The Constitution was never intended to sentence future generations to death. That sort of thinking is what is wrong with Islam today; archaic thinking applied foolishly to much changed world. Muslims are hoping that we will give no more thought to the situation today than we gave it on 9/10/01.
They will attempt to take the loophole in our Constitution, make a noose around our necks with it, and pull. The good news is that when they pull there will be only liberal necks in the loop. Witness who is supporting the Mosque in new York.
Tennessee's constitution seems to be pretty clear on the issue:
§ 3. Freedom of worship
That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience; that no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any minister against his consent; that no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience; and that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.
Pretty big leap but whatever gets you past the Constitution and the "loophole" called the 1st Ammendment ....Therefore, a mosque which also serves as a political meeting house for the expansion of Islamic law and supremacy automatically runs afoul of the Tennessee and US Constitutions.
On a side note, if you are successful, I think there are a lot of churches that are going to be concerned about being denied religious liberty if they involved themselves in political matters.
Technically he may be right as the Constitution was written but since the SC has incorporated the 1st and subsequent amendments via the 14th amendment and the due process clause, his position won't hold up.
Until the turn of the last century the courts generally found that the establishment clause as well as other items specifically denied to Congress and the federal government were applicable only to the federal government.
"Congress shall make no law..." did not apply at a state level and the states were free to ignore the 1st Amendment through the 8th as they saw fit.
Unless he can get elected and get a SC bench that would overturn dozens of rulings that have fortified the incorporation doctrine, he is incorrect.
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