Posts Tagged ‘Constitution’

If this was a revolver

21 July 2012

They would have expended half of their ammunition.  But since Libs don’t like guns …

Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city | Fox News.

Seems the mayor of Boston needs to re-read the Constitution of the Commonwealth again.  Article II states:

It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.

His (dis)Honor Thomas Menino wants to prevent a private business from opening a location in Boston because of the strongly held Christian beliefs.

Mr. Mayor, shame on your for attacking a business that would bring jobs to your community.

Sarge, Out

Religous Freedom: Myth or Fact?

2 July 2012

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. – 1st Amendment, Constitution of the United States

Read those words above again, I’ll wait.  Done?  Good, now read them again, this time pay particular attention to the first clause.  Got it?  Read it again.  These are the words the likes of the liberals and the ACLU don’t want you to read.  Why?  Because then you would know they have perpetuated a lie upon the American people.  Nowhere are the words “separation of church and state.”  The only place the words “separation of church and state” are used are in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association where he acknowledged that their belief “religion is a matter which lies solely between a man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship…”

Why is this important?  Freedom of Religion is one of the cornerstones of this great experiment that is called America.  The liberals and the ACLU would have you believe that offering a prayer before a high school football game or graduation is anomalous to passing legislation establishing a religion when in reality it more closely falls under “the free exercise thereof.”  Now I will admit my copy of the Constitution of the United States is a bit outdated, but nowhere in it does it say one cannot offer a prayer asking God to keep the athletes safe from harm or provide guidance to new graduates.

We are now engaged in a religious war insofar as can a church practice what it preaches?  Or do secular interests take precedence?

God has occupied the thoughts of man.  Conscience, the mystery of existence, and the prospect of death challenge every human being to grapple with questions of transcendence and divine reality.

Religious freedom recognizes the right of all people to pursue these transcendent ends.  This right is granted not by government but by the Creator.  By respecting it, a government acknowledges that such ultimate issues are outside its jurisdiction, and that conscience is answerable to a higher authority than the law of the land.  Individuals and institutions should be free to believe and to act in response to divine reality.[i]

Marshall goes on to state “Because religious liberty is the bedrock for all human freedom, it provides a sturdy foundation for limited government.”  Take a look at what is happening in places such as Nigeria where Boko Haram Islamists are slitting Christians’ throats.  Churches are being marked for destruction in Indonesia, and here in the United States, we have an administration that consistently sides with one religion over any other.  We have the authorities in a major American city siding with Muslims who decided it would be appropriate to stone Christians while yelling “Allahu Akbar!”

Friends, we are at war.  This is not a war between nations, but a war against all that this nation stands for, most especially religious freedom.  This nation, admit it or not, was formed by men of good moral character that believed in a higher power then themselves.  The Declaration of Independence refers to this higher power no less than four times.  Nature’s God, Creator, Supreme Judge of the World, and Divine Providence.  Agree or disagree, that is the truth.  Our nation was formed based upon Judeo-Christian principles.  Little by little, the left has been eroding those principles.  They are it this for the long haul, no matter how long it takes.  If you desire to remain a free people, you must take a stand.  A stand for religious freedom is a stand for all freedoms for if they can take away your right to worship as you see fit, what other rights can they take?

Sarge, Out


[i] Marshall, Jennifer A. Why Does Religious Freedom Matter? The Heritage Foundation (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/12/why-does-religious-freedom-matter)

Free Speech?

24 June 2012

Lawmakers claim Air Force culture becoming ‘hostile towards religion’

NYC principal bars students from singing ‘God Bless the USA’ at graduation

More and more often, I am seeing headlines such as those.  The reason being given is “We don’t want to ‘offend’ anyone.”  Well, I am looking through my copies of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States and I can not find any reference that protects us from being offended. 

According to the Declaration of Independence all men are “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  And nowhere in the Constitution of the United States nor its attendant Bill of Rights, is there a right to not be offended.  The only place that comes close, in my opinion, is the First Amendment’s protections against Congress making a law abridging free speech.

One reason for the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is to protect that speech that some may find objectionable or offensive. 

“In those wretched countries where a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything his own. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech” – Benjamin Franklin  

My friends, with the advent of “hate crime” enhancements to criminal charges and sentencing guidelines, the prohibition of mentioning God in the Town Square, etc, we have crossed the threshold and I fear we will not be able to make our way back.  We see it every day, individuals being prosecuted for their thoughts.  What is in their mind, not for their actions.  What’s next?  The police coming and knocking on your door simply because you disagree with the current administration?  I hope not. 

 

Sarge, Out