Everyone with a basic understanding of the Bill of Rights should be quite amused about the way Herman Cain tries to attract new voters. Cain said on Fox News, that he thinks that the American people have the right to ban mosques. He even stated, that this can be done in accordance with the First Amendment, because Islam itself combines state and church.
Saying that the people can legally prevent people of any religion from building a house of worship is wrong, because it infringes of their basic rights. The people just have to read the First Amendment.
Furthermore, his argument that the First Amendment somehow guarantees that every religion practiced in the United States has to be free of all kinds of laws and rules, does not take the wording of the First Amendment into account. Instead it is based on the phrase, that it guarantees the separation of church and state.
Yet, the first part of the First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”. It could not be any clearer than that, could it?
In my opinion, the First Amendment was phrased this certain way, to prevent the majority from infringing on any minority’s rights and this includes Muslims.
I do not expect Cain to support the banning of churches in certain communities, which nonetheless would also be perfectly legal.
Maybe next time, Herman Cain should read the whole Constitution and stop relying on hearsay.