Thornbury: Constitution Day and the First Liberty

This is Greg Thornbury of The King’s College in New York for TownHall.com

This month, The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report entitled: “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Policies with Civil Liberties.” The document, ironically, does not call for peace but rather aggression toward people of religious belief.

In the mind of Commission Chairman, Martin Castro, the term “religious liberty” is nothing but a code word for intolerance and discrimination. Hillary Clinton has expressed similar comments recently about religious beliefs that simply need to be changed to fit with the times.

According to Wall Street Journal editor Bill McGurn, the first freedom in the Bill of Rights is now being trashed by our government.

On Friday this week schools that receive any federal aid must observe “Constitution Day,” in order to commemorate the 39 patriots who signed the document in 1787.

Come November, the nation will go to the ballot box to decide if religious liberty—the “First Liberty”—enshrined in the Constitution, still matters.

I’m Greg Thornbury.