It has long stuck in the Conservative Collective’s craw that various activist groups have seen fit to challenge the 1st Amendment, saying that items such as the Ten Commandments have no place in a school or courthouse.
The idiocy of such challenges is only allowed by lazy citizens who know no better and who have allowed such nonsense to flourish with activist, bullying judges and with the socialist “Barry or Bust!” media in tow,
First, the baseline…the actual words of the 1st Amendment:
“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.”
See how easy the amendment is? Nothing magical there, Nothing about offending anyone or letting atheists round up some activist judge who will declare that it is unconstitutional to have the Ten Commandments in school. Ii fact, read on:
Early religious usage of the U.s. Capital
According to the U.S. Library of Congress exhibit Religion and the Founding of the American Republic: “It is no exaggeration to say that on Sundays in Washington during the administrations of 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson, (1801–1809) and of 4th President, James Madison, (1809–1817) the state became a church. Within a year of his inauguration, Jefferson began attending church services in the chamber of the House of Representatives. Madison followed Jefferson’s example, although unlike Jefferson, who rode on horseback to church in the Capitol, Madison came in a coach and four. Worship services in the House were acceptable to Jefferson because they were nondiscriminatory and voluntary. Preachers of every Protestant denomination appeared. (Roman Catholic priests began officiating in 1864”
So, as can be easily seen…our nation’s capital itself has been called into service as a church, such was the degree of faith in the Creator.
Now, the very simple words regarding this church and state idiocy: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. The Conservative Collective would like to meet the individual above the age of four that cannot comprehend that short sentence. Anyone who does not glean from that single sentence, it’s true and only meaning is either stupid or more likely, operating under a political agenda ( but is still stupid).
The colonies had just cast off an oppressive government that had established the Church of England to help in the ruling of Great Britain. Our founders, in their wisdom, wanted none of that. So it was written that the new government could never establish its own church. That’s it…nothing more! All the rest vomited up by atheists and the rest of Non-Christianity is crap on a stick.
Having a plaque on the front of a school or playhouse only reinforces the intentions of the founders and their incredible foresight, and nothing unconstitutional. Only a complete moron could generate anything else from that sentence..
Put the plaques back up! In fact, put MORE up! Put them everywhere! Let freedom scream for release! And for God’s sake…learn the constitution.