- Bob Kirkpatrick
- Spokane, WA
- United States
Writer - Editor, Deludia.com
Should separation of church and state and religious freedom be revoked allowing lawmakers to regulate according to personal religious belief
Certain religious issues have become motivators for garnering votes for elected officials in spite of their apparent violation of Separation of Church and State, and Freedom of Religion. Since there is such apparent approval of these ideas of faith, should the Constitution be changed to permit legal mandate and enforcement of a particular religious belief set?
I am not asking about the good or bad of any particular issue or candidate. The question is solely whether the Constitution should be changed so that freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and a separation of church and state no longer might pose an impediment to elected (or appointed) leadership invoking law and policy in support of their own religious faith.
Closing Statement from Bob Kirkpatrick
I think the Constitution is fine the way it is, and think that we should be taking greater care, as a society, to ensure that it is adhered to by those who've sworn to defend it.
I'm not sure why our Catholic President is believed a Muslim by so many. I'm also startled the given his visibility, how blind some people are to his accomplishments. Yet I am also surprised by the concessions he's made in contrast to his stated opinions.
I'm saddened that our Congress has become such a kindergarten of petulant immaturity to the point that the body guarding the dominion of our nation damages it so. To the point that I admit the Constitution is losing its power of influence as our nation loses its democratic portion of a democratic republic. The days of a government by and for the people appears waning, if not deceased.