First Amendment Definition

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The First Amendment does protect freedom of religion (Hall, 2014). Our federal government cannot pass a law that would prevent anyone from a religious belief and the free exercise of such religion (Hall, 2014). However, the highest court in the land has ruled that some religious practices are subject to criminal laws (Hall, 2014). Basically, if the government’s interest in controlling a religious behavior outweighs the First Amendment protection, then a law can be enacted to regulate that conduct (Hall, 2014).

The Mennonites should not be convicted for their right to exercise their religion and teach their kids the way they feel is appropriate under their religion. The Amish Mennonites have been victimized for their religious belief
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