Yes they "were in place" Along with the rules that made people slaves and denied women the vote etc etc<quoted text>
Those rules were in place, in this country, we don't shove anything down anyone's throats, Mr. Misdirection. If you don't like it here, why don't you go and create a new Utopia, instead of muddying up ours? Remember, I suggested that you call it "Libertine-istan"? You can be the first president... President "Shylock" Super Big D.
just because something was true before doesnt make it a good thing
Go back far enough and you would be tied to a stake and burned for being a protestant
Just because something used to be true, doesnt make it a good thing or somehow "right"