The Freedom From Religion Found, claims the first Amendment clause is exclusionary, but the cllause was actually intended to protect established religions in states. Many of the states had established religions, endorsed specific religions and provided public money for church construction and maintance. At the founding America was "unabashedly Christian" and there was a "network of religious requirements" for public office-Journalist M. Stanton Evans. Congressional Leaders that debated the first amendment did not want the federal government interferingwith the established religions of the individual states. Even Harvard liberal legal scholar Lawrence Tribe has stated that there is a growing body of evidence that The "establishment of the religious clause was to perform two functions: to protect state religious establishmment from national displacement, and to prevent the national gov from aiding some but not all religions:Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Sep. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Carpy at 9:43 AM on Sep. 13, 2009
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Answer by tyme4me2day at 9:56 AM on Sep. 13, 2009
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams
Yes, it was intended to be a secular nation. They wouldn't tell you which religion to practice. You were free to choose. It wasn't a question of whether or not you were religious. If you weren't, you didn't serve. Why do you think we have a National Cathedral?
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:01 AM on Sep. 13, 2009
This country was founded on the idea of freedom OF religion. Meaning, we are free to practice our religion, whatever religion that may be. We are not a secular nation.
I don't think we are a Christian nation either. I think we are a religious nation. We have a plethora of different religions, beliefs, groups, and followings, as well as those who chose no religion or belief. We need to honor ALL of people's beliefs, or lack thereof.
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:05 AM on Sep. 13, 2009
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Answer by beachmamaof2 at 11:00 AM on Sep. 13, 2009
So, there are no Synagogues or Temples in your area? I've never seen a restriction of religion. There are different religions in my small town and no one cares. It is even illegal to deny employment or services due to "race, creed, color, or religion". Have you heard of this?
Answer by jesse123456 at 11:03 AM on Sep. 13, 2009
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