I am a Constitutionally/conservative Christian, I believe in the Constitution as written and Amended. I also believe in the Bible
The Supreme Court finally got it right on the freedom of religion clause in the 1st Amend.
The 1st Amendment, part of the Bill of Rights; clearly states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;" several States in the Union have made public education dollars available to parents who wanted to send their kids to a private school; one exception, these dollars could not be used for faith based Christian Schools. The Supreme Court said this violated the 1st Amendment rights of these parents, if these States make tax dollars available for any private school, they must make it available to all schools, regardless of Religious affiliation.
I have read the First Amendment, there is no freedom from Religion, just freedom of Religion.
The 1st amendment of the Constitution of the United States
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.
— National Archives: www.Archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript
On the 2nd Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
I was also surprised by this decision as well. They overturned a New York law that said you must have a valid reason to conceal and carry a weapon outside of your house for self defense.
I heard a clip from elected politician from New York stating that this would turn into the 'Wild West'. I have taken a look at the murder statistics for New York City, conclusion it is already the "Wild West". Although the murder rate is down from last year, almost every other category is up.
Since I am a Constitutional Conservative, I feel it is necessary to include in this article a excerpt from Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United States. Some would tell us that the National Guard has replaced the Militia. I disagree, the National Guard are part time members of the branch and unit to which they are assigned. During the recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places around the world, almost 60% of our National Guard forces where deployed overseas.
What is the Militia
According to Mariam Webster's dictionary, definition 2
: the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service.
The Militia, only group authorized to keep and bear arms
Looking at the mental health issues plaguing the individuals involved in the recent mass shootings, I believe it is now time to place restrictions on who can buy these assault weapons, including a mental health evaluation and criminal background check. I believe that now is the time for States to restart their Militias, and use them to protect our schools, shopping malls, other public venues, and anywhere else the Governor of that State thinks they might be needed. And depending on where they're being used, armed with comparable weapons to those they might have to face. Remember, those who have been convicted of violent crimes cannot legally purchase a firearm of any kind. They are still able to get their hands on large capacity, fully automatic weapons on the black market. No legislation passed by Congress will stop the Illegal sale of firearms.
Waiting to see the final decision on Abortion
I was hoping they would release their decision on Abortion today, according the leaked draft of their decision, it would leave abortion legislation up to the various States. It did not, as pro-choice activist had implied, outlaw abortion. It simply returned to the States the right to make their their own laws concerning controversial issue. my personal opinion, abortion should be between a woman, her Doctor, and God, because He is the only one able to judge her motives.
As I said in the beginning of this article, I am glad that the Majority of Supreme Court Justices are finally standing up for the Constitution, not some Political agenda.
Current Supreme Court Justiced
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