Saturday, October 02, 2004

The First Amendment

The First amendment 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 to assemble, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
The campaign finance law that was passed violates our freedom of speech. Even when he was signing it President Bush said that is was probably unconstitutional. If ever there was a reason to impeach a president that is it. It is a violation of his oath of office to sign something that he believes is unconstitutional.
Notice also that nowhere in this amendment is there any mention of the "separation of church and state." separation of church and state comes from a letter from Thomas Jefferson to a church in Danbury, Connecticut. He was assuring the church that the government would not interfere with it. Today the court has turned it around and said the church should not interfere in government. This was not the intent of our forefathers.

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