Cornell University used Constitution Day to chastise President Bush. According to Cornell University President, Hunter R. Rawlings III, “There is a strong movement [by President Bush] to blur the line between church and state — it’s not stealth. All you have to do is look at theocratic regimes and the results are fairly self-evident. The state occasionally does have to take cognizance of religion, but we’re going way too far,” said Rawlings.
The University President also described the teaching of creationism as “anti-intellectual.” He said that James Madison would be “turning over in his grave” watching President Bush enact faith-based initiatives. And just in case Rawlings didn’t make his anti-Bush stance clear enough, he criticized the President’s directive that justices understand that rights come from God.
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