Sunday, June 28, 2015

MARRIAGE EQUALITY AND MORE






We are a country of laws based on freedoms guaranteed by our constitution; and sometimes it takes the courts to reexamine our laws and put us back in compliance

The Supreme Court’s ruling that freedom to marry is a basic right of all American citizens also reaffirmed a second point: that any one person’s or group’s religious beliefs cannot be dictated as the basis of law for the entire country. 

The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual’s basic right to worship, or not worship, as he or she pleases - free from government dictate; but it also guarantees that the government shall not enact any law based on one group’s religious doctrine and impose such doctrine on all American citizens. 

Every time I hear a politician invoking his religious belief (or the Bible) as the basis for or against a proposed or standing law or ruling I cringe.  

The First Amendment to the Constitution states plainly:  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…  

It has always been touted that the Pilgrims came to the ‘new world’ seeking the freedom of religion; but the reason for their migration was to flee from a nation mandating a specific religion’s doctrine as law – a freedom from mandated religion. 

Unfortunately many fundamentalist Christian sects in the United States would see this country as a Christian theocracy and impose their beliefs and bigotry and prejudices as the law of the land; and for a long while our Citizens have been endanger by a movement of radical, mostly Republican, legislatures aimed on enacting a form of Christian Sharia Law and declaring this country a Christian nation. 


The Court’s ruling today was based on the Constitutional premise of equality of the law; but it also reaffirms the First Amendment - that all persons in our Nation have a right to their religious beliefs and to worship as they please; but they do not have the right to inflict through legislation their personal religious doctrine on the public at large. 


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


the Ol'Buzzard

6 comments:

  1. It's a grand victory for everyone in your country! See, even Grumpy Cat is on board!

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  2. You said it brother! It's going to be a whole lot of fun teaching Teddy Cruz that he can't do a fucking thing about it when he tries to have the decision reversed.

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  3. Nicely said. Despite the haters, this is going to be one of those issues where it won't take long and most people will be wondering what all the fuss was about to begin with. It's like various media commenters have noted: the more open gays could be about their lives, the more everyone else realized that people are just people. It's easy to be homophobic if you don't know anyone who's gay, but after you realize your co-worker is or a cousin or the couple living down the street from you? It gets harder to be a bigot when it's people you know.

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  4. We need to get to the point where people realize that the First Amendment also guarantees FREEDOM FROM RELIGION!!

    I too cringe when I see politicians using religion, and that's what most of them are doing, USING RELIGION!!

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  5. people are stupid..lets face it..stupid and bigoted and racists..not all of them ..but enough of them that it makes me miss drinking .

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  6. The Pilgrims came to America so they could inflict THEIR religion on everyone over whom they had any control. At least if a person disagreed they could flee to another colony. Religious freedom is the last thing any organized religion wants.

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COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."