How about a gigantic golden mosque built with taxpayer funds in the middle of the town square, with a big sign saying "Public Town Mosque, Allah is Great"? And a law requiring women to wear burkas? Nothing in there about forcing to recognize any god.
(But "recognize their god" is awful close to "respecting and establishment of religion." Interesting choice of words, when you could has simply said "worship.")
you guys need to understand that america needs God in its life we can say seperation of church and state all we want but we can seperate God from our selfs
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As mentioned before, if force is involved, it is another matter.
and thank you as well.
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"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. "
Congress shall make no LAW respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Read it. What does it say? Can you comprehend it? It's not "Government will respect an establishment of religion" It's not "Government will endorse an establishment of religion" It's not "Government shall no place religious symbols on public land". It's "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion". That's the sentence. For the love of all that is holy, is there a problem with that.
It's the same with the people who take the 2nd amendment out of context to try to excuse gun control. You have to read the WHOLE thing. You can't read a part of a sentence and take it out of context. Congress does not have to respect religion, they can make no law respecting an establishment of religion. Respecting isn't the definition from the Aretha Franklin song. The "respecting" means:
1. a particular, detail, or point (usually prec. by in): to differ in some respect.
2. relation or reference: inquiries with respect to a route.
Congress shall make no law in relation to the establishment of a religion. That's the 1st. That's it. Is it clear to you now?
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville