A reading of early constitutional times is quite revealing, as James Madison and Thomas Jefferson refer to national religions as dominant and the need for minds to be free of faiths that dictate what all must accept and believe. Freedom of religion allowed all persons to attend churches of their choice, while enlightenment, which relies on logic and reason, was encouraged and defended.
It is amazing how many Republican candidates vying for the presidency believe the Bible to be the word of God, which they say, according to their faith, rather than logic and reason, ought to be our nation’s guiding light.
Democrats are not without hopeful candidates of like disposition, but they tend generally to be more open minded.
Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are intended to and must be the last word in the event of dispute, with the state of our union the ultimate consideration, which the Supreme Court decides.
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