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“Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.”
– U.S. Supreme Court 1892, Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States
Most of the country is aware by now of the Christians out in Philadelphia who were charged with numerous felonies, while peacefully demonstrating in the “city of brotherly love.” District Attorney Charles Ehrlich charged the defendants were “hateful” and proclaimed that preaching the Bible is tantamount to “fighting words.” It’s unfortunate that an imbecile like Ehrlich hasn’t read Cannon v. City and County of Denver, 998 F.2d 867 (10th Cir. 1993).
Christians in Placerville, Calif., who are against those who engage in sodomy have been making their presence known the past few weeks with very large truck signs. One of their signs read: “Homosexuality is sin.” Mike Kobus, a Placerville business owner told the City Council, “Signs expressing hate of a specific lifestyle are not a way to greet people.” A sign which reads “Homosexuality is sin” is now considered an expression of hate?
The pro-homosexual groups rallied and began their worn out chants about “hate speech” and “violation of civil rights.” As a result of this pressure, on Feb. 10, 2005, Placerville’s Mayor Robby Colvin brought forth a proclamation declaring Placerville a “hate-free zone.”
“This is a personal attack on our freedom of speech. We will not tolerate anti-Christian bigotry. This is an abuse of civil authority to persecute religion. You have just declared civil government to be at war with Christianity,” said Placerville resident Luke Otterstad.
Special-interest groups using local government to crush free speech is spreading like the toxic propaganda it is and even a state governor has now shown her complete ignorance of the First Amendment with a flip flop. On Feb. 14, 2005, it was reported that Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm backed off her previous support for displaying the Ten Commandments in the Capitol rotunda with some blather that such a display would be unconstitutional. “I’m not interested in violating the United States Constitution,” she told the Associated Press.
Gov. Granholm doesn’t know the first thing about the U.S. Constitution or the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment to the Constitution reads:
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.
Where does putting the Ten Commandments on display in the Capitol rotunda have anything to do with Congress making or establishing any religion? Only an imbecile would come up with Gov. Granholm’s response.
Tragically for this Republic, in Everson v. Board of Education back in 1947, the Supreme Court hallucinated their ruling by announcing that: “… the First Amendment has enacted a ‘wall’ between church and state that must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach thereof. We could not approve the slightest breach. New Jersey has not breached it here.” Huh?
Justice Black delivered the opinion of the court which had some rather convoluted language justifying their position:
The New Jersey statute is challenged as a “law respecting an establishment of religion.” The First Amendment, as made applicable to the states by the 14th, commands that a state “shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”
The 14th Amendment states in part:
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Even using the Everson decision, where does putting the Ten Commandments on display in the Capitol rotunda have anything to do with the state of Michigan making or establishing any religion?
The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution to reinforce to the newly created national government that these rights were given to us by God – not by any government – and that these natural rights could not be abridged or taken away by any government, certainly not some local mayor who displays all the characteristics of an imbecile.
Elected public servants at all levels of government in America are destroying our rights, our livelihoods, and our property rights and a naked, massive push is under way to make the Bible “hate speech.” The Sovietization of America is like a monster tornado making its way across this country. The only way to stop this is to get these imbeciles out of elected offices. Operation Clean Sweep is well under way. Won’t you do your part for our Republic?