Ronald484 Wrote:
Mar 06, 2013 6:47 AM
Is this not precisely what the Pilgrims sought in fleeing European state mandated religious conformity, as well as the Quakers and other groups who came here? Isn't this the whole reason for the free exercise clause of the first amendment. Perhaps we have not been perfect in our tolerance of the first amendment, but it is an ideal that our government has generally strived to uphold. Those were the ideals of the Founders, but then they have become passe to these "forward- thinking" progressives.