Common sense and freedom of religion

Published 10:14 pm Thursday, December 1, 2016

To the editor:

In recent years, we have seen God and our traditional Christian customs removed from our schools and government properties.

Our traditional Christmas decorations and Nativity displays are under attack by some God-hating liberals and atheists, who feel offended based upon a misguided interpretation of our Constitution that claims it requires a separation of church and state.

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This misdirection has worked for so long, because if a lie is told often enough and long enough, and if people threaten a lawsuit, then the lie becomes accepted as the rule of law.

But the phrase “separation of church and state” does not exist in the Constitution. So the “freedom of religion” clause in the First Amendment is stretched by these low-lifes to gain the desired effect, but in violation of what the Founders intended.

The Founders Almanac provides a very detailed history of what the Founders actually said and wrote regarding their creation of the Constitution, including the First Amendment.

Clearly their intent regarding the “freedom of religion” clause was to prevent our federal government from imposing a specific religious denomination upon the American people, as England had done with the Anglican religion.

So there’s our legal defense of our rights regarding the placement of traditional Christmas decorations, our precious flag, and other things important to our history: We would not be imposing anything on anyone, but merely showing respect/admiration for actions and customs we believe in as Americans.

Sometimes in life, common sense should prevail over stupidity.

God bless America.

Ron Pyle