Freedom to refrain from nationalism-inspired idolatry…

“If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.”

-Justice Robert Jackson, West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette

 

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