Are Constitutional Rights Protected?

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Are Constitutional Rights Protected?
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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 6:33pm

I couldn't help but notice on other boards, vaccine enthusiasts questioning if religious exemptions (constitutional right regarding freedom of religion) were not honored in 2 states, then, that must mean religious exemptions are not a right and they should be fought at all costs. (rolling eyes)


These enthusiasts are uneducated in this area. Currently, initiatives are taking place to have the rights recognized and honored for the citizens in these states. The reason it hasn't been in the past is because the people have not assembled.


Just as in DC for 25 years, citizens' rights to the 2nd amendment were not honored, it took an assembly to go to the federal courts to recognize their constitutional rights. The Federal court agreed and DC's law was overturned. Currently being appealed at the Supreme Court level, which is what the big to-do is about regarding the interpretation of the "right to bear arms".


Sorry enthusiasts... try again!

Rands

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 6:48pm

that must mean religious exemptions are not a right and they should be fought at all costs


*** I was listening to a podcast, which prompted my drivel yesterday, lol.

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 1:25pm

Do you think religion is used as a matter of convenience?

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 2:07pm

Interesting question Jamie.


Honestly, with respect to vaccination exemptions, I have seen on other boards (not here, not on IV), parents telling other parents to DELIBERATELY lie and say they qualify for a religious exemption.


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Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 2:51pm

I do know of some people that live in state's that don't have a philosophical exemption, and don't think they can qualify for a religious exemption based on beliefs (different qualifications which vary by state) so they do lie and claim a religious exemption when they don't necessarily feel that way.


Morally, I'm torn by this.

Rands

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:07pm

Morally, I'm torn by this.


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Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:24pm
Well, I stated it in a funny way, but actually, it's frightening. As people become mind-numbed, dumbed down, doped up, they don't quite realize what's happening there in front of them. Now, this is a general over-all view, not pointed to one thing specifically. It's what our country was founded on. Where we're heading to is a Nazi police state. That's all well and good for particular groups that think other groups constitutional rights should not be honored - but what happens when it's theirs? You (collectively) allow one part of the constitution to be tinkered with, you allow it all. Scary... scary... scary....

Rands

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:48pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 8:32am

Well, the legal definition of creed encompasses quite a bit.

Rands