The freedom to worship is a natural right, inalienable right. Natural because it existed before earthly laws were created, and is given to mankind by his Creator; inalienable because it cannot be transferred or taken away.
For a government to assume power over freedom to worship, it must claim a power it never had.
If men’s rights are not given by his Creator, then they must be granted by the State. If the State can give then the State can take away.
History is clear that for tyrannical rulers to assume full dictatorial powers, they must abolish freedom of religion.
Article 1, Section 1 of the Utah Constitution clearly states, “All men have the inherent and inalienable right to enjoy and defend their lives and liberties; to acquire, possess and protect property; to worship according to the dictates of their consciences.”
While it is unlikely Utah will abandon citizens’ right to worship anytime soon, Article I, Section 3 subordinates Utah’s Constitution with these words, “The State of Utah is an inseparable part of the Federal Union and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.”
In the United States today, internal forces work to destroy our sacred, inalienable rights. We must rigorously defend religious freedom and the right to worship.
Let’s thank Congressman Jason Chaffetz for his six years of public service and release him so he can serve his country in another capacity. Vote Robert Stevens for Congress. Let me show you what I can do.
- Utah Republican Party, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, We claim freedom of religion for every citizen and expect the protection of government in securing to us this unalienable right. We affirm the right to religious expression, including prayer, in both private and public.