"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..."
Seems perfectly clear, right? How about the eighth word, establishment? What does this mean? What did it mean? Does it matter, somehow?For this, I refer you to Noah Webster's 1829 American Dictionary: for the meaning at the time of writing:
"ESTAB'LISHMENT, n. The act of establishing, founding, ratifying or ordaining."
So, it's not just an established religion's beliefs that are denied here. The act of establishing your religion, your personal beliefs that may not be prohibited. Clearly and succinctly stated, within this one word!
The first sentence of the fist amendment is ignored by Obama. The definition of this critical word is denied, within the first 3 words of it's definition: "The act of establishing...."
Untold millions believe that it's evil to kill unborn babies: it's part of their personally established religion that it's a sin to kill innocent humans. And, that paying anything for this murder is a sin.
While the Catholics have stepped to the plate it's all of us, really, who are having our most basic beliefs denied.
The first sentence of our bill of rights is denied. The meaning of these simple words are ignored. Can it be stated any more simply?
We are told that we may not believe in whatever we believe in.
What say you?