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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


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on August 4, 2022 at 10:23 am

    My friend is mistaken regarding the facts. The Constitution promises freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. To get to freedom from religion, you have only to go to one of the various Marxists states around the world. There you’ll find Christianity suppressed, and the suppression of anyone (religious or not) who speaks against the ruling party! In fact, we might say that such governments have replaced various religions with the “religion of the state” or the “religion of the party”. It is only here, in a nation founded uniquely by Christians, and built upon biblical principles, that one even has the freedom to write such a letter to the editor as my friend has written!

    Moreover, this recent decision of SCOTUS regarding abortion (really dwarfed by the decision regarding the EPA’s power) actually makes nothing compulsory. The SCOTUS did not force anyone to have a baby against her will; did not force any woman to become a Christian; did not punish anyone for non-Christian views; did not entrench anyone permanently into a ruling class; etc. They simply struck down a previous court decision that was unconstitutional! Their decision accomplished nothing else.

    What then is causing the results we are now seeing regarding abortion in America? The Constitution itself! The 10th Amendment says that any powers not specifically given to the federal government in the Constitution are reserved to the states. Therefore, the states themselves are making the laws regarding abortion in their respective states. If you don’t like Missouri’s laws on abortion, go somewhere that you do like the laws. Or gather enough support in your state to change the laws on abortion. It should be far easier to gather the support needed to change the laws of a state, rather than to change the laws of the federal government; but, of course, my friend is free to try to pass a federal law, too! In other words, by opposing this decision, my friend is opposing the Constitution itself which protects the power of the states from federal tyranny.

    The Electoral College, also, is set up by the Constitution. The Electoral College is actually there to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. If we didn’t have the Electoral College, then populous states like California, New York or Florida would determine who’s President every single time! Our votes in Missouri would be meaningless. The candidates would never even visit Missouri or smaller states; they would only visit the most populous states. If you don’t like the Electoral College, then you don’t like the Constitution.

    If my friend is truly repulsed by monarchy, then I would expect her to be outraged by Biden’s usurpation of legislative power in multiplying executive orders, including one last month regarding abortion. Also, like a king, Biden undermined the authority of a whole branch of our government when he called the SCOTUS a threat to world stability in front of NATO.

    In short, we already have limits to the federal government, including the POTUS & SCOTUS, it’s called the Constitution in general, and in particular the 10th Amendment. However, if we, the states, do not demand that the federal government stay within its bounds, we will end up with tyranny of some sort. I respectfully welcome anyone who disapproves of the Constitution to move to China or Russia or North Korea. There you’ll find abortions aplenty, and Christians are scarce.

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