Keith Ellison Just Beat Back a Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
Original story at The Nation• 14 mentions • 2 months ago
The Nation 2 months ago
Can Democrats defend the most basic premises of the Bill of Rights in a Republican-controlled House that is run by hyper-partisan Speaker Paul Ryan and that, at Ryan’s direction, so frequently dances to the authoritarian tune of a Trump administration that disrespects and disregards the Constitution? Yes, they can. Congressman Keith Ellison just prevailed in a high-stakes struggle to defend freedom of religion as it is outlined in the First Amendment, and as it has been understood since Thomas Jefferson informed the Danbury Baptists that: “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his ...