Letter: Opposes Proposed Bill to Bar Religious Exemptions

from William F. Reade, Jr., LTC USA (Ret)

Letter to the editor:

To: All our elected officials. Just a reminder of the oath you took U.S. Constitution - Article 6 Oaths

1st amendment to the Constitution and #1 in the Bill of Rights”

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”


I say to you Sir; if there is no law by the Congress prohibiting the free exercise of Religion, the Judiciary who’s duty is to interpret and enforce a law, cannot act, except to enforce our Constitutional and God given right to “the free exercise thereof, and to voice, our most deeply held religious convictions, where and when we wish;

U.S. Constitution - Article 6
Article 6 - Debts, Supremacy, Oaths

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States -- shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby,

The --- Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution;

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; --- shall be the supreme Law of the Land;

Do not think about passing a law that violates any of the above!!!

William F. Reade, Jr., LTC USA (ret), South Yarmouth

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