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Freedom Of Religion

“Freedom of Religion is a protected right outlined in the FIRST AMENDMENT of our Constitution, closely related to and associated with, separation of church and state:” “The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prevents the government from making laws that regulate an establishment of religion, or that prohibit the free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the freedom of assembly, or the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.” (Wikipedia)

In an unconstitutional move the current Supreme Court imposed antiquated religious doctrine upon our entire nation. Not all of us share the same dogmatic theological concepts regarding human rights. Rights are not exclusive to those trying to impose their individual beliefs upon others. No one religion nor political party rules over the other, though in our current political situation, a deadlock has been created.

Once upon a time power sat on a throne, having concubines, servants and warriors that would go into battle to fight for their king, before law and justice governed. Women only existed to bare children beginning at ages 10 and 14 (like now) and to serve men, as females were considered nonentities. When women eventually gained some human status, two women became the equivalent of one man in the courts.

Succession was hereditary and the clergy played a main role in governing, vying with monarchs for control as each arrogantly opposed the other in an ongoing joust for supremacy over the peasantry.

Is that what we want to return to – gladiatorial games, beheadings, abuse, hate, bias and being under the control of the wealthy? Kings had divine rights mandated by heaven, so they were deities and part of a royal family of blue bloods.

There are also elected monarchs, appointed by an electoral college as our presidents are, being “indirectly elected”, something to reconsider as time goes on, depending upon the choices we make as a nation.

Congress can “create additional Federal Courts”, thus placing “limitations on the Supreme Court” at “local, state and federal levels”. This could be done for SCOTUS to have some oversight, however with the current imbalance this would not be possible. The way things are SCOTUS rules much like an aristocratic monarchy, dominated by one party, one religion. This does not result in nonpartisan Democratic decision making of life long appointed judges, those who lied on the stand, cheating to win.

Dawn Allen, Patterson


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