Re: What is freedom worth to you?
Originally Posted by Gloria
That's my point. Our Constitution gives us freedom of religion. They don't have that. Therefore we have that freedom and they don't. The idea that the freedoms just magically existed before it was made into law is a very nice fairy tale but it's sad to see supposed adults buying into that. If we did not have the first amendment either federal or state govt.s could establish or outlaw religions as they pleased. Some "tea partiers" would be happy to do this now. I don't live too far from Murfreesboro Tennessee where some people did all they could to prevent a mosque from being built. They claimed that Islam isn't a "real" religion, they committed arson and vandalism and even petty quibbling about city counsel by-laws. Only a commitment to the freedom of religion that the first amendment gives allowed that mosque to open. Public opinion in that town never would have.
Adam Smith is my favorite socialist.