Tag: first amendment

Religious Worship Must — By Law — Comport with Civic Responsibility

Roughly four out of 5 — 80% — of all Americans say houses of worship should be subject to the same social distancing rules as other organizations. Specifically: A new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. adults overwhelmingly say houses of worship should be required to follow the same rules about social distancing and […]

Heinous and Unlawful Overreach by School Officials and Administrators

unlawful overreach aka abuse of authority

Unlawful overreach aka abuse of authority is a direct assault against the Constitutionally protected rights and freedoms of everyone in the United States of America. Alexandria Keys, 17, was suspended for five days in mid-October, 2019, from Endeavor Academy high school in Centennial, Colorado, after she posted pictures of herself and her older brother at […]

Constitutionally Criminal Ban on Bump Stocks

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I am not a fan of bump stocks. I think they’re stupid. They significantly decrease accuracy while wasting ammunition. Will a rubber band actually work in lieu of a bump stock?  Who knows?  I’m neither inclined nor equipped to find out.  HOWEVER, it remains the God-given, Constitutionally-protected RIGHT of the people to keep and bear […]

LGBTQ – Should We ‘Live and Let Live’ or Should We Stand Firm?

A friend of mine stated this morning on Facebook, “As for the LGBTQ crowd, I have a ‘Live and Let Live’ policy.  We all should follow that.” I’m sorry, my friend, but I follow God of the Bible, and Jesus Christ, who showed us the way. In particular, with the adulteress at the well, he […]

Separation of Church and State – Revisited

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Ok, I’ve thought about it, and here’s what I think: First the Constitution specifically forbids any religious test (Article VI, Section 3). So, Jeff Sessions was wrong on that point. You cannot exclude any candidate for public office or government appointee on the basis of their religious beliefs (or lack thereof).   HOWEVER, “separation of […]

Freedom of Speech and of the Press

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This article raises a very good question:  “Does the First Amendment protect global warming deniers?” The answer is, unequivocally and resoundingly “YES.” No federal, state, county, or local entity, nor any law enforcement or public business may restrict people’s expression concerning the pros and/or cons of various viewpoints on global warming, climate change, denying, etc. We […]

Separation of Church and State Primer

“The religious group, which will run the ark’s operations, won a federal court ruling in January that clarified that it can make religious-based hires even as it seeks a Kentucky tourism tax incentive worth millions.” Link to Article on Fox News.   “We are a religious group and we make no apology about that, and […]