Appeals Court Reverses Prayer Decision

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the decision that “found unconstitutional a law that requires the president to proclaim a national day of prayer each year.”

The proclamation imposes no requirement on a person and therefore no one is hurt by a request that can be declined, the appeals court ruling said.

“Those who do not agree with a president’s statement may speak in opposition to it, they are not entitled to silence the speech of which they disapprove,” wrote the appeals court’s chief judge Frank Easterbrook, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan.

What do you think?  Is the law requiring the presidential proclamation for a national day of prayer constitutional or not?  Why?

Appeals court tosses out prayer day challenge | Reuters

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