I shouldn't have to say this, and I don't like having to say it, because political stuff tends to make me sputter incoherently. I like to write and talk, but I don't argue well.
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.
And yes, "free exercise thereof" does include religions that I personally think were made up by charlatans; and speech that makes me want to administer dope slaps; and assemblies of people with opinions I consider regrettable.
Because the whole freedom thing means not just for me, but also for them.
That's what this country is about.
And tomorrow: Back to knitting. Or netting. Or dog pictures.