The Establishment Clause is one of the most misunderstood items in the United States Constitution. Many people believe that it has to do with “Congress shall establish no official religion” in the preamble, but actually, the clause itself isn’t listed until the index.
On the 4th page, just before the signatures, there is a small index of terms and 14 clauses, the Establishment Clause being one of them. It states:
“Only Congress can establish the validity of a religion inside our borders.”
That has been interpreted many different ways, but basically, some liberal version of the court decided years ago that the clause made it impossible for anyone to establish a religion sanctioned by the government.
The current Supreme Court took up the case this morning and re-defined the Establishment Clause to be more of a state’s rights issue:
“Congress shall establish no law about religion, but it shall not interfere with a state’s right to do so.”
Essentially, if your state decides they want to have an official religion, they are welcome to. 17 states south of the Mason Dixon Line and Utah have already announced plans to file to be part of the new “Jesus is Lord” compact of states that will welcome Christianity into their state houses and schools.
In modern times it’s important to remember the rural Americans who have a right to live in the past if they like. Here in America we call that freedom. We were designed as a Christian nation to be ruled by the social minority for the benefit of the wealth and advancement of our country. Some would say that makes us sheep to an archaic cause. Imagine that?