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Unformatted text preview: PolySci Lec 6 Page 196 bill of rights Bill of rights is somewhat clear but also vague You as a citizen have the right to be left alone From the framers standpoint is hat the government is limited First 10 are a constraint on government Amendment 1 congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion (setting up an official federal/national religion). Or prohibit the free exercise thereof. This was first b/c they hated England. They wanted to ensure that the state and the divine were separated. The federal government cant create a religion and say they like it and they cant pick a religion and say they dont like it. Nothing is absolute when it comes to rights and liberties. What if my religions says something to do such as choke a baby, but no state or federal institution would allow you...
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- Spring '09