Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat from Wisconsin and member of the leftist Congressional Progressive Caucus, said in an appearance on MSNBC that we don’t have First Amendment rights as individuals, only institutions and businesses have those rights.
She said this:
“Certainly the first amendment says that in institutions of faith that there is absolute power to, you know, to observe deeply held religious beliefs. But I don’t think it extends far beyond that. We’ve seen the set of arguments play out in issues such as access to contraception. Should it be the individual pharmacist whose religious beliefs guides whether a prescription is filled, or in this context, they’re talking about expanding this far beyond our churches and synagogues to businesses and individuals across this country. I think there are clear limits that have been set in other contexts and we ought to abide by those in this new context across America.”
They’re trying to extend the First Amendment to individuals!!! Leftists want a redo on the Constitution so they make it fit their ideology.
Thanks for your interpretation of the First Amendment Tammy but I’ll stick with the Founding Fathers’ version.
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution 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 …
We are clearly entitled to the free exercise of religion in the United States and it has been upheld by the Supreme Court.