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How Religious Freedom Became A Rightwing Assault On The Rule Of Law

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Religious freedom has long been a shield. It is this right that all Americans possess, and the words etched into the edifice of the Supreme Court tell us, "Equal justice under law." This right applies equally to all of us. It was supported by a strong separation of church and state, but not anymore.

There is a well-funded powerful network of Christian nationalist organizations and judges that are working to weaponize the First Amendment, to turn the protection of religious freedom enjoyed by all of us into a weapon of Christian privilege for the few. The crusaders' religious freedom challenges are superficially about things like Christian crosses and veterans or playgrounds or private school vouchers or bakeries and gay weddings, but really they're about religious privilege, often literally about privileging religion over non-religion, Christianity over other religions and the right kind of conservative Christians over other Christians. At its most basic level, they are trying to turn religious freedom into a weapon to reclaim and entrench their lost status as the dominant caste in American society.

As Seidel notes, 150 years ago the Supreme Court warned that weaponized religious freedom would "permit every citizen to become a law unto himself," so there's much more at stake here than "just" the First Amendment.


"permit every citizen to become a law unto himself"

I guess those "originalists" just conveniently ignored that part of the original intent.
 

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Stupid, uneducated Stalinists trying to destroy our constitutional safeguards yet again.
 

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Religious freedom has long been a shield. It is this right that all Americans possess, and the words etched into the edifice of the Supreme Court tell us, "Equal justice under law." This right applies equally to all of us. It was supported by a strong separation of church and state, but not anymore.

There is a well-funded powerful network of Christian nationalist organizations and judges that are working to weaponize the First Amendment, to turn the protection of religious freedom enjoyed by all of us into a weapon of Christian privilege for the few. The crusaders' religious freedom challenges are superficially about things like Christian crosses and veterans or playgrounds or private school vouchers or bakeries and gay weddings, but really they're about religious privilege, often literally about privileging religion over non-religion, Christianity over other religions and the right kind of conservative Christians over other Christians. At its most basic level, they are trying to turn religious freedom into a weapon to reclaim and entrench their lost status as the dominant caste in American society.

As Seidel notes, 150 years ago the Supreme Court warned that weaponized religious freedom would "permit every citizen to become a law unto himself," so there's much more at stake here than "just" the First Amendment.


"permit every citizen to become a law unto himself"

I guess those "originalists" just conveniently ignored that part of the original intent.
They know how to use their supposed religion (wink wink) as a political weapon.

Hell, it's been happening in the Middle East forever.
 

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Tolerance, diversity, religious freedom, free speech, and equality have two entirely different meanings for the leftists.
They get them, but differing opinions need to be silenced and shut down. Not going to happen, so deal with it.

The fucking OP posts a link that lies about the R v W decision, then extrapolates.
There is no where in the Constitution that makes abortion a Federal authority, therefore it is a STATE responsibility, period.
 

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Religious freedom has long been a shield. It is this right that all Americans possess, and the words etched into the edifice of the Supreme Court tell us, "Equal justice under law." This right applies equally to all of us. It was supported by a strong separation of church and state, but not anymore.

There is a well-funded powerful network of Christian nationalist organizations and judges that are working to weaponize the First Amendment, to turn the protection of religious freedom enjoyed by all of us into a weapon of Christian privilege for the few. The crusaders' religious freedom challenges are superficially about things like Christian crosses and veterans or playgrounds or private school vouchers or bakeries and gay weddings, but really they're about religious privilege, often literally about privileging religion over non-religion, Christianity over other religions and the right kind of conservative Christians over other Christians. At its most basic level, they are trying to turn religious freedom into a weapon to reclaim and entrench their lost status as the dominant caste in American society.

As Seidel notes, 150 years ago the Supreme Court warned that weaponized religious freedom would "permit every citizen to become a law unto himself," so there's much more at stake here than "just" the First Amendment.


"permit every citizen to become a law unto himself"

I guess those "originalists" just conveniently ignored that part of the original intent.
More Raw Sewage....Pure drivel, from State worshiping cultural Marxists.
 

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More Raw Sewage....Pure drivel, from State worshiping cultural Marxists.
...but you do have time appreciate how bold he, Mac and others have become by way of expressing their utter hatred of our constitution so openly.

It helps American citizens know what they are up against.
 

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...but you do have time appreciate how bold he, Mac and others have become by way of expressing their utter hatred of our constitution so openly. It helps American citizens know what they are up against.
Its what the "liberal world order" teaches in public schools.
 

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Religious freedom has long been a shield. It is this right that all Americans possess, and the words etched into the edifice of the Supreme Court tell us, "Equal justice under law." This right applies equally to all of us. It was supported by a strong separation of church and state, but not anymore.

There is a well-funded powerful network of Christian nationalist organizations and judges that are working to weaponize the First Amendment, to turn the protection of religious freedom enjoyed by all of us into a weapon of Christian privilege for the few. The crusaders' religious freedom challenges are superficially about things like Christian crosses and veterans or playgrounds or private school vouchers or bakeries and gay weddings, but really they're about religious privilege, often literally about privileging religion over non-religion, Christianity over other religions and the right kind of conservative Christians over other Christians. At its most basic level, they are trying to turn religious freedom into a weapon to reclaim and entrench their lost status as the dominant caste in American society.

As Seidel notes, 150 years ago the Supreme Court warned that weaponized religious freedom would "permit every citizen to become a law unto himself," so there's much more at stake here than "just" the First Amendment.


"permit every citizen to become a law unto himself"

I guess those "originalists" just conveniently ignored that part of the original intent.


Good.....you got out the phrase, "Christian Nationalist." Now that the democrat party failed to get Qanon to stick, the new lie about conservatives is "Christian Nationalist," and you are doing your part to try to spread that lie.....

Freedom is slavery, Slavery is Freedom.....please, keep repeating that to yourself as you post the dumb shit about "Christian Nationalist."
 

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They know how to use their supposed religion (wink wink) as a political weapon.

Hell, it's been happening in the Middle East forever.


Yes.....Freedom of Religion is slavery...got it. You morons are so freaking dumb....
 

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Its what the "liberal world order" teaches in public schools.
It is, and ironically enough, there isn't so much as a single aspect to it that is actually liberal.

Not unless you consider Chicom totalitarianism to be liberal in nature, anyway.
 
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Religious freedom has long been a shield. It is this right that all Americans possess, and the words etched into the edifice of the Supreme Court tell us, "Equal justice under law." This right applies equally to all of us. It was supported by a strong separation of church and state, but not anymore.

There is a well-funded powerful network of Christian nationalist organizations and judges that are working to weaponize the First Amendment, to turn the protection of religious freedom enjoyed by all of us into a weapon of Christian privilege for the few. The crusaders' religious freedom challenges are superficially about things like Christian crosses and veterans or playgrounds or private school vouchers or bakeries and gay weddings, but really they're about religious privilege, often literally about privileging religion over non-religion, Christianity over other religions and the right kind of conservative Christians over other Christians. At its most basic level, they are trying to turn religious freedom into a weapon to reclaim and entrench their lost status as the dominant caste in American society.

As Seidel notes, 150 years ago the Supreme Court warned that weaponized religious freedom would "permit every citizen to become a law unto himself," so there's much more at stake here than "just" the First Amendment.


"permit every citizen to become a law unto himself"

I guess those "originalists" just conveniently ignored that part of the original intent.
I guess those "originalists" just conveniently ignored that part of the original intent.


original intent?


tell us, what was the 'original intent'?
 

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Stupid, uneducated Stalinists trying to destroy our constitutional safeguards yet again.
Even I wouldn't accuse the conservatives on the SC of that.
 

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As a devout follower of my messiah, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
I believe I should have the 1st A right to discriminate against supporters of fascism...I mean Trump...I mean fascism.
 

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To an increasing degree, the hard left does not see 1984 as a cautionary tale.
I am struck, more frequently than ever, by how many posts from right wingers reflect the opposite of the truth. Which I attribute to the Orwellian style deceit Trumpery is founded on.
 

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Religious freedom has long been a shield. It is this right that all Americans possess, and the words etched into the edifice of the Supreme Court tell us, "Equal justice under law." This right applies equally to all of us. It was supported by a strong separation of church and state, but not anymore.

There is a well-funded powerful network of Christian nationalist organizations and judges that are working to weaponize the First Amendment, to turn the protection of religious freedom enjoyed by all of us into a weapon of Christian privilege for the few. The crusaders' religious freedom challenges are superficially about things like Christian crosses and veterans or playgrounds or private school vouchers or bakeries and gay weddings, but really they're about religious privilege, often literally about privileging religion over non-religion, Christianity over other religions and the right kind of conservative Christians over other Christians. At its most basic level, they are trying to turn religious freedom into a weapon to reclaim and entrench their lost status as the dominant caste in American society.

As Seidel notes, 150 years ago the Supreme Court warned that weaponized religious freedom would "permit every citizen to become a law unto himself," so there's much more at stake here than "just" the First Amendment.


"permit every citizen to become a law unto himself"

I guess those "originalists" just conveniently ignored that part of the original intent.
What rule of law, that 9 people in black robes can over rule the will of the people back in the 1970s because back then abortion wasnt liked by that many people? So now with the 9 people in black robes putting the law back into the will of the people, you being a Marxist doesnt like that ruling? I really do hate you Marxists..

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