Friday, August 19, 2016

No Freedom of Religion with Hillary Clinton as President

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America covers freedom of religion, press, and expression. Concerning religion it says that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

The rest of the First Amendment states: 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. Redress means to set right according to Merriam-Webster. Oxford Dictionaries adds to the definition: an undesirable or unfair situation.

When peoples constitutional right to freedom of religion is defied or disregarded by the government, they have a grievance and a right to redress that grievance.

What does the free exercise of religion mean? Some people try to narrow free exercise of religion to only protect belief and your right to profess that belief. They say it does not protect actions concerned with that belief.

But the word exercise means to perform or apply a right according to the Oxford Dictionaries. So it does protect the right to apply your religious beliefs to your conduct. The last sentence could be construed to mean it is okay to do something violent, but that is not what is meant.

According to James Madison religious belief is "precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society." Thus, he believed that this religious right trumped other rights and is is a cornerstone to all rights in a civil society.

Below is a quote from John Adams.

"Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principals upon which Freedom can securely stand."

Does that quote sound like John Adams wanted the government stepping on religious freedom? No. and where else can freedom stand secure? It will not stand secure with a president that diverts from the First Amendment and says that it means freedom of worship, implying that is all there is to it. That is what Hillary Clinton thinks it means or what she wants you to think it means.

Here is a quote from Hillary Clinton from 2015 to Planned Parenthood.

"Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” Clinton argued. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed."

Clinton is saying that the government should force people to change their beliefs and quit fighting for their religious freedom. That is unconstitutional, immoral and a voice of totalitarianism. 


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