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Our Bill of Rights

Our Bill of Rights

“Is a bill of rights essential to liberty?” asked founding father James Madison in the debate over ratifying the Constitution of the United States of America.   

The question arose as part of the on-going discussion of the nature of democracy, carried on in ancient Greece, continued through the centuries, and central to the foundation of our government. The absence of a bill of rights almost squelched the proposed Constitution, which was ratified in 1787.   

The question of rights persisted as the new system of government became operational, and within a few years the Bill of Rights became law via amendments to the Constitution. Whereas the Constitution reserves or delegates powers within government, these ten amendments limit the powers of government and define rights of people.  

The First Amendment says, “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.”   

By adoption in 1791, this and the other nine amendments in the Bill of Rights became part of the Constitution, the supreme law of the land.   

Both national and state constitutions recognize the importance of freedoms and rights of individuals in a democratic republic. A federal system of government divides sovereignty between national and state, and aboriginal, governments; and, it limits, delegates, and disperses powers among branches as well as levels of government. But people, not government, provide the popular basis of political authority in a democracy.  

The First Amendment, for example, specifies some of the key freedoms that enable people to participate in a democracy – in a political system of, by, and for the people.  

The Amendment also covers many topics relevant to life today, including separation of church

Jay Sekulow emphasize on Religious Freedom and Constitutional Rights

Jay Sekulow emphasize on Religious Freedom and Constitutional Rights

There is evidence that the following of a religion even in the historical era differentiates people and country from one another. We, as humans, adhere to specific sets of rules and guidelines formed by the prophets of a religion. People offer prayers to align their deeds for a good cause. The citizens of every nation are imbued with the constitutional right to speak and preach their religion without any restriction and discrimination. One humble leader, who dedicated all his efforts in defending such rights is Jay Sekulow.

On September 11, 2001, hundreds of Americans & Non-Americans lost their lives and or the lives of their loved ones in a heinous act of terrorism that shattered The United States of America. According to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Mr. Sekulow, this day will also be known as a time when every American stood together, unified and resilient for their losses. Thousands of people gather every year at Ground Zero to offer prayers of peace and solace for the souls of their loved ones.

Jay Sekulow, in respect to constitutional freedom and religious liberty, has argued several cases and the most important was that of the school students who wanted to have a Bible club in their school. In The Supreme Court, he handled and defended the case resulting in successful grant of permission to form a club. Mr. Sekulow and ACLJ were well aware of the issues related to religious freedom in Europe that can also adversely affect the United States to some extent. To protect and safeguard the interest of the people, they established their office in France as the European Court of Human Rights in order to resolve the cases of people in Europe immediately.

Jay Sekulow knows that a way to thrust aside the differences and discrimination prevailing in this society is by educating people about their

Understanding Religious and Constitutional Rights with Jay Sekulow

Understanding Religious and Constitutional Rights with Jay Sekulow

There are just a few people in our planet that have devoted their life to the service of humanity, whether it is through social services or fighting for constitutional rights. Jay Sekulow, a humble & dedicated Chief Counsel working in one of the most prestigious law firms in the United States – The American Center for Law and Justice, is one such name. He has proved with his immense contribution in the field of law that the most important things required to work for the benefits of others are –The right attitude, an in-depth knowledge and soulful courage.

Mr. Sekulow completed doctorate in American Legal History and has been honored several times throughout his career. He was named in some of the most important and prominent lists of successful people, like-:

• In the year 1994 – The most prolific attorney in America
• In the year 1997 – Dedicated legal public servant
• One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by National Law Journal

He knows the real power of education, thus he never hesitates to impart his immense knowledge to the young law students and guide them through his various successful case histories and law-practicing experience. He has a strong hold on the belief that guiding a common person about his rights is the only solution to eradicate discrimination and injustice in the community. For practically implementing this revolutionary idea, he started his weekly, national call-in radio program as well as he has accepted guests request from various TV programs.

Mr. Sekulow has expertise in defending religious liberty, constitutional freedom and tax cases. Twelve of his most important, religious and civil cases that were argued in the Supreme Court are the learning experience for the upcoming talent. He relates himself well to the