Whether or not you agree with today’s Supreme Court decision allowing Greece, NY officials to open town meetings with Christian-leaning prayers, the nature of the case itself illustrates how remarkably intact religious liberties remain in America compared with the country’s nearly extinct economic freedoms.
Imagine what the equivalent headline today might have been if control over our income, purchases, and business dealings had been preserved as vigilantly as our right to free religious expression:
“Supreme Court rules Department of Health and Human Services may use website to opine individuals should have health insurance.”
“Supreme Court rules Internal Revenue Service may suggest contributing income to Social Security programs.”
Gazing longingly through the window of the intensive care unit, wouldn’t the gnat bites that come with the cookouts and fishing trips of summer be a wonderful problem to have?