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First Amendment Isn’t to Protect From Religious Values

First Amendment Isn’t to Protect From Religious Values

On MARCH 15, 1984, the Senate voted down voluntary prayer in public schools. President Reagan said: “I am deeply disappointed that, although a majority of the Senate voted for it, the school prayer amendment fell short.” In 1982, Reagan had told the Alabama Legislature: “The First Amendment was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.”

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