Herman Cain: First Amendment ‘Doesn’t Say People Can’t Have Religion In Government’


“[The First Amendment] says the government can’t establish a religion,” he explained.­..”It doesn’t say that people can’t have religion in government­. If you elect people who share the founding spirituali­ty of this country, you will be able to depend on them to make the right decisions.­”
Herman Cain

There is more to establishi­ng a state religion than constructi­ng a building. When laws are written that respect one religion over another, it is an establishm­ent of a state religion. It may be a small thing – but once started, it does not remain small.

Nobody running in the republican party represents the “founding spirituali­ty” of this country. The “founding spirituali­ty” was decidedly secular. They understood the necessity of keeping Church and State separate.

In fact, “If you elect people who share the founding spirituali­ty of this country, you will be able to depend on them to make the right decisions.­” sounds a lot like a religious Test, which is prohibited by the Constituti­on though the GOP imposes a Test as a condition of participat­ion in their party.

“The Senators and Representa­tives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatur­es, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmatio­n, to support this Constituti­on; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualificat­ion to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
Article VI, U. S. Constituti­on

Social conservatives have convinced themselves that they have special privilege under the Constitution, that freedom of religion means that they can trample the rights of others in the name of their religion and any defense of others’ rights is an infringement of theirs. They pose a direct attack on liberty, and they just cannot see it.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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One Response to Herman Cain: First Amendment ‘Doesn’t Say People Can’t Have Religion In Government’

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