Violations and Errors to the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States!!
As I continue to read “The 5000 Year Leap,” I continue to learn more and more about this nation’s constitution. So I figured why not write a blog about recent violations of the constitution of the United States. First let’s look at the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
Amendment 1: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, of prohibiting the free exercise thereof; of abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Ladies and gentlemen this is considered by most Americans to be the most important right that is granted to the people by God. From reading “The 5000 Year Leap,” I learned what Thomas Jefferson meant by a “wall separating church and state…” Yes, Thomas Jefferson said those words but he wasn’t speaking about State governments when he stated “state.” According to his writing reflected in the book “The 5000 Year Leap,” “…the Federal government including the Supreme Court was restricted from dealing with issues of religion…” It was for the States to decide and to impose “equal religious freedoms…” So to wrap up this error and violation of the constitution, the States were to be in charge of making sure that Religion was free for all in all states, and that the Federal Government was restricted from interfering with that, due to Thomas Jefferson’s “Wall of Separation between Church and State.” The States were responsible for making sure that you were allowed equal religious rights… and that was the meaning behind the “Separation between Church and State.”
The Federal Government in the same instance is “not allowed” to interfere with a citizen’s right to free exercise of religion. However they do, “The Supreme Court has ruled that crosses or other religious symbols were not allowed to be placed on Public property also known as, State Government land.” This is wrong according to our founding fathers… The Supreme Court is not allowed to rule on religious matters according to our founding fathers. They [The Supreme Court] are blocked by the “Wall” “Separating Church and State.” Again as with above, the State is in charge of establishing that all citizens have the free and equal right to religion.
Our founding fathers realized that this country should not punish people for their free and open expression of speech. However, this sentence in our constitution is violated every day. People are arrested for speaking their minds in the streets HERE IN THE UNITED STATES… People in San Francisco were arrested for reading in the streets their own bibles. PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED for speaking and acting on their “Freedom of Speech”. “A family in Minnesota was arrested for dispensing bibles at a “Gay Pride Festival” (http://wcco.com/local/pride.festival.bibles.2.1062857.html).” “A Pastor in Kansas was arrested for reading a bible verses at an abortionist’s church…” (http://www.operationrescue.org/archives/minister-arrested-for-reading-verse-at-abortionist%E2%80%99s-church/) “A queer activist was arrested for carrying what police judged to be a Homophobic placard which she took to a protest against homophobic rally…” (http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/15704) These are just a few, ladies and gentlemen, people arrested for expressing their Freedom of Speech. Ladies and gentlemen I don’t care whether a person’s opinion supports mine or is against mine, we’re all “created equal, and we all have the right to Freedom of Speech.”
The people have the right to freedom of the press as well. Ladies and gentlemen policies and legislation, such as the “fairness doctrine,” have disturbed and disrupted that freedom of the press. However we must look at who is considered press? Who decides who the Press is and who the Press is not? Thomas Jefferson indicated in his writings who is included in the Press, and here is what Mr. Jefferson had to say: "The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823. ME 15:491” So from what Jefferson said, public opinion is considered Press, and it is permitted to freely be expressed. So the “fairness doctrine” which was first passed in the 70s, violated the “Public’s” Freedom of the Press.
The people have the right to peaceably assemble, and I assume that we will keep assembling even if Nancy Pelosi wants to call us a Mob, or even Nazi’s the only problem for her is she might be booted out of office… The people have the right to peaceable assemble such as what they are doing at the Town-Hall Meetings. Ladies and gentlemen we must make sure that we keep this alive. We must make sure that we always have the right to peacefully assemble and that we are always allowed to peaceably assemble, However as I have stated above, some are being arrested for peaceably assembling, and it is also wrong that cities make people get a “permit” before they can peaceably assemble. It is our right, why should we need a permit…
As citizens we finally have the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, that is what we did to the British Empire. We filed a petition with the British Government because they were being over-bearing. What did this petition do? It granted us Independence from the British crown. It started the United States of America as we know it. The founding fathers just assume that American citizens should have that same right. So in the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States they gave us the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Next Blog the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States!!
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