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But a secular democracy does not prohibit ideas and beliefs whether they were borne from religious teachings or not to enter the arena of public discourse and influence its laws.
For example, the establishment clause in the separation of church and state amendment does not apply to the following … Christians think Abortion is immoral. They work together and influence politicians to enact a new law that prohibits partial-birth abortions.
Whether you agree or not with the Christian belief regarding abortion, they have the right and I think correctly so to bring those beliefs to public and work within the democratic process to make changes that better reflects those beliefs.
"'Clean up your room.', 'Stand up straight.', 'Pick up your feet.', 'Take it like a man.', 'Be nice to your sister.', 'Don't mix beer and wine, ever.'. Oh yeah, 'Don't drive on the railroad track.'"
"Eh, Phil. That's one I happen to agree with."
Franklin also came up with the principle of conservation of charge and invented the lightning rod.
Gailey's history. He just doesn't know it yet.
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But I would also add it has greatly been influenced by the morality of a non-homogenous society whose morality was founded not only by tradition and rational human nature but also by religion.
A good example of this influence is with the great role the Quaker anti-slavery movement had with the establishment of the thirteenth amendment.
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So let us continue with this great system of government set up by your forefathers that allows freedom of speech and freedom of assembly even for those whose morality and beliefs you disagree with to continue to participate in your great democracy. Trust that it will continue to have the power of the people and the voice of truth win out as it has through your history.