S.C.O.T.U.S. ruling

Dear Mr. Weinstein,

Are you folks aware of the rulings in the three cases noted below?? I think not.

A – Holy Trinity Church vs. the United States

B – The United States vs. MacIntosh

C – Zorach vs Clausen

In all three of these cases the rendered opinion was the the United States Is a Christian nation with the term Christian being an umbrella term covering all who claimed to be Christian, no matter what other name they might use, i.e. Methodist, Catholic, Baptist, etc. With my awareness of these rulings I practice and encourage others to ignore whatever stand you may take to the contrary. I also use every means available to myself to make these rulings known to others!!!

(name withheld)


Dear (name withheld),

Your first case, having absolutely nothing to do with the establishment of religion, is an odd choice for evidence. Even the absurdly conservative Supreme Court Justice Scalia has cited that case as “nothing but an invitation to judicial lawmaking.” If your allies agree that it is not noteworthy, why would you use it in reference?

Your second case, while more compelling as it does include the specific text “We are a Christian people” in the court’s opinion, remains unconvincing and useless. That opinion was the opinion of a single man, not a law enacted by the entirety of our population. Not even a statement which was supported unanimously by the supreme court of the time. Further, this was a case regarding the naturalization of immigrants. Would you honestly argue that the United States should enforce the opinion of one long deceased supreme court justice and bar any ungodly men or women from becoming citizens? Good luck spreading that message of intolerance.

Your third case has less bearing than any listed, since it involves nothing but the allowance of students to leave school to take part in religious services, off of public property, without public support. How is this a profession that we are a Christian nation?

Mr. Kerr, you are certainly free to believe whatever you’d like. I am not Christian, and I am an American. If you think this statement is hypocritical, you don’t understand the latter clause.

Take care,

Blake A. Page
Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Special Assistant to the President
Director of West Point Affairs

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2 Comments

  1. John Trester

    Dear Mr Mikey-

    I am a veteran, a US citizen, and I support your stance. The very special problem here is not “faith”, but access. The military is a captive audience, sworn to obedience to the organization in support of the constitution of the United States. Members of the Military are trapped in place, and cannot just get up and leave when they want. Supporting a “right” or privilege to spread a particular religious philosophy to this group is wrong. Totally and absolutely. If they want to try and catch me in an off duty, off base situation, then they must also take the risk of consequences. I hated being preached to when I was on duty, and I always spoke up and shouted down. I had a lot of extra duty at times, but I had no where to go.

  2. Susan Rubinstein

    Mr. Weinstein,

    I am consistently becoming more and more frightened at the state of religious affairs in this country and in our military. My father fought in WW2 for the British Royal Navy (for the duration) for freedom. He later became a spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation in Florida. He would be appalled at what is happening throughout this country. (He is an American citizen). Thank you for your service.

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