Giving Birth Astride of a Grave: I'm finally going to say something about this.
Via We Are The Women That Men Have Warned Us About
I know this only technically applies to anyone who is a resident of the United States of America, since I will be using their constitution as the starting point for this argument. This issue doesn’t seem to be as… difficult to grasp in our fellow developed countries.
Except that denying religious people, and religions (natch, corporate and artifical persons) a voice in government is also illegal, under those same bill of rights. Simply being religious does not prevent someone from partaking in the legal process, nor does it prevent them from expressing an opininon rooted in religious backing. Look at divorce, instituted in english common law through the creation of church of england, which us law adopted and codified. Blue laws anywhere. If it weren’t for religion, noone in the Us would be allowed divorce. Or courts that require people to swear on the bible, upheld by supreme court. Further more, the intent of the bill of rights is not to grant or establish rights the government grants us, but to numerize God Given Rights, basic history. And additionally, as seen by the repeal of the prohibition amendment, those rights can be repealed, or denied during marshall law moments. Let’s not even get into limitations on those rights. You act like it is some monolithic piece of paper that everyone respects and agrees on what it says and means.