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Update; Looking around, there is not much mention on the obligation and duty of the people found in our founding documents from which the United States Bill of Rights originated from. The First Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights only restricts the United States Congress, but why? You can find this in the laws of the various State Constitutions and more, to have a civil government it is essentially dependent upon piety, religion and morality of the people, not the government. However, to do this you need absolute freedom of religion and expression, rights of conscience, as long as it does not infringe on the religion and expression of another. When we have, self-appointed politically correct police restricting the expression of a personal opinion upon piety, religion and morality it is in direct violation of the spirit of our laws. When we have people sitting on the sideline, it is in direct violation of the spirit of our laws. Some may argue the First Amendment has nothing to do with a corporation taking action on someone’s religion, this is wrong. There are various Civil Rights Acts and laws clarifying the First Amendment that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis religion. Yes, the First Amendment does not say much other then restricting Congress, you need to look at what it protects and the duty and obligation therein. Phil Robertson and all of Christianity are typically ridiculed, made out to be crass buffoons and outdated. However, there was a line crossed wherein, “no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience…” Here are the laws foremost…

Clarifying Rights and Liberties,

Declaration of Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

A declaration of rights made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia

“SECTION I. That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.”

A Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“Article I. All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.”

Pennsylvania Declaration of Rights

“I. That all men are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent and inalienable rights, amongst which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.”

North Carolina Declaration of Rights

“I. That all political power is vested in and derived from the people only.”

Of Duck litigation Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Part of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of age, color, national origin, race, religion, or sex ought to be noted.

The importance of religion is in reference to individual conscience, the moral sense of right and wrong.

A declaration of rights made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia

“SEC. 15. That no free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”

A Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“Article III. As the happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality; and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community, but by the institution of the public worship of God, and of public instructions in piety, religion and morality…”

Pennsylvania Declaration of Rights

“XIV. That a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles, and a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, industry, and frugality are absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty, and keep a government free…”

North Carolina Declaration of Rights

“XXI. That a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary, to preserve the blessings of liberty.”

The obligation and duty of the people

A declaration of rights made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia

“SEC. 16. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity toward each other.”

A Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“Article II. It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.”

“Article X. Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty and property, according to standing laws. He is obliged, consequently, to contribute his share to the expense of this protection; to give his personal service, or an equivalent, when necessary…”

Pennsylvania Declaration of Rights

“VIII. That every member of society hath a right to be protected in the enjoyment of life, liberty and property, and therefore is bound to contribute his proportion towards the expence of that protection, and yield his personal service when necessary, or an equivalent thereto…”

George Washington first president of the United States from the Original Manuscript of General Orders

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good Citizens and soldiers we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of Religion. To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian. The signal Instances of providential Goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labours with complete Success, demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of Gratitude and Piety to the Supreme Author of all Good.”

Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 3:§§ 1865–73

“Indeed, the right of a society or government to interfere in matters of religion will hardly be contested by any persons, who believe that piety, religion, and morality are intimately connected with the well being of the state, and indispensable to the administration of civil justice.”

For those distractors who would cry establishment of religion

A declaration of rights made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia

“SEC. 16…And the General Assembly shall not prescribe any religious test whatever, or confer any peculiar privileges or advantages on any sect or denomination, or pass any law requiring or authorizing any religious society, or the people of any district within this Commonwealth, to levy on themselves or others, any tax for the erection or repair of any house of public worship, or for the support of any church or ministry; but it shall be left free to every person to select his religious instructor, and to make for his support such private contract as he shall please.”

A Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“Article III. …Any every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good subjects of the commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law: and no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law.”

Pennsylvania Declaration of Rights

“III. All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship or to maintain any ministry against his consent; no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience, and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious establishments or modes of worship.”

North Carolina Constitution

“XXXIV. That there shall be no establishment of any one religious church or denomination in this State, in preference to any other; neither shall any person, on any presence whatsoever, be compelled to attend any place of worship contrary to his own faith or judgment, nor be obliged to pay, for the purchase of any glebe, or the building of any house of worship, or for the maintenance of any minister or ministry, contrary to what he believes right, of has voluntarily and personally engaged to perform; but all persons shall be at liberty to exercise their own mode of worship…”

 

Herein established, Rights and Liberties do not come from Government or Corporation, Rights are unalienable Rights, equally free and independent. This is the spirit of our laws that every individual, family, class of men or corporation is obligated to maintain in their action and speech. Every person has a duty and obligation to these laws, bound to contribute their proportion with firm adherence and yield their personal service when necessary. Our form of government is essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality wherein these do not come from Government or Corporation, as these are equally free and independent but depends on each individual. If this becomes perverted and bastardized as it has in small part or large, each contributor becomes a whole and all that we have fought so hard to keep, our freedom, our Rights and Liberties will be lost, slowly and certainly all is gone.

Phil Robertson, an evangelical Christian expressed a personal opinion upon piety, religion and morality and was ordered silent by a minority group. If this should stand than this is in large part further degradation toward an evil abyss, law martial wherein we establish a police state, a nationalized police force to replace the dictates of individual conscience. As of yet, the religious right has not committed fully in defending themselves and the values of this nation, I hope that all clergy and individuals understand that we are fast approaching a point of no return in this, wherein evil is established it grows until it becomes dominant. Those that seek to change our form of government will not like what the have in return as they destroy their own protection.

Of these four State Constitutions, these are written before the United States Constitution and form the federation from which the United States Bill of Rights had originated from thus establishes original intent of our laws.

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