What is happening to Freedom and the Liberty given to us through the Constitution depends on oneself evaluation. Our First Amendment to the United States Constitution states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. In other words, our Constitution guarantees our right to assemble, the right to express our views, the right to choose a religion or no religion, the right to form an opinion without government interference. But what has happened to our Constitutional rights is being replaced by a term called “Political Correctness”.
In the past, changes taking place were made known by the news media whose journalists took pride in their roles as watchdogs. They would report by different media outlets on issues that could and would affect the lives of many American people in one way or the other. This way the American people had the power to hold the government accountable during the election year. It is with great sadness that most journalists have lost their spirit of transparency. They have taken the route of silence when it comes to informing the people that their Constitutional rights are being trampled and shredded by those in power. When you have the mainstream news media not reporting the truth to the American people then how can we hold the government officials accountable for their actions that affect the very life of all Americans?
For example on the issue of immorality, in the states of Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Virginia and Washington suits have been filed and/or passed in regards to banning parents the right to seek counsel for their young child if that child feels like they may have same-sex attractions and some of these attractions could have developed after that child had been sexually abused. Then there is the push for same-sex marriage to become legal across the Country not only by those of the same-sex minority but also by our government officials who demand under the “Political Correctness” term that we as Americans are to give up our Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom to assemble or protest and to demand that our Government does not interfere with what the majority of the people voted for. Another example: In about 33 states the people voted to not redefine marriage as anything other then 1 man and 1 woman. But because we the American people have allowed this government to dictate that our votes mean nothing there is a movement of same-sex couples coming into those states, North Carolina included and with the help of the activist judges overturning what the people voted for. How are they doing this, I am glad you asked. Here is what is happening, for instance:
In Lakewood, Colorado, a Christian baker who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple due to his Christian belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. Now the couple was married in the state of Massachusetts where same-sex marriage is legal then came to the state of Colorado where the Colorado Constitution defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The couple complained to the Colorado Civil Rights administration and the case came before an activist administrative law judge that ruled against the baker that even though he runs his business under his Christian religious beliefs he had violated the Colorado antidiscrimination law and ordered that in the future he has to bake cakes for any same-sex groups celebrating a wedding or face fines and jail time.
In New Mexico, a state that does not recognize marriage or civil unions between same sex couples but yet when a Christian photographer refused to take photographs at a same-sex couple’s ceremony due to the photographer’s religious beliefs the photographer was brought before a judge that ruled that he could not discriminate just because of his religious beliefs and he is to take photographs or face fines.
At Gallaudet University a chief diversity officer in Maryland was dismissed from her job due to a petition that her and her husband signed at their church requesting a referendum vote be implemented in regards to same-sex marriages. When the names became public a couple of faculty members complained and the university took action by dismissing this employee. To view more on other cases happening through out the country you can find out more at; http://www.frc.org/washingtonupdate/justice-is-swerved
In Virginia the new Attorney General, took his oath of office to uphold the Virginia Constitution, but after getting in he announce that he would not defend the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman and he joined the other side in the lawsuit. At least the majority of the people and legislators of Virginia are not taking it lying down and have taken action.
Did you know that Freedom of the Press is being attacked by those in power? ACLJ – American Center for Law and Justice is warning those of us that will listen that the Obama administration is making plans to monitor all newsrooms through the FCC rulings that we the American people will only receive news that the government wants us to know not what we should know which in other words if they can suppress the truth then they will be able to do anything they want behind closed doors. http://www.infowars.com/justice-group-warns-of-obama-plan-to-put-government-monitors-in-newsrooms. At the time of this writing the administration says they have changed their mind, uh right, I for one will be keeping my eyes open.
We the American people must take action by taking a stand for Faith, Family and Freedom of Religion. We may not always agree on certain issues but we should all agree that voting or not voting does make a difference because it does affect our lives personally. Let us pray that God continues to bless our Country.