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Reader comment on item: The Forcible Removal of Israelis from Gaza

Submitted by Paul Rinderle (United States), Apr 12, 2005 at 15:23

April 12, 2005

I would liken Gaza to our Constitution.

The rights of our first Amendment [or 5th or 14th Amendment] are not absolute .

Where the Public Interest seems to require limitations of individual freedom, and the congressional regulation is reasonably calculated to serve the public interest , the governmental action will be upheld, even though it limits the Freedom of the individuals.

For example It is proper for Congress to forbid the practice of polygamy in the territories, even when it is recognized and encouraged by religious faithful. Reynolds vs. Us, 98 US 145 (1878)

This was taken from page 136 of "American National Government: Law and Practice" by Hall, Sikes, Stoner, Wormuth.

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