"Government promotion of a religion is clearly unconstitutional"<quoted text>
Yes, they did.
To their great credit, in my view.
There are close cases, such as a religious student group holding meetings on campus.
But this was an easy one.
Government promotion of a religion is clearly unconstitutional. Government entanglement with religion is enough, even without promotion.
If it was clear, how come the Engle court failed to cite one single precedent?
Did it just become clear that day?
You keep saying that, but never back it up.
Show us where the Constitution says or even implies that government promotion of religion is unconstitutional.
So far, all we have is elevated lawyers saying so.
I have, on my side, the actual Constitution. Remember that? How come you never quote it on this issue? Could it be quoting the actual document hurts your argument?
I quote it frequently. It says, on this issue, "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion..."
Just 10 words. Notice what words are not included in those 10: "government"; "promotion"....
The activity in the Engle case violated nothing - NOTHING - in the Constitution, and you cannot show otherwise.
Was Jefferson promoting religion when he built the Indians a Catholic church and hired a them a priest with taxpayer funds?
Are Presidents promoting religion when they call for a national day of prayer?
The Constitution of several states contains a written prayer as a preamble.
Can students read their state's Constitution in school, or is their state Constitution unconstitutional?
If the prayer in Engle is unconstitutional, most state Constitutions are unconstitutional.
You know why these inconsistencies exist? Because none of it is unconstitutional, and everybody knows that.