johonmilla (D-NC) proposes Politician Religious Liberty Act
Bill passes @CollinMatthew
Nay. This is none of the federal government's concern and it shouldn't be extorting states for political lobbying either.
Article VI section 3 makes it the federal governments concern.
No, it doesn't. Try reading it.
Obviously you haven't....
Fine, KEEP your federal funding and we'll keep our laws here in the Sovereign Republic of Texas.
This silly law goes directly against the principles of our Founders.
Nope, this is a state issue, the fed government has no business dictating to states in this manner.
It does, the constitution gives Supremacy to federal government in the Fifth article of the Constitution. Since freedom of religion is an amendment and this extends to that, federal government can dictate.
Article VI section 3 of the constitution :but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
Freedom of religion does not apply in this case. The states are not creating a religion, nor are they preventing anyone from practicing it.
Sorry mud, I didn't see your reply before posting. I looked up that article and that seems pretty straightforward. I reverse my objection.
Yea. Obviously it's probably not being enforced, but it's still a good idea.
It was a big deal in a Texas election
Nay. This is a state's rights issue.
First amendment and the supremacy article makes this a federal issue
Establishment clause makes your argument invalid
Nope, considering it's that clause that I'm using as my support (I said first amendment clearly). It prohibits government from establishing or preferring a religion. These states clearly prefer religion over non-religion and thus goes again the clause itself.
Atheism in itself is a religion. It's one thing if these people don't talk about religion on the campaign trail, it's another if they refer to themselves as atheists
Look up Article VI Section 3
Yea. The First Amendment protects people of faith and atheists alike.
However, I do have an issue with section 3. I don't know if it makes sense to unilaterally cut funds because of lawmakers.
Nay, the Supreme Court has already invalidated these religious tests and it is not appropriate for Congress to apply these sanctions to sovereign states
Nay, this is series federal overreach
How is an enforcement of the constitution a federal overreach? Article VI section 3
My only concern is the use of federal funds as a punishment
Politician Religious Liberty Act
I. All states must remove from their constitution bans preventing atheists or non-Christians from running in state or federal government positions.
II. These states include Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
III. Failure to remove these sections of their constitutions will result in a cut in federal funding for those states.
Summary: "The following persons shall be disqualified for office: Any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God." This is an excerpt from the NC constitution, my home state. I urge congressman to remove any infringement on religious liberties and prevent disgusting laws such as this from occurring.