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How would you feel if you were not allowed to believe in your faith because of the constitution? The article, "Some Lawmakers Are Making The Separation Of Church And State Seem Like A Total Joke", written by Julia Craven (staff reporter) and edited by Nick Wing (senior viral editor) at the Huffington Post. Craven graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and Wing graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Political Science and Journalism. This allows them to provide accurate and informational explanations about this article 's topic. In the article, they explain how lawmakers and citizens are debating the importance of separation of church and state. It talks about how together the establishment clause, the free exercise…show more content…
Then standard 2 goes on, stating, "Understand the central ideas of American constitutional government and how this form of government has shaped the character of American Society". In the U.S Constitution, the first amendment first says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Then come the words that allow us free speech and free press, as well as the rights to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances. This shapes characters of American society by teaching us that we have no right to discriminate against another person because we don 't share they same religious belief; or even political beliefs, going back to the overall concept of standard 2. Lastly, Standard 2 explains, "Understand the role of government in major areas of domestic and foreign policy. For example, the Senator of Arizona, Jason Rapert (R), filed a bill telling the Secretary of State to create a privately funded monument in honor of the Ten Commandments at the state capitol, Little Rock. Rupert claims it was not a religious statement but more historical because of the "...well-documented fact that much of our Judicial system today is based off of the 10 Commandments." However, the first commandment states, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me". In the end, the Supreme Court ruled that since the Ten Commandments monument was on public land, and outdoors, that it was not in violation of the first amendment. This demonstrates this section of standard 2 by showing how in a democratic government the formal setup of domestic policy is mainly the responsibility of elected leaders, lawmaking personnel, and government agencies. Government agencies, including the judicial system, they have the power of judicial review. This allows them to be able to stop any executive or legislative actions they find violate the nation 's
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