040815 – First Amendment – Religion and Expression

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. (Romans 1:16)

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First Amendment – U.S. Constitution

First Amendment – Religion and Expression
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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Establishment Clause is the first of several pronouncements in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, stating: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” The Establishment Clause was written by Congressman Fisher Ames in 1789, who derived it from discussions in the First Congress of various drafts that would become the amendments comprising the Bill of Rights. The second half of the Establishment Clause includes the Free Exercise Clause, which attempts to guarantee freedom from governmental interference in both private or public religious affairs of all kinds.

The Establishment Clause is a limitation placed upon the United States Congress preventing it from passing legislation respecting an establishment of religion. The second half of the Establishment Clause inherently prohibits the government from passing legislation that prohibits the free exercise of religion.

BILL OF RIGHTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1791)

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, strongly influenced Madison.

My Note: The Bill Of Rights protects the citizens of the United States Of America from the overreaching power of the federal government. Consider again the First Amendment To The Constitution. Do we see this amendment being violated? Let’s read the words of the First Amendment To The Constitution again.

Amendment I

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.

My note: This post is not an endorsement for any candidate. A question that any believer in Christ should consider is: whether they should vote for any candidate who will not openly speak about their relationship with Jesus: whether they favor the free exercise of religion, and not, as one of the ladies of the left has said, “freedom of worship” (there is a difference); whether they support marriage exclusively between one man and one woman; whether they oppose abortion on demand; whether they support Israel.

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