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The Grammar of the Establishment Clause
As noted elsewhere in this site, much of the present controversy
over separation has to do with the interpretation of the
religious clauses of the First Amendment. In this section we
present some grammatical reasons for thinking that the First
Amendment should be interpreted as a broad ban on the power
of government over religion. We will do this in two sections.
First, we will present several grammatical arguments in favor of
the broad interpretation of the First Amendment. Second, we
will address the most important grammatical arguments in
favor of a narrow reading.
- Grammatical arguments in favor of a broad
reading of the establishment clause
- Responses to grammatical arguments in favor of a narrow reading.
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