POL 303 - POL 303 WEEK 3 DQ 1 ESTABLISHMENT AND EXERCISE OF RELIGION
Establishment and Exercise of Religion
Prepare: Read Chapters 6 and 7 in the course text and review the following video “A New Eden.”
Reflect: The lack of a national religion supported and established by the federal government has been hailed as one of the most important principles that ensure religious freedom in the United States. In addition, the ability to practice any religious or non-religious beliefs is equally applauded as a core tenant of religious freedom. , the debate over religious freedom continues throughout our nation.
Write: In your initial post of at least 250 words, utilize the Constitution, established case law, and scholarly sources to complete the following assignments:
- Describe one argument that claims separation of church and state is necessary to maintain religious freedom.
- Describe one argument that claims separation of church and state is not necessary to maintain religious freedom.
- Explain which argument is the most credible, reliable, and valid and why?