Have we lost sight of Jefferson's America?
by Jeffersonian - Posted Thu October 26, 2006 @ 7:36 AM
Dear Elected Official:
I found an amazing statement recently I wanted to share with you.
To be a person of faith is to have the world challenge that faith. Was the universe designed by God? Should marriage only be between one man and one woman? That's up to everyone in this country to decide for themselves, because the Framers of our Constitution believed that if the people were to be sovereign and belong to different religions at the same time, then our official religion would have to be no religion at all. It was a bold experiment then--as it is now. It wasn't meant to make us comfortable. It was meant to make us FREE.
This statement expresses the very fabric of what it is to be an American. It is our most essential imperative that protects all of us in the first amendment. I fear our country has lost sight of this. So many seem bent on protecting the sanctity of marriage.
This entire controversy contrasts our freedoms in this country. I simply ask that each and every person remember the freedoms our framers worked so hard to protect and cherish. In the times of modern conveniences and fast food we have forgotten these most basic imperatives and are writing things into our constitutions that would make the Framers of our Constitutions faint.
We all need to be very careful and much less reckless in regards to our Constitutions and most sacred documents.
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.
It seems that all the different states are attempting to sanctify marriage by using the state constitutions. This goes against the first amendment. It amazes me that our leadership is getting away with this (probably because they are mostly Christian...) raising an entirely new issue, but still the same dangerous lack of regard and respect for these documents. It's time to draw the line again...
I would simply like to ask you to think before you act so quickly.