1st Amendment

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    Does the obama administration see the 1st Amendment as a freedom from religion rather than freedom of religion?
     
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    And is hostility toward religion now a central part of the leftist outlook in America?
     
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    From what I'm told, this has been the case for a long time.

    Why so sour, did the Gov't close your church?
     
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    No wonder lefties are so out of touch with real America.
     
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    :lol:

    Define "real America".

    I hope you don't describe yourself, my sides can't take it.
     
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    I don't think they really grasp the first amendment at all. Or the second, for that matter.

    Of course, Bush never really grasped Amendments 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10.
     
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    To have freedom of religion, fist you need freedom FROM religion. (If this was a Christian nation, then there would laws be in place that is against other religions, and this wouldn't be America.)

    Yes, the 1st amendment goes both ways.
     
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    The parts you fly over or pass through uncomfortably on your way to the next chomsky book party. The America that realizes that family, faith, and values are not things to be mocked or feel embarrassed about. The more than 76% of the country that doesn't accept the idea of hostility toward religion. That sort of thing.
     
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    No, the freedom of religion requires freedom from a government that would impose a state religion or squash religion in general.
     
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    The first defends both freedom of and freedom from.
     

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