Essay: Whose Country Is It Anyway?

The Supreme Court last week reached a decision allowing cities to display Nativity scenes, after considering whether minority interests would be impaired. At the same time, the Senate began debate on a constitutional amendment to counteract the Supreme Court's 1962 decision on school prayer, which had come into being only because of a perceived infringement of minority rights. That these matters are hurled about the court would seem to suggest they are legal puzzles dealing with the First and 14th Amendments. But the issue also involves human feelings. When a member of a minority loses a sense of belonging to the...

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