Liberals aren’t content changing the meaning of words to suit their agenda, or distorting the original intent of elastic clauses in the Constitution as a means to expand the purview of the federal government. Now they’re rewriting the First Amendment in an insidious attempt to redefine religious freedom. The Daily Signal reported the following:
A Republican senator from Oklahoma pressed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at a hearing Wednesday about why the U.S. is “misrepresenting” Americans’ First Amendment right to freedom of religion to immigrants who are applying to become U.S. citizens.
“We in the United States actually have freedom of religion, not freedom of worship,” Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., told Johnson yesterday during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing.
Lankford was referring to the department’s decision to include “freedom of worship” instead of “freedom of religion” as a basic American right listed in the civics test that all immigrants must take to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
This has been around for 10 years? This demonstrates how deeply embedded statist are in these bureaucracies.