Apr 20, 2023
If you were to be asked to name the five liberties secured by the First Amendment in the Constitution, and then choose which one was most important, what would you say? If it's not religious freedom, then perhaps you should rethink. Yes, freedom of speech is important. Yes, the ability to start a media outlet to report on the government is important. And moving away from the First Amendment, to the Second, it's irrefutable that the ability of the citizenry to keep and bear arms is a subtle reminder to the government about the power of the people. But religious freedom for a nation that's rooted in individualism, based on a concept of rights coming from God -- well now, that makes religious freedom the most important notion to preserve and protect. Still don't agree? Well listen up, then. Mark David Hall has much to say.