Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is one of many who are confused as to what the foundations of the united States are about. According to a letter that was posted to his website, Kinzinger claims the same protection of Muslims to implement Sharia is protected under the Constitution.
“While our Founding Fathers thoughtfully prohibited the establishment of state sanctioned religion, they purposefully did not restrict religious activity in everyday life,” Rep. Kinzinger (R-IL) wrote. “With that in mind, just as Christian, Jewish, and other faith tradition laws may be a part of a private court case between individuals, the same right is guaranteed for Muslim Americans.”
No, actually, if Rep. Kinzinger had done his homework, he would understand why there was no restriction of religious activity in everyday life. It was because we were founded as a Christian nation, though there may have been many denominations under the umbrella of Christianity. Also, the Constitution’s restriction on the establishment clause is with regard to the federal government, not the states.
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