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.The fragment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;...clearly is intended to protect religious liberty both by virtue of preventing law that would "prohibiting the free exercise" as well as preventing the Government from establishing a preferred religion.
So it is pretty difficult to post this without collapsing into a stream of 4 letter expletives directed at this sick sack of dog shi'ite from Chicago, who works for the government, and has decided to ban religion at a VA cemetary.
1) Director Ocasio and other Cemetery Officials instructed Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4 to remove prayers from its burial rituals and to no longer utter remarks when handling the discharged shell cases from the rifle salute to the family of deceased veterans.Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) on Wednesday, June 29, sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs
2) Cemetery Officials instructed American Legion Post 586 to remove prayers from its burial rituals.
3) Director Ocasio told the National Memorial Ladies that it could no longer include “God Bless” in its condolence cards or speak a religious message to veterans’ families.
4) Director Ocascio shut down the Cemetery chapel; it is now a “meeting facility.”
“I am deeply troubled by the allegations that were brought to my attention when I met with members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Houston,” said Poe. The director of the Houston National Cemetery, Arleen Ocasio, allegedly has engaged in aggressive hostile censorship of religion at the second largest cemetery for veterans in the United States.Our servicemen and women risk their lives, often sacrifice their lives, to protect a country that has to indulge scumbuckets like Arleen Ocasio(D). It only makes their sacrifice all the more profound and the burden upon us all to respect them all the more important.
“The First Amendment is a sacred right of all Americans, especially those who have honorably served — and given their lives — in the name of protecting the United States. Denying their families their constitutional right to the free exercise of religious freedom is disgraceful and shows blatant disrespect for America’s veterans. If these allegations are true, I formally call for the termination of Arleen Ocasio as the director the Houston National Cemetery. This display of authoritarian behavior and religious discrimination should not be tolerated.”
Cross Posted at DANEgerus