Email L. Henry Platt, Jr.
REFINING THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Whereas the first amendment of the Constitution prohibits Congress from enacting any "law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the fair exercise thereof," This amendment refines, defines, and affirms the Constitution as "the Supreme law of the land."
The phrase "fair exercise thereof" shall not be construed, defined or judicially extrapolated to allow violations of criminal or civil law of the United States, its states, counties or municipalities. This Constitution shall remain the Supreme Law of the Land. Congress shall continue to enjoy the right to tweak the laws through bona fide legislation to allow customary religious practices as was done to allow limited use of alcohol following the ratification of the eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
This Amendment shall become effective on the first day of the second month following its ratification by three quarters of the States.
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