Monday, October 6, 2008

First Amendment

Our First Amendment Freedom OF Religion Inalienable Rights

"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."

Did you know that you have two Freedoms granted by the First Amendment regarding Religion?

People came here from England because they wanted to have freedom to exercise their faith in God in the way they wanted, not accordance with the established Church of England.

The First Amendment contains two clauses about the Freedom of Religion. The first part is known as the Establishment Clause, and the second as the Free Exercise Clause.

The Establishment Clause prohibits the government from passing laws that will establish an OFFICIAL religion or preferring one religion over another. Unfortunately the courts have interpreted the establishment clause to accomplish the so-called "separation of church and state".

The Free Exercise Clause prohibits the government from interfering with a person’s practice of his or her religion.

Religious freedom is an inalienable right. Which is supposed to mean an absolute, unchangeable permanent, God-given right, and includes the right to practice any religion of one’s choice, or no religion at all, and to do this without government control.

As we know this hasn't kept the government and lawsuit happy folks from restricting, or trying to restrict our rights to express our religious freedoms in school, the workplace, ballgames, and in other public places. It seems if any particular religion is to be removed, it's always Christianity. You might have your children doing yoga, new agey garbage, spirit channeling, or almost anything else in public schools, just don't mention the name of Jesus.

1 comment:

The Shaw's said...

I love your blog! and the cooking...yummy. thank you for the recipes. rhonda