Views of Fiscally Conservative, Socially Libertarian Nam Era Vet
Mar 27, 2014
Constitution Protects "Religious Kooks"
This is a recent comment on Freedom of Religion by a typically
tolerant liberal: “You should be thrilled if you religious kooks are afforded
any freedom whatsoever, after all the atrocities and crimes you've been
The Bill of Rights contains Freedom of Religion. It
specifically includes all of us religious kooks. By the way, I go to church
once a year for Easter. Does that make me a religious kook, or is it my
tolerance of other folks' religious beliefs that is the problem? Further, these
rights are not from the government, according to the Declaration of
Independence. They are God given rights. Where in the Constitution is a woman's
right to free contraceptives? Where in the Constitution does it say that Freedom
of Religion requires that the government approve of an individual's religious
beliefs before he or she has any rights?