Congress shall make no law
April 4, 2012, 3:47 pm
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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. That is the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. It does not say that the States cannot make any law respecting religion,it says only that the Congress cannot do so. This had to do with the idea that nations in Europe had their own State Churches, in Britain it is the Anglican Church, in Germany the Lutheran, in France the Roman Catholic. The history of the State Church was a bloody one.

It led to changes in Church power over the centuries, it also led to corruption in some cases, and to death for those who did not toe the line. In Britain you will find that Rome was dominant until Henry the 8th, who decided it was better for the Church to home grown and subject to the crown instead of to God or Rome. So the Church of England was born, but others who came after Henry would change it back to Rome. Then came war to restablish Anglicanism, meanwhile Scotland became Presbyterian, and well they were punished. The United States did not want this to happen, so the First Amendment was passed to stop the Federal Government for declaring a Federal Church.

This did not stop the States however from having State Churches, in New England it was The Congregational Church, one of my ancestors was a Congregational minister and University professor. Harvard, Yale, Notre Dame, and other schools of higher learning were not started by the Governent, they were started by Churches. Schools were begun by Churches across this great land so that people could learn to read and write.

It was even legal to be an Atheist, this nation was founded on Religious freedom, yet today, we are rapidly losing that freedom. It stems from the mistaken belief that there is a Wall of Separation, between Church and State. This was a one sentence part of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to a Baptist group promising them that they had the freedom to be Baptist because the Federal Government could not and would not pass a law against them. He did not mean for it to become the law of the land that no one anywhere could publicly support their faith by public display.

I cannot believe that our judicial system has become so corrupt as to deny the clear wording of this First Amendment right of the people to freely speak openly about Jesus Christ. It is time to redress this particular grievance. It is time to return to the truth of the Constitution, you are free to be a witch, and I am free to be a Christian, while someone else can believe in nothing if they want to do so. Do not continue to infringe on the rights of Christians in this nation.

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