“Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.” Psalm 119:89
The American Republic was founded on the principle that rights are given to us by God, not men.
As a result, men nor government can take them away. That’s why our Declaration of Independence refers to them as “inalienable rights.”
Government’s role then is to protect the rights that God has given to us.
The first freedom listed in the Bill of Rights, which government is entrusted to protect is religious liberty.
The founders did this because they new that free exercise of religion is the fulcrum for all liberty.
Wherever the flame of religious liberty is extinguished, all liberty is imperiled.