And contrary to all the talk from politicians more invested in winning elections than protecting the foundational civil liberties of our Union, this issue is only about religious freedom and legitimate property rights.
Rarely has there been such a clear-cut national issue demonstrating the difference between what is right, Constitutionally and morally speaking, and what is wrong-headed surrender to spur-of-the-moment emotionalism.
Thomas Jefferson helped put the code into our nation's DNA thusly:
Be it enacted by General Assembly that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of Religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities.
- Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Written 1777, Enacted 1786