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SECTION 1. The North Carolina General Assembly asserts that the Constitution of the United States of America does not prohibit states or their subsidiaries from making laws respecting an establishment of religion.
SECTION 2. The North Carolina General Assembly does not recognize federal court rulings which prohibit and otherwise regulate the State of North Carolina, its public schools, or any political subdivisions of the State from making laws respecting an establishment of religion.
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
Originally, the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress. However, starting with Gitlow v. New York (1925), the Supreme Court has applied the First Amendment to each state. This was done through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, by what is called incorporation. The Court has also recognized a series of exceptions to provisions protecting the freedom of speech.
Originally posted by bbracken677
And to reply to the comment that people in the US have a "freedom from religion"....
Wrong. Show me the wording in the Constitution that provides for "Freedom From Religion".
Does not exist.
You do have the right to choose a religion, or not. You do have the right to choose not to believe in a religion.
However, you do not have freedom FROM religion. See....I have the right to exercise my Freedom OF Religion and you, sir, cannot prevent that.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE CONSTITUTION-- Article One, Section Five, reads as follows:
"Every citizen of this State owes paramount allegiance to the Constitution and government of the United States, and no law or ordinance of the State in contravention or subversion thereof can have any binding force." So the two idiots from Rowan County proposing the possible imposition of a state religion need to brush up on their constitutions.... both the US and the North Carolina versions
Originally posted by windword
I have freedom from you, or anyone else, forcing your religion on me. How's that?
Originally posted by TownCryer
A declaired 'State Religion' will be struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. Wait! I know! NC should just secede from the country. Yeah! Maybe they can get some neighboring states to do the same! Yeah! That will work... Oh, wait a minute.....
I do believe I totally understand....I also understand that you keep dodging pertinent questions. When you say that you have the right not have have religion imposed on you, specifically what do you mean?