28 January 2014

Quote of the Day

"Since the ratification of the 14th Amendment, the natural rights protected in the Bill of Rights generally have been insulated from interference by the states, as well. 

"All natural rights are of paramount importance to all persons. They are individualized personal gifts from the Creator and have been recognized as such in American law since Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed with them by Him. 

"One of those rights guarantees the free exercise of religion. 

"Indeed, the Free Exercise Clause in the First Amendment was written to ensure that the new government could not coerce persons to behave differently than their religious views informed their consciences, or to punish them for not conforming to a government-mandated religious orthodoxy."

~ Judge Andrew Napolitano, from an editorial in the Washington Times


PioneerPreppy said...

Which was all fine and worked well until religious beliefs became political policy through the faith of the Multi-Cult. Once the government embraced this religion as official no other faith may have beliefs that counter it. Therefore the sin of disparate impact must over ride all other religious dogma and apply as law while being funded with mandatory taxes.

Rev. Paul said...

Yep. Like everything else in the Constitution, they've twisted or ignored it until it has no actual meaning, anymore. Or it means only that which they wish it to mean, depending on whimsy, day of the week, and wind direction.

Old NFO said...

He DOES have a point... sigh

Rev. Paul said...

That he does, sir.

ProudHillbilly said...

"government-mandated religious orthodoxy" - you mean like nuns being forced to pay for abortions?

Rev. Paul said...

Why, yes. Yes, I do.