Judge: National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

Once again we are afforded the displeasure of having a federal judge who appears to have been awarded her law degree from a crackerjack box.  I would invite her to actually read and then summarily comprehend the First Amendment along with the various written correspondence, speeches and congressional debates of the First Continental Congress.

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 a nutshell it is simply the federal government cannot establish a formal religion or deny anyone from practicing a religion of their choosing.  Prayer regardless of religion is universal.  I have studied most of the major religions of the world and have yet to find one that does not recognize prayer in some form or another.  The National Day of Prayer is an invitation of all religions to come together to pray.  The process includes various prayers from the major religions currently established in the United States.  This also includes the Muslim religion.  How this arrowhead judge can come up with this decision only proves that she chooses to legislate rather than interpret our Founding Document.  Read Below:

Judge: Natl Day Of Prayer Unconstitutional

April 15, 2010 – 4:49 PM | by: Mike Levine

The National Day of Prayer, honored in the United States for more than a half-century, is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled.

In a 66-page opinion issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb said the holiday violates the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment, which creates a separation of church and state.

“I understand that many may disagree with that conclusion and some may even view it as a criticism of prayer or those who pray,” Crabb said in her opinion. “That is unfortunate. A determination that the government may not endorse a religious message is not a determination that the message itself is harmful, unimportant or undeserving of dissemination. Rather, it is part of the effort to ‘carry out the Founders’ plan of preserving religious liberty to the fullest extent possible in a pluralistic society.’ … The same law that prohibits the government from declaring a National Day of Prayer also prohibits it from declaring a National Day of Blasphemy.”

The opinion comes in a case filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group of self-described “atheists” and “agnostics.”

Crabb said her ruling is based on “relevant case law,” and it does not prevent religious groups from organizing prayer services or prevent the President from discussing his views on prayer.

“The only issue decided in this case is that the federal government may not endorse prayer in a statute,” Crabb said.

The Justice Department would not say whether it expects to appeal Crabb’s ruling.

“We are reviewing the court’s decision,” a Justice Department spokesman said.

The National Day of Prayer was first established by Congress in 1952, with a more specific date for the holiday set in 1988. It is now observed on the first Thursday in May.

On the holiday last year, President Obama issued a statement saying Americans have always “come together in moments of great challenge and uncertainty to humble themselves in prayer.”

“In 1775, as the Continental Congress began the task of forging a new Nation, colonists were asked to observe a day of quiet humiliation and prayer,” the statement said. “Almost a century later, as the flames of the Civil War burned from north to south, President Lincoln and the Congress once again asked the American people to pray as the fate of their Nation hung in the balance.”

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  1. Thomas Jefferson believed in the philosophy of Deism; the belief that reason is sufficient to prove the existence of God, with the consequent rejection of revelation and authority. Thomas Jefferson did not try to diminish or take away any Rights to an establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof. This is proven in his Second Inaugural Speech.

    “ In matters of religion I have considered that its free exercise is PLACED BY THE CONSTITUTION independent of THE POWERS OF GENERAL GOVERNMENT. I have therefore undertaken on no occasion to prescribe the religious exercises suited to it, but have left them ( the exercises that are suited to religion), as the Constitution found them under the DIRECTION AND DISCIPLINE of THE CHURCH OR STATE AUTHORITIES ACKNOWLEDGED BY the several religious societies.”

    He explicitly tells the country that Religion is Independent of the Powers of General government. In other words; General government has NO power whatsoever over religion or any exercises suited to it and neither does the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Religion is a different kind , sort or type of government. It governs Nature; State and Federal government governs LAND. Simple as that.

    Nature can go ANYWHERE in the United States of America without being stopped; isn’t THAT somewhere in our LAWS? Me and my religion which lives inside of me, can travel state to state without any restrictions. Nature is free to Roam in ALL government buildings and Nature also has the Freedom of Speech or freedom to talk ones Mind.
    Thomas Jefferson wrote this:

    Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

    When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    Correct interpretation:

    Declaration of Independence, 2010

    When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for Godly Nature People to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with Earthly Natured People, and to assume Earthly Natured
    powers to be a separate and equal station to which the Powers of the Laws of Nature, taken from The Holy Bible, OR Natures God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation from their form of governing to another form of governing..

    We hold these truths to be self-evident:

    Thomas Jefferson drafted Our Declaration of Independence and is explicitly explaining the separation or the reasoning behind our United States government separating from the government of Great Britain.

    Our form of government did not have the Same Nature as Great Britain’s form of governing; therefore, these two different kinds of Natures could never get along or ever come into agreement with each other. This official governmental document is talking about the laws of Nature; taken from The Holy Bible, and Natures God only.

    Our form of governing gave twenty nine Reasons why their form of governing did not match up with the united States of Americas form of governing. Their form of governing was completely against the laws of Nature; the Holy Bible, and Natures God. We are a Christian Natured Nation. Our laws of Nature do line up with The Holy Bible.

    After our Declaration of Independence denounces the reasoning behind the separation between their form of governing and ours, they End their Declaring with the following statement:

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world —God–for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

    This document is a Religious Rights Document. Our forefathers Absolved all Allegiance to the British Crown but they kept the Will or Nature of William Penn concerning good government in their Nature.

    KNOW YE THEREFORE, That for the further Well-being and good Government of the said Province, and Territories; and in Pursuance of the Rights and Powers before-mentioned, I the said William Penn do declare, grant and confirm, unto all the Freemen, Planters and Adventurers, and other Inhabitants in this Province and Territories, these following Liberties, Franchises and Privileges, so far as in me lieth, to be held, enjoyed and kept, by the Freemen, Planters and Adventurers, and other Inhabitants of and in the said Province and Territories “hereunto annexed, for ever. FOR EVER—–FOR EVER—FOR EVER

    BECAUSE no People can be truly happy, though under the greatest Enjoyment of Civil Liberties, if abridged of the Freedom of their Consciences, as to their Religious Profession and Worship: And Almighty God being the only Lord of Conscience, Father of Lights and Spirits; and the Author as well as Object of all divine Knowledge, Faith and Worship, who only doth enlighten the Minds, and persuade and convince the Understandings of People, I do hereby grant and declare, That no Person or Persons, inhabiting In this Province or Territories, who shall confess and acknowledge One almighty God, the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the World; and professes him or themselves obliged to live quietly under the Civil
    Government, shall be in any Case molested or prejudiced, in his or their Person or Estate, because of his or their conscientious Persuasion or Practice, nor be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious Worship, Place or Ministry, contrary to his or their Mind, or to do or suffer any other Act or Thing, contrary to their religious Persuasion.
    AND that all Persons who also profess to believe in Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the World, shall be capable (notwithstanding their other Persuasions and Practices in Point of Conscience and Religion) to serve this Government in any Capacity, both legislatively and executively, he or they solemnly promising, when lawfully required, Allegiance to the King as Sovereign, and Fidelity to the Proprietary and Governpr, and taking the Attests as now established by the Law made at Newcastle, in the Year One Thousand and Seven Hundred, entituled, An Act directing the Attests of several Officers and Ministers, as now amended and confirmed this present Assembly.

    Our forefathers lawfully and respectfully asked the present King of Great Britain to change his nature or WAY of doing things; but he totally refused to the correct HIS Way of governing.

    We are a Christian Nation and these documents prove it. Can anybody understands what they are reading.

    Our Declaration of Independence is the HOLY GROUNDS to stand on to fight atheism; NOT the 1st Amendment.

    The laws of Nature has to equally yoke together with Natures God. That means the laws of nature come from the Holy Bible.

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