Liberals Ignore First Amendment

November 17, 2014

A recent contributor who was engaged in an embittered rant against all things Republican, objected to a pre-election letter submitted by a local pastor as unfairly biased. Without commenting on the substance of the charge, it is noteworthy the writer called it, “a blatant violation of the law” because “the U.S. has a separation of church and state.”

The author is obviously confused by the language of the First Amendment which states “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishing of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...”

In other words, the government is restricted in its relationship with religion, but individuals are not. This country is in serious need of clarity in the interpretation of the roles of government and its various branches as many citizens are already misinformed. Executive overreach is currently a threat to the rule of law, and every publication has a civic duty to assure that opinions are fact-based.

Comments: 0
  1. Email address is REQUIRED, in case we need to contact you about your comment. However, we will not display or use your email address for any purpose other than to contact you about this comment.
  2. Nickname should be a short nickname that you choose to use. Please do NOT enter your full, real name. Nickname will be displayed along with your comment.
  3. Comments will not appear on our website until they have been reviewed by our Editorial Team. Inappropriate messages will be rejected by the Editorial Team. Free speech is important here at ConservativeTruth, however, the Editorial Team reserves the absolute right to determine what content appears on this website.
    • Comments that contain foul language, profanity or vulgarity will be rejected.
    • Comments that contain links will be rejected. (send email to the editor if you wish to let us know about another website)
    • Comments that advertise a product or service will be rejected.
    • Comments that contain email addresses will be rejected.
2500 characters max