respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Folks, today I'm writing about a real and on-going conspiracy that threatens all Americans. Whether you believe in God, Allah, Vishnu or even if you're an atheist, the freedom to practice your personal religion or lack thereof is a basic right so precious that our nation's founders amended the constitution , added a bill of rights and made freedom of religion the very first personal right mentioned.So many times we are confronted with some liberal (mis)quoting the first amendment and using it to keep the majority of the American public from praying or practising their spiritual beliefs.
How many of us know the ENTIRE text of the first amendment? Do you remember it from government class? It seems to me that, if the courts would look at ALL of it (the first amendment), we would be enjoying a lot more of our guaranteed freedom to pray, mention God in public, display religious symbols and generally exercise our FREEDOM OF RELIGION!
Here's the complete text of the first amendment to the constitution of the United States of America. Short, precise and to the point.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Yes! It does say “Congress shall pass no law respecting the establishment of religion”, but that is only half of the freedom-of-religion clause. Remember your 7th grade English? In the form of that sentence, either half can be taken independently with the qualifier. Therefore, It can also be read “Congress shall pass no law prohibiting the free exercise thereof (religion).” The second half of that simple sentence seems to have been all but forgotten in an effort to have some liberal, atheist agenda shoved down our throat.
I believe in our constitution. I think that it is the single greatest document ever written. I just want people; especially our courts and elected officials to remember and apply all of it. Not just the parts that suit a personal, left-wing agenda pushed by somebody who thinks that freedom means the freedom to agree with them.
That's my opinion. What's yours? Do you agree? Disagree? Think I'm a commie pinko crackpot? Let me know.
To read the entire bill of rights, click here: Bill of Rights
The complete text of the constitution can be found at: US constitution online