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Our Last Chance to Protect First Freedoms? (It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!)

prondeau Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 4:06 PM
The Obamacare HHS mandates are a clear violation of religious freedom spelled out in the First Amendment. Under those circumstance, I am not sure how anyone can argue that if the Constitution said nothing, it would not be even worse. After all, we have abortion which sprung from a right to privacy--neither of which is actually in the Constitution.
Let me commit political heresy in this presidential election year: It’s not the economy, stupid! Our first freedoms—those freedoms enumerated in the First Amendment—are being recklessly discarded by the ruling class in favor of government ideology. It seems that America’s citizenry has become so numb to outrageous political acts that even trampling our constitutional rights barely raises an eyebrow.

If we remember back to when schools actually taught such things, the linchpin of the American Constitution is the Bill of Rights. Those were the rights the founding fathers of this great nation felt were necessary to spell out in the...