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Easter offends the overly-sensitive, but not the Constitution (access required)

Reasonable people can of course differ on whether or in what manner our officials should acknowledge religious holidays and traditions in their public comments. But not every political dispute is a constitutional question, and such disagreements are best addressed through the democratic means of discussion and debate – not unilaterally settled by unelected judges.

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It doesn’t take many improperly immunized individuals to upset the balance of herd immunity, as few as 6% of the population can put the rest at risk. Should that occur, fingers will begin pointing. Not to be missed in that will be lawmakers who worked to lessen vaccine policies versus protecting the public health.