"Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_A...s_ConstitutionOriginally, the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress. However, starting with Gitlow v. New York, the Supreme Court has applied the First Amendment to each state. This was done through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, by what is called incorporation. The Court has also recognized a series of exceptions to provisions protecting the freedom of speech.
What your suggesting was the original interpretation, but it was amended.
As for your other post, the Supreme Court can intervene with state laws and has ruled on similar cases, creating the so called "Lemon Test" i linked in the original post. Id argue that the North Carolina law violates all 3 points, but at the very least it breaks the "excessive entanglement" part.
In other words, the Constitution sets out what the powers of the federal government are. Chief among those powers is the power to actually enforce what the Constitution says. It sounds ridiculous but literally one of its powers is the power to say it has the power, which is a necessary thing for it to say in the light of your question.
They didn't state which religion it would be. My money is on Islam.
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That's how you get Catholics, for example, making fun of the goofy crap in Mormonism when they've already swallowed a virgin birth, raising of the dead and transubstantiation. Not to mention an actual apocalypse which will feature a war between angels and demons.