The First Amendment

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Liberals love to talk about the Constitution when advocating for separation of church and state, but rarely do I see them advocate for the First Amendment. More recently I have seen them advocate against freedom of speech and, in regards to “The Interview,” a film which depicts the dictator of North Korea dying and Charlie Hebdo, almost side with the bad guys in the scenario. Especially in the case of radical Islam they have thrown all freedom of speech out the window. I suppose the point I’m trying to get here is that selective use of the Constitution to suit your needs is wrong and one of the worst things we as Americans can do is interpret the Constitution wrong.

So here is what the Constitution advocates: Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech. Here’s what it does not declare as law: Separation of Church and State and the phony agenda of political correctness for some, but not all, being shoved down our throats by the left. The First Amendment was written with the intent of preventing a national religion from being established, not from preventing the government from representing morality and the beliefs of the majority.

This country was built on Judeo-Christian values, there is no question about that. Every founding father was Christian. James Madison even stated “This country was founded for a moral and religious people and is wholly inadequate for all others.” The complete discussion of the Founding Father’s compilation of the First Amendment is contained in the Congressional Records. It contains a transcript of the conversation at the Constitutional Convention from June 7 to September 25, 1789. Separation of church and state is not mentioned once. The origin of American separation of church and state is the Danbury Letter, a private letter by Thomas Jefferson written to the Association of Danbury Baptists – 11 years after the ratification if the First Amendment.

Freedom of speech is mandated by the Constitution, however, even if it offends. Perhaps that’s what we should be focusing on, instead of having “In God We Trust” on our money and in our pledge. After all, the government is supposed to represent the majority, and the majority are Christians.

This is my first article and I hope to write more. Thank you.


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