Individual rights to beliefs

Is it me or do I read the interpretation of the First Amendment differently?

It states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” I feel uncomfortable with those religious groups who are ignoring the many others whose beliefs are felt just as deeply.

I think it is so wrong to invade my life and tell me how to live. I felt that this was personified at the vice presidential debate when Vice President Joe Biden stated that he felt the same about his religious convictions as Congressman Ryan. The difference being that VP Biden added that, in spite of his deep religious convictions, he would never force his beliefs on others who have freedom to practice their own way.

There should be no laws proposed that will encroach upon individual’s rights to believe their own beliefs. I can’t believe that this opinion is only mine.

Karen Angeloff

Grass Valley


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The Union Updated Jun 6, 2013 11:41PM Published Dec 26, 2012 02:04PM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.