Part Five: The Constitution
In this series, we’ve been discussing many examples of attempts made by the left to neutralize all public forums in terms of religious expression. We’ve established that this is, indeed, happening, and we’ve discovered the motive behind this scheme.
In my last post, I asserted that this eradication of God from the public square is a goal of the socialist/communist agenda. You may be wondering how this is possible since the basis of virtually every court case on this subject has been the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Is there constitutional grounding for these court decisions? Were the justices that made these rulings correct, or did they misapply the Constitution?
I believe that these rulings were incorrect regarding one fundamental consideration: the extent of the entities to which the Establishment Clause applies. First, let’s take a look at the Establishment Clause:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”
The argument has been that legislation that allows certain religious expression in public forums constitutes a government endorsement of religion, which would violate the Establishment Clause.
Unfortunately, many of the efforts we have discussed throughout this series attempt to hold private and religious entities to the same standards of neutrality and the Establishment Clause to which public entities are accountable, and this is where the trouble begins. The Constitution was not written to restrict personal expression; rather, it was written to limit government authority. Ronald Reagan made this point well:
“Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which ‘We the People’ tell the Government what it is allowed to do. ‘We the people’ are free.”
For far too long, the judiciary system has been holding private entities to rigid standards of corporate policy that were intended to hold only the government to these standards, and this is wrong. The Courts have misinterpreted the Constitution. We need to fight for a proper understanding of the Constitution, and stop the eradication of God from the public square!
The Eradication of God from the Public Square — Neutralization or Coercion? Part One:
The Eradication of God from the Public Square — Neutralization or Coercion? Part Two:
The Eradication of God from the Public Square — Neutralization or Coercion? Part Three:
The Eradication of God from the Public Square — Neutralization or Coercion? Part Four:
Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address:
The First Amendment: