Further, and more well articulated thoughts on my post yesterday about religious “liberty.”
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
– First Amendment to the United States Constitution
With the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has established a “religious liberty task force,” the Trump administration’s assault on the First Amendment is now complete.
It seems surprising that people who take the Second Amendment literally have such a hard time with the First, which makes several things crystal clear:
- Congress, which is the lawmaking body of our nation, cannot establish a state religion, nor can it stop anyone from worshiping however they please.
- Nor can our system of laws restrict freedom of speech or of the press, no matter how upset it makes the current…
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