Bake the cake: Where’s Congress in the war on religious liberty?

Dec 5, 2017 by

by Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review:

This year, the federal judiciary took over national sovereignty. Today, in our post-constitutional society, the most foundational aspect of personal sovereignty – religious conscience and property rights – will be placed in the hands of the Supreme Court as well.

Once again, we have an incontrovertible and foundational right to conscience and property being placed in the palms of one man – Justice Anthony Kennedy – in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

To paraphrase Sam Adams in his speech before the Pennsylvania legislature just weeks before the revolution, whether “there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty” is now not dependent upon tossing off the yoke of the British Crown, but upon the side of the bed on which Anthony Kennedy awoke this morning.

The notion that the entire concept of serving one’s God with one’s own private property in concert with his conscience – the most foundational of all rights – would be placed in the hands of an unelected court is insane. Where in the world is Congress in this debate?

The need for congressional intervention  

Our country was founded upon the rights to life, liberty, and property. James Madison referred to religious conscience as “the most sacred of all property.” It is the very impetus for the founding of this country by the Pilgrims, who came here to escape religious coercion at the hands of the Church of England.

Now we are seeing homosexuality being elevated to the status of a national religion. There is no class of persons in this country that have reacted more viscerally and fascistically to those who dissent from their dogma.

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Read also: Why The Cake-Baking Cases Are Really About Courts Deciding What Americans Can Believe by Jeremiah Keenan, The Federalist


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