№3 — Things A Dictator Would Say

From Things Only A Dictator Would Say Series#3

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President Donald Trump on Friday spoke at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

Trump spoke about the importance of religious liberty, and he said that’s why he signed an executive order last week stating that no religious group would be targeted under any administration.

The president received perhaps the loudest applause from the crowd when he addressed the “war on Christmas.”

“We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct,” he said to cheers. “You go to department stores and they’ll say ‘Happy New Year,’ or they’ll say other things and it’ll be red, they’ll have it painted.”

“Well, guess what? We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”

Wait a minute!? A war was declared on Christmas? By who? When?

Wait What?!?!

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The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits government from encouraging or promoting (“establishing”) religion in any way. That’s why we don’t have an official religion of the United States.__ACLU

The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment gives you the right to worship or not as you choose. The government can’t penalize you because of your religious beliefs.__ACLU

Our country’s founders — who were of different religious backgrounds themselves — knew the best way to protect religious liberty was to keep the government out of religion. So they created the First Amendment — to guarantee the separation of church and state. This fundamental freedom is a major reason why the U.S. has managed to avoid a lot of the religious conflicts that have torn so many other nations apart.__ACLU

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