religion despite, you know, that First Amendment thing.

Actually, what troubles me about Americans these days is their "salad bar" approach to the US Constitution, wherein everyone is quite willing to take only the parts of the Constitution and Bill of Rights that they like, and to hell with the rest.

7 comments:

delacrat said...

Atheism "is growing faster than any religious faith in the U.S"

http://theweek.com/article/index/226625/the-rise-of-atheism-in-america

kavips said...

Isn't it time we stop listening to these polls...

Few of us have time to look at details.

for all we know, the question could have been phrased... If having a Christian government meant the continuation of the United States as a nation, would you be in favor?


Headline reads... one third favor Shara Law...

Second thought. Does any no partisan group really sample non partisan people just out of curiosity over how people would feel about having religion and government combined?

Or, is it done by someone on one side of the issue or the other, who wants to use the results for their own personal gain?

Most polls are done for someones personal gain.

Time to stop taking them seriously...

Hube said...

despite, you know, that First Amendment thing.

More precisely, it'd be that 14th Amendment thing. ;-)

tom said...

Even more precisely, it'd be that Article IV section 4 thing, and that Article VI clause 3 thing, plus the various Amendments, starting w/ the 1st.

Hube said...

Even more precisely, it'd be that Article IV section 4 thing, and that Article VI clause 3 thing, plus the various Amendments, starting w/ the 1st.

tom: Except that, until the 14th Amendment, many states had official state churches. They didn't disappear b/c of judicial mandate; they folded mainly b/c they were anachronisms.

And then after the Civil War, the 14th Amendment "incorporated" the Bill of Rights as applying to the states.

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