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Letter to the Editor: Don’t take my money and then take away my rights

In spite of what lefty lawyers in front of lefty-appointed judges may try to establish in the courts, America is a free nation founded on Judeo-Christian values and laws which grant religious freedom to all.

America was settled by colonists, mostly from Europe, yearning for freedom to worship without government persecution. Different groups settled in different states. In order for the states to unite after the Revolutionary War, they had to set aside their differences and unite, accepting the concept of religious freedom.

According to the original intent of the framers of the Constitution, the government does not have the right to interfere with religious freedom. If it passes laws to do this, it is completely out of bounds. If this major concept had not been a fundamental right, there would not have been 13 states uniting to become the United States of America.

Any time that Congress passes a law that infringes on religious rights or any other part of guaranteed rights, it is illegal and should be thrown out by the courts.

I realize there are politicians who honestly believe they can modify by law whatever they want in our Bill of Rights. But they’ve taken an oath to uphold the Constitution. Our rights trump the idea that they can give out goodies such as Obamacare, or anything else like it, in order to do that.

Obamacare infringes on the religious freedoms of Americans, plain and simple. Therefore, it is unconstitutional. You can’t charge me my money to pay for something that takes away personal rights. If you’re my U.S. Senator, you’re either very naive or up to no good. Because you voted for it.

Those who voted for it either couldn’t see what they were voting for or are working with a group that is scheming to cost me my freedom and treasure.

Al Franken, did you read it, did you understand it? Like in sports, your contract is up at the end of the season. Do we resign you or is your job up for grabs?

Bob Thompson

Pelican Rapids, MN