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Oklahoma votes to repeal the First Amendment

The Amendment

State Question 790 in Oklahoma asks the question "Should we fuck the first amendment with one of our cacti." Ok, it doesn't literally say that but it might as well:

This measure would remove Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which prohibits the government from using public money or property for the direct or indirect benefit of any religion or religious institution. Article 2, Section 5 has been interpreted by the Oklahoma courts as requiring the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the State Capitol. If this measure repealing Article 2, Section 5 is passed, the government would still be required to comply with the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution, which is a similar constitutional provision that prevents the government from endorsing a religion or becoming overly involved with religion.

via Ballotpedia

Basically, their want for a  Ten Commandments statue is so great that they are willing to ignore the First Amendment of the constitution and allow the government to endorse a religion. This would mean a shitstorm of this type of legislation going across the United States. These types of amendments are things that inspire other dumbasses in government to suggest doing it themselves in order to get around that pesky thing called the First Amendment.

WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO PASS.

 We are already fighting a losing battle with "In God We Trust" on police vehicles but the issue would only be compounded with states pushing measures that would allow them to spend money on religion. This is one of the first steps to creating a theocracy in this country. 

The First Amendment

This measure seeks to completely dismiss the First Amendment to the FEDERAL Constitution because it's like a domino effect. Once you remove one provision of the First Amendment you start a chain reaction that completely demolishes it. Despite what many christians say, this amendment is a two way street. The State stays out of religion and religion says out of the State. That is the Wall of Separation that the founding fathers created:

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.

Thomas Jefferson

Many Christians are choosing to ignore this fact about the First Amendment. Religion doesn't belong in government and most certainly our government doesn't need to be pushing religion using money raised by taxing the public at large who aren't 100% Christian in the first place.

 

(h/t thenewdiabolic / Reddit)

Created: 2016-11-03 09:08:43

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