Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. (from here)
Think for a moment about the First Amendment.
Amendment I (archives.gov)
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.
We have a right to discriminate and choose our religious beliefs. We have a right to discriminate in our words and deeds, to live in accordance with our religious beliefs. We have a right to discriminate in our choice of words; we each get to choose what write and read. We have the right to discriminate and choose the people we want to associate with; we can even choose the people we want to work with…
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