The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees two things: the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. It’s pretty simple. Unless you live under a rock, you most likely know that the First Amendment reads as such:
“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.”
This is the premise and the basis for all the other amendments and rights our Constitution provides.
Why am I bringing this up? Well, I’m glad you asked. It seems that yesterday, Saturday, September 29th, 22 people were arrested for praying – yes, praying – in front of the White House. According to the Christian News Wire, “A Religious Freedom Rally and Rosary Service are being held in response to President Obama’s HHS Mandate which forces people of faith and conscience to violate their core beliefs and values.” As a result of the peaceful assembly, free exercise of religion, and freedom of speech – 22 peaceful activists were arrested standing up for religious freedom.
What have we come to in this country? With a ‘new flag’ and new ‘executive orders’ and exorbitant, excessive powers being abused by Obama – we have come to a very Orwellian era where we are not free to think or speak or pray where we please, even if done in a peaceful, non-threatening way. Is this Obama’s America?
Dave Tombers reports, “Brandi Swindell, National Director of Generation Life, a pro-life group dedicated to mobilizing activists, students, artists, musicians and young professionals to end abortion and spread the message of sexual integrity, [said] that she had a “divine appointment” in Washington today…
“I stood in Tiananmen Square holding a banner that said, ‘Jesus Christ is King’ and was arrested,” Swindell said. “I never imagined that just four years later I’d be standing in front of the White House risking the very same thing.” She [said] that she intended to hold the same banner declaring “Jesus Christ is King” in front of the White House Sunday afternoon, and fully expected to be arrested for it.
Our religious freedom is guaranteed by the Constitution. As a (supposed) Constitutional Law Professor, one would assume that Obama might have read that first amendment at one time or another. It seems that in Obama’s America, the First Amendment only applies when it doesn’t violate his mandates and conscience. It’s sickening where we’re headed. We no longer have a Presidency – it seems that we’re headed toward a dictatorship.
November is coming – YOUR RIGHTS are in danger. Will you remember this? Will you take a stand for religious freedom? Will you vote to stop Obama and his near-dictatorship? Our very Constitution – the one that has governed our country nearly since the beginning – is at stake!