Two great themes of the Declaration of Independence are the consent of the people and the protection of their equal rights. The government, subsequently established by our Constitution, was to be the guardian of the people’s rights, and was given only certain, defined powers.
Our government’s first function is to preserve and protect our rights, especially our unalienable “human rights” to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and especially our civil liberties. The very first liberty listed in our Bill of Rights, is our religious liberty:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
Please note that government is prohibited from limiting our “free exercise” of religion. Some politicians and academicians want to limit our religious liberties to only the “freedom of worship,” at a place and time to be proscribed by them. They are not informed nor inspired by religion in their daily living and don’t want the religiously inclined among them to be so, either.
To retain our religious liberties, going “forward,” we must be prepared to stand up and speak out.