How have we allowed the Christians to derail the Constitution and pervert this mighty secular nation?The First Amendment to the Constitution grants Americans the "freedom from religious persecution" and yet the Christians have perverted this Amendment to mean "freedom of religious". A subtle yet important difference exists that can not be allowed by the free people of this mighty secular nation. In "freedom from religious persecution" every citizen is protected from religious persecution and the other has come to mean that the government can not control the actions of individuals claiming religious authority. The intent was to protect from religion those that seek such protection from religious laws that are in conflict with national or state laws. No citizen shall be held to answer to a religious authority expect by choice and that no religious authority shall hold power over the people of this mighty secular nation. If a citizen chooses to reject the faith of their parents or community such citizen has the protection of the First Amendment to the Constitution and can not be compelled to return to that religion. The citizen has the right to live either in that community or to leave to establish a new home free from persecution. No citizen shall be marked or harassed by others that seek to compel them to except a religion not of their own choosing by protection of the First Amendment to the Constitution. Any citizen calling for such markings or refusal to allow others to live their lives free from such religious persecution is in conflict with the Constitution and hence The Federal Laws of this mighty secular nation. No religious test or requirement shall be enforceable upon an application for citizenship under the protection of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
On a historical note: Ten years after the Constitutional Convention ended, this mighty secular nation assured the world that the United States was a secular state, and that its negotiations would adhere to the rule of law, not the dictates of the Christian faith. According to Frank Lambert, Professor of History at Purdue University, the assurances in Article 11 of The Treaty of Tripoli were "intended to allay the fears of the Muslim state by insisting that religion would not govern how the treaty was interpreted and enforced. John Adams and the Senate made clear that the pact was between two sovereign states, not between two religious powers.
Art. 11. of The Treaty of Tripoli as presented to the Senate by President John Adams;
As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen (Muslims); and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan (Mohammedan) nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.