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 First Amendment to the Bill of Rights
Too many Republicans these days want to pretend that the protection of religious liberty isn’t in the First Amendment. The proof is that they call for “moratoriums” on the social issues or ignore them altogether. Ignoring the advance of the homosexual “rights” movement allows for a greater loss of religious liberties.
Eventually those types of Republicans will have to wake up to reality. You would’ve thought they could figure out by now that the advance of depravity impacts not only manners, but also economic behavior. You can’t have one kind of culture and another kind of economy.
For example, how can government spend more than it takes in for decades on end piling up debt for future generations? How can government create economic bubbles like they did with the housing market which leads to a collapse and a loss of wealth for millions of citizens? How can they bring the most successful economy in world history up to the brink of collapse? Through bad behavior, immoral action, and by acting as if morality only had private consequences.
Our Founding Fathers knew – in John Adams’ words – that our U.S. Constitution – and thus our private sector economy – was only going to work for a moral and religious people. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and James Madison all used similar words in discussing the necessity of virtue.
The question is then begged – whose virtue? Whose morality? George Washington spoke the sentiment of his age in his farewell address when he gave the answer to those questions:
[R]eason and experience forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
“Religion and morality,” George Washington said in his farewell address, are the “great pillars of human happiness.”
Founding Father Sam Adams also knew that the social issues impacted the soul:
[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.
Note the word “manners.” Yes, it still means what it did then. But I doubt the Founders could’ve imagined the ill-mannered nature of those who would seek to promote their fringe and unhealthy sexual practices in schools, on the city streets through “pride” parades, throughout culture, and through the destruction of marriage – the very building block of a civilized society. Every goal of the radical homosexual agenda is incompatible with our God given, and First Amendment protected, right of religious freedom.
John Adams said this:
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Traditional values ground has been lost not because “tolerance” is being sought by those on the radical left, but because they demand the societal embracing of homosexual behavior. The detrimental impact on society is multiplied many times over when the peer pressure-like phenomenon of educational and cultural bias is added in against traditional morality. It’s my guess the founding generation would not be at all surprised that the country struggles now with economic morality as well.
Next time you hear talk about things like “homosexual & transgendered rights,” remember that these people think their sexual predilections trump your First Amendment protection of Freedom of Religion.
Don’t think for an instant that the proponents of so-called “homosexual rights” don’t capitalize on normal people’s aversion to discussing what should be a private matter. But since they’ve made it public, it’s now public. I have sympathy for those who aren’t comfortable with the subject of homosexuality – but I’d advise you to get over it. It’s here to stay, like it or not, and the sooner you learn how to address the subject the sooner you’ll be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem.
Happy Bill of Rights Day – and thank God for our religious liberties! Because of that liberty, I cannot be prevented from discriminating against those whose behavior I find morally repulsive.
In the spirit of “Bill of Rights Day,” Merry Christmas to you and yours!